Wednesday, February 28, 2007

SLCC Meramec Gallery: Friday 2 March 2007

March 2 - April 13, Hirokazu Fukawa Installation

Opening Reception, Friday, March 2nd at 5:30-8pm
Artist's Lecture by Hirokazu Fukawa: March 1, 12-1 in HE: 131
Curator's Talk by Joe Chesla: April 12, 5 pm in the Gallery

Ethereal and haunting, Fukawa's installations often focus on shared systemsof communication and their failure to convey intended messages. Born in Tokyo in 1954, Fukawa studied social science at Waseda University. His later experience of the Canadian wilderness contrasted strongly with his urban life and led to new conceptual and spiritual works of art utilizing salt, florescent light, logs, mirrors, text and video monitors, among other media. His work has been exhibited at many museums and galleries in Japan, the US and Europe.

Examples of his work can be seen at

Joe Chesla is an artist and Assistant Professor or Art in Sculpture at Meramec.

Gallery Hours:
Mondays-Thursdays9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fridays9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturdays10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays (Note: The Gallery will be closed for Spring Break, March 12-18)

All Gallery exhibits are free. For more info, call 314.984.7632 or visit

St. Louis Community College at Meramec
11333 Big Bend Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 17 March

Kevin Wolf, St. Louis, MO. "Sentence #3," 2005, Digital Print, 34”x68”

“Honor Awards 2007” Exhibit Opens at Art Saint Louis

Art Saint Louis, the premiere nonprofit visual art organization & co-op art gallery in downtown St. Louis, presents “Honor Awards 2007,” on view in the Art Saint Louis Gallery from March 19 through April 26, 2007. The public is invited to join us and the artists for a free opening reception on Saturday, March 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.

This curated exhibit was only open to the 20 artists who received Awards of Excellence for their works in juried exhibits at Art Saint Louis during our 2006 exhibition season. From those 20 award-winning artists, 10 were selected for the “Honor Awards” exhibition. Serving as curator for this year's exhibit was artist Ron Leax, Halsey C. Ives Professor of Art, Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

The ten artists selected for "Honor Awards 2007" are:
Luca Cruzat, Carbondale, IL (mixed media installation)
Jacob Foran, Monticello, IL (ceramic/sculpture)
Leslie Holt, St. Louis, MO (painting)
Jeremy Lampe, St. Louis, MO (glass/metal sculpture)
Elizabeth Parris, Edwardsville, IL (drawing)
Ruth Reese, St. Louis, MO (ceramics/sculpture)
Laura Sher, St. Louis, MO (painting/mixed media)
Sun Smith-Fôret, St. Louis, MO (textiles/quilts)
Ryan Strong, Maplewood, MO (photography)
Kevin Wolf, Webster Groves, MO (photography)

Art Saint Louis is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis' Old Post Office District at 917 Locust Street (on Locust between 9th and 10th Streets). The Gallery is free & open to the public Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays.

Kevin Wolf, St. Louis, MO. "Sentence #3," 2005, Digital Print, 34”x68”
~ Ruth Reese, St. Louis, MO. “Split Vessel Series—Child Blue,” 2007, Porcelain, 16”x18”x7”.

For information about Art Saint Louis exhibits & events, contact:
Ms. Robin Hirsch, Associate Director
Art Saint Louis
917 Locust Street, #300
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1413 USA
314/241-4810 (2#) fax: 314/241-6933

Gallery & office FREE & open to the public:
M-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Sundays & holidays

1986-2007: Art Saint Louis TWENTY-ONE YEARS STRONG

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 20 April 2007

In the main gallery and in the New Media Room: Cité des Arts: Mixed Media by Yvette Drury Dubinsky

Opening Reception Friday, April 20 from 6 to 9 pm (Exhibition: April 20 – May 19, 2007)

Dubinsky presents monotypes on paper, large chromogenic prints of organic forms and a new multi-media installation of photographs (and music) made in France on the Paris Metro. All three bodies of work were inspired during her three months in France. The musical collaboration was done with Axel Singer, a composer from Munich, Germany while Dubinsky and Singer were both residents at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in the Spring of 2006. This collaboration was initially presented in a concert at the Cité des Arts in Paris in October.

