The Gourmand Exhibition

Food magazine The Gourmand has quickly garnered a reputation as a purveyor of arts and culture in relation to food, rather then just a vessel for gawping at food porn – although it is this too.

By Gustaav Almeståls
By Gustaav Almeståls

Two issues in and an aesthetic has emerged that will now be celebrated in a new exhibition starting this week.

By Jamie Brown and Luke Kirwan
By Jamie Brown and Luke Kirwan

Limited-edition prints have been made up from the commissioned food photography, which at the food-porn end of the spectrum see the likes of Gustaav Almestål’s photographs portraying humble foodstuffs like butter and cheese as sensual objects.

By Robin Friend
By Robin Friend

The Gourmand gamut stretches to Robin Friend’s shots of crocodiles feeding, and Paolo di Lucente’s Edward Hopper-esque photographs of late-night New York diners.

By Paolo di Lucente
By Paolo di Lucente

Observational drawings from Paul Davis have been included, and culinary homages to design movements of the 20th-century which have been reinterpreted by Jamie Brown and Luke Kirwan as foodie illustrations.

By Jamie Brown and Luke Kirwan
By Jamie Brown and Luke Kirwan

Meanwhile a sculptural dining table designed by Jean Jullien will be installed and, not wanting to miss the obvious opportunity, The Gourmand will be hosting a series of ‘supper clubs’ with different chefs inside the gallery.

By Thibaud Herem
By Thibaud Herem

The Gourmand is edited by David Lane & Marina Tweed and art directed by David Lane.

By Jean Jullien
By Jean Jullien

The Gourmand Exhibition will take place at 18 Hewett Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3NN, from 21 February-3 March. For more on The Gourmand visit thegourmand.co.uk.

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