Sunday, January 22, 2006

Moses at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis--Quicktime

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January 20, 2006 - March 26, 2006

MOSES: The Audiophile Series


JASON WALLACE TRIEFENBACH: Hero, Compromised (Autobiographical Fiction/Narrative Medley)

The Great Rivers Biennial is a collaboration between the Contemporary and the Gateway Foundation designed to strengthen the local art scene in St. Louis. As many as three artists are selected by a panel of esteemed national jurors to receive an award of $15,000 each and an exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

The goal of this innovative awards program is to identify talented emerging local artists, provide them financial assistance, raise the visibility of their work in both the Midwest and national art community, and provide them with professional support from visiting critics, curators and dealers.

Emerging artists in the St. Louis area were invited to submit work from any of the following categories: drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, and multi-media. An emerging artist is someone in the early stages of his or her career development who has not yet received wide exhibition exposure locally or nationally or significant financial awards from other organizations.

During summer 2005, Great Rivers Biennial jurors reviwed all submissions and selected three emerging artists to receive the award. This year's high profile panel of jurors included Elizabeth Dunbar, Curator at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; Gary Garellis, Senior Curator at UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Helen Molesworth; Chief Curator of Exhibitions at Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus.

The recipients of the inaugural Great Rivers Biennial 2004 were Jill Downen, Adam Frelin, and Kim Humphries who were selected by jurors Lisa Corrin, Director, Williams College Museum of Art; Debra Singer, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen; and Hamza Walker, Department Director, Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.

Information courtesy Great Rivers Biennial 2006 catalogue, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (

In these three interviews, produced during the week of the opening exhibition, by Hugh Beall and, William Griffin, Artistic Director of the St. Louis Veiled Prophet Parade, talks with Moses, Matthew Strauss and Jason Wallace Triefenbach. All three artists are represented by Bruno David Gallery (

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