Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 16 November 2018


Gallery Reception
Friday, November 16, 5 to 8   
Come a share some holiday cheer! 
We have plenty of new artwork from our resident and guest artists at affordable prices.  


Green Door art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119
314-402-1959

Monday, November 12, 2018

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 16 November 2018


ILSAA Implement: Essential Tools for Living at Hunt Gallery
Friday evening 5:30-8:00 PM



Sunday, November 11, 2018

Webster Arts: Tuesday, 13 November 2018

  • Opening Reception, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6 PM – 8 PM

  • Webster Arts
  • 483 East Lockwood
  • Suite #108
  • Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Sunday, October 07, 2018

projects+gallery: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Derrick Adams, Figure in the Urban Landscape 24, 2018. Acrylic, graphite, ink, fabric on paper collage, grip tape, and model cars on wood panel. 
Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom
October 18 – November 24, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In conjunction with For Freedoms' 50 State Initiative, projects+gallery presents three billboards located throughout Saint Louis City and County as a part of forthcoming group exhibition Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom, curated by Modou Dieng.

Featuring fourteen artists of various disciplines, the exhibit celebrates creative gestures as small yet impactful victories in the context of a dire political administration that is actively cutting funding for the arts. Together, each artist's work provides a renewed sense of optimism and the potential for dialogue, progress and change. The exhibit includes three pieces from 1965 by Kwame Brathwaite, thus bridging contemporary and past struggles.

Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom will feature Derrick Adams, Kwame Brathwaite, Bunny Burson, Jen Everett, Shabez Jamal, Rodolfo Marron III, Fabrice Monteiro, Esmaa Mohamoud, Alexis Peskine, Michele Pred, Aram Han Sifuentes, Xaviera Simmons, Hank Willis Thomas and Kennedy Yanko.

projects+gallery
4733 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 28 October 2018


Kevin Snipes
Opening Reception Thursday, October 28th 5PM to 8PM

Kevin Snipes’ artwork explores concepts of otherness by employing techniques of figurative narration and craft to form objects that cross the boundary between sculpture and painting. His work is a combination of atypical pottery forms, quirky figurative drawings and contemporary vernacular language. Kevin’s work is influenced by an array of traditional and nontraditional art forms, including street art, architecture, contemporary painting, the avid love of art history and even children’s toys and drawings. His work has an underlying sophistication, which is based in existentialist thought, creating a dynamic body of work that is both culturally transcendent and personally identifiable. Through this use of multi-faceted self referential narratives Snipes challenges the viewer to consider the concept of otherness in confrontation with the self.
           
4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis MO 63108
314.361.4100

Reese Gallery: Friday, 12 October 2018



malcom mobutu smith: heave
Reception Friday, October 12th from 6 - 9 pm 
Exhibition Run: 10/12 to 11/14

Reese Gallery is proud to present Malcolm Mobutu Smith in his solo exhibition, heave. Mobutu Smith creates jazz and graffiti inspired visual improvisations with the medium of clay. These works rest on intentionally designed pedestals with dynamic back-splashes. Integrating sculpture, function, design and painting, Mobutu Smith brings poetry to the present moment. 

Hours: 1-4 pm on Wed & Sat (during the run of an exhibition)

Please call for an appointment at 314.954.7638

 Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118 



Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 5 October 2018


Friday, October 5 6-8 PM
Gallery Talk 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Out of the Woods - Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens,
the American Society of Botanical Artists and The New York Botanical Garden's Third Triennial.

Juried by Todd A. Forrest, Joanna L. Groake, Robin A. Jess, & Barbara Macklowe

Out of the Woods is an international juried traveling exhibition of artwork by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists. All works in this exhibition depict specimen trees among the living collections of botanical gardens and arboreta around the world.

Out on a Limb
Juried by Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson and Michael Schoenewies

The theme of this exhibition is trees, inviting artists to portray one of the planet’s most important and beautiful resources. We encouraged artists to seek out trees in any season and depict whatever aspect of them they found most engaging and inspiring; whether the entire tree, a leaf, branch, fruit, flower or seed. This exhibition displays the work of 45 different artists and is hung in conjunction with Out of the Woods.

Foundry Art Centre
520 N Main Center
St Charles, MO 63301



Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Houska Gallery: Friday, 19 October 2018


Opening Reception - Jeremy Rabus: Since It Is Only The Mirror
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5 PM – 8 PM 
Exhibition runs through December 8th, with a closing reception Saturday, December 8, 1-4pm
Curated by Jessica Mannisi.
Jeremy Rabus’ paintings are composed using an intuitive process of layering and excavating. He arranges vivid hues alongside subtle tones, or rich and opaque passages with translucent glazes. These elements overlap, intertwine, and accentuate each other.
As the piece evolves, Rabus grinds into the layers with a power sander, revealing new textures, early brushstrokes, and stunning color "conversations" which tell the painting's story of its making.
Every painting orchestrates the elements of imagery- hue, contrast, space, texture, and contour into an immersive optical experience in the final piece.

Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis 63108

Philip Slein Gallery: Thursday, 18 October 2018


Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Blondie Bubba: New Paintings by Jamie Adams
Opening Reception:  Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 5 PM to 8 PM
Exhibition runs through Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Blondie Bubba is the name of Jamie Adams's new series of paintings, and also a reference to Jamie's father--both his father's youth (wavy blonde hair) and his old age (Bubba is what his grandchildren call him). Jamie effortlessly (it seems) depicts the past and present existing simultaneously. His classically rendered figures add to the effect. Likewise, his figures are frequently combinations of people, sometimes appearing androgynous as a result.

Identities merge in Jamie's art. His canvases are the screens upon which he projects dreams. It is only fitting, then, that some of his figures are film stars, and that he staged scenes from his own life in Jean Seberg's apartment in Breathless because, among other reasons, Jean Seberg bore a resemblance to his family.

In his new series of paintings, the figures do not seem to inhabit a real space, but seem posed in front of rear-screen projection. They are frequently floating, as if painted on the ceiling of a chapel or palace. In any event, his figures continue to include family, this time his father moves front and center in Jamie's dreams. As the old man nears the end of his life, his son remembers.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-361-2617

Monday, October 01, 2018

Stephens College School of Design gallery: Saturday, 6 October 2018


Dress up your fashion knowledge this fall at the Stephens College School of Design’s “Teaching from the Collections” exhibition starting Saturday, October 6, at noon at Lela Raney Wood Hall in Columbia. Featuring original pieces from fashion legends Geoffrey Beene, Bonnie Cashin, and Claire McCardell, this free exhibition will mark the first at Stephens to include an innovative, interactive phone app to accompany the curated experience. The exhibition will run through December 16.

“Teaching from the Collections” will give guests a glimpse into the 15,000-piece collection at the Costume Museum and Research Library, which serves the Stephens College community and the general public. The interactive app, which will be available for download October 6, will provide text and audio narration to guide guests through the gallery, introduce guests to some of the offerings of the School of Design’s curriculum, and offer guests a chance to test their knowledge at the end of the exhibition. Guests will also have a chance to visit a Fashion Petting Zoo to examine “okay-to-touch” pieces from the museum collection.

The designers featured in this collection represent important threads in the fabric of 20th century American fashion. Beene revolutionized ready-to-wear garments by translating high-fashion concepts into distinctive, comfortable designs. Cashin and McCardell made strides in fashion innovations with a focus on easy movement, pioneering modern sportswear.

Stephens students have been involved at every level in the curation and promotion of this exhibition, led by curator Lori Hall-Araujo. Students have helped conduct research, design marketing materials, style the exhibition space, and create the new app.


Regular hours for the gallery are 12-1 p.m. on Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, and 12-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

The gallery is located in the mezzanine at 
Lela Raney Wood Hall,
6 N. College Ave.

