Kelley Walker: Direct Drive

When: Fri., Sept. 16, 7-9 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31 2016

American artist Kelley Walker will have his first solo American museum show right here, thanks to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. The museum throws wide its doors for Walker, allowing him to take over the entire building with works both old and new. Walker likes to explore the ways an image travels from one culture to the next, and how each culture perceives the image once it is theirs. His new series, Black Star Press, digitally prints chocolate (white, milk and dark) on canvas, depicting images of racial strife in a very unusual medium. As the images in the series are rotated 90 degrees, the power dynamic on display is obscured, altered and eventually reversed. Direct Drive opens with a free reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 16, at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday and the show remains up through December 31. Admission is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission