Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 20 January 2017

The exhibition reception of Tom Lang’s Recent Prints and Drawings 
Friday, January 20, 6-10 pm.  

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood, MO

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 10 February 2017

Friday, February 10
Member preview 6-7p
Public reception 7-9p 

Join us to celebrate the opening of our spring exhibitions: Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?, Spectacle & Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha, and (Re)Presenting Heroes, Defining Virtue.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 27 January 2017

Ice Storm "Re-Do" Opening
January 27th, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Ahzad Bogosian  — Daniel Burnett – Perry Haas

The December 10th ice storm hit and prevented so many people from coming to the CWE to celebrate the exhibition openings for Ahzad Bogosian, Daniel Burnett and Perry Haas that we've decided to DO IT AGAIN!  Join us and take in the Art, Drink and Music closing out this incredible exhibition.

Azhad Bogosian Gathering Clouds Late Afternoon , acrylic on canvas 40" x 60"

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 27 January 2017

"Romancing The Stone and Embracing The Brush"
Jeff McKee  - sculpture and paintings
Current Exhibit Through February 27

Gallery Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11am-6pm,   Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm

Clayton Fine Art Gallery21 N. Bemiston, Clayton, MO

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 21 January 2017

ASL new 2012 header
RESCHEDULED: Saturday, January 21
Free reception 6-8 p.m. 

January 14-February 15, 2017    

PLease join Art Saint Louis for our new exhibit, "Personal Space," featuring artworks by 42 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. This new juried exhibit features artworks and imagery that focus on the human form, the human experience, how people interact, move & use our bodies, especially in terms of personal space.
The exhibit is presented January 14-February 15, 2017 and is free and open to the public. A free opening reception will be held Saturday evening, January 21, 6-8 p.m (NB: RESCEDULED due to ice storm). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 7 am-5 pm and Saturday 8:30 am-4 pm Closed Sundays & holidays. 
Alex Johnmeyer, One Flew Over. 2016. Acrylic, Modeling Paste on Wood Panel, 32"x26 

Personal Space is a juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks and imagery that focus on the human form, the human experience, how people interact, move & use our bodies, especially in terms of personal space. This show features 52 artworks by 42 artists from Missouri and Illinois. Artworks featured are in a variety of styles, techniques and media including ceramics, collage, drawing, encaustic, mixed media, paintings, handmade paper, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textile 

Our jurors are Cbabi Bayoc and Ruth Reese. Cbabi Bayoc is co-owner of SweetArt Bakeshop & Art Studio. Ruth Reese is a ceramic artist and owner of Reese Gallery.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Favian Anello, St. Louis; Rick Battram, Town & Country, MO; Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO; Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO; Robert Bolla, Chesterfield, MO; Naomi Brown, Fairview Heights, IL; Dave Carter, Cape Girardeau, MO; Ann Chartrand, Sappington, MO; Piety Choi, Highland, IL; Dina Fachin, St. Louis; Tracey Farmer-Luster, Fairview Heights, IL; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Lisa Hilton, Creve Coeur, MO; Sean Hoisington, Chesterfield, MO; Martha Iler, Greenville, IL; Diane James, Florissant, MO; Alex Johnmeyer, St. Louis; Lani Kohoutek-Miller, Florissant, MO; Alex Lambrecht, Chesterfield, MO; Eric Langley, St. Louis; Donna Lochmann, St. Louis; Philip Padilla, Lake St. Louis, MO; Alex Paradowski, St. Louis; Jody Paulson, Carbondale, IL; Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO; Drew Reynolds, Edwardsville, IL; Megan Rieke, Kirkwood, MO; Amy Firestone Rosen, Clayton, MO; Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO; Lindsy Shapiro, St. Louis; Linda Smith, St. Charles, MO; Julie Snidle, St. Louis; Michelle Streiff, Manchester, MO; Mark Swain, St. Louis; Kerra Taylor, Springfield, MO; Russell Vanecek, St. Louis; Terry Vermillion, Kirkwood, MO; Madeleine Wagner, St. Louis; Allison Walsh, Peoria, IL; Deborah Weinstein, Chesterfield, MO.

Please join us at Art Saint Louis this Saturday, January 28, at 11 am and meet some of the featured artists in "Personal Space" 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.


LOCATION & GALLERY ENTRY Art Saint Louis is located at 1223 Pine Street in the heart of downtown St. Louis at the historic Park 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. 

METERS: There are parking meters on Pine Street and Olive Street & other nearby streets. Parking 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

PARK PACIFIC GARAGE: There is hourly parking in the Park Pacific Garage on Olive just West of Tucker (entrance is on the South side of Olive). Parking is at your own expense. For garage parking, pay by cash via a machine in elevator bay no more than 15 minutes prior to departure or pay by credit card 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.
The Gallery is easily accessible by MetroLink and MetroBus with MetroBus stops on Olive Street and Tucker right near the building.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 20 January 2017

CONSTRUCTED VISIONS II Artists’ Reception: 5-8 pm January 20, 2017
January 20, 2017 -February 25, 2017
Awards Presentation 7 pm
Gallery Talk 7 pm; February 8, 2017
Juror Terry Suhre

Constructed Visions II at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a juried exhibition featuring regional sculpture and fine craft artists. This exhibition includes artisans and artists from Missouri and Illinois with works in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, paper, plastic, stone, and wood - both traditional and non-traditional, functional and nonfunctional.

Selected Artists: Alexander Bannan, Eldon Benz, Dave J Bermingham, Matthew Boonstra, Peter Bushell, Kacey Cowdery, Jerry Cox, Miguel de Aguero, Janet de Aguero, Debra Evans-Paige, Nancy Exarhu, Suzy Farren, Robert Fields, Shelby Fleming, Craig Hoffmann, Kahlil Irving, Howard Jones, Ellen Klamon, Robert Kokenyesi, Anthony Ledbetter, Debra J Lewis, Ron Longsdorf, Patrick Luber, Heather Macali, Jessica Riddle, Barrie Rupp, Rachel Santel, Suzanne Sidebottom, Dennis Smith, Debra Smith, Tom Sontag, Susan Sontag, Tom Stauder, Josh Svoboda,
Andy Van Der.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 27 January 2017

Green Door art gallery presents “Poppin’ Pastels
January 18 – February 25, 2017
Opening reception held on Friday, January 27,  from 5-9 p.m. 
Green Door art gallery is proud to present “Poppin Pastels”. The Reception will be Friday, January 27, from 5-9 pm and is free and open to the public. Gateway Pastel Artists was founded in 1998 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The members have been educating artists and the public about the beauty and permanency of the pastel medium for the past 18 years. The organization is a part of the International Association of Pastel Societies which has members and societies all over the world.  These painting will be available from January 18, 2017 thru February 25, 2017

Thirty other local artists will be exhibiting with artwork including textiles, glass, wood, paintings and much more.

Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm- Closed Monday and Tuesday  

 Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves
in the historical Heritage Building
(314) 402-1959

Duane Reed: Friday, 10 February 2017

February 10th - March 18th
Opening Reception
Friday, February 10th, 5-8 p.m.

The Gallery is excited to present the work of two painters who blur the lines between object and environment while creating tension and expansiveness within a vast repertoire of mark making. Oldfather’s compositions are simultaneously visceral and beautiful, sinewy and organic; while Meyer’s work combines fluidity and structure with loose yet highly technical morphing fields of pattern.

DANA OLD FATHER - “I propose a multidimensional diagram of anxiety and the desire to overcome it. The paintings allow me to transform my feelings of dread and insecurity into something physical, tangible, and beautiful; a bittersweet beauty that is brightened by the shadow it casts.”

ETHAN MEYER - Meyer’s work explores the relationship of multiple planes of reality relating to both mind and spirit that visually describe the fluidity of consciousness. The surfaces of his work are covered with densely intricate patterns that map the landscapes of, otherwise difficult to describe, sensations and experiences.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Bonsack Gallery: Thursday, 5 January 2016

Nevski Submerged (Bulgaria)

Adam Saligman will show an exhibit of his photographs, entitled “Shrines” in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School from Thursday, January 5, through Wednesday, February 8. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on January 5. 

