STNDRD is an artist-run gallery based in Saint Louis. Its exhibitions examine the power and potentiality of flags, richly evidenced by flag history and their use within contemporary art as cultural objects that abstract, encapsulate, and canonize.
STNDRD debuted in September 2016 within The Luminary in St. Louis, which offered a temporary space to begin its first season of exhibitions. During 2017 STNDRD traveled to DEMO Project and to the Terrain Biennial – Enos Park. In 2018 STNDRD returned to a permanent location in the St. Louis area as an outdoor flag pole on a peninsula created by Chris Carl at Granite City Art and Design District (G-CADD).
Alongside its permanent location, off-site exhibitions continue to take place and include collaborations with Dalton Warehouse in South Central Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angles, and pop up exhibitions at ACRE. It’s through the vision, friendship, and generosity of like-minded spaces that STNDRD has flourished and continues to provide opportunities to artists based locally, regionally, and beyond.
Founder and Director
Sofia Goodman Arbona