Friday, August 31, 2007

Schmidt Contemporary Art: Friday, 7 Spetmber 2007

A reception for Jim Nutt will be held Friday, September 7 from 6:00-9:00 PM

Since the mid-1960s Jim Nutt has focused on the human figure, primarily portraits of women. These remarkable etchings from the late 1960s, which have not been shown for quite some time, present the figure full bodied accompanied by smaller details; they are presented in a loose and free form manner yet are psychologically intense. Remarkable in their detail some of the plate images are only about three inches high. They often contain a touch of humor in an iconography very specific to Nutt's early development through which he and a number of other artists brought fresh attention to the art scene in Chicago then in need of a focus which found itself in their group called the Hairy Who..

As his work developed Nutt's technique both in painting and in his drawings became more drawn into itself, more focused, and more powerful. His work has become so labor intensive that Mr. Nutt is able to complete only one painting and a handful of drawings each year.

The drawings from the past few years show Nutt's dedication to the portrait head which has been his focus from the late 1980s through the present. These drawings are painstakingly worked - lines are drawn, then erased, redrawn and re-erased, and redrawn again. The final sheets are the result not only of the artist's hand and mind, but also of time itself.

While the features of his women are exaggerated they present an enigmatic beauty - intensely personal, intensely psychological. We are drawn to them both in terms of their artistic genius and their compelling grasp of a humanity revealed to us through art alone and its ongoing traditions. Jim Nutt stands foursquare with the historical use of the portrait to reveal both time and culture which has played such an important role in Western painting and drawing.

Jim Nutt demands a great deal of himself as one will understand as this work is viewed over time. It is the antithesis of the quick and the easy (all too often seen today) from its inception in the mind and hand of the artist though its fulfillment by the appreciation of those viewers willing to spend the time that these images so well deserve.

Formal gallery hours are Wed through Fri, 12:00-5:00; Sat 10: - 4:00
Please call for an appointment if you wish to view the exhibition at another time.

615 N. GRAND BLVD., St. Louis, MO 63103 (314) 575-2648

Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission: Fridays, 7 Spetember & 14 September 2007

MATERIAL ATTITUDES: Defying Textile's Stereotypes
Friday, September 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
at The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC).

This exhibition is curated by Jane Birdsall Landers and features work by Sarah Colby, Amber Slater-Raymond, Cayce Zavaglia, Lee Suarez, Patti Shanks, Valerie Wedel and Hannah Reeves.

To coincide with the Innovations in Textiles 7 collaborative event (see below), RAC will host an additional opening on Friday, September 14 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

MATERIAL ATTITUDES: Defying Textile's Stereotypes

Putting a serious snag in the antiquated image of textile and its many uses, the aptly titled show Material Attitudes: Defying Textile's Stereotypes offers a different perspective on this traditional material. The seven local artists featured cross the boundaries between art and craft by using conventional materials in unconventional ways.

The exhibit is part of Innovations in Textiles, a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis, Missouri that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. This year, seventeen non-profit and private galleries join together to present exhibitions relating to fiber art created by national and international artists along with workshops, lectures and gallery tours. More information on the citywide biennial Innovations in Textiles 7 on the web. Material Attitudes: Defying Textile's stereotypes runs through Sunday, October 21, 2007.

Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112
314-863-5811 x 20

SLCC Forest Park Art Annex Gallery: 31 August 2007

Jana Harper

love and chance
Aug. 20 - Sept 14, 2007

Opens tonight at the St. Louis Community College at Forest Park Art Annex Gallery located at 5435 Highland Park Drive. The reception is from 6-8pm.

"1:16,108 love and chance" is an exhibition of prints based on the love tales of the Hindu God lord Krishna and his consort Radha.

Art Annex at 533-0125 or Art Department of Forest Park at 644-9350

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Maps Contemporary Art Space: Thursday, 6 September 2007

Cameron Fuller: "Out in the Cold"
Thursday, September 6th-Saturday, October 6th, 2007
Opening reception Thursday, September 6th from 6-11 p.m.

"Every story arises from essentially two components: characters and setting. Much of the tradition of storytelling relies on our ability to relate to these components in an abstract fashion."

