Jerry Takigawa: False Food focuses on discovery, sustainability, and action in design. Presented in the form of fine art photography and text which is significantly informed by the artist's profession as a graphic designer. The exhibition provides food for thought by asking visitors, "What does responsible design mean?" and, "Can photographs be graphic design without text?"
Notes artist Jerry Takigawa, “False Food is a metaphor for survival. While the albatross are deceived by plastic, mistaking it for food, we humans are deceived by consumerism—mistaking material goods for sustenance. In our universe, separation is an illusion. Everything is connected. Plastic is forever. To take the tragedy of ocean pollution and create beauty represents a mindset needed for survival. I believe aesthetics keeps the story alive. We face a myriad of impending disasters and the sooner we can begin imagining better, the better our chances for survival.”
This exhibition is made possible thanks to the special contributions of Jerry Takigawa, Topher Delaney, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Exhibitions and programs generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.