Friday, august 1, 5:00–7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Teen Museum Studies presents Black Space/White Lines, an immersive black and white wall painting installation by local artist Edo Rosenblith, in the Education Gallery. Inspired by traumatic events in society and his personal life, Rosenblith juxtaposes dark subject matter with humor through stylized painting reminiscent of R. Crumb and Philip Guston. The four walls of the Education Gallery are pitch black, illuminated with black light, and crowded with diverse, interlacing visual narrative. Largely improvised, the installation features lighthearted imagery and darker subjects—leering faces in various stages of cartoonish anxiety—in an exaggerated tale of everyday life. As it does here, Rosenblith’s work often reflects his ability to find beauty and interest in the grotesque.
During the exhibition opening, attendees are invited to talk with the artist and Teen Museum Studies students. There will also be a raffle to raise funds for Giant Steps of St. Louis, a therapeutic school dedicated to children with autism spectrum disorders where Rosenblith teaches art classes.
Teen Museum Studies
Teen Museum Studies is a summer educational program that gives a select group of local teens an opportunity to work with an artist and CAM staff as an introduction to the curatorial field. Throughout the summer, students meet with various staff members of CAM and are given advice and insight about the different jobs that go into making a museum function. The students are presented with a number of artist proposals, choose an artist to work with, and organize an exhibition. They are responsible for everything from selecting the artworks to writing about and promoting the exhibit.