Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

The Color and the Shape 

"Hot dog," was the first guess, and it was wrong. "Cucumber" is the shape of the object, according to artist Gina T. Alvarez. She cut 200 of these wooden shapes and laid them out in patterns to create a series of prints, each 18 inches by 60 inches, which are then assembled in sets of six. The finished pieces are the printer's language writ large, as the mechanical repetition of color and pattern transforms the meaning of the original wooden shape. In dun colors, the cucumbers resemble a field of cattails along the water's edge. Printed in transparent blues and greens, a languidly stretched pyramid of them becomes a school of fish fading in the depths. And yes, three of them overlapping in white and red becomes a hot dog suspended in space. Alvarez's work is on display tonight only from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Amanda Verbeck's Pele Prints (9400 Watson Road, Crestwood; 314-750-7799 or www.peleprints.com). Admission is free.
Wed., April 1, 2009

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of...

Latest in Night & Day

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 22, 2021

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

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation