Sunday, May 19, 2019

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 31 May 2019



Opening reception  Friday, May 31, 2019  6-8 pm.
Juror’s Talk from Deborah Douglas in the Main Gallery at 5:30 pm.
On show May 31 - July 19, 2019.

“Putting It Together 2: The Art of Assembling” is as much a collage of diverse artists as it is a collection of collage artworks. It includes forty-one artists from sixteen states, Belgium, Lithuania, and Canada. Juror Deborah Douglas has selected fifty-five assemblage and collage artworks for this exhibition. The viewer will be struck by the combination of

material and process utilized uniquely by each artist to communicate their idea
into two or three dimensions.

Going Solo
Award Winner from 2017 exhibition “Nth Degree” Susan Campbell will be exhibiting her artwork in Gallery III. In “We Made (Pretend) Plans”, she “considers the ways that urban environments are manipulated and shaped. Campbell’s process of apprehending inscriptions and boundary marks found on site transpires into artworks which explore patterns of impermanence, perpetuated by technological developments in the production of space.”

Emerging artist Holly Boruck will exhibit her body of work entitled “Zeitgeist Portraits” in the Ameristar Gallery. These oil portraits communicate a direct, emotional, physical, and wordless reaction to the question: “What is your outlook, response, frame of mind about the current state of the world?”

520 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301

Soulard Art Gallery: Friday, 24 May 2019

“Faces” opening night 7-9 pm.
awards are announced at 8pm.

You’ll have a chance to meet the artists, enjoy live music by the band Raw Earth, have some finger foods and drinks. You can also check out the rooms of our 14 resident artists.


Soulard Art Gallery
2028 S 12th St.

St. Louis 63104

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects: Saturday, 1 June 2019


Santos Foundation 10th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects
Webster University Gateway Campus
812 Olive Street
St. Louis 63101

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

May Gallery: 10 May 2019

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Carolynne Barrow, Ryan Gines, Jake Howell, Kaylee Reagan

10 May - 2 August 2019
Opening reception Friday,10 May, 5-7 pm

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!

Old Orchard Gallery: Wednesday, 8 May 2019



Nerinx Hall Photography students are exhibiting at Old Orchard Gallery this week and weekend. The opening reception is tonight from 5:30 to 6:30.

Old Orchard Gallery
39 S. Old Orchard Ave.
Webster Groves

Monday, May 06, 2019

Angad Arts Hotel: Saturday, 11 May 2019




You are cordially invited to join Art Saint Louis at Angad Arts Hotel in the Grand Center Arts District this Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. for a free opening reception for our "Spring Exhibition."

This is Art Saint Louis' third curated exhibit for Angad Arts Hotel and features St. Louis area artists Briana Kagy, Nick Schleicher, Brandon De Sha, and Zack Smithey. The original artworks featured in this new exhibit include mixed media photography, paintings, and printmaking and are all available for purchase. The "Spring Exhibition" was curated for Angad Art Hotel by Art Saint Louis with Jessica Mannisi as Assistant Curator for this project.

This exhibit is free and open to the public and runs through July 27, 2019. Angad Arts Hotel is open 365/24/7 and is located in the Grand Center Arts District at 3550 Samuel Shepard Drive (just East of Grand--located adjacent to the Powell Hall). Valet parking services are available at the Hotel’s main entrance off of Samuel Shepard Dr., as well as street parking on Samuel Shepard and surrounding streets. Stop by this Saturday, meet the artists, enjoy some wine and hors d'oeuvres, and take in this exciting new exhibition!

