Now nearing the end of its first quarter of a century, the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood is spotlighting three ceramic artists at the moment: Steven Young Lee, Lindsay Pichaske and Alessandro Gallo.
That triune exhibition, which opened Oct. 18, runs till Nov. 30 in the 4,400-square-foot venue and continues its mission of showcasing nationally recognized painters, photographers and sculptors, emerging and established alike.
Duane Reed, the gallery’s namesake, owner and director, explains what specifically inspired the grouping of Lee, Pichaske and Gallo. “The gallery has long been involved in exploring work that’s both unexpected and challenging,” he says. “We have taken a great interest in ‘thinking out of the box’ using material-based work.”