Seven Items, Justin Gradin
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Seven Items, Justin Gradin



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Seven Items is a visual reflection of a found shopping list. Written in a flow of cursive, and printing, on
a small scrap of paper, the list presents itself as arbitrary and effortless: was there and end result in mind when it was composed? It is the skeleton of dinner on trial before dinner. Seven Items responds to this piece of ephemera with a visual shopping list— a list of images randomly grouped together, and selected for aesthetic desire, to expose, and parade the autonomous ingredients without ever seeing them collectively contribute to an end result. The process then becomes the celebrated focus, as does the mystery of the correspondence between the items selected.