Friday, November 17, 2017

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 18 November 2017

Andréa Stanislav
Cosmist Reconstructions

November 18, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 6-9 pm

200 free indoor parking spaces available at the indoor parking structure behind Bruno David Gallery via Lee Avenue entrance. 
Public Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday 11 - 6 pm

Bruno David Gallery - Clayton
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis Missouri  63105

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 17 November 2017

Gallery reception!
Friday, November 17, 5 to 9pm.
Show dates: November 4 - Dec. 31.
Everyone is invited to this party! This is a free event and open to the public. 

Green Door art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday. 

21 North Gore 
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 17 November 2017

Peter Olson London Grouping
Selections from SOFA Chicago
Opening Friday, November 17, 2017 5:00 — 8:00 PM

Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

May Gallery: Friday, 10 November 2017

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Terry Towery

Picturesque LandscapesUseless Beauty
and the Sublime Landscapes of Timothy Eugene O’Tower
Explorations with Platinum and Palladium

Kenilworth Castle

10 November - 1 December 2017

with a talk by Mr. Towery on 10 November, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Opening reception Friday, 10 November, 5-7 pm

and continuing in the Small Wall Gallery, #webstereclipse:
Bill Barrett, Inocencio Boc, Ron Gaddis, Patrick Giblin, Christine Giancola, Kristi Lenz, Susan Hacker Stang

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm. May Gallery events are free and open to the public. Please join us!

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 17 November 2017

RECLAIM opening November 17 at 6 p.m. Gallery Talk at 6 p.m. with Juror Galen Gondolfi and Curated Gallery Artists Adam Long and Blake & Hannah Sanders. Juried Artists award ceremony to follow.
December 30: Exhibition closes.

Art made with a concern for the environment. In particular, there are many works of art made from repurposed and recycled materials. Through this exhibition, STLAG is interested in promoting artwork rooted in the tradition of found object and assemblage projects, as well as self-reliant individuals who see multiple uses for items and materials. We believe that by using materials in a new and fresh way, artists are a mirror for society's use of short-lived and disposable products.

Galen Gondolfi, Juror

Blake and Hannah Sanders present “Running on Fumes,” a body of work that acknowledges their complicity in ecological waste and destruction. It provides a garish reminder of how their growing family, and the creature comforts that go with it, have a tremendous negative impact on the environment. Their work employs printmaking and traditional craft media to discuss how conventional notions of family, domesticity, and success affect our behavior as consumers and planetary stewards. Their work centers on environmental issues, so nearly all the material employed in this work has been recycled or repurposed. While the work may seem thematically negative, it is both an indictment and celebration of domestic bliss. The future is uncertain, and anxiety is the norm, but this work evokes a feeling of comfort in their discomfort and hope in the hopelessness.

Adam Long presents “Forest Figure Fashion,” a body of work that explores humankind’s intimate connection to the natural world. In addition to that underlying theme, Adam has begun to explore the expressiveness of female Forest Figures clothed in dresses of branches, petioles, and snakeskin. The dynamism of the figures has increased, and he has discovered the potential of fashion as a vehicle for exploring ideas of how we idealize women in our culture, the grace of the female form, movement, levitation, and connection/disconnection with or natural surroundings, all while using carefully collected natural materials.

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

Monday, November 06, 2017

Webster Arts Center: Thursday, 16 November 2017

On the Street Where I Live will show 45 original artworks from 39 artists from St. Louis and 17 other states. The show was juried by print maker Amanda Verbeck. A free artists' reception is set for Nov. 16, 6-7:30pm. The show will be on exhibit through Dec. 23 in the Webster Arts Center.

This powerful and beautiful show about community, neighborhoods, and shelter is not to be missed!
Show will be open during normal business hours Monday-Friday and from 10am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Pop up shop for holiday gifts open Friday & Saturday, 10-2, and by appointment.

Webster Arts Center
lower level, Schultz Hall
Eden campus
corner of Bompart & Lockwood
Webster Groves, MO

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Robert Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 17 November 2017

Confluence of Conscience
Opening Reception Friday, November 17, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Open Gallery Saturday, November 18, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Featuring photographers Steve Brown, Jack Curran, Wayne Levin, Matt Miles, Alan Ross, and Cole Thompson

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 10 November 2017

“Hygienic Bunker,” Brigham Dimick, 2017, charcoal/photos/oil, 22 x 4.25"
The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “Habitat,” an exhibit of mixed media work by Brigham Dimick, from Friday, November 10, 2017, through Wednesday, January 3, 2018. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, November 10.
Dimick worked every weekday at the St. Louis Zoo during the spring semester of 2016. He focused on habitats of animals that are endangered or severely threatened, bringing to light a bizarre mix of common and cross purposes at the zoo —  zookeepers who undertake the serious work of species preservation and visitors who come to the zoo for entertainment. 

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

The Bonsack Gallery
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63124

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dark Room at The Grandel: Friday, 3 November 2017

Theo Welling: Portraits
Opening Reception Friday, November 3 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Portraiture is among the oldest and most popular uses of photography.  Even in images that mostly feature other subjects, like landscapes, it has long been recognized that viewers visually locate the people in them first before taking in the broader view.  The advent of social media has further expanded our obsession with human depiction, with some sites even acknowledging this curious psychological tendency in their names (i.e. Facebook).  So why, with so many images of people coming into our connected consumption, does portraiture still matter? Why are these images still so affecting? Why make a portrait of a stranger when it is likely that they have already produced dozens, if not hundreds, of their own?
It is something to do with the interaction (conscious or subconscious) between the sitter and the photographer that makes these images, the really good ones, stand out. The best portrait photographers realize this exchange, and recognize that photographing a person’s likeness is a very intimate gesture, for a picture exposes a subject to the realm of possibilities. When a viewer sees a portrait, they are invited into a person’s life while their defenses are down, so it is the primary responsibility of these photographers to capture what is vulnerable, what is evocative, and what is true.  Theo Welling is one of these photographers.
Welling is the photographer behind “The Lede”, a weekly short-form interview centered around a portrait of a St. Louisan, which kicks off each issue of The Riverfront Times. To complete this assignment, Theo casts a wide net, often driving around the city for hours looking for that subject with a story to tell; the person that stands out even among other people. It is remarkable how successful Mr. Welling is at this task, and at uncovering the fundamental quirks that make up the people he points his lens toward. The photographs pulled for this exhibition are among his best. Each image reveals the essence of the sitter. Each image communicates an entire existence in a single shot.

– Jason Gray, Curator

Dark Room at The Grandel
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis 63103

Monday, October 23, 2017

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 17 November 2017

Jackie Saccoccio, Portrait (Fox), 2016, oil and mica on linen, 57x45"
November 17 through December 22, 2017

Ever since the days of Kandinsky, the spiritual in art has been a subject of interest to abstract artists--to all those who seek a path beyond the physical--those who, in the words of Yeats, "live for the moment when vision comes to our weariness like a terrible lightning."

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of some of those artists, including Alison Hall, whose Book of Beginnings is a small black diptych on panel about the size of a book; and Louis Cameron, whose digitally manipulated photos of clouds evoke the 14th-century Christian mysticism of The Cloud of Unknowing, a guidebook on contemplative prayer.

Another spiritual guide, the Kabbalah, continues to inspire Robert Sagerman, for whom painting is a meditative practice. Likewise, for Valerie Jaudon, painting is a slow, deliberate accumulation of brushstrokes within patterns inspired by Islamic art. John Zinsser continues his Zen-like search for satori in painting, while Richmond Burton channels the spirit of Christian Rosenkreutz in his painting, I AM Rosicrucian.

Other artists in the show include Brandon Anschultz, Lori Ellison, Douglas Melini, Ann Pibal, Jackie Saccoccio, Gary Stephan, and Dan Walsh.

