Tuesday, November 07, 2017

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 17 November 2017

RECLAIM opening November 17 at 6 p.m. Gallery Talk at 6 p.m. with Juror Galen Gondolfi and Curated Gallery Artists Adam Long and Blake & Hannah Sanders. Juried Artists award ceremony to follow.
December 30: Exhibition closes.

Art made with a concern for the environment. In particular, there are many works of art made from repurposed and recycled materials. Through this exhibition, STLAG is interested in promoting artwork rooted in the tradition of found object and assemblage projects, as well as self-reliant individuals who see multiple uses for items and materials. We believe that by using materials in a new and fresh way, artists are a mirror for society's use of short-lived and disposable products.

Galen Gondolfi, Juror

Blake and Hannah Sanders present “Running on Fumes,” a body of work that acknowledges their complicity in ecological waste and destruction. It provides a garish reminder of how their growing family, and the creature comforts that go with it, have a tremendous negative impact on the environment. Their work employs printmaking and traditional craft media to discuss how conventional notions of family, domesticity, and success affect our behavior as consumers and planetary stewards. Their work centers on environmental issues, so nearly all the material employed in this work has been recycled or repurposed. While the work may seem thematically negative, it is both an indictment and celebration of domestic bliss. The future is uncertain, and anxiety is the norm, but this work evokes a feeling of comfort in their discomfort and hope in the hopelessness.

Adam Long presents “Forest Figure Fashion,” a body of work that explores humankind’s intimate connection to the natural world. In addition to that underlying theme, Adam has begun to explore the expressiveness of female Forest Figures clothed in dresses of branches, petioles, and snakeskin. The dynamism of the figures has increased, and he has discovered the potential of fashion as a vehicle for exploring ideas of how we idealize women in our culture, the grace of the female form, movement, levitation, and connection/disconnection with or natural surroundings, all while using carefully collected natural materials.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 am-6 pm and Saturday 10 am-4 pm

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105


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