Tuesday, November 18, 2014

1900 Park Creative Space: Friday, 5 December 2014

Tour de Saint Louis en Plein Air
Plein air paintings of Saint Louis scenes by 22 members of the Missouri Plein Air Painters Association.

Join us in a celebrate of Saint Louis, enjoy a glass of wine, and meet the Artists

December 5, 2014, 7pm – 10pm

Artists exhibiting: Michael Anderson, Dave Chappell, Dave Cornell, Shawn Cornell, Brad Eilering,
Dan Fishback, Sandy Haynes, Danae Hoppe, Mike Kilian, Allen Kriegshauser, Alison Levine, Gwendolyn Moore, Henryk Ptasiewicz, Tom Rochford, Susan Rogers, Lee Streett, Judy Stroup, Deb Trafton, Jan Trager, Jim Trapp, Dawn Wagner, Kate Warner

Exhibition runs through November and December, closes January 7, 2015

Open: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm Or by appointment,

1900 Park Creative Space
Lafayette Square
Saint Louis, Missouri 63104

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 21 November 2014

Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 2014, 6pm–8:30pm
Exhibition Dates: November 21–January 4, 2014

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild will be celebrating its 100th anniversary of juried art exhibitions this Fall in conjunction with our Ann Metzger Memorial National All-Media Exhibition. The juror for the Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition is Rusty Freeman, the Director of Visual Arts at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, IL.

Featured Artists: Tony Abboreno, Oak Park, Illinois; Bill Abendroth*,Highland Illinois; Muhammad Alhawagri*, Saint Louis; W.A. Anderson, Chesterfield Missouri; Max Arens, St Louis; Kyle Bader, Columbia Missouri; Laura Bailey*, St Louis; Dawn Balk*, Saint Charles Missouri; Craig Baumgartner, Versailles Missouri; Emily Bennett, Terre Haute Indiana; Eldon Benz*, Carbondale Illinois; Larry Braun*, Benton Missouri; Maria Cooper*, Collinsville Illinois; Michael Daft*, St. Louis; Nikkis Art Designs*, Ballwin Missouri; Robert Dill*, Kirkwood Missouri; Erin Eveland*, Rushville Illinois; Suzy Farren*, St. Louis; Chloe Feldman Emison, Boston Massachusetts; Steven Finnegan*, St. Louis; Michael Frank*, St. Louis; Victoria Fuller, Chicago; Marcia Gay*. Defiance Missouri; Kathy Gomric*. Millstadt Illinois; Beth Goyer*, Des Peres Missouri;Eric Gray, St. Louis;
Amanda Greive, Edinburg Illinois; Michelle Hamilton, St. Louis; Travis Head, Blacksburg Virginia; Mary Henle*, St. Louis; Lisa Hilton*, St. Louis; Cynthia James, Agoura California; Barbara Johnson*, St. Louis; James Johnson, Charleston Illinois; Sea A Joung, St. Louis; Jan Kappes, Arcola Illinois; Gary Karasek*, Swansea Illinois; Lani Kohoutek-Miller*, Florissant Missouri; Sandra Kolde*, St. Louis; Ruthy Kolker, St. Louis; Albert Kuo, Saint Charles Missouri; SarahMarie Land, Saint Louis; Alan Larkin, South Bend Indiana; Demian Legg, Saint Louis; Margot Mache, Chicago; Kimber Mallett*, St. Louis; Kristen McMillion, Ballwin Missouri; Robert Michelmann*, Kirkwood Missouri; Angela Mircsov*, Florissant Missouri; Sallie Day Mogerman*, Lake Saint Louis Missouri;  Maureen Healy Mossman, Cedar Rapids Iowa; Melonie Mulkey, Champaign Illinois; William Neukomm*, Brentwood Missouri; Sophia Park, Carterville Illinois; Erica Popp*, Clayton Missouri; Aalia Rahman, St. Louis; Nora Schomogy*, Maryland Heights Missouri; Kathryn Scott, Chicago; Laura Siadak*, O Fallon Illinois; Barbie Steps*, St Louis; Marta Tiesenga, Crystal Lake Illinois; Shannon Tomanovich, Athens Georgia; Duat Vu, Springfield Missouri; Melinda Wagner, St. Louis; Mark Webster, Carmichael California; Mary Wertsch*, St. Louis; Julie Wiegand*, Berger Missouri; Heather Woodson, Wentzville Missouri; Joyce Yarbrough, Saint Louis; Jeff Zarinelli*, Saint Louis.

