Weekly discussions are set through Dec. 6

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University is hosting a unique exhibit of Portland artist M.K. Guth’s work. Inspired by Proust and a long history of artworks using and commenting on food, Guth has launched “MK Guth: When nothing else subsists, smell and taste remain.”

Using art to deepen conversation, the exhibit uses handmade books, sculpted serving pieces and utensils to materially propose and symbolize potential dinners inspired by art, music, places, relationships or milestones.

Like a number of Guth’s previous works, “When nothing else subsists, smell and taste remain” builds on a familiar setting for social interaction. This exhibit uses the fundamental act of sharing food as a framework.

The shared experience is scored, choreographed and orchestrated; books providing instructions and recipes join with objects for eating and serving to provide a script for future dinners. by: VERN UYETAKE - As part of Portland artist MK Guth's exhibit at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University, lunch discussions are being held each Thursday at noon. Topics focus on food and art.

A series of conversations hosted by the artist around the table at the Art Gym is scheduled at noon on Thursdays through Dec. 6. Space is limited to 12 at the table and 50 guests in an audience. The schedule includes these topics and guests:

  • Nov. 8 — Philip and Gayle Neuman discuss ancient, medieval and renaissance drinking songs
  • Nov. 15 — Crystal Baxley discusses food in art history
  • Nov. 29 — Stephanie Snyder discusses Daniel Spoerri and art and food
  • Dec. 6 — Dr. Patricia Allen discusses food systems and society.
  • To reserve a seat at either the table or in the audience, contact Terri Hopkins by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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