A Faux Pas can only exist if there is a generally agreed upon statute for what is or is not tasteful. A blunder by definition would appear to lead to embarrassment or a false step. But what if we looked differently on that framework? By defining our taste as good or bad are we limiting the work, our avenues for exploration and what eventually we create?
The question: Can bad taste, irony or humour disrupt our aesthetic notions?
Exhibited works question convention in practice, material or result. In order to disrupt the notions upon which the common ideology of good and bad taste is formed.
New Assemblage is pleased to present Faux Pas, an exhibition of finely crafted objects by designers,artists and makers from across Australia as part of the Craft Contemporary Satellite Program 2021. Exhibition works span an array of disciplines including, furniture, lighting, ceramics and glasswork.