Columbia College Chicago

The Tyranny of Good Taste

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.

The Tyranny of Good Taste is curated by Danny Orendorff, 2013-14 curator-in-residence for The Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO

This exhibition will be traveling to Charlotte Street's La Esquina gallery space following its run at Glass Curtain Gallery.


Brandon Anschultz (Saint Louis, MO),

                   Mara Baker (Chicago, IL),

                   Timothy Brown (Kansas City, MO),

                   Jared Clark (Salt Lake City, UT),

                   Julia Anne Goodman (San Franicsco, 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),

                   Dean Roper (Kansas City, MO), 




November 21, 5:30-8:00pm, Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave

A series of five minute genre-defying performances curated by Jane Beachy

Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am-7pm, Saturday Noon-5pm


Saturday, January 25, 2014 to 5:00pm

Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Event Type

Exhibit, Exhibition


Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS), Students




Contact Name

Mark Porter, mporter@columedu

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