In the Project Room, Lindsey Stouffer will show her Skin sculptures. Her work combine steel structures and expanded tensile membranes (skin made from hosiery). The two elements (steel and hosiery) are put in situations where they struggle to occupy the same space. The skin is expanded into the steel or the steel clamps on to the skin. During this process, necessary adaptations take place and both elements are changed.

HOURS: 10 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108 USA

Monday, February 26, 2007

Atom: Friday, 2 March 2007

Visitor: The photography of Gena Brady Allen
513 Olive Street
Friday, March 2nd
Meet the artist 6-9pm

Traveling to cities large and small, Gena is attracted to urban landscapes, their inhabitants and the chance juxtapositions daily life and the built environment provide.

Componere Galley: Friday, 16 March 2007

"The Music Box" Darnell Malone, mixed media paintings

Componere Galley
March 2, 2007 continues through March 31, 2007
Public reception Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

6505 - 6509 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday

Friday, February 23, 2007

May Gallery: Friday, 23 February 2007

Martin Schwieg


23 February - 30 March 2007

reception for the photographer
Friday, 23 February 2007, 5:00-7:00 pm

Organized around various themes such as animals, landscapes, travel, architecture and portraits, Mr. Schweig's work illustrates an intense focus on texture and form. He is the former director of the Martin Schweig Studio and Gallery, founded by his grandfather in 1896. His photographs have been widely published in books, magazines and papers throughout the United States.

Michael Eastman and Sam Stang are Guest Curators. Tom Finkel has written an accompanying text.

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, St. Louis MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm

Xen Gallery: Friday, 23 February 2007

Opening Reception - Friday, Feb 23rd from 5:30 - 8:00

Featured artists:
Ceramic work by Diana Fayt of San Francisco, California
Collage by Clare Goddard of Helsinki, Finland
Ceramic work by local artist Angela Hung

Join us for the opening reception and the Euclid McPherson Gallery Walk, tonight from 5:30 - 8:00.

A preview of this work is featured on our website at

Xen Gallery is located on the corner of Euclid and McPherson in the Central West End at 401 North Euclid.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Pick Flower Gallery: Friday 23 February 2007

Join us at Pick Flower Gallery, 304 N. Euclid for an art & wine event.
Friday Feb. 23, 6-9 pm. Art by Craig Downs

Beverly & Fort Gondo: Friday, 23 February 2007

"Let's Intimate"
An Installation by artists Karen Lederer and Heidi Turpin
Opening reception 6-9pm

Through the installation, "Let's Intimate" Karen Lederer and Heidi Turpin create a Valentine's day party gone too personal. They explore the differences between the superficial intimacy of store bought valentines, love songs, party decorations, and fake flowers vs. the true intimacy of
what one actually feels inside. The artists display their desire to be close to the viewers by revealing information about themselves and offering up their phone numbers, but also exhibit their fear of intimacy and of winding up alone forever.

3155 Cherokee Street


PDA & PC (Painting & Drawing Association and the Print Council)
Paintings and Prints from SIUE

Show runs February 20-27

RECEPTION Friday, February 23 from 6-9pm

at FORT GONDO Compound for the Arts
3155 Cherokee St

Foundry Art Centre: Friday 2 March 2007

March 2, 2007 – April 13, 2007
Reception, Friday, March 2: 6-9 p.m.
Photography: 2nd Annual Exhibition
Gallery I, II
Open to all artists working with photographic processes. Traditional or experimental uses of the medium within expression, visual exploration, or theoretical concerns will be considered for this exhibition. Work must have been produced within the last two years and must be framed or readied for display.

Gallery III-

Group 4 Award
“Landscapes”- Laura Sher and Caleb Hauck
Clay Plus -Amber Bradshaw and W. Mitch Young
Ameristar Gallery-Brett Williams

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

RAC Gallery: Friday, 13 April 2007

Patricia Degener: Retrospective

Patricia Degener’s illustrious career is highlighted in her latest exhibition, “Patricia Degener: Retrospective”. Curated by Martin Schweig, the show features Degener’s use of clay to create ceramic sculptures dealing with art historical, mythological and architectural subjects. With nearly 50 years of experience, Degener continues to make a noteworthy impact on the St. Louis art scene. In addition, Degener was a founding member of the Craft Alliance Gallery and the Forum for Contemporary Art, as well as a celebrated art critic for 20 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Opening Reception (public invited) – Friday , April 13, 2007 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition – Through Sunday, May 20, 2007

Gallery Talk – Wednesday, May 9 Reception 6:30 p.m. Talk 7 p.m.

