Thursday, December 14, 2017

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 15 December 2017

DECEMBER 15, 2017 - JANUARY 26, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, December 15, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Jurors Carrie Becker & Christian Lawrence

This exhibition explores humor through art. It is all too easy to take oneself too seriously at times. Joke’s on You encourages levity through visual expression. Open to all media, this exhibition will allow a glimpse at how artists highlight the humor and lightness in a society filled with gravitas.

Tues-Thurs 10 am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm, Mon closed

The Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301
636-255-0270


Parish Gallery: Friday, 15 December 2017

  
Bryan Robertson:  Superpower
Closing Reception Friday, December 15 from 5 to 8

Maps can envision the totalizing powers at work in the globalization of modern life. My cartography looks strangely recognizable but departs from any geographic context and highlights the difference between the Mercator and Gall-Peters projections. I am particularly interested in how the Mercator projection skews landmasses towards the north and south poles, making the Northern Hemisphere appear much larger than it is. I think this functions as a kind of propaganda for the places where power is centralized today.

For me, the creation of these maps visualizes the cyclical re-purposing of territory from colonial outliers of nation-states to neo-colonial surrogates of transnational corporations. Sheldon Wolin describes this world as an “Inverted Totalitarianism,” that unlike classic fascism is not formed by nationalism, but rather by “private media that disseminates propaganda and encourages political disengagement.”

Consequently, these maps depict the major world economies as being under the thumb of corporate influence. In the Eurocentric Mercator projections, I see a kind of post-Cold War dynamic where capitalism overcomes communism. Where the 1st and 2nd worlds have merged into a cabal of "G-20" nations and the 3rd world remains relevant only in its commodity production. While the Gall-Peters maps depict a more modern world of fragmented and competing media forces that enhance the excesses of consumption and erase culture with scripted multinational narratives. In this version, the West is aware of the irony of its colonial past but has rewritten the history to describe the better world it is solely responsible for creating.

Parish Gallery
600 N. Euclid inside Trinity Church
St. Louis, MO  63108
www.parishgallerycwe.com 

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 5 January 2018

Langton Kitchen - 2, 2017, acrylic, 6x12"

The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “Light + Dark (inside),” an exhibit of paintings by Sole Van Emden, from Friday, January 5, through Wednesday, February 7. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, January 5.

Van Emden, who paints images from her surroundings, is specifically inspired by strong light raking across surfaces and through space. The artist says, “I am drawn to the drama and the sense of volume created by the stark contrast between light and dark, whether across a child’s face, a still life or an urban scene.”

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO, 63124
314-993-4040

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 15 December 2017

Calvin Ma. The Walk. ceramic, glaze, 15x6x12"

Opening Friday, December 15, 2017
with an opening reception from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
BEVERLY MAYERI, ERIKA SANADA, CALVIN MA

The versatility of clay allows for infinite possibilities within creative expression. The same earth based material can be practical and functional or emotive and expressive. When the later is pursued, the intimate connection between artist and material result in artwork that is both powerful and evocative.
Beverly Mayeri is an established ceramic sculptor. Mayeri works with refined and elegant heads and figures, often using meticulously patterned details that allude to the inner life of emotions, thoughts, and human frailties.

Calvin Ma is a ceramic sculptor. Calvin’s practice is both playful and adventurous, creating works that are rooted in childhood innocence and imagination.

Erika Sanada anthropomorphizes anxieties and insecurities into beautifully unusual creatures. Inspired by supernatural movies and animations, Erika’s aesthetics are based in and informed by magical and fantastic scenarios. Her work is composed into dynamic compositions and imbued with a surreal feeling that the sculpture object is very much alive and ought to be cared for.

This exhibition runs through January 20, 2018.

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108
314.361.4100

Friday, December 01, 2017

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 1 December 2017


Opening tonight at Bullivant Gallery from 5:30pm - 8:30pm!
New Zealand: The Majesty of the South Island 
On opening night only farm-fresh hors d'oeuvres from EarthDance Organic Farm School

Please join us for a photography exhibit to benefit EarthDance Organic Farm School. Beautifully framed photography will be sold to support EarthDance Organic Farm School.

