Join us on Friday, January 24 from 6 to 8pm for the opening reception of Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity and Deborah Grant: Christ You Know it Ain't Easy!!. No RSVP needed.
In the Main Gallery and The Lab, Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the visualization and drawing practices of master chef Ferran Adrià. Notes on Creativity will emphasize the role of drawing in Adrià’s quest to understand creativity. His complex body of work positions the medium as both a philosophical tool—used to organize and convey knowledge, meaning, and signification-—as well as a physical object—used to synthesize over twenty years of innovation in the kitchen.
Presented in the Drawing Room, Deborah Grant: Christ You Know it Ain't Easy!! is an installation that will combine painting, drawing, and collage to recount the fictional meeting between African-American folk artist Mary A. Bell and renowned modernist painter Henri Matisse. For Christ You Know it Ain't Easy!!, which takes its title from the Lennon/McCartney song “The Ballad of John and Yoko,” Grant spent over two years researching primary documents including Mary Bell’s drawing and letters.
Image: Ferran Adrià, Plating Diagram. Ink on paper, 11x17 inches, Courtesy of elBullifoundation.