David Musgrave & Erin Shirreff

Feb 17, 2010 - Feb 28, 2010

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David Musgrave, 2010. Installation view of The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo by Lynna Borden.

David Musgrave, 2010. Installation view of The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo by Lynna Borden.

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Underlying the work of British artist David Musgrave are economical images of human or animal shapes that seem ancestral, primitive, or paranormal. His graphite drawings involve a meticulous precision and contain subtle evocations of images embedded within images. His aluminum and resin sculptures bring his anthropomorphic yet essentially abstract inventions further into physical space. New York artist Erin Shirreff uses a wide range of media, including photography, video, and sculpture. For her contribution to The Front Room, she photographs clay sculptures in her studio to create new images of monolithic stone-like forms.

Sponsors

General support for the Contemporary’s exhibitions program is generously provided by the Whitaker Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; William E. Weiss Foundation; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Regional Arts Commission; Arts and Education Council; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.