Sharon Core Photography: Love Potions for Sensual Souls

ArtTracker| If you’re lucky enough to live in New York, stop by the gallery of Hermes’ Madison Avenue store to view the spectacularly exquisite work of New Orlean’s born photographer Sharon Core until December 11, 2009.

For this exhibit of sixteen chromogenic prints entitled “Early American”, Core was inspired by late painter Raphaelle Pealle.

For the project, Core grew her own heirloom fruits, vegetables and flowers–and even collected glassware from the period–to better resemble those that grew and existed during Pealle’s time. The exhibit, curated by Corey Jacobs, is part of the Hermes Foundation’s efforts to aid the works of contemporary artists.See photos via WSJ Magazine

Last year, The Moment covered Sharon Core’s exhibit at Yancey Richardson Gallery. See more photos here; the two article aren’t repeats.

I’ve blogged Sharon Core’s earlier food photographs, always visually interesting but not drenched in sensuality as these photos are. Call “Early American” Love Potions for eyes and soul. Anne