Sunday, March 01, 2015

Componere Gallery: Sunday, 1 March 2015

Christopher Lynch: “No Answer Is Also An Answer”
found object collages

March 1st 2015 - March 28th 2015
Reception:Sunday March 1st 2015 2-4 p.m.

Masks and ritualistic objects have always fascinated me. The forms these objects can take are limitless. In primitive cultures, these objects are painstakingly constructed with a real purpose:function is more important than mere ornamentation – which I find very exciting. In my work, I explore common materials using fairly rudimentary tools to “organize” them into sources of mystery. Combined rusticity with disciplined composition and focus is my primary aim. My extensive use of found objects with acquired “power”- is my attempt to mimic the aboriginal. I’d call myself a modern primitive who creates from the gleanings of an industrial society. I believe my work benefits because I’m self-taught, so external influences are attenuated. Although my father was a classically trained artist, he encouraged me but never exerted influence. My aim is to derive inspiration totally from within myself. Think of what I do as an exercise in making green art, so to speak. Some have described my work asoutsider art. I see it a contemporary folk art laced with a touch of tongue-in-cheek.

www.componere.com

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bruno David Projects: Thursday, 5 March 2015

HEATHER BENNETT: Four Stories
March 5 – April 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 2015 6 to 9 pm
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Keri Robertson and Bruno David are pleased to present a new exhibition of recent photographs by Heather Bennett. Four Stories is composed of what seems to be a few vignettes, each told through a series of photographs. The image structure suggests familiar narrative tropes where there are actually only symbols. Symbols which form an assumed arrangement, a situation that is easily read and fitted into our reality of images, past and present. Upon closer inspection, however, the story is full of holes. What at first seems obvious, is only hinted and does not carry through. The settings have an artificiality, the time period is hazy and inconsistent and the emotional import is unclear. Something is amiss, slightly outside of the lines. The artist employs storytelling as a tool, claiming the use of pathos, parody, dark humor, desire, all as indicators of a story that doesn’t really exist but to outline the subject, a subject traditionally positioned as an object. The revelation of the embodied female subject is achieved through a kind of denial.

Putting herself in these sexualized stereotypes, Heather Bennett questions the credulity of our simple clichés which are segregated from connection and consideration. The artist’s own image is a structural quotation of past feminist artworks while functioning as another tactic to slyly highlight the subject. She acts not as a self but as a representation of the artist which marks the critical component of the work. Her presence doesn’t quite belong, an interloper in a scene we thought we understood. The women in her photographs inhabit ordinary roles, remnants of a time, yet they faintly resist. There is an individuality warped by boundary, seeping through our myopic categorization. That familiar language fails to sum them up. In defiance of their limited place, they subtly direct the scene; wriggling under mythical constraints, veiling truth, but still asking us to believe them.
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Images: Heather Bennett: Crush, 2011, 42 x 63 inches, digital print on Somerset Velvet, (edition of 3); Heather Bennett: On the Road, 2013, (diptych) 28 x 42 inches each, digital print on premium luster, (edition of 3). © 2015 Bruno David Gallery and Bruno David Projects. All International Rights Reserved. Works of individual artists remain the intellectual property and are copyrighted by their respective authors. No unauthorized reproduction, all rights reserved. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.

Hours: Wednesday & Saturday Noon to 5:00 pm. Also open by private appointment

BRUNO DAVID PROJECTS
1245 South Vandeventer Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110 USA
info@brunodavidprojects.com
www.brunodavidprojects.com

Art St. Louis: Friday, 6 March 2015

VARSITY ART XIX
OPENING MARCH 6
Make plans to join us for our next exhibition, our 19th annual "Varsity Art" exhibition. The show opens Friday, March 6, 2015, with a free reception from 6-8 p.m. and the exhibit remains on view through March 26.
"Varsity Art XIX," will feature original artworks in a variety of media by 34 undergrad and grad level art students representing 17 St. Louis area universities and colleges from Missouri and Illinois. Art Saint Louis works with art Professors who select two students to represent their department and institution. The exhibit demonstrates the skills of the student-artists as well as their Professor & instructors. The show features ceramics, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and more. For a sneak preview of the exhibition, view our Facebook album.
Highlights from our "Varsity Art XIX" Meet the Artist video shoots with the participating students on February 19, 20 & 21. Pictured: Barbara St. John, Forrest Knoll, Arianna Azzopardi, Sarah Loynd. Photos by Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff.

