Julie Green, the artist who commemorated death row inmatesâ€™ last meal requests on 1,000 blue and white plates, died in October. While working on that â€œLast Supperâ€ series, for the past three years, she was creating a companion piece, â€œFirst Meal,â€ requests by exonerated prisoners for what they wanted to eat when freed. She collaborated with the Innocence Project and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University for this series. Now some of the â€œFirst Mealâ€ done in various media will be displayed in her first gallery show in New York, in an exhibit, â€œAt Home With Family,â€ opening Wednesday. It will be on view until Jan. 22.
Elizabeth Houston Gallery, open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 190 Orchard Street (East Houston Street), 646-918-6462, elizabethhoustongallery.com.