For more information about this exhibition, please visit our website:

St. Louis Artists' Guild 
Two Oak Knoll Park 
Clayton MO 63105 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Compônere Gallery of Art: Sunday, 7 December 2014

Omer Huremovic: Survivors III (Tree Sculptures)
Dimitrina Stamboldjiev Kutriansky: Transcending The Ordinary (oils and drawings)

November 30th, 2014 - December 31st, 2014
Opening Reception
2-4pm Sunday December 7th, 2014
 Hours M-TR 11-5| F-S 11-9 | S 1-5

Compônere Gallery of Art
6509 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis MO 63130
(314) 721-1181 

Norton's Fine Art: Saturday, 22 November 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 15 November 2-15

ASL new 2012 header

Free reception for
"Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition"  
NEXT WEEK: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6-9 p.m.

We invite you to join us at Art Saint Louis for our next exhibition, Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition. The exhibit opens with a free reception in the Gallery next Saturday evening, November 15, from 6-8 p.m. and the show will remain on view through December 23, 2014.  
Naxin Fan. Live Pond. 2014. Gunpowder Drawing, Oil on Indian Clay, 70"x48".
Serving as Juror for this year's exhibit is Nancy Newman Rice, an artist and founding member of Art Saint Louis. 
Elaine Marschik. Midwestern Lothlorien. 2014. Photograph, Digital Pigment Print, 16"x20".
Original graphic design by Phoenix Creative Co. with updating by Kathy Duffin.
Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL
Jane A. Barrow, St. Louis, MO
Terri Berg, Columbia, MO
Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL
Piety Choi, Highland, IL
Nicole Cooper, Richmond Heights, MO
Tricia Coyle, Webster Groves, MO
John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL
Christa Gearhart Denney, University City, MO
Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO
Naxin Fan, Fenton, MO
Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO
Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO
Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis, MO
Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO
Gaye Gambell-Peterson, Maryland Heights, MO
John M. Goessmann, St. Louis, MO
Craig C. Hoffmann, Wentzville, MO
James Ibur, St. Louis, MO
Sheldon Johnson, St. Louis, MO
Sandy Kaplan, Richmond Heights, MO
Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO
Terry Lay, St. Louis, MO
Betsy Litton, Chesterfield, MO
Elaine Marschik, St. Louis, MO
Ruthann Mazrim, Springfield, IL
Stacey McAdams, Fenton, MO  
Linda C. Mueller, St. Louis, MO
Rebecca Ormond, St. Louis, MO
Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO 
Erica Popp, St. Louis, MO
Terrie Rolwes, Wildwood, MO
Michael Rudolf, St. Louis, MO
Scott Schlapkohl, Godfrey, IL
Sydnor Scholer, St. Louis, MO
Beth Sharpe, St. Louis, MO
Mark Sheppard, Shrewsbury, MO
Sun Smith-Foret, Elsah,  IL
Dennis Staffne, St. Louis, MO
Ryan Strong, Imperial, MO
Russell Vancek, St. Louis, MO
Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL
Jerry B. Walters, Farmington, MO

Photograph by Emily Amberger.
James Ibur. Cell. 2014. Earthenware, 16"x24"x16". Ibur will be on-hand in the ASL Gallery to discuss his work on November 11. 
Join us in the Gallery on two select Saturdays: November 22 and December 13, when we host free one-hour Gallery talks at 11 a.m. with four of the featured artists from the current exhibit, Art St. Louis XXX. Guests may enjoy complimentary coffee tastings courtesy of Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Cafe while learning about the artists and their artworks. Artists may bring in samples of their other work or also present a demo of their media & techniques. This is more of a walk-and-talk presentation, so guests will walk with the artists through the Gallery as they talk about their works on view in the exhibition. Seating is very limited.

