Opening Reception: 6-9p, February 1
The Des Lee Gallery presents the group exhibition ad hoc, ad loc and quid pro quo, which assembles the work of twelve artists whose practices elude easy definition. The title is taken from a statement by the nonsensical character The Nowhere Man in the animated Beatles film Yellow Submarine. When asked why he always spoke in rhyme, The Nowhere Man responds, "ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo: so little time, so much to know!" "Ad hoc" implies something improvised; "ad loc" is a shortened version of the Latin phrase "ad locus," meaning "at the place," while "quid pro quo" suggests a more-or-less equal exchange. Many of the works in this exhibition play within the tangles of these phrases—or in the nowhere just beyond them.
Artists featured in this exhibition are: Chloe Bethany (St. Louis), Shira Berkowitz (St. Louis), Lindsay Deifik (Kansas City), Bryan Eaton (Chicago), Gina Grafos (St. Louis), Anne Lindberg (St. Louis), Zak Marmalefsky (St. Louis), Katherine McCullough (St. Louis), Jenny Murphy (St. Louis), Dan Solberg (Brooklyn), Netta Sadovsky (St. Louis), and Carlie Trosclair (St. Louis). All artists are recent alumni of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.