Friday, March 27, 2009

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 27 March 2009

Girl with Cheshire Cat byMargaret Keelan

March 27 - May 2, 2009
Join us for an opening this Friday, March 27th from 5-8 pm to meet the artists

This is the final exhibition in the gallery's Clayton location. In May we will be relocating to the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis.

HOME GROWN: An exhibition of artists from the St. Louis area

March 27 - May 2, 2009

Caroline Anderson • Dan Anderson • Ken Anderson • Deb Douglas • Mark Douglas • Paul Dresang
Mary Giles • Jim Ibur • Matt O'Shea • Nancy N. Rice • Brian D. Smith • Sun Smith-Foret • Mary Sprague

Girl with Cheshire Cat byMargaret Keelan

Margaret Keelan: Old Stories, New Dreams

Keelan’s figurative sculptures confront issues of mortality, decay, beauty, aging and innocence. The faces are based on nineteenth century dolls, yet their contemporary styling and decayed surfaces disconnect them from time and place. What was once clean and crisp has given way to something more complex and textured. Set with snakes, hummingbirds, butterflies and strawberries, the figures hint at a narrative of natural and magical forces. Joanne Dickson wrote, “The work is rich with paradox. There is at once a feeling that these were treasured possessions, perhaps even ritual objects, at the same time they appear to have been created carelessly and discarded. The figures endure despite their apparent fragility.”

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St. Louis, MO 63105
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