STNDRD is an artist-run gallery based in the Saint Louis Metro area in Granite City, Illinois. Its exhibitions examine the power and potential of flags, richly evidenced by history and 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 metro area as an outdoor flag pole on a peninsula created by Landscape Architect, Chris Carl, at Granite City Art and Design District (G-CADD).
Alongside its permanent location, off-site exhibitions are ongoing and have included collaborations with Dalton Warehouse in South Central Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angles, and pop up exhibitions at ACRE. During 2020 STNDRD is working with Grand Flag to host a flag at it’s permanent location, and off-site in Brooklyn.
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