Columbia, MO

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 4 October 2018


Public Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 11 - 6 pm

Bruno David Gallery - Clayton
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis Missouri 63105
1-314-696-2377

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 26 October 2018


Opening Reception for Janet Fons "Point of Departure"
Friday, October 26 from 5-8 pm

With a limited palette, harmonizing hues and a play of light, landscape artist Janet Fons offers us an escape from the constraints of reality art and a means to explore the emotions nature stirs in each of us. We are encouraged to leave behind the superficiality of the material world and allow ourselves to revel in the beauty that surrounds us.

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Saturday, September 29, 2018

U City Library Gallery: Wednesday, 7 November 2018


In conjunction with Sophie Binder’s art display, the Friends of the Library will host a Reception and Artist’s Talk with her on Wednesday, November 7th, at 7 PM in the Library Auditorium.  Ms. Binder’s art work is on display November 2 – 29 during normal library hours.  The artist is also an author and her talk will center on her book, The World, Two Wheels, and a Sketchbook.  In April of 2001, Ms. Binder embarked from St. Louis on a fourteen- month journey which was the fulfillment of a long-time dream:  to circle the globe on her bicycle, sketchbooks and watercolors in her bags.  This book, which will be available for purchase and signing after her talk, is the beautiful result.  Refreshments will be served.
THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library
6701 Delmar
63130

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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Daniel Ballesteros:
St. Louis is Liquid Gold... Love One Another

Homicide Tree No. 053, 2018
16.5” x 13", Gold leaf on archival inkjet print

7 - 28 September 2018
with a talk by Mr. Ballesteros on 28 September, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Closing reception Friday, 28 September, 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!

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 28 September 2018

Alexa Hoyer: “Montaje al Aire”
Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
Hoyer will speak briefly about her work at 6:45 pm.
The show will remain open through Nov. 2, 2018.

Hunt Gallery will present an exhibition of photographic work Alexa Hoyer, whose work explores how the economic blockade against Cuba is met with innovation via storefront window displays..

Storefront window displays are designed to communicate a business’ merchandise and entice customers to shop. In the capitalist Western world, they typically reflect the unconscious dreams and desires of consumerism. In Havana, Cuba, they tell a very different story due to the scarcity of goods and materials imposed by the blockade. In spite of these challenges and shortages, window decorators are able to problem solve and innovate, creating imaginative window displays in the city of La Habana. Struck by the enigmatic and out-of-time beauty of these displays, Hoyer returned to La Habana over a two-year period to research, explore and develop a photo series.

“Montaje al Aire” (Air Mounting) is a technique of window dressing unique to Cuba, which suspends goods and materials from the ceilings using fishing line, wire or string. It was created out of necessity due to the lack of mannequins and pedestals.

Despite the beauty and invention of the work, pedestrians often walk by without noticing. The windows disappear into the fabric and bustle of the city. The photographs make these window displays visible. By re-contextualizing the windows with new perspective, Hoyer brings their sculptural and surreal quality to the forefront and invites viewers to see beyond the glass to a deeper place of imagination. The photographs draw attention to formal aspects of line, shape and volume, while re-framing the work as ready-made art. They also give voice to the people who originally dreamed up these works.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sheldon Galleries: Friday, 5 October 2018


The Immigrants: Works by Master Photographers
October 5, 2018 - January 12, 2019 Gallery of Photography

Organized by the Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, the exhibit focuses on the immigrant experience as told through the photographs of major icons from the history of photography such as Lewis Hine, Alfred Stieglitz, Margaret Bourke White, Dorothea Lange and Tseng Kwong Chi, that depict the hardship and sacrifice, pride and achievement of immigrants around the world. The exhibition is made possible in part by Capes Sokol, Karen and Dr. Lawrence Kotner, and Barbara and Arthur McDonnell.
Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11 a.m., Admission free. Reservations suggested. Contact Paula Lincoln at 314-533-9900 x37 or plincoln@TheSheldon.org.

