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Black Feast - WW Gallery

Exhibition preview

FOR ONE night only (December 18, 2012), WW Gallery is presenting Black Feast, an exhibition of recent works by Lucy May and Jessica Herrington.

Inspired by a feast depicted in Joris- Karl Huysmans’ novel Against Nature, Black Feast is an exploration of food, sculpture, luxury and decadence.

From black-rimmed plates they ate turtle soup and Russian rye bread, ripe Turkish olives, caviar, salted mullet-roe, smoked Frankfurt black puddings, game in gravies the colour of liquorice and boot-blacking truffled sauces, chocolate caramel creams, plum puddings, nectarines, preserved fruits, mulberries and heart-cherries; from dark coloured glasses they drank the wines of Limagne and Rousillon, of Tenedoes, Val de Peñas and Oporto, and, after the coffee and the walnut cordial they enjoyed kvass, porters and stouts.

Lucy May (b.1982 in Malaysia) lives and works in London. Her work brings together the Baroque, anatomical and kitsch in sensual and fantastical sculptures. Decorative form is given centre stage in a defiant statement against ‘good taste’.

Jessica Herrington (b.1985 in Australia) also lives and works in London. Her work explores concepts of preciousness, value and excess. She works primarily in sculpture and installation, and often brings scientific methods into her approach.

Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm .

WW Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8DX