CHRISTINA SCHMIGEL: In Our Town | St. Louis Public Radio
  • MARCH 3 - APRIL 18
  • Bruno David Gallery, St Louis
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    March 3, 2020 and April 18, 2020
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    March 3, 2020 and April 18, 2020
  • Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fridays, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Christina Schmigel

A landscape of rural water towers fills Bruno David Gallery’s Window on Forsyth. In Our Town is sculptor Christina Shmigel’s first show with the gallery since she repatriated to the US in 2017. After 14 years of living in Shanghai, China, Shmigel marks her return to St Louis with a new series of sculptures based on an iconic image of the American landscape, the water tower. Composed of interlocking planes of slotted sheet steel, the sculptures in the Window on Forsyth are the latest incarnation of a form that Shmigel has addressed numerous times over the course of her 30-year career. Whether adorning a building in NYC or marking a town along an interstate highway, the water tower has a strong hold on the collective imagination of Americans. As it stands alone in the distance, the tower speaks to a traveler’s sense of loneliness, to a sense of the stranger-passing-through. (…) As an image, it immediately triggers memories. Dear, familiar, half-forgotten…

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