Visually Appealing: Teens At CAM Provide Just One Of The Reasons To Check Out First Friday

Jul 31, 2014

First – remember First Friday. The tradition of art galleries being open in the evening on that date is well established in Grand Center and spreading. For instance, Space at 4168 Manchester, will be opening "Visions of a city: A solo exhibit" by Timothy Wagner from 6-9 p.m.

Work by Edo Rosenblith
Work by Edo Rosenblith
Credit Provided by Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

But back in Grand Center, there are several reasons to check out the work of Edo Rosenblith at the Contemporary Art Museum. The primary one, of course, is the work itself. The humor that is apparent in the work covers commentary on darker subjects. In the description of this show, “Black Space/White Lines,” website says, “The four walls of the Education Gallery are pitch black, illuminated with black light, and crowded with diverse, interlacing visual narrative.” Beyond the art, this show has been put together by the students of Teen Museum Studies.

Meanwhile, that big art institution in Forest Park – where free Fridays have a very long tradition – is opening Janaina Tschäpe: The Ocean Within. The video work is said to put viewers into “a surreal, dream-like vision of the ocean, evoking feelings of both calm and disorientation in the spectator,” according to Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art, in a press release.

The work can be seen in Gallery 301 from Aug. 1 through Oct. 19.