Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles
- PUBLISHED: January 2013
- SUBJECT LISTING: Art
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 88 Pages, 8.5 x 11 in, 49 color illus.
- ISBN: 9781887883085
Stocked documents the work of contemporary artists who take the grocery store and consumption of its products as their subjects. Much of their work candidly cites 1960s pop, but these artists also use strategies culled from minimalism, performance, documentary photography, and scientific taxonomy. Keen observers and clever humorists, they prompt us to pay attention to the items we purchase, the spaces in which we buy them, the people we encounter there, the cultural norms that inform our eating and shopping, and the often overlooked effects of our habits.