Tuesday, January 29, 2008

MOCRA: Sunday, 3 February 20008

This Sunday, February 3, enjoy a free public opening reception for the new exhibition at Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)...

"Miao Xiaochun: The Last Judgment in Cyberspace"

The first St. Louis showing of an internationally exhibited Chinese artist who uses virtual reality technology to explore Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel masterpiece from a variety of new perspectives.

Free public opening reception Sunday, February 3, 2008, 3 ­ 5 p.m.
The exhibition continues through May 11.

Chinese artist Miao Xiaochun began with a question. Art historian and exhibition curator Wu Hung frames it this way: "What do the figures in Michelangelo’s Last Judgment. . . see at this fatal moment? To Miao Xiaochun, to answer these questions means to enter the painting and to assume the varied gazes of the painted figures."

In order to enter the painting, Miao Xiaochun used three-dimensional modeling software to create a digital avatar of his own body. Then he mapped this model onto all 400-plus figures in Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel painting, thus becoming all of the characters—the divine, the demonic, the saved, and the damned. He has created large-scale digital C-print images from five vantage points in the virtual environment. The exhibition also includes a video created by Miao that enables the viewer to "fly through" the painting. The images and the video blend qualities of cutting-edge technology with sublime and apocalyptic imagery.

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)
3700 West Pine Mall on the campus of Saint Louis University
314-977-7170 or http://mocra.slu.edu

Belas Artes: Friday, 1 February 2008


Art Exhibit of internationally acclaimed awards winning Contemporary African Artists Khalifa A. Dieng from Senegal and Ibiyinka O Alao from Nigeria

Opening Reception of the show – Friday, February 1st at 6:30pm to 9pm
Art Exhibit from February 1st to March 8th

In celebration of the African Heritage Month Belas Artes is honored to bring to St. Louis the art of two of the most acclaimed contemporary African Artists: Khalifa Ababacar Dieng from Senegal winner of the European Union Creativity prize at the 7th Biennal African Art, and the Nigerian Art Ambassador Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao, first prize winner of the United Nations International Art competition.

Curated by Dr. Jackie Lewis-Harris, PhD, Director of the Center of Human Origin and Cultural Diversity, University of Missouri St. Louis, the exhibit “From West Africa to the Midwest - A journey of space, time, and movement” is a two part show which moves through the gallery’s space and through time. Khalifa’s interactive and playful art will be shown from 02/02 to 02/24 followed by the vibrancy of color and movement of Ibiyinka’s bigger than life colorful paintings displayed from 02/28 to 03/7th.

In this first of a series of annual exhibits exploring perception, creation, space, time and movement, Belas Artes offers to the public an experience of the dynamics of diversity in a constant search for equality, harmony, and joy.

The event and exhibit are free and open to the public. Parking on street.

Belas Artes: 1854 Russell Blvd, St. Louis 63104 (314)772-2787

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 1 February 2008

Opening Reception for FOUR ACES: Large-scale Prints from Four Universities
this Friday February 1, from 6 to 9 pm.

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to offer to St. Louis an opportunity to see the exhibit FOUR ACES: Large-Scale Prints from Four Universities. The works exhibited are from graduate students and faculty members of Washington University in St. Louis - Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts; Louisiana State University – College of Art and Design, University of Texas - Austin; and University of Wisconsin - Madison.

For several years, LSU, UT, and UW have put on similar art exhibitions. This is the first year a fourth university has been included. Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis seemed an obvious choice for the fourth university as Carmon Colangelo, printmaker and dean of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, is an alumnus of the LSU School of Art.

These four top universities are linked because so few art schools have the facilities and equipment to produce large-format prints. The exhibit will display various printmaking mediums, including screen-printing, digital printing, collagraph, and relief printing.
Thank you for your continuing support! Bruno and the staff.

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 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 Wednesdays through Saturdays, and by appointment.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 1 February 2008

Great Rivers Biennial 2008 Opening Night

Friday, February 1, 2008
7:00 pm, Free admission, cash bar, complimentary valet

Be among the first to visit our new exhibition! Bring your friends and family and join us for a celebration marking the opening of the Great Rivers Biennial 2008, an exhibition designed to celebrate emerging artistic talent and to strengthen the local art scene in St. Louis. The Great Rivers Biennial program is generously funded by the Gateway Foundation.

