Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 2 September 2017

Alex Couwenberg: In Pono
Group Exhibition LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art
September 2 – October 7, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 6 to 9 pm

Bruno David Gallery opens its 12th season with “In Pono” a oneperson exhibition of paintings and prints by Alex Couwenberg. Painter Alex Couwenberg creates images that are inspired by the
elements from his surroundings. In Pono, is a Hawaiian term suggesting a state of harmony and
balance. Not only does this reference the two different bodies of work in the exhibition  (paintings and prints) and how they relate to one another, but also his outlook on life, family and studio practice.

Couwenberg spends part of the year working and teaching on the Big Island of Hawaii and the rest of the year in Los Angeles. “It’s all about the pursuit of balance,” he says, keeping yourself healthy both physically and mentally and constantly moving forward in your vision. The core of Couwenberg's work and process references his Los Angeles roots. It suggests an aesthetic associated with custom cars, music, surf culture, and modernist design, all aesthetically indicative of the region. Historically, his work pays a visual homage to the art-making styles connected with Los Angeles and Southern California dating back to the 1950's.  The Claremont


Bruno David and Los Angeles-based curator Andi Campognone are pleased to announce a group exhibition LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art. The exhibition, at the Clayton location, will include 24 Los Angeles-based artists. All the artists in this exhibition, react to their surrounding with their medium. From a formal use of geometry, to the experiential use of color, to figurative works, they all tell the story of Los Angeles. Shiva Aliabadi, Kelly Berg, Justin Bower, Ben Brough, Rebecca Campbell, Josh Dildine, Amir Fallah, Samantha Fields, David Flores,
Jimi Gleason, Dion Johnson, Gary Lang, David Lloyd, Stevie Love, Constance Mallinson, Andy Moses,
Ruth Pastine, Andrew Schoultz, Lisa Schulte, Anne Elizabeth Sobieski, Chris Trueman, Mark Dean Veca, Andre Yi, Victor Hugo Zayas.

Los Angeles has a range of landscapes. As such it provides roots, and inspiration from the rich history of modern American landscape painting. This geographic benefit combined with LA’s unique climate, affordable studio space and access to unusual materials, has enabled artists to work out ideas experimentally. As a result, the city has become known for fostering reinvention that progresses the established American art. Los Angeles has its own history – celebrating diversity between self-taught and academy educated artists. It boasts more equitable recognition when considering gender and ethnicity. LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art will sample works from across these divisions. This show presents a range of experience of color, light and line. Many of the artists have evolved preexisting thoughts to form a second generation of ideas -telling a
21st century story of Los Angeles through paint.


“The Wish Box Project” will be at the Bruno David Gallery on September 2nd during our opening night. In conjunction with the Pick the City UP tour, Saint Louis Story Stitchers presents “The Wish Box Project.” Story Stitchers artist-in-residence Anna Maria Tucker is the lead project artist. Story Stitchers seeks to collect data about attitudes and concerns towards public health issues in St. Louis neighborhoods. During the visit, everyone will be welcome to. fill out one of four cards: I wish... I want... I have... I need...

Public Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (And by appointment)

Bruno David Gallery
info@brunodavidgallery.com
brunodavidgallery.com
314.696.2377

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 7 September 2017

CeramATTACK II
Group Invitational
September 7th - October 14th
Opening Reception Thursday September 7th 5-8 pm
Crystal Morey, Peter Olson, Kyungmin Park, Chris Ricardo, Cheryl Ann Thomas

Duane Reed Gallery invites you to CeramATTACK II, a ceramic invitational exhibition that boasts trending innovations in contemporary ceramics. With motivations beyond pure form and function, the selected artists fuse contemporary aesthetics with a traditional art form. The clay bodies act more as canvases for further creative exploration through a multidisciplinary approach. The manifestations of this creative vision expresses itself in many ways; whether it is the photographic ceramic hybrid masterpieces of Peter Olson, or the sensual and stoic figures of Crystal Morey whose level of technical mastery is unparalleled.

