What: Closing reception and artist talk for A Sensory Feast
When: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 7:00–9:00 PM
Where: SOMArts Main Gallery
To answer your first question, YES, that is a giant wearable cheese costume on our friend in the pink tights. And for your second, YES, you too can wear it, but there is only one day left.
SOMArts Cultural Center and Kearny Street Workshop present the closing reception for A Sensory Feast, an immersive exhibition exploring the multisensory nature of food, art, and Asian American identity. This exhibition, a 2010/11 Commons Curatorial Residency recipient, is co-curated by Sita Bhaumik and Ellen Oh, Executive Director of Kearny Street Workshop (KSW), and features ten emerging Asian American artists, including Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Brandon Bigelow, Jean Chen, Kira Greene, Yosh Han, Amy M. Ho, Arthur Huang, Annie S. Koh, and National Bitter Melon Council (Jeremy Liu and Hiroko Kikuchi). Viewers will be enticed to use their five senses to interact with artworks encompassing olfactory installations, video art, painting, photography, taste, and participatory tactile soft sculpture.The work in this show tackles multifarious ideas and experiences of food; an inextricable part of every Asian culture. Food encompasses many layers of meanings, traditions and interpretations and the artists selected for this show investigate the nature of food through not only visual dimensions, but through sight, smell, touch and taste.
If you have yet to see this spectacular show, or if you want to come and engage the artists directly and grill them about their ganache, then don’t miss today’s event. Learn about the artists’ practices and what inspires them, with reception to follow.
Image Credit: Amy M. Ho’s Wearable Cheese Costume, fabric, 2010
Visit the KSW Press Page for more about the artists and their bios.
SOMArts exhibitions and events are FREE (unless otherwise advertised). Enter down long driveway. Street parking available and flat rate parking is accessible at Brannan & 8th St. SOMArts is within two blocks of the Muni lines number 12, 19, 27 and 47.
A Sensory Feast is made possible by the Fleishhacker Foundation and the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Commons Curatorial Residency program, with support from the Community Arts & Education program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.