Paul Shank 40-Year Retrospective at the Philip Slein Gallery
Paul Shank. Paintings and Works on Paper: 1964-2008 at the Philip Slein Gallery presents a survey of artwork made over a productive 40-plus year career. Landscape, still-life, abstraction, and the figure drive the creative output of Saint Louis-based artist Paul Shank.
The catalog for the show includes an essay by Shannon Fitzgerald in which she says Shank’s work “presents a distinctively idiosyncratic studio practice. For Shank, the kernel of artistic discourse was established early in his career and while he is not loyal to any one genre, he respectfully employs all. He has worked hard to institute balance and interplay in his work… For this retrospective, Paul Shank has selected key paintings and works on paper that resonate in defining a practice that moves between genres and effectively illustrate the development, evolution, and continuity of a distinctive creative articulation and passion for painting.”
Who: The Philip Slein Gallery
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm
When: Friday, March 13th 2009, Reception 6-9pm
runs through Apr. 25th
Where: 1319 Washington Ave. Downtown St. Louis
Cost: Free and open to the public.