10 art exhibitions to catch this month
Whether in person, virtual, or scheduled, this season’s exhibitions and gallery shows are in full swing. From video projections for a single visitor to large-scale installations, there’s plenty to see this month at the city’s many galleries. Here are some must-see shows to see in March.
Replay – from March 4 to May 29
In this new exhibition at the Angad Arts Hotel, artists David Ruggeri and Brandon Chavis use their individual artistic practices to collectively reflect on the media and cultural objects that shaped their childhoods. Catch iconic images like the Kool-Aid man and the original Nintendo controller conjured up in graffiti style by Ruggeri, while Chavis turns to deconstructed sneakers to ponder the popular items that still hold sway today. .
Luanne Rimel – from March 4 to April 2
This month, Duane Reed Gallery is exhibiting Luanne Rimel’s collection of images that fuse textiles and technology. Rimel’s unique artistic practice includes printing his original photograph onto repurposed flour sack canvas, then layering hand-stitched details and elements to further embellish the images. “Photographs of protected buildings covered in sheets under construction become metaphors for existence and memory, alluding to bones and skin,” the artist writes in his statement. “The images of once-cherished sheets allude to the history and memory of those who have passed, becoming little landscapes as they pile up like strata… All these images take on a new meaning and a new meaning as I navigate the surfaces.”
playlist – Until March 5
Squares of color resembling album covers line the walls of Gallery 2 of the Bruno David Gallery, where Daniel Raedeke playlist is on view until March 5. The SIUE alum has created a new series of works that blend colors, textures and techniques into abstractions that, like any good playlist, stand out but work perfectly together. The works, with names like “Outro”, “Playback”, “Overlay” and “Field Recording”, are all available for purchase through the gallery.
Metamorphosis | Nirbhaya – Until March 5
Bruno David Gallery once again welcomes videographer Monika Weiss for this sound and cinematographic project that can only be experienced by one viewer at a time. The audiovisual cycle tells the story of Daphne, a mythological nymph who became a laurel to escape pursuers, through choreography, photography and improvised instrumentals.
Reflection Tea: 18th biennial of the teapot – Until March 25
This annual Craft Alliance exhibition explores the many rituals, traditions and cultures that have developed around tea drinking. Curated by Singaporean-born American potter and teacher Fong Choo, the eighteenth edition of the exhibition will also include a reception on January 21 and an artist talk with Choo and ceramic artist Eric Serritella on January 22.
HIT FILM, Vol. 1 – from March 25 to July 24
For this new exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Saint-Louis, artist, musician, writer and performer Martine Gutierrez has created a site-specific multimedia experience for visitors. Watch a trailer for her video collage on the facade of CAM as part of “Street Views,” then head inside to see the full cast of femme fatales performed, costumed, and directed by the artist.
Nicole Miller: A sound, a signal, the circus – from March 25 to July 25
Californian artist and filmmaker Nicole Miller’s new project at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, A sound, a signal, the circus, is an immersive installation that explores the experience of black people in the United States through a mixture of sound animations, moving images and laser light. Miller’s Channel 24 includes excerpts from interviews with poets, dancers, educators and teens of color that the artist conducted in St. Louis in 2021.
Woodlands: Native American art from the Saint-Louis collections – Until April 24
This exhibition in Gallery 100 of the St. Louis Art Museum brings together rarely seen works by Indigenous artists from local collectors, regional collections, and SLAM’s own collections. All hailing from the Woodlands, a region that stretches from the Great Lakes to the southeast Atlantic coast, the exhibits range from historic textiles to sculptures and graphic art, to recent major donations to the museum. .
Nuotama Frances Bodomo: Afronauts – Until May 1
The final installment of the Saint Louis Art Museum video series is Afronauts, a 2014 short film by Ghanaian-born filmmaker Nuotama Frances Bodomo, inspired by the Zambian space program in the 1960s. The 14-minute black-and-white film follows a team of astronauts, including then-aged astronaut Matha Mwamba 17, as Bodomo mixes fact and fiction to tell their story.
Healthy sculpture – Until May 15
The Laumeier Sculpture Park dedicates 2022 to the role that art and nature play in health and well-being, both for individuals and for the community. The theme is explored in the spring exhibition Healthy Sculpture, in which the work of eight artists across multiple mediums has been brought together to show “art’s ability as a therapeutic tool of adaptation, recovery and rehabilitation”.
Mind, Art, Experience: Celebrating 10 years of chess and culture in Saint Louis – Until July 17
This first-ever museum exhibit at the World Chess Hall of Fame looks back on 10 years and 50 exhibits at the museum on Maryland Avenue. The exhibition features more than 120 works of art and artifacts spread over three floors, including works by artists MC Escher, Tom Friedman, Barbara Kruger and Yoko Ono; artifacts from world champions Bobby Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov and Boris Spassky; and, of course, many amazing chess games.