BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE
in collaboration with
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CULTURE AND ARTS- MEXICO, TIJUANA CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS OF SAN DIEGO
presents a solo exhibition by
PURE HEDONISM. HEDONISM PURE.
BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE / BERGAMOT STATION ARTS CENTER
2525 MICHIGAN AVE, SANTA MONICA
Exhibition curated by Deborah Klochko & Marisa Caichiolo.
Castro invites prominent chefs of Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico, Javier Plascencia, Ryan Steyn, Drew Deckman, Karla Navarro, Giannina Galvadon, Bianca Castro, Monica Palafox and Hugo D’Acosta among others to pose in a series of photographs creating a gratifyingly tense dialogue about human nature.
“The creative impulse is universal whether one is cooking or making a photograph.”
“Castro delights us with this body of work about hedonism/self indulgence, pleasure and self gratification. He deftly illustrates how sensual and decadent the creative act of cooking can be, through the connection to every aspect of our lives. From birth to death to table, he makes us feel skin upon skin, the fat in her fire, the salt on the tongue....”