JP Terlizzi: The Good Dishes

4411 Montrose Boulevard, Suite C Houston, TX 77006
  • Presented By: Foto Relevance
  • Dates: August 15, 2020 - September 25, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Foto Relevance
  • Address: 4411 Montrose Boulevard, Suite C
  • Phone: (713) 505-1499
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Admission: Free
  • Free Admission: Yes

Foto Relevance is thrilled to announce JP Terlizzi for a solo exhibition of his acclaimed series The Good Dishes. Filled with brilliant color, endless floral patterns, and elegantly composed fruits and vegetables, Terlizzi’s scrumptious still life works offer a contemporary update to beloved tableware heirlooms. The Good Dishes is based on a practice both personal to Terlizzi and ubiquitous among families everywhere: the act of sitting down to a meal with a set of tableware reserved only for special occasions. Throughout Terlizzi’s childhood, his mother’s use of the ‘good dishes’ — dishes “that only she handled, only she washed, and only she hand-dried” — often meant that the priest was coming over for dinner. Meals served on those particular porcelain pieces were not just about the food being consumed, but were also about the social rituals and etiquette underlying the particular moment. In this manner, The Good Dishes further solidifies the inextricable relationship between food and memory.The exhibition will run from August 15th through September 25th, 2020, and will be open by appointment only. Please contact the gallery (713-505-1499 or to schedule an in-person viewing, typically available Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.

Note: Foto Relevance is open by appointment only. Face masks are required, and groups are limited to 5. To schedule an appointment, please contact us via email ( or phone (713 505-1499). In the meantime, we are available online at Artsy, 1stdibs, and Instagram

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