Taste and Privilege
Taste and Privilege is a site-specific exhibition installed at the Cora Miller at York College in Pennsylvania in the fall of 2017. The exhibition contains works on paper, sculpture, custom-seating, and installation. Through this visual vocabulary the show aims to question the roles of privilege in visual taste and the culture of "good" and "bad" taste. The exhibition is sectioned into "rooms" by color and media, culminating in an installation on the back wall titled "The View". Viewers are invited to sit on custom ottomans to look "out" into the space beyond the interior of the gallery. This piece is intended to bring light to what we consider to be of value in our daily lives, one for most is a view of the outdoors, a space which is free. When buying property or reserving a hotel room, the view often comes at a premium.
The exhibition as a whole dances around the idea of aesthetic taste and the way it forms culturally. Maximal installations and works on paper, as well as sculptural forms and intense color combinations are the primary vehicles for the show.