Tuesday, December 06, 2016

CAM: Friday, 27 January 2017





CAM announces spring 2017 exhibitions

CAM's spring exhibitions feature drawings and paintings by Nicola Tyson in her first solo exhibition at a U.S. museum; 2017 Whitney Biennial-artist and photographer Deana Lawson; an on-site Project Wall mural by St. Louis native Katherine Bernhardt; and the first-ever exhibition of Louis Cameron's photographic series, Clouds, along with the complete poster portfolios from his online initiative, The Poster Project presents.

Opening Friday, January 27
Public reception: 7:00 pm

Monday, December 05, 2016

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 12 January 2017

Bruno David presents four solo exhibitions by Leslie Laskey, Damon Freed, Sarah Harford and Jill Downen.

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 5 to 9 pm
Exhibitions Dates: January 12 – February 25, 2017
Gallery Talk with the artists: Saturday, February 11th at 4 pm

LESLIE LASKEY Duets
DAMON FREED Landscapes
JILL DOWNEN Cornerstone
SARAH HARFORD Swing

Leslie Laskey presents a new exhibition of recent paintings and sculptures titled “Duets”. He is an innovative thinker whose work never fails to make an impact on viewer perceptions. His new series “Duets”, created in the last two years in St. Louis, Key West, and Michigan, will not disappoint his followers and supporters. Leslie Laskey’s media of choice is ever changing, and characteristic of his work. In this new oeuvre, he incorporates collage, oil paint, acrylic, and crayon. It is this variety of media and style, which adds to the engaging quality of his work and its subsequent effect on viewers. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish a catalogue of the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography.

Damon Freed presents an exhibition titled “Landscapes”. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish a catalogue of the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography. Freed writes on this new series of work “I work directly from nature to create my charcoal drawings and I make fully chromatic oil paintings from the drawings afterwards inside of the studio. This is my process and much to do with the final paintings stems from the initial energy invested and displayed onto the surface of the drawings. The early marks in the drawings, the bold zags and swipes and squiggles feed the color and excitement of the paintings.

It must be said that my color is not naturalistic, or, at least not naturalistic in its faithfulness to nature. My color is faithful to my spirit, to the spontaneity and pizzazz of my sitting in nature in the spring and summer communing with the light of the sun, the invigorating wind, and amongst the delight of fresh cut grass, new growth, and scented flowers. My pictures are as much depictions of myself in this way as they are of the internal structure and sensations of nature.

And it is difficult to speak of structure considering my landscape paintings. The kind of structure I find in nature is often not rigid, but flowing and lively, like the emotions and the spirit. Even if architecture is a part of my vision, I paint it without an edge, without the strict laws of perspective. It is true that I start most of my paintings with a black outline of sorts, a loosely knitted structure. The color often comes later and is frequently informed by the energy of the drawn marks, tones, and squiggles, which is to say, my color does not follow the rules given us by nature. You may well discover a pink tree or a purple field in one of my paintings.

And this brings me to my indebtedness to the Post-Impressionist’s and to the Fauve’s use of color. It was van Gogh, Gauguin, Derain and Gabriele Munter and Matisse and Kandinsky that first utilized arbitrary coloration to fulfill their inner emotions and stylistic desires. Therefore, my paintings follow, in a way, this tradition of individualistic correspondence with nature.”
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In the Media Arts Room, the gallery presents a video work “Cornerstone” by Jill Downen. Downen, known for her white on white wall installations of abstracted bodily forms emerging from architecture, continues to draw on the idea that the human body shares an interdependent relationship to buildings. The three-minute video, created in 2008, zooms in on a stack of real bricks on the artist’s own body. The simple act of breathing, under the weight of building materials, captures a moment of time that is humorous, visceral, and vulnerable. The subtle and rhythmic sensibility Downen brings to video poses metaphoric possibilities about gravity, support and the protection of human fragility within the frame of architecture. While Downen’s art is rooted in site-responsive installation, “Cornerstone” is a video project characteristic of her interdisciplinary approach to uncover new aspects of established boundaries. Downen’s art is a focused investigation of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and architecture expressed in temporal installations, drawings, and models. Her art envisions a place of interdependent relation between the human body and architecture, where the exchanging forces and tensions of construction, deterioration, and restoration emerge as thematic possibilities.
Jill Downen has received numerous awards including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the MacDowell

