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Currents 115: Jennifer Bornstein

Inspired by artists who used photography and video such as Louise Lawler, Barbara Kruger, and Joan Jonas, the 2017-2018 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Fellow, Jennifer Bornstein, began creating photographs and 16 mm films in the 1990s as components of large-scale installations that examined issues of identity, gender, and social encounters. In 2003 Bornstein turned to the… Read More »

Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure is a masterpiece in concrete

Henry Moore first experimented with the unconventional, modern medium of concrete in 1926.[1] The British sculptor is renowned for his semi-abstract human figures cast in bronze or carved directly into stone and wood, highlighting the inherent qualities of these materials. Yet Moore also was drawn to concrete, an inexpensive material that could be cast into a… Read More »

Sorolla painting is a vestige from blockbuster St. Louis exhibition

In March 1911 the Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida spoke to a newspaper reporter in front of the facade of the City Art Museum, now the Saint Louis Art Museum. Surveying Art Hill, he extolled the city’s landscape and clear atmosphere: “I am astounded. I am overcome…The air is more beautiful, more clear than… Read More »

Take a closer look at Currents 112: Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité

Across the Mississippi River from St. Louis’s Gateway Arch, a symbol of westward expansion, one can find vestiges of the largest pre-historic settlement north of Mexico. The Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, Illinois were built by a civilization which flourished for centuries before its mysterious decline. Both of these sites represent the apex or pinnacle—in a… Read More »