Jane Birdsall-Lander’s wall sculpture “Heartsong” will be among the works of three St. Louis artists displayed as part of “Exposure 16: Primal Forms,” an exhibition at UMSL’s Gallery 210.

Jane Birdsall-Lander’s repurposed wooden wall sculptures have the appearance of primitive objects. Jerry Monteith’s tiny and bizarre bug-like attractors are inspired by fly-fishing lures. Melody Evans’ flowing ceramic pieces are built upon a personal visual language, including the interaction between the human body and the environment.

Exposure 16: Primal Forms,” an exhibition at Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, will present the trio’s works. The exhibition features artists who live and work in the St. Louis metropolitan area. It’s become one of Gallery 210’s most-anticipated programs.

The exhibit will open Aug. 24. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The artwork will be on display through Oct. 5.

The “Exposure” series is a long-running program created by the St. Louis Gallery Association and previously presented in the Hunt Gallery at Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo. UMSL’s Gallery 210 now runs the program. “Exposure 16” will be the 10th exhibition in the series to be held at Gallery 210.

The exhibition is supported in part by grants from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council with additional assistance from The Center for the Humanities at UMSL.

Also featured at the Aug. 24 opening will be the video presentation “Walt Disney Taxi Driver by San Francisco video artist Bryan Boyce, who’s well known for his satirical send-ups of American politics and pop culture. In his short video he re-imagines Martin Scorsese’s classic film “Taxi Driver infiltrated by Disney characters.

Gallery 210 is located on UMSL’s North Campus. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Myra Lopez

Myra Lopez