The Tyranny of Good Taste
Curated by 2013-14 Charlotte Street Foundation Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff
Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery (Chicago, IL)
Nov. 11 – Jan. 25, 2014
la Esquina (Kansas City, MO)
Feb. 7 – March 29, 2014

Studio left-overs, junk food, craft store oddities, urban detritus, and remnants of failed first attempts are all lowbrow materials incorporated into contemporary artworks appearing in The Tyranny of Good Taste, a group exhibition featuring 15 artists from across the nation. Producing artwork during a time of extreme economic turmoil, artists included have developed abnormally resourceful and strategically inventive means by which to produce uncommonly experimental art forms.

Organized by 2013-14 Charlotte Street Foundation Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff with an emphasis on the (counter-)productive time spent (or wasted) in an artist’s studio, the maximalist and anarchic artworks in this exhibition challenge established fine art hierarchies of value and status-quo conventions of taste. Download Full PR

Featured Artists: Brandon Anschultz, Mara Baker, Tim Brown, Jared Clark, Julia Anne Goodman, Ben Harle, Michelle Hartney, Jack Henry, Matt Jacobs, Cara Krebs, Bobbi Meier, Garry Noland, Sabina Ott, Matthew Schlagbaum, and Dean Roper

Programs: Salonathon: Waste Some Time (Chicago, IL) & Let’s Make a Mess: Panoply Performance Laboratory, Future Death Toll & C.A.S.H.E.D. (Kansas City, MO)

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