Thursday, January 16, 2020

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects: Friday, 21 February 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020 6 – 9 PM

Back to Our Roots is a diverse and inclusive exhibition of Webster University student work that aims to address a reconciliation with the past. Where we come from and what we've experienced shapes us into who we are, for better and for worse. Our past also shapes our unique perspectives and view of the world.

Our goals for the show includes creating the opportunity for Webster students to experience the process of submitting proposals and exhibiting their work in a professional capacity, as well as facilitating interaction and collaboration between Webster University departments.

  • Arcade Contemporary Art Projects
    Webster University Gateway Campus
    812 Olive Street
    St. Louis, Missouri 63101

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects: Friday, 17 January 2020

Friday, Jan. 17 from 6-8 pm
Opening reception of "Grant Hargate: Ink Drawings from Other Places"
Hargate, in his bones, is an artist of subtleties and forms. He has produced a comprehensive collection of works on paper from residencies and travels in Canada, the US and Italy, creating a vocabulary of mark making and moves.
Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Annex Gallery

on the Gateway campus in Downtown St. Louis
812 Olive Street

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Last Hotel: Friday, 7 February 2020

Friday, February 7th, 6 to 8pm, the opening reception of the new art exhibit at the Last Hotel,

Jenna Bauer, Anne Molasky, Megan Reike and Manuela Bartelsmeyer are showing work in this group exhibition organized by Jennifer Goley. Selected artists from the Duane Reed Gallery will be exhibiting work on the ground floor.  Join us in celebrating all of this art!  There will be appetizers and a jazz quintet playing in the very cool & comfy lobby/lounge from 6:30 to 9 pm.

Last Hotel
1501 Washington Avenue
tenth floor

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 17 January 2020

Reflection, Little Femme Osage Creek, Dennis McCarthy, First Place, Beyond the Lens XIII (2019) 

Framations Art Gallery invites the public to visit and immerse themselves in photography. For 6 weeks, their 14th annual juried photography exhibition will feature 88 works by 41 artists from the St. Louis area. This exhibit, title Beyond the Lens XIV, will begin with an Opening Reception January 17 from 6-8pm.

Popular among both artists and visitors to the gallery, Beyond the Lens is the only exhibit that is held on an annual basis at the gallery. According to the owner, Sarah Merideth, "Beyond the Lens was the first juried exhibit we held at the gallery, only a few short months after we opened in 2006. We knew from the great response that we would want to produce the exhibit annually. All year long, we are asked when the annual photo show will be." The exhibit will continue through February 27, 2020. During the full length of the exhibit, visitors will be able to vote for People's Choice, which will be announced at the end of the exhibit.

The opening reception on January 17 is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and the artists will be present to speak with visitors.

Framations is open Tuesday - Saturday 10-6 and Sundays 12-5.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Saturday, 15 February 2020

Mark Dion: Follies
Opening on Saturday, February 15, 11 am – 1:30 pm with artist remarks at 11:30 am.
Artist lecture at Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium on Friday, February 14 at Noon.

Mark Dion has fashioned a world-wide reputation as an innovative sculptor and installation artist whose points of departure include the intersections of the historical and the contemporary, as well as the man-made and natural worlds. Mark Dion: Follies is the most comprehensive look at the artist’s architectural works from the 1990s to the present; sheds or shacks filled with the tools of the trade for scientists, botanists and naturalists who live in, study and collect natural specimens. Laumeier will present selections from the original exhibition. Visitors will experience sculptural installations such as Hunting Blind (The Glutton) and Hunting Blind (The Dandy Rococo), Dion’s elaborate takes on the outdoor protective structures used by hunters, as well as The Memory Box, a shed filled with dozens of keepsake objects stored in individual containers that suggest the ways that inanimate objects are associated with treasured memories. Approximately one dozen drawings, prints and photographs will round out the presentation

12580 Rott Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63127

Duane Reed: Friday, 21 February 2020

Ken Worley
"My strength is to render what I see. In my artistic vision, I focus not on objects, but upon reflected light, seeing everything, including myself, as a mirror. I paint using vertical lines creating layers of interwoven color, depicting light’s subtlety. Using photography to capture the subject matter for my artwork, I paint a space where the viewer can feel both attached and detached, a sort of emotional and psychological tug-of-war, subtly documenting our trace."

Lesley Richmond
"I approach making with a childlike spirit of experimentation and exploration. My work stems from a love of the wood red ceramic surface, particularly how it evokes many beautiful natural phenomena. Like imagining the way wind gathers and deposits leaves on a landscape according to changes in topography, I anticipate the manner in which ash will collect differently on the convex and concave surfaces of my gestural forms. These functional pots are developed as a place for this surface to exist and to be enjoyed as a part of our daily life."