Admission to the Great Rivers Biennial Opening Night is free.

The Front Room
February 1, 2008 is also opening night for the Front Room. The Front Room is a new project space in the Contemporary's lobby designed to offer reactive, nimble, and experimental exhibitions.

In conjunction with the Great Rivers Biennial, the Front Room will feature projects by White Flag Projects; Snowflake/Citystock; Evil Prints, in collaboration with Outlaw Printmakers; Boots Contemporary Art Space; Maps Contemporary Arts Space; local independent curator Dana Turkovic; and local record shop Apop. The schedule of events is subject to change; please refer to the Contemporary's website for regular updates. This season of the Front Room is curated by Assistant Curator Laura Fried.

The first project, White Flag Projects Presents P.G.S. ("Provincial Gallery Simulator") opens alongside the Great Rivers Biennial 2008 on February 1 and lasts until February 17, 2008.

As the inaugural occupant, White Flag Projects will stage an ersatz commercial gallery within the Front Room walls, offering as its only service "abuse"-specifically, a slap in the face. Patrons are placed in front of the painting and are photographed as a "gallery girl" slaps them. "Gallery goers" may be slapped free of charge, while "collectors" may pay to have a print made as a souvenir of the assault. "Serious collectors" may attempt to negotiate discounts for large purchases of multiple slaps.


Pulitzer: Friday, 1 February 2008

Dan Flavin: Constructed Light

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Pulitzer's new exhibition, Dan Flavin: Constructed Light, this Friday, February 1st, from 6-9pm.

The focus of this exhibition is the experience of Flavin's work - sculptural installations composed of mass-produced light fixtures and florescent tubes - within the architecture and shifting natural light of the Pulitzer building.

Flavin's art work extends beyond the physical hardware to encompass the surrounding space it illuminates. As a result, his art is inseparable from the architecture in which it is presented, an effect that is especially powerful within the Pulitzer.

The Pulitzer and Contemporary will be providing complimentary valet that night, accessible in front of both buildings on Washington Boulevard.

3716 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 8 February 2008

Odavde/Otuda (from here/from there)
An International Exhibition of Contemporary Bosnian Artists
February 8 – March 14, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, February 8, 2008 – 6pm-9pm

Alen Basic - Isak Berbic - Zlatko Cosic - Sejla Kameric - Margareta Kern - Damir Niksic - Nebojsa Seric

Curated by Jeffrey Hughes and Dana Turkovic

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery is pleased to present Odavde/Otuda (from here/from there): An International Exhibition of Contemporary Bosnian Artists. This exhibition will be an opportunity to engage the St. Louis public in a dialogue addressing the Bosnia-Herzegovina diaspora and will include works by seven contemporary artists born in Bosnia, including representatives of those who emigrated as a result of the Bosnian War (1992-1995). To date, about 50,000 Bosnians settled in the St. Louis area in the 1990s after the war in the former Yugoslavia and is thought to be the largest outside of Bosnia. The exhibition brings together work by artists who incorporate issues of individual and group identity, land and politics, the laws of art and war, tradition, belonging and place. An exhibition of this nature is particularly pertinent as a means to examine and emphasize the important contributions made to the broader fabric of St. Louis cultural life by the local Bosnian community. Odavde/Otuda will also aim to not only bridge a gap but open a door of consideration on an important new community in St. Louis of people rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of one of the twentieth century's most brutal conflicts. One way to better serve this community is to understand its culture and religion through the work of these international artists, as the events of the war are undoubtedly now part of the history of the city of St. Louis. This exhibition made possible by The Arthur and Helen Baer Charitable Foundation.

Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10am – 4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10am – 8pm or by appointment.

Webster University – Visual Arts Studio – 8342 Big Bend Blvd. St. Louis, Missouri, 63119
314.968.7171 - art@webster.edu

SLCC Forest Park Gallery of Contemporary Art: Friday 29 February 2008

Sean Frye, one of two African American faculty members in the art department at St Louis Community College at Forest Park, will be having a solo exhibit at the Gallery of Contemporary Art at Forest Park entitled “Strange Adventures.”

