Monday, November 28, 2011

Photo Recap: Bert Rodriguez's "A Meal I Make with My Mother" (Los Angeles)

Last week OH WOW Gallery hosted a one-night only performance by Bert Rodriguez that involves the act of preparation, serving, and consumption of a home-cooked, Cuban-style meal entitled "A Meal I Make with My Mother (Los Angeles)". Just as the title implies, the artist makes this dinner with his mother, a native of Cuba who worked as a cook in Miami for many years. The items employed in this performance – hotplates, cookware, and utensils. Previously performed at Frac Ile-de-France/Le Plateau in Paris, France, and at Lawrimore Projects in Seattle, Washington, this ongoing piece illuminates the poignancy and beauty of familial bonds through the simple act of cooking and eating together. We stopped by the gallery and had some of that amazing Cuban food...

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