Featuring photography from the 2017 New Zealand Trip & Workshop
Presented by Stewart Halperin and Jeff Hirsch
Along with the participating photographers who went on the trip: Elisabeth Boone, David Capes, Robert Denlow, Maurice Hirsch, Angela Knight, Bill Knight, Donna Parrone, Susan Thomson

Open Gallery Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, December 4-8, 2017 by appointment

Bullivant Gallery
Grand Center for the Arts District 
3321 Washington Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63103 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Monaco: Friday, 1 December 2017


Grand Prix on view December 1 - 30, 2017
Opening reception December 1, 2017, 7-10pm

Monaco, a new artist-owned cooperative gallery located on Cherokee Street, will launch with a grand opening exhibition, Grand Prix, on Friday, December 1, from 7:00 – 10:00pm. Grand Prix, an exhibition featuring Monaco’s 12 founding members, will highlight a breadth of media and conceptual concerns, and point to future programming that will be steered by exhibiting artists.

Like the prestigious Grand Prix motor race held annually in the city-state Monaco, Grand Prix navigates complex terrain – here the landscape is comprised of contemporary approaches in art and design. Angle, curve, swerve – color, form, line and shape, introduce the Monaco collective community. Exhibiting artists include Amanda Bowles, Bruce Burton, Sage Dawson, Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, José Garza, Meghan Grubb, LAB:D (Lyndon Barrois Jr. + Addoley Dzegede), Allison Lacher, Gregg Louis, Cole Lu, Tim Portlock, and US English.

2701 Cherokee St.
St. Louis

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 8 December 2017


Do you know the signs of Alzheimer's? Have a loved one suffering and needing help coping? Need help finding resources? A special art exhibit and presentation on the signs of Alzheimer's may be a great resource for you.

Framations Art Gallery is pleased to present an Art and Awareness exhibit, Memory: Joy and Loss on display December 8, 2017 - January 18, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Friday December 8 from 6-8pm. At 6:15, there will be a special presentation related to the theme of the exhibit. Ted Gillespie, CDP (Certified Dementia Practionitioner), CAC (Certified Alzheimer's Caregiver) is a speaker for the St Louis Alzheimer's Association with 10 years experience in dementia caregiving. He will be speaking on "Knowing the Ten Signs of Alzheimer's", What is the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's? What's is typical ageing and memory loss? Why is early diagnosis important? Time permitting there will be a Q&A. The reception and presentation are free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature artwork that will examine both the positives and negatives of memory and its impact on our lives. As part of their Art & Awareness Series, the gallery strives to periodically host exhibits that incorporate awareness in areas that affect our community. For this exhibit, there will be factual and statistical information incorporated into the exhibit.  In doing so, Framations will work with both the Alzheimer's Association and Maturity and Its Muse to share information with visitors and those who visit their website.

Framations
218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
www.framations.com
framations@gmail.com
636.724.8313

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Arcade Contemporary Projects: Saturday, 2 December 2017


Please join us for the DADAH faculty exhibition opening this Saturday evening at Arcade Contemporary Projects gallery in Webster University Gateway Campus.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Reese Gallery: Friday, 24 November 2017


SET / REPEAT / SHIFT
Opening reception Friday, 11/24, 6-9 PM

Mel Kadel, Sandra Zak and Elizabeth M. Willey explore the shifting symmetries of evolving patterns. Mel Kadel presents delicate drawings. Sandra Zak brings delicious functional pottery into to the gallery. Finally, Elizabeth M. Willey offers mixed media encaustic and oil paintings.

Please join us for the opening, a celebration of the spirit of the season. Some works are cash and carry while all pieces will be available for pick up on the weekend of 12/22-24 during open hours or by appointment.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Ave
St. Louis 63118
314.954.7638

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
314-696-2377

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
314-402-1959

 www.greendoorartgallery.com

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
314.361.4100

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

May Gallery: Friday, 10 November 2017

Gallery logo

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
314.727.6266

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
314-993-4040

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"
PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY
THE SPIRIT OF ABSTRACTION
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 5-8 PM 
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.

PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY  
4735 McPherson Ave 
St. Louis, MO 63108 
314-361-2617

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
314-821-6241

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

CHRIS KAHLER Permutate

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
CHRIS KAHLER: Permutate
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
314-696-2377

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. 
Framations
218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO
636-724-8313

Framations: Friday, 20 October 2017


OPENING: "THE ALLURE OF THE LANDSCAPE"
Friday, October 20th, 6-8 PM



Framations 
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

The Sheldon ART GALLERIES
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

JOHN GARRETT: true obsessions & JIYONG LEE: IMAGINATION OF MICROCOSM

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.

DUANE REED GALLERY
4729 McPHERSON AVE.
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
314.361.4100

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


DANIEL STUMEIER: AMERICAN VISIONS
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.

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