Friday, November 20, 2009

Sino - St. Louis Relations

Like the fine print says: there is a portrait of Mao Zedong on the wall of my office, a sarcastic Andy Warhol image (it's not meant as adulation). There is also a 10 yuan note on my desk, just in case, under a crystal ball designed by one of my favorite artists, Jenny Holzer. The crystal ball predicts the world to come: the inscription inside reads the future is stupid.
HEY, SPEAKING OF ANDY WARHOL, THIS IS WAY MORE THAN FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME: Studio Altius is a St. Louis photography venue that rents professional studio space and lighting equipment to shooters who don't have their own, holds photography workshops and hosts exhibits of local artists' work. At the end of every year, they have a competition and show "for the best photography created in that year from St. Louis area photographers," or at least those who get around to entering something. SEEN 2009 opens soon and I was notified today that seven of my images were accepted (I'll post links to them as soon as I get a chance). This means one of two things: there were very few entries this year or the judges have exquisite taste. Take your pick.

The opening reception is Saturday, December 5 from 6 to11 PM. St. Louisans, be there or be square. You will have the opportunity to buy Bob's stuff. Studio Altius is located at 3518 Greenwood in Maplewood. The show continues until January 16, 2010.


brattcat said...

I'm leaning toward the 'exquisite taste' option. And wondering how many images you actually submitted. I wish I could come to St. Louis for the opening. I also wish we had a Studio Altius in our neck of the woods.

Olivier said...

tu aurais pu nous faire coucou depuis la fenetre ;o)

Virginia said...

Whoooohoooo! You go Bob! Damn smart judges is my opinion as well. I too wish I could attend and stand there and rave and gush. Congratulations. Well deserved honor.

PS The portrait of The Chairman is great. I think the yellow skin tones may not be so PC these days!HA

Paula said...

Perhaps exquisite taste = a limited number of entries? Congratulations, we want to know all outcomes.

Is there anyone else with a blog that documents Saint Louis as extensively as yo do?

cieldequimper said...

Sorry, I can't make it! :-(
Nice to see your office details, I would hate to see boss' face if I put Mao up on the wall! The Yuans? In case of... ??? ;-)