Hot FudgeFebruary 11 - March 14, 2011




fabric8 and Local 303 are pleased to present Hot Fudge, a group show featuring new works by artists Josh Ellingson, Matt Delight, Dave Garvey, and Jason Dryg, known collectively as the Local 303.


The name of the exhibition, Hot Fudge, can be fraught with pretext, innuendo, and suggestive imagery – or it can just be about chocolate goodness. The Hot Fudge Show was also an early morning children's educational television program in the 1970s, which Dave Garvey watched regularly, therefore affecting his current approach to life, death, sex, rebirth, hopes, dreams, and artistic style. In the end, Hot Fudge lies somewhere between a hot mess and an ice cream sundae.


The Local 303 is a collection of artists – currently Dave Garvey, Matt DeLight, Jason Dryg, and founder Josh Ellingson – that for many years shared a studio in Suite 303 of an old mayonnaise factory.


Josh Ellingson is a San Francisco-based artist and illustrator whose work is shown locally, worldwide, and once even in space. He most recently created a cartoon-based campaign for BART.


Jason Dryg is a local artist with little interest in politics or current affairs, but can usually tell you the name of that guy in that movie you saw. He cites mid-century modern as his prime influence, but really he just means cartoons.


Dave Garvey's images are often based on his childhood experiences, observations of human nature, and the beauty of the world around him.


Matt DeLight is a tall man of weird principle.

Hot Fudge was on exhibit from February 11 through March 14, 2011 at fabric8, 3318 22nd Street, San Francisco.