FOODshed, curated by Amy Lipton, was open through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY. ….Maybe it will travel?
Dr. Abushady and Annie (with Fahmy) in Benson (ca.1922). Photo courtesy of David and Peggy Sidebottom, Toronto, ONT and the Abushady Archive.
Piss & Vinegar (art and ferment) is a project by artist Joy Garnett for FOODshed, an exhibition of upstate/downstate New York artists who work with food and agriculture.
Piss & Vinegar (art and ferment) is an installation of artworks and foodworks that reflect the pioneering DIY industriousness of the artist’s maternal grandparents: Egyptian poet and beekeeper Dr. Ahmed Zaky Abushady and his English wife Annie (née Bamford). As steward of their archive, Garnett produces works that reflect its compelling intertwining narratives. The installation for FOODshed includes two limited edition prints based on images drawn from the archive; a batch of Garnett’s bottled home-fermented red wine vinegar, labeled with an adaptation of Dr. Abushady’s logo; and photo-documentation of both the Abushady’s apiaries and Garnett’s own DIY vinegar-making process.
FOODshed opens June 7 at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY. Read more about it on Garnett’s blog, NEWSgrist.