SPRING 2015 STUDENT EXHIBITIONS

Friday, March 20, 2015      Failure and the Artist, (graduate program symposium) opening 7-10p
Friday, March 27, 2015      BFA Exhibition*
Thursday, April 2, 2015     BFA Exhibition*
Friday, April 10, 2015        BFA Exhibition*
Friday, April 17, 2015        MFA First Year Exhibition
Friday, April 24, 2015       MFA First Year Exhibition

Openings, 6-9p.
Gallery hours following each exhibition are Saturdays from 1-6p

*this year’s BFA shows are interdisciplinary.

Final days for TALK FOR AN HOUR

Friday and Saturday (March 6 & 7) are the final days to see TALK FOR AN HOUR, Shira Berkowitz and Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, at the Des Lee Gallery.  Hours on both days are from 1-6p.

Both artists will be at the gallery from 2-3 on Saturday for conversation about this really fantastic show.  We’ll have cocoa and cookies to warm up the cold day.

Talk for an Hour – Shira Berkowitz & Kristin Fleischmann Brewer

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On its surface, the work of Shira Berkowtiz and Kristin Fleischmann Brewer is very different. Berkowitz creates sound and video pieces, pulling from various sources, both personal and from nature. Often minimal in approach, the results of these quiet explorations can be both calm and jarring: “solitude which might be a lovely thought, and the eerie places our minds wander when there’s quiet but not peacefulness”. Fleischmann Brewer’s work is based in painting but often takes form in sculpture, pursuing ambiguity between the physicality of the material and examining differences connecting abstraction and representation: “finding meaning through a dynamic cycle of production which includes formal strategies and a process of construction and deconstruction.” Through-lines between both artists work are speed (tempo), form (gravity), menace and delight. The resulting exhibition finds its cohesion where pacing and strategy both overlap and are at odds.

 

February 6 – March 7, 2015

Opening reception: Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6-9p.

 

Additional hours for this exhibition will be Wednesday, Friday & Saturdays from 1-6p.

 

Des Lee Gallery

1627 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63103

314.621.8735

www.desleegallery.com

Anya Kavanaugh: Living Room Deities

Anya Kavanaugh: Living Room Deities

BFA Exhibition

 

December 12 & 13, 2014

Opening reception: Friday, December 12, 2014 from 6-9p.

Additional hours for this exhibition will be Saturday, December 13 from 1-6p.

 

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Des Lee Gallery

1627 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63103

314.621.8735

www.desleegallery.com

 

The Des Lee Gallery is pleased to announce the BFA exhibition Living Room Deities by Anya Kavanaugh, a December 2014 graduate.

 

A purely aesthetic object is intended to be gazed upon and contemplated. During such contemplation, a painting’s self-awareness can create a contractual understanding between the viewer and the object about one’s place outside the other, both physically and metaphysically. The human mind’s remarkable ability to displace itself from the body’s finiteness can enable a complete immersion into the opposing world. When gazing upon a work, the mind becomes a pawn on the chess board that is the object on the wall. Once the object has achieved checkmate over the viewer, the two work together to engage in a dialogue about the consistency of the human condition and its experience of beauty. The expressionistic style throughout my oil paintings, drawings, gifs, videos, photographs, and collages heightens the presence of my hand as the artist; however, the lack of an inscribed signature allows the work to exist within its own mythology outside of myself in order to speak of universal truths of the human condition. The everyday and the extraordinary fuse as fashion models are thrown into domestic environments and the viewer is thrown into mythology.

Parabola: Collabora

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PARABOLA:COLLABORA

December 5 & 6, 2014

Opening reception: Friday, December 5, 2014 from 6-9p.

The Des Lee Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition PARABOLA:COLLABORA. Graduate education reflects a commitment to curiosity and investigation. Parabola stands as our graduate student platform to extend our professional interests and connect with each other’s fields of understanding, production and knowledge. PARABOLA:COLLABORA is a show of our work: our research, our writing, our data, our passion. This exhibition aims to contextualize all fields of graduate study at Washington University as inherently creative fields of study.

 

Parabola is made possible through the generous support of the Graduate Professional Council of Washington University in St. Louis, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, the Graduate School of Art, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Des Lee Gallery. All questions can be directed to Kellie Spano & Dayna Kriz at parabolaexhibition@gmail.com

2014 Student Exhibitions

Friday, March 28 – BFA Sculpture
Friday, April 4 – BFA Painting
Friday, April 11 – BFA Printmaking
Thursday, April 17 – BFA Photo
Friday, April 25 – MFA First Year (section 1)
Friday, May 2 – MFA First Year (section 2)

All exhibition openings from 6-9p.
Additional viewing hours, Saturdays from 1-6.

Beyond Violet with the Emperor Scorpion – documentation

all photos courtesy Stan Strembicki

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