The Stories of Food
Nancy Victor is pleased to present The Stories of food, a solo exhibition by Mary Dalton. Through drawing and printmaking, Dalton's work is informed and enthused by stories and personal life experiences, from teaching the homeless to working at London's renowned Borough Market. The response is often personal, sometimes political, inspiring her to produce abstract, intricate and often dark narratives. Dalton is not afraid to confront the darker side of our relationship with food letting her works throw new light onto our need for food consumption and the enigma's it can sometimes cause. Exhibiting alongside the works will be Dalton's first book, 'Embracing the Surplus and the Unwanted' and several textile pieces. Typeset by the award winning Whittington Press, the book contains numerous hand printed pages and illustrations focusing on our need and waste for food. The textile pieces are an extended canvas from the printing press, a second outcome for a larger narrative. The fragility of embroidery and disembodied figures play homage to and fully encapsulates the spirit of this exhibition and encourages us to think differently about the way we use food in daily life.