The Des Lee Gallery is pleased to present BODY SCRN MEME
opening on Friday, February 7, 2020 with a reception from 6:00 – 9:00pm.
BODY SCRN MEME (BSM) is a group exhibition featuring work by Lilli Carré (Chicago, IL), Harley Lafarrah Eaves (St. Louis, MO), Dianna Frid (Chicago, IL), Robert Chase Heishman (Chicago,IL), Allison Lacher (Springfield, IL) & Jeff Robinson (Chicago, IL), Chris Naka (Brooklyn, NY), Megan Schvaneveldt (Milwaukee, MI) and Selina Trepp (Chicago, IL). The show is curated by artist Amanda Bowles (St. Louis, MO).
BSM considers translation processes.
From this to _____.
Iconoclast to Meme-lover.
Body to image. Image to screen plus text.
Then to icon. And back to body.
Works will present a range of strategies situated in relation to screen cultures, image production and circulation. Some artists work within the picture plane, some explode it. Bodies are flattened, embedded, dis-embedded, sometimes overwritten. Space is compressed in tight layers and text reduced to snips, clips, and blurbs.
The exhibition opens at the Des Lee Gallery on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6-9pm. Additional viewing hours through March 21, 2020 will be every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1-6pm. Viewing is also available by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Des Lee Gallery is part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and is located downtown at 1627 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103.