A non-commercial alternative venue

Hunt Gallery presents exhibitions of individual artists and/or groups of artists of regional, national and international renown whose works demonstrate significant aesthetic achievement and art historical importance.

An integral part of the educational mission of the Department of Art, Design, and Art History (DADAH), the Gallery features curated exhibitions of contemporary art for the academic community and broader St. Louis area public.

Current Exhibition

Mitchell Squire: Whatever it is I wish to see

The exhibition will run through March 12, 2022

In Mitchell Squire’s Whatever it is I wish to see, the artist questions his role as a self-portrait photographer with an “ill- tempered” relationship to the medium. Having returned to the practice during the pandemic after a nearly 25-year hiatus, and bracketed by theories that helped guide his sculptural practice utilizing found objects, Squire situates his recent photographic work, as he writes, “somewhere between Jane Bennett’s ‘assemblage’ and Tiffany Lethabo King’s ‘fungible flux’, then self-disappeared into the Blackness of Fred Moten’s ‘underground’.” His driving question as he re-enters the picture-making fray is how might he become a mode in a process, subject to the chance, magic, and contingency intrinsic to his encounters?

Showing for the first time at the Hunt Gallery at Webster University, Squire’s exhibition is built around new self-portraits and historic portraits from his inherited archive from the 1940s. Together with a recent trilogy of self-published zines and an array of self portraits from the 90s, this exhibition speaks to Squire’s current relationship to photography, and how that relationship increasingly fuels his contemplation of themes regarding imaginaries, racialization, sexualities, ageism, and the “what” of what it is he wishes to see.

Mitchell Squire, Self-Portrayed Anxiously (no.5 of a series of 9), 2021, Ink jet print, 7-7/8”  x 10-1/5”

Mitchell Squire, Self-Portrayed Anxiously (no. 5 of a series of 9), 2021, Ink jet print, 7-7/8” x 10-1/5”

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We are located at:

8342 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Gallery open hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 2-5pm
Fridays, 2-5 p.m.

Politics of Exchange

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Exhibitions

Mitchell Squire: Whatever it is I wish to see

Feb. 11–Mar. 12, 2022

In Mitchell Squire’s Whatever it is I wish to see, the artist questions his role as a self-portrait photographer with an “ill- tempered” relationship to the medium. Having returned to the practice during the pandemic after a nearly 25-year hiatus, and bracketed by theories that helped guide his sculptural practice utilizing found objects, Squire situates his recent photographic work, as he writes, “somewhere between Jane Bennett’s ‘assemblage’ and Tiffany Lethabo King’s ‘fungible flux’, then self-disappeared into the Blackness of Fred Moten’s ‘underground’.” His driving question as he re-enters the picture-making fray is how might he become a mode in a process, subject to the chance, magic, and contingency intrinsic to his encounters?

Showing for the first time at the Hunt Gallery at Webster University, Squire’s exhibition is built around new self-portraits and historic portraits from his inherited archive from the 1940s. Together with a recent trilogy of self-published zines and an array of self portraits from the 90s, this exhibition speaks to Squire’s current relationship to photography, and how that relationship increasingly fuels his contemplation of themes regarding imaginaries, racialization, sexualities, ageism, and the “what” of what it is he wishes to see.

Publish or Perish!

An exhibition of contemporary Japanese printmakers from Tokyo University of the Arts

Nov. 19, 2021–Jan. 14, 2022

Prints, objects and video works by professors and assistants in the Printmaking Laboratory at Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan. The long history of printmaking in Asia builds a strong foundation for the work that is currently being created at the Printmaking Laboratory of the Tokyo University of the Arts and the present exhibition suggests how globalization and digitalization have expanded that tradition. For centuries printmaking as a medium has served as a means to publish and to spread ideas, to enter into the social discourse and political arena.

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