September 2nd – 29th, 2016
How to Stay Warm on an Icy Planet presents the first of a series of emergency preparation kits, by the artist Ann-Maree Walker, for a local and national community in crisis. A pouch unfolds to reveal a white camouflaged rain poncho that acts as both flag of truce and protection from the elements. Each one snaps to another to encourage unity in the face of adversarial conditions.
Ann-Maree Walker is a St. Louis based artist, who received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art at Washington University in 2008. She has most recently exhibited at venues such as the Luminary Center for the Arts (St. Louis), SPACE Architecture+Design (St. Louis), Perlow-Stevens Gallery (Columbia, MO), MDW Fair (Chicago), and IAO Gallery (Oklahoma City). She is Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where she has organized exhibitions and programming and managed the Study Room for the past eight years. How to Stay Warm on an Icy Planet marks her final exhibition as a St. Louis artist before she heads back to her home base in Portland, OR.