We’ve long loved the art of Jason Mecier. Made from found objects including pills, candy, foodstuffs, and trash, his work puts him at the forefront of the queer celebrity portrait movement. I’ve not actually seen anyone else recognizing this as a movement but I tell you it is. Along with Jason, Wayne Hollowell, Rocky Helminski, Kev Clarke, Sina Sparrow, Wayne Moraghan, Mari Kasurinen – and, ehem, me – are all working with stars/celebrities as our subject, most if not all of us are queer. It’s a movement, darlings.
Jason’s had commissions from the stars themselves and used their own trash in his work. He’s also produced pieces where the medium was appropriate to the subject such as his seminal Kevin Bacon made out of bacon.
Jason Mecier’s latest exhibition is in one of Ethel’s favourite art mediums: marvel, darlings, at The Real Housewives of Macaroni.
Even the goddamn FRAMES are made out of noodles!
Jason has portrayed some of our fave hysterical, surgeried ladies in pasta and they look good enough to eat. Plus, his exhibition coincides with National Noodle Day (6 Oct) and National Pasta Day (17 Oct). What a way to celebrate.
So, if you’re San Francisco way, get yourselves down to Dog Eared Books Castro from 13th October through December. Now… Ethel’s got to go and get herself a big old plate of mac and cheese…
Real Housewives of Macaroni
New portraits by Jason Mecier
October – December 2016
Artist Reception Thursday Oct 13, 7- 9pm
Dog Eared Books Castro
489 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Open Every Day 10am – 10pm