Challenging the traditional and established view of ceramics, the second installment of CeramATTACK offers a collection of works that allow the viewer to explore both narrative and form in a myriad of imaginative and unconventional approaches that both provoke and inspire.

DUANE REED GALLERY
4729 McPHERSON AVE.
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
314.361.4100

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 25 August 2017


Return to Forever:
Kathleen Brodeur~Edson Campos
August 25, 2017-December 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday August 25, 2017, 5pm-8pm.
Parking is available in the Canisius Lot of Saint Louis University and on the surrounding streets.

Edson Campos and Kathleen Brodeur are a married couple whose artistic styles, techniques and processes seem at opposite ends of the spectrum. Campos calls himself a Romantic and his artworks seem from a time past, the symbolism  relating to contemporary life. In contrast, Brodeur paints her emotional connection to a memory. She takes photographs during her travels and uses them as references for her paintings.

Campos had always admired Kathleen's technique and the painterly texture she created with her palette knife, which contrasts his smooth, flat and polished style. Several paintings they created together are included in the exhibition.

The exhibit can be viewed Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Saint Louis University Museum of Art
314-977-6631

Brick City Makes: Saturday, 19 August 2017

Dimensions of Art and Technology is a pop-up site-specific contemporary art exhibition on August 19 from 5 to 7 pm at Brick City Makes, featuring art in conversation with or as a byproduct of technology, curated by Ilethia Sharp. Dimensions of Art and Technology will exhibit machine-made products and contemporary technology artworks including 3-Dimensional installations that use, theorize, or actualize mechanical apparatuses by artists Steve Ingraham, Marina Peng, Meghan Grubb, Evan T. Smith, Paal Williams & Marissa Dembokoski. This exhibition will draw a parallel between the aesthetics and functionality of emerging technologies, engineering, manufacturing, and the contemporary art world by juxtaposing new media art, urban spaces, and architecture.


Brick City Makes
2528 Texas Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104

Monday, August 14, 2017

Gallery at RAC: Thursday, 24 August 2017


The Importance of Texture and Delicacy
Closing Reception on Thursday, August 24th 6-8 pm

The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis presents The Importance of Texture and Delicacy, an exploration of the concepts of emotional fragility and “Existence as Resistance” in Black Culture. Through art and culture, we can physicalize the fragility and essence of Blackness. Each artist in this exhibition will use their own craft of sculpture, photography, archival work, or quilting to form a discussion around the body, the style, and the historical trauma/joy of the present and the past.

ARTISTS: Katherine Simóne Reynolds, Lola Ogbara, Eugenia Alexander and Jen Everett
CURATOR: Katherine Simóne Reynolds

GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday 10 am-5 pm; Saturday & Sunday 12-5 pm.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112
(across from The Pageant)

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 8 September 2017

‘Kader Attia: Reason’s Oxymorons’
Installation at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum explores healing and repair

Opens with a public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, and remains on view through Jan. 8, 2018. In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum will host a gallery talk by Malone on Sept. 9; a panel discussion on “Injury, Trauma and Repair” on Oct. 19; and a lecture on Attia’s work by independent curator Ellen Blumenstein Nov. 30.

Installation of cubicles and 18 films, durations variable, 13 to 25 min. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. What is the nature of the self? How do conceptions differ in Western and non-Western cultures? Can individual and collective traumas ever be “fixed,” or do certain wounds defy the notion of repair?

Art Hack Day: Saturday, 19 August 2017

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
Art Hack Day Exhibition
6-10 pm

The international art and tech event series Art Hack Day comes to St. Louis August 17-19, engaging 40 emerging artists for a 48-hour marathon hackathon and exhibition. This edition will have a special Eclipse theme, and showcase hackers whose medium is art and artists whose medium is tech. Sam Fox School participants include associate professor Tim Portlock, Susannah Lohr (BFA12), Anna Minx (BFA05), lecturer Christine Stavridis (BFA11), and Paula Stevenson (MFA18). The hackathon will result in a diverse set of contemporary art and technology-related mixed media featured in a flash exhibition August 19.

