ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday April 2010
TASTE 2010: A Garden of Earthly Delights

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 10th, 7-10 pm

San Francisco – TASTE is an annual exhibit about food & food-related ideas that focuses on a different theme each year. This year’s theme is taking its inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch’s painting Garden of Earthly Delights, and the exhibition includes 26 artists interpreting this through drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, video, & installation.

Spring is a time for fantasies, fecundity, and a bounty born of the rain & earth. It carries with it a sense of celebration, illumination, & verdancy. Everything that has been waiting in the ground comes out & spills over. As in Bosch’s painting, there is a mystical force at work causing a co-mingling of the animal, vegetable, & human in nature. Eve has eaten of the apple – anything is possible. With the new decade comes the promise of more fruitful times, and this year’s TASTE event is serendipitously scheduled for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

In addition to the opening reception on April 10, and in conjunction with this exhibition, Root Division is hosting a ticketed event, TASTE 2010, on Thursday, April 22. This event features over 12 of the most creative local chefs & mixologists preparing food & cocktails onsite in our gallery. Visit our web site for more information.

Participating Artists: (Curators: Michelle Mansour & Jessica Wallen)

Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik
Elizabeth Cayne*
Miranda Currie
Adeleine Daysor
Chef Ray L. Duey, CEC
Amy M. Ho
Ruth Hodgins*
Rachael Jablo*
Dori Latman
Carrie Lederer
Hava Liberman
Elizabeth McClellan
Molly McCracken Kumar
Robert Minervini*
Billy Ocallaghan
Sean Olson
Erik Parra
Kit Rosenberg*
Tim Roseborough
Megan Seiter
Juliette Tinnus
Kristen van Diggelen
Keef Ward*
Carl Warner
Brian Wasson
Vanessa Woods
* Root Division Resident Artist

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 10th, 7-10 pm
Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $1-$20

Exhibition Dates: April 7th–24th, 2010
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays- Saturdays, 2-6 pm (or by appointment)

3175 17th Street (at South Van Ness & Shotwell), San Francisco, CA 94110 / 415.863.7668