Tyranny of Good Taste

November 14, 2013 –January 25, 2014

Opening Reception: November 14, 5-8pm

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 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.

Artists Include: 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

The Tyranny of Good Taste is curated by Charlotte Street 2013-14 Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff.

Exhibition Programming:

Salonathon: WASTE SOME TIME: https://www.facebook.com/events/636955159689215/?ref=22
November 21, 5:30-8:00pm
Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave (located adjacent to the Glass Curtain Gallery)
A series of five minute genre-defying performances curated by Jane Beachy. Free and open to the public.

The Tyranny of Good Taste will also be presented at la Esquina, 1000 W. 25th St, Kansas City, MO, February 7 - March 30, 2014

Academic Partners: Art + Design, Charlotte Street Foundation

Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter / mporter@colum.edu / 312-369-6643

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Press and Reviews:

"The Tyranny of Good Taste" goes high-concept and lowbrow

Eye Exam: Goodbye Good Taste

Shedding Tyranny With Found Objects. Chicago Tribune

Resources and Media:

Self Tour Guide