In Good Taste, group show
This show was a requirement for my Graduate Critique class with Gregory Ruppe The goal was to coordinate a group show from concept to reception with eight other very busy MFA graduates. This show was also my first exhibition of me exploring a new body of work that utilized living plants in a space.
I exhibited two works: a dripping pipe over a pile of moss, and a vase of flowers that could be taken away one by one until there were none left.
With this student-run art show being a requirement for a class, and with none of us being associated with any traditional white cube gallery, my class and I decided to go in a humorous self-deprecating theme for our show. We wrote a fake review of our own show, and sent it to members of the art writing community.
Press Release Email:
Hello Arts Writer,
As a member of the press, you are inundated with press releases on mediocre shows, and really you don’t have the time to write a review on every meager attempt to make art.
So I wish to save you the effort of trying to find an Uber driver that will take you into West Dallas, by writing our own negative art review.
Here’s an excerpt:”How many grad students does it take to put on a decent exhibition? Today I have discovered that 8 is not the answer.
“With In Good Taste, 1st and 3rd year MFA candidates manage to put together the most unredeemable shit-show my eyes have ever witnessed. It took every last one of them to reach a level of stink that is worse than the sum of its parts; mind you, the “talent” featured in this exhibition is pretty offensive at an individual level too. Thank goodness for free beer.”
In Good Taste, unveils on Saturday, October 25th, from 6 to 9 pm
This event is BYOB, so if you were planning on forgetting this show with copious amounts of gallery-grade wine, then you better bring your own two-buck chuck from Trader Joes.
Doug Land. (TCU 1st year Sculpture Graduate)
In Good Taste – Fake Review (This is a roast of our own work)
“In Good Taste is a curated show featuring works by eight artist as they each explore their own spirit of aesthetic and material aspects of objects in a one night only event.”
Here are some images of other works in this group art show.