4735 McPherson Ave 
St. Louis, MO 63108 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

OA Gallery: Friday, 3 November 2017

2017 Small Works Invitational - MANYmini extravARTganza begins on November 3rd

During MANYmini extravartganza, OA Gallery’s third annual Small Works Invitational, hundreds of works, no larger than 18” x 18” framed, will grace the walls of the gallery salon-style.

An opening reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 will allow guests to meet many of the artists and get the stories behind their memorable works.

OA Gallery
101A West Argonne
Kirkwood, MO  63122

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

May Gallery: Friday, 20 October 2017

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Jen Morris: Sanctioned Memory

13 October - 3 November 2017

with a talk by Ms. Morris on 20 October, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Reception for the Photographer Friday, 20 October, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, #webstereclipse:
Bill Barrett, Inocencio Boc, Ron Gaddis, Patrick Giblin, Christine Giancola, Kristi Lenz, Susan Hacker Stang

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm. May Gallery events are free and open to the public. Please join us!

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 26 October 2017

Foo Dog, The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
"China: Past and Present"
Photographs by Richard Sprengeler

October 26th - December 8th
Reception October 26, 4-7 pm

Photographs of the People's Republic of China created during the International Photography Collaborative- Sister City Exchange Program sponsored by IPHF in 2014. Also exhibited will be selections from the SIU-E Museum's Asian collection and calligraphy from the Songchun Guild of South Korea. An Asian music concert by the college music department and a guest artist will be performed at 7pm on the 26th.

The metro link can be conveniently taken to the college stop or free visitor parking is available in front of the Art Center. The gallery is directly across the parking lot.

Open Tuesday - Friday 10am to 4pm

Schmidt Art Center
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 14 October 2017


Opening Reception - October 14, 2017 

Join us for the opening reception for Heather Bennett, Chris Kahler, Leslie Laskey and Jill Downen's exhibitions.

HEATHER BENNETT: Photos of Gifts
LESLIE LASKEY: Cloud Images-Eclipse
JILL DOWNEN: Window Women

Public Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday 11 - 6 pm

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Framations: Friday, 20 October 2017

Framations Art Gallery invites the public to be a part of the art, or rather, to wear it home. Nothing says exclusive style and individuality quite like a handmade garment created by skilled artisans. Beginning October 20, Framations Art Gallery will hot an exhibit of wearable art created by the members of Missouri Fiber Artists entitled Darling! You Look Smashing.  

The Missouri Fiber Artists, also known as MoFA, are makers, creators and artists whose work primarily features natural or synthetic fibers, including textiles, fabrics, paper, reed, yarn, thread, and more. Overall the work of these artists encompasses many applications of fibers including wall hangings, quilts, sculptures, basket weaving, etc. For this exhibit, the focus will be specifically on wearable items. This will include traditional sewn garments, felted hats and jackets, salvaged fabrics repurposed, all having been made with outstanding creativity. This exhibit will open with a reception, free and open to the public, on October 20 from 6-8 pm and will continue through November 30. 
218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO

Framations: Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday, October 20th, 6-8 PM

218 N Main St

Saint Charles, MO 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 6 October 2017

Please join us for an all-gallery opening reception
Friday, October 6 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Galleries open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
Lying Heavy: New Work by Joe Chesla
October 6 - November 25, 2017

Gallery of Music
The World of Spectacular Strings
October 6, 2017 - April 28, 2018

Gallery of Photography
Steve McCurry: The Importance of Elsewhere
October 6, 2017 - February 3, 2018

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Carl Safe: The Architecture of Buildings,
Furniture and Photographs
October 6, 2017 - February 17, 2018

Invent a Musical Instrument - Selections from
The Sheldon’s SOLID Program
October 6, 2017 - January 27, 2018

The Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Jill Evans Petzall: Still Lives with Stories
October 6, 2017 - January 20, 2018

GALLERY HOURS Tuesday, Noon-8 pm, Wed.-Fri., Noon-5 pm, Saturday, 10 am-2 pm

3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO

Friday, September 29, 2017

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 20 October 2017

Jiyong Lee, Green Cylinder Segmentation 

John Garrett, Meadow Shimmer


October 20th - December 9th
Opening Reception Friday, October 20th 5-8 p.m.

