Life Interrupted is an all media curated visual art exhibition featuring artworks specifically created during the COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders in the St. Louis region between March, April and May of 2020.
For this exhibit, artists were asked to consider important questions in their artworks:
How has creating in isolation changed or enhanced your media and artwork?
Have you turned inward and focused on things close at hand or are you taking a more extended/wide view of your world?
Is your view peaceful, chaotic, hopeful, hopeless?
This extended time at home has meant missed milestones for many of us, including birthdays, anniversaries, holidays--how has that affected you and your artwork?
What are the ideas, subjects, themes, styles or concerns that have motivated, preoccupied, infused or inspired your creative expression during this time?”
131 artworks in all media were submitted by 52 Art Saint Louis members for consideration by exhibit Curator Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director of Art Saint Louis.
The 52 artworks in this online exhibit explore and address a variety of topics including solitude, longing, danger, nature, intimacy, racism, religion, escapism, health, illness, social and civic issues, emotions, art, politics, portraiture, isolation, mental illness, movies, parenting, dreams, and more. Works featured include collage, drawing, encaustic, glass, graphic design, handmade paper, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography, printmaking, textiles, and more.
To view the work on Art Saint Louis' website: