Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bullivant Gallery: Wednesday, 27 September 2017

100 Megapixel Gallery Show 
September 27, 2017 5pm - 7pm
You must be 21 or over.
This is a free event. Please RSVP by September 25, 201

Be sure to join us for happy hour and our pop gallery featuring spectacular 80 - 100 Megapixel large prints from our customers! Equipment demonstrations and great conversation with experts to answer your questions about what Phase One can do to bring your photography to the next level

Bullivant Gallery & Consulting
3321 Washington Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63013

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 6 October 2017

Sheldon Art Galleries Fall Exhibits

Joe Chesla, Untitled, 2016, iron oxide, graphite, encaustic on paper, 44 x 31 inches, courtesy of the artist.
Steve McCurry, Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl. Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984, EPSON UltraChrome print, 60 x 40 inches. Image courtesy of and © the Artist.
Soprano Lute (pre-mandolin), ca. 1500s-1600s, Maker Unknown, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, ivory, ebony, mother-of-pearl, wood, 22 H x 7.5 W x 5 D inches. The Sheldon Art Galleries, Hartenberger World Music Collection of Historical Instruments. Gift of Dr. Aurelia & Jeff Hartenberger, Karrie Bopp, Jaclyn Hartenberger and Kevin Hartenberger WE-CHLT-38.

You are invited to an opening reception on
Friday, October 6 from 5-7 p.m.
The Galleries will remain open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Sinkhole: Saturday, 30 September 2017

As Always: Pictures by Josh Basco
Through October 1st.
Reception and Sinkhole first anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 30th from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

The show is all of and about people in the local music scene, either during a performance or simply snapshots I've shot at local events. All the pictures were shot on film; all but one were shot on my Ansco 1065 point and shoot (the other one was shot on an early '50s Brownie Hawkeye). All pictures were shot this year.

The Sinkhole
7423 S Broadway
St. Louis 63111

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 21 October 2017

Wm. Daniel File, In the Thick Of It, 2016, Photograph, 18"x18" $875

CLOSING reception has been RESCHEDULED

"The Golden Hour"
Closing reception
Saturday, October 21, 5-7 p.m.
September 16-October 26, 2017  

"The Golden Hour" is a juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks that celebrate the special times of day- right after sunrise and right before sunset-when the color of light is golden. For our exhibit, over 177 artworks in all media were submitted by 71 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by jurors Olivia Lahs-Gonzales and Larry Torno, from which they selected 49 artworks by 39 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final exhibition. This beautiful color of light and these times of day were depicted in a variety of media & techniques by the 39 artists whose artworks are featured in this exhibit. Works featured include collage, drawing, fiber, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and video. Take a sneak peek at the "The Golden Hour" exhibit in our Facebook album of the exhibit here with images of all 49 artworks in the show, along with gallery/installation views & more.

Juried by Olivia Lahs-Gonzales & Larry Torno

Jennifer Allwright, Chesterfield, MO; Ann Aurbach, University City, MO; Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO; Sarah Bernhardt, St. Louis; Robert Bolla, Chesterfield, MO; Donna Broyles, Alton, IL; Monika Burkhart, St. Louis; Lorraine Cange, Swansea, IL; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; Dave Carter, Cape Girardeau, MO; Cathie Crawford, Peoria, IL; Emily Cross, St. Louis; Carla Dawson, St. Louis;  Miguel de Aguero, Sullivan, MO; John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL; Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO;  Tracey Farmer-Luster, Fairview Heights, IL; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Ed Giganti, St. Louis; Jackie Johnson, Maryland Heights, MO; Gregory Kluempers, Florissant, MO; Ken Konchel, St. Louis; William Lobdell, Kirkwood, MO; Michael Matney, Troy, IL; Garry McMichael, St. Louis, MO; Judith Medoff, Clayton, MO; Barbara JK Nwacha, Glen Carbon, IL; Charlie Oldani, St. Louis;  Janel Peyton, Pevely, MO; Judith Repke, Bridgeton, MO; Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO; Michael Rudolf, St. Louis; Mark Schatz, Lake St. Louis, MO; Mary Beth Shaw, Wildwood, MO; Den Smith, Green Park, MO; Dennis Smith, Chesterfield, MO; Michelle Streiff, Wildwood, MO; Russell Vanecek, St. Louis; Ramsay Wise, Columbia, MO.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays.
Art Saint Louis
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Friday, September 08, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 15 September 2017

