Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Des Lee Gallery: Saturday, 12 December 2009

The Des Lee Gallery presents Past Perfect, Present Tense.

oin us at the Des Lee Gallery for the opening reception Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 6-9 pm. The exhibition runs from December 11 – 13, 2009. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from 1 until 6 pm.

Participants include a range of BFA and MFA painters, performance artists, sculptors and photographers. The semester's thematic sections were broken into "The Visible Collection," "Making Meaning," and "Performativity and Process."

Examples of the students' research include investigations of the 1904 Olympic games, the history of television and media violence, the evolution of electron technology, underground cultural ephemera, handwriting's relationship to painting, and Bloody Island, a historic no-mans-land in the Mississippi river. The students interviewed professors and academic archivists, and their research took them to the Missouri Historical Society, newspaper archives, the Museum of Broadcast Communications, the frescoes of Pompeii and beyond.

Student artists exhibited in Past Perfect, Present Tense: John Early, Virginia Eckinger, Ryan Fabel, Danielle Kantrowitz, Zak Marmalefsky, Emily Moorhead, Kathryn Neale, Katherine Osburn, Donna Smith, Alexander Vitti and Bridgette Zou. The exhibition is organized by Assistant Professor Lauren F. Adams and the Des Lee Gallery. J

The Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63103


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