Food has often been depicted in art, but a new exhibition at Reuben Colley Fine Art on Colmore Row in Birmingham City centre from 27th June until the 30th July takes the ancient tradition of still life and lets it meet the modern phenomenon of pop art.
Artists turn their hands to food in all its glory from fresh fruit to fondant fancies, fried eggs and Belgian buns to Bowels of spaghetti to make a colourful and light-hearted exhibition.
Artists such as Danny Howes, Horace Panter, Rick Garland, Mark Lippett and Cameron Gait have each brought their own unique talent and style to this engaging subject.
‘Asparagus with tissue paper’ by Rick Garland.
Colmore Business District’s annual two-day Food Festival will take place in Victoria Square, Birmingham on 8 and 9 July 2016. The event attracts tens of thousands of visitors and is an integral part of the city’s cultural and culinary calendars.
‘Food’ has been mounted to coincide with the Colmore Food Festival and looks a stunning and interestingly foodie exhibition. Reuben Colley Fine Arts will have a stall at the festiva in Victoria Square.
During the Festival, they will also be launching a permanent collection of our outstanding signed limited editions at Purnell’s Bistro in Newhall Street.
Buns and cakes:
Danny Howes’ classical still life painting.
Ice cream van at a British sea side captured by Horace Panter.
Spaghetti in a bowl Renaissance inspired by Cameron Gait.
Buns depicted by Mark Godwin.
Chocolate wrappers by Danny Howes, memories of childhood.
So when two of my favourite things food and Art merge, what’s not too like.
Check out the exhibition until the 30th July.
Thanks for reading,
Reuben Colley Fine Art, 85-89 Colmore Road, Birmingham, B3 2BB.
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Colmore Food Festival is from July 8th-9th in Victoria Square.
All images from the exhibition.