This fall the work of pioneering digital media artist Jennifer Steinkamp inaugurates CAM’s Street Views series, a new exhibition series of large-scale video art that will be projected onto the museum’s Washington Boulevard facade. Often incorporating lush, nature-based imagery, Steinkamp’s digital video animations alter architectural spaces, taking viewers beyond the physical boundaries of a built environment to contemplate their surroundings in new ways. Using powerful video projectors and a complex computer algorithm, Steinkamp’s installation at CAM will transform the museum’s characteristic crisp lines into a dynamic curtain of undulating flowers and leaves, creating a digital garden among the metal and concrete of the building.
Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of CAM’s building in fall 2013, Steinkamp’s installation and the ongoing exhibition series itself will literally turn the museum inside-out, transforming the facade into a gallery and providing a new perspective on the structure. Steinkamp’s work will be on view from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM every evening during its run.
Jennifer Steinkamp (b. 1958, Denver) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions, including at Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha (2013); Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2011); and career surveys at the Albright-Knox Gallery, New York (2008); the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (2006); and the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose (2006). Steinkamp’s work can be found in public and private collections worldwide such as The Chrysler Museum of Art, Virginia; Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga, Spain; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Istanbul Museum, Turkey; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Jennifer Steinkamp is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Lisa Melandri, Director.