John Garrett's parents instilled in him an appreciation for the handmade with their collections of Native American arts and crafts. Garrett’s intrigue with the tools, systems and materials involved in weaving and other textile constructions has resulted in hundreds of exhibitions, including shows in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Visually unpredictable, he incorporates an expansive repertoire of material, achieving energetic complexity with meticulous craftsmanship.

Jiyong Lee’s work is inspired by the process of cell division; by utilizing both transparency and opacity he forges a narrative that explores both the clarity and mysteries of biology.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Grafica Fine Art: Saturday, 7 October 2017

Ron Isom: "Symbolic Journey"
Opening reception on October 7 from 3-8 pm

To Ron Isom, Sr., the whole world and everything in it, is his canvas. Some see his art as whimsical – if they look deeper, they’ll see that same whimsy packs a real punch! “Symbolic Journey invites you to experience his art as a diary of his very creative life.

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Reese Gallery: Friday, 29 September 2017

opening reception: Friday | September 29, 2017 | from 6p-9p

In the solo exhibition "American Visions," Daniel Stumeier brings meticulously rendered drawings of country stars (and one art critic) into a white cube gallery setting. In doing so, he creates a conversation between an “underclass” and an “aesthete” – squaring off the politics of rebellion against art world pretensions. The questions asked by this work are rather painful and yet so pertinent.  For, what is white America’s vision of itself? Stumeier’s response is not without humor.

In Stumeier's own words, "This exhibition features intimately-scaled, drawn portraits of country pop singers and other figures rendered from cassettes, book covers, and online sources. These works are a continued examination of American popular culture—specifically that of the Midwest." This imagery reflects Stumeier's own experiences growing up in rural Illinois, his current residence in St. Louis, and contemplation of these experiences within the larger context of America’s current attitudes toward class and race.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis MO 63118

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Saturday, 4 November 2017

Yvonne Osei: Tailored Landscapes
November 4, 2017–March 4, 2018
Free Opening Reception Saturday, November 4, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
The exhibition is curated by Dana Turkovic

Conceptual artist Yvonne Osei creates a large-scale photo installation to occupy the breadth and width of the indoor gallery, constructing an environment where textiles create landscape. Inspired by both the cultural and physical landscapes of the Park, Osei weaves design motifs from her home country of Ghana into her photographic and videographic documentation of the Park to create new and unique patterns for Laumeier. Using her textural understanding of fashion design to mold and manipulate an adhesive fabric, Osei creates an environment that uses the architecture of the gallery as figure and form. With Tailored Landscapes, Osei continues her inquiry utilizing the import of textiles as a medium to celebrate diversity in culture and in nature.

“Tailored Landscapes contextualizes textiles as physical and metaphorical landscapes,” says Osei. “Throughout the past year, I have photographed various sites within the Park to capture visitors’ interactions and use of the space. For this exhibition, I use the photographs to create a collection of vibrantly patterned, textile designs that bear a strong resemblance to traditional West African fabrics commonly worn in my home country of Ghana.”

Laumeier Sculpture Park is free and open daily from 8:00 a.m.–30 minutes past sunset. The Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Whitaker Foundation Gallery
Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63127

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, 27 October 2017

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

The General Opening Reception and Lecture have been rescheduled for Friday October 27, 2017. The lecture is 5-6 pm with the reception following until 8 pm.  

On display September 15 - December 30, 2017
Lecture: Dr. Kolkin will present "Living a Balanced Life: Practical Strategies for Busy People"

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.