Film meets music meets…edible artwork? A multimedia, multisensory night in Bushwick.
Ever wonder what you get when you cross a restaurant, an art gallery and a concert hall? Look no further than Saturday night's Last Supper Salon, a restaurant/ art/performance/party at Bushwick's 3rd Ward studios.
It was a typically oddball affair: A woman in a head-to-toe fresh vegetable costume mingled with bearded urban farmers, who nibbled on hors d'ouevres that had been "re-routed" from a garbage can to a serving platter. The event, filled with an artsy-chic crowd, featured the work of 70-plus artists across the giant studio's main gallery, courtyard and front yard. Highlights included Glenda Reed's edible, lounge-able 12-foot "Bread Bed" in the center of the room, complete with a drawer full of butter; Shelly Sabel's Bloody Mary–flavored Virgin Mary Jell-O sculpture; and Jan Habrakan and Alissia Melka-Teichroew's miniature laser-cut ham sandwiches. Outside, A.Bonnel projected real-time video of people eating Mr. Softee in super-close-up mode, while Jen-N-Outlaw's Fish Fry Truck doled out catfish po'boys and fried pickles.
As the night went on, the Bloody Virgin Marys were sliced up and given out as samples ("Nothing like a little blasphemy," joked Sabel), the make-your-own junk-food art station was left a sticky mess, and the bread bed was slowly torn to bits. With a party like this, who says all artists have to be starving?
By Jamie Feldmar; photos by Natasha Ryan