St. Louis Art Caps

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Brett Williams: A Small Dark Place Brett Williams brings his punk-rock vision of installation video art to Pace Framing's PSTL Window Gallery. For A Small Dark Place, Williams has refashioned the tiny gallery using plywood to create (you guessed it) a small dark place. Inside (you must crawl on your hands and knees to view the video playing inside) Williams has crafted a graphic that looks something like a spinning red onion. The piece is accompanied by a jarring soundtrack filled with slamming doors, bagpipes and dropping chains; the onion-like form spins out of control until it crashes to the sound of the falling chain. The entire affair lasts no more than fifteen seconds — just about as long as Williams thinks the average viewer can stand. Through July 18 at PSTL Window Gallery at Pace Framing, 632 North Grand Boulevard; 314-531-4304 (www.paceframing.com). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.

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