Gallery Hours – Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 pm

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112
On the Delmar Loop across from The Pageant
Parking available in the lot behind The Pageant; some metered street parking available

May Gallery: Friday, 23 February 2007

Martin Schwieg


23 February - 30 March 2007

reception for the photographer
Friday, 23 February 2007, 5:00-7:00 pm

Organized around various themes such as animals, landscapes, travel, architecture and portraits, Mr. Schweig's work illustrates an intense focus on texture and form. He is the former director of the Martin Schweig Studio and Gallery, founded by his grandfather in 1896. His photographs have been widely published in books, magazines and papers throughout the United States.

Michael Eastman and Sam Stang are Guest Curators. Tom Finkel has written an accompanying text.

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, St. Louis MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm.

U City Library Gallery: Friday, 2 March 2007

March Show At THE GALLERY Of The Universtiy City Public Library Features Work By
I. Fabrizio Passanisi

The March exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar) entitled "Dreams, Smoke & Mirrors" features mixed-media paintings by I. Fabrizio Passanisi. An opening reception will be held Friday, March 2, from 6 - 8 pm in THE GALLERY. The works remain on display through March 31 and may be viewed during normal library hours, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; and Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Exhibits in THE GALLERY are made possible in part by a grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. For further information contact Linda Ballard or Lexine Pranschke, 314.727.3150

Pele Prints : Thursday, 22 February 2007

Pele Prints is proud to announce its inaugural event: a preview of works in progress by St. Louis artist Brandon Anschultz. The series of 90 unique prints and limited edition of 15 collector prints utilize Pele Prints’ large-scale printing capacity and Anschultz’ precise use of color and form. Anschultz’ latest work abstractly explores themes of nature in a hostile yet exhilarated environment.

Thursday, February 22, 2007
5:30 to 8:30pm at the Pele Prints studio
9400 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63126
Parking is available at Mattress Giant (9300 Watson Road)

Pele Prints is a collaborative fine art printmaking studio dedicated to creating limited edition prints and original works of art. For directions or additional information call 314.750.7799 or visit

Pele Prints

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 23 February 2007

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition CLUE: A Photographic Interpretation by Hope Edwards. Twenty One photographs will comprise the show, each based on a different element from the classic whodunit board-game, Clue.

Throughout this suite of photos, there is a pictorial and narrative richness that is lent clarity by Hope Edwards technical savvy and careful cultivation of each of the set-ups. The images are sharp and saturated, stunning and quirky; her work is soaked with realism, imagination and tongue in cheek humor. With sly nods and winks to the viewer, the work refers back to it’s unifying theme and to the history of the medium itself.

Join us for the opening reception with the artist this friday from 6 till 10 in the evening. Good food and drinks provided.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 23 February 2007

Paper Working
Alfredo Garzon, Gaëlle Pelechaud, Shirley Sharoff, Anne Vorms

Curated by Ann Krone

February 23 - March 24
Opening Reception: Friday, February 23, 6-8pm

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend (in the Visual Arts Studio Bldg)

Hours: 10a - 4p Mon - Fri or by appointment

LECTURE: Anne Vorms
Friday, February 23, 12:00 pm, Sverdrup Building, Rm.123

GALLERY TALK: Paper Working Artists
Friday, February 23, 1:00 pm, Hunt Gallery

Visitors to France, interested in contemporary art are often surprised and delighted when they see an exhibition of works by artists who do not figure in big museum shows or exchanges. They
have the pleasure of discovering themes and ways of working that are different from those found in the United States. Despite the ease of international travel and the internationalization of certain art concepts, works of art are still influenced by cultural traditions and ways of seeing. Paper Working is a cultural visit to Paris where an American audience in the St. Louis area can have an opportunity to compare, contrast and enter a world they would have little access to
unless they travel to France. In a world of virtuality, here are four artists of different origins, backgrounds and horizons; living and working in Paris and who share a common interest in working with paper as their artistic medium.. Whether medium or surface, paper takes on a new life, whether in the form of a book, shaped and sculpted into paper maché, or cut and glued into a collage. Paper Working is paper doing "its own thing."

