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Lucy May - 300 Pounds of Heavenly Joy

Lucy May, 300 Pounds of Heavenly Joy
WW Gallery
1st December - 29th January 2012





Lucy May has described Three Hundred Pounds of Heavenly Joy as “a wry celebration of that iconic symbol of low culture, the doner kebab.”

This signifier of bad taste and low culture is displayed majestically, as one would usually encounter it in the window of a take away in its’ full glory. The urge to touch the surface is overwhelming, but how many times have you recoiled walking past a kebab shop window? Three Hundred Pounds of Heavenly Joy reveals a tension between high art and vulgarity; becoming a hybrid of materiality and decorative style; simultaneously seductive and grotesque.