THE TASTE OF COLOR
Upon walking into the space, guests are greeted with what appears to be a series of minimalist paintings. Each piece, latex paint on birch panel, consists of a pair of colors. The panels unhooked from the wall to create a table top, the painting extending out into the space. A selection of hand-made ceramic plates with corresponding color pairings are arranged for guests to choose from. A slice of that color cake is served on the plate with the intention of being eaten at the corresponding table. With no labels or menu, guests order by way of color, rather than taste and are encouraged to share what flavor they think the cake is... questioning whether color does impact our idea of flavor or not. This was a first version of the project installed for Open Studios on October 10th, 2015 at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha for the Future of Food Residency. Photos thanks to Molly Shirazi.