In the “Window on Forsyth” space, the gallery continues to present “Swing” by Sarah Harford. Swing, is a sculpture installation depicting a chandelier structure stranded with broken headlight and taillight plastic. The artist harvested these shards from the casted metal bodies that were once extensions of our lives, traded in for newer and updated versions of ourselves. A light timer switch, used to deter home invaders, signifies the imagery of headlights performing as household appliances. As the sequenced lighting ignites the suspended object, fractured shadows scatter across the space. This effect intends to unveil the presence of violence by challenging the viewer’s understanding of their everyday realms though the manipulation of structure and material.

Free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm Also open by appointment info@brunodavidgallery.com

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105
info@brunodavidgallery.com
314.696.2377
WWW.BRUNODAVIDGALLERY.COM

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 9 December 2016

New exhibits focus on the human element and a shared exhibit of photography

A new selection of exhibits are set to open at Framations Art Gallery. Beginning with an Opening Reception on Friday, December 9 from 6-8pm, two new exhibits will feature local artists in both a juried and a small group exhibit.

The first of these, to be found in the Main Exhibit Gallery, is titled Presence II, an all media exhibit with a focus on the human element. This juried art exhibit will highlight  work that visually includes people in any way such as through portraiture, crowd scene, or though shadow or form. This exhibit will be on display December 9, 2016 - January 12, 2017.

The public is invited to view the artwork on display and to vote for People's Choice in this exhibit when they visit. The voting continues through the full length of the exhibit, ending on January 12, 2017. This exhibit was juried by Jamie Adams, an American painter.

During this time frame, there will also be a small group exhibit in Gallery Two titled Three Cameras - One Show, featuring the photography of Lori Biehl, Bill Coatney and Molly Coatney. The artists will be also be available during the reception on December 9 from 6-8pm.

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

Thursday, December 01, 2016

May Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2016

Gallery logo

The Contest

Photographs by students from
Kirkwood High School,
Mehlville High School and
Rockwood Summit High School


2-16 December 2016
Opening reception Friday, 2 December, 5-7 pm

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 16 December 2016

December 16th - January 28th
Opening Reception Friday, December 16th 5-8 p.m.

We are very excited to be exhibiting two St. Louis based painters who are working within the narrative of landscapes. Bogosian’s work puts special emphasis on the expansiveness of the sky in relation to the scenery, capturing nature’s sublime essence, while Burnett’s abstracted compositions create a kaleidoscope effect that maintain a sense a familiarity while provoking the viewers curiosity.

AHZAD BOGOSIAN - Channeling the Midwest and Western landscapes as sources for his mood-rich paintings, Bogosian has developed an extensive and breathtaking body of work. His work is a response to the atmospheric, sublime qualities and spiritual essence that exists in landscapes.

DANIEL BURNETT - Daniel’s paintings are psychedelic orchestrations exploring tension and fluidity in ever changing mercurial patterns. Marks and shapes of color establish rules of format and then break their own rules, creating structured and highly technical, though interrupted and imperfect, compositions. These incredibly precise compositions are achieved without the use of tape or stencil.

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

Monday, November 21, 2016

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2016

Artist Reception - Natures Prisms

December 2nd - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Charles Dana - Intricate Photographs of Natures  Intimate Beauty
Jon Biscan - Unique and Colorful Hand Blown Glass Balls, Pumpkins, Bowls, Vases and Sculptures.

https:www.facebook.com/ClaytonFineArtGallery

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Millitzer Studio & Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2016

an elegy for Marco
Opening Friday, December 2, 2016, 7-10 PM
Performance active from 7-9 PM
Free and open to the public

On view 12/2-12/30 by appointment


The Millitzer Studio & Gallery presents an elegy for Marco, an exhibition of new works by Catalina Ouyang. Through the lens of a second-generation Chinese-American woman, Ouyang navigates identity, desire and the legacy of imperialism. The notion of fetish is central as both spiritual object (talisman, amulet, relic) and sexual proclivity, evoking questions of representation, sanctity, artificiality and objectification. Loaded positionalities interrogate the duality of resistance and self-subjugation: the dilemma of trying to contradict power dynamics in white heteropatriarchy without reinforcing those very tenets. Whiteness is aspiration, fetish, hand of oppression, tool of erasure; an elegy for Marco contends with this violent history by underscoring empathy, consent and the necessity of vulnerability.

The Millitzer Studio & Gallery
3103 Pestalozzi Street

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2016


Visions in Platinum
by Greg Stroube

December 2, 2016 – January 6, 2017

Opening Reception on Friday, December 2, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Artist lecture on Saturday, December 3, 11:00am

15 years of exploring the process by Greg Stroube.

Bullivant Gallery
3321 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 865- 0077

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 2 December 2016

Wallace Smith: Paintings and Drawings
Friday, December 2, 5-7 p.m


Born in St. Louis in 1901, Wallace Herndon Smith was a traditional painter who absorbed the visual language of artists like Henri Matisse and Edward Hopper. He traveled extensively, and had a summer residence and studio in Harbor Springs, Michigan, subjects which are found in several works in the exhibit. The exhibition, which includes paintings, drawings and watercolors, is organized by the Sheldon Art Galleries and is drawn from the collection of the Bellwether Foundation.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Reese Gallery: Friday, 18 November 2016

Opening Reception: Friday November 18th from 6pm to 9pm

In PAST | PRESENT, two artists revisit icons of the nation's past as they create a more meaningful present. Printmaker and painter, KYLE GALLUP (NY), explores the Wonder Wheel, built in the 1920s at the Coney Island amusement park. A fantastic symbol of industry, the Ferris wheel also suggests the wheel of life as a mandala that is "silent, ghostly, noisy and whole". Sculptor PETE HALLADAY (CO), heads west for his inspiration, as he investigates the horse as a symbol of bygone days - a symbol that still informs our American identity. HALLADAY builds with found objects, integrating the vocabulary of the past into the forms of his work, touching upon freedom, conquest, movement, awkward grace, heavy use and wisdom gained from long experience. Both artists bring a whimsical sense of wonder to the exhibit.

Artists will be present at the opening. There will be light refreshment at this event which is free and open to the public.  Reese Gallery is located in the Cherokee Arts Neighborhood, just off of Antique Row.

Reese Gallery 
3410 Wisconsin | STLMO | 63118
Run: 11.18.16 to 12.21.16
Hours: 1 - 4 pm Wed and Sat during exhibition run
Or call for an appointment at: 314.954.7638

Monday, November 07, 2016

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 11 November 2016


Andrew Millner, Black Rose and White Rose, 2016, Acrylic and pigment print on Kozo paper, 40 x 28 inches each 

OPENING THIS FRIDAY
EXHIBITION ON VIEW THROUGH DECEMBER 23, 2016
       
Artists presented are Donald Baechler, Louise Bourgeois, Alejandro Diaz, James Drake, Michael Eastman, Sarah Frost, Joseph Havel, Al Held, Catherine Howe, KAWS, Sandrine Kern, Dean Kessmann,
Joanne Lefrak, Tim Liddy, Agnes Martin, Andrew Millner, Robert Motherwell, Allison Rossiter,
Peter Sarkisian, Jay Shinn, Toadhouse and Bernar Venet.

William Shearburn Gallery
665 South Skinker Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63105


Art St. Louis: Satruday, 12 November 2016


Justin Zweck, St. Louis, MO. Cuscuta 1. 2016. Photograph, 20"x30"

Art St. Louis XXXII, The Exhibition
November 12-December 22, 2016  

We invite you to join us at Art Saint Louis for our final show of 2016, "Art St. Louis XXXII, The Exhibition." This new show opens with a FREE reception next Saturday evening, November 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Please join us for the evening, meet the featured artists and our esteemed Juror, Ann B. Coddington.
 
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
"Art St. Louis XXXII, The Exhibition" features 54 artworks by 51 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana (exhibiting artists must reside within a 200-mile radius of St. Louis). Our 32nd annual all media, all themes, all techniques, all styles exhibition features collage, drawing, mixed media, paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, woodworking, and more. We invite you to take a sneak peek at the exhibition in our Facebook album here.
The exhibit is presented November 12-December 22, 2016 and is FREE & open to the public. A free opening reception will be held next Saturday evening, November 12, 6-8:30 p.m. ALL are welcome. Please feel free to share this email with friends and feel free to bring friends with you to the gallery and reception. For PARKING recommendations, please refer to item at bottom of this eblast. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays.


OUR EXHIBITION JUROR
Our exhibition JUROR is artist Ann B. Coddington, Associate Professor at Eastern Illinois University Art Department teaching in Foundations and Graduate Studies.

51 FEATURED ARTISTS: Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO; Jason Bly, Edwardsville, IL; Robert Bolla, Chesterfield, MO; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Martha Briana, Makanda, IL; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; Dave Carter, Cape Girardeau, MO; 
Nicholas Cavarretta, Richmond Heights, MO; Ken Church, Alton, IL; MaryJo Clark, Manchester, MO; Maria Cooper, Collinsville, IL; Dennis Corcoran, St. Louis; Stephen DaLay, Shrewsbury, MO; Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO;
John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL; Vita Eruhimovitz, St. Louis; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; 
Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis; Neil Fitzpatrick, St. Louis; 
Donna Hasegawa, St. Louis; Jessica Holt, Manchester, MO; Kyle Johnson, St. Louis; Lani Kohoutek-Miller, Florissant, MO; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO;  Terry Lay, St. Louis; Martha Mahon, St. Louis; Joy Martin, St. Louis; Ruthann Mazrim, Springfield, IL; Elizabeth Moore, St. Louis; William Neukomm, Webster Groves, MO; Laura Foster Nicholson, New Harmony, IN; Philip Padilla, Lake St. Louis, MO; Larry Page, Ballwin, MO; Marcia Pandolfi, St. Louis; Seongyun Park, St. Louis; Debi Pickler, St. Charles, MO; Gregory Pitchford, Glen Carbon, IL; 
Hollie Regalo, Kirkwood, MO; Anne Burgess Rowe, St. Louis; Thomas Russell, Edwardsville, IL; Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO; Scott Schlapkohl, Godfrey, IL; Laura Schumpert, Cape Girardeau, MO; Thomas Sepe, St. Louis;
Carey Seven, St. Louis; Betty Shew, Arnold, MO; Jeremy Thurlby, Carbondale, IL; Ann Miller Titus, Quincy, IL; Russell Vanecek, St. Louis; Terry Vermillion, Kirkwood, MO; Justin Zweck, St. Louis.

COFFEE WITH THE ARTISTS:
SATURDAY GALLERY TALK
Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m.    FREE

GALLERY & COFFEE BAR HOURS Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Closed Sundays & major holidays.

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


Friday, November 04, 2016

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 4 November 2016

Famous Fictional X: Face-Off, Dust-Ups, Run-ins, and Showdowns is back once again at Mad Art! FF X will be featuring work by:Amanda Mueller, Anchovy Sciarrino, Ben Borsos, Bill Keaggy, Dan Zettwoch,Darrick Hays, David Moore, Dennis Smith, Drew Crowley,Edo Rosenblith, Jason Robards, Jessica Robtoy, Joe Wieneke, Katie O'Malley, Matt Grant, Matt Reedy, Melissa Bauer, Michael Worful, Nathan Poetzscher, Noah McMillan, Peter Pranschke, Robert Armbrister,Ron Weaver, Ryan Doggendorf, Sharlene Kindt, Thomas Plunk, and W. Scott Matthews.