"Witnessing situations and interactions from the periphery allows us to create the story we want to see. From a distance each interaction can only be imagined as if it were our own. The focus of my work revolves around perception and the way people come to understand situations and interactions. I want to engage the viewer’s narrative impulse by providing the pieces to make every individual his or her own storyteller."
-- Cameron Fuller

For "Out in the Cold" Cameron Fuller plans to utilize Maps' large storefront windows by transforming the space into a life sized snow globe. After the opening the exhibition will be on view nightly (from the sidewalk). To gain access to the space you may schedule an appointment by calling (618)334-4347 or by e-mailing us at

Maps is located at 225 N. Illinois St. in Downtown Belleville, Illinois, just a few blocks North of the Belleville Town Square. From St. Louis: Take I-64 East to Hwy 159 South (exit 12) towards Belleville. Maps is approx. 6 miles on the right side of N. Illinois, just before the Belleville Fountain/Town Square. (Via Metrolink.) From the Belleville Metro stop take the 16 Belleville/St. Clair Square bus line to 225 N. Illinois St.

Maps Contemporary Art Space
225 N. Illinois St.
Belleville, Il. 62220

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bruno David: Friday, 7 September 2007

Opening reception for Joan Hall on Friday, September 7, from 6 to 9 pm. The gallery will also be showing in the Project Room, a series of small prints by Carmon Colangelo from his recent printing projects. The continuing video series in the New Media Room this month is by filmaker and multidisciplinary New York City based artist Eleanor Dubinsky.

Joan Hall's new work features large-scale, sculptural works on paper and Mylar that are thickly layered with handmade paper, pulp, printing ink and acrylic. The process of addition and subtraction, cutting out shapes and painting with paper creates a deep and complex surface that reveals new images as we look deeper into the work, as though the viewer is diving through the surface of the ocean. Implicit natural phenomena, such as water, wind, currents, and waves not only show the artist's long fascination with the sea, but also portray the permeability of human beings' basic structure from part to whole; we are of and by the sea. John F. Kennedy remarked on the inextricable bond between human beings and the ocean when he marveled upon the fact that all of us have the same amount of salt in our blood as exists in the ocean; we have salt in our blood, sweat, and tears. When we go back to the sea, we are going back from whence we came.

Carmon Colangelo recent printing project is layered with both traditional and digital prints, delicate line drawings, and collages, his work is enriched with the transition between each mark and layer. Colangelo's work uses serial images to explore memory and private space through collages and hybrid images. Pharmland continues to play on influences of science in absurd narratives based on musings in the artists' studio.

In Short Forms, New York based artist Eleanor Dubinsky, presents two short video works that zoom in on details of ordinary life to reveal moments of accidental beauty. Humorous, visceral, and personal, the works draw on Dubinsky's choreographic sensibility and are playfully crafted studies seeking meaning in the everyday moods and moments that often pass us by.

The gallery is also pleased to announce that Sarah Colby, Ingo Baumgarten, Shannon Collis, Colby + Humphries, Corey Escoto, Sandra Marchewa and Patricia Olynyk have joined the gallery. Please join me and the gallery's artists in welcoming all of them at Joan Hall's opening reception.

The gallery is located at 3721 Washington Boulevard, in the heart of the Grand Center arts district, directly opposite The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and in close proximity to the Sheldon Memorial Art Galleries, The Fox Theatre, and Powell Symphony Hall. The gallery is open free to the public and the hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Wednesday - Saturday, and by appointment.

Directions: From 64/40-44 East/West, exit at Grand Avenue; turn right on Grand Avenue, then left on Washington Boulevard. The gallery is located on the north side of the street between Grand and Spring Avenues. Free parking is available on both Washington Boulevard and Spring Avenue.

Ellen Curlee Gallery: Thursday, 6 September 2007

next door: Video Series
September 6 - September 20, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6-9pm

The Ellen Curlee Gallery is delighted to announce its second exhibition in its Next Door Video Series, with videos by St. Louis artist Robin Assner. Fluff, 2007 will be shown in conjunction with our exhibition Cohesion: textiles + photography. Using marshmallow fluff for a metaphor for human skin and playing on their similarities, Assner examines corporeality and the contradiction of cultural priorities when it comes to an ideal body. She asks the viewer to consider his/her experiences of living in one’s skin and calls into question the physicality of one’s own space by breaking down the distinction between the body and its surroundings. Assner explores scenes where narratives are symbolic rather than literal and the mysterious undulating form, weighed down by the white sticky material, give visual form to the emotional perception of overflowing the limits of one’s skin.

