Sub-Zero/Wolf's showroom is housing the exhibit, "For the Love of Food Too," through Aug. 14. Kathy Yokouchi's "Grandma's House," an acrylic/watercolor, captures the important role of food in all cultures.
"For the Love of Food Too" dresses up the Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom -- that shiny glass building at the corner of Piikoi and King that sells upscale kitchen appliances -- with various works that celebrate food. It follows in the footsteps of last year's "For the Love of Food" art show.
This time, the show is rather small, and as was the case last year, much of the artwork are still lifes of citrus fruits and the like. Not the most thrilling pieces for the average Joe.
But there are a number of works that capture the universal spirit of the culinary experience. Kathy Yokouchi's reflective "Grandma's House," for instance, depicts a large, multigenerational family sitting together around an enormous table. It's an image that immediately becomes familiar to anyone who's been part of an extended family. Pamela Tagariello's "Tuscan Supper and Sunflowers" has a completely different feel to it, with its bright, cheery colors and sensual images. But it, too, captures the inviting, joyful quality that a good meal can provide.
"For the Love of Food Too" runs through Aug. 14 at the Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom, 938 Piikoi Ave. Showroom hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Call 597-1647 for more information.
Pamela Tagariello's collage with hand-dyed paper, "Fresh Catch of the Day," is among the works on display.
"Growing," by Fong Ling is a pastel.
Dieter Runge's oil on linen is titled "Three Grapefruits."
"Tuscan Supper and Sunflowers" by Pamela Tagariello is a festive piece. The artists created her works for the show in collage with hand-dye papers.