“Thaddeus Strode: Absolutes and Nothings,” curated by Sabine Eckmann and Meredith Malone. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Through April 21.
Strode’s first major museum show, the exhibition includes two dozen mixed-media paintings that conflate California surf and skateboard culture, Zen philosophy, rock music, literature, film, and comic books. In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Bonetti reports that Strode’s show will be the first solo painting show organized by Kemper director Sabine Eckmann, who is known more for her interest in conceptually based work than in painting. ‘I’m really excited to do a painting show,’ Eckmann told Bonetti, ‘It will look great in our building. We will be able to open the skylights and show how the building looks in natural light.'” Read more.