Re/Constructing Identity: Zlatko Ćosić, José Guadalupe Garza and Miriam Ruiz, Priya Kambli, and Rachel Youn
October 5, 2018 - January 26, 2019
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists Zlatko Ćosić, José Guadalupe Garza and Miriam Ruiz, Priya Kambli and Rachel Youn investigate their cultural roots and experiences as immigrants, refugees or as first-generation citizens of the United States. Using photography, video and sculpture, they tell stories of exploration, loss, exile, fragmentation and reconstruction. T
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, October 30 at 6 p.m. Zlatko Ćosić, José Guadalupe Garza, Miriam Ruiz, Priya Kambli and Rachel Youn will speak about their work and experiences. Admission free. Reservations suggested. Contact Paula Lincoln at 314-533-9900 x37 or plincoln@TheSheldon.org.
St. Louis, A Musical Gateway: The Balkans, India and Mexico
October 5, 2018 - April 13, 2019 Gallery of Music
The first in a series that celebrates St. Louis’ immigrant communities, this exhibit features rare and beautiful instruments drawn from The Sheldon’s Hartenberger World Music Collection from India, Mexico and the Balkan region. Highlights include a 3,000-year-old Olmec whistle and an ornate “Bajo Quinto” from Mexico, a 19th-century Croatian “Berda” tamburitza, an ancient Greek terra cotta “siren” whistle and a 12th-century Hindu “Vamavarta” conch from India. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Aurelia Hartenberger.
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, December 4 at 6 p.m. Curator Dr. Aurelia Hartenberger speaks on the exhibition. Admission free. Reservations suggested. Contact Paula Lincoln at 314-533-9900 x37 or plincoln@TheSheldon.org.

Immigrants in St. Louis and Their Impact on the City by Students of Forsyth School
October 5, 2018 - February 2, 2019 AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art
Through photography, students of Forsyth School in Clayton investigated St. Louis’ neighborhoods to discover the rich and vital contributions of its immigrant communities. In the classroom, students studied and explored the idea of what it means to be a community and what makes a community thrive and be successful.

Growing Up: International Vertical Gardens
October 5, 2018 - January 19, 2019 Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
International vertical gardens are featured in this exhibit of photographs, models, plans and material samples from projects by international master designers and architecture firms Ateliers Jean Nouvel , Biotecture, Patrick Blan, Stefano Boeri Architetti, Emilo Llobat, Growing Green, Inc., Kengo Kuma Associates, Sage Green Life and others.

Martin Brief: A Brief History of Time
October 5, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
This exhibition of drawings by the time and process-based artist Martin Brief shows works from three series - A Brief History of Time, ArtForum and Dictionary. Born and raised in Chicago, Martin Brief is an artist whose recent work - long-term, absurd, drawing based tasks - interrogates aspects of our complex social and political fabric. 

3648 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63108
314.533.9900
THESHELDON.ORG

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Macklind Appliance: Saturday, 29 September 2018


Lifetime Warranty at Macklind Appliance

Viewing Hours: This Wednesday (9/26) 5 to 8pm and by appointment

Closing Reception and conversation with the artists
Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 am to 1 pm

Featured artists: Wyndi DeSouza, Emily Elhoffer, Peter Pranschke Margeaux Walter and Brian Zimmerman.

Preview exhibition on Instagram @macklind_appliance

5832 Mackind
STL MO

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Airshell, 2018, ceramic,19.75" x 17.75" x 18.5"
October 18th - December 1st
Opening Reception Thursday, October 18th 5-8 p.m.

Harumi Nakashima creates free-form ceramic sculptures that feature organic, yet psychedelic characteristics. Nakashima, mostly known for beautifully structured, odd geometric shapes embellished with iconic polka dots, works with a level of intricacy that demonstrates the artist’s attention to detail. The sculptor often evokes the Sodeisha art movement, a 1940s reactionary effort against the dominion of Japan’s popular folk-craft styles (especially the traditional, functional aspects of Japanese pottery) and ceramics created for the purpose of tea ceremonies. Sodeisha, known for its modern take on traditional Japanese aesthetics, was disbanded in 1998. However, artists like Nakashima have thrived tremendously by incorporating Sodeisha references into their current pieces. A contemporary aesthetic and subtle, refined references to traditional Japanese pottery allow the works to be perceived aesthetically rather than functionally.