Sean Frye writes, "My current body of work is a hybrid of both, fine art and graphic illustration. The subject matter varies, but for the most part, the content is pulled from different social, political and personal oddities. I began the “Guilty Pleasures” series to focus on the ideal views of women through the eyes of men - fantasy vs. reality. For example, men are seeking the perfect woman represented in The 3 Graces, which are the wife, the warrior, and the whore. By Contrast, my “Adventures in Reality” series focuses on current events with a graphic illustrative twist. Still Smokin’ Nuns represents the clash of religious and secular views and is a metaphor of the restrictions faced by the clergy placing them on a pedestal of piety above the “lowly” sinners, when in fact they are behaving unsaintly."

The exhibition runs from Feb 11 through March 7, with an artist reception occurring on Friday, Feb 29 from 6-8pm. The Gallery of Contemporary Art is located in the Library Building of the Forest Park Campus, 5600 Oakland.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

May Gallery: Friday, 25 January 2008

Annual Faculty Exhibition

© T. Ann Tolin
Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, Greg Landrum, James Leick, Robert LaRouche, Joseph John Lowry, Dominique Macaire, David A. Moore, Jack Rinehart, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest, Chris Walker

opening reception Friday, 25 January 2008, 5-7 pm
25 January - 29 February 2008

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.
8300 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Goves MO 63119

314-246-7673 mgallery@webster.edu

SLCC Forest Park: Friday, 25 JAnuary 2008

John Hunn is showing at Forest Park Community College (Library) Friday Jan 25th. Reception from 6-8 P.M. check out his work via blog.
5600 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, Mo.63110

PSTL Window Gallery : Friday, 1 February 2008

OPENING RECEPTION Friday, February 1, 6-9pm
Please join us for the opening reception for multi-media artist Gina Alvarez. The exhibit runs through March 8.

Gina Alvarez: Your Love is Kindest
a mixed-media installation
PSTL Window Gallery @ Pace Framing
632 N. Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO. 63103
Between the Fox Theater and Powell Symphony Hall and directly across the street from Schmidt Contemporary Art.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Componere Gallery: Friday, 1 February 2008

"Solitary Visions"
Public reception: Friday, February 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
February 1, 2008 continues through February 31, 2008

Dimitrina Kutriansky, oils and drawings
"Sharing life’s magical moments"

Hours: 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
6505 - 6509 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

Saturday, January 19, 2008

City Museum: Friday, 25 January 2008

You are invited to the opening of the Elmslie and Sullivan exhibition on January 25, 6-9 pm at City Museum. It will be in the St. Louis Architectural Museum which is located in the SE corner of the 3rd floor in City Museum. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago will speak at 7pm. Tim is a legend in urban preservation. His life is the subject of a 'This American Life' story.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Please mention that you are there to see the exhibit at the door.

The work in the exhibit is architectural ornament from Louis Sullivan, considered the father of modern architecture, and George Grant Elmslie, who was Sullivan's chief draftsman and later a important architect in his own right. Much of the exhibit's work is from three schools designed by Elmslie in Hammond, Indiana considered by many to have been some of the finest examples of late Chicago school architecture. Bruce Gerrie has brought together this collection and is acting as curator with help from architect Laura Johnson.

The legendary Johnny Rabbitt interviewed curator Bruce Gerrie and Michael Kilfoy this week to talk about the exhibit. The interview will broadcast Sunday at 8pm on WIL AM 1430 and at 6:30am on WIL FM 92.3, Movin' 101.1, and the Arch 106.5.

You can learn more about the exhibit at
www.citymuseum.org. We hope you can join us at the opening. It will be a wonderful evening.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Gallery 210: Thursday, 24 January 2008

Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri – St. Louis presents:

Archie Scott Gobber: Archie Scott Gobber is Trustworthy
Thursday, January 24th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Artist's Lecture: 6:30pm

The exhibit will feature a series of paintings by Kansas City, Mo., artist Archie Scott Gobber. Known for his wry political commentary, Gobber recontextualizes standard catch phrases, quotes, soundbites and slogans from popular culture, political campaigns and mass media. The preeminence of words and virtual abandonment of representational imagery gives his current paintings a heightened sense of gravity and places his work in the area of conceptual art.

For more information or directions we can be contacted at 314.516.5976 or gallery@jinx.umsl.edu. We also offer docent tours on request, please call ahead of time to make an appointment for your group.

Xen Gallery: Friday, 18 January 2008

Metalsmiths Jaime Jo Fisher/Texas, Debra Adelson/New Jersey, Trish Stevenson/Wisconsin

Photographer Cali Hobgood-Lemme/Illinois

5:30 - 8:00 Tonight - Friday, January 18th

Xen Gallery
401 North Euclid (on the corner of Euclid & McPherson)

Fort Gondo: Friday, 18 January 2008

an exhibition of new work from Ryan Edge, Ian Jones, Courtney Kennedy, Jess Kiel-Wornson, Nicole Stevens

Opening reception: Friday, Jan. 18, 6-10PM at Fort Gondo

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bruno David Gallery:Friday, 1 February 2008

FOUR ACES: Large-Scale Prints from Four Universities
Opening Reception. Friday, February 1 from 6 to 9 pm
(Exhibition: February 1 – March 8, 2008)

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibit FOUR ACES: Large-Scale Prints from Four Universities. The works exhibited are from graduate students and faculty members of Washington University in St. Louis-Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art; Louisiana State University – College of Art and Design, University of Texas - Austin; and University of Wisconsin - Madison. For several years, LSU, UT, and UW have put on similar art exhibitions. This is the first year a fourth university has been included. Washington University in St. Louis seemed an obvious choice for the fourth university as Carmon Colangelo, printmaker and dean of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, is an alumnus of the LSU School of Art. These four top universities are linked because so few art schools have the facilities and equipment to produce large-format prints. The exhibit will display various printmaking mediums, including screenprinting, digital printing, collagraph, and relief printing.

The gallery is open free to the public, Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 to 5, and by appointment.

Bruno David Gallery is located at 3721 Washington Boulevard, in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, directly opposite The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Boulevard (in Grand Center)
St. Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Messing Gallery: Sunday, 20 January 2008

You Are Here

Messing Gallery presents the exhibition You Are Here, a solo exhibition of mixed media and low relief paintings by Mary C. Nasser running from January 20 through February 23, 2008.

The free opening reception will Sunday, January 20, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Messing Gallery is located at MICDS (Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School) 101 North Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63124.

For more information, call 993-5100 ext. 7619

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 18 January 2008


Please join us as we open a solo exhibition for nationally recognized artist Katy Stone. "Poetic Constructions" features a group of Stone's sculptural pieces - layers of crafted acrylic on mylar elements, interwoven and assembled into glittery, flowing works whose features include separation pins, allowing movement and multi-shadows. These are works that virtually cascade down or across a wall in elegant and mysterious patterns often giving viewers an unexpected but peaceful and serene experience.

The exhibition opens with a Reception Friday, January 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., and will continue through March 8.

Please note that the Mary Joan Waid exhibition will be shown concurrently and has been extended through January 26.

Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6, and by appointment. Friday evening, January 18, will be a Euclid/McPherson Gallery Walk. We hope to see you then!

Atrium Gallery
4729 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art: Friday, 1 February 2008

Dongfeng Li: My Psychological Activities to the Environment
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2008 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Exhibition: February 1 – 29, 2008

Dongfeng Li's current exhibition draws inspiration from Li's new environment and the new
people he has met. Dongfeng Li states: "My favorite subject in my painting is the people.
I like to make a series of paintings of the different people I meet and who I am interested.
I always try to capture fresh impressions of them." In this series of paintings, Li uses
cooler light to express both quietness and tranquility, and at times a lonely and clinical
feeling to the work. In addition, Li likes using complementary colors to help create a
drama and excitement within the painting.

Gallery Hours: Monday- Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m.- 4:00p.m., Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday 12 – 4 p.m.

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art
Fine Arts Building, 6800 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 889-1431

Edwardsville Arts Center: Friday, 18 January 2008

"This Land . . . "

Landscape photography show at the Edwardsville Arts Center. The 12-artist exhibition features photographs of wild, rural and urban landscapes. Curated by Jim Cook, the show" reminds us not only of the land's beauty but also its fragility and our precarious relationship with it."