Saturday, November 22, 11 a.m.
Michael Anderson
James Ibur, ceramic sculpture
John M. Goessmann
Sheldon Johnson, painting

Saturday, December 13, 11 a.m.
Lon Brauerpainting
Wm. Daniel File
Erica Popp
photography, printmakingMark Shepparddrawing, painting
Erica Popp. IL Route 3. 2013. Photopolymer Intaglio Print on Paper, 11"x14". Popp will be in the ASL Gallery to talk about her work on December 13.
Art Saint Louis Gallery
& Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café
at the Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.,
 Saturday* 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Closed Sundays & holidays
*Cafe closes @noon Saturday 
"Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition" 
juried by Nancy Newman Rice 
Exhibit dates: November 15-December 23, 2014
Free opening reception: Saturday, November 15, 6-9 p.m.  

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, 14th, Tucker and Pine. Art Saint Louis is located on the Pine Street side (one-way Westbound) of the building. There is no direct access to Art Saint Louis from or through the Park Pacific BuildingNeed a map? Click here.

There is metered street parking on Pine Street and Olive Street. Parking meters run until 7 p.m. daily, 7 days a week. There is hourly parking in the Park Pacific parking garage (pay by cash only until 8 p.m. or anytime by credit card) & be sure to take your receipt/ticket with you after you park your car. Download a free Downtown Parking Guide here.

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

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 14 November 2014

Dennis Olsen: Fictive Couplings (Samplings) Nov. 14 - Dec. 20, 2014 
Opening Reception Nov. 14th from 5pm to 8pm
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 61339

Sunday, November 09, 2014

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 14 November 2014

St. Louis Creates: Works by Local Artists
Nov. 14 - Dec. 14

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to host an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. for St. Louis Creates: Works by Local Artists. St. Louis Creates features art created by nine local artists, and covers a wide range of media and styles. Participating artists include:

Peter Manion, James Holzer, Luanne Rimel, Thomas Sleet, Mark Pappas, Brian D. SmithSarah Paulsen, Stephen Da Lay, Kenneth Worley

Each of them represents a cross section of accomplished local artists whose work is exhibited locally and internationally. 

Thomas Sleet focuses on the process from a deconstructive perspective, while Peter Manion becomes deeply absorbed by its materiality. The work of Sarah Paulsen is informed by personal narrative, and employs a wide variety of media which is dictated by the subject matter. Brian D. Smith, an exuberant colorist, balances his paintings through composition. James Holzer investigates history from the perspective of cross-cultural commonalities of civilizations, which he describes as “a dance between the ancient and the current.” Mark Pappas reconciles ancient Greek mythology with obsessively Renaissance compositions, and expressionist mark-making. Luanne Rimel blends materials, technique and imagery that characterize the human spirit. Stephen Da Lay’s methodic approach to form and content moves off the surface and claims a place in space. Kenneth Worley’s facility in the formal aspect of image making renders him a virtuoso.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 21 November 2014

TOM REED: everybody knows this is nowhere
LAURA BEARD: The Ravenna Suite (Project Room)
AMY ENKELMANN-REED: Walk with me (New Media Room)

November 21, 2014 – January 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 3 pm

In everyone knows this is nowhere, the artwork is rustic in appearance and in mood. The pieces are often characterized by colorfully muted tree stumps, teepees, totem poles, and flowers; however, instead of a blank canvas, Reed begins most of his paintings on pages torn out of coloring books or word finds, which show through the layered paint and add new dimension and character. This process allows him to “start his work with a dialogue.” From this unconventional beginning, he transforms these pages into beautifully stylized panels that can tell a story with just one image.

Reed states that “the link between experiencing nature and imagining it is at the foundation of my practice. The landscape becomes a setting for imagined realities and personal references to outsider art, poetry, and folk art. Taking cues from Joseph Yoakum and Martin Ramirez, I map out poetic and highly stylized depictions of natural settings where fiction and reality meet. In these compositions, intricate patterns elaborate a means to reinvent and question our relationship to nature. Ultimately, my pieces exist somewhere between reality and dreams, opening up a compelling and poetic window on both.”

In the Project Room, we are pleased to present Laura Beard’s exhibition The Ravenna Suite. This exhibition is organized by Cleo Azariadis. Beard writes on this new series of work “Working from the tenant that nonobjective painting in its purest form is both conceptual and primal, I am constantly drawn to the elemental force that remains painting's highest potential. The Ravenna Suite is based on a recent summer residency in Italy and Austria in 2014. My compositions create a balance between the forces of expansion and the forces of contraction. Expansion taken to its extreme results in the creation of bold negative space and demonstrative asymmetry. Contraction taken to its extreme results in a dot of infinite compression. There is significant velocity and volition present in my mark making which describes my process in terms of time, speed, direction, the ability to make conscious choices and exercise control, while continuously embracing the accidental and the random. Perception of my environment, both physically and emotionally, keeps my imagery in flux. I concentrate on creating a body of work but resist any connection to style or reproducing the same painting again and again. What is communicated in my painting can be said in no other way.”

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a new video work by Amy Enkelmann-Reed, Walk with me. “Walk with me is an extension of my practice in focused attention and observation. Interruptions have become the norm and genuine moments of listening and being “present” are less and less familiar. Walks allow me the chance to directly experience internal thoughts. Thought clutter as the soundtrack in nature lies in contrast to the cell phone, text vibration, or air conditioners cranking on. I am interested in unplanned, stolen moments always seeking metaphors that reflect on our culture’s current preoccupations and movement towards the loss of real moments of observation.”


Thursday, November 06, 2014

white Flag Projects: Saturday, 8 November 2014

Lucas Blalock opens Saturday evening + Lucas Knipscher in the Library

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

May Gallery: Friday, 7 November 2014

Gallery logo

Of the Post-Dispatch

Photography curated by Robert LaRouche

Renyold Ferguson photographing from the top of the Gateway Arch just after completion.
Photograph: Arthur L. Witman

Gary Bohn, David Carson, Robert Cohen, Scott Dine, Karen Elshout, Renyold Ferguson, Wendi Fitzgerald, J.B. Forbes, Elie Gardner, Gary Hairlson, Robert Holt, Jr., Robert Holt III, Jack January, Robert LaRouche, Chris Lee, Bill Kesler, Kevin Manning, Odell Mitchell, Jerry Naunheim, Teak Phillips Laurie Skrivan, L.T. (Jug) Spence, Larry Williams, Arthur L. Witman

7 - 26 November 2014

Opening Reception Friday, 7 November, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, Scotland Travel Journalism

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 7 November 2014

Gallery Reception
You are invited this Friday,  Nov. 7 from 5 to 9pm.

Come visit with the artists, see the new artwork and have a glass of wine on us! We have many new artists to introduce to you. Here is a list of all of our artists and some of their works.

Friday Nov. 7, 10am to 9pm.
"Once Upon a Time in St. Louis"
29th Annual Old Webster Holiday Open House!   
Sunday Nov. 9, 10 to 5

This is a great fun event for the whole family. There will be a trolley, horse drawn wagon rides, Santa and Mrs Claus and much more!

During the event Green Door art gallery will have hot spiced cider.

Henryk Ptasiewicz will be doing ink and pastel portraits of people, children or pets while you sit.
Great gift idea!

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

21 North Gore

Webster Groves, Missouri 63119


UC Library Gallery: Friday, 7 november 2014

Gallery Opening for new one woman show of artist Lizzy Martinez, Veiling Truth in Mystery, this Friday from 6-8 PM .  University City Library Gallery.  Snacks. 

