Edible Ephemera|Taste 2013 Preview

Event has passed (Sat Apr 13, 2013 - Sat Apr 13, 2013)
Root Division
7-10 pm


ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday, April 2013

Edible Ephemera|Taste 2013 Preview
Curator: Victoria Mara Heilweil
Second Saturday Reception: Saturday, April 13, 7-10pm

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Food can be seductive, nurturing or toxic, but it is always temporal. Edible, living things are always in flux. When growing food, the form changes over time from seed to plant, in cooking food we often combine and/or alter the physical state, and in digestion food becomes nutrients and waste materials. Food is not stable, and unless it has been transformed it will not last.

Edible Ephemera examines the fleeting temporal nature of food through works that utilize transmutation. Each artist uses ingestibles as initial source material, and then through processes such as alchemy, preservation and documentation transforms the state to one more permanent. This new state retains the essence of the original food while morphing into something new.


Lynne-Rachel Altman
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik
Victoria DeBlassie
Christine Elfman
Julia Goodman
Larissa Erin Greer
Adrienne Pao
Phil Ross
Paolo Salvagione
Leonard Suryajaya
Claudia Tennyson
Rene Yung

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 7-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 10-27, 2013
Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6 pm (or by appointment)

3175 17th Street (between South Van Ness & Shotwell)
San Francisco, CA 94110



Root Division is a visual arts non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission: Cultural Equity Grants, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Phyliis C. Wattis Foundation, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.

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