Arts

Charlie Would...

When: Thu., Sept. 15, 5-8 p.m. and Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 19 2016

Charlie Le Mindu is a Paris-based artist who combines the super-heated styles of the European club with drag culture and haute couture to create extravagant sculptures and performance art. Perhaps most known for his pioneering use of natural and artificial hair as a medium (what he's called "haute coiffure"), Le Mindu’s work is exuberant, exotic and cheeky beyond compare. A sense of fun runs through his work, which is characterized by bright color and a sense of high drama. This is his first American solo show, and he'll present a unique performance piece at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis on Sunday, September 18, with the sublime electronic-pop rabble rouser, Peaches.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission