Corrosive environments as fertile ground by Joe Chesla

Pre-Security, Terminal 1, Baggage Claim level

Exhibition dates: Now through September 2023

Corrosive environments as fertile ground consists of 6 images in the airport lightboxes in Terminal 1. The images are a series of detail shots from Chesla’s large-scale mixed media drawings. The images examine the micro compositional elements created within the context of the larger art object, offering a window into the physicality, materiality, and complexity built within the smallest areas of my drawings.

About the artist:

Chesla received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Utah State University and his BS from University of Wisconsin Stout. He has studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Minnesota College of Fine Art, and the Kansas City Art Institute, and exhibited and lectured at numerous institutions nationally and internationally. He worked as a preparator at The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and as Head Preparator at the Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City and as a potter in Shigaraki, Japan. He currently holds the position of Professor of Fine Art, coordinating the Sculpture Department at St. Louis Community College at Meramec in St Louis Missouri.

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