Acquired Taste at Cal State Fullerton

Sixpack Projects is proud to announce ACQUIRED TASTE: Food and the Art of Consumption, an exhibition curated by Alyssa Cordova & Heather Richards.

In fact, this show promises to be so good that we’ve created a whole website devoted to the exhibition! ACQUIRED TASTE opens October 29, 2011 at The Begovich Gallery on the campus of Cal State Fullerton.

For more details see below, and visit

ACQUIRED TASTE: Food and the Art of Consumption
October 29 – December 8, 2011
Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton

Saturday, October 29, 5-8 pm
Including special cooking demonstrations by Jonathan Dye and more!
(Also in the West Gallery Haze by Jeff Rau)

Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton
800 North State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA (just north of Nutwood Avenue)

Acquired Taste: Food and the Art of Consumption opens October 29, 2011 at the Cal State Fullerton Begovich Gallery. This exhibition features artists whose work focuses on food as subject matter or subtext. Artists chosen highlight our reciprocal relationship to food: what we consume, how we consume it and how it consumes us.

In recent years, the culinary arts have seen a rise in popularity through cable television cooking shows; increased public awareness of food politics; and the explosion of impassioned food movements such slow food, pop-up restaurants and gourmet food trucks. In Acquired Taste, visual artists use a variety of mediums to address the underlying issues surrounding food and consumption: Greg Stewart’s living sculptures and “Moveable Gardens” envision sustainable agriculture as both utopic and democratic; Jennifer Rubell’s playful, participatory work uses food as a vehicle for social interaction; and Dustin Wayne Harris’s “Cake Mixx” photographs offer a humorous, narrative take on first encounters. Artwork in the exhibition ranges from site-specific installations to sculpture and oil paintings.

In addition, curators Alyssa Cordova and Heather Richards are collaborating with local food enthusiasts to offer exciting programming and events: cooking demonstrations by chef Jonathan Dye; KCRW Good Food contributor Delilah Snell’s “Jam Van” of preserves and other goodies; lectures by featured artist-in-residence Greg Stewart, and more!

Artists include: Sita Bhaumik, Shannon Faseler, Dustin Wayne Harris, Pamela Johnson, Jennifer Knox, MyersBerg Studios, Mary Parisi, Justin Perricone, Victoria Reynolds, Jennifer Rubell, Stephen Shanabrook, Greg Stewart and Tattfoo Tan.

Accompanying Acquired Taste: Food and the Art of Consumption is a full-color exhibition catalog of artwork and essays slated to be published October/November 2011. Essayists include freelance writer and blogger Nicole Caruth (Contemporary Confections); art historian and blogger Megan Fizell (Feasting on Art); and Pulitzer prize-winning writer Jonathan Gold (LA Weekly, KCRW’s Good Food).

The Begovich Gallery is located in the Visual Arts Complex on the campus of California State University, Fullerton, at 800 North State College Blvd. The gallery is open to the public Monday – Thursday, 12-4pm. and Saturday 12-2pm; closed on Sundays and Fridays. Admission to the gallery is FREE for all, but day permits are required to park on campus during the week (click here for more info about campus parking). Acquired Taste will be on view October 29 – December 8, 2011. For more information contact the Art Gallery Office at 657.278.7750 or visit the gallery website

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