Studies in Architecture: Works by Wallace Herndon Smith & Paul Young
This exhibition honors painter and architect Wallace Herndon Smith (1901-1990) and his depictions of various structures and historic ruins.
Also featured with Smith is contemporary sculptor, Paul Young. Young has spent years exploring St. Louis and the region’s back roads looking for old, abandoned buildings to reproduce in miniature.
Each artist renders everyday structures as monuments to human activity and purpose.
Sponsored by The Bellwether Foundation
Jump, Twist, or Dive!: Evan and Stacey
Jump, Twist, or Dive! is a body of work that is rooted in a personal journey of self-discovery and healing. Through an exploration of how one experiences childhood, the artists have been able to reflect on their own experiences and reconcile with their past. With this new work, they ask the question “What would I say to my younger self?” and transform the gallery into a play area, complete with sculptures that form a playground-like space.
Beach BBQ: Brian DePauli
“In 1931 distinguished economist John Maynard Keynes published a short essay, Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren, where, among other ideas, he states that by 2030 the standard of living would be dramatically higher; people, liberated from want (and without the desire to consume for the sake of consumption), would work no more than fifteen hours a week, devoting the rest of their time to leisure and culture. My work envisions a world where his prediction has come true.”
– Brian DePauli
Something Stranger than Fruit: Nkosi Wan
This body of work explores historical and modern forms of media, language, arts, and culture that have been used as weapons for the enforcement and bolstering of constructs of superiority, racism, and othering. With this body of work, Wan seeks to present that the Black identity could never be contained within these constructs and the ownership of its grotesque characterizations not only do not represent or belong to the Black community but are not the responsibility of the Black community to navigate or carry anymore.
More Life: Taylor Marrie
More Life is a series that explores the journey of rediscovering authenticity and self-acceptance. It captures the essence of childhood innocence, where mismatched socks and a carefree appearance symbolize the freedom from societal expectations.