Drawing for Two Hands: A Retrospective of Work by Sharon Callner.

Gallery 210 presents Exposure 18: “Nervous Laughter”
By: Aimee Howard, Deborah Alma Wheeler, and Brett Williams

Saturday August 29th, 2015 Panel Discussion at 4pm and Reception 5pm – 7pm

Three artists from the St. Louis Metropolitan Area have come together to challenge and expose social norms emerging from today’s society through artwork. Exposure 18: “Nervous Laughter” hopes to expose social contemporary issues addressing medical ethics, sexuality, and the self in contemporary culture. Within their art, is an element of dark humor that gives the work a seductive, alluring and to varying degrees subversive qualities. With each artist challenging a different society norm issue, they hope to challenge preconceived ideas on sexuality, technology and what art is.

The Exposure series originated from the St. Louis Art Gallery Association in the late-1990s and was later adopted and owned by the Gallery 210 in 2005 with Exposure 8. Since then, it has become one of the most anticipated programs in the gallery. The title for this edition of Exposure 18 comes from these three artists: Aimee Howard, Deborah Alma Wheeler, and Brett Williams. Each of their work comes with its challenges as it ranges from Aimee Howard’s critique on medicine and society to Deborah Alma Wheeler’s themes of homosexual guilt and reason to Brett Williams’ Fluxes inspired appropriation of technology to comment on pop culture through personal history. The challenging nature of the artwork and the unease it arouses is the inspiration for the exhibition’s title

The Exposure 18: “Nervous Laughter” will feature the original artworks of Howard, Wheeler, and Williams. The three artists will also be present at the opening of this exhibition on August 29th, 2015 at 4 P.M there is a panel discussion with the artists. A reception for the artists immediately follows the panel starting at 5 PM to 7PM. A preview of their work will also be featured in the gallery’s website at www.umsl.edu/~gallery.

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