Radar Home, 11.8.13: New Work by Amy Reidel
Fri., Oct. 7, 5-7 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 14 2017
St. Louis artist Amy Reidel draws her inspiration from color MRIs, family portraits and weather radar imagery. Nobody who has lived in the Midwest for any length of time can fail to see the menace implicit in the deep reds of a heavy storm looming over the metro area. By overlaying that data on the face of a relative, Reidel combines the predictive powers of technology with the emotional patterns we learn to recognize from infancy. The result is imagery that speaks to our sense of home and security, and the threatening nature of the outside world -- and those we let in.