Opening reception Friday, November 4th, 7 - 11 pm.
Cash bar available.

Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th Street
St. Louis Mo 63118

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Friday, 5 November 2016


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Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Noah Kirby, Arena, 2016. Photo by Peter Wochniak

2016 Kranzberg Exhibition Series
Alison Ouellette-Kirby + Noah Kirby: Arena
November 5, 2016-January 29, 2017
Amphitheater, Way Field


The local sculptors' massive structural installation consists of five sheet-metal megaphones with an interactive audio element that translates visitors' voices into harmonic gibberish as a response to the flora and fauna in the Park. Curated by Dana Turkovic; supported by Nancy and Ken Kranzberg. Free opening reception is Saturday, November 5, at 11:00 a.m.

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Saturday, 5 November 2016


Mohau Modisakeng, Endabeni 2, 2015.

Mohau Modisakeng Exhibition
November 5, 2016-January 29, 2017
Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center

The Soweto-born, Cape Town-based artist creates lush, elegant photographs and videos that reimagine the black body in contemporary society. Curated by Marilu Knode; supported by Adrienne D. Davis, Alison and John Ferring, Patricia Smith-Thurman and the Des Lee Collaborative Vision at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, with assistance from WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery, Cape Town. Free opening reception is Saturday, November 5, at 11:00 a.m.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 4 November 2016

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University will exhibit Clark Stoeckley: The United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning from Nov. 4-Dec. 10, 2016. The opening reception is Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, beginning at 6 p.m.
Drawing in real time from inside the courtroom, Clark Stoeckley captured first-hand the extraordinary drama of the Manning trial, one of the most important and secretive trials in American history.
In the course of the trial, Private Manning insisted that her release of State Department cables, Collateral Murder video, and Iraq and Afghanistan war logs to WikiLeaks was an act of conscience, justified by the urgent need to reveal to the world the atrocities committed by the U.S. military in the ostensible cause of freedom.
At the prosecution table, military lawyers for the American government sought to set an example and discourage future whistleblowers by locking away Manning for decades, possibly the rest of her life. Stoeckley’s vivid sketches from inside the court and beyond, trace the evidence, witness testimony, and arguments as they move back and forth between the defense and the prosecution
This show consists of 286 drawings.
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery of Webster University 
8342 Big Bend Blvd,
St. Louis, MO 63119.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Philip Slein Gallery: Thursday, 3 November 2014

PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY is pleased to celebrate and host a wine and cheese reception for Dan and Connie Burkhardt and Bryan Haynes as they present and sign their new book...

Cover art by Bryan Haynes illustrates the march of time along the Missouri River since 1806. Carolina parakeets, once found in the river valley, dot the white bark of a sycamore tree and one carries a bur oak acorn. Osage Indians, steamboats and the parakeets are gone but the oak trees, like the mythical bur oak in our story, remain - witnesses to history.

Thursday, November 3, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
All proceeds from sales of the book go to the Katy Land Trust and Magnificent Missouri

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

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 4 November 2016

Metro Arts In Transit (AIT) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s MetroScapes program, which showcases local art at Metro transit locations throughout the region. The original artwork of 10 local artists was selected from a group of 140 submissions, which were all reviewed by a panel of artists and art professionals. The public also will be able to view the artwork and visit with the artists at a public exhibit and reception to be held at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary in Maplewood on Friday, November 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Blvd

St. Louis 63143

Thursday, October 27, 2016

May Gallery: Friday, 18 November 2016

Jill Enfield

4 - 23 November 2016

with a talk by Ms. Enfield Friday 18 November,3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Reception for the Photographer Friday, 18 November, 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!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Green Door Art Gallery: Friday, 11 November 2016


