SAN ANTONIO, TX.- The San Antonio Museum of Art
will debut Culinary Delights: Photographs by David Halliday in the Focus Gallery opening to the public on Saturday, September 5, 2009. Culinary Delights: Photographs by David Halliday is being presented in conjunction with 2009 FotoSeptiembreUSA. The exhibition is organized by David S. Rubin, The Brown Foundation Curator of Contemporary Art. The exhibition will run through Sunday, February 21, 2010.
Culinary Delights features the photographs of nationally acclaimed photographer David Halliday, who lives and works in New Orleans , Louisiana . Born in Glen Cove New York in 1958, Halliday moved to New Orleans in the early 1990s to take a job as a chef. His keen eye for formal relationships steered him in a different direction, however, and since 1992 he has been exhibiting photographs of people, places, and things. Halliday’s early photographs are in a traditional format, mostly sepia-toned gelatin silver prints. More recently, he has been exploring digital color photography. Although he has produced many landscape and portrait images, this exhibition focuses on his still life compositions using food, an appropriate subject for an artist who began his career as a chef.
“I had the pleasure of working with David Halliday on his 2002 retrospective in New Orleans and am pleased to introduce his photographs to San Antonio . David has a knack for finding the classical beauty in everyday things, and through his lens, he is able to make time stand still. His exhibition will be the perfect antidote for a busy or overtaxing day,” noted Rubin.
In 2002, Halliday had a major retrospective of his work at the Contemporary Arts Center , New Orleans . His photographs are included in the collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.