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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Check Out Saturday's Preview of Root Division's Bosch-Themed TASTE!

Posted By on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 10:33 AM

click to enlarge Mmmm, Bosch-y.
  • Mmmm, Bosch-y.
This year, Root Division's TASTE! exhibition ― an event that historically hinges on food-centric themes ― will take its inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch's painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights." Called a depiction of "erotic derangement" by writer Peter S. Beagle, the triptych's central frame explodes with male and female nudes, fantasy creatures, outlandish plants, luscious fruits, and more symbols than an episode of Lost. When we were 16, it was the stoniest thing we'd ever seen. We would pore over it with a magnifying glass. Twenty-six artists are participating in TASTE! this year, contributing photography, collage, painting, drawing, sculpture, and video projects. There's a free preview and reception this Saturday, but the main event goes down in two weeks. With Beretta, Bourbon and Branch, Tacolicious, and other guests handling the food, ticket-buyers should eat well ― at least a lot better than those demons tearing up human flesh way over on the right panel. Details after the jump.

Event details:

TASTE! at Root Division

Date: Preview on Sat., April 10, 7-10 p.m.; the main event's Sat., April 22, 7:30-10:30 p.m.; the exhibit runs now through Sat., April 24

Location: 3175 17th St. (at South Van Ness), 863-7668

Cost: Saturday's preview is free; the gala (a fundraiser to benefit art classes for Bay Area youth) costs $70

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