To Soar, Palladium Print, 2015
Jon Kolkin
Inner Harmony...
Learning from the Buddhist Spirit

On display September 15 - December 30, 2017
Lecture: Dr. Kolkin will present "Living a Balanced Life: Practical Strategies for Busy People" 3:30pm-4:30pm
Opening Reception September 15, 2017, 5-8 pm

In 2011, Kolkin began taking the photographs which make up this exhibit. During his travel to Wenzhou, China, Kolkin was permitted to take photographs during a special ceremony in Taiping Temple, a cloistered enclave of 100 Buddhist nuns, situated in the heart of the city. Upon showing his work to the headmistress, Kolkin was given access to almost the entire complex for a full month. Though 2011 was only the beginning of this exhibit, Kokin continued to work on this project for over 5 years, while living in many countries and photographing Buddhist monastics from many traditions.

Inner Harmony... Learning from the Buddhist Spirit is exhibited as Palladium prints due to the warmth and textural environment communicated in the technique.              

Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Saint Louis University Museum of Art

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Duet: Friday, 29 September 2017

Kevin Kao (Illinois) and Tom Lang (Missouri)
September 29 - November 14, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 29, 6pm-9pm

Over a series of works Tom Lang examines the relationship between art and imitation, of concept and depiction, picture and image. The French word for white or ‘blanc’ becomes a label on a multicolored composition titled Exactly, 2017, but it is also the label on a nice white wine transliterated as a bottle of “plonk” by the insensitive Anglophone ear. The text in the works have the function of anticipating the viewer’s expectation and often refer to literary or philosophical sources. In Kevin Kao’s Buns, 2015, the parade of male bobs and female bits tells us what we already know and the hard, shiny latex like surface reflect our fascinated gaze without offering the least satisfaction to our curiosity. The object of our desire is what we get. Kao’s work hints at the Rococo, the 17th Century French style of curly cues and the bizarre exaggeration topped with sweet charm. The connection is clear in the adoption of slick jet slip finish, which offers the ideal medium for small sculptures that the Rococo raised to prominence.

3526 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103

Gallery 210: Saturday, 9 September 2017

Jess T. Dugan
Every Breath We Drew

Opens at Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Saturday, September 9 with an artist talk at 4 p.m. and a reception from 5-7 p.m.

In addition to photographs from Every Breath We Drew, this exhibition includes the debut screening of a new autobiographical video, Letter to my Father. The exhibition will remain on view until October 15, 2017.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Mad Art: Friday, 1 September 2017

The Mad Art Gallery will kick off the Umali and MSA Awareness exhibit from 7-10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1. Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and local artist, Rey Umali, will showcase artwork during the month of September in hopes of raising awareness of the rare disease.

Umali is a Saint Louis artist who returned to painting after being diagnosed with MSA in September 2015. All proceeds from the sale of Umali’s artwork will be donated to Defeat MSA, an organization dedicated to raise awareness and find treatments for the disease. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to Umali’s artwork, the MSA Shoe will also make an appearance at the opening. The MSA Shoe is a tool that has traveled the world to raise awareness of MSA, increase support for MSA patients and raise vital research dollars.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 8 September 2017

Friday, September 8
7-9p Public reception 

Join the Kemper Art Museum for a reception celebrating the opening of the fall exhibitions.

Free parking is available in the Danforth University Center (DUC) garage after 5p. A shuttle will run between the DUC Garage and the Museum from 5:30 to 9p. Visitors may also be dropped off in the lot east of the Museum.  View a parking map and complete parking information here

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 1 September 2017

Friday 6-8 pm for the opening of the curatorial project Easy Pieces.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

CAM: Friday, 8 September 2017

September 8
7:00–9:00 pm Public Reception

CAM is pleased to present Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities; Hayv Kahraman: Acts of Reparation; Street Views with Zlatko Cosic: A Murmuration; Hedge, an architectural installation in the courtyard; and projects by Teen Museum Studies and LEAP Middle School Initiative.

