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The AGW Announces The Sandwich Project
Opens June 1 at 7 pm!

Left: Elizabeth Buset; Kill Your Heroes, 2016; oil on canvas, 60” x 72”; Courtesy of the Artist
Right: Chloe Wise; The Earl of Sandwich, 2015; oil paint, urethane and hardware, 11” x 9”; Courtesy of Hesty Leibtag Collection


The Sandwich Project
Curated by Jaclyn Meloche

In 2017, the AGW embarked on a two-year commitment to The Sandwich Project. Last year the project considered Old Sandwich Town (amalgamated with Windsor in 1935) and the notion that food is a vehicle through which to map history, and challenge gender stereotypes. In its second year, and considers how food is a metaphor for social and economic consciousness. In five exhibitions (Andy Warhol: Printed Food Matter; Andy Warhol: EAT; IAIN BAXTER&: &WICHTIME; The Contemporary Sandwich Shop; and Still Life: ‘Food’ for the Eye, Mind and Body), works about sandwiches, bread, pigs, cows, food labels, and restaurant culture offer a framework through which to contemplate the economy of food as well as how food informs social infrastructures. Through the themes of food sustainability, consumerism, and consumption, the exhibition considers the effects of food on a community, a culture’s economic growth, and the overall well-being of the body.

Andy Warhol: Printed Food Matter
Curated by Jaclyn Meloche

In Printed Food Matter, the iconic American Pop artist’s prints of “space” fruit, grapes, beef, fish, dishware, and soda labels from the 1970s and 1980s offer an important framework for new and timely conversations surrounding the sociopolitical consequences of food imagery vis-à-vis commercialization, consumption and commodification in visual culture and consumer culture. Through his commitment to repetition–the repetition of food, animals, icons, brand names, and slogans– Warhol created a visual language through which to critique the effects of mass cultural production. While commenting on the false assumptions being made by manufacturers and marketing firms, he too believed that through commodification, he could appeal and capitalize on the middle-class.

Andy Warhol: EAT
Curated by Jaclyn Meloche

EAT (1964) is a black-and-white, 45-minute silent film that frames the banality of eating. In collaboration with the American Pop artist, Robert Indiana, Warhol created a narrative in which Indiana slowly eats one single mushroom in what is now labeled a “Warholian minimalist classic.” Although tempted with a decadent buffet of food, a famished Indiana was only permitted to eat, very slowly the one item. Bordering on an act of voyeurism, the film instigates conversations surrounding desire and sexuality in avant-garde cinema. Through repeated acts of eating, biting, chewing and digesting, Warhol is flirting with the kinds of pleasure inherent within food through a seductive study of eating.

The Contemporary Sandwich Shop
Curated by Jaclyn Meloche

Showcasing eight artists, Elizabeth Buset, Chloe Wise, Kari Cholnoky, Aaron Moran, Shelley Niro, Sarah Beck, Rhonda Weppler, and Lynn Donoghue, this exhibition considers ideas surrounding the consumption and commodification of food through the lens of the contemporary consumer. Whether through painting, sculpture, or photography, the artists contemplate the ways in which the economics of food inform the human experience of meat, salt, preservatives, fast food and food naming. Reflecting on consumption, desirability, perception, and naming in relation to food, the artists’ appropriate material practices as vehicles to challenge contemporary ideologies about the food industry at large.

Curated by Jaclyn Meloche

IAIN BAXTER&’s photographs in this exhibition explore commercial relationships between art and food through bread. While an artist-in-residence in Rennes, France in 2008, the artist collaborated with a local bakery to create custom shaped and themed loaves of bread. However, in performative acts with the bread, such as surfing on an oversized baguette or golfing with a bread-covered golf club, BAXTER& proposes new functions for what is one of the most popular food items in the world–bread. By transcending the many connotations that are associated with bread, albeit economic, ethnographic, cultural or religious connotations the artist singles out the inherent sociability of bread and pokes fun at its universality.

Still Life: ‘Food’ for the Eye, Mind and Body
Curated by Christopher Finn

By expanding the framework for determining the “Still Life,” this exhibition investigates how the objects depicted refer to sociological, historical, economic, or life-style values embodied within the everyday. For thousands of years, images of food have existed as an art form. Within some ancient cultures, graphic renderings of food symbolized the nutritional sources that the human spirit needs. Drawn from the Art Gallery of Windsor’s collection, this selection of works from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century offers the viewer ‘food’ for thought, demonstrating how the still life tradition has been reconsidered as an expressive visual form in a variety of media.


June 1, 6 pm – 7 pm
Members-Only Tour!
Please join Jose Diaz, Chief Curator, The Andy Warhol Museum for a members-only private tour of Andy Warhol: Printed Food Matter and Andy Warhol: EAT. Become an AGW member today!
Fridays Live! Opening Reception to follow.

June 1: 7–10 pm
Fridays Live! Opening Reception for Spring / Summer 2018 Exhibitions
Enjoy music and a cash bar.
Admission: $15 Non-Members | FREE to AGW Members and children under 6

June 2, 1–3 pm
Panel Discussion: The Business of Food in Art
Panelists include Sarah Beck, Elizabeth Buset, Dr. Adam Lauder, and Dr. Robert Nelson. Panelists will reflect on how they depict food, theorize food, and engage with food in a material fashion.
Admission: $5 + general admission Non-Members | FREE to AGW Members

First Thursdays
The AGW offers extended hours on the first Thursday of the month with special programming.
The gallery will be open from 11am to 9 pm. See our website for details.

For more information contact Nicole McCabe at or 519-977-0013 ext. 134.
Regular Admission: $10 adult; $5 youth; $5.00 students; Free to AGW members
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