Foto Relevance presents JP Terlizzi: "The Good Dishes" opening day
Foto Relevance will present a solo exhibition featuring JP Terlizzi's acclaimed series, "The Good Dishes." Filled with brilliant color, endless floral patterns, and elegantly composed fruits and vegetables, Terlizzi’s scrumptious still life works offer a contemporary update to beloved tableware heirlooms.
"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.
The exhibition will remain on display through September 25, and will be open by appointment only. Groups are limited to five, with masks mandatory for all guests and staff. Please call or email the gallery to schedule an in-person viewing, typically available Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.