CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART MU­SEUM ST. LOUIS

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CAM, in its on­go­ing ef­forts to show cut­ting-edge art from any­where and ev­ery­where, presents Kel­ley Walker: Di­rect Drive, the first solo Amer­i­can mu­seum ex­hi­bi­tion by mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary artist Kel­ley Walker, on view Sept. 16 through Dec. 31. Walker, who ex­ploits a dizzy­ing range of tech­nolo­gies and me­dia—3-D mod­el­ing soft­ware, laser-cut­ting, pho­tog­ra­phy, paint­ing, print­mak­ing, col­lage and sculp­ture—ex­plores ideas of re­cy­cling, iden­tity, race, class, sex­u­al­ity and pol­i­tics. www.cam­stl.org. 3750 Wash­ing­ton Blvd. at Spring Ave., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.535.4660. Map 4-2G. co­a­lesce into a com­pre­hen­si­ble theme. On view through Oct. 15, a trio of ex­hibits ex­am­ine is­sues of every­day liv­ing, from light switches and arm­chairs to en­tire houses: The Or­di­nary Must Not Be Dull: Claes Olden­burg’s Soft Sculp­tures (light swiches, green beans and more); Ex­quis­ite Every­day: 18th- Cen­tury Dec­o­ra­tive Arts Ob­jects from the J. Paul Getty Mu­seum (car­pet, chair, cham­ber pot, etc.); and raum­labor­ber­lin: 4562 En­right Av­enue, the re­sult of the Pulitzer com­mis­sion­ing Ber­lin-based ar­chi­tec­ture col­lec­tive raum­labor­ber­lin to cre­ate an in­stal­la­tion (the skele­ton of an en­tire house) from sal­vaged ma­te­ri­als from a nearby house fated for de­mo­li­tion. www.pulitzer­arts.org. 3716 Wash­ing­ton Blvd. in Grand Cen­ter, 314.754.1848. Map 4-2G.

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