The Space Between art exhibit by Margaret Keller | Arts and Education Council of St. Louis

The Space Between art exhibit by Margaret Keller

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL 62221
January 17, 2019 to February 21, 2019

Opening reception: January 17, 4-7p.m.

The Space Between series looks at nature and questions how to see nature now that the virtual world and its companion imagery (photographs, videos, online imagery, movies) have become more real than reality for so many. With a large-scale, fourteen-foot-high wall installation of 31 round oil paintings, Keller shows imagery that at first glance is not obviously trees, sky, and mountains. By focusing on the spaces between in landscapes, a variety of subjects seem to appear. These could be views through a microscope of amoebas, bacteria, cells, viruses or other organic forms. Just as easily, we could be looking through a telescope at macro forms in the vast cosmos of outer space. Using the format of the tondo (Italian: rotondo-round) for round paintings also suggests views through lenses, portholes and other various viewing devices.

Our world of television, video, and the internet is so completely mediated through photography that we are often blind to the distortion and manipulation of the camera's eye. The Space Between series redirects the photographically-derived, soft focus that pervasively informs our perception so that the human eye intervenes with the camera's eye and takes priority.

These artworks are all vehicles for scouting beyond traditional landscape painting in order to slip into a new, amorphous spot. Here, the voids or spaces between trees, branches, and clouds are as important as the objects. Empty spaces create the image.

The Space Between also includes Keller's floor-to-ceiling laser cut paper sculpture, mixed media work with miniature glitter-filled hemispheres, and large-scale paintings. Keller is a St. Louis artist who was recently commissioned to create the 105 foot-long aluminum sculpture installation Riverbend at The Gateway Arch National Park.

For more information about Margaret Keller visist margaretkellerstudio.com.

FREE and open to the public. Parking and handicapped accessible. Through February 21, 2019

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  • 2019-01-17 00:00:00 2019-02-21 00:00:00 America/Chicago The Space Between art exhibit by Margaret Keller

    Opening reception: January 17, 4-7p.m.

    The Space Between series looks at nature and questions how to see nature now that the virtual world and its companion imagery (photographs, videos, online imagery, movies) have become more real than reality for so many. With a large-scale, fourteen-foot-high wall installation of 31 round oil paintings, Keller shows imagery that at first glance is not obviously trees, sky, and mountains. By focusing on the spaces between in landscapes, a variety of subjects seem to appear. These could be views through a microscope of amoebas, bacteria, cells, viruses or other organic forms. Just as easily, we could be looking through a telescope at macro forms in the vast cosmos of outer space. Using the format of the tondo (Italian: rotondo-round) for round paintings also suggests views through lenses, portholes and other various viewing devices.

    Our world of television, video, and the internet is so completely mediated through photography that we are often blind to the distortion and manipulation of the camera's eye. The Space Between series redirects the photographically-derived, soft focus that pervasively informs our perception so that the human eye intervenes with the camera's eye and takes priority.

    These artworks are all vehicles for scouting beyond traditional landscape painting in order to slip into a new, amorphous spot. Here, the voids or spaces between trees, branches, and clouds are as important as the objects. Empty spaces create the image.

    The Space Between also includes Keller's floor-to-ceiling laser cut paper sculpture, mixed media work with miniature glitter-filled hemispheres, and large-scale paintings. Keller is a St. Louis artist who was recently commissioned to create the 105 foot-long aluminum sculpture installation Riverbend at The Gateway Arch National Park.

    For more information about Margaret Keller visist margaretkellerstudio.com.

    FREE and open to the public. Parking and handicapped accessible. Through February 21, 2019

    2500 Carlyle Ave. Belleville IL 62221
William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, MO 62221

618.222.5ART (5278)

The Space Between art exhibit by Margaret Keller

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL 62221
January 17, 2019 to February 21, 2019

Opening reception: January 17, 4-7p.m.

The Space Between series looks at nature and questions how to see nature now that the virtual world and its companion imagery (photographs, videos, online imagery, movies) have become more real than reality for so many. With a large-scale, fourteen-foot-high wall installation of 31 round oil paintings, Keller shows imagery that at first glance is not obviously trees, sky, and mountains. By focusing on the spaces between in landscapes, a variety of subjects seem to appear. These could be views through a microscope of amoebas, bacteria, cells, viruses or other organic forms. Just as easily, we could be looking through a telescope at macro forms in the vast cosmos of outer space. Using the format of the tondo (Italian: rotondo-round) for round paintings also suggests views through lenses, portholes and other various viewing devices.

Our world of television, video, and the internet is so completely mediated through photography that we are often blind to the distortion and manipulation of the camera's eye. The Space Between series redirects the photographically-derived, soft focus that pervasively informs our perception so that the human eye intervenes with the camera's eye and takes priority.

These artworks are all vehicles for scouting beyond traditional landscape painting in order to slip into a new, amorphous spot. Here, the voids or spaces between trees, branches, and clouds are as important as the objects. Empty spaces create the image.

The Space Between also includes Keller's floor-to-ceiling laser cut paper sculpture, mixed media work with miniature glitter-filled hemispheres, and large-scale paintings. Keller is a St. Louis artist who was recently commissioned to create the 105 foot-long aluminum sculpture installation Riverbend at The Gateway Arch National Park.

For more information about Margaret Keller visist margaretkellerstudio.com.

FREE and open to the public. Parking and handicapped accessible. Through February 21, 2019

  • View Map
  • 2019-01-17 00:00:00 2019-02-21 00:00:00 America/Chicago The Space Between art exhibit by Margaret Keller

    Opening reception: January 17, 4-7p.m.

    The Space Between series looks at nature and questions how to see nature now that the virtual world and its companion imagery (photographs, videos, online imagery, movies) have become more real than reality for so many. With a large-scale, fourteen-foot-high wall installation of 31 round oil paintings, Keller shows imagery that at first glance is not obviously trees, sky, and mountains. By focusing on the spaces between in landscapes, a variety of subjects seem to appear. These could be views through a microscope of amoebas, bacteria, cells, viruses or other organic forms. Just as easily, we could be looking through a telescope at macro forms in the vast cosmos of outer space. Using the format of the tondo (Italian: rotondo-round) for round paintings also suggests views through lenses, portholes and other various viewing devices.

    Our world of television, video, and the internet is so completely mediated through photography that we are often blind to the distortion and manipulation of the camera's eye. The Space Between series redirects the photographically-derived, soft focus that pervasively informs our perception so that the human eye intervenes with the camera's eye and takes priority.

    These artworks are all vehicles for scouting beyond traditional landscape painting in order to slip into a new, amorphous spot. Here, the voids or spaces between trees, branches, and clouds are as important as the objects. Empty spaces create the image.

    The Space Between also includes Keller's floor-to-ceiling laser cut paper sculpture, mixed media work with miniature glitter-filled hemispheres, and large-scale paintings. Keller is a St. Louis artist who was recently commissioned to create the 105 foot-long aluminum sculpture installation Riverbend at The Gateway Arch National Park.

    For more information about Margaret Keller visist margaretkellerstudio.com.

    FREE and open to the public. Parking and handicapped accessible. Through February 21, 2019

    2500 Carlyle Ave. Belleville IL 62221
William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, MO 62221

618.222.5ART (5278)