I received an email from Amy Broadway of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.
Excerpted from the attached press release is a description of the artist, Gordon Matta-Clark:
The artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) used neglected structures slated for demolition as his raw material. He carved out sections of buildings with a power saw in order to reveal their hidden construction, to provide new ways of perceiving space, and to create metaphors for the human condition. He spoke of his work as an activity that attempted “to transform place into a state of mind by opening walls.” When wrecking balls knocked down his sculpted buildings, little remained. He took photographs and films of his interventions and kept a few of the building segments, known as "cuts."The opening is October 30, 2009 from 5-9 p.m. Click here for more information.
Perhaps more interestingly, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is encouraging St. Louisans to take inspiration from their own built environment in conjunction with this exhibit.
Check out their page on "Your Saint Louis", where they will be taking submissions from the public.
You'll be able to submit a walking tour of your (or your favorite) neighborhood to encourage others to explore your section of the city, we'll invite you to share your photographs, and much more. This web page will be where we feature your St. Louis and what it means to you.