Saint Louis Art Museum Announces Opening of Currents 105: Ian Monroe


ST. LOUIS, MO- The Saint Louis Art Museum announces the opening of Currents 105: Ian Monroe, an exhibition featuring a new body of work by the London-based artist and Washington University in St. Louis graduate. Through collage and sculpture, Monroe explores a crucial moment in both St. Louis and aviation history. Inspired by the architecture of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Monroe revisits the story of its iconic terminal designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, best known for his design of the World Trade Center and its twin towers. Opening to great acclaim in 1956, this innovative building transformed the landscape of postwar airport design, as it successfully formalized the concept of flight through the architecture itself. Monroe presents a series of figurative collages based on archival photographs and a large-scale collaged panel depicting a jet engine and a distant view of Lambert’s undulating