February 11- March 11, 2015
UMSL Gallery Visio, Saint Louis, MO
UMSL Daily Article
Article in The Current
Maps of Synapses
January 23, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Isolation Room/Gallery Kit, 5723 Dewey Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116
In Caitlin Funston’s maps of synapses, neurons and what look alternately like galaxies or solar systems you get a sense that the cosmic and the atomic are fused in some dislocated reality. These intensely detailed images could be considered a redress of acid colored William Morris inspired paisley utopia driven 60’s 70’s rock band posters. It is Hendrix on steroids but only more baroque. Tendrils and ganglions glazed and printed, painted and etched overflow from the canvas. If it were designed to accompany a band’s gig I wonder, where does this band perform? What sort of music does it play? What bizarre instruments would be fashioned? We get to peek into the fleshy tissue of psychedelic dreams a vivid and terrible vision of an organism eating itself.