Lectures, exhibition & reception are free and open to the public.
These events are supported by the Department of Art and are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Art Office at: (314) 968-7171, or email

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sheldon Art Galleries: Saturday, 24 February 2007

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Amy Enkelmann-Reed, Big Orange Moon, 2006, 24 x 24 inches, oil and acrylic on wood, courtesy of the artist.
Amy Enkelmann-Reed, Big Orange Moon, 2006, 24 x 24 inches, oil and acrylic on wood, courtesy of the artist.

Steven Wise, Untitled, 2006 oil and acrylic on board, 12 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist.
Steven Wise, Untitled, 2006 oil and acrylic on board, 12 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist.

New Paintings: Amy Enkelman–Reed and Steven Wise

February 24 – June 30, 2007

This exhibition pairs works by St. Louis based artist Amy Enkelmann-Reed with Arkansas-based artist, Steven Wise. Graduate school classmates, Enkelmann-Reed and Wise both find affinity in bright colors and animated forms. In her paintings and drawings, Enkelmann-Reed deals with memory, nature and color relationships, weaving images from natural world within layers of painterly abstraction and patterned settings. Wise’s colorful compositions are created by the artist using a system of prescribed restrictions, formal limitations and themes, with an emphasis on material, texture and surface.

Amy Enkelmann-Reed studied art at The University of Oregon in Eugene, and at the Philadelphia College of Art. She earned her MFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Iowa. Her works have been exhibited in Chicago, Kansas City, Iowa City and St. Louis. Currently an Adjunct Faculty member at Webster University in Drawing and Design, her work exists in numerous private collections from Chicago to the California coast. Wise received his MFA from the University of Iowa, a B.A. from Swarthmore College and he also studied at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. His works have been exhibited in Missouri, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Tennessee and in England.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 24, 5 – 7 p.m.

Sheldon Art Galleries: Saturday, 24 February 2007

AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art
Gairra Boyce, Age 11, Untitled, 2006, gelatin silver print, 8x10 inches
Gairra Boyce, Age 11, Untitled, 2006, gelatin silver print, 8x10 inches

Project ImagiNeighborhood

February 24 – June 2, 2007

Since 1982, the North St. Louis Arts Council, headed by program manager Larry Clark, has promoted the discovery and development of artistic expression and talent with a wide range of community stakeholders. Partnering with schools and community groups, the North St. Louis Arts Council uses the arts to foster community identity and pride. Through Project ImagiNeighborhood, teams of photographers and writers have worked with neighborhood youth in a collective process to transform perceptions about the communities in which they live. The program has united the arts in everyday life with grassroots efforts in community stabilization and development.

Project ImagiNeighborhood captures the reflections and impressions of urban youth who have taken part in workshops which teach them practical photography and writing skills. The project is designed to foster new and positive relationships among neighbors across age, ethnicity, and income. The exhibition at the Sheldon Art Galleries brings together examples of work done by Project ImagiNeighborhood students from the last 10 years and celebrates the people and communities that have helped to create this unique and valuable document.

Sheldon Art Galleries: Saturday, 24 February 2007

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
Leon Hicks, Iconic Caper/Dancing IV #4 D, 2006, 37x25 inches, courtesy of the artist and 3 Sinks Gallery, Webster Groves.
Leon Hicks, Iconic Caper/Dancing IV #4 D, 2006, 37x25 inches, courtesy of the artist and 3 Sinks Gallery, Webster Groves.