Aya Mori follows in the footsteps of her mentor and teacher Harumi Nakashima.

DUANE REED GALLERY
4729 McPHERSON AVE.
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
P. 314.361.4100
F. 314.361.4102

Friday, September 21, 2018

Kirkwood Public Library Gallery: Sunday, 4 November 2018


Kirkwood Human Rights Commission And Kirkwood Public Library 2018 Middle School Art Exhibit
This art exhibit is open to all middle school students in public, private, religious schools, and home schooled, located within the City limits of Kirkwood R7 School District: grades 6, 7 and 8.
The exhibit will be displayed Saturday, November 3, 2018 through Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening reception will be Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 1 to 5 pm  Light refreshments will be served between 1 and 3 pm
Kirkwood Public Library
140 East Jefferson
Kirkwood, MO

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects: Saturday, 22 September 2018

Freedom: The American Hustle
Opening reception Saturday, Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m.

The exhibit takes its title, and much of its inspiration, from seminal films from the 1970’s Blaxploitation genre: Sweet, Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971), Superfly (1972), and The Mack (1973). Two of these films will be screened on the Webster Groves campus as part of the Webster Film Series the weekend of Sept. 8-9.

Freedom: The American Hustle is a multi-media exhibit by St. Louis artists John K. Blair and Vaughn Davis Jr. It features video, installation, paintings, textiles and photographic collage while exploring the challenging and demeaning characterization of black America in the post-Civil Rights 20th century. Blair and Davis give fullness to characters whose previous development were limited by context or conflict.

It is from these realities that Blair and Davis began to explore the voices of those who had been left behind. Where was their American Dream? For many of these, whose conflict is partially captured in the Blaxploitation films, they were left with few options beyond what the title of this exhibit articulates: hustling. We see a parallel in speaking more deeply of the complexity of such stereotypes, evoking Childish Gambino’s “This is America,” where a choir sings “get your money, black man,” and Glover appears with a weapon, simultaneously representing the stereotype and annihilating it.

There’s a story here; there are people here with their own disappointments and the things they are fighting for, stepping into this survival while despising their only options for accessing resources.

America in 2018 is the perfect cultural time to consider these voices. Blair and Davis do just that, through video, installation, paintings, textiles and photographic collage, walking straight and unflinchingly into the full potential psychology of these characters.

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects 
Webster University Gateway campus
812 Olive Street
downtown St. Louis

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 4 October 2018

RALPH NAGEL: Being There
October 4 – November 17, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4. 5-7 pm

Bruno David Gallery continues its 13th season with a solo exhibition by Ralph Nagel. The exhibition Being There will feature an overview of his 15 years of practice and travels from around the world.

A follower of the nineteenth century Barbizon School, Hudson River School, the Impressionists and an en plein air advocate, Ralph Nagel is interested in creating works that balance between spontaneity and control. An admirer of the nineteenth forerunners Claude Monet, Camille Pissaro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, John Constable and Théodore Rousseau, he is an avid “en plein air” artist who reasons that to seize the closeness and likeness of an outside setting at a specific moment one must be outside to do so. Nagel says, “Truly seeing the subject of my art only takes place once the painting begins. It's about that day, that moment. I would be lost if I knew the end when I begin. And as in life, painting is about having the courage to take risks towards an outcome that is unknown.”

The exhibition will also feature a short documentary screening in the New Media Room (4 min.) of an interview with Ralph Nagel by Dominic Dezzutti. The documentary originally aired in 2012 and was produced by the Denver Public Television station.

