This selection of elegant esoterica by St. Louis-based artist and White Flag Projects director Matthew Strauss will be the final exhibition at PSTL, which recently announced that it would be closing its gallery doors (though not those of the adjoining frame shop). Strauss' works vacillate between two symbolic extremes: art about art and art about the self. Sometimes the two are one in the same. Vinyl serif letters on the gallery's exterior window rebrand the space "PAULA COOPER" (after the legendary New York art gallery). Inside, a narrow entryway scrupulously frames the objects immediately viewable within: a raw oak beam with an outsize oval frame affixed and oriented away from the viewer, beyond which hangs a wide green stripe painted on unstretched and otherwise white canvas. Only three other objects inhabit the gallery: the pale-blue canvas binding... More >>>