Matt Mitros

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis MO 63108

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 18 January 2020

Heaven and Earth
exhibit opens Saturday night
at Art Saint Louis
Free reception January 18, 5-7 pm

"Heaven and Earth" is an all media juried visual art exhibition that will feature artworks inspired by or about heaven and earth, heavenly bodies & visions, the skies, the land, limbo, paradise, purgatory, hell, and more.

For this juried exhibit, 247 artworks in all media were submitted by 104 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by Jurors David Brinker and Sun Smith-Foret from which they selected 61 artworks by 59 artists from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky for the final exhibition. Featured are ceramics, collage, drawing, handmade paper, metal, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography, printmaking, pyrography, sculpture, textiles, and more. 

We are very honored to have the opportunity to work with David Brinker and Sun Smith-Foret as our Jurors for the "Heaven and Earth" exhibition.

Jurors: David Brinker is Director, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Saint Louis University. Sun Smith-Foret is an Illinois-based artist, educator, curator, and retired private practice psychotherapist. 

Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL; Adrian Aquilino, Richmond Heights, MO; Carolyn Bailey, Macomb, IL; Jill Beyder, St. Louis; Sophie Binder, St. Louis; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Jim Burwinkel, St. Louis; Ann Croghan, St. Peters, MO; Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO; Emily Denlinger, Cape Girardeau, MO; Elizabeth Desrosiers, Chesterfield, MO; Evin Dubois, Paducah, KY; John Dyess, Eureka, MO; Dina Fachin, St. Louis; Cookie Ferratier, Springfield, IL; Nina Figgs, Manchester, MO; Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis; Carol A. Fleming, St. Louis; Janet Fons, St. Peters, MO; Benjamin Franklin, St. Louis; Gaye Gambell-Peterson, St. Charles, MO; Carrie Gibbs, Mt. Vernon, IL; Peter Gifford, St. Louis;
Beth Goyer, Des Peres, MO; Beata Grant, University City, MO; Thomas Guetersloh, Murphysboro IL; John Hardecke, Washington, MO; Steve Hartman, Edwardsville, IL; Vicki Hefty, Wildwood, MO; W. (Joe) Hudson, Peoria, IL; Tom Karges, Rock Hill, MO; Netra Bahadur Khattri, St. Louis, MO; Connie LaFlam, St. Louis, MO; Gary Lang, Kirkwood, MO; Jonathan Levy, Maryland Heights, MO; Jean Lopez, St. Louis, MO; Lara Mann, Champaign, IL; Barbara Marshall, Chesterfield, MO; Brian Mitchell, Ballwin, MO; Fatemeh Nichols, Eureka, MO; Kathy Ohlsen, St. Charles, MO; Mandy Pedigo, St. Louis; Sharron Pollack, St. Louis; Joyelle Proot, St. Louis; Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO; Tony Rio, Normal, IL; Marilyn Robinson, St. Louis; Janice Rockwell, Macomb, IL; Anne Burgess Rowe, St. Louis; Michelle Sass, St. Louis; Annie Scheumbauer, St. Louis; Leslie Song, St. Louis; Susan Sontag, St. Louis; Steve Springmeyer, St. Louis; Kentrell Strong, St. Peters, MO; Samantha Sulkowski, St. Louis; Kim Swick, O'Fallon, MO; Nikolaos Trikalinos, St. Louis; Marjorie Williamson, St. Louis.

Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays & major holidays.

Art Saint Louis Gallery & 
Catalyst Coffee Bar
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Pulitzer Arts Foundation: Friday, 13 March 2020

Terry Adkins, Nenuphar, 1998. Brass and copper, 30×69×9"

Terry Adkins: Resounding
Opening reception Friday, March 13 from 6-9 pm.
There will be a curatorial tour on Saturday, March 14 at 1 pm.
On view at the Pulitzer March 13–August 2, 2020.

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation will present Terry Adkins: Resounding, a career-spanning exhibition that will survey the trajectory of this artist’s expansive, improvisational practice, from rarely-shown early sculptures and works on paper to his acclaimed “recitals”—installations of related artworks with which Adkins (1953–2014) explored the legacy of unsung but significant historic figures and

The exhibition will also include a robust selection of items that Adkins collected—books, records, musical instruments, and other objects from a diversity of artistic traditions that highlight the breadth of Adkins’s literary, musical, and visual influences and provide additional insight into his work.

Terry Adkins: Resounding has been organized by the Pulitzer and is curated by Associate Curator
Stephanie Weissberg.

Located in the Grand Center Arts District of St. Louis, Missouri, the museum is open Thursday through Sunday between 10 am–5 pm, with evening hours until 8 pm on Friday. Admission to the museum is always free.

