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Ortega y Gasset Projects opens the 2016 season with two concurrent exhibitions. A joint reception will be held on Saturday, January 23, 6-9pm.  At a special afternoon event on February 6, Jennifer Coates, David Humphrey, and Glenn Goldberg will play music in the gallery.
On view in the main gallery, Lauren Frances Adams and Jennifer Coates [...]

(above images, L-R: Stephanie Syjuco, Dazzle Camouflage Propositions, 2013 and David Mabb,
Daisy Print Wellington Boot, Detail from The Morris Kitsch Archive, Laminated digital print, 2009)
Ornament and Crime
Stephanie Syjuco, David Mabb, Susanne Slavick, and Stacy Lynn Waddell
Organized by Lauren Frances Adams
November 2 – December 8, 2013, 1717 Troutman #327, Queens, NY
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2, [...]

November 30, 2012 – February 1, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30th, 7-10pm
Luminary Center for the Arts satellite space: 2644 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, Missouri
Social Security is a constellation of 5 ‘gallery kits’ individually curated by area alternative spaces that have shuttered or shifted form within the past year, including Cosign Projects, Los Caminos, Pig Slop, Proper [...]

HOUSE COAT is a site-specific installation that will take place in Spring 2011 in St. Louis, MO, and will involve the creation of a fitted spandex garment for a two-story, row-house organized by Cosign Projects and curated and assisted by Lauren Frances Adams. Andrea Carey of LA LA Land is helping Leeza Meksin organize the logistics [...]

Sweet Jesus
November 19, 2010 – November 20, 2010
Historic Lemp Brewery, St. Louis, MO
Co-directed By: Lauren Frances Adams, Juan William Chavez, Jake  Peterson, & Kiersten Torrez
ST. LOUIS, MO: 19 Contemporary artists from across the United States will be participating in one of the largest independent art events in St. Louis history.  33,000 sq. ft. and four [...]

Cosign Projects kicks off the fall exhibition season with a new installation by California artist Carrie Hott.
View this new work on the external facade of my studio building in south city St. Louis at 2733 Arsenal Street.

Allison Smith: Needle Work. With an essay by Wendy Vogel and interviews with Allison Smith and Lauren Adams. St. Louis: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 2010. 64 pp., soft. LCCN 2009942917. ISBN 978-0-936316-30-7. Distributed by University of Chicago Press.
Contemporary artist Allison Smith’s diverse creative practice critically engages with popular forms of historical reenactment through a variety [...]

Bitter Harvest is a new installation at Cosign Projects in St. Louis, Missouri,  March 28 – May 11, 2010.

The three flags on display for Cosign Projects appropriates images published in popular media over the past several years, reinscribing this disturbing narrative. The result is a series of textile paintings overwhelmed by poppy flowers and human [...]

On Friday, March 5, at 5:00 pm, I will be hosting a curator-led tour of the Allison Smith show Needle Work at the Kemper Museum.  Sabine Eckmann, Director and Chief Curator, will lead a tour of the Sharon Lockhart exhibition, Lunch Break.
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Washington University in St. Louis
Skinker & Forsyth Boulevards
St. Louis, MO [...]

The show of Allison Smith’s work that I curated, entitled Needle Work, is now available for view online.
Sneak peek:

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