Travel the world through poster art at Gallery FAB

Jennifer McKnight, associate professor of art at UMSL, helped organize a special Gallery FAB exhibition featuring work by finalists at the Chicago International Poster Biennial. (Photo by August Jennewein)

A walk through Gallery FAB right now is a little like simultaneously walking 21 city streets, all in different countries. Through March 12, the walls of the University of Missouri–St. Louis gallery are adorned with large commercial and political posters originally affixed to buildings throughout the world. The 92 posters from 21 countries were finalists at the Chicago International Poster Biennial show and their exhibition at Gallery FAB represents the first time they’ve been collectively displayed outside of Chicago.

Jennifer McKnight, associate professor of art at UMSL, organized this special exhibition with Lance Rutter, director of the Chicago International Poster Biennial. McKnight and Rutter recently discussed the exhibit on “Cityscape,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

“Mostly you would see posters like these behind glass, and it really takes away from them,” McKnight said on “Cityscape.” “Right now, we’re lucky enough to have them to where you can see them out from behind the glass.

“It’s a way to travel the world in this very small space,” she added.

Click HERE to read more about the exhibit.

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