3716 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 17 January 2020

Expressions of Pure Joy
January 4 – February 29, 2020
Opening reception: Friday, January 17, 2020 from 5-8 p.m.

Green Door art gallery is proud to present “Expressions of Pure Joy”, an exhibit of artwork by participants in the Artist In You program at St. Louis Arc.

These works of art will be on display and available for sale from January 4 – February 29, 2020.

Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves
in the historical Heritage Building
(314) 202-4071

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Bruno David Gallery: Satuerday, 18 January 2020

LESLIE LASKEY: Amaryllis Land
RYAN ECKERT: This is Romance
DAMON FREED: Structure and Void
ANDREA STANISLAV New Media Room: Blow Away
KELLEY JOHNSON Window on Forsyth: Sculpture

Opening Reception Saturday, January 18. 6-8 pm
January 18 – February 22, 2020

Leslie Laskey’s latest series Amaryllis Land is an experimentation of form, color, and medium that seeks to discover how the same object can make many individual statements. The flowers he draws, and paints are not just that; Leslie compares the movement of the petals to dancers on a stage, a stage he crafts through geometric shapes carefully laid out in naturalistic shades of oil paint. Some paintings feature a single flower, large and central, paying close attention to the beauty of the individual form, while his larger collages make use of ripped paper layered together to mimic the formation of petals. The arrangement of each element works together to create a story or a feeling that the flowers are talking amongst themselves within their frames.

This work began several years ago in Leslie’s own garden when he became intrigued with the fallen Amaryllis flowers and the marks they left on the ground. Using the flower itself as a mark-making tool he applies the color and organic material directly to his canvas or paper, creating surfaces that are both natural and full of motion while simultaneously controlled and contemplative. The soft pink and red shades left by the crushed petals direct Leslie’s color palette; muted blues and greens are punctuated by bright reds as he builds different visual environments and relationships within each piece.

With an expansive background in design, Leslie will often start his process by identifying a problem to solve or question to answer. In this series he asks, “How many ways can I describe the things I love?” He does so by not only gracefully depicting the Amaryllis, but also by exploring the larger context in which these forms relate to the world surrounding him.

(The name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral Eclogues, (from the Greek ἀμαρύσσω (amarysso), meaning "to sparkle") and from "Amarella" for the bitterness of the bulb.)

Structure and Void isexhibition by Missouri-based artist Damon Freed. “There are two things I know about in this world, and this is the need for structure and void. The world needs structure currently. With so much tumultuous activity politically we need structure. So, I have provided it within these works. But also, void space. The resilience of space. The epic spaces in between lush with color, weeping colors. Without structure one cannot perceive the void.
It begins with structure and ends in voids, my paintings do. A void. A softened space. Yet, a gesture lingers for miles. A simple gesture of the brush. For miles and miles within it might resonate. My gesture… a simple gesture. And it is present in these works.

So, all in all, these paintings are about color, structure, void, and gesture. Their vibe is subtle to me, yet strict in its design. Most of the paintings begin guided by an inner inspiration that comes to me, a visualization of form. From there, I begin to write it down. I sometimes work on a blank sheet of paper but at other times on graph paper. I like the grid, it pleases me. Structure is necessary when building my paintings. When graphing the visuals. I have inspirations mostly in color. It is always about depicting the inspiration as closely as I can!

You see, in this way it is not me, not my hand guiding what comes to mind, only my will drawing it out. So, yes, it is me. But something else is part of the process, something unknown. And I think this spirit is where it’s at. That part, the spirit of the work is what it’s all about, to me. A softened tone at most times, in recent days.”

This Is Romance isan exhibition of new works on paper by Ryan Eckert. Ryan Eckert’s paintings explore the relationship between self and his surroundings. Flowers are reoccurring motifs in his work that become figurative with a sense of longing and searching. His paintings display a range of physical beauty that Ryan compares to the impulsive beauty of life’s temptations as well as its overwhelming joys. Each painting is on an individual journey that spans different stages of life, from birth to death and finally ascension. Ryan Eckert’s work is a journal where every page is left open, describing a personal life of faith and spirit, which, though tainted by his own inner desires and ambitions, culminates in a warm, peaceful acceptance of salvation.

Imagination and intuition are at the forefront of Ryan’s paintings. Imagery is not planned through preliminary sketches or concrete ideas; rather, each work begins simply with the foundation of a basic color palette, though that rarely carries through to the finished piece. Ryan Eckert’s use of vibrant colors, patterns, and electric brushwork leave a visual history within the piece. The paintings evolve moment-by-moment and are ultimately a reactive process that leaves the result to chance. Each unexpected, accidental, and uncontrollable imperfection of the painting is fully exposed. The paint feels visceral. Although the process leaves tangible traces, the genesis of many nuances remains both mysterious and ambiguous.