Click here for details on Arts Saint Louis' work as Fine Art Curator at Angad Arts Hotel.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 16 May 2019

YVETTE DRURY DUBINSKY and VICKY TOMAYKO Steamroller Collaborations
TAYLOR YOCOM (New Media Room) Romance: a feeling of excitement or mystery associated with love & (Project Room) It’s Romantic
THOMAS SLEET (Window on Forsyth) Volcanoa
Opening Reception Thursday, May 16. 5-8 pm
May 16 – June 21, 2019
Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 16 at 7 pm (During the Opening Reception)

While participating in a public arts event in Truro, Massachusetts, artists Dubinsky and Tomayko each made stencils, then together they combined the stencils, alternately inking them and using them to resist the ink, and placed them on a concrete surface to be pressed by a steamroller. Both artists felt that the initial results needed additional work and, in an almost humorous and fearless attempt to both aid and salvage the work, they continued working. The one-day project launched a vitalized collaboration to create new monotypes and collages.

The collaboration gained increasing momentum when relocated to Dubinsky’s studio. There the partnership continued over the course of several months, using a 38-inch press, a range of paper, additional stencils, and inks. The joint work culminated in this series. Steamroller Collaborations was initially exhibited at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY in March and April of 2019.

Though abstract, it is inspired by the trails and beaches of Cape Cod’s National Seashore where the two artists live and often walk together. In this body of work Dubinsky and Tomayko make certain apparent observations on nature, color, shapes, and atmosphere. Issues regarding their collaboration itself, politics, the global environment and its discontents, are more subliminally present.

Bruno David is pleased to present a new video work by Taylor Yocom, Romance: a feeling of excitement or mystery associated with love, in the New Media Room and a series of photographs, It’s Romantic, in the Project Room. Romance is defined as “a feeling of excitement or mystery associated with love.” In this video, Taylor Yocom explore romance as a concept that is manifested through a set of gestures and icons. This sequence of images focuses on tropes of romance and objects loaded with romantic connotations: glasses of champagne, swan figurines, a bouquet of red roses.

Cut to the brass padlocks – she paints them pink. She said “I am reminded of how pink is used as a calming color. Forget your worries. Look through the rose-tinted glasses. I unlock them – add them to the tiny wooden bridge in my studio. The city of Paris warns tourists against leaving their signs of their love on the bridges. The infrastructure can’t take the locks anymore.” She adds more locks to her bridge. The dowel falls closer to the ground. It finally crashes – flash to the images we saw earlier. But the champagne is flat, the figurines are cheap plastic, and the rose buds get chopped from the stems. Through creating an uncomfortable and destructive setup, she alludes to how despite the beauty of romance, the concept can be used to facilitate power imbalances. Situated within the “city of love,” Romance: a feeling of excitement or mystery associated with love simultaneously celebrates the beauty of romantic gestures while leaving an ambiguous space for reflection on the ways romance can be taken too far.

Bruno David is pleased to present Volcanoa, a sculpture by Thomas Sleet on view 24/7 in the gallery’s vitrine space Window on Forsyth. Thomas Sleet continues an investigation into the structural dynamics of repeating forms and the interrelationships between resultant internal and external spaces. The evidence provided by these experiments evokes natural structure, synthetic assembly and the possibilities of interface between. This work is inspired by methods of building found in nature; “I get inspiration from natural formations of earth, rock, and debris typically found along creeks, streams, and rivers.” The materials Sleet employs: cement, wood, ground red brick, carpet and mirror – echo the colors, textures and surfaces of these natural topographies.

Sleet works primarily with recycled and reclaimed materials and does so because there is a story or history inherent in these objects– like a spirit. Working with these material histories, [spirits] enables the artist to articulate concepts and principles that transcend specific composition, material bias and scale. Shape and form evoke function and includes both positive and negative form function.

Meaning that the positive form can serve as vessel, shell, solid or fluid and the surface can even be permeable: Effigy, shrine, vestibule, crucible, reservoir, altar, vessel, obelisk, and portal.

Public Hours Tuesday through Friday Noon – 6:00 pm and open by appointment. Open Saturday when noted on website. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays

Bruno David Gallery 
7513 FORSYTH BOULEVARD
SAINT LOUIS MO 63105
314.696.2377

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 10 May 2019


The Department of Art, Design, and Art History has announced a Hunt Gallery exhibition honoring the work of Professor Brad Loudenback, who passed away last year.

''Anamnesis: Brad Loudenback" will open at the Hunt Gallery in the Visual Arts Studio building on Friday, May 10. The opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m., with remarks at 6:45 p.m.

The show will display artwork from throughout Brad's life and career, including drawings, oil paintings, and collages. It will be on view until May 31.

The Hunt Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-5 p.m.


The Luminary: Friday, 10 May 2019


2019 MFA in Visual Art Thesis Exhibition
May 10–July 12, 2019
Opening Reception Friday, May 10, 6–9 pm

2019 Sam Fox School MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring the art of the seventeen students in the graduating class of the Graduate School of Art's Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art program. Works in various mediums explore themes of race, gender, the poetics of the everyday, and utopian/dystopian futures.

The 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition is organized by Meredith Malone, associate curator at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

The Luminary
2701 Cherokee Street
St. Louis

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday 10 May 2019

Anamnesis: Brad Loudenback Opening Reception
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Paintings and Drawings by Brad Loudenback
Remarks at 6:45 PM

Regular Gallery Hours May 10 - May 31 2019 Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 17 May 2019

Jan Helton, Branching Out, Watercolor 16 x 12". 2018

Green Door art gallery is proud to present “New Arrivals”. The Reception will be Friday, May 17, from 5-8 pm and is free and open to the public. Featuring new originals drawings by Mary Engelbreit, mindful mixed media pieces by Terri Shay, sensitive watercolor birds and flowers by Jan Helton and pastels by Amie Jamison.  These painting will be available from May 1, thru June 28, 2019.

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. 

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday 10 May 2019

Falling Leaves, Victor Wang
Victor Wang, Bonnie Seeman & Sam Chung
Opening Reception FRIDAY, May 10th 5 to 8 pm
May 10 - June 22, 2019

Victor Wang - "My path through life has been adventurous, exciting, and dream-like. My experience of settling into America in search of better opportunities has been both challenging and inspiring. I use the human face as a vehicle to paint human experiences - worry and wonder, sadness and pleasure - which reflect the emotional stage directly tied to my immigration experiences."

Bonnie Seeman - "I am very interested in the utilitarian object and how it can be used as a means of narration. My work blends the macabre with the beautiful, which acts as a metaphor for the fragility and resiliency of life. By using my interest in morphology and anatomy I present the viewer with a detailed examination of the living structures of the natural world. The juxtaposition of the botanical and anatomical elements can simultaneously be jarring, disquieting, and beautiful. This dichotomy also enhances the tactile quality of the work enticing personal interaction with the viewer."

Sam Chung - "I work within the context of the vessel to exploit its universal identity and impart my own vision of merging historical, contemporary and cultural influences... Clouds are a ubiquitous symbol depicted in traditional Korean art. I am interested in the way in which clouds represent a phenomenon that is constantly in flux. Their nature to morph and adapt is similar to the way in which I relate to my own floating sense of identity. These cultural references are intended to serve as an anchor to point towards my own ethnic lineage, but also question my perception of belonging within or outside of it."

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis MO 63108
314.361.4100

Monday, April 29, 2019

Bullivant Gallery: Friday-Saturday, 3-4 May 2019


California Dreamin' Opens This Weekend

Enjoy California without leaving St. Louis this Friday evening (5:30 pm-8:30 pm) and Saturday day (11am-2 pm) as a new Photography Exhibition opens at Bullivant Gallery.

California Dreamin' features the Photographs of Alan Ross, Joni Sternbach, Jack Curran, Robert Bullivant, and John Wimberley. Each Photographer has brought their unique vision and style to this diverse state. It quickly becomes clear why the work of these Photographers is sold around the world with many even having pieces in museum collections. Sternbach even has photographs in our St. Louis Art Museum's permanent collection.

