October First Friday with reflect / project

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Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to present the October reflect / project exhibition from St. Louis artist Kristen Lyle.

Lyle’s short films Playground Stories and Outside the Sandbox will be projected in M-AAA’s storefront gallery starting October 2 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. and occurring every day through November 5. The work will also be available for viewing online, with supplementary work from artists selected by Lyle.

Lyle’s project began as a desire to create an environment through video. For many trans, non-binary, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people, thoughts about gender are a constant part of their day-to-day life. The environment the artist wished to create with these videos was one where this often internal or private dialogue about gender identity, gender presentation, and gender perception was externalized and inescapable to the viewer.

Learn more about Lyle and her work on our reflect / project page.