Museum hours: Wed–Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm; Open until 8:00 pm Thu & Fri

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard

St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Framations: Friday, 1 September 2017

An all media juried exhibit titled Connections features works that examine connections of types, whether they are physical, emotional, spiritual, or symbolic. With a wide range of subject matter and media, this exhibit boasts work by 24 artists from the St. Louis region. The exhibit features 58 pieces total and the gallery invites the public to visit anytime to cast their vote for People's Choice from this selection. The exhibit will be on display through October 12. On Friday, September 1, the reception will be from 6-8 pm and awards will be announced at approximately 7 pm. The Connections exhibit was juried by Jerry Thomas

Running concurrently in Gallery Two is Imagine the Colors, a group exhibit featuring recent work by artists Linda Abernathy, Sharon Bauer, Holly Ross, and Lisa Truttmann. This exhibit includes works in oil, acrylic and photography and will also be on display September 1 - October 12.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO. 

St. Louis Artists Guild: Friday, 15 September 207

Opening Reception: September 15, 2017
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 15 to October 11, 2017
Juried Gallery Talk with What's Your GPS Artists: September 27, 2017; 7 pm
Gallery Talk and Closing Reception with Curated Gallery artists: October 11, 2017; 7 pm

The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents What's Your GPS? The GPS or Global Positioning System can instantly pinpoint your location and lead you to a destination. This national juried exhibition explores the transformative relationship between individual identity and a physical space, geographic location, or inhabitance. Exhibiting artists conceptualize how topographical characteristics evoke a sense of place through photographic prints, hand-crafted fiber art, photorealistic oil and watercolor paintings, digital collage, screenprints, glass sculptures, and installations. Juried by Laura Strand. 

What's Your GPS Artists: Deb Akin, Randall Allen, Betsy Bannan, Douglas Bloom, Bruce Boyles, Sara Slee Brown, Karen Cohen, Carla Duncan, Jonathan Fisher, Judy Gartland, Kelly Gordon, Celine Hartwig, Jennie Hible, Andrew Leicht, Jonathan Meany, Elizabeth M. Moore, Janice Schoultz Mudd, Judith Repke, Bob Rickert, Amy Firestone Rosen, John Salozzo, Marceline Saphian, Jennifer Sarti, Jim Trotter, Joyce Trotter, Russell Vanecek, Janene Whitesell, Peggy Wyman

In the Curated Gallery
Meredith Foster: Lighing Fires, Live Edge
Caroline Philippone: Jeju Island in Summer
Melissa Whiteman: Storm Gallery

12 North Jackson Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105

Friday, August 25, 2017

Webster Public Library Gallery: Friday, 8 September 2017

Small Works VII Artists' Reception
Hosted by Webster Arts
Friday, September 8 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Free reception of the juried Small Works VII exhibition at the Webster Public Library Gallery.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Gallery 210: Saturday, 26 August 2017

Gallery 210 presents Exposure 19: “Jumbled Time”
Stan Chisholm, Lizzy Martinez and Adam Turl
Saturday August 26, 2017
Panel Discussions: 4-5 pm
Artists’ reception: 5-7 pm
Exposure 19: “Jumbled Time” opens the fall exhibition season for Gallery 210. This exhibition features new work from Stan Chisholm, Lizzy Martinez and Adam Turl. The artists will participate in a panel discussion starting at 4 pm on August 26 in the Gallery 210 Auditorium. A reception for the artists immediately follows the panel from 5 to 7 pm.

Gallery 210

University of Missouri-St. Louis
44 East Drive
TCC One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Monday, August 21, 2017

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 8 September 2017

Green Door art gallery presents “Retrospective of Mary Engelbreit"
Reception will be Friday, September 8, 2017 from 5-9 pm featuring Mary Engelbreit’s original drawings and paintings and over 35 other artists.

 Exhibition will be available from September 8 to October 31, 2017. 

Also, a book signing is planned on Saturday, September 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore
Webster Groves  MO 63119 

Parish Gallery: Thursday, 7 September 2017

Re:Present Buildings
Photography by Ken Konchel 
Opening Reception Thursday, September 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

Ken Konchelis captures images of buildings in an abstract, graphic way. He creates compositions that do not immediately reveal themselves as architecture. Join us for the opening reception of an exhibit of Ken's photography at the Parish Gallery, located in Trinity Church in the CWE at the corner of Euclid and Washington. 

The show runs through October 14 and can be viewed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 to 4, Friday from 8 to 12, and by appointment. Call 314-327-4200 to arrange a visit.

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

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 7 September 2017

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.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

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

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

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

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

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"

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.  

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.
"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.
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
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


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:
Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
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.
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

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.
The Gallery is easily accessible by MetroLink and MetroBus with MetroBus stops on Olive Street and Tucker right near the building.