Exposure: 10 Years
August 27-December 3, 2016
University of Missouri-St. Louis
The fall semester of 2106 is the 45th anniversary of the founding of Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The gallery was started by Ms. Jean Tucker in 1971with the purpose of bringing actual works of art to the UMSL campus for the students. Since then Gallery 210 has been providing the campus, as well as the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area, with innovative programming through the organization and presentation of exhibitions designed to challenge preconceived notions of the visual arts.
Exposure: 10 Years is part of the celebration of Gallery 210’s 45 years as vital presence in the St. Louis Arts community. Exposure: Ten Years will feature work from area artists who have participated in previous Exposure exhibitions. This survey demonstrates the vitality and diversity of the St. Louis visual arts community. The “Exposure” series originated with the St. Louis Art Gallery Association in the late-1990s and was housed at Hunt Gallery on the campus of Webster University for several years. Beginning in 2005 Gallery 210 took ownership of “Exposure” and since then it has become one of Gallery 210’s most anticipated programs. After becoming a Gallery 210 program the curatorial focus shifted from a broad survey of regional artists to a thematic approach addressing topics of place, race, feminism, and sexuality. The Exposure: 10 Years exhibitions features 102 artworks from by 33 by artists who have participated in the Exposure series starting in 2005, when Gallery 210 took ownership of the Exposure exhibition, to 2015.
The artists featured in the exhibition include Jamie Adams, Gina Alvarez, Sarah Colby, Deborah Alma Wheeler, Jane Birdsall-Lander, Nanette Boileau, Martin Brief, Brigham Dimick, Deborah Douglas, Greg Edmondson, Melody Evans, Cameron Fuller, Andrea Green, Jason Hoeing, Deborah Katon , Asma Kazmi, Bill Kreplin, Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Travis Lawrence, Ron Leax, Andrew Milner, Jerry Monteith, Heather O’Shaughnessy, Edo Rosenblith, Snail Scott, Linda Vredeveld, Brett Williams, Kit Keith, Peter Pranske, B.J. Vogt, Edo Rosenblith, Aimee Howard, Sarah Paulsen, Joe Chesla, and Sarah Giannobile.
There is a reception for the artists on August 27. The program starts at 4PM in the Gallery 210 auditorium with a panel discussion on developments in the St. Louis visual arts community since 2005. The panelists are Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Lisa Meaandri, Philip Slein, Roseann Weiss and moderated by Ivy Cooper. The panel is followed immediately a public reception until 7PM. This program is free and open to the public.
This exhibition is supported in part by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; the Regional Arts Commission, the Center for the Humanities at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the College of Arts and Sciences at UMSL.
Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 44 Grobman Drive between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and the Touhill Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The gallery phone is (314) 516-5976.
Public parking for Gallery 210 is available at the South Millennium Parking Garage on the east side of East Drive on the UM-St. Louis Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210