Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité is the 112th installment of the museum's popular Currents series showcasing contemporary art. In her new works, Stanislav, the 2015-2016 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Fellow artist, explores the complex meanings associated with the natural and mythological history of St. Louis.
March 24–June 19, 2016 | Gallery 250, East Building and Gallery 301, Main Building
In Convergence Infinité, Stanislav created a multichannel video that maps the city using an aerial drone, creating a vista from a bird's-eye view. This work captures sites of social and environmental import from the Mississippi River and Cahokia Mounds to the Gateway Arch, converging in front of the Museum at The Apotheosis of St. Louis—the equestrian statue of the city's namesake. These films will be installed amidst a variety of mirrored sculptures, taxidermied animals and reflective paintings, all reinforcing and complementing Stanislav's fascination with Midwestern history.
The exhibition of new contemporary work is complemented by the artist's earlier film, Blow Away (2008). Highlighting Stanislav's sustained work in mirrored sculpture, the film shows a dramatic explosion of mirrored obelisks on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and provides valuable context for her long-standing engagement with natural history.
Currently working in Minneapolis and New York, Stanislav is internationally recognized for sculpture, video installation, and public projects has been featured in group exhibitions at the Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russia (2013), and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery (2011). Her past solo exhibitions were featured at the Art Center Pushkinskaya-10, St. Petersburg, Russia (2014), and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2008).
Currents 112: Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité is curated by Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art, with Molly Moog, research assistant.