4240 Duncan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

Friday, August 11, 2017

CAM: Friday, 8 September 2017

Zlatko Ćosić, frame from A Murmuration

Opening Night Friday, September 8
Public Reception 7:00–9:00 pm
September 8 through December 31, 2017

Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities, an exhibition of film, video, photography, and installation. Thomas recasts and reconfigures notions of beauty, gender, race, and representation in powerful new and recent works. Known for her expressive paintings and collages, Thomas builds upon previous explorations into portraiture to create expanded narratives. In these new works she focuses on black women who inspire, who represent, and who express a wide range of possibilities and desires.Thomas explores and explodes ideas of what it means to be a black woman in the spotlight.

Hayv Kahraman: Acts of Reparation highlights the evolution of the artist’s practice, where the protagonist female body is pictured in various sequences and activities. Fueled by her experience as an Iraqi immigrant, Kahraman is concerned with the multitude rather than the self. Kahraman says of her protagonist, “She is one who dwells in the margins, surviving and navigating a life of spatial and temporal displacement. She is at once an agent of both personal and collective memorial transmission and an interrogator of future and present realities.”

Video by Zlatko Ćosić in the latest installment of CAM’s Street Views series, projected on the museum’s Washington Boulevard façade. A native of the former Yugoslavia, Ćosić’s experience of war and displacement have consequently shaped the content of his artistic practice. His “motion painting,” A Murmuration, begins with the play of light on water, a natural image that Ćosić manipulates by intensifying colors, varying speed and direction, to mimic the patterns of a flock of birds. The artist has said that nature was a source of solace when he was driven into forced labor during the war. With A Murmuration, Ćosić expresses nature’s liberating imaginative power.

Hedge, an architectural installation created by the design team of Jason Foster Butz, Nathaniel Elberfeld, and Lavender Tessmer. Hedge will be on view in the CAM courtyard September 8 through December 31, 2017. Built from recycled materials taken from industrial sites, Hedge experiments with light and reflection, with material and ephemera, and with changes in the weather. The design team investigates modular forms, with the repetition of smaller units reconceived to create a large-scale holistic material system. The completed form maintains a subtle yet profound influence on the outdoor space, a surprise to the eye activated by cloud, sun, moon, and slant of light.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314.535.4660

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 25 August 2017

Rues Turn by William Daley, stoneware, 1983

"20th Century American Ceramics," will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery from Tuesday, August 22, through Tuesday, October 10. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, August 25.

The 19 pieces in the show represent a paradigm shift in the aesthetics of ceramics. "The 20th century was a pivotal time for the ceramic arts,” according to ceramist Michael Gesiakowski, who teaches at John Burroughs School. “Starting early with the Arts & Craft movement, artists freed themselves from the classical constraints of form and function,” says Gesiakowski. “They started experimenting with production methods, firing techniques, and non-traditional forms. By the middle of the century, individual expression was driving artist’s works and ceramists embraced the vessel as object. The artists in this collection are an example of those who moved ceramics toward the realm of fine art. While these works are still rooted in the ideas of craft, they are imbued with meaning beyond  pure function.”

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm,weekdays.

The Bonsack Gallery 
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO, 63124
314-993-4040

Philip Slein Galery: Thursday, 7 September 2017

Douglas Melini, Untitled, 2016, acrylic and oil on canvas with hand painted frame, 76 x 56 x 2"

DOUGLAS MELINI
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 5-8 PM  
September 7 through October 7, 2017

The work of Douglas Melini has, until recently, been described as an unlikely fusion of Minimalism and P & D (Pattern and Decoration). Melini fills in a hard-edge, minimalist grid with what looks like painted patterns of plaids, stripes, and tattersalls. The precisionist effect is then overlaid by a less-perceptible layer of drips and drops of paint.

As that body of work progressed, Melini simultaneously was working on a closely related group of paintings in which gestural elements were painted over a lattice-like structure. The work retained the formality of a grid that nearly disappeared under the lushness of brushwork almost spiritual in quality. The effect projected, by both bodies of work, is one of optimism--something badly needed in trying times.  

PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY  
314-361-2617
4735 McPherson Ave 
St. Louis MO 63108




Thursday, August 03, 2017

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 5 August 2017


Exhibit opens with a free reception  
This Saturday evening,
August 5, 2017, 6-8 p.m. 
______________________________________ 
   
James Wilson. Turbulent Progression. 2017. Oil on Canvas, 48"x72". $3,000.
 
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT 
"Rabbit Hole" is a juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks that focus on the ideas of fantasy, whimsy, imagination, and sense of wonder. This show features 59 artworks by 48 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky. Artworks featured highlights many unique styles, techniques and media including ceramics, collage, drawing, fiber, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and more.
GALLERY HOURS
The "Rabbit Hole" exhibit is on view August 5-September, 2017 and is FREE & open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays, including Labor Day holiday & weekend. The Gallery will also be closed on Monday, August 21 for the Solar Eclipse.

Our exhibition JURORS are Sarah Paulsen and Justin Henry Miller
48 FEATURED ARTISTS
Graphic design by Emily Amberger.
Bill Abendroth, Highland, IL
Troy Aiken, St. Louis, MO
Eric Baggett, St. Louis, MO
Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO
Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL
Donna Broyles, Alton, IL
Caitlin Carey, Kirkwood, MO
Jessie Cargas, Rosebud, MO
Dave Carter, Cape Girardeau, MO
Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO
Mollie Chounard, St. Louis, MO
Maria Cooper, Collinsville, IL
Joseph Dildine, St. Louis, MO
Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO
William Daniel File, Manchester, MO
Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis, MO
Michael Frank, St. Louis, MO
Linda Horsley, St. Louis, MO
Martha Iler, Greenville, IL
Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL
Susan Kunz, Trenton, IL
Howard Kuo, Hannibal, MO
Connie LaFlam, St. Louis, MO
Terry Lay, St. Louis, MO
Martha Mahon, University City, MO
Barbara Marshall, Chesterfield, MO
Andrew McIlvaine, Olivette, MO
Dallas Moses, St. Louis, MO
Joseph Nivens, Tuscola, IL
Judith Olson, Chesterfield, MO
Jody Paulson, Carbondale, IL
Nelson Perez, St. Louis, MO
Janel Peyton, Pevely, MO
Matthew Piper, St. Charles, MO
Diane Reising, St. Louis, MO
Mary Robbins, Cape Girardeau, MO
Beth Rodgers, Greenville, IL
Russ Rosener, St. Louis, MO
Benjamin Scherliss, St. Louis, MO
Debra Scoggin-Myers, Ewing, MO     
Allison Sissom, St. Louis, MO
Shannon Soldner, Columbia, MO
Ann Miller Titus, Quincy, IL
Lisa Touchette, Waterloo, IL
Margaret von Kaenel, University City, MO
Michael Walker, Paducah, KY
Patrick Weck, Columbia, IL
James Wilson, Farmington, MO

SPECIAL FREE EVENT 
COFFEE WITH THE ARTISTS:  
SATURDAY GALLERY TALK: AUGUST 19  
 


Please make plans to join us at Art Saint Louis on Saturday, August 19, at 11 a.m. and meet four of the featured artists in "Rabbit Hole" as they discuss their featured works on view in our exhibit, talk about their inspiration, the media that they use to create their artworks, and the various techniques that they employ to make their unique form of artwork.
 
Guests can enjoy complimentary coffee tastings courtesy of Catalyst Coffee Bar by Art Saint Louis while visitors & artists walk through the gallery talking about artworks & viewing the exhibition. Featured artists may also bring in samples of their other works or even present a brief demo of their media & techniques. This event is FREE & open to the public.

The artists who will be discussing their featured artworks in "Rabbit Hole" on August 19 at 11 a.m. are:
LOCATION, PARKING & TRANSIT
 
Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
LOCATION & GALLERY ENTRY  
Art Saint Louis is located at 1223 Pine Street in the heart of downtown St. Louis at the historicPark Pacific Building. The building is bordered by Olive, 13th, Tucker and Pine. We are located on the Pine Street side (one-way Westbound) of the building. Please note that there is no direct access to Art Saint Louis through the Park Pacific Building.
 
