Ilene Berman, St. Louis University professor of fine and performing arts, invites you to enter Unnatural State, a place both familiar and strange. Specifically, a space that asks you to consider the social structures that prevent schools from being places to practice freedom and asks “Who is hurt by and who benefits from this constructed absence of freedom?” Her Gallery 210 installation is a collection of objects, materials, video, sound, and emptiness placed in relationship to each other and to you, the viewer. You complete this work, in the hope that, within this space, we will become partners in an exploration of art’s capacity to make us feel and act to address the important issues of our time. Unnatural State Gallery 210 exhibition opens with artist talk 4:00pm and reception 5-7pm, Feb. 8, and runs until May 9. Learn more at gallery210.umsl.edu and nodhouse.com.
Monday, February 24 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Gallery 210 at UMSL, St. Louis, MO 63121