A lot has changed since Andy Warhol first showed his iconic Campbell's Soup paintings in Eleanor Ward's Stable Gallery in New York City. In 1962, Andy's portrayal of something so inherently mundane as art made him the provocateur. Nowadays, that little can of soup is plenty provocative on its own. As Americans become increasingly aware of the deceit that the food industry is trying to feed them, the grocery store becomes an ever more colorful and subversive battleground between corporation and customer.
From the allure of the Lucky Charms leprechaun to the shopping cart that's sorely in need of realignment, "Stocked: Contemporary Art From The Grocery Aisles" captures the essence of what has become the modern mecca of American consumption. The exhibition is on display through Sunday, September 1, at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 East Second Street, and is open to all types, paper or plastic. See it from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Admission is $7 for adults. Visit www.smoca.org or call 480-874-4666 for details.