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"Attention to Detail" Exhibit Begins New Year at Art Saint Louis
ST. LOUIS, MO, (, January 8, 2019 - Art Saint Louis will open its first exhibit of the new year, "Attention to Detail," featuring artworks by 50 regional artists from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. The exhibit is presented January 12-February 13, 2019 and is free and open to the public.

A free opening reception for this exhibit will take place on Saturday evening, January 19, 5-7 p.m.

"Attention to Detail" is an all media juried visual art exhibition featutiring artworks that are predominately defined by the details of their composition: artworks that are either marked by a density of detail or intricacy, or by details presented in isolation or contrast to surrounding elements-all works where significance, meaning or impact is achieved principally in or through detail.

For this exhibit, 215 artworks were submitted by 81 regional artists for consideration by Jurors M. Shawn Cornell and Marie Oberkirsch, from which they selected 50 original artworks by 50 artists from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky for the final exhibition. This multi-media exhibit presents works in ceramics, collage, drawing, fiber, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, wood, and more.

Art Saint Louis is located at 1223 Pine Street. Call 314/241-4810 for more information on the exhibit. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Gallery is closed Sundays & major holidays.

Saint Louis Art Museum Presents New Works by "Kehinde Wiley"
ST. LOUIS, MO, ( - The Saint Louis Art Museum is presenting "Kehinde Wiley," a free exhibition of 11 commissioned portraits of people the artist met during a 2017 visit to St. Louis. The exhibition will be on view in galleries 249 and 250 through Feb. 10, 2019.

Kehinde Wiley creates large-scale oil paintings of contemporary African-American subjects that address the politics of race and power in art. Recalling the grand traditions of European and American portraiture, Wiley depicts his models in poses adapted from historic paintings.

Wiley studied the Saint Louis Art Museum collection to identify works he would reference in the exhibition. During a 2017 visit to St. Louis, he invited people he encountered in neighborhoods in north St. Louis and Ferguson to pose for the paintings.

"Kehinde uses works in the Saint Louis Art Museum's collection as a starting point for observations about race and representation throughout the history of art," said Brent R. Benjamin, the Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art Museum. "We are extraordinarily honored to collaborate with Kehinde on this exhibition."

Wiley is the first African-American artist to paint an official portrait of a U.S. President for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The portrait of Barack Obama was unveiled in February. (The National Portrait Gallery simultaneously unveiled a portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama painted by Amy Sherald, whose exhibition is on view at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.)

Wiley has held solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum (2015), the Jewish Museum in New York (2012), the Columbus Museum of Art (2006), and the Studio Museum in Harlem (2008), among others. His works are included in such public collections as the Denver Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Wiley will discuss the exhibition and his practice in the museum's Farrell Auditorium during the opening weekend of the exhibition. Details, including ticket information, will be available this summer.

"Kehinde Wiley" is curated by Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art, and Hannah Klemm, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, with Molly Moog, research assistant. The exhibition is supported by a grant from the Trio Foundation of St. Louis.

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