Kitsch: Craft So Bad That It’s Good

Mireille Perron, Walk Girl, 2021

Kitsch: Craft So Bad That It’s Good

Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary, Calgary, AB - To Jul 23

by Michael Turner

In the spirit of fun, the Alberta Craft Council invited members to submit works that “will make you laugh and cringe all at once.” Judging from some of the entries – a ceramic hybrid of a white rabbit and a rat (Dale Learner ’s Jerome), a plastic barnyard under siege from aluminum buffalo (Erik Lee’s Portrayal), and a stuffy of a camera-wielding filmmaker (Laura O’Connor’s Duke of Bad Taste) – the artists made the most of the call.

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