Thursday, September 28, 2017

Reese Gallery: Friday, 29 September 2017


DANIEL STUMEIER: AMERICAN VISIONS
opening reception: Friday | September 29, 2017 | from 6p-9p

In the solo exhibition "American Visions," Daniel Stumeier brings meticulously rendered drawings of country stars (and one art critic) into a white cube gallery setting. In doing so, he creates a conversation between an “underclass” and an “aesthete” – squaring off the politics of rebellion against art world pretensions. The questions asked by this work are rather painful and yet so pertinent.  For, what is white America’s vision of itself? Stumeier’s response is not without humor.

In Stumeier's own words, "This exhibition features intimately-scaled, drawn portraits of country pop singers and other figures rendered from cassettes, book covers, and online sources. These works are a continued examination of American popular culture—specifically that of the Midwest." This imagery reflects Stumeier's own experiences growing up in rural Illinois, his current residence in St. Louis, and contemplation of these experiences within the larger context of America’s current attitudes toward class and race.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis MO 63118

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