In any industry, turnover is inevitable. But when you’re the only original employee left after the span of a year or so, something’s up.
Longtime Kreuzberg dishwasher and artist Matt Foote decided to paint portraits of his ever-changing coworkers over the span of a year and a half to have something to remember them by.
He ended up with 70 portraits in all and was the only original employee that made it through to the end. Now these works of art will be on display and for sale for less than a cup of coffee costs.
Foote’s exhibit “You Still Work Here?” will feature 38 portraits of his coworkers and will be on display at The Bunker on 810 Orcutt Road in San Luis Obispo on Thursday, March 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Customers can pay whatever they think each piece is worth, with a minimum fee of $1. Each customer can buy up to three portraits.
The one-night show is also a fundraiser for an upcoming film. Foote is throwing this show to help raise money for an independent film about the underground art scene. He and several former classmates from the Cuesta College broadcasting department will be shooting the film Dirty Sunshine from March through May.
The show will be the first day of shooting for the film. So lucky art show attendees just might end up as a background extra in the first scene of the film.