Lactobacillus Amongus: Work by S.E. Nash
May 19 - June 25
Opening May 19th, 2017 6-9pm
PLUG Projects presents Lactobacillus Amongus, a show created by S.E. Nash, about sourdough. All of the sourdough starters in Kansas City* will be on view in a series of sculptures dedicated to and inspired by sourdough. The starters, along with their microbes, and accompanying feeding schedules, will become a living ingredient for the sculptures. Participants (the starter’s owners) will each bake with their starter for a closing potluck event May 25th. Nash received a grant from ArtsKC to fund the project and a series of workshops that will take place in conjunction with the show.
*that the artist could locate and collect
S.E. Nash is a visual artist and food fermentation experimentalist. The catalyst for creating sculptures that interact with vessels of fermented foods was a 2014 fermentation residency with Sandor Katz. Recent shows include They/ Them Their at Black Ball Projects and Thinking and Touching Time at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, NY. Nash will be featured in two forthcoming magazine publications involving art and food: Fermenting Feminism, edited by Lauren Fournier, and the first print edition of MOLD magazine.
Nash was born in Memphis, TN in 1980. They received an MFA in painting from Yale University in 2005 and a BFA in painting from the University of Tennessee in 2003. Nash is a Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident for the 2016-2017 year.