Thursday, April 14, 2011

Art opening: The Kitchen Goddess

Posted on Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 4:00 AM

click to enlarge Rebecca Coffey lends herself to fellow visual artist Suchil Coffman-Guerra's recurring performace-based exhibit The Kitchen Goddess
  • Rebecca Coffey lends herself to fellow visual artist Suchil Coffman-Guerra's recurring performace-based exhibit The Kitchen Goddess
Critic's Pick Release Date: 2011-04-14

The “happy home” of the 1950s gets reconstructed in Suchil Coffman-Guerra’s performance-based exhibit The Kitchen Goddess, which the SA native debuted in 2005 at Colorado’s Women’s Caucus for Art. For the 2011 version of her project, Coffman-Guerra collaborates with an array of “kitchen poets,” visual artist Rebecca Coffey (as a “secretly frustrated housewife” whose recipes typically include canned pineapple and cream of mushroom soup), and “The Magic Chef” (who’ll serve up an “edible installation”) in an interactive episode rooted in food, fabric, and ’50s-era femininity. Free, 5:30-8:30pm, Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 383-9723, bihlhausarts.org, retrokitchengoddess.blogspot.com.

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