March 20, 2014

Monteith is featured in St. Louis art exhibit

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Jerry Monteith, head of graduate studies in the School of Art and Design and professor of sculpture at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is a featured artist in a St. Louis art gallery special exhibit that begins March 29. 

The exhibition at Duet, 3526 Washington Ave., Suite 300, pairs a St. Louis artist with an artist from another city as a way of comparing and contrasting their work in the context of cultural landscape influences.  The exhibit opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 29.  The exhibit will be on display through May 31. 

Monteith, who specializes in large-scale constructions and installations and mixed media, is paired with Brooklyn-based artist Yamini Nayar.  The artists’ respective works explore dramatic scale shifts -- Nayar with photographic art and Monteith with small sculpture.