Opening Night: ‘The Art of the Mushroom’ at The Compound Gallery

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“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.)


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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.

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#artofthemushroom at @thecompoundgallery opens tomorrow at 7 pm

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Michael Campbell


Martin Ontiveros


Chuck Sperry

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#thankyouforyourpatience #standingroomonly

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John Casey

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Wow, what a night! We had a line down the block! Thank you 🙏 to all those who patiently waited in line to come in (safety first!) All of the participating artists put so much work into their pieces and we know they appreciated your presence. We are so honored to show such a fantastic group of artists curated by @hifructosemag We had an amazing photo booth by @attayumfactory and Dante of @fireandicing made the most astounding cake inspired by the art of @naoto_hattori ! Check out Hi-Fructose feed for more photos of the cake. We will post more photos of the night soon and we will post all the shroom throne photobooth photos on our Facebook page. THANK YOU to Hi-Fructose Magazine! THANK YOU to all of you who came out to see the show (and to our far away followers)! THANK YOU Dante for your delicious cake! THANK YOU to all the participating artists! THANK YOU to all those who purchased to help support us and the artists! THANK YOU to our amazing Compound staff for all your help and amazing energy. We are so fortunate to have all of you help us bring art to our local community. We appreciate all of you! #artofthemushroom #artgallery #oakland #hifructose

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Robert Bowen