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We can all sink our teeth into the subject of food. A universal requirement of life, it’s what many of us plan each day around: Gathering, cooking, breaking bread together and eating are all essential and sometimes sensual human actions. But food has its dark side, too, when we think about where it comes from or why we consume too much of it. So the photographs chosen by juror David Bram for Food: A Photographic Exhibition, a show opening today at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, are not confined by what Bram would call a literal, one-word description; they are not photos of food, per se. Instead, the show’s fifty images create complex and thought-provoking windows into the ways we think about food.

Case in point: Julia Kozerski’s untitled image of a nude, overweight woman standing with her head bowed in front of an open refrigerator. It’s Bram’s choice for Best in Show; honorable mention went to Lydia Panas for three portraits of people holding food, including a startling one of a man with a pig’s head in his arms. Other images explore the sensual imagery in food or depict food in still-life forms that range from painterly to just plain funny.

The show opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.; in keeping with the theme, there will be a food truck, cupcake cart and coffee stand to handle any incipient hunger pangs. Bram will be present at a second reception on October 7. Food runs through October 15 at C4FAP, 400 North College Avenue in Fort Collins; for information, visit www.c4fap.org or call 1-970-224-1010.
Sept. 2-Oct. 15, 2011

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