Sarah Frost’s exhibition “SITE” will go on display Sept. 14 in UMSL’s Gallery 210. The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 7.

Artist Sarah Frost’s latest installation piece was inspired by bamboo scaffolding she saw during a trip to China.

The exhibition “SITE” will go on display at 4 p.m. Sept. 14 in Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis with an artists’ talk. The reception will continue until 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 7.

An imposing structure arcing across the entire gallery, “SITE” is composed of hundreds of bamboo poles bound together with strips of white fabric torn from discarded sheets, curtains and clothing. “SITE” rests upon a carpet of soil that fills the entire gallery. The installation explores themes of strength and vulnerability.

Primarily an installation artist, Frost often works with discarded or unwanted items, repurposing and bringing new life into the objects, while simultaneously preserving traces of the objects’ former utility. Previous installations by Frost include “Debris, Qwerty,” where thousands of computer keys are compiled to make abstract mosaic panels.

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.

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

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