Monday, July 11, 2005

"The Genealogy of the Supermarket"

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"In Nina Katchadourian's world, the Jolly Green Giant is married to the Indian maiden on Land O' Lakes butter and Little Debbie is sister to the Charmin baby. Mr. Clean and the Brawny Man are now partners and have adopted the Gerber Baby. Katchadourian recently offered these revelations in ''The Genealogy of the Supermarket,'' her 30-foot-wide wall installation displaying an imaginative family tree of American grocery-store icons at the Sara Meltzer Gallery in Chelsea." Read on at NYtimes.... but this article is not about art per say.  It is about the idea:  "Americans have become increasingly knowledgeable about food and yet more and more strapped for time, a new brand of streamlined cooking has emerged."


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