"I Love You". Peter Anton
UNIX Gallery presents I Love You by artist Peter Anton, a visual affirmation of the connection between art and our emotional needs and desires. Featuring new sculptural works inspired by delectable foods, I Love You marks the first solo exhibition at UNIX Gallery Madison, 1015 Madison Ave. New York, NY, on view from February 4 – March 9, 2016. An opening reception will be held in the Upper East Side gallery on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 6 – 8 PM.
Peter Anton is known for his uncanny ability to create art that can lure, charm, tease, disarm and surprise. He uses new sculpture techniques and materials to alter and overstate foods to give them new, delicious meanings. Anton employs humor, scale, irony, and intensity to make foods aesthetically pleasing and seductive in atypical ways. Viewers are faced with concepts of necessity and desire, stimulated by his subject matter.
“The gallery will be enveloped and embraced by a red, velvety cocoon of love and fanciful candies,” says Anton, whose larger-than-life, mixed-media sculptures of delectable sweets and savory foods will be displayed at various installations throughout the gallery. “It will have the [luscious] feeling of a French boudoir.” Admirers can engage in the heightened pleasures and sensual awareness of the artist’s sumptuous creations.
I Love You includes Anton’s monumental-sized, hyper-realistic boxes of chocolates, frozen treats, and other tempting “edibles.” His sculptures are crafted from carefully selected, manipulated materials, including resin, metal, wood, clay, and acrylic and oil paints. “With heightened color and exaggerated forms, my work promises the unattainable in life: ultimate satisfaction,” says Anton. “Food evokes a sense of well-being and is an important part of the special memories in our lives. I like to create art that can lure, charm, tease, disarm, and surprise. The sensual nature of the works stirs desire, passion, obsession, and indulgence. I activate the hunger people have for the things that give them pleasure.” Anton explores ways to activate the hunger the public has for pleasurable things and forces them to surrender to an innate, universal reverence for that which we consume.
Peter Anton lives and works in Connecticut.
"I Love You"
February 4 - March 9, 2016
1015 Madison Ave.
Opening Reception: February 4, 2016
6 - 8 PM