FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
The Art of Delicious

May 3 - May 24, 2019

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

CODA GALLERY PRESENTS
FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD: THE ART OF DELICIOUS

EXHIBITION: MAY 3-24
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 3, 5-8 P.M. 


PALM DESERT, CA — Ending its 2018-2019 season with a feast for the eyes, CODA Gallery offers Food Glorious Food: The Art of Delicious, May 3-24. The public is invited to whet their appetites at an opening reception on May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with El Paseo Art Walk/Palm Desert First Weekend. 

Everyone loves food, perhaps no more so than CODA Gallery artists, who offer us one of life’s great sybaritic pleasures without the need to “exercise away” the calories. And this group show gives us a flavor for the many ways food can be represented. 

California photographer Matthew Carden uses tiny toy figures to transform food into landscapes upon which his subjects recreate. His whimsical images include motorcyclists on green beans, man and horses on corn flakes, and skiers on white frosting. 

California oil painter Daryl Gortner similarly brings smiles to viewers’ faces. So it makes sense that her work elicits joy in visually enticing candy. And because she likes to bend perspectives, she paints her brightly hued treats in glass containers or cellophane wrappers. 

Specializing in raku ceramics, California’s Karen Shapiro could stock your pantry with her faux line of well-known branded packaged foods. Her inventory includes everything from bottled condiments to boxed gelatin to canned pet food. 

Another California ceramicist, Betty Spindler celebrates America’s iconic fare: hot dogs with squirted rows of mustard and other trimmings, popcorn in red-and-white-striped movie cartons, and soft-swirl vanilla ice cream in a wafer cone. 

Veering from the pop-culture spin and style of the foregoing artists, oil painter Alexander Sheversky of Moldova summons up the discipline of classical composition with stemmed cherries in an antique silver bowl, dramatically isolated against a black backdrop. 

Utah artist David Dornan’s cherries, on the other hand, have been spilled onto a tabletop — like sparkling, unmounted gems — making us crave an ice cream sundae to top. His bite-sized lemon tart with a wave of browned meringue could easily masquerade on a tiered tray of pastries. 

Another Utah artist, Silvia Davis sculpts a chocolaty layer cake with an exotic wood “ganache” (and graciously includes a precut wedge ready to serve!). Smaller, colored-wood sweets of various shapes fill to the brim a candy-vending machine. 

It could be said that CODA Gallery is exhibiting good taste as it celebrates another successful season on Palm Desert’s El Paseo shopping, dining, and public art-lined boulevard. 

After more than 30 years in business, CODA remains a vibrant presence on the Coachella Valley’s arts and culture scene and welcomes visitors during normal business hours throughout the summer. 

 

Perfect Match II Jamie Perry
Perfect Match II
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
SOLD
 
Ice Cream Social Bruce Cody
Ice Cream Social
Oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches
$4,200  
City Lights Bruce Cody
City Lights
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 inches
$7,400  
Corner Conversation_ Rainy Night Bruce Cody
Corner Conversation, Rainy Night
Oil on canvas
26 x 36 inches
$6,800  
Grapes to Go Ray Hare
Grapes to Go
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 84 inches
SOLD
 
849 Michael Steirnagle
849
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches
$3,600  
Waiter Abstraction Michael Steirnagle
Waiter Abstraction
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches
$3,900  
Diner Delights Daryl Gortner
Diner Delights
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches
$3,500  
Delightfully Sweet Daryl Gortner
Delightfully Sweet
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
SOLD
 
Simply Irresistible Daryl Gortner
Simply Irresistible
Oil on board
48 x 36 inches
$12,000  
Three Pears Chris Young
Three Pears
Oil on panel
20 x 23 inches
$7,500  
Bread and Water Chris Young
Bread and Water
Oil on board
32 x 36 inches
$8,000  
White Wine Matthew Carden
White Wine
Archival print in plexiglass
24 x 30 inches
$1,350  
Chocolate Cake Matthew Carden
Chocolate Cake
Archival print in plexiglass
24 x 30 inches
$1,350  
Scuba Wine Dives Matthew Carden
Scuba Wine Dives
Archival print in plexiglass
23.5 x 33 inches
SOLD
 