Viewed from the street through the window next door to the gallery space, this series showcases video work by local, national and international artists 24 hours a day. The videos will change every two weeks. By showing video art in such a public manner, the gallery aims to heighten public interest in video work and hopes to instigate a dialogue about the individual works as well as the medium in general.

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

Coffee Cartell, Friday 14 September 2007

Jim Trotter
Art Opening, Sep. 14 2007, 7 pm till 10 pm
Coffee Cartell (open 24-7), Euclid at Maryland, Central West End
Show is up now and will be up throughout the month of September

Urban Studio: Thursday, 30 August 2007


We're wrapping up a summer brimming with youth programming, and we're taping it all to the
walls this Thursday. We'll be showcasing the black and white photos taken, developed, and printed by youth in our Picture the Future summer programs, as well as, the videos produced by the youth in the Adventures in Media program (co-sponsored by Trailnet, KDHX, and The
Urban Studio).

When: Thursday, August 30th, 9pm-11pm
Where: 2815 N 14th Street, 63106, just north of Crown Candy Kitchen

Live music, drinks, grapes. Our drink-oddities will include Old North Martinis, WineColas, and
BriskBuddies (copyright Peat Henry). Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

This is a celebration of our students' work first and foremost and a fundraiser second. If you think we're doing good stuff here, bring a few extra bucks. We'll be selling brilliant posters with some of the best images from the summer for $15.

The Urban Studio ~ ~ 847-226-8966

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Wednesday, 5 September 2007

JOHN JOSEPH HUNN is exhibiting at Maryville University September 3-21

RECEPTION IS SEPTEMBER 5th from 6-8 p.m.
650 Maryville University Drive
Morton J. May foundation Gallery

20 - 30 new paintings and drawings mostly all figurative

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ellen Curlee Gallery: Thursday, 6 Spetember 2007

COHESION: textiles + photography
September 6 ­ October 20, 2007

Opening reception: Thursday September 6, 2007 6-9 pm
Special Reception: In conjunction with the opening of the Innovations in Textiles Symposium, Friday September 14, 2007
Gallery Talk: Innovations in Textiles Saturday, September 15, 2007

The exhibition explores the relationship between photography and textiles through the work of two artists: Luanne Rimel and Liz Rideal. Each artist deals with the disparate disciplines of photography and textiles, weaving very personal visual stories yet approaching their work with different intent and through very different processes.

British artist Liz Rideal is interested in taking photographs of objects that we collectively agree as beautiful, and re-presenting them: Finding a modern medium for doing something very old. In her “Drapery” series, she uses a machine, the photo-booth, to photograph translucent silks and layers of pulled tulle. She then mounts the strips on board and re-photographs them. The result is art that is pure lyrical sensuality, in the tradition of hand-made-ness, yet stressing a medium that is all about mechanical standardization. Personal references underlie the surface patterns and textures of the pieces.

St. Louis artist Luanne Rimel is interested in the passage of time as evidenced by the lingering memories associated with objects. The routine domestic tasks of women are photographed and printed on cotton dishtowels, capturing the ephemeral through abstracted portraits of a moment. She also incorporates stitched text and other sewn elements as a way to mark time and reference the history of the cloth. Her work is a hauntingly beautiful reminder of the lives of our mothers and our grandmothers in a not so distant past.

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

Componere Gallery: Friday, 7 September 2007

The Componere Gallery at 6509 Delmar Blvd in U. City, 63130
presents "I LOVE ST. LOUIS" a watercolor exhibition by Marilynne Bradley
Artist's Reception September 7, 2007 from 7-9pm
Exhibit September 2-29, 2007

TINYVICES features photography and drawings by over 50 artists, including Ryan McGinley, Richard Kern, Thatcher Keats, Jerry Hsu, Leigh Ledare and Boogie. TINYVICES is curated by New York-based photographer and curator Tim Barber.

