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Processing Place: St. Louis Architecture
Ken Konchel
Terminal 1- Lower Level
May 2016- May 2017

A collection of compelling St. Louis architecture is the focus of the exhibition by well-known St. Louis-based photographer Ken Konchel.

“St. Louis architecture forms the physical environment of our lives.  It connects us to the past, it helps define our relationships to one another, and it gives us a sense of place and identity,” said Konchel. “Most importantly, St. Louis architecture enhances our creative legacy.  Yet something so integral to the sense of who we are - something that contributes immeasurably to our quality of life - is often dismissed as mundane, taken for granted, or at worst ignored.”

Konchel hopes to raise awareness and appreciation for St. Louis architecture by presenting it as engaging, dynamic geometric arrangements.  He describes his style as interactions that remove the context and distill architecture to minimalist relationships of shape, line, pattern, detail and/or texture.

His six images capture the beauty and subtleties of the West Campus Building of Washington University (formerly a Famous-Barr Department Store), St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the Priory Chapel, the former American Zinc, Lead and Smelting Company building, and the First Church of Christ, Scientist.  The large, backlit glass display windows allow admirers to view the works up-close and in detailed clarity.

The exhibit can be viewed in Terminal 1 on the lower-level, along the passageways to and from baggage claim.

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