Yi Zhou, what’s in your fridge?

Yi Zhou, what’s in your fridge?

Langdon Graves, what’s in your fridge?

I’m in Virginia visiting my mom, whose refrigerator is much more interesting than mine.  I’m convinced that the back opens up directly into a grocery store and that someone routinely restocks it from the other side.  My mom cooks for one and eats healthily, which raises questions about the ever-present surplus of butter-related products. None of the photos are repeats and there are more tubs not pictured. The baby food is for her cats, I think.

This is a portrait is of my mom, painted by my grandmother in 1970.  Like the butter, it has been in my house my entire life.  I consider it a portrait of both women and it’s one of my favorite things in the world.

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Langdon Graves is a girl from Virginia, who lives in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2007 and before that received her BFA in 2000 from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently working towards a solo show at ADA gallery in Richmond, VA in October.  

Lauren Bahr, what’s in your fridge?
Oh the terror of my refrigerator!  
In theory, I love to cook and like to keep a fully stocked kitchen.  There are edible things in here— the manchego cheese, the grapes, the pickles, the yogurt, the Aloe juice.  But on the whole… well, let’s just look at the condiments.  There are FORTY-THREE jars of them.  Some of them are our roommate’s, and the Siracha and Tapatio are my staples, but I think the rest must be science experiments by now.  There’s also so much leftover takeout that needs to be tossed.  And there are a few pots and bowls that are totally my bad— miso soup I made weeks ago, rice from a month ago…Clearly we have an issue.  I mean, what horrors are being harbored inside those clouded leftovers containers?  What is that paper bag just kind of floating in the back there?  I have no idea.  I’m going to clean right after I finish writing this.
Luckily, this refrigerator madness is a positive sign.  I’ve been so happily busy lately.  My show just went up on this amazing website Buy Some Damn Art— and this store in Greenpoint called The Perfect Nothing Catalog is going to sell some pieces as well.  I’m a freelancer now, and every project I work on seems to give me some new skill that I can apply to my art.  I’m really happy with what I’m making at the moment. And the rest of our house is a lot cleaner than our fridge! 
This month’s Fridge Fail is also this month’s life win.  

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Lauren Bahr, what’s in your fridge?

Oh the terror of my refrigerator!  

In theory, I love to cook and like to keep a fully stocked kitchen.  There are edible things in here— the manchego cheese, the grapes, the pickles, the yogurt, the Aloe juice.  But on the whole… well, let’s just look at the condiments.  There are FORTY-THREE jars of them.  Some of them are our roommate’s, and the Siracha and Tapatio are my staples, but I think the rest must be science experiments by now.  There’s also so much leftover takeout that needs to be tossed.  And there are a few pots and bowls that are totally my bad— miso soup I made weeks ago, rice from a month ago…Clearly we have an issue.  I mean, what horrors are being harbored inside those clouded leftovers containers?  What is that paper bag just kind of floating in the back there?  I have no idea.  I’m going to clean right after I finish writing this.

Luckily, this refrigerator madness is a positive sign.  I’ve been so happily busy lately.  My show just went up on this amazing website Buy Some Damn Art— and this store in Greenpoint called The Perfect Nothing Catalog is going to sell some pieces as well.  I’m a freelancer now, and every project I work on seems to give me some new skill that I can apply to my art.  I’m really happy with what I’m making at the moment. And the rest of our house is a lot cleaner than our fridge!

This month’s Fridge Fail is also this month’s life win.  

www.laurenbahr.com

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Jason Koxvold, what’s in your fridge?
It seems like I’m very rarely home recently, so my fridge right now is full of quick and easy stuff. I’ve been on a Japanese food kick of late, with the help of my friend Harris Salat, who used to cook at Matsuri and is preparing to open Ganso, a new restaurant in downtown Brooklyn. I’ve been miso-curing steak and pork belly several days ahead of time - it almost doesn’t matter how long it stays in there, within reason. Hence the tubs of Sendai miso and black miso and the assorted red and green yuzu kosho that sometimes ends up in there. It’s phenomenal, considering how easy it is. In the background, some cranberry relish I made LAST THANKSGIVING, god help us, and below that an inexplicable ‘white wine’ that is clearly not white, and somewhat undrinkable.
The cottage cheese I blame on my girlfriend. There is no way I’m taking credit for that.
Originally from the UK, Jason Koxvold has been living and working in Brooklyn since 1996. His work as a photographer examines the intersection of the economics of desire and environmental degradation. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and went on to complete his graduate studies in Fine Art, Photography and English Literature at Haileybury and Imperial Service College in England. To see more of what Jason is up to visit his website at www.koxvold.com.

Jason Koxvold, what’s in your fridge?