Public Hours: Monday through Friday 11:00 – 6:00 pm and open by appointment

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105
314.696.2377

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 22 September 2018

OPENING RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 22 @ASL
   

Featuring works by 34 area artists
Juried by artists Mary Borgman & Brigham Dimick
September 22-October 25, 2018

Free reception Saturday, September 22, 5-7 pm

Ainura Ashirova, St. Charles, MO; Mike Bannes, Kirkwood, MO; Rick Battram, Glencoe, MO; Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO; Madeline Aubree Brenner, St. Louis;
Jim Burwinkel, St. Louis; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; Garrett Clough, St. Louis;
Miguel de Aguero, Sullivan, MO; Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO; Alison Erazmus, St. Louis; Tracey Farmer-Luster, Fairview Heights, IL; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis; Patricia Kerns, Hannibal, MO; Connie LaFlam, St. Louis; Laura Lebeda, Ballwin, MO; Gena Loseto, St. Louis; Richard McAfee, Clayton, MO; Emily Mueller, University City, MO; Angie Myers, Dardenne Prairie, MO; Larry Page, Ballwin, MO; Song Park, St. Louis; Roxanne Phillips, Richmond Heights, MO; Sharron Pollack, Clayton, MO; Rachel Reinhard, St. Louis; Mary Robbins, Cape Girardeau, MO; Deanne Row, St. Charles, MO; Michael Rudolf, St. Louis; Scott Schlapkohl, Godfrey, IL; Russell Vanecek, St. Louis; Rebecca Webb, St. Ann, MO; Rosalie Wheeler, St. Peters, MO; James Wilson, Farmington, MO.


GALLERY & COFFEE BAR HOURS: Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm, Saturday 9 am-3 pm. Closed. Sundays & major holidays.

Art Saint Louis Gallery &Catalyst Coffee Bar
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
314/241-481
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Bonsack Gallery: Thursday, 11 October 2018

In her solo exhibition titled "If a 🌳 falls..." American conceptual artist Susan Scafati explores existence and perception in the age of smartphones, inviting us to think about how representation of one’s self and one’s world is expressed within our visual, virtual culture today. The core of the exhibit features pigment prints  titled t e x t s c a p e, inspired by the smartphone speech bubble as an everyday icon that comprises our psychological landscape and influences human behavior. Scafati repeatedly layers hand-drawn, hand-cut and projected textboxes made using sunprint, photogram and digital processes, creating multiple form and color iterations and enlarging them beyond smartphone size to up to several feet. Site-specific acrylic installations of the same textbox motif present filtered worlds in flux; their transparent, opaque and mirrored surfaces reference lighting gels, camera filters and stage productions.

Scafati will also show Tablet-sized silver gelatin and pigment prints that intentionally work against smartphone camera defaults. Reclaiming free-form creativity and play, Scafati shoots these artworks while manually obscuring the lens with handheld filters and other (non- Photoshop) interventions. These works depart from the textbox icon characterizing the t e x t s c a p e  artworks, exploring the relationship between digital filters and human perception. All works are titled in emojis.

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

The Bonsack Gallery
John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63124
314-993-4040 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Macklind Appliance: Friday, 14 September 2018


Brian Zimmerman, aquatint etching



Macklind Appliance is excited to announce its next exhibition - Lifetime Warranty -
featuring Wyndi DeSouza, Emily Elhoffer, Peter Pranschke, Margeaux Walter, and Brian Zimmerman.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 6-9 pm
Closing Reception & Artist Talks: Saturday, September 29, 11 am-1 pm

Macklind Appliance presents pop-up group exhibitions, thematically co-curated by Jenna Bauer and Jessica Mannisi: 5 works by 5 artists in an intimate studio gallery setting, each addressing a single word or idea. Built in 1929, the building’s original tenant was an awning company, then a delicatessen, and eventually an appliance shop. By the 1980s, the building was owned by artist-educator Rob Sadler, who offered art classes for adults. To this day, the building has been under the care of artist-educators.  
Gallery hours by appointment, with special open hours to be announced.

Macklind Appliance 
5832 Macklind Avenue
St Louis, MO  63109

Sunday, September 09, 2018

The Ethical Society of St Louis: Sunday, 23 September 2018



Sharp Shooters Retrospective


What happens when a group of women artists get together to discuss their photography and critique new work? The Sharp Shooters happen !

