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Picnic in the Museum
Jul 23, 2016 – 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Have a family picnic in the rotunda! We’ll loan you a basket stuffed with a special blanket, games, and activities. Plus, enjoy bonus live entertainment and purchase a box lunch to munch on. Free with general admission.
Thank you to our partner Christopher Reynolds.
Christopher Reynolds (b. 1982, Laguna Beach, CA USA) received his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts and his BA in Fine Art at the University of Southern California. Reynolds’ current body of work examines relationships with food. More specifically, he investigates the relationship to ourselves and each other with food as the catalyst. His work includes sculpture, installation, photography, video, and performance to demonstrate who we are through what we eat and how we eat it. Reynolds’ installations, designed to inflict visceral responses of hunger, satiation, pleasure, and pain, challenge the viewer’s perception of food as merely a means of sustenance. Instead, Reynolds pushes his participating audience to understand the significance and socially-constructed power of food that molds our cultural, political, and economic positions in this world. As a previous member of the Wilmington-based art collective Slanguage, Reynolds has exhibited at MOCA, LACMA, and LAXART. He was included in Around the Table: Food Creativity, Community at the San Jose Museum of Art, Mexicali Biennial 13 at the Vincent Price Art Museum. He exhibited solo and duo projects at the Skirball Cultural Center and Thank You For Coming. Reynolds lives and works in Los Angeles where he teaches at both Irvine Valley College and Long Beach City College.