Counterpublic

Opening over the course of two days on March 13th and 14th, 2015, Counterpublic is an expansive exhibition that commissions artists to create a series of projects that engage a different conception of cultural space.

Alberto Aguilar, Drawings for "Propaganda Familiar" 2015, Hand painted sale signs that can be read in English and Spanish for the front windows of El Torito Supermercado

The exhibition will open simultaneously at The Luminary and at various locations throughout the Cherokee Street neighborhood featuring work from Alberto Aguilar, Damon Davis, EDELO, Lucky Pierre, Dread Scott, Sean Starowitz, and Work/Play.

Counterpublic addresses the complex publics that make up a community, presenting artists and artworks that speak unevenly across space, aiming for a form of public art that folds into the vibrancy of daily life and engages the pressing issues of our city and of our time.

Projects include:
Alberto Aguilar at El Torito & The Luminary
Damon Davis at The Luminary
EDELO at El Chico Bakery
Lucky Pierre at Black Bear Bakery
Dread Scott at multiple locations
Sean Starowitz at Gooolll
Work/Play at Sweet Shears

The Luminary's exhibitions receive significant support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Regional Arts Commission, Arts and Education Council and the Missouri Arts Council. Beer is provided by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.