Our Library Exhibition JAIMIE WARREN: DON’T YOU FEEL BETTER features new photographs by Kansas City-based artist Jaimie Warren. Warren is known for her raw style of snapshot photography documenting her Mid-western community, combining striking color tones with an endearing sense of humor.
4568 Manchester Ave. (just East of Kingshighway)
St. Louis, MO 63110

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 14 September 2007

The Worlds of Women: A new body of work by Nancy Pfeil Berndt

A totally new body of work by local artist, Nancy Pfeil Berndt, will be shown at Grafica Fine Art in Webster Groves beginning September 14th. “The Worlds of Women” is comprised of portraits of women from a variety of cultures and lifestyles. Some of the women seem to be inviting the viewer into their world; others seem to dare you to enter.

Nancy decided on the theme of women because she felt it was a neglected topic. “Women are interesting.” she said. They may have very different lives and different ethnicities and exist in very different cultures, but, what they do share is being women. This show is a celebration of those similarities and differences.

“Worlds of Women” will run from Friday, September 14th through Friday, October 5th. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, September 14th from 5 to 9 pm at Grafica Fine Art, 7884 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO 63119.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Studio Altius: 22 September 2007

Studio Altius – The Sète Set
Opening reception September 22 from 6pm-11pm.

While known internationally for his stained glass, sculpture, abstract paintings, and folk music, Terry Corcoran will be presenting a unique and unified show in "The Sète Set". This collection is a series of never before seen paintings exploring the connection of experience between Mr. Corcoran and the French poet Paul Valéry relating to the famous graveyard in the seaside town of Sète in southeastern France. This place is the subject of one of Valéry's masterpieces "Le cimetière marin" and is also the subject for Corcoran's collection.

Studio Altius
3518-1 Greenwood Boulevard
Maplewood, Missouri 63143

Mad Art: Friday, 7 September 2007

The 14th biennial Contemporary Women Artist Exhibition XIV, opens September 7th at 7p.m. The exhibit, juried by artist Judy Onofrio focuses on works by women artists from across the nation and will be held at Mad Art Gallery in the historic Soulard neighborhood.

From over 200 submissions and 4 site specific installation proposals from across the country, Onofrio chose 55 pieces and 3 installations for the exhibition. "Because I believe that risk taking is essential to the growth of an artist, I found myself drawn to work that seemed to be on the brink of a significant breakthrough or discovery. The work reflected in this exhibition dealt not only with feminist issues but more personal and universal ones as well."

The show will run from September 7-29th. Mad Art Gallery is located across from the Anheuser-Busch Brewery at 2727 S. 12th Street. In addition to jurying the exhibition, Onofrio will present a lecture on her work on Thursday, September 6 at the Regional Arts Commission located at 6128 Delmar Blvd. and a Gallery talk at Mad Art on Friday September 7.

Events schedule:
  • Thursday, September 6, 6:30 PM Lecture by Judy Onofrio, Regional Arts Commission 6128 Delmar, St. Louis MO, lecture sponsored by WCA-STL and Craft Alliance
  • Friday, September 7-29, Exhibition, MAD ART Gallery, 2727 S. 12th Street, St. Louis MO, sponsored in part by the Missouri Arts Council.
  • Friday September 7, 6pm Gallery talk by Judy Onofrio, MAD ART Gallery
  • Friday September 7, 7-10pm Reception and awards ceremony, MAD ART Gallery
Funding for the exhibition and lectures provided by WCA-STL, the Missouri Arts Council, Craft Alliance and St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Art Department.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 30 August 2007

August 30 – September 21, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 30, 2007 from 4-7 p.m.
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays; and 1-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Sunny Santos exhibits paintings selected from her "Gossamer World" series. Santos' work contains deeply personal and emotionally charged self portraits. The paintings reveal the artist's fragile -- but not broken -- inner-world expressions of failed expectations of love and life.

Dinise Mustain taught herself the art of pressed botanicals. Most of the plant material is grown and collected on a farm along the bluffs of the Missouri River. Using the latest pressing and sealing techniques, Mustain creates art that preserves pieces of nature.

Alicia Scolarici's paintings are expressions of the joy, fun and simple pleasures that life offers. Inspired by her children and friends, she demonstrates her love of painting through images of still-life, floral and whimsical scenes.
Gallery Visio
170 Millennium Student Center
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-7922

Monday, August 20, 2007

May Gallery talk & opening: Friday 24 August 2007

Michael Putnam: Pilgrim India
Opening reception Friday, 5-7 pm

Pilgrimage is the temporal road to the heart of the eternal. Pilgrims, at great personal sacrifice, travel to festivals where they may enter the sacral moment by stepping into the Ganges.
The custom of pilgrimage to the Ganges was recorded first in the seventh century. Today eighty million Indians per year make pilgrimage. They go alone or in groups, sometimes whole villages, to immerse themselves in the holy mother and purify themselves of their sins.