Barcelona, Paris and Villages Southern France 

Opening Reception (free and public invited) – Friday, November 11, 2016, 5 to 9 pm Exhibition – Through Sunday, December 30, 2016

 Green Door Art Gallery co-owners Vic Mastis and Michele Wells visually chronicle the captivating beauty of locations that have served as inspiration for legends from Antoni Gaudi to Claude Monet in their latest exhibit:  An Artistic Exploration of Barcelona and of Southern France.   

Pastel and oil paintings capture the ephemeral effects of light and weather conditions in the Perigord, Dordogne and Quercy regions of France, and Barcelona Spain. Revel with the frolicking pigeons in Placa De Catalunya. Experience the lavender fields in Lherm.  And explore the timeless beauty of Saint Cirq LaPopie, voted the most beautiful village in France, in paintings destined to become family heirlooms. 

Guest artists include Linda Briesacher,  Gretchen Gackstatter, Suzie Tenzer and 30 other artists

The Green Door Art Gallery
21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves in the historical Heritage Building
Webster Groves, MO 63119
314-402-1959

Parking is available in the garage behind the gallery; and on Gore.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Philip Slein Gallery: Thursday, 3 November 2016


PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY is pleased to celebrate and host a wine and cheese reception for Dan and Connie Burkhardt and Bryan Haynes as they present and sign their new book.

Cover art by Bryan Haynes illustrates the march of time along the Missouri River since 1806. Carolina parakeets, once found in the river valley, dot the white bark of a sycamore tree and one carries a bur oak acorn. Osage Indians, steamboats and the parakeets are gone but the oak trees, like the mythical bur oak in our story, remain - witnesses to history.

Thursday, November 3,
5:30 - 7:30 PM
All proceeds from sales of the book go to the Katy Land Trust and Magnificent Missouri

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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 21 October 2016


PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY


VAUGHN DAVIS
in our Project Space
October 21 - November 19, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 5 - 8PM




Vaughn Davis, Red Rival, 2015, red earthenware on canvas, 86 x 72 inches (detail)


The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of the work of Vaughn Davis in our Project Space.
Davis, using simple canvases, dyed, torn, stained, and marked, reaches back to the roots of African fabric art in which simple applications yield aesthetic complexities that both echo and renew the vibrancy of long-standing traditions. Unlike African fabrics, however, Vaughn’s use of cloth is not in any sense decorative ornamentation. The depth of his links to contemporary abstraction is clear.  One can easily reference not only both Sam Gilliam and Martin Puryear who also draw from their African heritage, but also the work of the young Richard Serra who too pushed materials to their limits in order to redefine shape and space.




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

REESE GALLERY: Friday, 14 October, 2016


NON~DOING with artists MICHAEL KRUEGER & ALEX REED
Artists Opening Reception: Friday,10.14.16 from 6pm to 9pm

Reese Gallery is pleased to present artists Michael Krueger and Alex Reed in "Non-Doing," an exhibition exploring making in the moment. With lightness and detachment, artist Michael Krueger creates paintings and drawings that tap into the greater flow of life. Designer and ceramic sculptor Alex Reed brings this very methodology to his studio practice, leaving the viewer with gentle epiphanies. Non-Doing refers less to inaction but to an unhindered experience of now.  

"...Use [the] mind like a mirror - going after nothing,
welcoming nothing, responding but not storing. ~ Chuang-tzu 

  
Artists will be present for the reception.  REESEgallery is located in the Cherokee Arts Neighborhood, just off of Antique Row on Wisconsin Avenue.  This event is free and open to the public.
Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118
Exhibition Run: 10.14.6 to 11.12.16
Hours:1-4pm Wednesday & Saturday during exhibition run or
Call for appointment at: 314.954.7638

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 10 November 2016

Van McElwee, Still from Travel Dream
Opening Reception: Thursday night, November 10, 2016, from 5 to 9 pm.
Exhibitions Dates: November 10 – December 23, 2016.

