White Flag Projects is pleased to announce its Inaugural Gala &
Benefit Auction, to be held in the institution's St. Louis exhibition space
on November 3. The auction will include significant contributions from
White Flag Projects' long roster of exhibited artists and others, with
artworks by Brandon Anschultz, Uri Aran, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Michael
Bauer, Michael Byron, Barb Choit, N. Dash, Brock Enright, Amy Granat, Sara
Greenberger Rafferty, Tommy Hartung, Ajay Kurian, Daniel Lefcourt, Eva
Lundsager, Tony Matelli, John McAllister, Adam McEwen, Virginia Overton,
Karthik Pandian, Asher Penn, Jon Pestoni, William Pope.L, Stephen Powers,
Alan Reid, Erin Shirreff, Greg Stimac, Mickalene Thomas, Ernest Trova, Sara
VanDerBeek, Ned Vena, Phil Wagner, Jaimie Warren, Garth Weiser, Donelle
Woolford, and B. Wurtz.
Online bidding is currently available in
partnership with Paddle8, with the live auction to be conducted on November
3 by Corey Barr of Phillips de Pury & Company.
The Gala will
emphasize White Flag Projects' role in fostering the connection between the
city of St. Louis and the larger art world, focusing the event on formally
introducing a group of notable gallerists from New York City's Lower East
Side to those in attendance. The gallerists taking part are Lisa Cooley,
Lisa Cooley; Candice Madey, On Stellar Rays; Joel Mesler, UNTITLED; and
Rachel Uffner, Rachel Uffner Gallery.
White Flag Projects'
Inaugural Gala & Benefit Auction is organized by event co-chairs Susan
Barrett, Tania Beasley-Jolly, James C. Jamieson III, and Susan Sherman,
with support from honorary chairs Emily Rauh Pulitzer, and John and Alison
Ferring. Members of the Host Committee include Mario Barretto, Nicole
Benoist, Elissa & Paul Cahn, Winston & Amanda Calvert, Dwyer Brown
& Nancy Reynolds, Susan Ferguson, Sam Foxman & Alison Sieloff,
Jessica Holzer, Cabanne & Jim Howard, Ken & Nancy Kranzberg,
Katherine & Marc Lazar, Robert Lococo, Margaret McDonald, Lisa
Melandri, Colleen O'Neil, Dorte & Jim Probstein, Helene Sayad, Philip
Slein, Mary Ann & Andy Srenco, Mary Strauss, Susan & Robert
Werremeyer, and Pat Whitaker & Dick Miles.
Projects is a not-for-profit arts institution established in 2006 to
facilitate meaningful exhibition opportunities for progressive national,
international, and local artists and curators. It encourages contributors
to develop ambitious new projects free from commercial considerations,
asserting the primacy of the artist and proposing a reduced curatorial role
in mediating the interaction between art and its audience.