Eat Me Restaurant presents "Spiral" _ an exhibition that showcases Steven Simon's series of sculptures and photographs based on research into geometry in nature, such as structure, volume and space.
The very act of planting seeds, watching them grow, and observing how they develop structural form, reflects how Simon sees and thinks of shapes, textures and spiralling structures.
His materials and mould-making method capture the textured surfaces of flowers and vegetables that evoke spiral forms reminiscent of DNA spirals and galaxies.
Simon's exploration into structure and space builds on earlier work he did with coral reefs. Created from thousands of pieces of vibrantly painted pasta, these sculptures are facsimiles of living coral reefs.
Photographs of the reef sculptures complement the visual and tactile qualities in his castings of spiralling forms and textures. The combined installation of these images and his castings contrast with the solidity and impressive mass of Eat Me Restaurant, as the installation lightly embraces the walls. Steven Simon holds degrees in political science and sculpture and builds sculptures in a vast array of methods and media. He has supervised the sculpture lab at UCLA for over 25 years.
Spiral is on display at EatMeRestaurant from today until Feb 5. The opening party is tomorrow at 6pm. The restaurant is located on Convent Road (near Sala Daeng BTS) and is open daily from 3pm-1am. Call 02-238-0931.