Sarah Frost’s exhibition “Site” will be on display through Dec. 7 in UMSL’s Gallery 210.

Artist Sarah 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.

Her latest art installation uses bamboo. And the outcome is an imposing structure that dominates the space in Gallery 21o at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She uses white strips of canvas to hold together hundreds of bamboo poles – resembling scaffolding.

“Frost’s ‘Site‘ makes great use of the closed, cave like gallery space,” wrote Sarah Hermes Griesbach, in a review of “Site” she penned for the St. Louis Beacon. “Along with the massive scaffold construction, Frost has laid a dirt floor that cues the gallery visitor to experience the room as a fully developed — neither inside, nor outside — space. Shadows along the white walls are a second work of art, adding to the intricate layering of the Frost’s knotty labyrinth.”

“Site” will be at Gallery 210 through Dec. 7.  The display is free and open to the public. From 2-3 p.m. on Dec. 7, local artist Tony Renner will play music inspired by “Site.” A panel discussion will follow at 4 p.m. A reception from 5 to 7 p.m. will cap the evening.

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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Myra Lopez

Myra Lopez