Two artists with a modern approach to the past bring their work to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; 314-535-4660 or www.contemporarystl.org) this Friday, January 22. As a solo musician and member of the Red Krayola, Stephen Prina is renowned not only for his music but his art as well. Prina's Modern Movie Pop takes cues from his musical work, positing that the past and present are indistinguishable via a series of monochrome paintings on pull-down window blinds. Concurrently, artist Sean Landers presents an overview of his defining years. In 1991-1994: Improbable History, the artist's psyche is laid bare across multiple medias, including calendar diaries and performance videos. Both shows open with a free public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, January 23, the museum hosts Contemporary Conversations, a discussion with Sean Landers at 1 p.m. Both exhibitions remain on display through Sunday, April 11, and the Contemporary is open every day except Monday and Tuesday.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 22. Continues through April 11, 2010