Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Thursday, 5 August 2015


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 31 July 2015

Opening reception: Friday, July 31, 5:00-7:00 pm


Teen Museum Studies, a program of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, presents SMELLS LIKE CONTENT, a new, site-specific multi-media installation by Cole Lu, on view July 31 through November 1, 2015, in CAM's Education Gallery. Taiwanese-born, St. Louis-based artist Cole Lu explores the role of technology in communication. Lu's work investigates the fluidity of meaning as mediated through today?s digital climate.

SMELLS LIKE CONTENT is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by the Teen Museum Studies class of 2015 and Tuan Nguyen, Director of Education. This innovative career-based program introduces teens to the inner workings of the Museum. Participants work with staff members in all departments - from curatorial to public relations to accounting - to organize an exhibition from start to finish.


Duet: Friday, 7 August 2015

If Not Now, When?
Rennie Behrend, Laura Bise, Blair Tramel, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
August 7 - August 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, August 7, 6pm-8pm
Duet is pleased to announce If Not Now, When? a pop-up group exhibition curated by Eve Maret.

The act of creation presents a field of limitless possibility. For the artist, the blank page or canvas is paralyzing; the freedom to forge one?s own taste breeds dizzying anxiety. These anxieties arguably form the core of the pleasure of creative acts.  Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard refers to creating as a means to ?destroy what one has clung to?, namely decisions that kill one?s identification with the moribund past and attachment to unsatisfying patterns within oneself. Anxiety over decisions is the ego?s sense of its own mortality. Yet death and rebirth are essential to the creative process, and if this organic cycle is embraced, boundless potential is transformed into the tangible. If Not Now, When? is an interpretation of presence in the process of art-making as understood by artists Rennie Behrend, Laura Bise, Blair Tramel and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung. The work featured in If Not Now, When? offers a glimpse into the realm that lies beyond the clutter created by indecisiveness, art is now, accessible each and every moment. The immediacy of the present; manifests as mark making, the embrace of a new medium and experimentation.
Laura Bise relates, ?Art can be the tension in a person made tangible.? Satisfaction flows from transforming that tension into a thing of beauty or utility; the object is an articulation of humanity?s primary and most natural function: to create. Paradoxically, one assumes the role of divine creator in the process of giving birth to objects by which the world is defined.
In essence, the artists presented in If Not Now, When? embrace and thusly relinquish the anxiety associated with creation. The work of Behrend, Bise, Zuckerman-Hartung and Tramel is an embodiment of surrender to the present moment and its ineffable contents

Kranzberg Arts Center: 7 August 2015

FiftyOneBowie - Portraits by Mark Dethrow - Curated by Jason Gray   
August 7 - 31, Opening reception August 7, 6 - 10pm

Fifty-one years ago, iconic rocker David Bowie released his first single, "Liza Jane," under the name Davy Jones and The King Bees.  Since then, Bowie has proven himself to be one of the most visually fascinating figures of our time.  

With FiftyOneBowie, Mark Dethrow draws inspiration from the wealth of source material that has captured the chameleon performer over the course of his career. Expertly "borrowing" from concert photography and album covers, Dethrow has created fifty-one portraits that honor both Bowie and the many artists who have immortalized him.

This captivating show opens as part of "Sound & Vision: An Art Tribute to Rock & Roll"-- a multi sensory, visual, photographic, and musical collaboration between the Kranzberg Arts Center, The Dark Room Wine Bar and Photo Gallery, curator Jason Gray, and Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. DJ Mark Lewis will be rocking the reception with Bowie classics, so put on your red shoes and let's dance at the Kranzberg Arts Incubator!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Jacoby Arts Center: Sunday, 26 July 2015


Four distinctly different artists flowing together at the Jacoby Arts Center.
Reception Sunday, July 26, 2PM - 4:30PM

  Join us at the Confluence of Expression overlooking the Mississippi River at Alton, Illinois.

