With intertwined vines, clusters of ripe fruit, dramatic chiaroscuro, and bold perspectives, Mia Brownell’s vibrant compositions simultaneously reference 17th-century still lifes of food and the coiling configurations of molecular imaging. These dynamic paintings reconsider the structures of DNA, amino acids, and protein chains as the architecture from which her food subjects emerge.
Located in the reception space where guests mingle and meet before meals, the Greenhouse Gallery exhibits the works of up-and-coming and established artists who work with culinary themes. Providing artists with a complimentary space to show their work not only enhances the overall ambience of the room during events, it’s also in keeping with the Foundation’s mission to celebrate, preserve, and nurture America’s culinary heritage and diversity. Past exhibits have featured mouthwatering food photography, romantic watercolors of mealtime still lifes, and exuberant mixed-media collages.