PARKING
PARK PACIFIC GARAGE: We recommendparking in the Park Pacific Garage, located on Olive just West of Tucker. Rates are hourly & parking is at your own expense. Pay by cash or credit at the machine in the elevator bay no more than 15 minutes prior to departure OR pay by credit card from your car upon exiting the garage. Be sure to take your parking receipt/ticket with you when you exit your car to visit the Gallery so that you can to get back in to the garage to get to your car. We are not able to validate
parking.

METERS: There are parking meters on Pine Street and Olive Street & other nearby streets. Meters run 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Fines are steep ($15-20), so don't let your meter expire. If you park at a meter for the reception, remember that meters operate in downtown until 7 p.m. on Saturday. If you park at a meter, please park where it is well lit and do NOT leave any valuables in your car.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 
The Gallery is easily accessible by MetroLink and MetroBus with MetroBus stops on Olive Street and Tucker right near the building.

Monday, July 24, 2017

COCA Millstone Gallery: Friday, 25 August 2017


Artist Choose Artists
August 25, 2017- October 8, 2017

Opening August 25
Guest curated by Nancy Rice

Showcasing emerging St. Louis visual artists, this exhibition asks established St. Louis artists to invite and exhibit alongside a local emerging artist.


Established St. Louis Artists and Invitees: 


Jane Barrow – Derek Patterson
Linda Horsley – Michelle Streiff
Margaret Keller – Jeremy Rabus
Tim Liddy – Albert Kuo
Nancy Newman Rice – Brigham Dimick
Ted Wood – Amy Bautz


Monday–Friday 9 AM to 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM


COCA Millstone Gallery

Millitzer Studio & Gallery: Saturday, 5 August 2017

Palais de Plastique
opening reception Saturday, August 5, 2017, 7–10 pm

August 5–31
on view by appointment

The Millitzer Studio & Gallery presents Palais de Plastique, an exhibition of new works by Rachel Youn. Inspired by “duplitecture,” the trend in China of copying Western architecture and cities, the works of Palais de Plastique complicate the determination of authenticity versus artifice. Appropriating European canonical motifs such as classical columns, marble, and genre painting, the stage is set for a lavish domestic setting. But—like copycat cities—the works reveal themselves to be earnest fakery, covered with a glossy skin. Utilizing kitschy décor, a Google image search for “western civilization,” and a research trip to HomeGoods, Palais de Plastique critiques the value placed on the original and how, when intersected with the formation of identity, it metaphorically—and literally—falls flat.

The Millitzer Studio & Gallery
3103 Pestalozzi Street

Thursday, July 13, 2017

St. Louis Artists' Guild: FRiday, 28 July 2017


Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air exhibition: July 28 through September 2, 2017
Opening Reception: July 28 from 5 pm to 8 pm, Artists' Welcome at 6:30 pm
Ramp Gallery: Youth & Family Center’s Kids Summer South African Paint and Jewelry Camps

Gallery Talk and Presentation: August 30 at 7 pm with Billyo O’Donnell 

The St. Louis Artists' Guild is pleased to present the entire collection of 115 original oil paintings by Billyo O'Donnell for the Painting Missouri exhibition opening July 28 through September 2, 2017. The Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air book features historical descriptions and regional stories by author Karen Glines. Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air is an extraordinarily rich collection of scenes and seasons along the highways and byways of the Show-Me State. Since 2008, O'Donnell and Glines have traveled across the state to complete a project that would be timelessly beautiful and reflect their love for the state of Missouri.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Bullivant Gallery: Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Music Seen: Beyond the Stage, is a photo exhibit featuring a diverse range of images from the past 75 years and includes iconic musicians (Elvis, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Jack White, Beck, etc.) performing on stage and in private settings.