After getting his first camera in 2007, Saligman initially saw photography as a means of sharing his travels. As his hobby evolved, his photographs increasingly explored how images elicit meanings. He seeks out mysterious shrines, unique cultures and captivating landscapes, experimenting with compositions, looking for new ways to tell stories, both as he perceives them and as he wants to imagine them.
Saligman writes, “It is easy to look at famous sights — be they churches, shrines or landscapes — but what do we really see? We add meaning to everything we see, and photography is one way to show how the individual perceives the site. A beautiful medieval church may be a site of pilgrimage to one, but the snow-crested Caucasus Mountains towering over it may speak more to another as a higher power, humbling the human-built structure. When we create our perceptions, we inevitably create our own meaning, and build our own shrines. In this exhibit, I want to show what I find sacred in the many shrines I visit during my travels.

755 South Price Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63124

Friday, December 09, 2016

Foundry Art Centre: Thursday, 19 January 2017

Opening Thursday, January 19, the latest Foundry Art Centre juried exhibition Arbitrary Color explores not just the colors in artwork, but the entire color palette used to accentuate the concept of the work. The juror, Albert Kuo, has selected pieces of artwork submitted from 106 artists across the globe. Kuo will host a gallery talk at 5:30pm before the reception begins.

Alongside Arbitrary Color, Joe Ciaccio will exhibit in Gallery III. Ciaccio specializes in realistic portraiture and figurative work, using luxurious tones and dynamic lighting to convey his subject matter. Carrie Gillen will exhibit her work as part of the Emerging Artist Series in the Ameristar Gallery. Gillen’s amorphous tiled wall sculptures invite the viewer to investigate the instability within the architecture of her work and reflect on the relationship between home and self.

Enjoy food and drinks while chatting with Arbitrary Color’s participating artists at the opening reception and visit the mezzanine level to meet the Foundry Art Centre juried studio artists. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. These three exhibitions will open Thursday, January 19, 2017 and close Friday, March 3, 2017.

520 North Main Center
Saint Charles, Missouri. 

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

CAM: Friday, 27 January 2017

CAM announces spring 2017 exhibitions

CAM's spring exhibitions feature drawings and paintings by Nicola Tyson in her first solo exhibition at a U.S. museum; 2017 Whitney Biennial-artist and photographer Deana Lawson; an on-site Project Wall mural by St. Louis native Katherine Bernhardt; and the first-ever exhibition of Louis Cameron's photographic series, Clouds, along with the complete poster portfolios from his online initiative, The Poster Project presents.

Opening Friday, January 27
Public reception: 7:00 pm

Monday, December 05, 2016

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 12 January 2017

Bruno David presents four solo exhibitions by Leslie Laskey, Damon Freed, Sarah Harford and Jill Downen.

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 5 to 9 pm
Exhibitions Dates: January 12 – February 25, 2017
Gallery Talk with the artists: Saturday, February 11th at 4 pm

DAMON FREED Landscapes
JILL DOWNEN Cornerstone

Leslie Laskey presents a new exhibition of recent paintings and sculptures titled “Duets”. He is an innovative thinker whose work never fails to make an impact on viewer perceptions. His new series “Duets”, created in the last two years in St. Louis, Key West, and Michigan, will not disappoint his followers and supporters. Leslie Laskey’s media of choice is ever changing, and characteristic of his work. In this new oeuvre, he incorporates collage, oil paint, acrylic, and crayon. It is this variety of media and style, which adds to the engaging quality of his work and its subsequent effect on viewers. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish a catalogue of the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography.

Damon Freed presents an exhibition titled “Landscapes”. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish a catalogue of the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography. Freed writes on this new series of work “I work directly from nature to create my charcoal drawings and I make fully chromatic oil paintings from the drawings afterwards inside of the studio. This is my process and much to do with the final paintings stems from the initial energy invested and displayed onto the surface of the drawings. The early marks in the drawings, the bold zags and swipes and squiggles feed the color and excitement of the paintings.

It must be said that my color is not naturalistic, or, at least not naturalistic in its faithfulness to nature. My color is faithful to my spirit, to the spontaneity and pizzazz of my sitting in nature in the spring and summer communing with the light of the sun, the invigorating wind, and amongst the delight of fresh cut grass, new growth, and scented flowers. My pictures are as much depictions of myself in this way as they are of the internal structure and sensations of nature.

