This weekend was the Saint Louis Art Fair, a large, well-respected art fair held yearly in Clayton. While prestigous, it also knows how to have a little fun, and is a great combination of fine art, high-quality ceramic and wood artists, and funky mixed media. Here’s a sampling of some work that caught Arched Art’s eye, trying to mostly feature regional artists. Comment and let us know what artist’s you loved, too.
I could not just walk by those eyes! Click here to see more of Betsy Youngquist’s fantastical work
The photograph is eerily whimsical, and I adored those distressed wood frames. Click here to see more Michael Paul Cole photographs.
I go absolutely head over heels for anything paper-cut out; it takes a lot of skill, vision, and dedication to make these kinds of work. This black and white cut-out evoking the 30s and 40s by Ella Richards makes me swoon.
Printmaker, artist, and poet Lauren Banka is a local art student at Washington University whose compelling project about her fears resulting in a small book and prints was the most memorable work in the whole fair for me. I can’t wait to see more from her!
Typewriters are always a winner for me, too. Roderick Stevens does it large scale, and using some unconventional materials.
Those colors! That sensuality! Julie Sola’s print make me want to have a low-lit, guitar-strumming, summer night in the dessert.