March 27 — May 1, 2010
The Splendid Table
Carrie Marill's third exhibition at Conduit Gallery, The Splendid Table, is a personal project reflective of the artist's meditations on the factory farming of commodified animals that are a regular staple of the American diet as well as the exotic fare offered more and more on restaurant menus.
On a recent trip to Italy, Carrie Marill, a vegetarian for over fifteen years, decided to indulge in local culinary haute cuisine, most of which featured farm and exotic animals.
Upon returning to her studio in Phoenix, Arizona, Marill turned her guilt, experience and long regarded principles into a suite of fourteen portraits each featuring an animal she's eaten. Named for the American Public Media talk show hosted by culinary writer Lynne Rosetto Kasper, The Splendid Table looks at our dinner plates with empathy, humor and a pinch of salt and pepper.