It seems like I’m very rarely home recently, so my fridge right now is full of quick and easy stuff. I’ve been on a Japanese food kick of late, with the help of my friend Harris Salat, who used to cook at Matsuri and is preparing to open Ganso, a new restaurant in downtown Brooklyn. I’ve been miso-curing steak and pork belly several days ahead of time - it almost doesn’t matter how long it stays in there, within reason. Hence the tubs of Sendai miso and black miso and the assorted red and green yuzu kosho that sometimes ends up in there. It’s phenomenal, considering how easy it is. In the background, some cranberry relish I made LAST THANKSGIVING, god help us, and below that an inexplicable ‘white wine’ that is clearly not white, and somewhat undrinkable.

The cottage cheese I blame on my girlfriend. There is no way I’m taking credit for that.

Originally from the UK, Jason Koxvold has been living and working in Brooklyn since 1996. His work as a photographer examines the intersection of the economics of desire and environmental degradation. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and went on to complete his graduate studies in Fine Art, Photography and English Literature at Haileybury and Imperial Service College in England. To see more of what Jason is up to visit his website at www.koxvold.com.

Divya Mehra, What’s in your fridge?

This last month I’ve spent a fair amount of time traveling, and have actually been at home for maybe six days in total. So in my fridge, there’s a bunch of take-out indian food, because I haven’t had the time to get groceries. Oh, except for like the most whole milk in the world from 7/11… I had time to get that, of course. That said, the outside of the fridge seemed way more fun to capture. Durga, Domo, Toastface, and some Fanta pop (that my friend jacked from some guy’s place in Brooklyn, and gifted to me (how thoughtful?)) all hangout on the outside and totally do not judge the contents of my fridge. 
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Divya’s next show, ‘Oh, Canada’ will be opening at MASS MoCA this Saturday, May 26th, 2012. For details visit www.massmoca.org or click on Divya’s website above. Oh, Canada showcases the vast expanse of art made in the country, spanning all media and crossing generations and geography, while also acknowledging that this is one curator’s view and by no means an attempt to present the comprehensive picture of Canadian art. Instead, Oh, Canada focuses mostly on artists less recognized outside of Canada, providing a new glimpse at Canada’s cultural production.

Divya Mehra, What’s in your fridge?

This last month I’ve spent a fair amount of time traveling, and have actually been at home for maybe six days in total. So in my fridge, there’s a bunch of take-out indian food, because I haven’t had the time to get groceries. Oh, except for like the most whole milk in the world from 7/11… I had time to get that, of course. That said, the outside of the fridge seemed way more fun to capture. Durga, Domo, Toastface, and some Fanta pop (that my friend jacked from some guy’s place in Brooklyn, and gifted to me (how thoughtful?)) all hangout on the outside and totally do not judge the contents of my fridge.

www.divyamehra.com 

Divya’s next show, ‘Oh, Canada’ will be opening at MASS MoCA this Saturday, May 26th, 2012. For details visit www.massmoca.org or click on Divya’s website above. Oh, Canada showcases the vast expanse of art made in the country, spanning all media and crossing generations and geography, while also acknowledging that this is one curator’s view and by no means an attempt to present the comprehensive picture of Canadian art. Instead, Oh, Canada focuses mostly on artists less recognized outside of Canada, providing a new glimpse at Canada’s cultural production.

Chad Kouri, what’s in your fridge?

Here it is! My very unexciting fridge. Margot Harrington and I live together so there is always a mix of stuff in the fridge. We like to bake a lot so the strange jar of white stuff on the top left corner is some starter for sour dough bread which is almost like a pet. We/Margot has to feed it and mix it on a pretty strict schedule. Behind that is a jar of left over coffee that I use as ice coffee some days. The beer is a little bit of a tease… Zombie Dust (a citra-hop ipa) is probably my favorite brew at the moment which is hard to find in chicago even though Three Floyd's, the brewery, is just over the state line in Indiana. But in that case right now is Fat Tire. I don't have a good reason for that at all other than I must like to bum myself out because every night I come home, open the fridge and for a half second I think there is zombie dust in the fridge. 
Bottom shelf is typically some kind of leftovers. Right now it is a cabbage salad and some white beans. We cook a lot so we almost always have leftovers in the fridge. Also mini milks that stay good longer than a larger container for baking and sometimes cereal. And the bottom drawers are usually jam packed with veggies. When we cook we typically don’t have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen so we have some reoccurring dishes that we do once or twice a week. At the moment our favorite is a veggie bake where we just cram a bunch of different veggies in a bake dish with some olive oil and feta cheese (sometimes with eggs or bread in there too) and pop it in the oven at 375 for around 45 minutes. Gooood stuff.

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To see what artist Chad Kouri is up to and to read about his recent and upcoming projects, visit his website above.

Chad Kouri, what’s in your fridge?

Here it is! My very unexciting fridge. Margot Harrington and I live together so there is always a mix of stuff in the fridge. We like to bake a lot so the strange jar of white stuff on the top left corner is some starter for sour dough bread which is almost like a pet. We/Margot has to feed it and mix it on a pretty strict schedule. Behind that is a jar of left over coffee that I use as ice coffee some days. The beer is a little bit of a tease… Zombie Dust (a citra-hop ipa) is probably my favorite brew at the moment which is hard to find in chicago even though Three Floyd's, the brewery, is just over the state line in Indiana. But in that case right now is Fat Tire. I don't have a good reason for that at all other than I must like to bum myself out because every night I come home, open the fridge and for a half second I think there is zombie dust in the fridge.

