Foreign Worlds, Private Places

Four artists exploring unfamiliar territories

July 26 - September 11, 2011

Christina Shmigel - "The View in Fragments: Green Sheath" - mixed media - 2000. - The View In Fragments, a gathering of seemly abandoned glass vitrines, some were presented empty, some containing expanded versions of architectural structures, continues Shmigel’s archiving impulse. As in her earlier St. Louis work, here Shmigel preserves the architecture that the city’s dwellers actively overlook. Dystopic white tiled buildings, blue pre-fab migrant worker housing, teetering rooftop pigeon coops: the vitrines present what is most uncelebrated is as though precious.
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