Maps Contemporary Art Space opens its inaugural exhibition with I See What You’re Saying by St Louis artist Mike Schuh (on view through June 3, 2007). Maps is located in micro-sized storefront in downtown Belleville, Illinois, a sleepy suburb of St Louis best known for donuts and thrift stores. Maps meets these challenges with feisty curatorial vision.
In I See What You’re Saying, Mike Schuh assembles a group of loosely-crafted sculptures and videos that are designed to both kindle and hinder communication. The result is witty and flippant — very 90s Los Angeles.