This group of dynamic women - Nancy Bridges, Anna Harris, Jo McCredie, Marion Noll, Marianne Pepper, Erica Popp, Joan Proffer, Naomi Runtz, Valerie Snyder, Barbie Steps, Kay Wood and Barbara Zucker - comprise a contemporary salon, an assemblage of talented artists, who have been meeting and exhibiting their work together in the St Louis area since 2009.

The Sharp Shooters are excited to display their favorite pieces of diverse work from the past years, pulled from their years of many shows at local art galleries and universities.

The exhibit will open on Friday, September 21, and run through Sunday, Nov 5th, in the front lobby of the Ethical Society of St Louis. A reception will be held on Sunday, September 23, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

Open from 9 AM to 3 PM on Monday through Friday, and 9 AM to 1:30 PM on Sunday.

The Ethical Society of St Louis

9001 Clayton Road
St Louis, MO

Friday, September 07, 2018

Webster Arts: Thursday, 13 September 2018


Thursday, September 13 at 6 PM – 8 PM

"Green" is an all-media exhibit of environment, envy, color from local, regional, and national artists. Join us for a free exhibit reception at the Webster Arts Center, 483 E Lockwood in Webster Groves. Appetizers, desserts, libations, art! More information and directions at http://www.webster-arts.org

Webster Arts
483 East Lockwood
Suite #108
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 7 September 2017


Seeing Red
Opening tonight 9/7/18
Artist Talk with Lizzy Martinez in 2nd Floor Presentation Room at 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
 Exhibition runs 9/7 to 12/30, 2018

Work exploring the mysteries and metaphors of the woods and the classic fairytale of Little Red Riding hood but also examining gun violence and gender expectations.  This exhibition is created through the curation of the Teen Museum Studies program and with consultation of the Volunteer Lawyer and Accountants for the Arts.  There is a forthcoming book being released in limited edition to compliment the exhibition and Martinez's first showing at the Contemporary.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Jacoby Art Center: Friday, 14 September 2018

Halleloujah!
A visual exploration of places of worship in St. Louis and the metro area

Opening – Friday September 14th 5 – 8 pm
 Sept. 14 – Oct 21

The idea for this show began with our love of photographing churches. Photographers LOVE churches! And we are fortunate to live in a city which is known as the Rome of the West. Founded by French Catholics and named after a thirteenth-century king who was later canonized, St. Louis’ churches are among its most beautiful landmarks - they tell the stories of its citizens and their appreciation for art and incredible architecture.  Once we began discussing the topic of community and religion however, we knew we wanted to include as many different faiths as possible. All these different congregations and religions share a sense of hope, caring and assistance for others in the community. These different places of worship are visually beautiful and filled with history. So as photographers, we happily set about exploring our city and metro area. We quickly realized what a HUGE project this was, so only a few locations were selected for each photographer. We were warmly welcomed at every place we photographed, and special thanks to the people who took time from their day to allow us access into these sacred spaces. Information is also provided next to a few photos to tell a bit of history, and the role these congregations play in the community. We hope you enjoy this small slice of a very huge part of our metro area.  And we hope you find the things in common that bind us all together.

Jacoby Art Center
627 E. Broadway
Alton IL

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 21 September 2018

Artful Messages
Sept. 5 through Oct. 31
Gallery reception- Sept. 21, 5 to 8pm.
Mary Engelbreit book signing- Sept. 22, 1 to 3pm

Inspired by the insightful messages of Mary Engelbreit which includes all of the gallery artists.  

Green Door art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.  

21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119
314-402-1959

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Art at the Station: Thursday, 4 October 2018


The winners of the 2018 Arts Commission Photo Competition will be announced at an awards reception for the contestants and their families on Friday night, September 28, at the Kirkwood Train Station.

