1650 Gallery presents:
Juried Photography Exhibition:
THE TASTY ART OF FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011
7:30 - 10:30pm
1650 Gallery Juried Photography Exhibition
EAT ME: THE TASTY ART OF FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Food has been glorified and demonized, deified and sanitized, but through it all food gets photographed -- a lot! Second only to the female form as a favorite subject, food remains our constant companion and a sensory, perhaps even sensual, sidekick to our collective photographic psyche.
From the fine art photos of Edward Weston's peppers and the frozen food portraits of Irving Penn, to the repressed sexuality of beer, spirits and soft drink photography in advertising, to the ubiquitous "serving suggestion" images of industrial product photography, or even the "eat me now" snapshots of food bloggers and Facebook, culinary photography surrounds us both literally and figuratively, and is, we feel, ripe for artistic exploration (exploitation?).
This Month, just in time for Thanksgiving (a food porn bacchanal if ever there was one!), 1650 explores EAT ME and the frontiers of food photography.
Irving Penn Loves to Eat