The 17 institutions and 34 artists participating in "Varsity Art XIX" are:
Graphic design by Kathy Duffin.

East Central College
Nick Brobst,Katelynn McGuire
Greenville CollegeGracia Heilmer, Maggie Tarr
Jefferson CollegeRachel Balentine,Jodi Woolsey
Lindenwood UniversityArianna Azzopardi, Holly Brewer
Maryville UniversityAlex Busbey, Sarah Loynd   
McKendree UniversityLindsey N. Mathenia, Jacqueline Ruiz 
St. Charles Community CollegeAnastasia Eien Carpenter,Megan McCully
St. Louis Community College Forest ParkErika Pursley,Barbara St. John
St. Louis Community College MeramecForrest Knoll, Todd Zimmerman 
St. Louis Community College WildwoodVicki Hefty, Veronica Knysh 
Saint Louis University: Allison Morris Lesch, Jessica Park
University of Missouri-St. LouisLindsey Melickian, Jon Slade

Please join us for our 19th annual exhibition highlighting St. Louis' finest universities and colleges art Professors and faculties and their undergrad & grad level art students in "Varsity Art XIX," opening next week, March 6, and running through March 26, 2015. FREE & open to the public M 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tu-F 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 13 March 2015

“Blue Steel," watercolor by Paul Jackson

“Taste of Augusta, MO”

March 4 through May 3, 2015
Opening Reception: March 13, 2015   Time: 5 – 9 pm

Green Door art gallery - “Taste of Augusta, MO” featuring foods, spirits and plein air artwork created in and around the quaint community of Augusta, Missouri. As well as large watercolors by Paul Jackson, wearable bags and purses by Johanna Prinz, jewelry by Donna Fox and Mary Barge and 30 other artists will be available from March 4 thru May 3, 2015.  Reception Friday, March 13, from 5-9 pm.

Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore
Webster Groves, MO 63119
www.Greendoorartgallery.com
(314) 402-1959

The Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 6 March 2015

The Sheldon Art Galleries

Invite You to the Opening of Three New Exhibitions:

Christner: 50 Years of Shaping
the Built Environment in St. Louis
Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture

50 Years of Magic: Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes
AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art

Dive into the Dream: Drawings by Bill Perry
The Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery

Friday, March 6, 2015
5 – 7 p.m., complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres
Galleries Open until 9 p.m.
For First Fridays in Grand Center

The Sheldon Art Galleries
3648 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

314.533.9900

White Flag Projects: Friday, 6 March 2015


Sunday, February 22, 2015

May Gallery: Friday, 27 February 2015

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Vincent Cianni: Gays in the Military

JB and Torrey © Vincent Cianni

27 February - 27 March 2015

with a talk by Mr. Cianni Friday
27 February, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123

Opening Reception Friday, 27 February, 5-7 pm

Using images and narrative, Vincent Cianni describes how his work documenting gays in the military broadened his own perspective of understanding and accepting the differences of others. Watch Mr. Cianni's TED Talk here

The May Gallery
8300 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63119
1-314-246-7673

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 6 March 2015


The Gallery at RAC Presents Empire State II
Join us at the opening reception on Friday, March 6th from 5:30 – 7:30pm, and at our gallery talk on March 13th. There will be a short reception at 5:30pm, and the artists will begin speaking at 6:00pm.

Empire State II, the second in a series of exhibitions curated by Damon Davis. Empire State II is a group exhibition featuring the work of Kevin McCoy, Stan Chisholm, Damon Davis, Christopher Burch and Lenard Blairthat. It explores the American empire and its capitalist culture. This exhibit will investigate the concepts of social structures, racial oppression and classism.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday from 10am - 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5pm. All events are free and open to the public.