Bottom shelf is typically some kind of leftovers. Right now it is a cabbage salad and some white beans. We cook a lot so we almost always have leftovers in the fridge. Also mini milks that stay good longer than a larger container for baking and sometimes cereal. And the bottom drawers are usually jam packed with veggies. When we cook we typically don’t have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen so we have some reoccurring dishes that we do once or twice a week. At the moment our favorite is a veggie bake where we just cram a bunch of different veggies in a bake dish with some olive oil and feta cheese (sometimes with eggs or bread in there too) and pop it in the oven at 375 for around 45 minutes. Gooood stuff.

www.longliveanalog.com

To see what artist Chad Kouri is up to and to read about his recent and upcoming projects, visit his website above.

Leah Dixon, what’s in your fridge?
“I am horrible at keeping any sort of consistency with maintaining how my fridge is stocked.  It’s either full… or it’s totally empty.  We can see here that it will be empty most likely by tomorrow.  I also have no consistency with the products that I purchase.  I live in Chinatown, and the stores nearby are always carrying different items and different brands of items.  Should I be embarrassed by my screw-top wine, and my trashy coffee?  Also, I didn’t know that I have like 5 different kinds of ketchup and mustard, until now. After all, I live in America…. maybe I’m more addicted to brand diversity than I realized.”
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Leah was recently accepted to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture for their 9-week residency, she heads there in June.  She is slated to begin graduate school at SVA in the fall, where she will be earning her MFA in Fine Arts. This summer you can see her work in a group show at toomer labzda gallery in the Lower East Side. See Leah’s work and read about her upcoming projects on her website above.

Leah Dixon, what’s in your fridge?

“I am horrible at keeping any sort of consistency with maintaining how my fridge is stocked.  It’s either full… or it’s totally empty.  We can see here that it will be empty most likely by tomorrow.  I also have no consistency with the products that I purchase.  I live in Chinatown, and the stores nearby are always carrying different items and different brands of items.  Should I be embarrassed by my screw-top wine, and my trashy coffee?  Also, I didn’t know that I have like 5 different kinds of ketchup and mustard, until now. After all, I live in America…. maybe I’m more addicted to brand diversity than I realized.”

leah-dixon.blogspot.com

Leah was recently accepted to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture for their 9-week residency, she heads there in June.  She is slated to begin graduate school at SVA in the fall, where she will be earning her MFA in Fine Arts. This summer you can see her work in a group show at toomer labzda gallery in the Lower East Side. See Leah’s work and read about her upcoming projects on her website above.

Brent Birnbaum, what’s in your fridge?

“I’m embarrassed by this picture; it seems weak. But shit, I’m busy outside my house. I got some old eggs, girlfriend’s leftover Thai, a few yogurts for that quick and easy breakfast, and water and organic milk for my coffee lifeline. The top shelf seems telling - cat food for the real rulers of the house and 3 boxes of Humira - a drug I inject every 2 weeks to keep my body together. Perhaps it’s half full, not half empty.”

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To see what artist Brent Birnbaum is up to and to read about his recent and upcoming projects, visit his website above.

Brent Birnbaum, what’s in your fridge?

“I’m embarrassed by this picture; it seems weak. But shit, I’m busy outside my house. I got some old eggs, girlfriend’s leftover Thai, a few yogurts for that quick and easy breakfast, and water and organic milk for my coffee lifeline. The top shelf seems telling - cat food for the real rulers of the house and 3 boxes of Humira - a drug I inject every 2 weeks to keep my body together. Perhaps it’s half full, not half empty.”

www.brentbirnbaum.com

To see what artist Brent Birnbaum is up to and to read about his recent and upcoming projects, visit his website above.

Stephanie Dodes, What’s in Your Fridge?

"Normally my refrigerator isn’t as pathetic as it looks here. The last month has been a bit insane in preparation for my exhibition at Allegra LaViola Gallery so it seems that only beer, eggs, yogurt, and kale have made it to the sacred ice box; the bare necessities of life."
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Stephanie’s show ‘We Buy Gold’ opens at Allegra LaViola Gallery in New York City on Wednesday, April 25th. To learn more about Stephanie and her latest projects visit her website.

Stephanie Dodes, What’s in Your Fridge?

"Normally my refrigerator isn’t as pathetic as it looks here. The last month has been a bit insane in preparation for my exhibition at Allegra LaViola Gallery so it seems that only beer, eggs, yogurt, and kale have made it to the sacred ice box; the bare necessities of life."

www.stephaniedodes.com 

Stephanie’s show ‘We Buy Gold’ opens at Allegra LaViola Gallery in New York City on Wednesday, April 25th. To learn more about Stephanie and her latest projects visit her website.