In The Front Room, Maps Contemporary Art Space organizes three consecutive, four day solo-exhibitions, as prelude (and preview) to its upcoming exhibition season. As a space for three local artists exhibiting at B.J. Vogt’s Bellville space in the Spring, the Front Room serves as a conceptual lab for the artists themselves, who will still be shaping their respective projects. Artist Kathy Cannistra, taking on the role of her alter-ego, Kathy Cooper, transforms the space into a media center for the activities of the super-hero Glitterus and her nemesis Nimbus. Chris Vogt previews his BFA Exhibition, presenting works on paper and sculpture reminiscent of phone and p.c. skins, MySpace page layouts, and other visual identities of contemporary tech culture. Courtney Henson’s performance-based project centers on “twin personas” that continues to evolve into and through her exhibition at Maps.
Maps Contemporary Art Space
Mar 18 – Mar 30, 2008
General support for the Contemporary’s exhibitions program is generously provided by the Whitaker Foundation; William E. Weiss Foundation; Regional Arts Commission; Arts and Education Council; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.