The winning photos will be on display at the Train Station throughout October, and an opening reception for the public will be held Thursday, October 4, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at the Station

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 7 September 2018


Friday, September 7 Public Reception 7:00–9:00 pm

Join us for the opening of CAM’s fall exhibitions featuring Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979–1980, an intimate study of Jean-Michel Basquiat's early artistic life; Sanford Biggers's BAM series, which memorializes black victims of gun violence in America; SUPERFLEX: European Union Mayotte, the US premiere of a video installation that explores human migration; William Downs: Sometimes it hurts, a site-specific drawing on CAM's Project Wall; and Jennifer West: Emoji Piss Film, a deconstruction of the language of emoji projected on the museum's facade.

In the Education Galleries, the Teen Museum Studies class of 2018 presents Lizzy Martinez: Seeing Red, a multimedia subversion of Little Red Riding Hood; and Northwest Academy of Law high school students showcase Pop art-inspired sculptures created through ArtReach.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314.535.4660
http://camstl.org

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

projects+gallery: Thursday, 13 September 2018

Dee Dee Ngozi, 55, Atlanta, GA, 2016

To Survive on This Shore
Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults
Reception Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5-8 p.m.

In the ‘60s they called me a sissy. In the ‘70s they called me a faggot. In the ‘80s I was a queen. In the ‘90s I was transge nder. In the 2000s I was a woman, and now I’m just Grace. – Grace, 56, Boston, MA

To Survive on This Shore is a new photographic exhibition on view from September 6, 2018 through October 10, 2018. This interdisciplinary project is a collaboration between Jess T. Dugan,  photographer, and Vanessa Fabbre, social worker and assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis, whose research focuses on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and aging.

For over five years, Dugan and Fabbre traveled throughout the United States seeking subjects whose experiences exist within the complex intersections of gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic class, and geographic location. They traveled from coast to coast, to big cities and small towns, documenting the life stories of this important but largely underrepresented group of older adults. The featured individuals have a wide variety of life narratives spanning the last ninety years, offering an important historical record of transgender experience and activism in the United States. The exhibition will include twelve 30 x 40 in. and ten 18 x 24 in. photographs, each paired with texts illuminating the life narratives of those photographed. The hardcover book (Kehrer Verlag, August 28, 2018) contains 65 portraits and texts as well as an interview with Dugan and Fabbre conducted by Karen Irvine, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL. The official book release will take place at the opening reception of the exhibition on September 13 from 6-9 p.m.

While Dugan’s earlier work focused on issues of identity, gender, and sexuality – and often on LGBTQ communities specifically – this is her first body of work that focuses on older adults, a result of her collaboration with Fabbre. Dugan’s portraits are open, emotive, and nuanced, utilizing direct eye contact to facilitate a meaningful exchange between subject and viewer. For the accompanying texts, Fabbre provides selections of full-length interviews to enhance the viewer’s connection to each subject’s story. The resulting book and exhibition provide a nuanced view into the struggles and joys of growing older as a transgender person and offer a poignant reflection on what it means to live authentically despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

projects+gallery
4733 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis, MO

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 31 August 2018

Drawing by Steve Femmer
Opening reception Friday, August 31, 6-9 pm.
The exhibit will continue through October 11.

For "Thresholds", Framations Art Gallery asked artists to explore the thresholds we encounter in life, whether they are physical, emotional, or other measurable forms. The theme is described in paintings, photographs, and mixed media works.

Juror, Ron Fondaw

On display during this same time period will be "Black and White: the Art of Steve Femmer". This solo exhibit will feature works created by Femmer over the course of 40 year, focusing on those in black and white and shades of grey. These include pencil, charcoal and pen, along with scratchboard drawings and photographs. Femmers subject matter encompasses reality, surrealism, and abstract designs.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
636.724.8313

Monday, August 27, 2018

Millstone Gallery: Friday, 14 September 2018


Opening Reception for Figures, Fables & Fiction
September 14, 2018, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
SEP 7–NOV 4, 2018

A selection of the skillful figurative work currently produced in the St. Louis region, including works from Nicole Cooper, John Hunn, David Ottinger and Victor Wang. Guest curated by Nancy Newman Rice.

COCA
Millstone Gallery
524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130
Direct 314 561 4878