Zone Offense

Amsterdam-based, Turkish-born artist AhmetÖgüt's exhibit Underestimated Zones at Laumeier Sculpture Park (12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills; 314-615-5278 or www.laumeiersculpturepark.org) pokes fun at public and shared spaces by means of video, still images and installation work. Sometimes the tweaking is overt, such as his ink and aluminum plate print of a warning sign, This area is under 23 hour video and audio surveillance, which sends up society's love of control methods and how these methods are always flawed. Other pieces are more subtle. Ögüt's installation Ground Control requires asphalt to be poured over Laumeier's gallery tile floor; the impact of attendees' footsteps make impressions that demonstrate the human impact on our surroundings. Underestimated Zones opens with a free public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 23. The work remains on display through Sunday, January 9, and the gallery is open every day except Monday and Tuesday. Admission is free.
Wednesdays-Sundays; Wednesdays-Sundays; Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 23. Continues through Jan. 9, 2010

 
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