The Front Room at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; 314-535-4660 or www.contemporarystl.org) is a rapid-redress show space designed to stop-motion capture art of the moment. Capturing Dexter Sinister, the New York based pamphleteers and proprietors of Just-In-Time Workshop & Occasional Bookstore (yes, that's plural; Dexter Sinister is a single entity), is a perfect fit. Printing has enjoyed a huge renaissance of late the kids love concert posters and David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey (the component parts of Dexter Sinister) are building something new in that field. Dexter Sinisters print work encompasses subjects such as a collection of Mark E. Smiths lyrics (of seminal postpunk band The Fall) and posters for 19th century French drama, combined with a penchant for heraldry. How is just-in-time different from print-on-demand? Find out in the Front Room from Wednesday, January 7, through Sunday, January 17. The gallery is closed on Monday and Tuesday, and admission is $3 to $5 but free on Wednesday and Saturday.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 7. Continues through Jan. 17, 2009