And it is difficult to speak of structure considering my landscape paintings. The kind of structure I find in nature is often not rigid, but flowing and lively, like the emotions and the spirit. Even if architecture is a part of my vision, I paint it without an edge, without the strict laws of perspective. It is true that I start most of my paintings with a black outline of sorts, a loosely knitted structure. The color often comes later and is frequently informed by the energy of the drawn marks, tones, and squiggles, which is to say, my color does not follow the rules given us by nature. You may well discover a pink tree or a purple field in one of my paintings.

And this brings me to my indebtedness to the Post-Impressionist’s and to the Fauve’s use of color. It was van Gogh, Gauguin, Derain and Gabriele Munter and Matisse and Kandinsky that first utilized arbitrary coloration to fulfill their inner emotions and stylistic desires. Therefore, my paintings follow, in a way, this tradition of individualistic correspondence with nature.”
In the Media Arts Room, the gallery presents a video work “Cornerstone” by Jill Downen. Downen, known for her white on white wall installations of abstracted bodily forms emerging from architecture, continues to draw on the idea that the human body shares an interdependent relationship to buildings. The three-minute video, created in 2008, zooms in on a stack of real bricks on the artist’s own body. The simple act of breathing, under the weight of building materials, captures a moment of time that is humorous, visceral, and vulnerable. The subtle and rhythmic sensibility Downen brings to video poses metaphoric possibilities about gravity, support and the protection of human fragility within the frame of architecture. While Downen’s art is rooted in site-responsive installation, “Cornerstone” is a video project characteristic of her interdisciplinary approach to uncover new aspects of established boundaries. Downen’s art is a focused investigation of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and architecture expressed in temporal installations, drawings, and models. Her art envisions a place of interdependent relation between the human body and architecture, where the exchanging forces and tensions of construction, deterioration, and restoration emerge as thematic possibilities.
Jill Downen has received numerous awards including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the MacDowell

In the “Window on Forsyth” space, the gallery continues to present “Swing” by Sarah Harford. Swing, is a sculpture installation depicting a chandelier structure stranded with broken headlight and taillight plastic. The artist harvested these shards from the casted metal bodies that were once extensions of our lives, traded in for newer and updated versions of ourselves. A light timer switch, used to deter home invaders, signifies the imagery of headlights performing as household appliances. As the sequenced lighting ignites the suspended object, fractured shadows scatter across the space. This effect intends to unveil the presence of violence by challenging the viewer’s understanding of their everyday realms though the manipulation of structure and material.

Free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm Also open by appointment

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 9 December 2016

New exhibits focus on the human element and a shared exhibit of photography

A new selection of exhibits are set to open at Framations Art Gallery. Beginning with an Opening Reception on Friday, December 9 from 6-8pm, two new exhibits will feature local artists in both a juried and a small group exhibit.

The first of these, to be found in the Main Exhibit Gallery, is titled Presence II, an all media exhibit with a focus on the human element. This juried art exhibit will highlight  work that visually includes people in any way such as through portraiture, crowd scene, or though shadow or form. This exhibit will be on display December 9, 2016 - January 12, 2017.

The public is invited to view the artwork on display and to vote for People's Choice in this exhibit when they visit. The voting continues through the full length of the exhibit, ending on January 12, 2017. This exhibit was juried by Jamie Adams, an American painter.

During this time frame, there will also be a small group exhibit in Gallery Two titled Three Cameras - One Show, featuring the photography of Lori Biehl, Bill Coatney and Molly Coatney. The artists will be also be available during the reception on December 9 from 6-8pm.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO. 

Thursday, December 01, 2016

May Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2016

Gallery logo

The Contest

Photographs by students from
Kirkwood High School,
Mehlville High School and
Rockwood Summit High School

2-16 December 2016
Opening reception Friday, 2 December, 5-7 pm

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 16 December 2016

December 16th - January 28th
Opening Reception Friday, December 16th 5-8 p.m.

