The first two issues of The Gourmand have been rich in the kind of imagery that not only appeals to the taste buds, but also ignites the imagination and makes the heartbeat flutter. So we’re excited to announce the acclaimed food, art and culture journal will be launching their debut exhibition at 18 Hewett Street from 21st February – 3rd March 2013.
The Gourmand Exhibition is an intimate showcase of limited edition prints especially commissioned for issues 00 and 01 of the publication. Gustav Almestål’s photographs depicting the sensual pleasure of food show how mundane foodstuffs such as butter or cheese can suddenly take on a very sensual edge. Robin Friend’s remarkable shots of crocodiles feeding capture the movement, power and ferocity of the creature. Contrast this with Paolo di Lucente’s quiet yet exquisite Edward Hopper-esque photographs of New York diners which depict empty scenes bursting with stories to tell. Other works in the exhibition include witty observational drawings from Paul Davis and a culinary homage to design movements of the 20th century by Jamie Brown and Luke Kirwan.
Individually the prints are outstanding works, but the installation, completed by a huge sculptural dining table designed by Jean Jullien, is very much more than the sum of its parts. In addition to the exhibition, around Jean’s dining table The Gourmand will be hosting a series of unique supper clubs in collaboration with a selection of renowned chefs inside the gallery space. Stay tuned for more information, and follow The Gourmand on Facebook for updates.
Editions of all the artwork on display at the exhibition will be available for purchase.
The Gourmand Exhibition
Exhibition: 21st February – 3rd March 2013
18 Hewett Street
London, EC2A 3NN