In the Galleries: Oh! You Pretty Things and On Another Note... CLOSES March 17 at the Artists' Guild

For this installment in an exhibition series that explores the relationship between sound and image, Adrian Aquilino assembled this small suite of gig posters by local printmakers and collagists Jeremy Kannapell, Jason Potter and the collaborative/band Sleepy Kitty. Though executed independently of one another, the works all find indie rock's visual analogue in a mash-up of Surrealist, Fluxus-inflected and Russian Constructivist graphics, embracing at the same time a kind of sardonic anti-propaganda tactic that subverts the promotional nature of their medium. Potter's silkscreens languish in fluid line work and classic comic-book wit (in one, a banana plays a bottle like a bass drum). Sleepy Kitty stakes out territory on the fluorescent spectrum, composing dense silkscreens that blend, say, the coolly composed face of Grace Kelly with Sharpie-like scrawls and vibrating rainbows. Kannapell has authored a craft wholly his own, cutting and pasting color photocopies of assorted archival imagery into intricate, sprawling collages that feel almost minimalist in their bold black outlines and reductive color palette. All in all it's a great and weird honorary anthem to an otherwise unsung genre. Also showing — On Another Note... Continuing the riff on music and art, this juried group exhibit clearly proves that the love between these genres is endless, sometimes envious, and rife with joy. Highlights include Painter's Eyes, a video wherein artist Michael Behle sings "Hungry Eyes" while doffing pair after pair of vintage sunglasses to reveal color fields for eyes; Andrew James' abstract video shorts of mundane items; and Robin Assner and Adam Watkins' surveillance-themed installation Life's an Interruption. Through March 17 at the St. Louis Artists' Guild & Galleries, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton; 314-727-6266 or www.stlouisartistsguild.org. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Tue.-Sun.

 
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