Leon Hicks: Iconic Caper/Dancing

February 24 – June 30, 2007

Printmaker, virtuoso draughtsman and Professor Emeritus in the Art Department at Webster University in St. Louis, Leon Hicks has for over 40 years exhibited works that are at once aesthetically beautiful and conceptually complex. A student of art history, Hicks has studied and taught the line techniques of Rembrandt van Rijn, Pablo Picasso and the printmaking techniques of Rembrandt, Albrecht Dürer and Mauricio Lasansky, among others, but has also studied modern computer technologies and concepts since the 1970s. In this exhibition, Hicks presents a new body of work conceived as a conceptual allegory of dancing. Combining oilstick line drawings and rubbing on transparent, pastel-colored Japanese rice papers, the artist creates powerful single and overlapping outlines of dancing figures. These are installed in the gallery so that they hang and undulate with the passing movement of the viewer. Playful and beautiful, Hicks iconic images evoke the energy of expressive action.

Hicks has a M.F.A degree in printmaking and an M.A. in painting from the State University of Iowa and a B.S. in painting and sculpture from Kansas State University. He also studied Art History at Stanford University, La Romita School of Art and Atlanta University. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at numerous institutions including Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama; University of Hawaii, Hilo and at the United States Embassy, Ankara, Turkey, among others. His works are in the collections of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Charleston Art Gallery, Charleston, West Virginia, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, California; the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., among others.

Sponsored by Kenneth and Nancy Kranzberg
Opening reception Saturday, February 24, 2007, 5 - 7 p.m.

Gallery Talk:
Leon Hicks, Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m., Bellwether Gallery, admission free. The artist will discuss the exhibition and his artistic philosophie

Friday, February 09, 2007

Kemper Art Museum: 9 February 2007

Join us TODAY, February 9 for the opening of

Reality Bites: Making Avant-garde Art in Post-Wall Germany

Opening Celebration: Friday, February 9, 7-10 pm

Artists' Panel Discussion: Friday, February 9, 4 pm, Kemper Art Museum, Atrium
In conjunction with the opening of Reality Bites the Museum is hosting a roundtable discussion among artists and critics that will explore a range of issues presented in the exhibition. The panel will include artists Rudolf Herz, Christian Jankowski, and Via Lewandowsky in conversation with critics Sabine Eckmann, Diedrich Diederichsen, and Lutz Koepnick. Seating is limited

The first exhibition of its kind, Reality Bites: Making Avant-garde Art in Post-Wall Germany presents the work of over thirty contemporary artists who created art in Germany since 1989. Intentionally international in scope and
with an eye to exploring new meanings of the avant-garde, this exhibition surveys varied attempts to challenge the relationship between art and everyday German life since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is located near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards. For more information, call (314) 935-4523 or email

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1214
St. Louis, MO 63130
Tel.: 314.935.4523

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Atrium Gallery: 23 February 2007

“The Importance of Ruins”
Opening Reception, Friday, February 23, 6-8p.m.

Please join us for the opening of a solo exhibit of new work by James Kuiper, Friday, February 23rd with a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. This is part of a coordinated CWE Gallery Walk.

James Kuiper is a nationally known California artist who will be presenting a series of abstract paintings with references to marred landscapes. With the aesthetic elements of strong natural imagery, these works are both a reference to current conditions and a romanticized view of the natural conditions from the past. Rich, Strong color and bold strokes add a dynamic quality to these accomplished works from na mature painter who has been influenced by numerous international landscapes.

For additional information and images from the exhibition please visit our website or call 314.367.1076

Atrium Gallery is located at 4729 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6, Sunday 12-4, and by appointment.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bohemian Gallery: 17 February 2007

Bohemian Gallery Proudly Presents Art Show and Sale in Edwardsville, IL on February 17-18, 2007.

Reception: Saturday, February 17, 2007, 6:00pm-8:30pm Food, Beverages, and wine tasting will be served. Everyone is invited, admission is free.

Two-Days Event: Saturday, February 17 - 10:00am - 8:30pm | Sunday, February 18 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

Eight artists will display various works such as painting, drawing, photography, and ceramic. Many artists are from the local area, others from the St. Louis area.

211 E. Vandalia Street, Edwardsville, IL, 62025 (about 25 minutes drive from Saint Louis)

Framations: Saturday 10 February 2007

Join us at Framations for an Opening Reception for New Work by The Gateway Pastel Artists on Saturday Feb. 10, 2007: 6-9pm, Awards at 7:00 pm

The reception is free and open to the public. Complementary Refreshments.

