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Villeroy & Boch Artesano Provencal Lavender with Grapefruit (2019) by JP Terlizzi
Courtesy of the artist JP Terlizzi and Foto Relevance
Foto Relevance is thrilled to announce JP Terlizzi for a solo exhibition of his acclaimed series The Good Dishes. Filled with brilliant color, endless floral patterns, and elegantly composed fruits and vegetables, Terlizzi’s scrumptious still life works redefine traditional still life photography and offer a contemporary update to beloved tableware heirlooms. The Good Dishes will be on view at Foto Relevance from August 15 through September 25, 2020.
The Good Dishes is based on a practice both personal to Terlizzi and ubiquitous among families everywhere: the act of sitting down to a meal with a set of tableware reserved only for special occasions. Throughout Terlizzi’s childhood, his mother’s use of the ‘good dishes’ — dishes “that only she handled, only she washed, and only she hand-dried” — often meant that the priest was coming over for dinner. Meals served on those particular porcelain pieces were not just about the food being consumed, but were also about the social rituals and etiquette underlying the particular moment. In this manner, The Good Dishes further solidifies the inextricable relationship between food and memory.
Foto Relevance is open by appointment only. Please contact us to schedule an in-person viewing, typically available Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groups are limited to five, and face masks are required. [Organizer's description]