L.A. Heat: Recap

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LA Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, is an art exhibition exploring the impact of Sriracha and Tapatio in Los Angeles. The exhibit included a curated selection of artwork from artists of diverse backgrounds who are passionate and reflective about notions of identity, community, and foodways.

Sriracha and Tapatio hot sauces are two examples of the recent homegrown all-American condiments that have dramatically impacted American cuisine. The rise in popularity of these condiments signifies an increase in Asian and Latino populations living in the US and especially in Los Angeles after the passing of the Immigration and Nationality Act in 1965. In 1971, Mexican immigrant Jose-Luis Saavedra, Sr., started Tapatio Hot Sauce, a unique combination of red chili peppers, spices and a hint of garlic, in a warehouse in Maywood, California. David Tran, an immigrant from Vietnam of Chinese ancestry, started making Thai-inspired Sriracha sauce blended fromchili peppers, vinegar, garlic in small shop in Los Angeles Chinatown in 1983. In large American cities everywhere, both Sriracha and Tapatio contend to rival Heinz Ketchup and French’s mustard as the all-American condiment for the Y-Generation, for these hot sauces have become interwoven into the American cultural fabric and thus becoming an ubiquitous condiment in American cuisine.

So now that you have a little background of the exhibit, I won’t hold back and show you some of what I thought were some real L.A. Heat in the show. No particular order just as I saw it walking into the museum, enjoy. LA_Heatprints

Sandra Low

Sandra Low

Werc chile

Werc chile

Werc1

Werc1

Clayton-Bros

Clayton-Bros

Slick (mask)

Slick (mask)

Slick (cans)

Slick (cans)

Slick (print)

Slick (print)

Patrick_Martinez-w-David-Tran

Patrick_Martinez-w-CEO/Founder_David-Tran

dinner
Henry_Taylor

Henry_Taylor

Phung_Huynh

Phung_Huynh

Eye_one

Eye_one

Nery_Gabriel_Lemus

Nery_Gabriel_Lemus

Sket

Sket

Sketracha

Sketracha

Michael_Massenburg

Michael_Massenburg

Michael_C_Hsiung

Michael_C_Hsiung

Ganjin_Fujita

Ganjin_Fujita

Kwanchai_Moriya

Kwanchai_Moriya

Trinh_Mai

Trinh_Mai

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L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments

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LA Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, is an art exhibition exploring the impact of Sriracha and Tapatio in Los Angeles. The exhibit will include a curated selection of artwork from artists of diverse backgrounds who are passionate and reflective about notions of identity, community, and foodways.

Sriracha and Tapatio hot sauces are two examples of the recent homegrown all-American condiments that have dramatically impacted American cuisine. The rise in popularity of these condiments signifies an increase in Asian and Latino populations living in the US and especially in Los Angeles after the passing of the Immigration and Nationality Act in 1965. In 1971, Mexican immigrant Jose-Luis Saavedra, Sr., started Tapatio Hot Sauce, a unique combination of red chili peppers, spices and a hint of garlic, in a warehouse in Maywood, California. David Tran, an immigrant from Vietnam of Chinese ancestry, started making Thai-inspired Sriracha sauce blended fromchili peppers, vinegar, garlic in small shop in Los Angeles Chinatown in 1983. In large American cities everywhere, both Sriracha and Tapatio contend to rival Heinz Ketchup and French’s mustard as the all-American condiment for the Y-Generation, for these hot sauces have become interwoven into the American cultural fabric and thus becoming an ubiquitous condiment in American cuisine.

Participating artists in the exhibition include:

Edith Beaucage
Erik Benjamins
Audrey Chan
Ching Ching Cheng
Dave Chung
Chris Christion
Clayton Brothers
Eye One
Gajin Fujita
Daniel Gonzalez
Patrick “Pato” Hebert
Michael Hsiung
Phung Huynh
Tomo Isoyama
Nery Gabriel Lemus
Sandra Low
Trinh Mai
Patrick Martinez
Michael Massenburg
Kwanchai Moriya
Jose Ramirez
Yoshie Sakai
Jose Sarinana
Sand One
Shark Toof
Sket
Slick
Henry Taylor
Werc

Opening Reception on March 13, 2014!

6 p.m.–7 p.m. Members only*

7 p.m.–9 p.m. General public

*RSVP required for members-only event. All are welcome to the general public session. Members may bring one guest during the members-only portion of the evening.

To RSVP call (213) 485-8567 or e-mail rsvp@camla.org with the subject heading “LA Heat Reception” by Monday, March 10.
Image above by Daniel Gonzalez, 2013.

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“THE GIFT OF PUBLIC ART”
Features 200 feet of public art by:
Shepard Fairey | Ezra | Zender | Swan | Felix | Marcel “SEL” Blanco | Haunted Euth | Tfail | Heaven | John Carr | Wheatpeace | Jaber | ENIKONE | Mars Bravo | Gianni Arone | Jake Hendrix Hakim | Catalina Bolivar and more.

Opening Reception TONIGHT Saturday December 14th
from 6pm-12am at Cypress Village Tunnel

Located across the street from Antigua Cultural Coffee House
3400 N. Figueroa St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90065

The Smallest Printing Company

The latest project of The Letterproeftuin. A mobile printing installation for small posters and books. Since 2013. Part of the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival Chaumont 2013.1

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