Found objects, trash photography, strange collections and accidental art
Opening reception at COCA, St. Louis, Missouri: Friday, April 14, 2006, 6-8 p.m.
Consider yourself invited to check out the opening of my solo exhibit at COCA, the Center of Creative Arts, in St. Louis, Missouri. This photography and found objects show is an attempt to put years of projects that were created for online display out into the real world.
Most of my projects are half formal experiment, half social document—half visual art, half visual reporting. I like to make a big deal about little things like rust stains, discarded furniture and flea market cameras. My projects are about the life behind everything we leave behind.
The opening reception is Friday, April 14 from 6-8 p.m. Please come! The exhibit will be on display in the Millstone Gallery from April 14 until June 11, 2006. COCA’s address is 524 Trinity Ave. in the University City area. For more info please call 314/725-6555.
Also: I will do a gallery talk on Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. And there is a workshop on Saturday, April 22, 1-4 p.m. The workshop is open to the public and is for grades 9 through adults. The cost is $45 ($40 for COCA members). Space is limited.
Part of the show will include a very simple, painless project in which everyone is invited to participate. One random entrant will win a piece of photography of their choice from the show (the found objects projects are not included in the giveaway) and one person will win a cool project poster. Get there right at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 14—there are only 100 chances to win.
After the opening on Friday night, I’d love to hang out with folks at a place TBA, probably somewhere right there on Delmar (Pinup Bowl? Halo Bar?).
I am gratefully indebted to Belinda Lee, of COCA, and Kathryn Adamchick, now of the Contemporary Art Museum, for making this happen (and also to my family for putting up with the months I spent in the attic trying to make this work).
You can see the original digital iterations of most of the pieces in Junk Science — and almost 70 other projects — by visiting keaggy.com, grocerylists.org and Flickr.