We would like to personally invite you to a brunch at GRIN on Saturday, April 18th from 1-3PM. Organized and presented by Lauren Tedeschi, this brunch, featuring pleinwares - ceramic vessels for eating en plein air, intends to hybridize the pleasure of viewing art and the pleasure of eating within the space of a gallery. Please join us for an afternoon of food, drink and live music.
Pleinwares are a response to individual and mobile eating - they are meant to be functional up to a point. Like cousins of tableware and eating utensils, the ceramic pieces promote eating as a mobile experience using the body as the mealspace, freeing the user from the table. The form language was gathered from flexible vessels, pouches and pockets, in hopes of inserting the properties afforded by wearable things into ceramic material. In mobile eating scenarios the user can move freely with pleinware, while also calling upon the experience of a plated course in a ceramic dish. The design questions material and form choices in tableware, asking the user to participate in a new mealspace between temporary and permanent. Pleinware - a bow to street food and a nod to fine dining.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit grinprovidence.com/mealspaceproject.