Project Description

September 23 – November 3, 2018
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 12-5pm and By Appointment
Curated by Blake Shell

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present Culinaria (Art + Food + Community), an exhibition and series of dinners during the fall of 2018, which relaunches the past Disjecta Culinaria dinner program. Culinaria (Art + Food + Community) pairs artists and chefs to create unique community events, providing opportunities for collaboration, creative risk-taking, and the exchange of new ideas between two very different creative realms.

Curated by Blake Shell, the exhibition explores the intersection of art, food, and community, including work by artists Jodie Cavalier and MK Guth, Nanda D’Agostino, Julie Green, Ben Sanders, Manu Torres, and Jessie Weitzel. Featuring painting, sculpture, photography of floral arrangements, video projections, site-specific installations, and a new art bar, Culinaria transforms Disjecta Contemporary Art Center into a dynamic dining room where food serves as an entry point into ideas of camaraderie, consumption, sustainability, politics, and exchange.  In addition to the fall exhibition dinner and event pairings of Cavalier/Guth with chef Jason French, D’Agostino with chef Carlo LaMagna, Green with chef Johanna Ware, and Sanders with bartender Leah Brown; Manu Torres and Jessie Weitzel will be included in future Culinaria events in 2019.

Culinaria (Art + Food + Community) received support from The Ford Family Foundation. Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is supported by the Regional Art and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, the Oregon Community Foundation, and the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation. Other business and individuals donated funding to this project. Thank you to everyone for your generosity.

Dinners and Openings

Saturday September 22, 6 – 9pm
Culinaria Opening: Drinks by Leah Brown (Angel Face), new Art Bar by Ben Sanders
Free and open to the public, Cash bar, All Ages
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Saturday, October 6, Seatings for 20 people at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm
Culinaria: Julie Green and Johanna Ware (Smallwares)
Inside the Julie Green dining room of handmade wallpaper at Disjecta
$145, $120 Disjecta Supporter price
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Saturday, October 13, Seatings for 30 people at 6pm and 8pm
Culinaria: Fernanda D’Agostino and Carlo LaMagna (Clyde Common, Magna)
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
$145, $120 Disjecta Supporter price
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Sunday, October 21, 3-8pm
Culinaria: Jodie Cavalier, MK Guth, and Jason French (Ned Ludd) at Camp Colton
A Meal at Camp: Engaging the Elements
Held at the beautiful Camp Colton (shuttle priced separately)
Dress for walking outdoors in Oregon in October!
$175, $150 Disjecta Supporter price
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Price for all three dinners – $425, $375 Disjecta Supporter price