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.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays.
Art Saint Louis
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Friday, September 08, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 27 October 2017

To Soar, Palladium Print, 2015
Jon Kolkin
Inner Harmony...
Learning from the Buddhist Spirit

The General Opening Reception and Lecture have been rescheduled for Friday October 27, 2017. The lecture is 5-6 pm with the reception following until 8 pm.  

On display September 15 - December 30, 2017
Lecture: Dr. Kolkin will present "Living a Balanced Life: Practical Strategies for Busy People"

In 2011, Kolkin began taking the photographs which make up this exhibit. During his travel to Wenzhou, China, Kolkin was permitted to take photographs during a special ceremony in Taiping Temple, a cloistered enclave of 100 Buddhist nuns, situated in the heart of the city. Upon showing his work to the headmistress, Kolkin was given access to almost the entire complex for a full month. Though 2011 was only the beginning of this exhibit, Kokin continued to work on this project for over 5 years, while living in many countries and photographing Buddhist monastics from many traditions.

Inner Harmony... Learning from the Buddhist Spirit is exhibited as Palladium prints due to the warmth and textural environment communicated in the technique.            

Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Saint Louis University Museum of Art
314-977-6631









Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Duet: Friday, 29 September 2017

Kevin Kao (Illinois) and Tom Lang (Missouri)
September 29 - November 14, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 29, 6pm-9pm

Over a series of works Tom Lang examines the relationship between art and imitation, of concept and depiction, picture and image. The French word for white or ‘blanc’ becomes a label on a multicolored composition titled Exactly, 2017, but it is also the label on a nice white wine transliterated as a bottle of “plonk” by the insensitive Anglophone ear. The text in the works have the function of anticipating the viewer’s expectation and often refer to literary or philosophical sources. In Kevin Kao’s Buns, 2015, the parade of male bobs and female bits tells us what we already know and the hard, shiny latex like surface reflect our fascinated gaze without offering the least satisfaction to our curiosity. The object of our desire is what we get. Kao’s work hints at the Rococo, the 17th Century French style of curly cues and the bizarre exaggeration topped with sweet charm. The connection is clear in the adoption of slick jet slip finish, which offers the ideal medium for small sculptures that the Rococo raised to prominence.

Duet
3526 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103
314.478.4776


Gallery 210: Saturday, 9 September 2017

Jess T. Dugan
Every Breath We Drew

Opens at Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Saturday, September 9 with an artist talk at 4 p.m. and a reception from 5-7 p.m.

In addition to photographs from Every Breath We Drew, this exhibition includes the debut screening of a new autobiographical video, Letter to my Father. The exhibition will remain on view until October 15, 2017.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Mad Art: Friday, 1 September 2017

The Mad Art Gallery will kick off the Umali and MSA Awareness exhibit from 7-10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1. Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and local artist, Rey Umali, will showcase artwork during the month of September in hopes of raising awareness of the rare disease.

Umali is a Saint Louis artist who returned to painting after being diagnosed with MSA in September 2015. All proceeds from the sale of Umali’s artwork will be donated to Defeat MSA, an organization dedicated to raise awareness and find treatments for the disease. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to Umali’s artwork, the MSA Shoe will also make an appearance at the opening. The MSA Shoe is a tool that has traveled the world to raise awareness of MSA, increase support for MSA patients and raise vital research dollars.

paintingwithmsa.com
defeatmsa.org
madart.com

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 8 September 2017

Friday, September 8
7-9p Public reception 

Join the Kemper Art Museum for a reception celebrating the opening of the fall exhibitions.


Free parking is available in the Danforth University Center (DUC) garage after 5p. A shuttle will run between the DUC Garage and the Museum from 5:30 to 9p. Visitors may also be dropped off in the lot east of the Museum.  View a parking map and complete parking information here

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 1 September 2017



Friday 6-8 pm for the opening of the curatorial project Easy Pieces.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

CAM: Friday, 8 September 2017

September 8
7:00–9:00 pm Public Reception

CAM is pleased to present Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities; Hayv Kahraman: Acts of Reparation; Street Views with Zlatko Cosic: A Murmuration; Hedge, an architectural installation in the courtyard; and projects by Teen Museum Studies and LEAP Middle School Initiative.


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

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard

St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314.535.4660


Framations: Friday, 1 September 2017


An all media juried exhibit titled Connections features works that examine connections of types, whether they are physical, emotional, spiritual, or symbolic. With a wide range of subject matter and media, this exhibit boasts work by 24 artists from the St. Louis region. The exhibit features 58 pieces total and the gallery invites the public to visit anytime to cast their vote for People's Choice from this selection. The exhibit will be on display through October 12. On Friday, September 1, the reception will be from 6-8 pm and awards will be announced at approximately 7 pm. The Connections exhibit was juried by Jerry Thomas

Running concurrently in Gallery Two is Imagine the Colors, a group exhibit featuring recent work by artists Linda Abernathy, Sharon Bauer, Holly Ross, and Lisa Truttmann. This exhibit includes works in oil, acrylic and photography and will also be on display September 1 - October 12.

