This Friday at Fecal Face Dot Gallery, artist couple Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock will open “Edible Complex,” a solo show that examines the contradictions in our society’s relationship to food. In a city like San Francisco — where many people consider themselves “foodies” and the slow food movement is in full bloom — the economic disparities that prevent many people from having access to healthy food are not always apparent to those living comfortable lifestyles.
Plock and Tunstall’s works subtly hints at the ironies embedded in the way we eat. Ghostly hamburgers float behind unsuspecting, slender heroines. Severed limbs are tucked into taco shells with all the fixings, surprisingly dainty despite their morbidness. Plock and Tunstall invited me into their studio, where I was able to take a peak at their individual and collaborative new works, play with their cats and admire the artistic endeavors of their three-year-old son, Brixton. Take a look at some photos from the visit.