Contemporary art is serious business, and White Flag Projects (4568 Manchester Avenue; 314-531-3442 or www.whiteflagprojects.org
) is a serious gallery that shows the work of serious artists. And yet, everybody loves a good laugh, even the most stern-mouthed creators. The act of creation itself is an explosion of energy and emotion, just like a laugh; and just like a laugh, a piece of art can change you and how you see the world in an instant. Time Wounds All Heels
, the new group exhibit at White Flag Projects, features art that uses humor to alter perception. This includes the slapstick of Erwin Wurm's 13 Pullovers
, a color video that shows a man struggling to remove a baker's dozen of pullovers, to Jane Hammond's October First (Mom's Birthday)
, a found photo of a staid family snapshot livened up with the addition of a much less inhibited nude model. Time Wounds All Heels
is formulated to surprise you out of your preconceptions. The show opens with a free public reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 15, that includes a performance by C. Spencer Yeh. Admission is free, the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, and the show remains up through Saturday, February 26.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Jan. 15. Continues through Feb. 26, 2011