Monday, March 16, 2009

Delicious: The Art of Food

Can it be? People going crazy over a painting of asparagus or a few simple lemons? That’s what it was like yesterday when I checked out the new “Delicious” exhibit at STUDIO Gallery in San Francisco's Polk Gulch neighborhood.

STUDIO started in 2003 on Polk Street and recently moved to a larger space across the street. But even the larger space could barely fit the crowds gathered for the opening reception of the Delicious exhibit. The place was packed when I arrived in the afternoon.

It probably didn't hurt that they were serving free drinks and a healthy spread of gallery munchies.

In the back busy describing his cheese spreads to art-loving foodies was Ray Bair of Cheese Plus, which is a few blocks away from the gallery. Ray offered up three types of cheese spreads that he normally sells at his stores. I loved them all, including one with ale.

Here are a few shots of some of the interesting works of art on display. (All of the original art are for sale as well.)

You can view more images of the artwork from the exhibit here. Or you can just get yourself to STUDIO and catch the exhibit, which runs until April 12.

STUDIO Gallery, 1815 Polk St. (between Washington and Jackson), San Francisco. PH: 415.931.3130.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post, I can't wait to see it for myself.

Passionate Eater said...

I hope that spread of food wasn't a part of an art display! Just kidding, but I know that I would probably accidentally eat art!

Carolyn Jung said...

Those fake cupcakes are so cute! Though, I think I still prefer Kara's REAL cupcakes. ;)

foodhoe said...

A long time ago, I worked at an art gallery and I remember how free food and drink could really draw a crowd. That looks like a fun exhibit.

Chef Ben said...

PE, I don't think anyone got confused about the food spread that was edible. However, I thought it was funny that they had to label the trash can "trash" so people knew they could dispose of their plates, etc., and not feel guilty that they were dumping on someone's "art." LOL.

Carolyn, I so agree. Especially Kara's peanut butter and chocolate cupcake .... mmmm, so good. ;-)

Foodhoe, yeah, free food is always a draw, especially when it's good stuff.

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