Lyndon Barrois Jr.: Of Color
March 23 – May 21, 2017
Artist Lecture: March 23, from 4-5pm in the Kirby Hall salon
Opening reception: march 23, from 5-7pm in the sordoni art gallery
St. Louis artist, Lyndon Barrois Jr. accesses the influence media has on identity. His exhibition, Of Color, evaluates the power of print media and responds to its tastemakers. Now appearing in the pages of GQ, numerous NBA players have gone from athlete to icon. Identity formed in CMYK (the color system that makes up our print materials), distills imagery into four distinct color matrices, and emphasizes the collaborative nature of printing- colors that come together to create imagery. As Barrois puts it, "This becomes the metaphorical desire for race relations in the world. Team sports operate on the same concept."
Depicting the relationship between sports, culture and print media, Barrois takes on questions of race in a series of mixed media, assemblage sculptures arranged as if in the midst of a scrimmage game on a basketball court.
An artist based in St. Louis, Barrois has been featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions in the region. Of Color was part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.