Directions to Jacoby Arts Center   
  
618 462-5222




Third Degree Glass Factory: Friday, 17 July 2015

"Summer in St. Louis"
Third Fridays are free and family-friendly. Cash Bar, snacks by Chef Heidi ($2-$8)
East Gallery- John Salozzo 
July 17,2015
Third  Friday 6-10pm  

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis Mo 63108
314. 367.4527                     

Componere Gallery of Art: Sunday, 2 August 2015

 John Lautermilch " Impressions of Nature"
August 2-29, 2015
Reception Sunday, August 2, 2 -4

Componere Gallery of Art
5609 Delmar
University City, MO
63130- 314.721.1181

St. Louis Artists' Guild & Galleries: Friday, 31 July 2015

"Art of Illustration, all media exhibition

July 31 - August 22, 2015
Opening Reception Friday July 31 5-8                      

St. Louis Artists' Guild & Galleries
7447 Forysth
Clayton, MO
314.727.6366

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 24 July 2015


Michael Marshall "Blue Breakers" Acrylic on paper



space
   July 24 - September 19, 2015            Summer Sangria Reception July 24 6-8                


Atrium Gallery presents an upcoming summer show featuring highlights from our collection of works on paper. Works by Peter Charlap, Willem deLooper Keith Jacobshagen, Art Kleinman, Julio Larraz, Adrian Luchini, Nicola Lopez, Michael Marshall, Kirk Pedersen, Doug Salveson, Steven Sorman, Janet Sorokin, Francisca Sutil, and Christopher Tanner

Atrium Gallery
4814 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, Mo 63108
314.367.1076

 

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 24 July 2015

Exhibit examines the theme "Passage of Time"

James Taylor once sang "The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time." In a new exhibit at Framations Art Gallery, artists explore the theme in various media.  Perhaps the focus is on the age of a person, a dilapidated home or other aged structure, a plant past its prime, abandoned objects, etc. Art is in the eye of the beholder, and times passes differently for each of us. This exhibit will begin with an Opening Reception Friday, July 24 from 6-8pm and will continue through August 27. The Opening reception is free and open to the public. During the full length of the exhibit, the public will be able to vote for People's Choice. The winner of People's Choice will be on display for an additional 5 weeks after the close of this exhibit.

Running concurrently in Gallery Two will be an exhibit of nature photography by David K. Gleeson, Sr. called "Not Just Knots".  In the artist's words, this photography "offers a unique look at some of the amazing shapes that have been etched into the woods and waters of Missouri by the natural elements of wind, rain, and fire." Gleeson finds images in nature, such as faces and animals, images "so detailed that they appear to have been chiseled into the landscape by the hand of an artist." Gleeson's photography will also begin with an Opening on July 24 and continue to be on display through August 27. More information about both exhibits can be found at www.framations.com.

Framations Art Gallery
218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 17 July 2015

OPENING RECEPTION | FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
 
 Gallery Talk | 5:30 - 6:00 pm

Reception 
| 6:00 - 8:00 pm
 
Don't miss the opening of our latest exhibition, Circus! ​This exciting exhibition invites artists of all media to astound our visitors with work celebrating the tradition of the Circus. Circuses and carnivals fulfill a need for people to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, overcoming the impossible in spectacular shows of grace, strength, and mystery. We invite the artist to capture the magic of the extraordinary by paying homage to, referencing, reacting to, or alluding to the spirit of the fantastic spectacular. Sideshows, Freak shows, Traveling troupes, and entertainers—come one, come all and share your revelry in this art exhibition!

Join us for cotton candy, popcorn, and artful conversation!
This opening is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 24 July 2015

JIM IRWIN
WILD LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER

See breathtaking photographs of African Wildlife; Elephants, Lions, Zebra, Birds and more.