Bullivant Gallery
Grand Center Arts District
3321 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 7 July 2017

Alicia Farris 
Green Door art gallery presents “Birthday Bash" 
reception Friday, July 7, 2017 from 5-9 pm

Featuring Alicia Farris’ watercolor paintings, fiber art byAnnie Scheumbauer, Mark Hurd’s brightly colored urban scenes, paintings by Vesna Delevska and jewelry by Julie Bell, Ellen Klamon and Pam Bohling, plus artwork by 30 other artists-Artwork available from July 5 until August 31, 2017.

21 N. Gore
Webster Groves MO 63119
314-402-1959

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 24 June 2017


BRUNO DAVID GALLERY
OVERVIEW_2017 (Group Exhibition)
BUNNY BURSON: And Still I Rise (Window on Forsyth)
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 24 from 6 to 8 pm
June 24 - August 12, 2017

Summer Public Hours: Tuesday thru Friday Noon - 6 pm

7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis 
Missouri  
63105

314-696-2377

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 17 June 2017


Sheldon Johnson, Eye of the World #50. 2017. Mixed Media on Canvas, 54"x56. $3,500

"Honor Awards 2017"
Free reception Saturday evening, June 17, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
June 17-July 20, 2017  

Please join Art Saint Louis for our Summer 2017 exhibit, "Honor Awards 2017," featuring artworks by ten regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. The 50 artworks featured in this exhibition include mixed media, paintings, photography, and printmaking.

Curator of the "Honor Awards 2017" exhibition was artist Joe Page, a nationally exhibited sculptor.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays, including Fourth of July holiday weekend.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Natalie Avondet, Manchester, MO; Stephen Da Lay, Shrewsbury, MO;
Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Sheldon Johnson, St. Louis; Suzanne Marshall, Clayton, MO;
Justin Henry Miller, Cape Girardeau, MO; Elizabeth Moore, St. Louis; Laura Schumpert, Cape Girardeau, MO; Dennis Smith, Chesterfield, MO; David M. Yates, Edwardsville, IL.

Art Saint Louis Gallery & Catalyst Coffee Bar
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
314/241-4810

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Reese Gallery: Friday, 23 June 2017

SOLO EXHIBITION John K. Blair
Blues for Jim Crow
6-9pm

Please join for the upcoming solo exhibition Blues for Jim Crow, experimental photographer, John K. Blair, explores how historic anti-black laws have evolved into policies that define the systemic racism of today. By layering contemporary photographic portraits over and through scenes documenting violence and terror against people of color, Blair voices a very palpable fear. Questioning the direction forward, Blair's kaleidoscopic compositions, remind one of a compass seeking a metaphorical North in today's social climate. His photographic flashbacks suggest how the history of racial oppression continues to have a psychological and multi generational impact today. Many of these images are quite beautiful and all of them are powerful. However, some are terrifyingly brutal, and therefore may not be suitable for young children.

There will be light refreshments and this event is free and open to the public.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118
p :: 314.954.7638

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 2 June 2017


Vita Eruhimovitz, Desktop Everest (detail), 2017, digital model

Vita Eruhimovitz: Un/Virtual
June 2 from 5-7 p.m.
(galleries open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center)
On view through September 23.

This unprecedented exhibition for the Sheldon Art Galleries uses a combination of reality and video projection to explore the phenomenon of smart phone and tablet-mediated vision and our relationship to the landscape.



Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 9 June 2017

Opening Reception Friday, June 9, 2017 6-9 pm

The Music Seen: Beyond the Stage, is a photo exhibit featuring a diverse range of images from the past 75 years and includes iconic musicians (Elvis, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Jack White, Beck, etc.) performing on stage and in private settings. The Folk Music School will be hosting an open house, beer samples from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, and light appetizers provided by the Culinary Institute of St. Louis.  A silent auction with photographs donated from Michael Eastman, Baron Wolman and Roz Withers and will benefit The Ernest Withers Collection and KDHX Radio.  

