Opening Reception: BODY SCRN MEME

February 7, 2020
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

BODY SCRN MEME (BSM) is a group exhibition featuring work by Lilli Carré (Chicago, IL), Harley Lafarrah Eaves (St. Louis, MO), Dianna Frid (Chicago, IL), Robert Chase Heishman (Chicago, IL), Allison Lacher (Springfield, IL) & Jeff Robinson (Chicago, IL), Chris Naka (Brooklyn, NY), Megan Schvaneveldt (Milwaukee, MI), and Selina Trepp (Chicago, IL). The show is curated by artist Amanda Bowles (St. Louis, MO).

BSM considers translation processes.

From this to _____.
Iconoclast to Meme-lover.
Body to image. Image to screen plus text.
Then to icon and back to body.

Works will present a range of strategies situated in relation to screen cultures, image production, and circulation. Some artists work within the picture plane, some explode it. Bodies are flattened, embedded, dis-embedded, sometimes overwritten. Space is compressed in tight layers and text reduced to snips, clips, and blurbs.

The exhibition opens at the Des Lee Gallery on Friday, February 7 from 6-9p. Additional viewing hours through March 20 will be every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 1-6p, and also available by appointment by contacting

The Des Lee Gallery is part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.