This is travel in the spirit of seeking, of pure obligation alive with adventure, the known and the hoped for. Here is a festive people, the heart of culture, the life away from the repetitions and intersections of routine expectations. Here are Hindu pilgrims gathered in celebration. This is where yearning intercepts the present. The photographs in the exhibition were taken at various bathing festivals along the Ganges over a period of 40 years.

Michael Putnam, will also speak at 2:00 in the University Center Presentation Room. His talk will be particularly about how his photographic project about old movie theaters turned into the book, Silent Screens: The Decline and Transformation of the American Movie Theater. The book has been put on reserve in the Emerson Library.

Both the talk and the opening reception are free and open to the public.

Michael Putnam is a native New Yorker with a visual interest in the anthropology of everyday life and in the way the image of what has gone before visually inhabits the present. He has photographed notably in the towns and cities of the continental U. S. and along the Ganges, and has been part of a multi-media project photographing daily life in Tokyo, Moscow, London and New York. He has published, among other photographic books, Silent Screens: The Decline and Transformation of the American Movie Theater, Johns Hopkins Press, 2000.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Gallery FAB: Thursday, 6 September 2007

GALLERY FAB - University of Missouri-St. Louis
August 30 - October 6, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 2007 from 6pm - 8pm
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

"Daniela Marx Posters" will feature 20 mixed media and silkscreen posters by Marx, an assistant professor of graphic design at Loyola University New Orleans. The posters cover a range of topics, including social and political design.

Gallery FAB
201 Fine Arts Building
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Florissant Road and Rosedale Drive
Normandy, MO 63121
(314) 963-2020

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 24 August 2007

CECILLE R. HUNT GALLERY - Webster University

August 24 – September 21, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, August 24, 2007 from 6pm - 8pm
Hours: 10am-4pm Monday through Friday or by appointment

In Elaine Bradford’s recent sculptural work she explores implications associated with the handmade. Her sculptures suggest an enthusiastic hobbyist, pairing carefully crafted sweaters, meticulously constructed of yarn, with taxidermied animal heads. The works are homey in their conception, and are both warm and blank, sad and amusing while displaying a labor-intensive craft that teeters on the edge of absurdity. Exploring how each could live in a domestic setting, she works to conceal and reveal these forms simultaneously by pairing peculiar moments with
familiar surroundings. The combination of materials and her imagery blend masculine and feminine associations, highlighting the social commentary inherent in her production as they both come from a world of home craft, leisure activity and sport ultimately infusing these everyday objects with a surreal comfortability. The act of making sweaters brings to mind hours of labor, she is particularly interested in referencing something that is unwanted and unneeded, with concepts of comfort and warmth. Her work evokes traditionally feminine pursuits such as quilting, yet her imagery would most readily invoke unsettling masculinity. Using crochet, Bradford has also made sweaters for items including trees and vacuum cleaners. Utilizing familiar items and referencing the domestic, she introduces the viewer to an uncanny reality that is strange but equally morbid and pathetic but also brings them new life and altering the way we view these truncated forms.
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63119

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 7 September 2007

Bruno David Gallery
CARMON COLANGELO: Pharmland Series
Opening Reception. Friday, September 7 from 6 to 9 pm
(Exhibition: September 7 – October 6, 2007)
HOURS: 10 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment.

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibit JOAN HALL: FROM WHENCE WE CAME in the main gallery, featuring large-scale, sculptural prints that are thickly layered with handmade paper, pulp, and printing ink. The process of addition and subtraction, cutting out shapes and painting with paper creates a deep and complex surface that reveals new images as we look deeper into the work, as though the viewer is diving through the surface of the ocean. Implicit natural phenomena, such as water, wind, currents, and waves not only show the artist’s long fascination with the sea, but also portray the permeability of human beings’ basic structure from part to whole; we are of and by the sea.

In the Project Room, the internationally known printmaker Carmon Colangelo will show
thirteen small prints from his recent printing projects. Layered with both traditional and digital prints, delicate line drawings, and collages, his work is enriched with the transition between each mark and layer. Colangelo’s work uses serial images to explore memory and private space through collages and hybrid images. Pharmland continues to play on influences of science in absurd narratives based on musings in the artist’ studio.