CHRIS KAHLER: METAPHEMERAL
KAHLIL IRVING: Undocumented
ANN WIMSATT: Not a Passive Journey
MICHAEL JANTZEN: Deconstructing My Chairs
SARAH HARFORD: Swing
VAN McELWEE: Travel Dream

Chris Kahler presents a new exhibition of recent paintings titled “METAPHEMERAL.” The new series offers a unique body of work emerging from the questioning of linear possibilities and systematic process. The new work pertains to the concepts of destruction and regeneration, and the rhythm of emerging forms. Kahler’s exploration of negative space, light, and intersecting planes has resulted in arresting juxtapositions of biomorphic and ephemeral forms. Similar to previous works he explores the “boundaries between physical and psychological time, between phenomena and the variable conceptual filters for understanding them.”

Kahlil Irving presents an exhibition titled “Undocumented.” The series explores the history of decorative ceramics, racism, and sculpture. Undocumented is a series that is culminating in Irving’s first solo exhibition at the Bruno David Gallery. Thinking through sculpture, Irving uses the ceramic multiple to be metonymic signifier of bodies. This is an interpretation of marching, congregations of people, or even a family reunion. Blackness is infinity; it is strength, it is power. Most recently, his work utilizes clay as a medium to encapsulate truths to last forever. Irving wants to challenge historical notions of colorism, structural barriers that separate communities, and objects that exist within those communities.

In the Front Room, the gallery presents a series of new prints titled “Not a Passive Journey” by Ann Wimsatt. Ann Wimsatt begins her work with a journey, traveling to important cities around the globe where she makes small ink and watercolor paintings of the city’s iconic public plazas and skylines. She then brings the works back to her studio for further scale and color investigations. Her compositions gain their unique emotional resonance through a nuanced layering of plein-air painting beneath a series of digital modulations. As the meaning and significance of cities is often hidden in generations of continual construction, likewise, the complexity of Wimsatt’s final prints reflect the enduring resilience of the cities she represents, alongside a contemporary narrative about the physical process of making paintings.

In the Media Arts Room, the gallery presents a video work “Travel Dream” by Van McElwee. An alchemy occurs when the outer world is transformed into video: it becomes mind-stuff. McElwee carries this process forward by questioning the nature of mediated reality, exploring time and dimensionality and by weaving fragments of the world into new patterns. His work is to create experiences that allow viewers to see and hear in new ways and that resonate in memory like a tuning fork. In this way video can enjoy the same freedom as painting and music; it can be something, not just about something.

In the Sculpture Room, the gallery presents “Swing” by Sarah Harford. Swing is a sculpture installation depicting a chandelier structure stranded with broken headlight and taillight plastic. The artist harvested these shards from the casted metal bodies that were once extensions of our lives, traded in for newer and updated versions of ourselves. A light timer switch, used to deter home invaders, signifies the imagery of headlights performing as household appliances. As the sequenced lighting ignites the suspended object, fractured shadows scatter across the space. This effect intends to unveil the presence of violence by challenging the viewer’s understanding of their everyday realms though the manipulation of structure and material.

In the Photo Room, the gallery presents a series of prints titled “Deconstructing My Chairs” by Michael Jantzen. Deconstructing My Chairs, is a series of photomontages that are part of a larger series of photomontages that visually deconstruct parts of the real world that we normally think of as stable and familiar. The images were randomly cut into pieces, and pasted back together in ways that reconstruct the original images into completely new forms. The new forms attempt to suggest ways in which the original chairs might take on new fanciful functions, as well as new hybrid images. The challenge is to retain just enough of the original chair image, so that the viewer can maintain some kind of a reference point of departure from it, to something new.

Wednesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm (Starting November 11, 2016)

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63105
314.531.3030