Pictures of Pictures at an Exhibition

Photographer Shawn Michelle Smith is intensely interested in other people's photographs, but only marginally. For In the Details, her current show at the Sheldon Art Galleries (3648 Washington Boulevard; 314-533-9900 or, Smith took family snapshots from the 1930s and 40s and examined the stuff at the edge of each picture, such as a stray pair of hands or the furniture pushed out of the way for a group portrait. She photographs these unobtrusive bits and then displays them in grids, giving new meaning to these otherwise forgotten elements. Shawn Michelle Smith: In the Details is open Tuesday through Saturday through Saturday, September 21. Admission is free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: June 7. Continues through Sept. 21, 2013