The Exhibition runs July 5th through August 15th.
Event Reception Friday July 24, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Featured Guest Artists include:
Greg Holden Photography
Berta Goldgaber Fabric
John Biscan Art Glass

Gallery Hours are 11 - 6 Wednesday through Friday; Saturday 11 - 5; and Sunday 12 - 5
www.claytonfineartgallery.com
Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 N Bemiston Ave
Clayton, MO 63105

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SLCC Meramec: thursday, 27 August 2015

St. Louis Community College at Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery


AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 18
Fiber Invitational.  Opening:  Thursday, August 27, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Exhibits are FREE and held at the Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, in the Humanities East Building, first floor, at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, 11333 Big Bend Road, 63122.  For more information, please call 314-984-7632.

Art at the Station: thursday, 6 August 2015

In August, Art at the Station will feature the photography of Max Arens, August 3 thru 31.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, August 6, at the Station.

Exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public. Art may be viewed when the station is open for passengers. 


Kirkwood Train Station
Kirkwood MO

U City Library: Saturday, 18 July 2015

SATURDAY, JULY 18
Opening Reception   
2-4 pm

Golden in Silver 
On View Through August 7 

Tintype portraits by Jonathan Berger for Golden in Silver.
Join Jonathan Berger for the exhibition opening for Golden in Silver, his commission for the 2015 University City Sculpture Series. The exhibition features tintype photos of University City residents. Berger will take additional tintype portraits of citizens during the event.

University City Public Library
6701 Delmar Blvd.

John Burroughs School: Wednesday, 29 July 2015

DAMON DAVIS for ArchCity Defenders at Burroughs




All Hands on Deck #5
Lithograph / Graphite
32" x 51" Edition 14 2015
Courtesy of Wildwood Press

Wednesday, July 29 thru Friday, November 20
Haertter Performing Arts Center, John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124

Opening Reception

6 to 8 pm
July 29
featuring a raffle of one print at 7:30 pm
(raffle tickets $10 per - available at the opening or in advance from Wildwood Press)

Proceeds to benefit ArchCity Defenders
Damon Davis is a St. Louis artist who's garnered international attention for his powerful street art in response to the protests in Ferguson.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery: Friday, 17 July 2015


Opening Reception July 17, from 6 to 9 pm - Exhibit runs until August 15, 2015

Featuring the work of John Ahearn, Cathy Gobberdiel, Greg Gobberdiel, Katie Lochhead, Robert Messick. Joe Neaf & Judy Rubin

Figurative drawings, watercolors, monoprints and digital works on paper. Many of the works were created at the Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery's Tuesday evening figure drawing sessions. This variety of styles and varying media offer multiple viewpoints regarding rendering the human figure.
  
Gallery hours: Please call for an appointmen

Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery
314-773-3935
2000 S 39th Street
St. Louis, MO 63110


Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Grafica Contemporary Fine Art And Framing: Friday, 31 July & 8 August 2015

Tom Hunt: European Paintings 2015

Opening Reception Friday, July 31 from 6 to 9 pm
Closing Reception Friday, August 8 from 6 to 8 pm

Its a tradition at Grafica to host a show for Tom Hunt when he returns from European travels with a group of Nerinx students. This year there is a record number of students going on the trip — almost 40 at last count. Tom finds time to paint both on his own or with the students. Along the way they study art history and expand their view of the world we all share. Students’ paintings from the trip will also be on display at Grafica.

7884 Big Bend Blvd,
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 961-4020

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Foundry Art Centre: Friday,10 July 2015

APRON STRINGS: TIES TO THE PAST AND SUM OF MANY PARTS: QUILTMAKERS IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA CLOSING RECEPTION AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE

The Foundry Art Centre announces the closing reception for Apron Strings: Ties to the Past, an exhibition which reviews the apron’s role as an emotionally charged vehicle for expression with a rich and varied craft history that is still viable today, and The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America, a selection of quintessential American quilts. The closing reception will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The event offers food, drink and artful conversation. Free and open to the public.

The Foundry Art Centre invites the public to attend a closing reception and meet and greet for Emerging Artist Series artist Nicholas Kriefall and his exhibition Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. The series presents artists fresh on the art scene in an effort to introduce their style to the local art community. The reception will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Free and open to the public.

The Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center
in the Frenchtown district of Historic St. Charles

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery: Friday, 26 June 2015

"Untitled # 1" is a group show of 5 artists including Giada Otten, Erica Popp, Ray Hummel, Albert Yowshien Kuo, and David Rocco. The show's primary emphasis is in photography and painting running for one week only.

Opening Reception is Friday June 26, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The show runs for one week starting June 26 - July 4 located in the main gallery atFontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery .
This event is free and open to the public, please join us and spread the word to friends and family. 

Giada Otten's Dada inspired images of manipulation of the human form have been the trademark of her diverse series of work. She works with Italian models, artists, musicians, and colleagues as the figures that embody her work.http://www.giadaotten.com/

Erica Popp's work in photography and ceramics display a close attention to detail in subject and craft. Her images travel the spectrum of haunting manipulations to the quiet details in our landscapes and in nature. http://ericapopp.com/

Raymond Hummel juggles the life of leisure and music as his endeavors spread across boundaries yet still making time to observe and document his experiences and meetings in the people and places of his life through painting. You can feel his gaze in the subject of all his work that creates a lasting freshness and documentation. His eye for subject is inescapable in his paintings. 


Albert Yowshien Kuo  "Never listened to me. He always did whatever he wanted." said Tim Liddy. His work changes nearly every year dedicating an entire year to a particular subject matter as he searches for the right conversation in his paintings. Though his subject matter shifts, there is an ever looming presence of design and architecture in his compositions. The work draws from his own life experiences along with referencing influences in music and film. The dialogue in his images is often strong and memorable, like going to the movies. Albert will be showing paintings and installation in the show. http://www.albertyowshien.com/

David Rocco is the road warrior never without a film camera, including backups just in case. His documentation of events in his life take us to the most bizarre places in the country and the most comfortable places we could feel at home in. His work focuses on strong composition and lighting that pull us into the setting often making the viewer part of the conversation as opposed to being a spy. We are no fly on the wall, we are right there with him. daveyrocco.com


Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery
6800 Wydown Blvd,
St. Louis 63105

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 10 July 2015


Green Door art gallery in Webster Groves Presents  “Two Year Birthday Bash”
July 1 – August 29, 2015
Opening social held on Friday, July 10,  from 5-9 p.m.

Green Door art gallery will be celebrating “Two Year Birthday Bash” for their two year anniversary which will feature the best pastels of Gateway Pastel Artists.  GPA was founded in 1998 and has educated artists and the public about the beauty and permanency of the pastel medium for the past 17 years in the St. Louis area. The organization has over 40 members and is a part of the International Association of Pastel Societies which has members all over the world.

Pastels have been used as an art medium since the 1600’s. Pastels are sticks of pure pigment held together with a binder, used to create beautiful colorful paintings not necessarily pastel colors.  The pastels of today are very permanent and will last longer than the 100 year old life of an oil painting because they never crack or yellow.  Some of the more famous pastel artists were Impressionist Degas-known for his ballerinas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Impressionist, Mary Cassatt-known for her paintings of mothers and babies.

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

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

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: sunday, 28 June 2015


Green Varnish, installation view 2015. Photo: Dave Johnson
Green Varnish
Opening & Artist Panel
Sunday, June 28
Public Reception 2:00–4:00 pm
Artist Panel: 2:00–3:00 pm

Join CAM for the opening celebration of Green Varnish, the Museum’s inaugural courtyard installation, with Nomad Studio co-founders William Roberts and Laura Santín, Albie Mitchell of COLLAB, Kelly Luckett, President of Green Roof Blocks, and Missouri Botanical Garden horticulturist Glenn Kopp. Lisa Melandri, CAM’s Executive Director and curator of Green Varnish will moderate the panel discussion.

Designed by landscape architecture firm Nomad Studio, Green Varnish is an undulating field of green that almost completely fills the Museum's 45-by-50-foot courtyard, remaking the space and providing views with a lush, natural experience.

