<em>Salvatore Scarpitta: Racing Cars</em>, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, January 19–April 22, 2018. Photo: Tom Van Eynde.
Salvatore Scarpitta: Racing Cars, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, January 19–April 22, 2018. Photo: Tom Van Eynde.

Checking for Dents

One of the first things to do when art arrives for the next exhibition is to create a condition report. Actually, CAM Assistant Curator Misa Jeffereis tells me, she waits twenty-four hours after the work is on site to allow the art to “climatize.” Objects, like us, after a long…

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Artwork and image courtesy Edo Rosenblith
Artwork and image courtesy Edo Rosenblith

Can You Find Toto?

St. Louis artist Edo Rosenblith’s artwork for Art Up Late: Faster is an image you can fall into as you explore its details. A cute, fluffy dog; a frowning traffic cone; billows of purple fumes; bugs; a heart-shaped auto grill; a man running away in a state of panic, smiley…

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<em>Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Re-Evolving Door to the Moundverse</em>, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, January 19–April 22, 2018. Photo: Tom Van Eynde.
Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Re-Evolving Door to the Moundverse, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, January 19–April 22, 2018. Photo: Tom Van Eynde.

Influence without the Anxiety

“I believe in the democracy of art,” Trenton Doyle Hancock said during his Artist Talk in January. Hancock’s influences are never hidden in his work: the Bible that was central to his upbringing in his Paris, Texas home, comic books, cartoons, video games, Philip Guston, a boyhood imagination that matures…

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Local artist Sarah Harford working with Vashon students.
Local artist Sarah Harford working with Vashon students.

A Morning at Vashon High

Vashon instructor Tim Jennings and CAM’s Miriam Ruiz busily prepare the art room for the arriving students. “We’ll need the press, please,” Miriam tells Tim as she unlocks a supply cabinet. Two students stand by the door to the classroom, feigning innocence. “Did you two just lock the door?” Tim…

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