This exhibit features three St. Louis artists, who each explore a different approach to the fundamental concepts of drawing.

Kit Keith’s wistful portraits have the appearance of being from another era. Inspired by outsider art, old advertisements and thrift store finds, Keith creates work reminiscent of a time when everything was done by hand.

Sandra Marchewa’s work reflects her interest in the fusion of organic nature with modern, synthetic process. She creates worlds filled with allegory, using the contrast between fantasy and reality as the main theme. Surprises are subtly hidden and trapped in layers of time, with magical plants and mythical creatures telling a story of human emotion within an anthropomorphic and heavily detailed garden of earthly delights.

Frederick Stivers received his earliest artistic training from his father, who drew on scraps of paper or cardboard to quickly illustrate a design or concept. As such, his work often employs found materials and mixed media to capture rich personal narratives exploring themes of hope, identity, loss and memory.

By visiting the Sheldon Art Galleries,  you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By entering The Sheldon, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Sheldon Arts Foundation, or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.


VISITOR ARRIVAL AND EXPERIENCE:

Capacity will be limited to 25% or less of full capacity. No reservations required or accepted for regular public hours.

Dedicated entrance and exit routes will be designated at the street level entrance of the Emerson Galleries building.

All staff and visitors age 9 and older will be required to wear masks; masks for visitors between the ages of 2 and 8 will be encouraged. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one. Guests will be allowed to remove or lower their masks/face coverings when drinking.

All visitors will pass through a free-standing temperature scanner, and will be asked to sign in with the names of everyone in their party for contract-tracing purposes. They will then affirm basic wellness on the day of their visit.

Visitors who do not feel well on the day of their visit, or register 100.4 degrees or higher during the temperature check, will be asked to visit on a different day.

Visitors who do not provide their own pens will be given a single-use pen to take with them. Sign-in pens will not be reused.

Social distancing will be encouraged with signage throughout The Sheldon, including at check-in, and while visiting the galleries. Floor decals will help manage distancing at restrooms, elevators, etc.

CLEANING AND SANITATION:

Enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures will be in place throughout the day in public areas.

Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout The Sheldon, including at arrival sign-in and throughout the galleries.

Staff will be trained in safety and sanitation procedures.Health 

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsored in part by Ryan Easley