SOIL Gallery

adrift: Constructs

Start              7.3.14
End               8.2.14
Reception     7.3.14, Thursday 6-8 pm
Panel Discussion for adrift: Constructs: 7.5.14 Saturday 12 pm

with
Pete Fleming
&
Richard Alexandersson

“Ours are not eyes accustomed to a submerged perspective. We are in the flood now, moved by a distant gravity, a plural totality reflecting its surface limitations.”

Local artist Pete Fleming, and Oslo-based Richard Alexandersson, present new works drawn from extensive collaborative research and conversation. Forming an attempt to stimulate a language residing between subjective constructs, a video and mixed media installation occupies the main gallery space.

In addition to the exhibition there will be a panel discussion on the themes brought up in the work at 12 noon, Saturday July 5th. Featuring Robert Mittenthal, Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas of INCA Seattle/Detroit, and the artists – Richard Alexandersson and Pete Fleming.

Supported by the Norwegian Arts Council.

 

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thing-searcher

Start              7.3.14
End               8.2.14
Reception     7.3.14, Thursday 6-8 pm

Tuan Nguyen

Reflecting on the passage of time, place, and identity within the realm of the domestic, Nguyen deconstructs the elemental components of painting and drawing, reassembling them into sculptural forms that betray vestiges of their former origins. Bits and scraps of rejected paintings, sawdust from the studio, and leftover panel trimmings become abstract permutations, playful, childlike and operating as microcosms of a larger world. A simultaneous act of negation and affirmation, the works represent disruption, displacement, and transformation, reconfigured and rendered new again.

Tuan Nguyen is a painter, sculptor and Director of Education at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. His artwork has been exhibited nationally in venues in Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Seattle, WA and St. Louis. Nguyen received his MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Born in Vietnam and raised in Rockledge, FL, Nguyen currently lives and works in St. Louis.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Synecdoche: a part for the whole
Margot Quan Knight
August 7th - August 30th

It is a door and window that make a room useful
Barbara Smith, Christalena Hughmanick, Jovencio de la Paz, Tia Kramer, Venetia Dale
August 7th - August 30th

CALL FOR SHOW PROPOSALS

CALL FOR SHOW PROPOSALS

SOIL is currently accepting show proposals that will take place between April 2015-March 2016.
Deadline is September 27th, 2014

For details on proposing shows, click here.

 

SOIL is now open Thursday–Sunday, Noon–5pm.

We are no longer open on Wednesdays.

The final Sunday of each month will be closed for installation.