InSITE STL Launches First Public Art Project

February 25, 2022

The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis is a proud supporter of InSITE STL – a group of site-specific, temporary public artworks in Downtown St. Louis in 2022. The works, developed by St. Louis-based artists, impact how we see Downtown — from the actual physical character, to different views and sightlines, to our views and perceptions of what Downtown is and can be. The artworks encourage exploration, curiosity, and a new way of seeing.

The first of five temporary, public art displays will be unveiled to the public on March 11-12 at DUC Park, 923 Locust Street. “The Fatted Noonan” is a multi-story animated digital projection by St. Louis-based artists Tim Portlock and Blaize’B Daniels. The project takes its name from notable former businesses that occupied this site: Noonan-Kocian Gallery and the Fatted Calf. Portlock and Daniel’s site-specific projected art will bathe the site in moving murals of light and color and pay homage to the forgotten history of the building that once existed at the site which is now DUC Park.

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This is the first of three multi-story scaled animations on buildings in Downtown St. Louis. Each site will be a collaboration between Portlock and a different artist with ties to St. Louis. The subject matter for each animation will be the forgotten history of each building, carefully researched through local archives to share the building’s significance to the city. The projects each combine special-effects software and the visual conventions of 19th-century American painting to creatively interact with contemporary cityscapes and are scaled to highlight the specific architecture of the surface.

InSITE STL will also feature upcoming projects by Jenny Murphy, Van Dyck Murphy Studios, Ellie Balk, and Jacob Stanley. Learn more.