Green Ice Cream
Will you be ordering the green spaghetti or blue turkey? California-based Lawrie Brown invites us to consider the manufactured and processed methods with which food reaches our table, presenting bizarre amalgamations of familiar dinners and snacks in his Colored Food Series. The work also plays with our individual psychological response to color, the viewer either fascinated or repulsed by the hyper-bright synthetic transformation of everyday meals. Using latex house paint, Brown disrupts the generally appetizing vision of food photography, making us a little queasy when we think about all the actual artificial coloring and process that goes into most Western food production.