Open Gallery Saturday,  June 10, 2017 11 am-3 pm

Bullivant Gallery
3321 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 8 June 2017

David Fratu, Celestial Divide, acrylic on wood,  48x48"

Portals & Dimensions
a group exhibition
curated by Ethan Meyer
June 8th — August 5th, 2017
Opening Reception THURSDAY, June 8th 5:00 — 8:00 PM

Present day reality offers the artist new inspirations, fears, and existential conflicts.  Faced with a rapidly expanding and all encompassing technological evolution and a level of interconnectivity never before experienced in human history, the aesthetic of this show represents what I view as a Contemporary Futurist movement; informed also by the history of Maximalism and Abstract Expressionism.  The Artist is in a particularly interesting position to react and resist the nihilism that comes from abandoning our biology for a purely technocentric model of viewing reality, or to integrate and transcend the dichotomy of nature verses artificial intelligence.

Francesco Lo Castro, David Fratu, Benjamin Lawder, and Greg Pettit are all on the cutting edge of this philosophical and aesthetic unfolding and discovery.  Exploring and reacting to this new reality with their own visual repertoires; they are the visionaries and pioneers of our collective future

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Friday, May 26, 2017

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 9 June 2017

Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: June 9 - July 22, 2017
Juror: Emily Eddins
Artists’ Reception & Awards Presentation with juror: June 9 from 5 - 8 pm
Gallery Talk with exhibiting artists: June 23 at 7 pm

The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents the Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition on June 9 - July 22, 2017. This juried all-media, all-styles, and all-content exhibit feature 50 artists from across the nation.The Artists’ Reception & Awards Presentation will take place on June 9 from 5 - 8 pm with the juror, Emily Eddins of Haw Contemporary gallery in Kansas City, MO. Cash prizes totaling $2000 will be awarded by the juror, including a $1000 Ann Metzger Prize. Exhibiting artists are from California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. During the opening reception, STLAG is debuting the ArtShop Trunk Show, featuring jewelry by Peggy Jacobsmeyer and functional, artful wood items by Tom Stauder.The St. Louis Artists' Guild exhibitions are free and funded in part by the Regional Arts Commission St. Louis, Missouri Arts Council, and the St. Louis Artists’ Guild members and patrons.

Laura Ahola-Young, Eldon Benz, Sarah Bernhardt, Aurelia Beye, Lon Brauer, Charles Christopher, Cathie Crawford, Cathie Crawford, Miguel de Aguero, Jo Jasper Dean, Rebecca DeGroot, Ted Denton, Robert Dill, Mihaela Dulea, Nir Dvorai, Debra Evans-Paige, Tracey Farmer-Luster, Suzy Farren, Maria Paz Gajardo, Barbara Handler, Donna Hasegawa, Rebecca Helton, Jennie Hible, Holly Holmes, CJ Hungerman, Tim Judge, Jan Kappes, Lani Kohoutek-Miller, Beth Lakamp, Andrew Leicht, Phyllis MacLaren, Ron McIlvain, Allen Morris, Kathryn Neale, Alex Paradowski, Pooja Pittie, Rosalinda Post-Lucas, Brett Prywitch, Bob Rickert, John Salozzo, Blake Sanders, Annie Scheumbauer, Steven Schroeder, Joanne Stremsterfer, Andrea Tharian, W. Max Thomason, Carl Valle, Ny Wetmore, Julie Wiegand, Madeline Winter, Barbara Zucker

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105
314-727-6266




Thursday, May 25, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 9 June 2017


Urban Wanderers- Through Their Eyes Art Exhibition
Stray Rescue 2017
June 9, 2017-July 23,2017
Opening Reception: Friday June 9, 2017, 5-8 pm
"The Tail End" Sunday, July 23rd: Lecture, 12-1 pm, Closing Reception, 1-4 pm

Stray Rescue's Urban Wanderers- Through Their Eyes Art Exhibit is one of the most creative, unique  and exciting fundraising events of  the year. But it's not the typical art show you've come to expect. This year, you will experience the rescued animal's thoughts, fears and hopes as interpreted by the artists based solely on the story of that animal's rescue. This raw exhibit will pull you into the streets where the animals were saved by incorporating actual artifacts taken from where the animals were rescued.

