This exhibit features three St. Louis artists, who each explore a different approach to the fundamental concepts of drawing.
Kit Keith’s wistful portraits have the appearance of being from another era. Inspired by outsider art, old advertisements and thrift store finds, Keith creates work reminiscent of a time when everything was done by hand.
Sandra Marchewa’s work reflects her interest in the fusion of organic nature with modern, synthetic process. She creates worlds filled with allegory, using the contrast between fantasy and reality as the main theme.
Frederick Stivers received his earliest artistic training from his father, who drew on scraps of paper or cardboard to quickly illustrate a design or concept. As such, his work often employs found materials and mixed media to capture rich personal narratives exploring themes of hope, identity, loss and memory.