2.17.2010

PEAT & KEVIN & STAN






PEAT & KEVIN & STAN
One-week exhibition from three of the cities most talented artists

Curated by Wendi Elmore

Opening Friday, March 12, 2010, 7-10 pm
Exhibition runs through march 20, 2010
RSVP: ElmoreWendi@gmail.com

Syndicate
915 Olive Street
4th floor Gallery
St. Louis, MO 63101

Peat & Kevin & Stan is a one week exhibition organized by independent curator Wendi Elmore. Featuring the latest work of St. Louis’s own Peat Wollaeger, Kevin McCoy, and Stan Chisholm, each of these artists expands beyond their reputable mediums to enter another dimension of their artistic development. The show is on view throughout the Syndicate gallery spaces from March 12-20, 2010.

Peat Wollaeger (aka stenSOUL) Drawing and painting ever since he was a kid, Peat started doing commercial art in the 90’s and continued for almost a decade, creating urban designs for such clients as Coca-Cola, R. J. Reynolds, Anheuser Busch and some lesser evils. Burned out with the graphic arts scene and not creating any personal art, he moved back to St. Louis to raise his family and started using stencils and spray paint to reproduce his illustrations, now his medium of choice.

Internationally known for his signature EYEZ, raw colorful characters and stencil videos. Peat's work was recently seen at Art Basel Miami (BRKLYN/MIA), Art Beats and Lyrics in DC, Green Day's "the ART of Rock" at Stolen Space Gallery in London and possibly a wall near you.

www.stenSOUL.com


Kevin McCoy is a mixed media artist born and raised in St. Louis. After receiving his BFA in graphic design and communications he acquired the skills of screen-printing, letterpress design, and mixed media, which has served him existentially in his artistic development.

He has since then exhibited his work in several galleries often blending several interests such as modern art, mixed media, and graphic design to create unique pieces. He also enjoys architectural design and is exploring ways to combine that aesthetic with his newfound passion for typography. Kevin now shares his knowledge as a teacher at St. Louis’s own Craft Alliance.

www.stoopidfresh.com


Stan Chisholm (a.k.a. 18andCounting) is an emerging interdisciplinary artist from St. Louis, Missouri who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His collages, drawings, and mixed media installations reveal a growing cast of over 700 characters or mascots that serve as a visual lexicon for the moods, personal attributes or feelings explored in his work.

Chisholm’s work has been exhibited at Laumeier Sculpture Park, City Museum (St. Louis), and the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. His most recent show, ThingsThatNeverReallyHappened is still on view at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL until June 6, 2010.

www.18andCounting.com