‘Potluck’ at Hashimoto Contemporary Relishes the Joy of Gathering — Colossal

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‘Potluck’ at Hashimoto Contemporary Relishes the Joy of Gathering — Colossal



February 7, 2024

Grace Ebert

an angry black dog licks an oyster, lemon, and fish at the tip of its tongue

Alexis Trice, “The Taste of a Memory” (2024). All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission

At Hashimoto Contemporary’s Los Angeles gallery, there’s more than enough to go around. Nearly 50 artists have contributed to Potluck, a group exhibition opening this week that celebrates the joys, comforts, and disgusts of sharing a meal.

From paintings and drawings to ceramics to crochet, the show encompasses a wide array of tastes and preferences, presenting dozens of works that speak to eating and communal gatherings across cultures. Included are pieces by several artists previously featured on Colossal, including Lou Benesch, Liz Flores, Sara Hagale, Seonna Hong, and Kate Jenkins.

Potluck is now in its fourth iteration and on view from February 10 to March 2.


a woman with long black hair holds a basket of oranges while a green parrot rests on her shoulder

Bianca Foratori, “Cesta De Laranjas” (2023)

a portrait of a person wearing a patterned dress with halved pomegranates and leaves. their head is cut off the top

Carmen McNall, “Pomegranates #4” (2024)

a painting of a sliced layer cake with stripes of white and yellow

Jess Ackerman, “Yellow Cake”

a blue and white plate with silver fork and knife on either side. on top is a crocheted piece of toast with crocheted greens, crocheted lemon, and crocheted sardine

Kate Jenkins, “Sardines on Toast (Willow Pattern Plate)” (2022)

a white plate painted with blue animals and foliage

Lou Benesch, “Gather and Grow” (2024)

small drawn characters carry olives to stockpile

Sara Hagale, “Stockpile” (2024)

a painting of two women smelling oranges with a sliced watermelon on the table in front of them

Seonna Hong, “Oranges and Watermelon” (2024)

a golden grab sculpture opens to reveal a tiny ecosystem with an eel and coral inside

Shannon Taylor, “Crab Dip (Eel)” (2024)

a ceramic figure wearing a blue bathing suit holds half a watermelon

Taylor Lee, “Sharing Slices” (2024)



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