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Artist Peter Anton is putting food on a serious pedestal at NYC’s UNIX Gallery, now through May 9. “Foodhist Temple” is an installation made up of realistic-looking, large-scale sculptures of cake, sushi, pizza, donuts and even a strip of bacon. As visitors enter the gallery, they are asked to remove their shoes; kneeling pillows are placed on the floor around the artwork. “The temple will be a place of meditation, peace, and happiness — a shrine devoted to the celebration of food and life,” Anton says in the show’s press release. Check out more photos from the installation below, and if you’re in NYC or will be soon, go to the gallery and bow down to food. 

UNIX New York, 532 W. 24th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-209-1572; unixgallery.com

Peter Anton uses new sculpture techniques and materials to alter and overstate foods to give them new meanings.

Anton’s “Sushi Sampler”

Anton’s “Yellow Cake”

Concerned with craft as much as concept, Anton carefully renders each detail of his sculptures, down to the last sugar crystal.

The show will be on view at New York’s UNIX Gallery until May 9.