In the New Media Room, multidisciplinary New York based artist Eleanor Dubinsky presents a series of short video works that zoom in on details of ordinary life to reveal moments of accidental beauty. Humorous, visceral, and personal, the works draw on Dubinsky’s choreographic sensibility and are playfully crafted studies seeking meaning in the everyday moods and moments that often pass us by.

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Boulevard (in Grand Center
St. Louis, MO 63108

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 31 August 2007

Kemper Art Museum at Washington University

"Window | Interface" is the second installment in the Museum's Screen Arts and New Media Aesthetics series. The exhibition highlights a variety of artistic projects--including videos, photographs, and digital installations -- that explore the roles of windows, screens, and interfaces as both boundaries and sites of transaction between machine and mind, data and perception, the physical and the virtual.

Featured Artists include Doug Aitken; Joseph Beuys; Peter Campus; Albrecht Dürer; Olafur Eliasson; Cerith Wyn Evans; Valie Export; Kirsten Geisler; Gary Hill; David Hilliard; Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle; Marcel Odenbach; Nam June Paik, Jud Yalkut, and Charlotte Moorman; Jeffrey Shaw; Hiroshi Sugimoto; Bill Viola; Jeff Wall.

PANEL DISCUSSION WITH ARTISTS AND CURATORS: Friday, August 31, 6 pm in Steinberg Auditorium
PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 31, 7-10 pm, Kemper Art Museum

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

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 7 September 2007

Mad Art Gallery presents the St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for the Art's Contemporary Women Artist's Exhibit XIV. Juror Judy Onofrio chose 55 pieces and 3 installations from the 199 entries for the exhibit.

Opening Reception is Friday September 7th from 7-10 pm
September 7th - 29th, 2007
Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th St.
St. Louis, MO 63118

St. Louis Artist's Guild: Sunday, 19 August 2007

St. Louis Artist's Guild presents a walk-in juried show, Abstraction, Innovation, and Experimentation (2nd fl) Juror, Douglass Freed
Opening Reception THIS Sunday Aug. 19th from 1-3 pm
For the opening they run a shuttle from the Fontbonne College parking lot on Big Bend to the Artist's Guild.

August 19th - October 6th 2007

The Artist's Guild is located at 2 Oak Knoll Park in Clayton, MO

Friday, August 10, 2007

Beverly: Friday, 10 August 2007

Opening Reception, 7-10 this Friday, August 10th.
3155 Cherokee St

If you feel like you're losing your memory, can't sleep or just would like some free wine, come see Angela Malchionno's latest installation.

Beds, string...paint. Who's (sic) house do you live in?

Sunday, August 05, 2007

phd gallery: 18 August 2007

Confluence: The Work of Joe Chesla

Join us for the opening night reception, Saturday, August 18, 2007, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
On view August 18 - October 6, 2007. Hours are noon to 4:00 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

A dramatic new exhibition of Rust Prints and and Hybrid Sculpture examines the nature and process of merging elements. The series of nearly a dozen sculptures and forty-two prints represents the artist's exploration into the idea of confluence: the flowing together of two entities at a single juncture or point. The sculptural pieces embody that moment when the convergence of two powerful elements, in this case iron and wood, resonate into a true and harmonious union. Combining wood and skillfully crafted metal parts, Chesla creates unique, yet oddly familiar sculptures which seem to tell part of a larger story. Chesla challenges conventional aesthetics, daring us to see art in his sculptural hybrids of nature and industrialization. The "Mineral Prints" continue this process-oriented approach. Working directly with the metal plates and printmaking paper, the artist couples the two elements together for days or weeks in the process of making a print. A confluence is achieved by immersing the paper and metal plate in liquid and allowing them to merge though drying and rewetting stages. When the impregnation and layering of iron oxide and salt attain an intriguing state, the print is complete.