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery: Friday, 20 February 2015

nora othic: pastels and paintings
February 20 to March 28, 2015
Opening reception Friday, February 20, from 6 to 9 pm

Draft Horses and Men, pastel on paper

Nora Othic will be exhibiting pastels and paintings. Her strong drawing skills and evolving style has led some to describe her work as “regionalist-like” similar to Thomas Hart Benton or Grant Wood. This contemporary regionalist’s work presents rural farm scenes, small town landscapes and prize farm animals; all icons of mid-America. Many of her works are pure storytelling with the pride of her subjects self-evident – plus a dash of tongue-in-cheek humor. The majority are rendered with pastels whose textural qualities fit her subjects well. See more of Nora's work.

Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery
2000 South 39th Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
314-773-3935

Monday, February 16, 2015

Clqy & Cotton: Friday, 20 February 2015



Clay & Cotton Kirkwood
159 West Argonne Drive
St Louis, MO 63122
(314) 394-1400

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 27 February 2015


BREAKS, SEAMS, AND BOUNDARIES
February 27th − April 4th
Opening Reception Friday, February 27th from 5-8 pm

Duane Reed Gallery invites you to Breaks, Seams, and Boundaries, an all-media group exhibition highlighting the gallery’s premier artists and their distinctive content and material treatments. 

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

The gallery is filled with broken glass, blown-out vases, cut and woven vinyl records, horns blasting porcelain flora, tattered books uprighted, their spines against the camera lens. While these processes suggest aggressive handling of materials, artists like Cassandria Blackmore and Steven Lee take great care to break their work with grace and focused intent. Seams are honored in the hand-quilted photographs of Luanne Rimel, the sculptural paper-scapes of Katherine Glover, or the tapestry-esque woven sculptures of Pohlman/ Knowles or John Garrett. Boundaries become debatable as sculptures rest like paintings on panels, drawings narrate obscure personal lore upon ceramic vessel walls, African totems are reimagined, and paintings are jigsawed into amoebic shapes.

Beckoning to ideals of fragility, repair, impermanence, and the lines that bind and separate, Breaks, Seams, and Boundaries covers an expansive array of artists that break expectations and assert new perspectives to our shifting realities.

DUANE REED GALLERY
4729 McPHERSON AVE.
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
info@duanereedgallery.com
314.361.4100
WWW.DUANEREEDGALLERY.COM

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Gallery 201: Saturday, 21 FEbruary 2015



Meghan Grubb
House of Stories
February 21- April 11, 2015
Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis

The exhibition opens Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 4PM with a panel discussion with artists' Meghan Grubb and Joe Chesla and in the Gallery 210 Auditorium. A public reception for the artists will be held from 5PM to 7PM

Blending analog and digital technologies, Meghan Grubb makes works of sculpture, installation, photography and video that explore how powerful non-physical responses may be elicited by the experience of physical phenomena. Continually seeking to know what intuition is made of, and to better understand how fear, wonder, and astonishment are called forth, Meghan engages with the physical and visceral aspects of non-rational, non-present, and intuitive responses like anxiety. Her work develops from practices in art and architecture, research into perceptual psychology, optics, and the natural environment, and seeks to address unease in the relationship between humans and the physical spaces we inhabit.

Public parking for Gallery 210 is available at the South Millennium Parking Garage on the east side of East Drive on the UM-St. Louis Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

Gallery 210
on the University of Missouri-St. Louis
44 East Drive, TCC
(314) 516-5976

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 20 February 2015

"Wintry Mix"
Meet the Artists Evening
Friday, February 20th 6 – 8 p.m.

Please join us as we continue our celebration of "Wintry Mix" with a reception to "Meet the Artists" on Friday, February 20th, 6 – 8 p.m. Jerome Hawkins and Fredrick Nelson will be here to greet our guests and tell us a bit about their works form this exhibition. We look forward to seeing you on the 20th!

Note: Parking will be available in the East Lot of the Pierce Arrow Building until 8:30 p.m.

Exhibition continues through March 7th.

