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'Art as Appetizer' to Close Beatrice Wood Show

The survey of Wood's work is part of Pacific Standard Time, which inspired fare to be cooked by popular Los Angeles food trucks Saturday at Bergamot Station.

'Art as Appetizer' to Close Beatrice Wood Show

For the closing day of "Beatrice Wood: Career Woman" exhibition Saturday at the , several popular Los Angeles-based food trucks will cook up custom dishes inspired by the works on view.

Global Soul, Pnut Butter Truck, Tailgate Truck, Smokin Willies Truck and Asian Cravings are slated to roll into the Bergamot Station at 11 a.m.

A big player in the Los Angeles culinary scene, numerous food trucks are participating in “meet-ups” to present special dishes inspired by the artwork inside Pacific Standard Time partner museums, including the Santa Monica Musuem of Art.

"Beatrice Wood: Career Woman" at the Santa Monica Museum of Art is a survey of the California artist featuring 100 pieces of her work.

Nicknamed the "Mama of Dada," Wood, who died at the age of 105 in 1998, was best known for her ceramics. 

The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time's Art in L.A. 1945–1980. It was designed by potter Adam Silverman, partner and studio director of Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles.

"Wood created a complex, thoughtful, and inexhaustible oeuvre, one that is equal parts narrative and form, equal parts poetry and wit," according to the Santa Monica Musuem of Art. "This exhibition will honor Wood’s indomitable spirit and dynamic artistic force, a pairing that produced a mature body of work that defines her importance as an artist."

"Art in L.A." opened in October to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene.

An artist who worked on both the East and West coasts and bridged gaps between areas as disparate as New York Dada and Southern California ceramics, Wood was venerable to the art scene and is a key player in the Pacific Standard Time project, according to the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

The Santa Monica Museum is at 2525 Michigan Ave. Donations of $5 are suggested for admission.

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