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

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314.535.4660

Monday, June 22, 2015

World Chess Hall of Fame: Thursday, 25 June 2015


Opening Reception—Battle On The Board: Chess During World War II
Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 6 - 8 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Introduction and remarks by Emily Allred, assistant curator, World Chess Hall of Fame

Open to the public. Complimentary valet, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.
RSVP to Erica Kelly at events@worldchesshof.org

Though chess is often perceived as a game of war, it also serves as a means of passing long hours or as an aid in recuperation for members of the military. Battle on the Board: Chess during World War II provides insight into how a game modeled upon battle can provide a sense of home and community as well as demonstrating the dramatic changes the war brought to the game.

The exhibition includes prisoner of war chess sets from the collections of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and National Museum of the United States Air Force, archival material from the John G. White Chess Collection at the Cleveland Public Library, and highlights from the collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame.

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Thursday, 25 June 2015


JOE FLUNKER: UNTITLED
Curated by Dana Turkovic

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25, 6pm-8pm

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit is pleased to present an installation by late artist Joe Flunker (Nov 26, 1982 - May 25, 2014). A large series of small but unique glass pieces fill the space, dripping from the ceiling inside the 9 x 9 foot cube. An experimental multiples series, this glass work was an extension of Flunker’s goblet work, utilizing a tiny spiral motif with simplistic and strategic color play. His self-taught torch skills were supplemented by hot glass studies at SIUE and the Cesare Toffolo workshop at Pittsburgh Glass Center. This exhibition is a testament to Flunker’s dedication to his craft and embodies the revised mission behind Isolation Room/Gallery Kit. As we have cut back on regular exhibitions at home to focus on our international projects, we have been looking only for those works that provide meaningful narrative for the box on Dewey Avenue. 

ISOLATIONROOM/GALLERYKIT

5723 Dewey Ave
1st floor
St. Louis, MO 63116

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 13 June 2015


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Art Gallery Within: sunday, 28 June 2015

Please join us for "Stillness & Light" at Art Gallery Within
Show runs June 28th-Aug 2nd.

Opening reception June 28th, 5:30 pm-8pm.

Women In Focus St. Louis is an artist initiated group of female photographers who have come together to support and promote each other professionally as well as personally.WIF originally founded in Atlanta Ga is in it's 22nd year, WIF Chicago just celebrated it's one year anniversary, and now WIF St. Louis is 6 months old and already having their 2nd exhibit.

Art Gallery Within
Webster Groves Christian Church
1320 W. Lockwood Ave
Webster Groves 63122.


Monday, June 08, 2015

REESEgallery: Friday, 26 June 2015

 
Please join us for the artists' opening reception of "All Formalities Aside: The Curious Encounter of Kit Keith and Gary Passanise" on Friday June 26th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
       
"An object makes infinity private," Joseph Brodsky noted.  After contemplating the art objects of Gary Passanise and Kit Keith that statement might be expanded upon: "An object, like a close friendship, makes infinity private."  Quiet undertones mark time in their work (as in their friendship) even as their creative voices distinguish themselves.  This exhibition explores the role of creativity in friendship - and also its inverse - the role of friendship in creativity. 

REESEgallery
Address: 3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118 
Exhibition Run: 6.26.15 to 8.12.15
Hours: Wednesday & Saturday 1-4pm during exhibition run

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 19 June 2015






WITH NOT FOR:
Art and Archeology from Alumni of the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents WITH NOT FOR: Art and Archeology from Alumni of the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute. We want to showcase, document, and amplify the process of how the network of CAT Institute graduates work within communities with art as the common language. Through visual work and a series of performances, we are mapping our connections and multiple layers of experiences; exhibiting some of the artifacts, archeology and anthropology of arts-based community development projects and programs; and speaking out loud our manifesto of the powerful intersections of community and art.

WITH NOT FOR hones into a few words a key principle of the CAT Institute. In the field of arts-based community development, the most potent work is that in which we are not doing things for people in our communities but working with them - side by side - to create the better world we wish to live in together.

