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.