The Last Supper – Exhibition Now On

Now showing in the The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art on Chicago’s North Shore is ‘The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates’ an installation by Julie Green.

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“For 15 years, Julie Green has painted images of death row inmates’ last meal requests in cobalt blue mineral paint onto second-hand ceramic plates. She intends to continue making 50 plates per year until capital punishment is abolished.

Every plate in “The Last Supper” is accompanied by a description of the meal request, date and state — but no more. Without naming the inmate or crime, the meals highlight the human dimension of capital punishment. The plates function as anonymous portraits that when grouped together suggest a memorial to lost life on a mass scale.”

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The exhibition closes August 8th, visit the Official Site for more info.

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