Mary Ellen Johnson Shows Her Lifelike Food Paintings in Soho

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"Big Chocolate Eclair" by Mary Ellen Johnson

When she worked on a painting of a cupcake, she had 20 extra desserts lying around as temptation. "It's an emotional attachment, when the food is presented so beautifully on billboards. There's a possibility of perfection."

Johnson uses these intimate portraits of food to explore a personal relationship with food, and the psychological associations everyone has with the way they eat. To her, these images evoke nostalgia, comfort, longing, and a sense of idealism. Not to mention, they make any mouth water.

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"Big S'mores" by Mary Ellen Johnson

The show debuts on Saturday evening, and is Johnson's first solo show in New York. To see more of her work visit her website.

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Location Info


O.K. Harris Gallery

383 Broadway, New York, NY

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