Solitary confinement, food, high end design, prisoners on death-row, final meals, twenty-four hours, and fifty days. It sounds like the subplot for a quirky action film yet instead it’s actually an artistic collision of the senses, represented through beautiful one-of-a-kind hand drawn art.
“50 foods in 50 days” is CJ Hendry’s newest collection and it’s a bold endeavour for an artist who continues to deliver the unexpected.
Time has placed zero artistic boundaries on quality. The fact that each piece is completed in a 24 hour time frame is truly amazing.
The realness of each piece can bring about a reminiscence of a time or place in which a food held personal significance.
Contextually it’s a far more relevant way of connecting art lovers with art and it adds a theatrical element to the art viewing experience.
What began with the question “if you were a death-row prisoner, what would your final meal be?”, resulted in CJ being confined to a room for 50 days straight. Jailed by her own artistic ambitions in order to complete the ambitious task at hand.
This was the birth of ’50 foods in 50 days’ and so far 48 of the 50 artworks have already been sold. - David Mousa.
CJ’s Melbourne exhibition is expected to be a completely different experience to her highly successful Sydney show in Dec, 2014. It opens March 27 in Melbourne and will be active for three weeks. In the mean time for those who want a taste of the collection visit CJ’s Instagram page @cj_hendry and for purchasing enquiries [email protected]
A New York show is planned for Summer 2015. Cj Hendry is exclusively represented by thecoolhunter.