Margaret Keller: Surveillance

Gallery 210 presents
Margaret Keller: Surveillance

Saturday, October 21 2017

Artist lecture: 4pm-5pm

Artists’ reception: 5pm – 7pm


Gallery 210 is pleased to present Margaret Keller: Surveillance. The exhibiton features

new work by the artist addressing the relationahips between nature, technology and contemporary culture. The exhibition opens with an October 21at 4pm with an artist slide talk in the Gallery 210 Auditorium followed immediately by an reception for the artist.


With rows of 102 tiny drone sculptures arranged in the pattern of the American flag but in colors of gray, black and white, Margaret Keller has created her 3D printed USofA Drone Carpet installation as a way to examine networks of surveillance in our country, networks that ultimately reveal themselves as threats to freedom, civil liberty and identity privacy.

In this artwork, along with 21 other new works in her Surveillance Series, Keller uses a wide range of media such as giant 14-foot drawings, paintings, miniature frescos, video and 3D printed sculptures as somber allusions to surveillance today. Her art looks back at surveillance cameras and drones to show the tangled, complex, hidden aspects of this intrusion. She focuses especially on the pervasiveness of digital cameras and software that provide an endless loop of doubtful examination. Curated by Terry Suhre, Gallery Director

Keller’s art has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including most recently at Quadratfuß, NX2 at Annex Art in Berlin, The Arkansas Art Center Museum in Little Rock, The Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, IL, COCA in St. Louis, and the Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis. She is a Professor of Fine Art at St. Louis Community College – Meramec and also participates in the curatorial and critical aspects of contemporary art through Keller has a degree in drawing from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in painting and printmaking.  She studied the history of garden design at London University and also did post-graduate studies at Webster University in electronic media and at the University of Arizona.

A reception for the exhibition “Margaret Keller: Surveillance” will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 with a slide lecture by the artist starting at 4pm. A reception for the artist follows from 5 to 7pm.                         

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.

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.