I saw this fun Bacon and Egg Flag proudly displayed in the booth for Roni Sue Chocolates at the Great Big Bacon Picnic this past weekend. I think it’s from one of the southwestern states, but I forget which one. If anyone knows please leave it in the comments!
Foodie-ism ascends to a higher plane at Peter Anton’s The Foodhist Temple, up now at Unix Gallery. For this sensorally-immersive exhibit, Unix has transformed itself into a red-walled sanctuary displaying objects of adoration in the form of larger-than life sculptures of decadent food items. A Cheeseburger Deluxe Platter, several brimming Boxes of Chocolates and a mammoth Chocolate Layer Cake on a Pedestal are among the righteous treats nestled amid a plush-carpeted shrine, complete with dimmed lighting, New Age mediation music, lit candles and fresh flowers. Visitors are asked to remove their shoes upon entering.
As an aside, the carpet feels amazing against street-weary stocking feet.
Cake Worshipers at Foodhist Temple Opening Reception
To facilitate a blissful worship experience, pillows and rugs are scattered across the gallery/temple floor, so that devotees can comfortably prostrate themselves before the Food Idol of their choice. At The Foodhist Temple, Believers can relax, reflect, and achieve a heightened awareness of the importance of food and all of its pleasures.
Entire Box of Chocolates About Equal to the Height of a Person
The hyper-realist detail in these monumental sculptures — which Anton crafted using wood, metal, resin, clay, and both acrylic and oil paints — is extraordinary.
Gallery View With The Foodhist Faithful
Achieve a State of Egg-Stacy!
Visitors will pass by this little shrine on the way to the two smaller, rear galleries. There, you will encounter:
Still More Boxed Chocolates! They Seem to Radiate a State of Enlightened Bliss!
At The Foodhist Temple, all are Welcome.
Peter Anton’s The Foodhist Temple will be on Exhibit Through May 9th, 2015 at Unix Gallery, Located at 532 West 24th, in the Chelsea Gallery District.
It’s easy to look super fashionable for spring and still stay on your diet when you wear these eye-catching Bacon Bracelets. Designed by Gary Simpson, made by Jules13art and sold in sets of two by our crafty pals over at Etsy for the odd price of $13.56. Fried egg ring sold separately.