Over the past year, a number of apartment galleries, alternative exhibition spaces and new curatorial platforms have emerged out of the active St. Louis arts community. One of the most consistently lauded of these has been Los Caminos, a small but significant apartment gallery overlooking Cherokee Street.
The 1954 Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis was an architectural and social disaster. I talked with artist Juan William Chávez about his less damning outlook on the history and fate of the Pruitt-Igoe site.
I recommend going alone to the new Craft Alliance on Grand, where recent MFA graduate Kristin Fleischmann’s work reflects upon what it means to feel united with something…and to feel apart.
I recently sat down at the Scottish Arms for a conversation with Dominic Molon, the newly installed Chief Curator at CAMSTL, to discuss his recent move from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA), the mythology that develops around curators and, of course, the Velvet Underground.