June 6 – October 18, 2020
In this playful exhibition, viewers will be amazed by Peter Anton’s oversized hyper-realistic sculptures of food. Giant chocolates, melting ice cream confections, and other treats will tempt the eye and stimulate thoughts (and appetites!). The Connecticut-based Anton, who has been reproducing large-scale sweets in art since the 1990s, is interested in the range of meanings and emotions held by food, and its appeal to the senses. As the artist states, he uses humor, scale, irony, and intensity to “lure, charm, tease, disarm, and surprise.” Focusing here on temperature, fire, and ice, Anton considers climate change and the effects on food.