Exposure 19: Jumbled Time

Gallery 210 presents Exposure 19: “Jumbled Time”
Stan Chisholm, Lizzy Martinez and Adam Turl


Exhibition continues through December 2, 2017

Exposure 19: “Jumbled Time” opens the fall exhibition season for Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. This exhibition features new work from St. Louis artists Stan Chisholm, Lizzy Martinez and Adam Turl. The artists will participate in a panel discussion starting at 4pm on August 26 in the Gallery 210 Auditorium. A reception for the artists immediately follows the panel from 5pm to 7pm.

The title for this edition of “Exposure 19, “Jumbled Time”,” evolved form a series of meetings, studio visits and dinners with the artists in which discussions explored their themes, philosophies and approach’s to making. During one discussion Adam Turl stated, “I think a majority of people go through life being jumbled in time, neither being in the present or the past or the future exactly, but all three and being very uncertain, very precarious in terms of how things will turn out in the long run.” His statement inspired the title for this exhibition.

There emerged among the artists a shared interest in narrative and a cinematic/ theatrical approach to art making. The differences lie in their respective studio practices. Lizzy Martinez’s lovingly crafted oil paintings stand in contrast to Adam Turl’s environmental painting and sculpture installation to Stan Chisholm’s word pieces constructed from industrial materials. Stan Chisholm’s artwork is characterized by a touch of fantasy with a hands-on approach aimed at manipulating time. His “Buddha-like” sayings are expressed in concrete form manifested in everyday building materials. A new series of paintings by Lizzy Martinez uses the 7 Deadly Sins and the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale to advance a feminist narrative Adam Turl’s instructive narrative installations use the gallery as both an art and theatrical space.

The Exposure series was originated by the St. Louis Art Gallery Association in the late-1990s. Beginning in 2005 with Exposure 8 the program was adopted and incorporated as an annual Gallery 210 program. It has since become one of our most anticipated exhibitions.

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 Arnold Gorman 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 number is (314) 516-5976.