Fine art, illustration, various types of printmaking will be for sale.  This and more on view now through the 30th.  Come by and start your weekend off creatively.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Reese Gallery: Friday, 14 November 2014

My November Valentine
with artists Grace Kubilius & Jeremy Lampe
Friday, November 14th, 2014 Opening Reception from 6:00 p.m. to - 8:00 p.m.
of Grace Kubilius' new collection of wearable objects

My November Valentine is an expression of the heart in winter. Art meets fashion in the work of Grace Kubilius as she presents her new collection inspired by children's love poetry.  Kubilius' experimental garments allow us to cast of restrictive ideas of beauty in exchange for playfulness, purity and the unself-conscious expression of love as known by young hearts. By creating with salvaged materials she is able to re-purpose identity. Embodying the curious nature of affection, her garments are a wearable declaration of love. Jeremy Lampe, creates heart-like glass vessels that play with light and vulnerability. His sculptures suggest bodily systems and biological organs. Retaining a sense of fluidity and softness, Lampe's work is remarkably reminiscent of hot glass before the cool. For these artists, love is at its most exuberant when met by a starry-eyed reflection - whether in glass, poetry or the heart of another. Exhibition runs until December 17th, 2014.

Hours | Wednesday and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Or please call for an appointment.


3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118
Reese Gallery is located in the Cherokee Arts neighborhood just off of Antique Row.

Friday, October 31, 2014

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum: Friday, 7 Novembeer 2014

Opening Reception for Eric Greitens: Strength and Compassion
First Friday in Grand Center
November 7th, 2014, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Strength and Compassion brings together the best of Eric Greitens’ work with a striking series of the photographer’s reflections on the situations illustrated.  Engaging photographs from Rwanda, Cambodia, Albania, Mexico, India, the Gaza Strip, Croatia, and Bolivia, are combined in this exhibition.

Though the photographs were taken in different countries and amid different struggles, a common theme emerges: even in times of great hardship and in the face of great evil, people with strength and compassion can live with courage. We see the unmistakable, sometimes irreparable consequences of violence and war, yet we also see the unmistakable, always inspiring power of men, women, and children who live through these trials with dignity and emerge with hope.
International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-1999

Crossroads Community Room: Friday, 7 November 2014

In partnership with Turner Center for the Arts, Crossroads Church is hosting the "Gallery of Gratitude." Come and meet the artists, admire their work, and even purchase some of their art.  Enjoy a warm beverage; mingle with family, friends and neighbors; and show your support for the arts.

Friday, November 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Crossroads Community Room/Fellowship Hall
2640 Oakview Terrace
Maplewood, MO 63143

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Yeyo Arts: Saturday, 8 November 2014

Saturday, November 8.  6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join Erica Popp to celebrate the opening of "The Archive." This solo exhibition is a visual representation of her journey as an artist, from community college through graduate school. The show will feature mainly photography and prints, but we'll just have to see what else she can pull from her archives! All work will be for sale, with special pricing.

Light refreshments will be served.

Yeyo Arts
2907 South Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis 63118

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 14 November 2014

The Gallery at RAC Presents
TOYing with Digital

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, November 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, and at our gallery talk on December 2 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents TOYing with Digital, a photography exhibition produced by professional photographers using toy cameras. Typical characteristics of a toy camera are plastic lenses and very few controls. All of the artists featured in this exhibition have been working with one digital toy camera or another, and this exhibition highlights the results of an early foray into using toy cameras in the digital age.

ARTISTS: David B. Angell, Ryan Duffy, Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Olivia Joseph, Mark Katzman, Jennifer Silverberg, Susan Hacker Stang
CURATOR: Susan Hacker Stang
                TOYing with Digital continues through December 19.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday from 10am - 5pm;,                                 Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5pm.    
The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 7 November 2014

Gallery Reception
Friday, Nov. 7, 5 to 9pm.
You are invited to our reception Nov. 7 from 5 to 9pm.