Blow Away (2008) is a video work by Andréa Stanislav, in the New Media Room. Highlighting Stanislav’s sustained work in mirrored sculpture, the film shows a dramatic explosion of mirrored obelisks on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. This film also provides valuable context for the artist’s long-standing engagement with natural history. For a moment the obelisks line in harmony with the horizon line before they are obliterated into Hollywood fantasy, dialing into the present: the decline of the American Empire, complicit in its history of manifest destiny with the resulting disruption of nature.

A sculpture by Kelley Johnson is on view live in the gallery’s vitrine space Window on Forsyth

Public Hours Tuesday - Friday 11 - 6 pm, Saturday 11 - 5 pm and open by appointment. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63105 (free parking)

CAM: Friday, 17 January 2020

Liz Johnson Artur, Untitled, 1996–2012. Chromogenic photograph, 20 x 24"

Spring Exhibitions Opening Fri, Jan 17 7–9 pm

Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha
In this touring exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum, more than sixty photographs, two videos, and a selection of sketchbooks from Liz Johnson Artur's ongoing Black Balloon Archive will be on view. "Dusha" is the Russian word for soul, and Johnson Artur, a self-described product of migration—daughter of a Russian mother and a Ghanaian father—makes pictures driven by a desire for connection, a link to other people of the African diaspora.

Derek Fordjour: SHELTER
A New York-based artist of Ghanaian heritage, Derek Fordjour works in the realms of figurative painting, installation, and sculpture. For CAM he creates a site-specific, immersive installation, SHELTER, a makeshift ramshackle structure that places museum-goers at the heart of a storm. Fordjour's first solo museum exhibition also features the return of CAM's Project Wall, where the artist will hang a selection of his vibrant paintings.
Marina Zurkow: The Thirsty Bird
Marina Zurkow is a media artist focused on the intersection of nature and culture, her work offering wry and pointed critiques of this perilously dysfunctional relationship. Her Street Views video is inspired by a two-week residency in Texas's Permian Basin, where she met with geologists, naturalists, cattlemen, oilmen, and activists. From these diverse interactions and research, Zurkow offers The Thirsty Bird, parallel narratives of two essential, yet incompatible elements, oil and water.

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

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

SLUMA Tactile Gallery: Thursday, 12 December 2019

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, December 12  4 -7 PM

The Tactile Gallery was created for visitors to experience art through touch. The gallery has two rooms with artworks on display from the Saint Louis University art collection and 3D reproductions of very important artworks from museums around the world. A braille text panel is accompanied by a large-print text panel. Both braille and large-print labels are installed on the right side of each artwork.There are nine artworks on display. They are arranged on and around the walls of the room. Five artworks are installed on pedestals and four on the walls. Pedestals are outlined with a band of textured material on the floor to assist in finding them. Also, the floor in front of each artwork installed on the wall is marked with the same textured material.

The Tactile Gallery is located on the second floor in galleries 214 and 215.

MUSEUM HOURS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday- Sunday

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 13 December 2019

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019, 5 - 8 PM

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Off the Grid, an exhibition by John Zinsser. Zinsser explores the most fundamental elements of abstraction: color, ground, space, and gesture. While Zinsser's work acknowledges a universal underlying grid, his current exhibition undermines its rigidity and going “Off the Grid.” In this new group of powerfully expressive paintings Zinsser dares us to join him in a state of pure expression and love of paint.

Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, MO | 63108

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

May Gallery: Friday, 6 December 2019

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Beginnings: The High School Photography Exhibition
6 - 20 December 2019

Allie Shreves, Westminster Christian Academy

Affton High School
Eureka High School
Francis Howell High School
Gateway STEM High School
John Burroughs High School
Kirkwood High School
Lafayette High School
Lindbergh High School
Lutheran North High School
Marquette High School

Northwest High School
Parkway North High School
Parkway South High School
Pattonville High School
Roosevelt High School
St. Joseph's Academy
Thomas Jefferson School
Villa Duchesne
Visitation Academy
Webster Groves High School

Opening reception Friday, 6 December, 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!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 5 December 2019

S A N T A   F E
An Immersive Photographic and Cultural Experience

Opening Reception Friday, December 6, 5:30- 8:00pm
Opening Gallery Saturday, December 7, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Please join us for an exhibit featuring the photographs of our recent Northern New Mexico Photographic and Cultural Workshop. All work is beautifully framed and will be sold to support Hope Creates a local nonprofit organization that uses art to support youths at risk.

This is a short term exhibit for 2 days only.

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