Hope this finds you well. This coming Tuesday, October 18th @ 7pm I'll be lecturing about Take me to the apple breeder at the cookbook, a boutique grocer in Echo Park to an intimate group, sharing the sculptures and photographs in person.
Also happy to report that I am a FT visiting artist at CalArts this semester and continuing on as a visiting artist at Art Center in the Spring. Selections from Apple Breeder will be featured in January at Wignall Museum, Chaffey College and at Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis. Happy apple crunching this Fall.
JESSICA RATH, TAKE ME TO THE APPLE BREEDER & APPLE SHADOW @ cookbook, Tuesday, October 18 @ 7 pm, free
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Acting as an aesthetic liaison between food scientists and the public, Los Angeles-based artist Jessica Rath has created Take me to the apple breeder, a collaborative project with Cornell University's Plant Genetics Resource Unit in Geneva, NY, the living laboratory famously referred to as the "Noah's ark of orchards" in Michael Pollan's Botany of Desire. Jessica will share her porcelain sculptures of these endangered apples and Apple Shadow, a photographic series capturing the extreme architecture of new apple breeds.
We will also sample local See Canyon Orchard apples, including many rare varieties cultivated in their special cold climate canyon near San Luis Obispo, CA: sheepnose, fryberg, tydeman late orange, winesap, melrose, & empire with camembert, baguettes & sparkling wine!