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Nests, Shells and Corners Runs At Meramec Sept. 10 through Oct. 7

August 30, 2011

Nests, Shells, and Corners  
"Nests, Shells and Corners" opens Sept. 10 at St. Louis
Community College-Meramec's Contemporary Art Gallery.

The Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery presents "Nests, Shells and Corners." The exhibit runs Sept. 10 through Oct. 7, with an opening reception Thursday, Sept. 15, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

"Nests, Shells and Corners" consists of exhibits by artists Carlie Trosclair, Nick Hutchings, Gabriela Salazar, John Early, R.C. Sayer and Jonggeon Lee, who rethink how we occupy everyday spaces in home, office and studio.

“Some look for beauty in the banal, or subvert the roles traditionally ascribed to the basic elements of architecture," says curator Ken Wood. "The wall may become the oculus instead of the support. The column may become a place of transient impermanence instead of the structure that prevents collapse. The service space becomes the dwelling. Others talk about the appropriation and displacement of cultural icons that were made to hold history in a fixed, rooted placement. Small scale and large scale get inverted, and monuments of permanence get toted off in duffel bags.”

Wood adds: “The more personal, the more intimate, the more it’s going to feel like a place. But then again, you can make a place anywhere, you can make a nest anywhere…Nests, Shells, and Corners.”

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is closed Sundays and holidays.

An introduction to the exhibit with curator Ken Wood:

Curator Ken Wood discusses two of the pieces in the exhibit: