In the News: February 2020

Rita Wang, proposed design for the Holocaust museum in Florence, 2018 studio taught by Stephen Leet.

Posted by Sam Fox School February 4, 2020


Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment, a survey exhibition of work by Peter Saul (BFA56), is on view February 11 through May 31 at the New Museum in New York. The New Yorker reviews "the first New York museum survey ever of the American aesthetic rapscallion." The New York Times dubs it "a critically acidic dirty bomb of a show, well-timed."

Professor Stephen Leet published the article "Teaching Architectural Design in Xenophobic Times" on Platform, highlighting his students' design projects for Holocaust memorials in Florence, Italy. Learn more>>

The Story Of Plastic, a documentary produced by Deia Schlosberg (BFA03/BA03) of Pale Blue Dot Media, will air on the Discovery Channel in honor of Earth Day. The film looks at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and its worldwide health consequences. Learn more>>

WashU's Teaching and Learning Center spotlighted the Sam Fox School's new cross-disciplinary workshop series Fox Fridays. The free series provides students, in particular, an opportunity to experiment with new mediums and tools outside of studio. Learn more>>

Curbed New York examines the forward-thinking measures—including the creation of an all-electric skyscraper—Alloy Development is pursuing for the 80 Flatbush Avenue project. “This is a full block development, and we want to make this the most sustainable block in Downtown Brooklyn,” says Alloy founder Jared Della Valle (MArch96/MCM96). Learn more>>

Program screening & discussion: Mid-Century Modern in St. Louis, a special program produced by PBS Channel 9, celebrates architectural landmarks in St. Louis. As part of a program screening and discussion on February 19, there will be Interviews with architecture alumni Ralph Fournier (BArch52) and Dick Henmi (BArch47). Learn more>>

20/20, a group exhibition featuring work by associate professor Jamie Adams, former professor Arthur Osver, former faculty member Ernestine Betsberg, and others, opens February 21 at Philip Slein Gallery. Learn more>>

State of the Art 2020, a group exhibition featuring work from associate professor Tim Portlock, alum Jill Downen (MFA01), and others, opens February 22 at Crystal Bridges Museum and The Momentary in Arkansas. Learn more>>

Professor Stephen Leet recently participated in artist Lydia Wierenga's project a6_murals_worldwide on Instagram. Learn more>>

Professor of practice Nanako Umemoto and Jesse Reiser of RUR Architects designed Geoscope 2, part of the exhibition R. Buckminster Fuller, Pattern-Thinking at Princeton University School of Architecture. Learn more>>

Nina Crosby Walton, an undergraduate architecture student in the Sam Fox School, is among the first cohort of the Skandalaris Center's St. Louis Entrepreneurial Fellows. The program promotes exploring innovation and entrepreneurship through coursework, direct partnership with local startups, and a 10-week summer internship, culminating in a capstone project. Learn more>>

Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick (both BFA86), whose collaborative exhibition Truppe Fledermaus & the Carnival at the End of the World is currently on view at the Hotchkiss School's Tremaine Gallery, was reviewed in Chronogram. Learn more>>

Emily Castle (BA78), the founder of Castle Design, will be honored February 13 as the Business Person of the Year at the Clayton Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Awards Dinner. Learn more>>

The Kemper Art Museum's spring exhibitions and new galleries were featured in Student Life. The three exhibitions: Multiplied: Edition MAT and the Transferable Work of Art, 1959-1965; Truths and Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice; and Tomás Saraceno: Aerocene Tata Inti—Event Horizon—Aerocene, Launches at White Sands, are on view through April 19. Learn more>>

Margaret Keller's (MFA89) recent exhibition Botanica absentia, which was on view in the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis' Education Gallery this fall, was reviewed in Delicious Line. Learn more>>

Several exhibitions featuring work by Sam Fox School faculty and alumni open February 14 at The Sheldon in St. Louis. Mississippi River Views is a group exhibition that includes the work of senior lecturer Jennifer Colten. Principal Perspectives: The Work of Phil Durham is a retrospective of work by St. Louis-based architect Phil Durham (MArch85/BA83); Greg Cuddihee (MArch01) will deliver a gallery talk February 18. Fairgrounds is a solo exhibition of work by Benjamin Pierce (BFA00), and Riverwork Project is a monumental-scale panoramic textile by Sun Smith-Forêt (BA83/MFA86/MSW92). All four shows are on view through April 11. Learn more>>

Artist, graphic designer, and curator Sara Velas (BFA99) will deliver a talk titled Shengjing Panorama: An International Collaboration in Space and Time as part of the Art + Design Visitors Series at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign's Kennert Art Museum on February 13. Learn more>>

Iris Oculus, a solo exhibition by Mary Anna Pomonis (MFA98) in conjunction with the exhibition The Light of Space, is on view through April 19 at The Museum of Art + History. Learn more>>

Ebony G. Patterson (MFA06) has been selected as one of the artists who will participate in the Joan Mitchell Foundation's Artists-in-Residence program at its Center in New Orleans in 2020. Patterson's work is represented by moniquemeloche in Chicago. Established by the Foundation in 2015, the Joan Mitchell Center has hosted more than 200 artists since its inception. Past artists-in-residence include MFA in Visual Art alumni Lavar Munroe (in 2015), Laylah Ali (in 2018), and Carlie Trosclair (in 2019). Learn more>>

Beloved Community, an exhibition of work by Jen Everett (MFA19), WORK/PLAY (Kevin McCoy, MFA19, and Danielle McCoy), and Ron E. Young (MFA18), opens February 5, with a panel discussion featuring the artists. The show is on view through February 28 at Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, Galleries at Flo Valley. Full details>>

What I Know, a solo show by Deborah Katon (MFA96), opens February 7 at The Kranzberg Gallery. It will be on view through March 13. Full details>>

Curated by Edo Rosenblith (MFA17), Vultures at Midnight features the work of Janie Stamm (MFA19), Jon Young (MFA18), Erik S. Peterson, and Edo Rosenblith. The show opens February 7 at Monaco, and is on view through March 6. Full details>>