Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

In this insta-crazy world, you'd think Polaroid instant film and cameras would be more popular. But, alas, you can't hook up these devices to the Intertubes, and that's where all the action is. At least some folks still appreciate Polaroid's very cool, if somewhat flawed, technology, and a handful of them are the eleven artists exhibiting in the Polaroid: Past & Present show at the Gretchen Brigham Gallery (733 Union Boulevard). The Arts Group of Union Avenue presents this exhibition, which features various techniques with Polaroid films including image transfers, emulsion lifts and more — that's right, the film can be used in other ways besides the documentation of your mom's 1970s hairstyle. In Barbara Zucker's Lotus Pods (pictured), a piece demonstrating the emulsion lift technique, you won't even recognize the film for all of the sharp contrast. The show is on display from Sunday, July 5, through Sunday, August 2, and there's an opening reception from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 12.
July 5-Aug. 2, 2009

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Speaking of Highlights, Barbara Zucker

Latest in Night & Day

More by Alison Sieloff

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 28, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation