If Food Could Talk

Christal Perez

Opening 10.26.2019, 2-5pm

In the exhibition “If Food Could Talk,” Christal Perez interrogates the phenomenology of food, and delves into the subjectivities that cast a light upon the fetish of food and flesh. Situated within the realm of object-oriented ontology, the work privileges the subjectivity of food and memory of matter that makes up for instance Oscar Mayer bologna, menudo and other foods, to be able to begin to digest the entrails of auto-ethnography. In an archival impulse however, and a gesture edging on the precarity of the future, as well as highlighting the omission of other histories which are not told, she uses the media of the contemporary – the Foodsaver, in a mode of preservation, knowing all to well that bacteria and chemical processes will occur within the archival media and create a new history.

Christal Perez is a multimedia artist whose work is invested in deconstructing meta-narratives of history, philosophy and language. Her work commonly takes on the surrogacy of absurdity and banality, yet she uses it as a venture to disfigure the logic of postmodernity. She has shown at the Palos Verdes Art Center, Human Resources Los Angeles, USC Roski School of Art and Design, New Wight Gallery, The Reef and CalArts and has an upcoming show at the Box, Los Angeles on October and November 2019. She received her B.A. in Art from UCLA in 2019 and currently lives in Los Angeles.

organized by gloria galvez

Lawn Bowling 1939

Highland Park Heritage Trust in cooperation with Art In The Park presents:

Join us for an examination and celebration of Hermon’s historic Lawn Bowling clubhouse.


  • A discussion on the building’s architectural and social history, by architectural historian Alexandra Madsen (HPHT Vice President)
  • Lawn Bowling instruction and open Bocce Ball play in Hermon Park surrounding the clubhouse
  • Special 1939 inspired refreshments by local food artist Jasmine Sarp
  • Period inspired music by Art in the Park’s Community Band, directed by Logan Hone
  • A Lawn Bowling inspired art class for kids and adults

FREE and open to the public


Saturday October 12, 2019
(Inside Hermon Park, past the back tennis courts)

Support provided by the Hermon Neighborhood Council

Lawnbowling 1939 poster