One day Gravel was wandering through our old neck of the woods in search of the video transfer place when he came across a window with his name in glitter and neon stretched across the glass. He came into Gravel & Gold thinking that perhaps a long lost cousin had started a mysterious tiny enterprise, and who was this Gold character? We’ve been friends since.
Mark Andrew Gravel is a conceptual artist working with urban and agrarian foodways. His bean-based temporary restaurant happenings and media projects move fluidly between social sculpture, relational aesthetics, urban intervention and cultural production and seek to transform social spaces as a means to engage society with the sensual, emotional, moral and economic values of eating. Mark currently lives and works between Brooklyn NY and San Francisco CA.