Framations
218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO. 
636.724.8313

St. Louis Artists Guild: Friday, 15 September 207


Opening Reception: September 15, 2017
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 15 to October 11, 2017
Juried Gallery Talk with What's Your GPS Artists: September 27, 2017; 7 pm
Gallery Talk and Closing Reception with Curated Gallery artists: October 11, 2017; 7 pm

The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents What's Your GPS? The GPS or Global Positioning System can instantly pinpoint your location and lead you to a destination. This national juried exhibition explores the transformative relationship between individual identity and a physical space, geographic location, or inhabitance. Exhibiting artists conceptualize how topographical characteristics evoke a sense of place through photographic prints, hand-crafted fiber art, photorealistic oil and watercolor paintings, digital collage, screenprints, glass sculptures, and installations. Juried by Laura Strand. 

What's Your GPS Artists: Deb Akin, Randall Allen, Betsy Bannan, Douglas Bloom, Bruce Boyles, Sara Slee Brown, Karen Cohen, Carla Duncan, Jonathan Fisher, Judy Gartland, Kelly Gordon, Celine Hartwig, Jennie Hible, Andrew Leicht, Jonathan Meany, Elizabeth M. Moore, Janice Schoultz Mudd, Judith Repke, Bob Rickert, Amy Firestone Rosen, John Salozzo, Marceline Saphian, Jennifer Sarti, Jim Trotter, Joyce Trotter, Russell Vanecek, Janene Whitesell, Peggy Wyman

In the Curated Gallery
Meredith Foster: Lighing Fires, Live Edge
Caroline Philippone: Jeju Island in Summer
Melissa Whiteman: Storm Gallery

12 North Jackson Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105

Friday, August 25, 2017

Webster Public Library Gallery: Friday, 8 September 2017

Small Works VII Artists' Reception
Hosted by Webster Arts
Friday, September 8 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Free reception of the juried Small Works VII exhibition at the Webster Public Library Gallery.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Gallery 210: Saturday, 26 August 2017


Gallery 210 presents Exposure 19: “Jumbled Time”
Stan Chisholm, Lizzy Martinez and Adam Turl
Saturday August 26, 2017
Panel Discussions: 4-5 pm
Artists’ reception: 5-7 pm
Exposure 19: “Jumbled Time” opens the fall exhibition season for Gallery 210. This exhibition features new work from Stan Chisholm, Lizzy Martinez and Adam Turl. The artists will participate in a panel discussion starting at 4 pm on August 26 in the Gallery 210 Auditorium. A reception for the artists immediately follows the panel from 5 to 7 pm.

Gallery 210

University of Missouri-St. Louis
44 East Drive
TCC One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
314.516.5976

Monday, August 21, 2017

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 8 September 2017

Green Door art gallery presents “Retrospective of Mary Engelbreit"
Reception will be Friday, September 8, 2017 from 5-9 pm featuring Mary Engelbreit’s original drawings and paintings and over 35 other artists.

 Exhibition will be available from September 8 to October 31, 2017. 

Also, a book signing is planned on Saturday, September 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore
Webster Groves  MO 63119 
314-402-1959

Parish Gallery: Thursday, 7 September 2017


Re:Present Buildings
Photography by Ken Konchel 
Opening Reception Thursday, September 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

Ken Konchelis captures images of buildings in an abstract, graphic way. He creates compositions that do not immediately reveal themselves as architecture. Join us for the opening reception of an exhibit of Ken's photography at the Parish Gallery, located in Trinity Church in the CWE at the corner of Euclid and Washington. 

The show runs through October 14 and can be viewed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 to 4, Friday from 8 to 12, and by appointment. Call 314-327-4200 to arrange a visit.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 2 September 2017


Alex Couwenberg: In Pono
Group Exhibition LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art
September 2 – October 7, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 6 to 9 pm

Bruno David Gallery opens its 12th season with “In Pono” a oneperson exhibition of paintings and prints by Alex Couwenberg. Painter Alex Couwenberg creates images that are inspired by the
elements from his surroundings. In Pono, is a Hawaiian term suggesting a state of harmony and
balance. Not only does this reference the two different bodies of work in the exhibition  (paintings and prints) and how they relate to one another, but also his outlook on life, family and studio practice.

