Chef Bob and I have always been proud to have pinch food design rooted in Chelsea, the heart of the New York art gallery scene. We find the neighborhood inspiring and constantly changing. Walking past the gallery windows inevitably affects our work … and we love that. We recently came across an installation that Gagosian did as part of Social work, a group exhibition curated by the newly appointed director / curator Antwaun Sargent, which focuses on the relationship between art, desires, identities and representation. What impressed us most was the collaboration between Diller Scofidio + Renfro and artist, activist, and founder of Just Above Midtown gallery Linda Goode Bryant on Are we really that different? – a fully functioning urban farm based on Goode Bryant’s work with Project EATS to respond to food justice issues. Vegetables and flowers are harvested every week and then hung on the gallery walls and ready to be eaten.
In her almost 50-year career, Linda Goode Bryant has taken on many roles: gallery owner, filmmaker, farmer, entrepreneur. She founded the gallery Just Above Midtown (1974–86), which will be the focus of an exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in autumn 2022. And with a bit of luck, Pinch will host the opening!
Social Works, curated by Antwaun Sargent, on view until September 11, 2021 at 555 West 24th Street, New York.
Photos by Brett Beyer.