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Still Lives: Early Works by Sharon Core

8 May 2013 - 9 November 2014

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts



Overtoom Squaters 2  2001

Gift of the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection



     Sharon Core has worked with the subject of food in various forms for the past fifteen years - investigating its relationship to human behavior as well as its place in art history.  Presented in this exhibition are examples from Core's Eating and The Overtoom Squatters, two series that are among her earliest works.  In these photographs, she uses the subjects of food and eating as a way to transcend and meld seemingly opposing art historical genres and practices.

     The photographs that comprise Core's Eating and The Overtoom Squatters defy straightforward categorization; they are at once documentary photographs, portraits, and still lifes.  Core's exploration of subject matter and studio practice in these early series became the foundation for her later, internationally-acclaimed work in which she continues to push, question, and challenge the boundaries of photography. - Amber Smith, Curatorial Assistant for The Mint Museum 


Online Resources 


Selected Print Resources

  • Core, Sharon. Early American. Santa Fe, NM: Radius Books; New York, NY, 2012.




Created by Ellen Show, volunteer for the Mint Museum Library.