When: Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through June 19 2016
Chicago-born artist Andréa Stanislav draws inspiration from the history of the American Midwest, particularly those junctions where the natural world and civilization meet. For her new exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité, she created a four-channel video installation using camera drones. Each of the drones started from a fixed point marking one of the cardinal directions and then completed a choreographed dance along its journey before ending at the Apotheosis of St. Louis (the statue that watches over Art Hill). The cameras filmed culturally significant sites such as the Cahokia Mounds and the Mississippi, as well as more transitory elements of the region, such as bald eagles and river bluffs. The four films are shown together to reveal the seams where city and country come together. Also on display are Stanislav's mirrored sculptures and taxidermied animal installations, which contrast the artificial and the natural in puzzling ways. Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité is on display in galleries 250 and 301 at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (314-721-0072 or www.slam.org). The work remains up through Sunday, June 19, and the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free.
Price: free admission