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Two Lumps: Fallen Fruit at the Salt Lake Art Center

by Austen Diamond
- Posted // 2011-05-03 - For the inaugural edition of Two Lumps, a periodic podcast over a cup of tea recorded live at The Beehive Tea Room, our guests are the Los Angeles-based artist collective known as Fallen Fruit—David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young—who will have an exhibition at the Salt Lake Art Center from June 11 to September 17.

Fallen Fruit has collaborated on fruit-related art projects around the world for more than seven years and. Their work lies in the area where art meets cultural anthropology. Beyond the plums we purchase at the store or cherry patterned aprons, fruit has powerful implications on our lives. like the symbology of the apple in the Garden of Eden or the Mormon pioneers carrying fruit tree seedlings to the west for self-reliance.

In this interview, the Fallen Fruit collective talks with us about the history of their work, the importance of fruit in Utah, curating this exhibition, collaborating with the general public and more.

Their call for fruit-related objects has been extended to May 16 by noon and the Art Center must receive them by May 15. Here’s how to get involved:

Please submit jpg photographs of your family fruit relics by email to fallenfruit@SLartcenter.org with a brief description of the object and its meaning. The submission materials may be recent or historic however, they must be able to be hand-delivered or sent by USPS or UPS to Salt Lake City by May 21st 2011. Please include your contact name, email, and preferred phone number. There is no limit to the jpg’s you may submit, and all pieces included in the exhibition will be insured by the Salt Lake Art Center, and returned to you at the conclusion of the exhibition. Visit SLArtCenter.org for more information.

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