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

21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bruno David Projects: Thursday, 30 October 2014

October 30, 2014 – January 10, 2015
Opening Reception:Thursday, October 30, 2014 7-9 pm

Bruno David is delighted to inaugurate our second space in The Grove neighborhood of St. Louis with a special exhibition Road Show by Cindy Tower. Cindy Tower is a painter, sculptor, video and performance artist who lets her creative background shine through in her practices. Raw in spirit and conviction, Tower’s highly articulated works engage the viewer in a visceral, otherworldly experience. Composite views of decrepitude become metaphors of bodily functions and reflect the political climate of our modern world. Wet, gloppy oil paint is applied in a loose yet precise manner in which subjects continuously dematerialize and reemerge. Tower’s painting practice mirrors her concept of gradual accumulation that not only provides an exhausting, claustrophobic sensation but also raises questions regarding the complexity and level of exchange that occurs in our modern world. Presenting the themes of consumption, intimacy, obsolescence and loss, the paintings are an overwhelming celebration of materials and process. They provide the viewer with an intuitive, physical experience that both engages and engulfs him or her in the self-contained environment of each artwork.

ST. LOUIS MO 63110

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 7 November 2014

"Dreaming of a Journey with Sunflowers"

November 7 - December 31

Opening Reception Friday, November 7,  6 – 8 p.m.
Artist Talk - 6:30 p.m.

Atrium Gallery invites you to an upcoming solo exhibition of new paintings by Victor Wang. This newest body of work is even more intimate with the classical female figure as the center point, and symbol for the various emotions Wang expresses through these dramatic, narrative works.

He tries to capture the "journey" within his dreams in combination with experiences from his past.  The sunflowers in his paintings symbolize memories of his childhood and the experiences he had during the Cultural Revolution in China when youths were pushed to work on farms as part of the "Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside Movement."  Wang's works retell his dreams, frustrations, hopes, and meditations in every significant moment of the past.

In some compositions, he uses hidden words and visual deceptions to connote the notion that political language can manipulate and visually distort one's beliefs and life.  Concealed in the canvases are also some mythical elements from ancient Chinese culture.  By looking back on his journey through life, Wang has siphoned through the deceptions he experienced as a youth and now tries to understand the true value of human life.

Through vibrant and thickly applied paint, energetic and hyperactive brushwork, Wang is able to immediately engage and fascinate viewers with his large-scale oil paintings.  His timeless female figures coax, taunt, and intrigue, while a dense narrative of joy and pain unfolds in his brilliantly layered narrative works.  Utilizing elements of collage on the canvases, he not only expresses his own Chinese heritage, but also creates a multi-layered background for the depiction of beauty in Western women.  Victor Wang's haunting and bold canvases have become the visual equivalent of "East meets West."

The exhibition will run through December 31. Thursday - Saturday 10-5, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

4814 Washington Ave. (Central West End)
St. Louis, MO 63108 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gallery at RAC: Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Alliance of Black Art Galleries Presents
Hands Up, Don't Shoot:
Artists Respond

RAC Opening Reception
 Saturday, October 18 from 4:00 - 6:00pm

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Artists Respond” is a visual art exhibition in response to the August 9, 2014 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jr. in Ferguson, MO and the aftermath.  This exhibition is organized by the Alliance of Black Art Galleries and artworks in this city and county-wide exhibition will be on display at eighteen different venues.  Artists were called upon to respond to were civil rights, oppression, justice issues, racial disparities and community empowerment.
ARTISTS ON DISPLAY AT RAC LOCATION: Howard Barry, Sami Bentil, Dion Dion, De'Joneiro Jones, Gundia Lock-Clay, Marilyn Robinson, John C. Suttoon III, Joy Wade

CURATOR:  Freida L. Wheaton, Alliance of Black Art Galleries

Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond continues through December 20.

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

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 17 October 2014


Opening Reception
Friday, October 17, 2014
5 - 9 PM

Interview of Leslie Laskey by Patrick Murphy on PBS, 2013 Watch interview
Documentary film Forty-Seven Views of Leslie Laskey, 2012 Watch excerpts

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 17 October 2014

"Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond"
Friday, Oct. 17
Opening Reception: 5 - 7 p.m.
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is one of 14 cultural venues that will host Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Artists Respond. The exhibition, which is presented by the Alliance of Black Art Galleries, will open with a. reception at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art and other venues. Each participating venue will display eight to 15 artworks.