Thursday - Saturday: 10 - 5, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

4814 Washington Ave. (Central West End)
St. Louis, MO 63108
314.367.1076
www.atriumgallery.net
atrium@earthlink.net

Friday, February 06, 2015

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 27 February 2015

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM:
A SURVEY OF ABSTRACT PAINTING TODAY FROM THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE

Opening reception Friday, February 27th, from 6-8PM.
Show runs through March 28th.
Tim McFarlane, An Adjustment of Means, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 inches 

In 1975 Bernie Taupin and Elton John wrote “Philadelphia Freedom,” their tribute to the “Philadelphia sound” made famous by the Delphonics, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Thom Bell, and the Spinners. The lyrics reflected the surge of patriotism anticipating our country’s upcoming 1976 Bicentennial, which had such deep roots in Philadelphia.  Forty years later we see the emergence of another group of Philadelphia artists, this time a group of abstract painters. Each asserts his or her individual voice, yet as a group they create a solid counterpoint to New York on the East Coast and Los Angeles on the West. These artists are: Charles Burwell, Tim McFarlane, Steve Riedell, Rebecca Rutstein, and Erik Spehn. Painting in the Cradle of Liberty is as vibrant today as anywhere in the country and this exhibition hopes to raise awareness. Free from the pressures of the more traveled centers, the independence of these artists, their freedom, allows them to shine their special light.
Also on view in the library, recent works on paper by Greg Edmondson in collaboration with COCA.

PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY
4735 MCPHERSON AVE 
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63108 









Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 6 February 2015

Envisioned Worlds
Lithographs from the Hokes Archives
Curated by Beauvais Lyons

Opening Reception:
 Friday February 6, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm

Artist Lecture: Friday February 6, 2016 at noon in Sverdrup rm. 123 Webster University

Beauvais Lyons, the self-appointed Director of the Hokes Archives, derives his influences from encyclopedias, historical documents and novellas by authors including Jorge Luis Borges. The Hokes Archives – founded in 1901 – is a prominent historical preservation organization dedicated to the fabrication and documentation of rare and unusual cultural artifacts. The Hunt Gallery is proud to present the current traveling exhibition from the Hokes Archives in the newest show “Envisioned World.”

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8350 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63119

The Green Center: Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Villa Duchesne High School Printmaking Exhibit Opening Reception
February 17, 2015 5:00-7:00 pm
Exhibit:  February 17-March 27, 2015  

High school students from Villa Duchesne have created relief prints with a focus on landscapes, animals and insects.

View more artwork by these artists on our website.

The Green Center
8025 Blackberry Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63130

Monday, February 02, 2015

Mildred M. Cox Gallery: Thursday, 5 February 2015

 



CREATOR-RECORDER:
Landscapes & Junkscapes by Sarah Carmody
Opening: Thursday, 2/5 4-6PM at the Mildred M. Cox Gallery, William Woods University, Fulton MO. Show runs through 3/2. 



This show is an amalgamation of works created over the past 4 years which examine the degree to which humankind is part of the natural world. Some of the images personify elements of nature by seeking out “human” qualities and applying human references to them. Conversely, human-made "junkscapes" emulate elements of nature. In all instances, as photographer, Carmody assumes the role of "creator" by extracting "vignettes" of existence and manipulating them as desired; while at the same time being a documentarian/recorder of what has already been created. 

The  images are captured using a technique called high dynamic range (HDR) a technique that produces the perception of exaggerated detail and tonal range. HDR is achieved by shooting the same image at various exposures, combining them, and then selectively enhancing and de-emphasizing elements as desired. The images are then printed on either metallic paper or actual metal which imbue the images with a luminescent, three-dimensional quality.

Driving directions to the university and map to the gallery:
http://www.williamwoods.edu/about/visitor_information/driving_directions.html

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Encounter #24: 63102.20131012.0616, archival inkjet print, 30 x 40 inches, 2013

The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “Atopia,” a collection of
photographs by Jennifer Colten, from February 13 through April 8, 2015. All are invited to an
opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, February 13.