Exhibit runs: Now - March 4, 2007
The Exhibit features 34 pieces by members of the Gateway Pastel Artists.

For more information about this group, visit their website at

Framations is located at 218 North Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301. For more information, visit our website at or call 636.724.8313.

Visit Framations often to see new work by our 24 resident artists. These regional artists work in a variety of mdia, including: pastels, oil, acrylics, watercolors, pen & ink, photography, ceramics, mosaics, and fibers .

Fort Gondo: Friday, 9 February 2007

Opening Friday February 9, 2007 at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
Reception 6-9pm
Gallery hours by appointment: contact Cameron Fuller

New World - Lost Days, New work by Cameron Fuller brings together new paintings, drawings and installation. A wintertime storybook experience to tide you over until spring. Enter the land of the animals and join in the discovery of the new world.

Cameron Fuller is currently a MFA candidate at Washington University in St Louis. Originally from Washington state, he received his undergraduate degree from San Francisco State.

3151 Cherokee St., St. Louis 63118

Marbles Gallery & Yoga Studio: Friday, 9 February

Please join us for the Artist's Reception at Marbles Gallery & Yoga Studio on Friday February 9 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 1905 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square.

Energetic art suspended in a peaceful space

Color + Texture + Energy = a Plethora of Color Narratives Influenced by Current Events, Popular Culture & Abstract Expressionism

This collection of paintings incorporates years of experimentation investigating the narrative capabilities of non representational surfaces invigorated by raking, rubbing, gouging, and troweling thick and luscious oil paint onto the surface. By mixing colors on the canvas as opposed to the palette each swipe creates a unique combination of color and texture that never repeats.

The Fragile Girl Series focuses on realistic and abstract images that fuse glamour, humor and drama to create an eerie seduction for the viewer to experience the vulnerability of a seemingly composed girl.

See <> for a preview of her work.

Boots Art Space: 9 February 2007

WHOOP DEE DOO beating dead horses Feb. 9 - Mar. 3rd, 2007
A traveling exhibition of Kansas City artists.

Opening reception: Friday, February 9th 6:30 - 10pm

On view Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 12-5 until March 3rd. For other times please contact Boots for an appointment.

Boots Contemporary Art Space is proud to bring together a collection of young artists working on the very forefront of exciting and energizing contemporary art, curated by Boots agent Jon Peck. This show originated in Miami with the works of 22 Kansas City artists, co-curated by artist Jaimie Warren. In Miami, the exhibition was installed in a salon like fashion with works hanging on walls and displayed on pedestals. Several months later it returned to Kansas City where curator Jaimie Warren took an innovative approach to re-presenting the exhibition to a broader audience. The gallery was used as a stage and the artworks articulated the set. Throughout the night people of all ages we entertained by performances and spectacles that varied dramatically, but were tied together by their high levels of energy and seemingly wholesome and innocent spirit. With help from local artists Chloe Schempf, Jori Sackin and Matt Roche "Whoop Dee Doo" has become a monthly performance extravaganza featuring various performances and skits from a wide range of participants. The eccentric stages are modeled after late-night shows like "Chic a-go-go,""American Bandstand" and "Soul Train." The performances, which seek to connect a wide range of people, draw from informed and spontaneous participants to create a natural sense of both awkwardness and accessibility. The event includes a live taping with audience participation welcome. "Whoop Dee Doo; Beating Dead Horses" presents the vitality and creativity of this amazing city and it's (sic) artists through a combination exhibition and overview of the transformations that have taken place since the show's inception. There will be works on view by many of the artists that were involved in the initial exhibition as well as a screening of the first ever Whoop Dee Doo TV Show!