Bullivant Gallery
Grand Center for the Arts
3321 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
314-865-0077

Friday, April 26, 2019

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 17 May 2019


Summer exhibitions open Friday, May 17. 

CAM's summer season features exhibitions by Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Sepuya's first major museum survey covers multiple periods of his life and photography, exposing a portraiture of profound intimacy. Abu Hamdan's Earwitness Theatre is informed by the artist's acoustic investigations into human rights abuses that are heard but not seen. In the courtyard, Eric Ellingsen's project Tool Shed contains soundscapes of city neighborhoods collected from field recording taken during artist-led "walkshops."

On the Mezzanine, ArtReach: Vashon through a Lens features photography by a select group of students from Vashon High School who considered themselves and their peers as the subjects of contemporary art and narrative. In the Education Galleries, New Art in the Neighborhood: Sequence reveals the young artists' explorations into animation; and LEAP Middle School Initiative: En Masse presents the students' forays into printmaking and sculpture.

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

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 3 May 2019


Jenna Bauer: The Respite Sequence

Opening Friday, May 3rd with a reception from 6 to 10 pm.
Through Saturday, May 25th. 
Artist talk on Saturday, May 18th, at 1 pm.

"Art, in all forms, is a way to express ourselves when the words are difficult to smith.

"For the past few years, I’ve been developing a new body of work entitled The Respite Sequence.  It consists of oil paintings, and also sound and multidisciplinary installation. 

"So much complexity and challenge has developed and become apparent in our world during the past five years.  As a result, much of my work, painting, teaching, curriculum development and performing, is an attempt to counter this….respite. 

"The Respite Sequence is personal, but my intention is for the exhibit to be universal and provide moments of relief and reflection for the viewer.

"Truth is:  finding the right words to describe the reality of the past five years is nearly impossible so I have surrendered to visual art to express and sift through these experiences…."

Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 3. 

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
Maplewood, MO
314-960-5322
info@hoffmanlachancefineart.com



Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 10 May 2019

Robert Sagerman, 18,536, 2019, oil on canvas, 48 x 46 inches 

ROBERT SAGERMAN: INSTANTIATIONS

OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, MAY 10 5 - 8 PM

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Instantiations, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Robert Sagerman. Robert Sagerman’s most recent dense, multi-layer paintings with their swirling motif take their inspiration from the aura of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting, the Separation of Light from Darkness. “God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.”

While studying in Rome, Sagerman spent many hours in the Sistine Chapel soaking up both its power and its history. Utilizing the deep impressions of that Renaissance masterpiece, the artist has captured the power of that panel by harnessing color and form in a contemporary manner, making paintings both extraordinarily beautiful and also spiritually moving. They are treats not for our eyes alone, but for our spirituality as well.

Merging painting, sculpture, and Jewish mysticism, Robert Sagerman approaches each one of his textured, abstract compositions as an act of devotion. He begins by creating his own rich mixtures of oil paint, which he squeezes in individual dabs directly onto the canvas. He builds up thick, massing monochromatic surfaces in works that toe the line between painting and sculptural relief.

Along the way, he counts and records every single one of his marks and tracks the time he spends on each composition, titling his works after their total number of marks—often reaching into the many thousands. This is in keeping with an ancient kabbalistic practice of meditation through counting, which was seen as a route to the divine. Each one of Sagerman’s paintings, is an act of meditation, the embodiment of the artist’s striving toward the sacred.

PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY  
4735 MCPHERSON AVENUE
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63108
314-361-2617

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 26 April 2019

Fall Blush by Judy Stroup
"Through Her Eyes"
Opening reception, Friday, April 26, 5 to 8 pm

featuring Mary Drastal, Jane Flanders, Sandy Haynes, Gwendolyn Moore, Debbie Rathert, Susan Rogers, Lee Streett, Judy Stroup, Deb Trafton, Jan Trager, Margaret von Kaenel, Norma West

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Fontbonne Gallery of Fine Arts: Friday, 26 April 2019

Fontbonne University BFA - MA - MFA Thesis Exhibition

Senior and graduate art students of Fontbonne University showcase their final thesis work. The event and opening reception are free and open to the public. Opening reception takes place April 26 from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Exhibit runs April 26-May 8

Fontbonne Gallery of Fine Arts
6800 Wydown Blvd. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Griot Museum of Black History: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Annie Malone (10th from right) with a group of friends celebrating a wedding in front of Poro College, 25 April 1927,Photographer: W.C. Persons, Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society
STILL WE THRIVE
May 1-31 2019.
Opening Reception May 1st 2019 5:30  - 8:00 pm

An exhibit on the resilience, activism, and identity of these historic African-American communities
The Neighborhoods of Fountain Park, Lewis Place, and the Ville

Presented by the Museums, Heritage, and Public History Program
University of Missouri St. Louis

The Griot Museum of Black History
2505 St. Louis Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63106
(314) 241-7057

Erica Popp Studio & Gallery: Saturday, 27 April 2019


Join us for a free reception to celebrate our new exhibition "Migration Stories" by artist Dail Chambers.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 4 PM – 7 PM
3271 Roger Pl

St Louis, MO 63116

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 20 April 2019

"Outliers"
April 13-May 30, 2019  

The "Outliers" exhibit is on view April 13-May 30, 2019 and opens with a free reception Saturday, April 20 from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome. We are also hosting a free Coffee with the Artists Gallery Talk on Saturday, May 4, 10-11:15 a.m.

"Outliers" is a multi-media juried visual art exhibition that will feature artworks that that depict, address, celebrate or are otherwise influenced by that which lies outside of the norm. As contrast is of paramount importance in the world of visual art, so in nature, in society, in all the trappings of human culture, we are allured, disturbed, puzzled, challenged or inspired by that which stands in relief to the status quo.

Khara Koffel and Brett Williams were the Jurors for "Outliers." 

FEATURED ARTISTS  
Bill Abendroth, Highland, IL; David Acquistapace, St. Louis; Darla Allen, Belleville, IL; Katherine Alexander, Ballwin, MO; Victoria Balbes, Ballwin, MO; 
Mohamed Baroma, St. Louis; Greg Barth, Wildwood, MO; Rick Battram, Glencoe, MO; Sophie Binder, St. Louis; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; May Chen, St. Louis;
Piety Choi, Greenville, IL; Michael Costabile, Wildwood, MO; Ann Croghan, St. Peters, MO; Stephen DaLay, Shrewsbury, MO; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis; Susan Garrett, Olivette, MO; Justin King, St. Louis; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Karthika Krishna, Wildwood, MO; Connie LaFlam, St. Louis; Caitlin Lally, St. Louis; Barbara Marshall, Chesterfield, MO;
Jenna McNair, Chesterfield, MO; Jennifer Mishra, Edwardsville, IL; Wendy Nishi, St. Louis; Alex Paradowski, St. Louis; Rachel Reinhard, St. Louis; Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO; Alan Sandler, St. Louis; Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO;
Carey Seven, St. Louis; Chelsie Wilson, Imperial, MO; James Wilson, Farmington, MO; Barbara Zucker, Clayton, MO; Barbara Zucker, Clayton, MO 

"Outliers" is on view April 13-May 30, 2019 and is FREE & open to the public. Free reception Saturday, April 20, 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sunday. PARKING recommendations can be found at the end of this email.

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Contemporary Gallery: Thursday, 9 May 2019


Annual Student Exhibition
April 29 - May 9, 2019
Contemporary Gallery
Closing Reception: Thursday, May 9

Annual Student Exhibition is the end of the school year celebration of the best of the student work from both fall and spring semesters (Fall 2019 - Spring 2019).

It is a juried show by St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley Art Department faculties.

The main gallery on campus, the Contemporary Gallery is located in the Instructional Resource Building (IR), room 111.

Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm.


Galleries at Flo Valley
3400 Pershall Rd,

St. Louis 63135