“Hi-Fructose Presents: The Art of the Mushroom” made its debut with a packed reception at The Compound Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 20. The hundreds of attendees lining up were able to enjoy the ’shroom throne and a cake crafted by Dante Nuno of FIRE and ICING Cakes, Cookies, Confections (above). (The dessert was based on the work of Japanese painter Naoto Hattori, one of the show’s participating artists. (See our previous previews of the shows here and here.)
The show runs Dec. 9 at the Oakland gallery, and in the meantime, special events are ahead, including a curator talk. (Folks can once again ride the “Cradle of Life” ‘shroom throne at those outings.) See more snaps and videos from the reception below.