Works and contributions by: Lindsay Barras • Chris Bell • Marcus Cain • Juan William Chávez • Michael Converse • Cody Critcheloe • Rebecca Dolan • Ariadne Fish • Kelly Gazlay • Rachel Helm • Seth Johnson • Lisa Kettlewell • Matthew Krawcheck Michael Krueger • Hesse Mcgraw • Leone Anne Reeves • Sean Ward • Jaimie Warren • Aaron Wrinkle • Naoko Wowsugi • Lynus Young • Erin Zona • Jen and the Rockers • Late Night Theatre • Witch and Hare • Street Jizz • Rah Booty • Little Indian Boy • Alex Penney • Iggy Romeaux • House of T.I.N.A. • Megan Goddard • Andy Maugh • Beefy Farrar • Callyanne Casteel • David Wayne Reed • Shannon Michalski • Ashley Miller • Laura Frank • Michael Restivo • Matt Roche • Amy Hastings • Audrey Badgerow • Drew Bolton • Peggy Noland • Rita Brinkerhoff • Chris Beer • Emily Sall • Jori Sackin • Chloe Schempf • Dustin Buck • Zach Van Benthusen • Roy Carter • Maranda Stebbins • Miles Neidinger • Jared Panick • Jonathan Peck • Megan Mantia • Ariel Hart • Garret Fuselier • Mary Nichols • Anna Zimmerman • Kyle Devine • Lauren Travers • Karl Freitag • Willy Runyon, Jr. • Ascot Smith • Brandon Loyd • Anne Pearce • Nora Goddard • Mark Walker • Chadwick Brooks • Spencer Brown • Madeline Farrell • Julie Potratz • David LeFebvre • Andrew Julo • Tex Jernigan • Erin Daugherty

Boots Contemporary Art Space
2307 Cherokee St. • St Louis, MO • 63118 • 314.772.BOOT

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary Gallery: Friday, 9 February

This Friday, February 9 from 6pm to 10pm, Hoffman LaChance Contemporary Gallery will host the Washington University undergraduate sculpture majors for their annual department show.

In accordance with this year's theme, the Big Small Show features work in all media and dimension - including sculpture, video, mixed media paintings and site specific installations. The smallest works are small enough to be held, while the largest work can hold a viewer.

The 25 person show, which is entirely student produced, will run from 6-10pm on Friday night. Food and drinks provided.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 24 February 2007

White Flag’s fourth regular exhibition, DEAN KESSMANN: Plastic on Paper will open February 24 and continue through March 31.
An opening reception will be held from 7-10 pm on the 24th.

Kessmann’s large-scale photographs of common plastic shopping bags are utterly transformative, replacing their subject’s inherent ubiquity with a sense of grandeur and timelessness. The same body of work that will be on view at White Flag was previously reviewed by ArtForum, and you can conveniently read the whole thing here:

White Flag Projects is a not-for-profit alternative art gallery established to improve the viability of contemporary visual arts in St. Louis by facilitating meaningful exhibitions of quality work by progressive local, national, and international artists.

More information at
Hours: Wed 12-7, Sat 12-5 or by appt
4568 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

Ellen Curlee Gallery: Friday 16 February 2007

Ellen Curlee Gallery is pleased to announce
FREE REIN/FULL PLAY: New Chicago Photography
curated by Dana Turkovic and Anne Wischmeyer.

Featuring Adam Ekberg, Jenny Kendler, Mayumi Lake, Lilly McElroy, Lindsay Page, David Parker, Sabrina Raaf and Esteban Schimpf.

February 16 – March 31, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, February 16, 6pm – 9pm

In his essay, “On Inventing Our Own Art”, Ibram Lassaw describes the attitude being formed by artist’s of his generation: “They feel that the important thing for art is to be alive, to be full of suggestion and possibilities, to enlarge our sensibility and to intensify experience….” It is precisely this synergy that becomes apparent in the work of these new Chicago photographers. Free Rein / Full Play is an exhibition that attempts to explore this phenomena, to capture this energy, with a combination of fantasy and performance, whether it utilize the body, object, or material. Although each work maintains its conceptual individuality, this association of freedom and playfulness produces a common uninhibited conceptual approach, which is enhanced by the photographic medium. Lassaw also suggests: “The artist no longer feels that he is ‘representing reality’, he is actually making reality… Reality is something stranger and greater than merely photographic rendering can show.” This is apparent in the collection of works by these artist’s, each of them produces images that in some ways, reveals a subconscious effort at Lassaw’s idea of a “new reality”. Free Rein / Full Play is a small, but concentrated attempt of capturing a spirit of art-making, in this case Chicago, and one that continues in its claim of “endless opportunity”.

