Louis K. Meisel Gallery is pleased to announce Food for Thought, an exhibition of Realist works that celebrate subjects that are sweet and savory. Curated by the food photographer Susan Meisel, this show features nearly 150 small artworks by 50 plus artists.
Showcasing a variety of media, these artworks explore the theme of food in ways that are both overt and unexpected, all while speaking to flavors, scents and tastes. From sculptures of discarded food packaging by Thomas Pfannerstill to the vibrant paintings of Dylan’s candy by Roberto Bernardi, this exhibition presents a contemporary take on the subject of food. While some artists in the exhibition approach food itself as an object, as Tjalf Sparnaay does with his representations of larger-than-life golden eggs, others explore the theme of food as it occurs situationally around us. Cityscape painters, Robert Gniewek, Don Jacot, and Hisaya Taira capture signage, storefronts and restaurants that offer glimpses into our experiences with food and dining. Meanwhile, photographer Charles Bremer takes yet another approach, as he captures imagery of growing edible plants. Collectively, these artworks provide an interesting visual spectrum that sheds light on contemporary food culture.
Over the course of the past year, Susan Meisel worked diligently alongside independent curator Emily Raimondi to assemble Food for Thought, a follow-up to their wildly successful exhibition Size Doesn’t Matter (2016). Meisel’s experience with art and food is vast, as she is a life-long artist, photographer and chef. Her food photography is most prominently known through her two recent books published by Rizzoli: Shop, Cook, Eat New York (2016) and New York Sweets (2013).
Food for Thought will be on view from February 28th to March 30th at 141 Prince Street in New York. An artist reception will be held on Thursday, February 28th from 6 to 8pm.