Olga Chernysheva & R.H. Quaytman & Josephine Pryde

May 8, 2008 - May 31, 2008

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Olga Chernysheva & R.H. Quaytman & Josephine Pryde, Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2009. Photo by David Ulmer. 

 

Olga Chernysheva & R.H. Quaytman & Josephine Pryde, Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2009. Photo by David Ulmer. 

 

Olga Chernysheva & R.H. Quaytman & Josephine Pryde, Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2009. Photo by David Ulmer. 

 

Olga Chernysheva & R.H. Quaytman & Josephine Pryde, Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2009. Photo by David Ulmer.  Olga Chernysheva & R.H. Quaytman & Josephine Pryde, Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2009. Photo by David Ulmer.  Olga Chernysheva & R.H. Quaytman & Josephine Pryde, Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2009. Photo by David Ulmer.  

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New York-based artist R.H. Quaytman considers her painting practice like a book, where paintings develop as chapters while retaining their autonomy as individual objects. In The Front Room Quaytman, presents a selection of the smallest versions of these paintings which she calls Captions. Operating somewhere between photographic record and painterly surface, her ambiguous images merge abstraction, history, and perception into a network of visual ciphers.

London and Berlin-based artist Josephine Pryde makes photographs and sculptures using techniques she invents, using a variety of sources. In The Front Room, Pryde presents new work created for a photography exhibition in New York earlier this year made of photographs wrapped around aluminum tubes.

In her series of black and white transparencies, From the Deputy, Moscow-based artist Olga Chernysheva captured a municipal public art project in Russia in various stages of decay, vandalism, and erasure—presenting tensions between social policy and artistic practice.

 

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; Regional Arts Commission; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Arts and Education Council; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.