If you’re in St Louis this summer, because it’s only four hours from Kansas City, or because you want to visit what you think is the Gateway to the West, or because you live there, you can see the work of Irish artist Katie Holten in her first solo museum exhibition in the US.
The Dublin-born artist now based in New York is having a show called Paths of Desire at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis from May 18 to August 5, 2007.
It features a large-scale sculptural installation and drawings “that explore global ecology and the importance of advocacy at a time of environmental crisis” - so I’m going to advocate that you go.
This planned sculpture sounds like something that would work great in the giant Turbine Hall of London’s Tate Modern:
During a month-long residency at the Contemporary, Holten will create a life-size replica of a native Missouri tree using paper, cardboard, newspaper, and other materials consumed in the day-to-day workings at the museum. Hanging with its roots exposed at eye level, this incredible sculptural object will fill the gallery space.
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