Nine shopping lists written on post-it notes found whilst working in a supermarket, 2022
Acrylic on ceramic
30 x 30cm
I was 15 when I got a part time job at a supermarket and I’ve now worked there on and off for more than half my life. Part of the job is getting rid of any rubbish left behind in the trolleys, it’s usually just receipts or banana peels, but sometimes more interestingly, it’s abandoned shopping lists. Reading like poetry, anonymous shopping lists provide a unique portrait of the people we pass in the aisles.
For this project I’ve created a series of nine ceramic sculptures of shopping lists I found while working as a supermarket cleaner during the pandemic.
Kenny Pittock is an artist based in Narrm/Melbourne who works with painting and ceramics, using humour and empathy to playfully critique the seemingly mundane. Since graduating with a Fine Art Honours degree from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2013 Kenny has had solo exhibitions in Italy and Singapore, as well as consistently exhibited his work in Australia at galleries including ACCA in Melbourne, PICA in Perth, Artspace in Sydney and MONA in Tasmania. Kenny is represented by MARS Gallery, Melbourne.