More than 100 artists have participated in Hands Up, Don’t Shoot. The Alliance invited visual artists to respond to the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, MO. The artists interpreted Brown’s shooting and the Ferguson area without restrictions. Within the context of Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, the overriding issues center on civil rights, oppression, justice, free speech and community empowerment. The participating artists are primarily from the St. Louis and Kansas City areas; however, 12 states are represented.

“Utilizing multiple venues that share art for one exhibition, and all opening on the same day, is unprecedented. What this exhibition structure means is that to see the whole exhibit, one must cross community and municipal lines. It assures engaging in special and verbal dialog on terrain likely to be unfamiliar,” said Freida L. Wheaton, founder and exhibition curator for the Alliance of Black Art Galleries.

“We are calling upon all artists to bring their voice – visual art – to the Movement,” said Ms. Wheaton. “The subject matter of this exhibition was welcoming to some, and the challenge was to move forward to present this initiative in a way that focused on history. The combination of art and history worked here.”

For additional information regarding other participating galleries, please call Freida L. Wheaton at 314.494.4660 or visit Alliance of Black Art Galleries.

Hands Up continues until Dec. 20.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 6310

Monday, October 13, 2014

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 17 October 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 24 October 2014

Opening October 24th through November 29th

Jiyong LeeNew Work

Orange Purple Cuboid Segmentation

Drosophila Embryo Segmentation
Duane Reed Gallery presents the work of  glass artist Jiyong Lee. Exhibition opens Friday, October 24th with a reception that evening 5 -8pm. The exhibition will run through November 29th.

Lee' Segmentation Series is inspired by his fascination with cell division. He works with glass that has simultaneous transparency and opacity: two qualities that metaphorically represent the clarity and mysteries of biology. Similar to the way cells start to segment and become a life, the uniquely refined translucent laminated glass surface suggest the mysterious qualities of cells, and on a larger scale, the ambiguity of our temporal existence. As the viewer moves around Lee's objects the play of light transforms the sculpture into startling new forms which play on our perceptions and our expectations. The deceptive simplicity and understated intricacy of Lee's compositions represent the contradictory relationship between clarity and complexity found within life.
Andrew Brandmeyer
Holiday Postcard Stares

Duane Reed Gallery presents the work of Andrew Brandmeyer. In his first major solo exhibition, Brandmeyer displays his prodigious approach to the St. Louis urban landscape.
Recontextualizing traditional landscape and portraiture, Brandmeyer is aggressively sensitive to the character of his subjects, whether they be portraits of his friends or abandoned and degrading cityscapes. In his cityscapes, Brandmeyer embraces the history of St. Louis while conveying the condition of a once-grand city in decline. The surfaces of Brandmeyer's paintings reflect the quality of the city's surfaces from decades of peeling paint and fliers, graffiti, faded lettering, and erosion. The paintings' formal harmonies, and the seductive, tactile quality of the surfaces themselves, reinforce a message that beauty is defined by a buildup of experience and, ultimately, by survival (Julia Clift, Huffington Post). His portraits carry through the same surfaced textures, as if each person's presence is composed of peeling, built-up, and dissipating qualities.
4729 McPherson

Saint Louis, MO 63108

Gallery FAB: Saturday, 18 October 2014

Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond"
A Visual Art Exhibition Presented by the Alliance of Black Art Galleries

Gallery FAB presents a series of photographs as part of a region wide coordinated mixed media visual art program collectively addressing the tragic shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, collage, photography, sculpture, and new media films and digital experiments by artists from St. Louis and Kansas City areas. Participating artists includes artists from Illinois, Iowa, California, Texas, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and New Mexico.             

