SATURDAY at fort gondo:
A one-night exhibit and performance by Anna Minx, William Gass & Rick Wilson.
The exhibition opens at 6 PM; the performance begins at 8 PM.
Anna Minx’s paintings represent the universe through the layered lenses of El Greco, ancient cave renderings, Mayan and Baroque patterning, street graffiti and imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope. Minx likes to think of this series as a physical embodiment of a wandering Google search.
Rick Wilson and William Gass will perform as a human jukebox. During the last half-hour of their set, they will take musical requests, which will be interpreted and performed.
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about the artists:
Anna Minx is a St. Louis native whose practice focuses on exploring, interpreting, stretching and recombining the fundamental elements of painting. She received her BFA from Washington University, St. Louis. Currently, she works as a teaching artist with COCA, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the St. Louis Science Center. Her focus as a teaching artist is the integration of visual art with science, engineering and technology.
Chicago native, Rick Wilson moved to St. Louis in 1999 with his long running free mass psychogenic rock band Skarerkrauradio. Skarerkrauradio continues to play throughout St. Louis and abroad, and recently released its 14th LP, “Coital Mass of the Kuu Poo,” on Apop records and Cumsun Curiosities. Willson has played in bands such as Strawberry, Cheerleader, Hatewave, Twolips, and Lone Tree; currently, he plays with Burlin Mud, Beauty Pageant, Global Distance, Brain Paw, and Perverted. He has also acted in films several films, including “Naugacide” and “Time in Tempora,” and as the infamous “Fatty White” in the long-running web sitcom, “Gluey Guni Basement Show.” Wilson was a live music critic for The Lumpen Times (Chicago) and currently contributes to The Scuzz Report (St. Louis) and Applesauce magazine (L.A.). Wilson also releases local experimental music and field recordings on his cassette label “Cumsun Curiosities”.
William Joseph Gass is a Saint Louis-based writer, artist, and curative conduit researching Brechtian strategies of epic theater for use in health care contexts. Gass has contributed further criticism and essays for Penny-Ante Editions, Frieze, Flash Art, St. Louis Magazine, among others.
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fort gondo compound for the arts
3151 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
All events are free and open to the public.
Hours: Thursdays & Saturdays, 12 – 4 p.m. and by appointment
fort gondo compound for the arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts forum
founded in 2002.
Image: Anna Minx