The photographs present a depopulated world that implies that some event has occurred. Colton
says, “These photographs suggest an aftermath. The sites are not remarkable for their drama, but
noteworthy because of their banality. These are places mostly unnoticed and vulnerable
where the visible marks and traces left behind could easily be erased, removing any
certain marker of its history. As we navigate our environment attempting to reconcile our
relationship to the land, we might in fact discover that nature moves on — certainly altered by
our presence yet, with utter disregard to our existence.”

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays.

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
Ladue.

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 6 February 2015

"Wintry Mix"
"HOT GROG" Reception
Friday, February 6th 6 – 8 p.m.



Elizabeth Thach, "Overflow," 2010     oil and tempera on panel     12 7/8" x 16 15/16"

Please join us for our first event celebrating "Wintry Mix." We will be entertaining you with an evening reception, Friday February 6th, 6 – 8 p.m.  Enjoy our winter setting with work from 22 artists and warm up with "Hot Grog."

Exhibiting Artists: Lore Bert, Suzanne Caporael, Carl Goldhagen, Jerome Hawkins, James Kuiper, Karen Kunc, Cameron Martin, Lika Mutal, Stephen Namara, Fredrick Nelson, Kirk Pedersen, Harry Roseman, Doug Salveson, Randall Shiroma, Janet Sorokin, Katy Stone, Adam Straus, Francisca Sutil, Christopher Tanner, Elizabeth Thach, Mary Joan Waid, William Yonker

W look forward to welcoming you for this warm up evening featuring work celebrating the season and a warm drink as well.

Note: Parking will be available in the East Lot of the Pierce Arrow Building until 8:30 p.m.

Exhibition continues through March 7th.



Janet Sorokin, "Moonscape," 2000, acrylic collage, 20 1/2" x 16 3/4"

Thursday - Saturday: 10 - 5, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

4814 Washington Ave. (Central West End)
St. Louis, MO 63108
314.367.1076
www.atriumgallery.net
atrium@earthlink.net

Kirkwood Train Station: Thursday, 5 February 2015

Art at the Station
Sharon Wyman:  Watercolors
February 2 to March 2, 2015

Opening Reception:  Thursday, February 5, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

City of Kirkwood139 S. Kirkwood RoadKirkwood MO 63122

Saturday, January 31, 2015

IPHF: Friday, 6 February 2015

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Opening Reception Grand Center First Friday: Friday, February 6th, 11am to 9pm
Exhibition runs from February 6th through April 26th,
Gallery hours are Wed through Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Upcoming Speakers:

Michael Allen: Invisible Buildings: Photography, Memory and Architectural Destruction
Saturday, February 28th from 6pm to 7:30pm

 Chris Naffziger: Exploring the Forgotten Corners of St. Louis
Saturday, March 7th from 6pm to 7:30pm

Blanche Touhill: A Photographic History of the University of Missouri–St. Louis
Saturday, April 4th from 6pm to 7:30pm

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 10 April 2015

AKIO TAKAMORI
April 10th through May 16th
Opening Reception Friday, April 10th from 5-8 p.m

Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present new figurative sculptures by Akio Takamori. The exhibition opens Friday, April 10th with a reception that evening 5 – 8pm, and will be on view through May 16th. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

A seminal figure in the ceramic arts for more than thirty years, Takamori explores themes of cultural and corporeal duality by engaging the history of Eastern and Western aesthetics. Bold form and color defines his body of work, which is highly suggestive of arcane human emotions and sensuality. Takamori’s “stage-set approach” offers a platform for his ponderous characters, which carry more narrative weight as a group in a collective memory than as individual pieces.


