Gregg Louis: Down to Earth

Gregg Louis: Down to Earth

Saint Louis, MO USA Friday, June 3, 2011Friday, June 24, 2011

Saint Louis, MO USA
Friday, June 3, 2011Friday, June 24, 2011

Atrium Gallery announces an upcoming Summer Show featuring new works by former St. Lousian, Gregg Louis. A solo exhibition, “Down to Earth,” will present a series of photographs as well as sculpture. Louis has been recognized as a dynamic, young installation artist, and is now using his constructions as subject for photography. In this series, he works with household objects, primarily cooking and cleaning items; plungers, brushes, dishes and even light bulbs, to create almost surreal works. The objects are often isolated and rearranged, taking on a new life not always instantly recognizable.

Although the initial impulse may seem playful, these images are also perceived as otherworldly, sometimes unsettling as mysterious objects just landed in our realm. These works are provocative, elegant and at times humorous.

Louis recently left St. Louis to pursue graduate studies at the School of Visual Arts, New York where he received his MFA in 2009. He has received positive recognition, two major awards, shown in several exhibitions, and is currently featured in his first solo show in New York City at the Nohra Haime Gallery. Atrium is please to welcome him for his first solo exhibition in St. Louis.

Opening Reception for the Artist Friday, June 3 from 6 - 8pm