ABOUT THE WORK
Jim Denevan will create a new kind of earth sculpture in the form of monumental wooden table on the beach. The table is a perfect circle that seats 360 people around it but may also move and be rearranged to take the form of an arc or of half of an infinity sign. The forms of the table highlight archetypal symbols of transformation and the cyclical form of life and death and rebirth. The table will place host to a number of guest chefs as well as artist / chef collaborations and other culinary moments that highlight the relationship between food and ritual, communion, feasting and fasting, the multiple ways that we can convene and congregate around the act of breaking bread and sharing a meal.
Jim Denevan creates temporary drawings on sand, earth, and ice that are eventually erased by waves and weather. These drawings range in scale from smaller beach compositions to large scale land works the size of a city which have taken place all over the world. Jim's work has been exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Vancouver Sculpture Biennial 2010, MoMA/PS1, The Museum of Arts and Design, Parrish Art Museum, Peabody Essex Museum and Laguna Art Museum. Jim is also well known as the founder of the traveling culinary feast Outstanding in the Field.
Jim Denevan was born in 1961. He lives and works in Santa Cruz, California.