Exhibit Run: Wednesday, January 16 and runs through March 2, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, January 18 from 7 - 9 pm
Panel Discussion - Digital Media and Art: Friday, February 15 from 7 - 9 pm

Art Center Hours Wednesday & Friday 11 am - 5 pm, Thursday11 am - 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday11 am - 4 pm
Edwardsville Arts Center
310 Hillsboro Avenue
P.O. Box 63
Edwardsville, IL 62025-0063

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 18 January 2008

January 18, 6 - 10 p.m., Third Degree East Gallery presents /Veiled Landscapes, /oil paintings and ink drawings that explore rhythm and cycles of a changing landscape by *Mike Pagano*. This show marks a distinctly different approach, a return to the fixed image, which Pagano has not displayed since 2004's New Art Journalism Exhibit./ /Also on exhibit is a cheeky display of sculpted solid glass animals by *Robin Rogers*. Rogers will provide a glass sculpting demo beginning at 8 p.m. in the Hot Shop. Both exhibits on view through February 12.

Come in from the cold. January's Third Friday will warm your heart and your toes. See glass blowing and flameworking demonstrations. Fire performance by *Pandora's Matchbox* begins at 9 p.m. We turn up the heat with a Brazilian beat when *Valerie Tichacek Trio* begins to samba at 7 p.m. Foodie Sponsor: *Butler's Pantry* -- One of Missouri's finest!

This event is free and family friendly. A cash bar is provided. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar, smack dab between University City's Loop and the Central West End. For more info <http://www.stlglass.com/> or 314-367-4527. Play with fire!

Ellen Curlee Gallery: Friday, 25 January 2008

JAMIE KREHER: re-construction
January 25 - March 8, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 2008 6pm-9pm

Ellen Curlee Gallery is pleased to present recent work by local artist Jamie Kreher. Using methods associated with mass production such as repetition and homogeneity, Kreher builds pictorial space through sensuous accumulations of a single industrial item, interlocking abandoned lampposts, traffic lights and highway signage. Merging ideas behind conceptual art
with a process of straightforward documentary photography, she focuses on everyday objects in the built environment, using them as source material. Kreher arrives at her final images by isolating these structures, combining the literalness of a photograph with the virtual look a digitally manipulated, computer-modeled environment.

The Ellen Curlee Gallery specializes in contemporary fine art photography with a special emphasis on the work of international photographers. The gallery is located at 1308-A Washington Ave. in the Washington Ave Loft district. Hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday and 11:00 to 9:00 the first Friday of the month. Tel: (314) 241-1299.

Friday, January 11, 2008

SLUMA: Friday, 11 January 2008

PLEASE JOIN US THIS EVENING, Friday, January 11, at 5:00 p.m. at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art for the opening reception of

R E S I L I E N C E : The Sculpture of Philip Hitchcock

Philip Hitchcock, a native of St. Louis, has been a sculptor for more than twenty years. Specializing in lifecasting techniques, his sculpture demonstrates a photo realistic depiction of the human form, but its portrayal is always heroic. While the sculptures celebrate ideal form, they also provoke questions about standards of appropriate representation of the nude. Featured in this exhibit is the museum's latest acquisition, "Christ Embracing the Cross."

RESILIENCE: The Sculpture of Philip Hitchcock is on view through
February15, 2008.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is located at 3663 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. Museum hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. For more information call (314) 977-2666.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 11 January 2008

Awards of Excellence 2008
January 11 through February 24, 2008
Opening Reception Friday, January 11, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Wine tasting provided by Mary Michelle Winery
Artists Gallery Talk Sunday, February 3, 2008, 2 PM

Jacoby Arts Center presents Awards of Excellence 2008, featuring the work of artists John DenHouter, Amanda Lea Dickson, Sarah Frost, Damia Smith, Dave Stine, and Eugene Ursprung.
Bob Huber selected these six artists as representing some of the region's best from the Jacoby Arts Center’s third annual juried exhibition in June of 2007. Mr. Huber, Pegram Chair in Fine Art at Blackburn College, teaches Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and Ceramics and is the gallery director for three campus spaces.

Jacoby Arts Center
Madison County Arts Council
627 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

CooperElla: Saturday, 2 February 2008

Indie Valentine is St. Louis’ only night time craft show and offers up an eclectic mix of handmade goods and artwork by some the most creative artists and crafters in St. Louis.

February 2, 2008 from 7 to 10pm, free and open to the public.

