Kitsch-in 

Kitsch-in
Presented in conjunction with TASTE 2014

Curated by: Amy Cancelmo, Richard Rinehart, & Julie Sutherland
Second Saturday Reception: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 7-10pm
Featuring artist performances by Elizabeth Cayne & Pallavi Sharma and
Creative Station, free all-ages art activities in our Studio 2 Classroom

Exhibition Dates: April 9 – 26, 2014
Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6 pm (or by appointment)

Root Division presents Kitsch-in, a guest curated group exhibition exploring the revival and recurrence of mid-century images of home-making, food, and the kitchen in contemporary visual culture. Images of housewives and retro kitchen couture have been a key point of reference for artists of all genders and races in both critical and celebratory investigations of nostalgic experience of food and domesticity. Referencing the midcentury modern woman who could "have it all" with the help of 20th century kitchen products (TV dinners, processed food, dishwashers, and convection ovens), this exhibition broadens the notion of the kitchen as a place of collective nostalgia and reappropriation. Kitsch-in is being presented in tandem with Root Division's annual fundraiser TASTE 2014.

Artists: 

Alexis Arnold
Jeremy Brooks
Ryan Carrington
Elizabeth Cayne
Shenny Cruces
Andi Fink

Emily Franklin
Jenne Giles
Darlene Kaczmarczyk
Kirstin Lamb
Jennie Lennick*
Lee Materazzi

Pallavi Sharma
Lindsay Stripling
Montana Torrey
Kirsten Tradowsky
Sanh Tran