Artists Light Up Downtown with Multi-Story Projection

November 3, 2022

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Tim Portlock Collaborates with Six St. Louis Artists to Bring A Hometown Folk Tale, and Other Stories to the T-REX Building this Fall

A Hometown Folk Tale, and Other Stories, a collection of multi-story digital projections, animates themes and stories inspired by the site in Downtown St. Louis. The exhibition will be on-view on the west-facing façade of the T-REX Building, 911 Washington Avenue, starting November 2, 2022, from sundown to 11:00 p.m. It closes on December 17.

The animated imagery in this series was created through artistic collaborations led by artist Tim Portlock with Tim Lane, Blaize’B Daniels, Marina Peng, Sage Dawson with Courtney Huang, and Mee Jey.  The main feature, A Hometown Folk Tale, by Portlock and Lane, illustrates random encounters during a late 19th century journey down the Mississippi River.  Additional short animations reflect the varied ways that the artists took their inspiration from the history, culture, and architecture of the site.

The artwork, on a highly visible façade in Downtown, will surprise and delight passers-by. Portlock hopes that people will pause to take in the spectacle of the work, and it will encourage people to come back to see more.

A Hometown Folk Tale, and Other Stories is part of InSITE STL a collection of temporary art installations sited throughout Downtown St. Louis presented by the Regional Arts Commission and Greater STL, Inc. The installations, created by area artists, explore Downtown St. Louis and the possibilities and changing perspectives of our region’s core neighborhood. Other projects include works by Jenny Murphy, Van Dyck Murphy Studios, and Jacob Stanley.

What: A Hometown Folk Tale, and Other Stories digital projection
When: November 2 through December 17 from sundown to 11:00 p.m.
Where: T-REX, 911 Washington Avenue

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