Opening Reception | Friday, July 13 | 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition Dates | July 13 – August  17
Curator | Brigham Dimick

Exhibiting Artists   Laura Beard | Ted Wood | Zach Koch, Jamie Adams | Jason Bly | Nick Martin | Sharon Gibson Bly | Tim Liddy, Brad Loudenback | Alicia Hartsock | Chris Day | Chris Smith Cheryl Wassenaar|  Brigham Dimick | Gary Passanise

The historical influences in this exhibition span millennia – from the Greek Archaic period to the 1960’s. For many artists as they work, an active “dialogue” can be felt between influential practitioners from the past and themselves. Currents that link artists through time are revealed, demonstrating not only how the past influences the present but also how the present reframes the past.

Recent paintings and sculptures by professional artists are positioned alongside reproductions of artworks they selected from the past. Juxtapositions between contemporary works and historical influences shed light on how independent scholarship is an intrinsic part of artists’ creative practices.

Each artist has written a short statement that illuminates the relationship between her/his own creative practice with a particular historical model. Some of these relationships are fairly apparent for their visual affinities, while others seem surprisingly different, if only on the surface.

Most of these artists work in the St. Louis and Metro East region. Many are active in exhibiting nationally and internationally and have received critical acclaim, while others are younger with promising futures. The generational span of exhibitors in a small way embodies the larger theme of the exhibition,  in which dialogues between different ages reveal previously unforeseen kinships that are mutually vitalizing.

 The historical influences in this exhibition span millennia – from the Greek Archaic period to the 1960’s. For many artists as they work, an active “dialogue” can be felt between influential practitioners from the past and themselves. Currents that link artists through time are revealed, demonstrating not only how the past influences the present but also how the present reframes the past.

Recent paintings and sculptures by professional artists are positioned alongside reproductions of artworks they selected from the past. Juxtapositions between contemporary works and historical influences shed light on how independent scholarship is an intrinsic part of artists’ creative practices. 

Each artist has written a short statement that illuminates the relationship between her/his own creative practice with a particular historical model. Some of these relationships are fairly apparent for their visual affinities, while others seem surprisingly different, if only on the surface.

Most of these artists work in the St. Louis and Metro East region. Many are active in exhibiting nationally and internationally and have received critical acclaim, while others are younger with promising futures. The generational span of exhibitors in a small way embodies the larger theme of the exhibition,  in which dialogues between different ages reveal previously unforeseen kinships that are mutually vitalizing.

Opening Night