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

Friday, January 30, 2015

CAM: Friday, 6 February 2015

Opening: Marco Brambilla: Materialization/
De-Materialization

Friday, February 6, 7:00 pm

New York-based filmmaker Marco Brambilla's Materialization/De-Materialization repurposes the imagery of popular culture within a complex and spectacularly energetic video collage. Digital ripples gradually reveal a pattern of human silhouettes as hundreds of characters from the Star Trek television series materialize and dissipate. The video, on view every night from dusk to midnight, is projected on the Museum's front facade.
 Marco Brambilla repurposes and recontextualizes the imagery of popular culture within complex and spectacularly energetic video collages. Emerging as an internationally exhibited video and installation artist after transitioning from commercial filmmaking, Brambilla is known for his technically ambitious approach to video production and editing. He has created pioneering 3-D works that push the bounds of new technologies, conflating past, present, and future in a fluid stream of consciousness. Brambilla’s films explore ideas of physical displacement and the psychological dislocation of the digital world; familiar characters are completely transformed within new contexts, becoming both beautiful and epic. 
On view every night February 6 through April 11,  from dusk to midnight, on the Museum’s front facade, Materialization/De-Materialization exemplifies Brambilla’s exquisite formalist approach; digital ripples gradually evolve out of a black field to reveal a pattern of human silhouettes in various poses. Images seamlessly expand into the space through a series of elaborate, moving rings. The result is an incandescent video wallpaper, where groupings of hundreds of characters from the Star Trek television series materialize and dissipate within a perennial loop. Never fully revealed and always on the verge of departure or arrival, these figures become trapped in a perpetual state of transition in deep space.

Bruno David Projects: Thursday, 5 March 2015

HEATHER BENNETT: Four Stories
March 5 – April 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 2015 6 to 9 pm

Four Stories is composed of what seems to be a few vignettes, each told through a series of photographs. The image structure suggests familiar narrative tropes where there are actually only symbols. Symbols which form an assumed arrangement, a situation that is easily read and fitted into our reality of images, past and present. Upon closer inspection, however, the story is full of holes. What at first seems obvious, is only hinted and does not carry through. The settings have an artificiality, the time period is hazy and inconsistent and the emotional import is unclear. Something is amiss, slightly outside of the lines. The artist employs storytelling as a tool, claiming the use of pathos, parody, dark humor, desire, all as indicators of a story that doesn’t really exist but to outline the subject, a subject traditionally positioned as an object. The revelation of the embodied female subject is achieved through a kind of denial.
Putting herself in these sexualized stereotypes, Heather Bennett questions the credulity of our simple clichés which are segregated from connection and consideration. The artist’s own image is a structural quotation of past feminist artworks while functioning as another tactic to slyly highlight the subject. She acts not as a self but as a representation of the artist which marks the critical component of the work. Her presence doesn’t quite belong, an interloper in a scene we thought we understood. The women in her photographs inhabit ordinary roles, remnants of a time, yet they faintly resist. There is an individuality warped by boundary, seeping through our myopic categorization. That familiar language fails to sum them up. In defiance of their limited place, they subtly direct the scene; wriggling under mythical constraints, veiling truth, but still asking us to believe them.

Hours: Wednesday & Saturday Noon to 5:00 pm. Also open by private appointment.

BRUNO DAVID PROJECTS
1245 South Vandeventer Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110 USA

REESEgallery: Friday, 6 February 2015


Opening Reception Friday, February 6

Reese Gallery presents

Artists Kahlil Irving & Erica Popp

Erica Popp has been working on a series of rural midwest landscapes. Inspired by the beautiful, bleak expanses that she saw on a long drive from St. Louis to Lafayette, Indiana last winter, this winter she has been immersing herself in that landscape.

Kahlil Irving makes 3D work, very different from what is usually seen. Check out a preview and read the curator's statement at the REESEgallery website.

A reception with the artists will be held on
Friday, February 6, from 6pm to 9pm. 


REESEgallery artists Erica Popp and Kahlil Irving will speak about their work in the exhibit YET UNFULFILLED. Please join us in this opportunity to meet the artists as they introduce their work and discuss their practice. Conversation, questions and light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 1 and artist talks begin at 1:30. 
REESEgallery

3410 Wisconsin St.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 6 February 2015



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Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 27 February 2015


KEN WORLEY: Denizens

Project Room
DAMON FREED: Obstacle and Void

Media Arts Room
WILLIAM MORRIS: Dog’s Dream recut

February 27 – March 21, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, February 27, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm

Bruno David Gallery is delighted to present a special exhibition of recent paintings by Ken Worley, a series of new works on paper by Damon Freed and, a new video-work by William Morris

In the Project Room, we are pleased to present Damon Freed’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery entitled Obstacle and Void. Freed writes on this new series of work “There’s something raw that I like about working on paper. The surface is readily absorbent; it holds the mark in a different way than canvas. It allows for both a delicate hand and a forceful touch, for both staining techniques and marks that are thicker and squeezed directly from the tube. In this series, you will notice that I have divided the paper formats into three sections. I have held onto the central motif of the square that I am accustomed to, yet extended the pieces above and below to create vertical formats. In most of the paintings the above and below spaces act as voids, a place to rest. Most of the painterly activity happens in the middle of the verticals, inside of the square. With this in mind, three of the key pieces in the show exhibit what I refer to as Obstacle and Void space.