According to Chesla, "The process of both works is pure and intuitive. There is little study or plan to what is happening in the studio. More so these pieces can be viewed as moments within an event, snapshots, if you will, of my ever-constructing mind."

phd gallery is located at 2300 Cherokee Street in St. Louis (314) 664-6644

Friday, August 03, 2007

Craft Alliance: 14 September 2007

In the Charak Gallery Edna J. Patterson-Petty. Intimacy: Fiber Works
Opening September 14, 2007 ending October 28, 2007
Doors open: Doors open: Friday September 14th at 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Daily gallery hours: Tues-Thur 10 am- 5pm Fri-Sat 10am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pm

Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar Blvd 63130

Craft Alliance: 14 September 2007

Mystery Contained: A Show of Contemporary Basketry.
September 7, 2007 ending October 28, 2007
Opening Friday September th at 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Daily gallery hours: Tues-Thur 10 am- 5pm Fri-Sat 10am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pm

A selection of over thirty contemporary baskets will be on exhibit at Craft Alliance this fall in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles, a collaborative event in and around the St. Louis Region. Mystery Contained is a collection of work that is a mystery itself. Baskets constructed by artists using non-traditional materials such as wood, metal, paper, and beads introduce a new vision of what a basket really is. “Basketry today is a painting that defines space. It is sculpture that reveals the artist’s hand, and leaves the viewer asking, ‘how did they do that?’” states curator Kate Anderson.
Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar Blvd 63130

Snowflake & Fort Gondo: Friday, 10 august 2007

FRIDAY, August 10th 6-10 pm

FREE CHURCH INTERNATIONAL presents DREAM WARFARE 3 at Snowflake/Citystock 3156 Cherokee at Compton
RELICS, RIMJOBS, ROBBERY, RESONANCE: More Techniques of Natural Magick at Fort Gondo Compound For the Arts
3151 Cherokee Street

These two solo exhibitions by Jason Wallace Triefenbach were created in tandem for these two specific sites. If you're in the STL area, please come be with us! Fort Gondo show will feature sculptures, paintings, drawings, photos, found objects, stolen things, and more. The SNOWFLAKE/CITYSTOCK exhibit is several drawings and a 45 minute video piece. The drawings are intended as scenes of the video existing OUTSIDE the framework of the pixils. ALSO after the shows end at ten or so, a special secret music program in Fort Gondo's BASEMENT venue, the Cavern. You remember basements, right?

Marbles Gallery: Saturday, 4 August 2007

Michael Kathriner, St. Louis area artist and art educator, exhibiting his RECENT WORK at the Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery in Lafayette Square, August 1-31.

Hope you can attend the Opening Reception from 6-9 on Saturday, August 4 to see the exhibit and meet the artist. Bring your friends and enjoy the art, conversation and a complimentary glass of wine before or after your dinner in Lafayette Square!

Michael Kathriner considers himself a junker and collector. After a few years of oil painting, he found his hunting and collecting obsession immensely useful and relevant to his art. He now works with assemblage, and his craft for finding and using junk refined. The process of looking for stuff, finding and collecting it has become just as important as creating the finished works of assemblage.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Beverly Gallery: Friday 3 August 2007

Blake Besharian, Amanda Harper, and Christie Norrick: "Pony Speculations"

This multimedia show features paintings, sculptures, drawings, and video, which address a variety of issues including (but not exclusively) sexuality, issues of representation, and cultural appropriation.

Please join us at the Beverly Gallery for an opening reception on Friday, August 3 from 7 to 9 pm. Refreshments provided.

There will be additional viewing hours on Saturday from 12 to 4 pm, but it's only up for the weekend so don't miss it. Beverly Gallery is located at 3155 Cherokee Street

Art Coop: Friday, 10 August 2007

Please join us on Friday, August 10, from 7 to 11 pm, for the opening reception of 5D, a solo exhibition by Jay H. Behrle.

Behrle has spent seven of the last ten years designing and fabricating contemporary metal furniture. Over the last three years Behrle has been producing contemporary mixed media wall panels incorporating machined and handcrafted metal components. 5D is a 10-year retrospective of Behrle's 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional work.

The opening reception is free and open to the public. Additional gallery hours for 5D are Saturday and Sunday afternoon, August 11 and 12, from noon to 5 pm.

Art Coop is located at 2400 South Jefferson. (7 blocks South of Highway 44, on the left.)

Third Floor Gallery: Friday, 3 August 2007

"Sex, Politics & You" opening reception 6-11pm

Stan Chisholm, Fabio Rodriguez, Justin Tolentino, Victor Vigil, Bryan Walsh, Davide Weaver

Third Floor Gallery, 1214 Washington Ave.