Sweet Jesus exhibition @ Historic Lemp Brewery

sweet jesus stl lemp brewery art Sweet Jesus November 19, 2010 – November 20, 2010 Historic Lemp Brewery, St. Louis, MO www.sweetjesusstl.com 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 massive, unfinished sections of Historic Lemp Brewery will house this two day event. Lemp Brewery will open its gates on Friday, November 19th, at 7pm.  This two-day art exhibition features local and national installation, multimedia and performance artists. Sweet Jesus is organized by local cultural workers as a platform for focusing international attention to the unique resources and culture of the St. Louis independent art movement. Drawing its name from the found graffiti of former disenchanted youth that used the expansive brewery as an underground party mecca, Sweet Jesus attempts to recapture this energy in the form of a spontaneous 24 hour art happening.  Artwork will be installed on four sections and three floors of the raw industrial space that formerly housed the brewery’s ice house, storage, and processing facilities. Artists in this group exhibition include: Lauren Frances Adams (St. Louis, MO), Beacon Projects (New York, NY), Juan William Chavez (St. Louis, MO), Coble/Riley Projects (Copenhagen, Denmark  and New York, NY), William Gass (St.  Louis), Sarrita Hunn (St. Louis), Gregg Louis (New York, NY), Tim Ridlen (New York, NY), Mike Schuh (Chicago, IL), Ryan Thayer (St. Louis, MO), Kiersten Torrez (St. Louis, MO). Video selections by guest curators Laura Fried (St. Louis, MO) and Matthew Thompson (Aspen, CO). On November 19th, there will be an opening party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Performances by Beacon Projects scheduled at 7:30pm and 9:00pm will be broadcast live on the web.  Open hours on Saturday, November 20thwill feature a discussion and walking tour with guest panel, inspirational sing-along, and mimosa toast from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sweet Jesus, is organized by Lauren Frances Adams (Founder of Cosign Projects and Assistant Professor of Painting at Washington University), Juan William Chavez (Artist, Cultural Activist and Founder of Boots Contemporary Art Space), Jake Peterson (Assistant Curator of Cosign Projects and Lead Designer at Arsenal Studios), and Kiersten Torrez (Visitor Services Manager at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis). Guest curators include Laura Fried (Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis) and Matthew Thompson (Associate Curator at the Aspen Art Museum). The exhibition is on view Friday, November 19, 2010 7-10pm and Saturday, November 20, 2010 12pm-5pm. Admission is free.]]>