Here be Monsters, solo exhibition

Here be Monsters brings together works on paper by Lauren Adams primarily from 2012 that center on the pre-colonial period in America and the relationships between the colonizers, the natives, and the natural landscape. Adams’ studio sources include archival imagery such as paintings of Queen Elizabeth I and watercolors of Algonquins on the coast of North Carolina in the 16th century. Lauren Adams’ artwork is an investigation in the fashion, figures, and propaganda of early American settlement, reviving archaic forms in an effort to make sense of America’s collective past. Aisle 1 Gallery, Cherokee Street, St. Louis MO January 11 – February 2, 2013]]>