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1999 Stories by Ivy Schroeder

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  • TO THE MAX

    published December 29, 1999

    This year has been an odd one in the visual arts. It seems that at this frenzied 11th hour of the millennium, artists and art institutions have... More >>

  • WRIGHT-MINDED

    published December 15, 1999

    Frank Lloyd Wright -- the name itself has become synonymous with American architecture. No other architect commands such instant name... More >>

  • MY NATURE: WORKS WITH PAPER BY KIKI SMITH

    published December 8, 1999

    In the early 1990s, Kiki Smith managed to get herself pigeonholed as a feminist body artist. She was catapulted to fame (some would say infamy) by... More >>

  • KIT KEITH: SOME GIRLS

    published November 24, 1999

    Reportedly Kit Keith wanted to call her new show Pussies, Chicks, Beavers, Foxes and Bitches. Also under consideration was Women Are... More >>

  • THE MILLENNIUM SHOW: LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

    published November 24, 1999

    The new show at the Center of Contemporary Arts is titled The Millennium Show: Looking Forward, Looking Back. One glance will convince you... More >>

  • MASKS: FACES OF CULTURE

    published November 17, 1999

    The first thing you see on entering Masks: Faces of Culture at the St. Louis Art Museum isn't a mask but the representation of one: a... More >>

  • CURRENTS 79: JOAN HALL

    published November 3, 1999

    It's probably too early to look back at the art of the 1990s and try to identify a catchword or phrase that sums up the zeitgeist of the decade's... More >>

  • HEAD EAST

    published October 13, 1999

    The art community in St. Louis is a funny thing. It's relatively small, but it has cosmopolitan pretensions that can result in a strange kind of... More >>

  • INTRIGUING DEVELOPMENTS

    published September 22, 1999

    When it was launched in 1947, the Polaroid instant camera represented the biggest breakthrough in photographic technology since the... More >>

  • EXPANDING EXPRESSIONS: CONTEMPORARY MASTER PRINTS

    published September 15, 1999

    Of all artistic media, printmaking seems to allow for the greatest experimentation, the boldest risk-taking and the most innovative approaches.... More >>

  • VIEWFINDER

    published September 15, 1999

    One work in Viewfinder, the new exhibition of works by Jeff Carter and Susan Giles at Webster University, seems to sum up the conceit of... More >>

  • WRAP GROUP

    published August 25, 1999

    "Denial" — it's not just a river in Egypt. It also describes the way ancient Egyptians dealt with death, denying that it represented the... More >>

  • SOAR SUBJECT

    published August 18, 1999

    PUBLIC WORKS AND "LINKED FORMS": RICHARD HUNT Laumeier Sculpture Park CURRENTS 78: JIRO OKURA St. Louis Art... More >>

  • FLAGGING INTEREST

    published August 4, 1999

    Justifiable Desecration: A Celebration of Our Independence is the title of the inaugural exhibition in the newly dedicated Mid-AIR Gallery... More >>

  • STRUCTURE AND SURFACE: CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE TEXTILES

    published July 14, 1999

    On one level, Structure and Surface, the new exhibition of contemporary Japanese textiles on view at the St. Louis Art Museum, is a stunning art... More >>

  • High Fiber

    published June 16, 1999

    Summer is often considered sleepytime on the St. Louis art scene, the time when galleries get very mellow, museums drag out drowsy work from the... More >>

  • Pretty Good

    published May 26, 1999

    GOLDEN BOUGH: CYNTHIA NARTONIS SPATIAL PATTERNS: JUDY CHILD Elliot Smith Contemporary Art PERFORATIONS: SUE EISLER William... More >>

  • In the Beginning ...

    published May 19, 1999

    STAR WARS: EPISODE I -- THE PHANTOM MEANCE Written and directed by George Lucas For those who have virtually made a religion of George... More >>

  • Material World

    published April 21, 1999

    GARY PASSANISE: RECENT WORK St. Louis Community College-Forest Park Gallery of Art CPLY: THE ART OF WILLIAM COPLEY CRACK POTS: CERAMIC... More >>

  • Wax Ecstatic

    published March 31, 1999

    If you think wax museums are a thing of the past, or the stuff of campy Vincent Price movies, or just high kitsch -- like Madame Tussaud's London... More >>

  • Site Seeing

    published March 31, 1999

    CURRENTS 77: DIANA THATER and REVEALING THE HOLY LAND: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF PALESTINE St. Louis Art Museum Their... More >>

  • French Connection

    published March 3, 1999

    The premise of Beckmann and Paris is simple: Place the works of Max Beckmann, the celebrated German painter, in the context of the... More >>

  • Portraits of the Artists

    published February 10, 1999

    MATTHEW ANTEZZO and MATT MULLICAN Forum for Contemporary Art Seven paintings by Matthew Antezzo make their St. Louis debut at the Forum... More >>

  • Picture Window

    published January 13, 1999

    GABRIEL OROZCO: CURRENTS 76 St. Louis Art Museum There is one photograph in Gabriel Orozco: Currents 76, now at the St. Louis Art... More >>

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