Friday, May 09, 2008

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Friday, 9 May 2008

TONIGHT ~~~ 6 to 10pm ~~~ 3151 Cherokee
(and Saturdays through May 31st, 11am - 3pm)


*Wesley Fordyce sculpts in wood and stone, unleashing heroic female forms; Jenna Bauer works in oil paint, limning fields of color and light. Fordyce's sculptures imply a sense of permanence, his materials seemingly strong enough to last a lifetime. Bauer's work is one moment suspended on the canvas, something ethereal pinned in place. But neither artist's works are as static as the materials that comprise them. Wait for the light to move, and the statue ages; the colors in the painting waver and represent a different moment. Time works on the piece and the viewer, and the impermanence of it all — life, art, human endeavor — peeks out briefly, winks and disappears back into the stone, sinks beneath the brush strokes. - Paul Friswold, Riverfront Times*

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
3151 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63118


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