The Ellen Curlee Gallery is located at 1308A Washington Avenue in the Washington Avenue loft district. Hours are 11am to 4pm Tuesday-Saturday and 11:00am to 9pm on First Fridays, the first Friday of each month. Tel: (314) 241-1299

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday, 1 March 2007

ArtFiber will have an exhibition at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. ArtFiber has six members: Marianne Axboe, Drew Donnelly Benage, Carole Braig, Joyce Briscoe, Chris Burton, and Pat Owoc. Most of the pieces in the exhibition will be artquilts.

ArtFiber 10
February 26 - March 23, exhibit open for viewing
March 1, opening reception, 6:00-8:00 PM

Maryville University
Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

Library Building Hours: M-T 8-10, Fri-Sat 8-6, Sunday 11-10

Art Coop: Friday, 9 February 2007

NueVue art exhibit opening reception (and party!) is Friday, February 9th, from 7 to 11 pm at Art Coop. Additional gallery hours Saturday and Sunday, February 10th and 11th from noon to 5 pm.

Abigail Garcia, Alan Lambert, Alexander Jones, Andrew Lewandowski, Andrew Schaefer,
Angelia Young, Aunia Kahn, Ben Schnmidtke, Bill Fogaraty, Bradley Bauer, Brishen Lee, Carol Mariott, Chriss Corich, Cindy Royal, Cristina Berg, Dorlene Dunne, Emily Hemeyer, Greg Nolen,
Greg Shaefer, Hillary Hitchcock, Jay Kay, Jeane Vogel, Jennifer Weigel, Jo Ann Boock, John Blair Moore, Laura Schaefer, Leon Lamont, Linda Wilmes, Lisa Payne, Margo Gleason, Michael Bolton, Monica Williams, Rebecca McEntee, Shaun Oldershaw, Teresa Culpepper, Timothy Jordan.

Please join us on the second Friday of every month for an Art Coop exhibit opening. Always
featuring 33 artists, live music, video projections, performance art and more. Free and open to
the public.

Art Coop is located at 2400 South Jefferson, 7 blocks South of Highway 44, on the left.
For further information, call 995-1515

Friday, February 02, 2007

Saint Louis University Museum of Art: Friday, 23 February 2007

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to present *Elusive Light: Michael Eastman Retrospective* in the Judith and Adam Aronson Gallery of the Saint Louis University Museum of Art, with an opening reception from 5:30-8 pm.

The exhibition opens Friday, February 23, 2007 and continues until July 15, 2007. Elusive Light is the first retrospective of internationally renowned photographer Michael Eastman and features photography drawn from his archive. The exhibition will present acclaimed photography from the America, Cuba, Horses, Rodin, Abstractions, and Palladiums series as well as photography from Eastman’s earliest days as a photo-artist. (Please visit for a sampling of the photography that will be included in the exhibition.)

Eastman’s work is held in prestigious collections throughout the country including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. His work has been featured on the cover of Time /Magazine/ our times and /Horses,/ published in 1999, entered its fourth edition in 2003.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd. * St. Louis, MO 63108
314.977.2666 *

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Monday Club: Sunday 4 February 2007

Art teachers from across the Webster Groves School District will display their artwork in a show at the Monday Club. Participating artists include Karen Antrim, Lee Drake, Debbie Genovese, Andy Throm, Nell Cheatham, Linda Harre, Lucy Gish, Christine Boudoures, Mara Faintich, Kelly Hill, Ed Grooms, Cindy Neu, Sarah Romanowski, and Todd Schaefer.

There is an opening reception on Sunday, 4 February, from 2-4 pm.

The Monday Club is located at 37 South Maple Ave, Webster Groves MO 63119. Hours are MWF 9-11:30 am, and Sundays 1:30-4 pm (weather permitting), and by appointment by calling Janet Hamill at 963-7545.

Fort Gondo: Friday, 23 February 2007

PDA & PC (Painting & Drawing Association and the Print Council)

Paintings and Prints from SIUE

Show runs February 20-27

RECEPTION Friday, February 23 from 6-9pm

at FORT GONDO Compound for the Arts
3155 Cherokee St.