Sprinkles Matthew Carden
Sprinkles
Archival print in plexiglass
24 x 30 inches
$1,350  
Criss Cross David Dornan
Criss Cross
Oil on canvas
21 x 20 inches
SOLD
 
Two of Four David Dornan
Two of Four
Oil on canvas
20 x 21 inches
$2,800  
Pastry I David Dornan
Pastry I
Oil on canvas
14.25 x 16.5 inches
$1,800  
Cherries in a Bowl Alexander Sheversky
Cherries in a Bowl
Oil on canvas
35.75 x 47.75 inches
$8,900  
Acorn Gum Ball Machine Wendy Chidester
Acorn Gum Ball Machine
Oil on canvas
22 x 20 inches
 
Ford Gum Branded Wendy Chidester
Ford Gum Branded
Oil on canvas
22 x 20 inches
 
Try Some One Cent Wendy Chidester
Try Some One Cent
Oil on canvas
22 x 20 inches
 
Ball Gum One Cent Wendy Chidester
Ball Gum One Cent
Oil on canvas
22 x 20 inches
 
I Knew I Loved You Brett Hammond
I Knew I Loved You
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
SOLD
 
Hangry Brett Hammond
Hangry
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 inches
$6,700  
Blork Todd Gray
Blork
Acrylic on wood
79 x 30 x 30 inches
$18,500  
Movie Popcorn Large Betty Spindler
Movie Popcorn Large
Ceramic
13 x 8 x 8 inches
$1,650  
Regular Hot Dog Betty Spindler
Regular Hot Dog
Ceramic
2.5 x 8.5 x 3.5 inches
$850  
Booty Silvia Davis
Booty
Wood
58 x 17 x 17 inches
SOLD
 
Ambrosia Silvia Davis
Ambrosia
Exotic Hardwoods
12 x 12 x 18 inches
SOLD
 
Frosting Silvia Davis
Frosting
Wood
18 x 12 inches
$2,500  
Skippy Peanut Butter Jar Karen Shapiro
Skippy Peanut Butter Jar
Raku ceramic
10 x 8 x 8 inches
$1,150  
Hot Tamales Box with 6 Candies Karen Shapiro
Hot Tamales Box with 6 Candies Wall Sculpture
Raku ceramic
11.5 x 28 x 3 inches
SOLD
 
Heinz Ketchup Bottle Karen Shapiro
Heinz Ketchup Bottle
Raku ceramic
20 x 7 x 7 inches
$1,400  
Grey Poupon Jar Karen Shapiro
Grey Poupon Jar
Raku ceramic
9 x 8 x 8 inches
$1,150  
Best Foods Mayo Jar Karen Shapiro
Best Foods Mayo Jar
Raku ceramic
12 x 8 x 8 inches
$1,300  
Jell-O Box Karen Shapiro
Jell-O Box
Raku ceramic
12.5 x 14.75 x 4.5 inches
$1,650  
Carnation Milk Carton Karen Shapiro
Carnation Milk Carton
Raku ceramic
18.25 x 6.5 x 8.5 inches
$2,100  
Worcestershire Sauce Bottle Karen Shapiro
Worcestershire Sauce Bottle
Raku ceramic
19 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches
SOLD
 
Pacifico Beer Bottle Karen Shapiro
Pacifico Beer Bottle
Raku ceramic
22.5 x 6 x 6 inches
$1,700  
Caviar Tin Karen Shapiro
Caviar Tin
Raku ceramic
4 x 12 x 12 inches
SOLD
 
Starbucks Coffee Cup Karen Shapiro
Starbucks Coffee Cup
Raku ceramic
13.5 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches
$1,500  
Coke Can Karen Shapiro
Coke Can
Raku ceramic
13.5 x 8 x 8 inches
$1,300