 
For more information about the CAT Institute and its 300 alumni, visit http://racstl.org/art-community/community-arts-training-cat-institute
 
Join us at the opening reception on
Friday, June 19 from 5:30 – 7:30pm,
and at our performance series every Friday from
June 26 through July 17.

 
Opening Reception: Friday, June 19, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Gallery Performances:   
  • Friday, June 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, July 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Friday, July 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Friday, July 17, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
                                All events are free and open to the public.
                                WITH NOT FOR continues through July 19, 2015.

GALLERY HOURS: Mon through Fri from 10am to 5pm; Sat and Sun 12 to 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

Friday, June 05, 2015

White Flag Projects: Friday, 5 June 2015


Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 12 June 2015


"Badlands Evening", an oil painting by NAA member Judith Repke

Northside Art Association Member Exhibit to Open at Framations June 12

Framations Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of work by members of Northside Art Association.  Northside Art Association (NAA) began in 1955 with a small group of artists who gathered at a local library to discuss their art.  Within a few years, the group had grown and they began holding open air art shows and an annual group exhibition.  It did not take long for the membership numbers to grow and for the group to become a non-profit organization. With monthly meetings with demonstrating artists and monthly painting competitions, the group holds membership meetings at the Prairie Commons Library and displays throughout the year at the Florissant Civic Centre.  In recent years, the group has expanded its offerings to add a monthly paint-in, a spring and fall workshop, and a web site. 

This NAA Member Exhibition will be on display beginning with an Opening Reception on Friday, June 12 from 6-8 pm. The exhibit will continue through July 16. During the full length of the exhibit, the public will be able to vote for People's Choice. The winner of People's Choice will be on display for an additional 5 weeks after the close of this exhibit. More information about this exhibit can be found at www.framations.com. 
 
Framations Custom Framing and Art Gallery
218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO. 
636-724-8313


Wednesday, June 03, 2015

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 5 June 2015







space


The Luminary: Friday, 12 June 2015

Janez Jansa

A New Use of the Self
featuring Lyndon Barrois, Tom Holmes, Janez Jansa, Chelsea Knight, Sara Magenheimer and Chloe Seibert


On Friday, June 12th, The Luminary opens two new exhibitions for its summer program. Opening in the main gallery, A New Use of the Self is a group exhibition responding to the complex negotiation between the personal and political self within an increasingly commercialized terrain.


In Giorgio Agamben's writings, "a new use of the self" considers the biopolitical implications of the individual after the society of the spectacle, speculating on how through an emptying of identity, transformation is again made possible. Featuring Lyndon Barrois, Tom Holmes, Janez Jansa, Chelsea Knight, Sara Magenheimer and Chloe Seibert, the exhibition features forms of pseudo-portraiture that is accompanied by a parallel erasure, reenactments of the self as one object among many, and emptied out sites of transformation.

Also opening in the Entry Gallery
Jessica Harvey, Future Great City of the World 

Can the dreams and scars of a 137 year old secret society still be seen today? While incorporating photography, sculpture, and archival material, Future Great City of the World uses the 1972 unveiling of the Grand Oracle of the Veiled Prophet Society as a starting point to investigate the organization's lasting impact on the physical and cultural landscape of this city.


The Luminary 

2701 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

CAM: Friday, 5 June 2015


ACCUMULUS opens Friday!

Join CAM on Friday, June 5, 5:00–7:00 pm, for a special opening reception for ACCUMULUS, a site-specific installation by graduate architecture students in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University. Positioned within the cantilevered space above CAM's entryway, the installation is composed of clear, reflective, and semi-opaque materials in varying shapes that interact with changing sunlight throughout the day to create the play of light and shadow. Stay for First Fridays in Grand Center, the district's monthly art walk.
First Friday
Friday, June 5, 5:00–9:00 pm
Enjoy an exhibition tour, a drink at the bar, and music by DJ Hubbble. This month, in collaboration with the International Institute, CAM will offer a special Spanish Language tour. 


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