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Beau-laid

Taste Contemporary is proud to announce its inclusion in a new series of specially curated exhibitions presented by Brian Kennedy under the title Rear Window. Exploring attitudes to contemporary creativity, this series will begin on 30 October 2019 with the Taste Contemporary exhibition, entitled Beau-laid, the gallery’s first show in the UK.

Beau-laid is a wonderful French word that introduces us to the notion of beauty within a piece that might, on the surface, be perceived as ugly; the idea that seemingly contradictory values can co-exist in the same work. Primarily featuring works in clay and glass, Beau-laid considers the dichotomy of ugly beauty through the lens of artists whose work has shifted from the functional to the sculptural as they investigate both the physical and emotional limits of their material while at the same time eliminating all pre-existing notions that ceramics and glass are simply pretty, decorative objects.

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