We are very excited to be exhibiting two St. Louis based painters who are working within the narrative of landscapes. Bogosian’s work puts special emphasis on the expansiveness of the sky in relation to the scenery, capturing nature’s sublime essence, while Burnett’s abstracted compositions create a kaleidoscope effect that maintain a sense a familiarity while provoking the viewers curiosity.

AHZAD BOGOSIAN - Channeling the Midwest and Western landscapes as sources for his mood-rich paintings, Bogosian has developed an extensive and breathtaking body of work. His work is a response to the atmospheric, sublime qualities and spiritual essence that exists in landscapes.

DANIEL BURNETT - Daniel’s paintings are psychedelic orchestrations exploring tension and fluidity in ever changing mercurial patterns. Marks and shapes of color establish rules of format and then break their own rules, creating structured and highly technical, though interrupted and imperfect, compositions. These incredibly precise compositions are achieved without the use of tape or stencil.

ST LOUIS, MO 63108

Monday, November 21, 2016

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2016

Artist Reception - Natures Prisms

December 2nd - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Charles Dana - Intricate Photographs of Natures  Intimate Beauty
Jon Biscan - Unique and Colorful Hand Blown Glass Balls, Pumpkins, Bowls, Vases and Sculptures.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Millitzer Studio & Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2016

an elegy for Marco
Opening Friday, December 2, 2016, 7-10 PM
Performance active from 7-9 PM
Free and open to the public

On view 12/2-12/30 by appointment

The Millitzer Studio & Gallery presents an elegy for Marco, an exhibition of new works by Catalina Ouyang. Through the lens of a second-generation Chinese-American woman, Ouyang navigates identity, desire and the legacy of imperialism. The notion of fetish is central as both spiritual object (talisman, amulet, relic) and sexual proclivity, evoking questions of representation, sanctity, artificiality and objectification. Loaded positionalities interrogate the duality of resistance and self-subjugation: the dilemma of trying to contradict power dynamics in white heteropatriarchy without reinforcing those very tenets. Whiteness is aspiration, fetish, hand of oppression, tool of erasure; an elegy for Marco contends with this violent history by underscoring empathy, consent and the necessity of vulnerability.

The Millitzer Studio & Gallery
3103 Pestalozzi Street

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2016

Visions in Platinum
by Greg Stroube

December 2, 2016 – January 6, 2017

Opening Reception on Friday, December 2, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Artist lecture on Saturday, December 3, 11:00am

15 years of exploring the process by Greg Stroube.

Bullivant Gallery
3321 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 865- 0077

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 2 December 2016

Wallace Smith: Paintings and Drawings
Friday, December 2, 5-7 p.m

Born in St. Louis in 1901, Wallace Herndon Smith was a traditional painter who absorbed the visual language of artists like Henri Matisse and Edward Hopper. He traveled extensively, and had a summer residence and studio in Harbor Springs, Michigan, subjects which are found in several works in the exhibit. The exhibition, which includes paintings, drawings and watercolors, is organized by the Sheldon Art Galleries and is drawn from the collection of the Bellwether Foundation.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Reese Gallery: Friday, 18 November 2016

Opening Reception: Friday November 18th from 6pm to 9pm

In PAST | PRESENT, two artists revisit icons of the nation's past as they create a more meaningful present. Printmaker and painter, KYLE GALLUP (NY), explores the Wonder Wheel, built in the 1920s at the Coney Island amusement park. A fantastic symbol of industry, the Ferris wheel also suggests the wheel of life as a mandala that is "silent, ghostly, noisy and whole". Sculptor PETE HALLADAY (CO), heads west for his inspiration, as he investigates the horse as a symbol of bygone days - a symbol that still informs our American identity. HALLADAY builds with found objects, integrating the vocabulary of the past into the forms of his work, touching upon freedom, conquest, movement, awkward grace, heavy use and wisdom gained from long experience. Both artists bring a whimsical sense of wonder to the exhibit.

Artists will be present at the opening. There will be light refreshment at this event which is free and open to the public.  Reese Gallery is located in the Cherokee Arts Neighborhood, just off of Antique Row.

Reese Gallery 
3410 Wisconsin | STLMO | 63118
Run: 11.18.16 to 12.21.16
Hours: 1 - 4 pm Wed and Sat during exhibition run
Or call for an appointment at: 314.954.7638