Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present The Tyranny of Good Taste, an exhibition of contemporary artworks produced from such lowbrow materials as studio left-overs, junk food, craft store oddities, urban detritus, and remnants of failed first attempts. Featuring 15 artists from across the nation producing artwork during a time of extreme economic turmoil, those included have developed abnormally resourceful and strategically inventive means by which to produce uncommonly experimental art forms.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7
Venue: la Esquina / 1000 West 25th Street KCMO
Dates: February 7-March 29, 2014
Gallery hours: Wed, Fri, Sat: noon-5pm, Thurs: 11-6pm
Gallery talk with curator: Saturday, February 8, 2pm, FREE
Featured artists: Brandon Anschultz (St Louis, MO), Mara Baker (Chicago, IL), Tim Brown (Kansas City, MO), Jared Clark (Salt Lake City, UT), Julia Anne Goodman (San Francisco, CA), Ben Harle (Kansas City, MO), Michelle Hartney (Chicago, IL), Jack Henry (Brooklyn, NY), Matt Jacobs (Kansas City, MO), Cara Krebs (Salt Lake City, UT), Bobbi Meier (Chicago, IL), Garry Noland (Kansas City, MO), Sabina Ott (Chicago, IL), Matthew Schlagbaum (Chicago, IL), and Dean Roper (Kansas City, MO).
Details: Organized by 2013-2014 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.
Learn more about the exhibition + artists in the full Press Release.
Images from left: Sabina Ott, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, 2011; Matthew Schlagbaum, Judy Garland Smile, 2012; Dean Roper, Time Out (excerpt), 2012.