<em>Jochen Lempert</em>, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, March 3–April 18, 2010. Photo: Lynna Borden.
Jochen Lempert, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, March 3–April 18, 2010. Photo: Lynna Borden.

Jochen Lempert

After training extensively as a zoologist, German artist Jochen Lempert began taking photographs of the animal world, merging his scientific expertise with a more formal, visual, and poetic sensibility. Hung in a grid on the outside wall of The Front Room, the series of black-and-white portraits of birds portray living creatures as forms suspended in space.