Paintings and sculptures appear to be static objects, but time is most assuredly having its way with the artwork. Pigments fade, canvas dries and cracks, even stone erodes and crumbles given enough time. The five artists participating in Cause + Time, the new exhibition at the Luminary Center for the Arts (4900 Reber Place; 314-807-5984 or www.theluminaryarts.com), each incorporate time as another medium in the finished piece. Andrew Cozzens' sculptural objects combine industrial materials with organics, creating art that needs to be tended to every day or part of it will wither and die. Eric Souther's installation Dataform actually builds itself up based on the amount of time you spend with it. An outline of your body is created from the projected data of various social media services; the more you interact with the piece, the longer it exists. Using moss-based paint, Brea McAnally will paint a mural on a building that will slowly expand and become something else as time marches on. Cause + Time opens with a free public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 1. The Luminary Center is open Wednesday through Saturday, and the work remains on display through Saturday, June 26. Admission is free.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 1. Continues through June 26, 2010