Frederic Lebain's Chocolate-Covered Art

The artist’s reception for photographer Frederic Lebain at the Clampart Gallery in Manhattan last night was sweet. I’m talking about the pictures, not the usual Thursday night Chelsea crowd. Lebain’s latest work features objects that have been airbrushed with chocolate, then carefully lit and photographed against a chocolate-covered backdrop. Cute, right? But these pictures are more than just empty visual calories.

The artist's reception for photographer Frederic Lebain at the Clampart Gallery in Manhattan last night was sweet. I'm talking about the pictures, not the usual Thursday night Chelsea crowd. Lebain's latest work features objects that have been airbrushed with chocolate, then carefully lit and photographed against a chocolate-covered backdrop. Cute, right? But these pictures are more than just empty visual calories.