‘I Am Listening to You’ Opens Sept. 3 at Catapult Creative House


I Am Listening to You,” an exhibition of sculptures by Cody Arnall and Lindsey Maestri, will be on view Sept. 3-24 at Catapult Creative House.

An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 3 from 5-9 p.m. Additionally, an artist’s talk will be held Thursday, Sept. 2 from 6-7 p.m. at Catapult Creative House. The artist’s talk will also be available via Zoom. Face coverings are required.

Arnall and Maestri, both artists located in Lubbock, Texas, have collaborated in work and life for years, but have maintained relatively separate personal practices and have never shared a studio. However, each has influenced the other.

“Arnall’s work is not often categorized as quiet – most of his pieces feature speakers, lights and video elements. It is, however, notably quieter in feeling than it once was, which is undoubtedly an influence from Maestri’s work,” said Dr. Joni Hand, associate professor of art history at Southeast. “Maestri, an often-self-described figurative artist, is currently in the middle of a series of small, formal sculptures. These pieces are reminiscent of Arnall’s early abstracted metal work. The works in this exhibition demonstrate a dialogue forged over time and transcending the boundaries between workspaces. The artists’ goal is for the viewer to see this conversation between their works transpire in the gallery.”

Attendees are welcome to tour the entire Catapult facilities, including Southeast’s Department of Arts and Design student studios and gallery. Visitors are also invited to browse the merchandise in the Shoppe, which features student work and local business products.

Catapult Creative House is located at 612 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public.