Brick and Mortar: Community and curation at Flood Plain

Brick & Mortar: Community and Curation at Flood Plain is guest-curated by Flood Plain, a non-profit artist-run gallery located in St. Louis, MO and a new regional partner of Truman State University’s Art Department. Brick & Mortar takes its name from the exposed brick wall that comprises one side of the Flood Plain gallery space—a feature that connects the space to the brick-based architecture of its surrounding neighborhood. The exhibition contemplates what it means to operate a physical gallery in the twenty-first century, making the case for the enduring importance of community-oriented curatorial practice. Bringing together many of the artists Flood Plain has exhibited since its opening in 2017, Brick & Mortar explores the formal and topical connections between the diverse group of St. Louis-based artists, many of whom explore placemaking and social engagement. Exhibiting artists include: Brandon Anschultz, Juan William Chavéz, Dara Garcia, Amelia Colette Jones, Marina Peng, Amy Reidel, Vincent Stemmler, Katrina Van Ryn, and Rachel Youn.

Location: Truman State University Art Gallery, Ophelia Parrish Fine Arts Complex, Truman State University, 100 E Normal, Kirksville, MO

Dates: October 4-November 21, 2019

Dara Garcia,  Roots That Speak , 2018. Raffia, steel, and mesh.

Dara Garcia, Roots That Speak, 2018. Raffia, steel, and mesh.