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The City Inside/Out The Sheldon Art Galleries June 7 – September 7, 2013 Photographs of St. Louis's architectural landscape by David Johnson, Ken Konchel, Demond Meek, Alise O'Brien, Andrew Raimist and Richard Sprengeler are featured in this exhibit, along with a special showing of the Joel Meyerowitz portfolio, St. Louis and the Arch (1979-1982).
portfolio of dye-transfer photographs, taken over four extended visits to the city during different seasons in 1977-1978, defined a period of the city's history when many sought life in the suburbs. Meyerowitz's
The St. Louis Gateway Arch is also the subject of Andrew Raimist's contemporary color photographs, which show details of its surface marked by scrawls of graffiti and vandalism.
Spare color photographs made in a time of economic downturn, show empty office spaces and the traces of human presence left behind. Mid-Century Modern buildings in St. Louis are the subjects of Ken Konchel's black and white abstractions, which distill architecture into dynamic compositions of line and tone. Richard Sprengeler's photographs of concrete parking garages also investigate possibilities of form, creating elegant studies of line and tone from the dark and unwelcoming structures. Demond Meek's atmospheric color photographs of abandoned houses in St. Louis use a central focal point to render them at once iconic and jewel-like.
The large-scale diptychs of Alise O'Brien pair two views of the same space, creating unique spatial experiences and an interplay of forms. Together, these photographers offer unique views of the sometimes all-too-familiar city.
A couple Fridays ago I ventured down to Cherokee Street for Art Dimensions which takes place the first Friday of each month. Very cool! Bands, art, performances and hipsters! This model was sitting for some artist.
Famed Photographer, Wesley Law, came over to my house last week to take a night picture of my new house. Dramatic and cool! Check out his fashion spread in the September 14th Ladue News. The pictures were taken at my Bernoudy listing in Town and Country that is going to be the Ladue News Decorator's Showcase in early October.
Friday night was fun visiting the stores and galleries along McPherson in the CWE. I popped into Centro to get ideas for a cocktail table and couch for my new house. I need to sell a few more houses....forgot how expensive designer furniture costs. We went to the opening of Duane Reed's new exhibit. Loved Seattle-based artist Ross Richmond's works. Look at how cool my pictures are with my Hipsomatic ap. Afterwards, we went to visit with Philip Slein at his new gallery.
I recently has a photography session with David Stradal at my house. He is a local photographer who specializes in portraiture. I have to go through all 200+ photographs...though I like this one so far.