Like nonobjective or nonrepresentational paintings from times past we must also be unsatisfied with what came before and envision anew. We cannot rest on the old terms used to communicate, however unlikely, with words what pictures provide today. To create a new language of forms is also to create a new language of terms used to discuss the forms. And indeed we are creating new forms. So to the evolution of positive and negative, foreground and background, figure and field, push and pull, I would like to propose the idea of Obstacle and Void. The need for a new wording has arisen out of my work.

When viewing the obstacle one must visually go around it. In definitive works it is there. It is the positive or protruding shape within the composition that one must work to understand and to spatially navigate. Upon going around the shapes one may rest in the void space of the picture. I often associate the void with relaxation of the eyes and mind. It is the part of the picture that relates strongly to the metaphysical or ethereal quality of being and seeing. It is usually the more atmospheric part of the painting. The major difference between Hans Hofmann’s idea of push and pull and my outlining of Obstacle and Void space is that the obstacle and void do not interchange. The obstacle, like a boulder in your way on a path, is static. The void is akin to the sky behind the boulder.”

In the Media Arts Room, the gallery presents a single-channel video work titled “Dog’s Dream recut” by William Morris.
The title of this work comes from an edited Super 8 film by Tony Patti, circa 1973. It repurposes Patti’s filmic experimentation, utilizing some “accidents” from the original. This footage combined with actual video from my own cardiac catheterization procedure in 2009 yields this interpretation in which aspects of memory, physiology and nostalgia coincide, simulating a lucid dream state. The narrative is a clinical description of the procedure and diagnosis accompanied by improvised solo viola, played back at half-speed.

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

BRUNO DAVID GALLERY
3721 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD
SAINT LOUIS MO 63108
314.531.3030

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Framations: Friday, 30 January 2015

Beyond the Lens IX: A Photography Exhibition

An all subject juried exhibit of photographic work
in all explorations of the medium


Jan 30 - March  12, 201
Awards & Opening Reception    Friday, Jan 30, 2015: 6-8 pm    Awards at ~7:00 pm
Juror   Bill Barrett 
Framations Custom Framing & Art Gallery
218 North Main Street
St Charles, Missouri 63301
(636)724-831

Monday, January 26, 2015

Duet: Friday, 6 March 2015

Robert Goetz and Thomas Harris
March 6 - May 2, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 2015  6pm-8pm

(We also plan to have a very loud Norwegian Death Metal concert opening night.)

Every society in every time has had its masks that suited the mood of the society, from the elegance of a Venetian Masked Ball to the occidental theatrics of the Jihadi in a balaklava to the airbrushed war paint of female makeup. People want to act out a feeling inside themselves—anger, sadness, happiness, lust via the mask. It may be a sad commentary on present-day America that horror masks are the best sellers. If you know the construction of a painting, you have a wood frame and you stretch canvas over it. So that structure is kind of important, and you can’t really go beyond that, eventually the image is a mask the structure wears and the face grows to fit it. 


Harris’s objects are boxes and Goetz’s are prints. Both sets act as masks. If you see the conventional painting frame, it’s kind of thin. But in Harris’s case, wood stretcher bars become a box to then stretch material over it and produce sound. His work here is loosely based on Halloween III’s plot to replace children with Androids which was a low rent thriller from the first frame, including a skull, a lime-green witch and an orange jack-o'-lantern. Goetz’s prints of Apes reveal the debased primate behind the human mask.  His apes exhibit the ability to imitate intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human…just not a very admirable or desirable set of humans though.

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