Not Your Local Art Scene
The new Gallery 618 in Clayton doesn’t have the typical host of local artists gracing the walls. Instead, gallery director Alexander Jones opts to bring a New York “pop” vibe into the space and offer art aficionados the chance to view unique international pieces from the 1960s to the present. With pieces by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Basquiat and Trova already in the lineup, we’re willing to bet that Jones’ vision to bring urban-contemporary art to St. Louis won’t go unnoticed. And with plans to host a fashion show in the near future, Gallery 618’s pop-tastic ambiance extends beyond visual art to encompass the burgeoning local fashion scene, as well.
Photo credit: Matt Strom