Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ellen Curlee: Friday 6 April 2007

METHOD: Contemporary Abstract Photography

Featuring: Marco Breuer, Ellen Carey, Sebastian Lemm, Marialuisa Morando, James Welling, and Monika Wulfers.

April 6- June 9, 2007

Opening Reception: April 6, 2007 6pm – 9pm

Ellen Curlee Gallery is pleased to announce Method: Contemporary Abstract Photography curated by Annie Wischmeyer. Abstraction is not a new concept. In the work of the six artists selected for this exhibition, the visual language of abstraction may be the same but the methods and intentions have changed. Photography, with its roots firmly planted in both technology and popular culture, continues to evolve and progress in new directions, making it an almost perpetually fresh medium providing constant innovation in both concept and process. It is the application of these innovations to the language of abstraction that is the subject of METHOD. The group of artist represented use a variety of methods spanning from traditional photograms to digital or even physical manipulations, often combining processes to create photographic hybrids. It is this collaging of processes that creates a dialog between the past and present an points to the future of the photographic medium.

The Ellen Curlee Gallery is located at 1308-A Washington Avenue in the Washington Avenue loft district. Hours are 11:00am to 6pm Tuesday-Saturday and 11:00am to 9pm on First Fridays, the first Friday of each month. Tel: (314) 241-1299

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 30 March 2007

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition ‘Graphic in Nature,’ featuring large scale paintings from Max Key and Christopher Paquet.

Opening reception with the artists Friday March 30th from 6pm-10pm. Wine and food provided by SASHAS wine bar.Show runs March 30th thru April 28th 2007.

“Gaud is good. Gaud is great. For several years now I have been studying dated interior design for its excessive patterns, forced colors, false allure, and plastic tackiness. The definition of gaudy reads as ‘reserved for the tasteless.’ Taste and beauty are subjective. It is here where I have found a profound influence for my current paintings. These have forced me to reacquaint myself with Art History; I look back at past trends, investigate what colors represent different eras of design and fashion, and research ornamentation found in other periods— all for the sake of making large and loud paintings. With affection for landscape painting and the still life, I begin the process by presenting a flat or shallow patterned space that resembles a kind of interior/exterior wallpaper. The pattern usually represents something pleasurable while the figure ground usually supports a tangled horticulture of frustration. I force the subject matter —birds, flowers and trees—to interact with one another in a humanistic way reflecting ones experience within a time of absurdity. Trees bleed, smoke, feed and deprive. Birds lose their heads. Flowers become more like cancerous forms and sexual toys often engaged in spring time pornography”.
- Max Key
Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
3100 Sutton Maplewood, MO 63143

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Marbles Gallery: Saturday, 24 March 2007

Marbles Gallery: Blooms of Life, watercolors by Amelia Lazzari
Closing Reception, Saturday, March 24th from 5-7 pm
1905 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square, St. Louis, MO 63104
Exhibited through March 31

Closing reception for Amelia Lazzari's BLOOMS OF LIFE, original watercolor paintings of botanicals and people, on Saturday, March24th from 5-7 pm at Marbles Gallery. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the artist, view her original paintings and learn more about how yoga has influenced her art and her life. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Blooms of Life will be exhibited through March 31.

Amy, a breast cancer survivor, will donate the proceeds from the sale of calendars, note cards, prints and posters produced from her work to the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO for breast cancer research and treatment.

Call Jane 314.791.6466 for additional information or to confirm open hours.

Southwestern Illinois College: Saturday, 31 March 2007

SWIC Herstory Presents
Professional Women Artists from the Larger Saint Louis Metro Area
March 19 to May 16
Reception March 31, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Sam Wolf Granite City Campus
Curated by Spyros Karayiannis

Featured Artists: Carol Carter, Jaye Gregory, Aunia Kahn, Denise Schilling, Carol Gilpin, Nancy Friederich, Jennifer Rogenski, Lebecca Peterson, Rose Veile Adelia Parker-Castro, Michelle Ochonicky

SWIC GC Campus
4950 Maryville Rd
Granite City, IL 62040

Monday, March 19, 2007

MOCRA: Saturday, 31 March 2007

"Oskar Fischinger: Movement and Spirit" at Saint Louis University's Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) through June 24.

