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TASTE 2008 Exhibition at Root Division
Date Saturday April 12
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
3175 17th Street (at South Van Ness & Shotwell)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Event Type Other
Emailevents [at]
Phone 415.863.7668
Address3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

TASTE 2008 Exhibition
Curated by Sarah Klein
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12th, 7–10 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 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.

Artists include:
Ryan Alexiev
Beth Alice Cook
Julumarie Joy Cornista
Alan Disparte
Melissa Hutton
Hoyeon Olivia Im
Nanda Palmieri
Mary V. Marsh
Carolyn Mason
Megan McCready
Audifax Nodado
Laura Parker
Walter Robinson
Susan Lynn Smith
Claudia Tennyson
Tonya Solley Thorton
Hui-Ying Tsai
Thomas Wojak

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12th, 7–10 pm FREE
Exhibition Dates: April 9 - 26, 2008
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays, 12–4 p.m. (or by appointment)
TASTE 2008 Fundraising Event: Thursday, April 17th (Call for more info or tickets)

Root Division is an arts and arts education non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division acts as an ecosystem for artists in that we provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in the organization. While creating opportunities for individuals to develop both creatively & professionally, Root Division promotes creative expression and builds community through having these artists teach art in after school programs, lead adult education classes, and produce special events that showcase local emerging artists. It is in these connections between artistic exploration and public engagement that we spark the powerful synergy between personal inspiration and social change. Root Division is supported in part by grants from the San Francisco Foundation, the Walter & Elise Haas Sr Fund, and Grants for the Arts: Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund. The Second Saturday Exhibition Series is sponsored by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do not hesitate to contact Selene Foster at 415.863.7668 or events [at]
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