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Monday, October 4, 2010

'Local Flavor': Fabric8 Mounts Food-Obsessed Group Show Friday

Posted By on Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 3:43 PM

The infamous Nomi from "Showgirls," rendered in real licorice by artist Jason Mecier. - JASON MECIER
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  • The infamous Nomi from "Showgirls," rendered in real licorice by artist Jason Mecier.
SFoodie's Tamara Palmer makes the leap from reporting to curating this week, with Friday's opening reception of the "Local Flavor" show at Mission gallery Fabric8. Palmer is collaborating with Fabric8 for the group show, which is devoted to the edible arts and fueled, naturally, by actual food.

Like 14-year-olds and stoners, artists over the centuries have been preoccupied with food, from the wild strawberries of Chardin to local artist Jason Mecier' Red Vines portraiture. "Much like visual art, food can either be easily taken for granted or thoroughly enjoyed as one of life's necessary luxuries," reads the press teaser for Local Flavor. "This exhibition takes the latter approach." The show's Bay Area artists include Mecier, Reuben Rude, Nome Edonna, Rachel Major, Romanowski, Dmitri SFC, Phokos, Andy Stattmiller, and Brandon Maddoc. The show ends Nov. 1.

Throughout the show, various mobile vendors and at least one restaurant will hold food events at Fabric8. Good Foods Catering, Soul Cocina, and Sweet Constructions are all on board.

Fabric8 Galleries: 3318 22nd St. (at Valencia), 647-5888. The opening reception for Local Flavor is Fri., Oct. 8, 7-10 p.m. Questions? E-mail Olivia Ongpin at

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