Couwenberg spends part of the year working and teaching on the Big Island of Hawaii and the rest of the year in Los Angeles. “It’s all about the pursuit of balance,” he says, keeping yourself healthy both physically and mentally and constantly moving forward in your vision. The core of Couwenberg's work and process references his Los Angeles roots. It suggests an aesthetic associated with custom cars, music, surf culture, and modernist design, all aesthetically indicative of the region. Historically, his work pays a visual homage to the art-making styles connected with Los Angeles and Southern California dating back to the 1950's.  The Claremont


Bruno David and Los Angeles-based curator Andi Campognone are pleased to announce a group exhibition LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art. The exhibition, at the Clayton location, will include 24 Los Angeles-based artists. All the artists in this exhibition, react to their surrounding with their medium. From a formal use of geometry, to the experiential use of color, to figurative works, they all tell the story of Los Angeles. Shiva Aliabadi, Kelly Berg, Justin Bower, Ben Brough, Rebecca Campbell, Josh Dildine, Amir Fallah, Samantha Fields, David Flores,
Jimi Gleason, Dion Johnson, Gary Lang, David Lloyd, Stevie Love, Constance Mallinson, Andy Moses,
Ruth Pastine, Andrew Schoultz, Lisa Schulte, Anne Elizabeth Sobieski, Chris Trueman, Mark Dean Veca, Andre Yi, Victor Hugo Zayas.

Los Angeles has a range of landscapes. As such it provides roots, and inspiration from the rich history of modern American landscape painting. This geographic benefit combined with LA’s unique climate, affordable studio space and access to unusual materials, has enabled artists to work out ideas experimentally. As a result, the city has become known for fostering reinvention that progresses the established American art. Los Angeles has its own history – celebrating diversity between self-taught and academy educated artists. It boasts more equitable recognition when considering gender and ethnicity. LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art will sample works from across these divisions. This show presents a range of experience of color, light and line. Many of the artists have evolved preexisting thoughts to form a second generation of ideas -telling a
21st century story of Los Angeles through paint.


“The Wish Box Project” will be at the Bruno David Gallery on September 2nd during our opening night. In conjunction with the Pick the City UP tour, Saint Louis Story Stitchers presents “The Wish Box Project.” Story Stitchers artist-in-residence Anna Maria Tucker is the lead project artist. Story Stitchers seeks to collect data about attitudes and concerns towards public health issues in St. Louis neighborhoods. During the visit, everyone will be welcome to. fill out one of four cards: I wish... I want... I have... I need...

Public Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (And by appointment)

Bruno David Gallery
info@brunodavidgallery.com
brunodavidgallery.com
314.696.2377

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 7 September 2017

CeramATTACK II
Group Invitational
September 7th - October 14th
Opening Reception Thursday September 7th 5-8 pm
Crystal Morey, Peter Olson, Kyungmin Park, Chris Ricardo, Cheryl Ann Thomas

Duane Reed Gallery invites you to CeramATTACK II, a ceramic invitational exhibition that boasts trending innovations in contemporary ceramics. With motivations beyond pure form and function, the selected artists fuse contemporary aesthetics with a traditional art form. The clay bodies act more as canvases for further creative exploration through a multidisciplinary approach. The manifestations of this creative vision expresses itself in many ways; whether it is the photographic ceramic hybrid masterpieces of Peter Olson, or the sensual and stoic figures of Crystal Morey whose level of technical mastery is unparalleled.

Challenging the traditional and established view of ceramics, the second installment of CeramATTACK offers a collection of works that allow the viewer to explore both narrative and form in a myriad of imaginative and unconventional approaches that both provoke and inspire.

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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 25 August 2017


Return to Forever:
Kathleen Brodeur~Edson Campos
August 25, 2017-December 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday August 25, 2017, 5pm-8pm.
Parking is available in the Canisius Lot of Saint Louis University and on the surrounding streets.

Edson Campos and Kathleen Brodeur are a married couple whose artistic styles, techniques and processes seem at opposite ends of the spectrum. Campos calls himself a Romantic and his artworks seem from a time past, the symbolism  relating to contemporary life. In contrast, Brodeur paints her emotional connection to a memory. She takes photographs during her travels and uses them as references for her paintings.

Campos had always admired Kathleen's technique and the painterly texture she created with her palette knife, which contrasts his smooth, flat and polished style. Several paintings they created together are included in the exhibition.

The exhibit can be viewed Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Saint Louis University Museum of Art
314-977-6631

Brick City Makes: Saturday, 19 August 2017

Dimensions of Art and Technology is a pop-up site-specific contemporary art exhibition on August 19 from 5 to 7 pm at Brick City Makes, featuring art in conversation with or as a byproduct of technology, curated by Ilethia Sharp. Dimensions of Art and Technology will exhibit machine-made products and contemporary technology artworks including 3-Dimensional installations that use, theorize, or actualize mechanical apparatuses by artists Steve Ingraham, Marina Peng, Meghan Grubb, Evan T. Smith, Paal Williams & Marissa Dembokoski. This exhibition will draw a parallel between the aesthetics and functionality of emerging technologies, engineering, manufacturing, and the contemporary art world by juxtaposing new media art, urban spaces, and architecture.


Brick City Makes
2528 Texas Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104