Indie Valentine is the only craft show where crafters can lash out against the commercialized corporate travesty that is Valentines Day by showing our love of DIY craft. 40 Vendors will display their goods in a handmade paradise.

Presented by St. Louis Craft Mafia, Cranky Yellow Publishing, CooperElla

2743 Sutton
Maplewood, MO 63143


Naughti-Gras: Saturday, 26 January 2008

Naughti-Gras Exhibition "The Erotic Art Show"
January 26th, 2008 from 6pm to 11pm
at the Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio Avenue, Saint Louis.

Please join us for an exciting evening of erotic art. This juried exhibit will feature 61 artists working in a variety of media: Kay Belch . Jenn Blankenship . Clare Bramlette . Rich Brooks . Katie Burke . William Burton . Robert Tapley Bustamante . Jennifer Carter . Deanna Chafin . Danielle Correll . John Cross . Sam Davis . Jimmie Deardeuff . Mark DoHarlinque . Kris Dysert . Joseph Farmer . Heidi Fox . Robert Frank . Jesse Gater . Kathy Gomric . Jasmine Haas . Amanda Harper . Riccardo Hayes . Jacob Houvenagle . Bruce Howard . Danielle Jackson . Drew Jones . Karen Jones . Pam Jones . Raphael Kats . Michael Keth . Connie LaFlam . JR Laverty . Arlene Ligori . Jane Linders . Shawn Lipe . Brian Livingston . David Long . Justin Magee . George Malek . Jon Maurice . Moe Moellering . Gabriel Mora .David Morris . Dallas Moses . Jim Sabo . John Schnellmann . Thomas Shepherd . Tim Smith . Jeanne Spezia . Stan Strembicki . Kevin Trobaugh . Jim Trotter . Kara Wabbel . Jessica Weber . Miriam Wiegand . Jennifer Weigel . Lori Weingarten . John Williams . Terri Willits . Angelia Young .

This exhibit is free and open to the public, but you must be 18 years old to attend. Don’t miss this naughty night of adult fun at the Koken Art Factory.

Schmidt Contemporary Art: Friday, 18 January 2008

ANN PIBAL Recent Work
JOHN DILG Recent Work

Opening Reception Friday, January 18, 6:00-8:00 PM
January 18 thru February 16, 2008

Schmidt Contemporary Art is proud to open 2008 with two one-person exhibitions: Ann Pibal, a New York based artist who is having her second one-person exhibition and her first outside of New York and John Dilg who is having his second exhibition with this gallery.

Ann Pibal works in a clean, crisp, geometric style layering the ground color of her surface with a series of thin lines which present gridlike references although never actually invoking an actual grid. Her paintings are painted on a thin rigid material called Dibond which allows the paintings to lie flat against the wall and almost meld into it. Thus the eye of the viewer is allowed to carry the imagery easily beyond the dimensions of the picture plane enabling even the smallest of works to activate a larger space with ease.

John Dilg continues his explorations of landscape and the figure in very carefully executed oil paintings from the past two years. John’s touch of the paint to the canvas is one of the most sensual I have ever encountered. The paintings, perhaps simple in composition upon an initial viewing, gain in their complexity as one allows mind and eye to be absorbed into the immaculate execution of the canvases.

Schmidt Contemporary Art 615 North Grand, St. Louis, MO 63103 314 575 2648

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 12 January 2008

Please join us for the opening reception our next exhibitions this Saturday evening, January 12, from 7 to 10 PM.


White Flag Projects is pleased to present "All Systems Go", an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Linnea Spransy. Spransy's work is remarkable in its overt complexity, fastidious workmanship, and unlikely palette. A typical work begins with the artist devising a beautifully arbitrary system that reveals its almost biological magnificence as the artist follows her applied rules to their conclusion. All Systems Go will include paintings, drawings, and preparatory works which will allow viewers to fully consider the artist's process.

Zach Kleyn's "One-Hour Sculptures" began as the artist's studio exercise in using one hour of a day to re-imagine components of failed sculptures and other studio detritus into new works. The resulting objects were photographed and dismantled, their existence briefly noted and their various parts returned to stock of the artist's materials. For his exhibition
Meditations on Limitations/One-Hour Sculptures Kleyn has reconstituted several of these ephemeral works from their original components, focusing the viewer's attention on the humor and improvisation inherent to his work.

