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Taste 2008

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© courtesy of Root Division
Taste 2008
Curated by: Sarah Klein

1131 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
April 9th, 2008 - April 26th, 2008
Opening: April 12th, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.rootdivision.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
SOMA
EMAIL:  
info@rootdivision.org
PHONE:  
(415) 8633-7668
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 2-6 and by appointment

DESCRIPTION

Bite, chew, smell and savor as artists explore the meaning of food! Familiar foods like frosted cookies, sundaes and popsicles will go beyond their usual sugar coma to express desire, sex, domestic comforts, and other themes in the TASTE 2008 Exhibition at Root Division in April.

The 18 artists in the exhibition use the subject matter of food and many different mediums, both edible and not, to express the palatable, playful, and political. These artists ask us to pay attention to the food we eat and where it comes from, how we consume food as a culture, and the fantasies or desires associated with food.

Sarah Klein, in addition to being a curator, makes hand-drawn stop-motion animated and live-action videos, teaches cooking classes, and created a performance art series called the Bread Project. Her new work recently screened at the San Francisco Bay Area Children's Festival and the Exploratorium.