London: Gluttony Is On The Menu At This Art Exhibit

Here at Food Republic, we're always on the lookout for cool art works where food is the medium. Opening in London next week, UK artist Barnaby Barford's new show, Seven Deadly Sins, features ceramic wall sculptures made out of imagery that relates to each of the biblical no-nos: pride, avarice, envy, wrath, sloth, lust and, of course, gluttony. What represents gluttony in Barford's work?

Fast food or takeaway (as they say in the UK) menus are chopped up and given a ceramic glaze, then sculpted into alluring, floral shapes in Barford's exhibit for David Gill Galleries, which opens February 27 and runs through April 12. It's a colorful take on those rapidly disappearing paper menus that urbanites often find crammed into their mailboxes or slid under doors.

Barford takes a similarly clever yet minimalist approach to the other sins, employing shots of porn stars' faces to represent lust and imagery from the 2011 London riots to signify envy.

David Gill Galleries, 2-4 King Street, St. James's, London SW1Y 6QP,

Barnaby Barford's Seven Deadly Sins gallery show in London features fast food menus to represent gluttony.[/caption]
From a distance, the ceramic sculptures take on floral shapes. The show opens next week in London and runs through April 12.[/caption]