We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay
Oct. 25-Dec. 20, 2013
Curated by 2013-14 Charlotte Street Foundation Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff
la Esquina (Kansas City, MO)
Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay, an exhibition of contemporary artworks that address everyday and street-level concerns of the economic recession (unemployment, debt, corporate greed, minimum wage rates, and more) with playfulness, aplomb, and an often bleak sense of humor. Financial lack, foreclosed property, exploitative labor policy, and high-priced healthcare are just a handful of the economic realities producing absurdist dilemmas for individuals and communities across the nation.
Producing artwork during a time period rampantly marked by bad financial feelings and decreased economic confidence, artists in We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay turn to humor, farce, and irony as strategies for addressing social turmoil and airing political grievances. Curated by 2013-14 Charlotte Street Foundation Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff and featuring over 15 internationally exhibiting American artists working in medium non-specific manners, this exhibition confronts such realities and absurdities with headstrong wit and hilarious outrage. Download Full PR as PDF.
Featured artists: David O. Alekhuogie, Jennifer Boe, Andrea Bowers, Candy Chang, Blake Fall-Conroy, Theaster Gates, Honey Pot Performance, Steve Lambert, Persia ft. DADDIES PLASTIK, William Powhida, Public Media Institute, Alex Schaefer, Mike Simi, Brittany Southworth-LaFlamme, Stephanie Syjuco, Cassie Thornton, and Dan Tucker
Public Program: Price Point & The Price Point Experience Workshop by Honey Pot Performance (Dec. 12-14, 2014)
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