The installation at Gallery FAB will feature photography by artists Briana Collier, Jared Gastreich, Erica Jones, Tianxin Wang, and Lance Omar Thurman. The exhibition opens to the public on October 17. There is a reception for the artists on Saturday October 18 from 1PM to 3PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Freida L. Wheaton, curator of the exhibition writes "Protest Art" has historically been a means of documenting social and political movements, and we are calling upon all artists to bring their voices - visual art - to the Movement. We are recording what future generations will view as "Ferguson:" not the St. Louis County municipality, but a 21st Century Movement for law and justice." The overriding issues the exhibition addresses goes beyond the tragic death of Michael Brown, Jr. to larger social and political issues of civil rights, voting, oppression, justice issues, prosecutorial conduct, free speech, racial disparities, police brutality, community empowerment, and the right to assemble.

Gallery FAB
University of Missouri-St. Louis 
Fine Arts Building
Rosehill Road
Normandy, MO.

Compènere Gallery: Sunday, 2 November 2014

Jim Sokolik: Metamorphosis


 October 26th, 2014 -November 29th, 2014
 Sunday Reception: November 2nd, 2-4p.m.

Within nature's intimate space, I lose myself and the creative process begins.

Hours M-TR 11-5| F-S 11-9 | S 1-5

Compènere Gallery of Art
6509 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis MO 63130
(314) 721-1181

Friday, October 03, 2014

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 10 October 2014

Lauren Pressler:  Latch and Plaque  October 10 - November November 7, 2014

opening reception October 10 5:00-8:00 pm

Latch and Plaque is a suite of sculptural works that use the proliferation of street barricades in St. Louis as a point of departure. This project germinated through research, interviews with historians, politicians and residents, traversing the urbanscape, and documenting desire lines and blockades. 

gallery hours 10:00-5:00 Tuesday - Saturday

Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 24 October 2014

Other Ways; Other Times
Influences of African-American Tradition from St. Louis Collections

Reception: Friday, October 24th, 2014, 6-8pm runs through November 22nd

The Philip Slein Gallery, in partnership with St. Louis collectors and Susan Barrett of Barrett Barrera, will present an exhibition highlighting the influences of African-American tradition culled from numerous private collections. The exhibition, “Other Ways; Other Times: Influences of African-American Tradition from St. Louis Collections” features works by Radcliffe Bailey, Jean Michel Basquiat, Dawoud Bey, Ellen Gallagher, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, and others.
“This exhibition is not so much about defining a culture as it is about attempting to portray its multifaceted aspects and profound contributions,” says gallery co-owner Philip Slein. “From the realism of Beauford Delaney and the Harlem Renaissance to the conceptual issues of Rashid Johnson and Lorna Simpson; from the freewheeling folk art of Mose Tolliver to the sophisticated introspection of Kara Walker and Glenn Ligon – a great tradition is worked and reworked, inspiring current and future generations of African-American artists as well as those from other cultures.”
“We have a rich tradition of collecting artworks by African-American artists in St. Louis,” says art and fashion consultant Susan Barrett. “African-American art has never been mono-thematic and this exhibition is designed to portray its diversity, as well as to honor local collectors who are preserving its rich history.”

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10AM-5PM

The Philip Slein Gallery

 4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Reese Gallery: Friday, 10 October 2014

Of Vessels and Voyages
with artists James Ibur and Daniela Krachtt
from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Reese Gallery

Presenting artists James Ibur and Daniela Krachtt, Reese Gallery hosts the upcoming exhibit, "Of Vessels and Voyages." In her Odyssey series, Krachtt's paintings show us cumulus mountains that rise and rumble skywards.  Her work reveals a deep and timeless window into of the epic voyage of the Odyssey.  Ibur's cell sculptures are in fact clusters of small chambers - vessels made of vessels - creating a commanding array of bodies in asse
mbled motion.  Ibur's forms suggest a stand in for the human form and the human journey.

Gallery Hours | Wednesday and Saturday 1pm to 4pm.

Reese Gallery

3410 Wisconsin Avenue

Saint Louis MO 63118