Saturday, Mar. 31, 2-4 p.m. at MOCRA: free public opening reception.

To learn more about this presentation of paintings and drawings by a pioneering German filmmaker and abstract painter, visit or call 314-977-7170.

MOCRA is located at 3700 West Pine Blvd. on the campus of Saint Louis University. Museum hours are Tues - Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is free, with suggested donation.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Craft Alliance: Friday, 16 March 2007

Please join us at Craft Alliance this Friday night, March 16, from 6-8 Pm for the opening of Silent Conversations.

Stefanie Kirkland, Juror

Art provokes conversation. There is the dialogue between artists and their work, also a dialogue between the viewer and the work. The concept for this exhibition derives from the idea of "sacra conversazione" developed during the Italian Renaissance, when two or more characters within one painting seemed to be conversing with each other. This exhibition explores the "dialogue" created as two or more objects interact in one work of art - the tension and interaction between the objects themselves as they co-exist, strengthening and completing each other.

Opening concurrently, local artist Sarah Shoot in the David and Jacqueline Charak Gallery.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Arts of Fire: Saturday, 17 March 2007


2nd Annual SIUE Collective Textile and Book Arts Exhibition
March 13-27th
Arts of Fire
109 N. Kansas Street
Edwardsville, IL

Opening Reception, March 17th 6-8pm

This exhibition is an open survey of the shared interest and synthesis of Textiles and Book Arts at SIUE. It is unique in its intent to showcase many levels of ability across all major disciplines, interests and departments while featuring both student and faculty, furthering dialogue between the two media.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 30 Marhc 2007

Opening Reception, Friday, March 30, 6-8p.m.

Please join us for the opening of a solo exhibit of new work by nationally known photographer Avery Danzinger, Friday, March 30th with a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. This is part of a coordinated CWE Gallery Walk.

Titled Cabo de Gata, Moonlit, the show features minimalist moonlit scenes from a Spanish coastal beach. Included are pure night time landscapes and also works featuring active nude figures. Danzinger's photographs are all done without double exposures or computer manipulation, using only long exposures, and for this series, moonlight and a flashlight. All are constructed within the single exposure.

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. The exhibition will run through May 13, 2007.

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

Saturday, March 03, 2007

SLCC Flo Valley: Thursday, 8 March

In honor of International Women's Day join us for the opening reception of
'from my grandmother's blood'
work by Janice Nesser
Thursday, March 8, 6-8 pm

at the Florissant Valley Art Gallery, located in the Instructional Resource building, room 111 on the campus of St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Rd., St. Louis MO 63135.

Exhibition runs March 6 - March 31, 2007

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10-4pm Saturday 10-3pm
The Gallery will be closed during Spring Break- Monday March 12 through Saturday March 17
For more information: (314) 513-4861

Friday, March 02, 2007

Philip Slein: Friday, 2 March 2007

The Search for Spring Begins March 2nd at the Philip Slein Gallery.

The Philip Slein Gallery, in conjunction with TheJeffrey Hartz Gallery, is proud to announce Glenn Goldberg’s first show in St. Louis since 1990. Goldberg lives and works in New York City where he pursues his painting career and teaches at Cooper Union. He is a painter of richly colored, luminous decorative designs and objects in an abstract style. Many of his works are geometric and resemble kaleidoscopes, stained glass, or "fantastic flowers." It has been suggested that his work "tickles" the eye.

Mr. Goldberg will be presenting his new flower paintings in a show titled In Search of Spring. In
addition to his exhibition, Goldberg has used his extensive contacts to curate a show of small scale work by fellow New York artists that will run simultaneously. The artists showing are: Paul
Barbeito, Alex Blau, Karen Dow, Rico Gatson, Judy Glantzman,Vander McLain, and Paul McLean.

Please join Glenn Goldberg at the Philip Slein Gallery as we search for spring in the frozen city where Goldberg’s flowers are the first to push their delicate and brightly colored bulbs through the snowy frost of a frigid late winter.