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Eimear O'Connor's "Regrowth (III)," 2011 glass sculpture, is part of the "Occupying Potato" exhibit at the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, through Nov. 18, 2012.

'Occupying Potato' at Islip Art Museum

The potato is the world's most utilitarian vegetable. It's in that sense of tuber ubiquity that Lake Grove artist and itinerant teacher Jeffrey Allen Price curates "Occupying Potato: The Cult of the Potato 2012." Thirty artists from 12 countries occupy every gallery, gift-shop wall and hallway of the Islip Art Museum.

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The "Smaller Revolution" panel of Chad Woody's "Occupying Potato" triptych is part of the "Occupying Potato" exhibit at Islip Art Museum, East Islip, through Nov. 18, 2012.

Potato-costumed Paul McMahon with Soupy Sales is part
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Potato-costumed Paul McMahon with Soupy Sales is part of the "Occupying Potato" exhibit at Islip Art Museum, East Islip, through Nov. 18, 2012.

Italo Scanga's 1979 installation
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Italo Scanga's 1979 installation "Potato Famine #1" is part of the "Occupying Potato" exhibit at the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, through Nov. 18, 2012.

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Eimear O'Connor's
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Eimear O'Connor's "Regrowth (III)," 2011 glass sculpture, is part of the "Occupying Potato" exhibit at the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, through Nov. 18, 2012.

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"I Never Get Tired of Saying Potato," Jeffrey Allen Price's video installation, is part of the "Occupying Potato" exhibit at Islip Art Museum, East Islip, through Nov. 18, 2012.

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A "Potato Woman" still from Rika O'Hara's 2004 film "The Heart With No Place," which is part of the "Occupying Potato" exhibit at the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, through Nov. 18, 2012.

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A "Potato Woman" still from Rika O'Hara's 2004 film "The Heart With No Place," which is part of the "Occupying Potato" exhibit at the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, through Nov. 18, 2012.

A model of
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A model of "Phytophora Infestans," a model of Brian Tolle's 2009 design for the Irish Hunger Memorial, is part of the "Occupying Potato" exhibit at the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, through Nov. 18, 2012.

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