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Supermarket Aisle: A Sonic Exhibition Tour

Gladys Barker Grauer, Saturday Morning, 1981. Wax resist, 26 1/2 x 37 inches. Courtesy of Gallery Aferro, Newark.

Taking a counter-clockwise tour of the Main Gallery, the next section of Feast & Famine feels like a supermarket aisle. This area prompts the viewer to consider the history, politics, and labor of the food supply chain. Here we see, for example, a box of produce, a slaughtered carcass, engineered sweet treats, the family tree of logos/ brands of packaged food, a black & white photo of empty food shelves. Sound familiar? These 12 songs were selected to consider the overlooked, the most essential elements and people holding together the most critical infrastructure: food access.
Enjoy the curated sounds of Supermarket Aisle on our Spotify.
  1. Installation Photograph: Art Paxton, 2019.
  2. Chris Thorson, Boxed In (Harvest Fresh), 2012. Oil paint, acrylic paint, polymerized gypsum, bronze, found cardboard box, 10 1/2 x 14 x 20 inches.
  3. Installation Photograph: Luisa Pinzon, 2019.
    Tamara Kostianovsky, What it Once Was, 2011. Discarded clothing, metal hooks, chains, 61 1/2 x 23 x 20 1/2 inches.

4. Installation Photograph: Luisa Pinzon, 2019.

5. Non/Food (Sean Raspet and Lucy Chinen), Nonbar Prototype Two, 2017. Algae blend from Lemna and Spirulina, prebiotic tapioca fiber, organic sunflower oil, palm-free glycerine, roasted black sesame seeds, organic sunflower lecithin, sodium alginate (binder from seaweed), calcium lactate, antioxidant blend from citric acid, malic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin c) and mixed tocopherols (vitamin e), natural and artificial flavors, monk fruit, 1 /12 x 4 1/2 x 1/4 inches.

6. Divya Mehra, Eating Right for Your Type (bad taste =< poor taste), ca. 2015/2019. Chocolate bar, 2 x 5 inches each.
7. Installation Photograph: Luisa Pinzon, 2019.
Divya Mehra, Modernity at Large (othering the Other), 2015. Candy hearts, 5/8 x 1/2 inches each.


8. Installation Photograph: Luisa Pinzon, 2019.

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