Over 80 artists tell the story of the plight of the street dogs and cats of St. Louis. And, as always, our rescued animals contributed to the show with their own works of art. All proceeds benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

"Paint-a-Pup Night" Thursday, June 22nd at 7 pm, Registration details at strayrescue.org

Parking for all events is available in the Canisius lot at Lindell Blvd. and Spring Ave, as well as along the street (St. Louis street parking)

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 24 June 2017

Exhibition: OVERVIEW_2017
Dates: June 24 – August 12, 2017
Opening Date: Saturday, June 24, 6-8 pm

OVERVIEW_2017 features more than 25 artists affiliated with the gallery. The artworks, mostly done in the last two years, will highlight the vitality and creativity of these artists. Bunny Burson’s installation “And Still I Rise” in WINDOW ON FORSYTH continues through August 12.

(Summer Hours) Tuesday through Friday 11 am – 6 pm

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

Monday, May 22, 2017

Francis Park racquetball courts: Saturday, 27 May 2017

An Avoidable Hinder is a pop up contemporary art exhibition at the Francis Park racquetball courts on Saturday, May 27, between 4-7 pm. The show features genre-bending paintings and unconventional sculptures by Brandon Daniels, Vaughn Davis, Dan Leifeld, and Catalina Ouyang.
Curator & Coordinator Ilethia Sharp

The racquetball term "an avoidable hinder" is defined as a player moving in the way and being struck by the opponents ball. The temporary exhibition will feature four St. Louis contemporary artist whom deconstruct canvas, fabric, polystyrene, polyurethane, tarpaulin, wood, and various minerals to create paintings and sculptures. The exhibiting artists reference art history and physicality in relation to the human body while intellectualizing external and internal truths. By combining art and its primordial form, nature, the pop up art show will evoke a heightened aesthetic experience. An Avoidable Hinder displays intimate and bold contemporary art against white walls canonized by art historical perspectives and the open air natural environment. Position yourself to be struck

Francis Park racquetball courts 
Eichelberger Street & Donovan Avenue
St. Louis Hills, MO 63109

Reese Gallery: Thursday, 01 June 2017

ARTIST TALK with ERICA IMAN
current exhibition FORMATION
door open at 6pm | talks at 6:30 | doors close at 9pm

Please join us for an upcoming artist talk with Erica Iman who will be discussing her studio practice, as well as, the motivations behind her work.  Her solo exhibition, FORMATION, explores the desolate and vast landscape of the Mongolia steppe through clay.  The geological formations of extreme lands inspire Erica Iman, as they remind her of solitude and impermanence.  While her work is reflective of wide open terrains, her forms are vessels both functional and poetic. Reese Gallery first opened with the work of Erica Iman in 2014, and we are honored to have her back for a more in depth exploration of her work in FORMATION.

There will be light refreshments and this event is free and open to the public.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin | STLMO | 63118
Run: 4.28.17 to 6.1.17
Hours: 1 - 4 pm Wed and Sat during exhibition run

Or call for an appointment at: 314.954.7638

Duane Reed Gallery: thursday, 8 June 2017

Portals & Dimensions
a group exhibition curated by Ethan Meyer

June 8th — August 5th, 2017
Opening Reception THURSDAY, June 8th 5:00 — 8:00 PM

"Present day reality offers the artist new inspirations, fears, and existential conflicts. Faced with a rapidly expanding and all encompassing technological evolution and a level of interconnectivity never before experienced in human history, the aesthetic of this show represents what I view as a Contemporary Futurist movement; informed also by the history of Maximalism and Abstract Expressionism. The Artist is in a particularly interesting position to react and resist the nihilism that comes from abandoning our biology for a purely technocentric model of viewing reality, or to integrate and transcend the dichotomy of nature verses artificial intelligence.

APEX Collective, Francesco Lo Castro, David Fratu, Benjamin Lawder, and Greg Pettit are all on the cutting edge of this philosophical and aesthetic unfolding and discovery.  Exploring and reacting to this new reality with their own visual repertoires; they are the visionaries and pioneers of our collective future"

APEX Collective:: Jake Amason • Zack Jackson • Stephen Kruse

Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108