Lying Heavy: New Work by Joe Chesla

October 6, 2017 – November 25, 2017

 Joe Chesla uses the corrosive force of the elements to create imprints of raw steel plates on fine printmaking paper, which he further develops with “free drawing.” Chesla’s engagement with the paper and the chance effects of the process explore the interchange between nature and industrialization, as well as the cerebral and intuitive. Chesla’s work has been exhibited internationally in France, Japan, India, China and Taiwan and across the United States.

The exhibition is made possible by Nancy and Kenneth Kranzberg and Barbara and Arthur McDonnell and Saint Louis Polonia, Inc., with support from the Regional Arts Commission.
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, October 24 at 6 p.m.
Joe Chesla will discuss the work in the exhibition. Admission free, but reservations are required. Contact Paula Lincoln at or 314-533-9900 x37.