4568 Manchester AVE
St. Louis, MO 63110
John Watson, Sandra Abrams, and Architectural Drawings from the Labor & Industry Museum, Belleville

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, January 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Exhibit continues through March 8 and is free and open to the public.

Join us for an opening reception of sculptures by John Watson,paintings by Sandra Abrams, and a selection of blueprints from the Labor & Industry Museum in Belleville, IL.

ARTIST TALK Thursday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.
John Watson and Sandra Abrams talk about their inspiration and images for their work

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center is located on the Belleville Campus of Southwestern Illinois College. Visitor parking is available in front of the Art Center.

HOURS Tuesday - Saturday 11 am-5 pm, Thursday 11 am-8 pm, Closed Sunday, Monday, and school holidays.
William & Florence Schmidt Art Center
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221
618.222.5278 | www.schmidtartcenter.com

phd gallery: Saturday, 19 January 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008, 7:00 p.m. at phd gallery for the opening reception of


monochromatic oil paintings of nude figures in boxes by E. GIBBONS

On View January 19 - March 8, 2008

It is human nature to put put people in a box. E. Gibbons takes that idea literally. The New Jersey artist, who gleans inspiration from classical subject matter, has created more than 120 black & white oil paintings of male and female figures for his BOX SERIES. phd gallery
will host a solo exhibition of Gibbons' work and will hang nearly 40 of his near lifesize canvases.

Inspired by themes and images from classical painters like Michelangelo, Ingres, and Neo-Classicist Jacques-Louis David, Gibbons' boxes are his environments, his still lifes and his visual voice. Some figures confront while others recede, some welcome your gaze and others outright reject you. The limited color, subject and space create a powerfully focused and iconic image that expresses the artist's prejudices, apprehensions, aspirations and ideals.

phd gallery
2300 Cherokee Street. St. Louis 63118
(314) 664-6644

Millstone Gallery at COCA: Friday, 11 January 2008

Iain Fraser: Protoplaces
Gallery Talk, 5:30p; Reception, 6:00-8:00p

Iain Fraser's three-dimensional works blur the distinction between architecture and art. Forged from cut steel, wood, concrete and glass, they are both discrete pieces and suggested propositions for bigger or smaller places.

"I'm not particularly concerned about the borders between art and architecture," says Fraser. "I see it all as one experience." Instead, Fraser explores the nature of place. His "constructs" as he calls them, are not necessarily buildings, but they are "the origins of how place might occur."

There will be an informal talk at 5:30 p.m., followed by an opening reception from 6-8:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11. The public is invited to see the new exhibition and meet the artist.

524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130
314.725.1834 x102

Maps Contemporary Art Space: Thursday, 10 January 2008

Angela Malchionno Works in Progress
Thursday, January 10th - Friday, February 29th, 2008

Please join us Thursday, January 10th, 2008 from 7-10 p.m. for the re-opening of the newly enlarged Maps Contemporary Art Space for the opening of: Angela Malchionno Works in Progress. (After the opening Works in Progress will be on view by appointment only. To schedule an appointment call (618)334-4347 or e-mail us.

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

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 19 January 2008

Art Saint Louis, the premiere not-for-profit visual art organization & co-op art gallery in downtown St. Louis, presents “Signs of Time,” on view in the Gallery January 21-February 28, 2008. The show opens with a FREE public reception on Saturday, January 19, 2008 from 7-9 p.m.

“Signs of Time” was a juried exhibit open to artists 21+ residing in the St. Louis area & 200-mile radius. For this exhibition, artists were asked to submit artworks in all styles & media that explore real, cultural or symbolic depictions of the passage of time—past, present, future or any combinations in between.

Serving as juror for this exhibit was nationally exhibited Kim Mosley, former Professor of Art, Dean of Liberal Arts, St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley. From 147 artworks in all media submitted by 86 artists for jurying, Mosley selected 55 artworks by 53 artists for the final exhibit. Works in a variety of media are presented, including ceramics, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.

The featured artists in “Signs of Time” are Elizabeth Simmons Allen, Richmond Heights, MO; Amy Lee Ball, Fenton, MO; Thomas Beilmann, St. Louis; Scott Black, O’Fallon, MO; Tim Black, University City, MO; Blake Carroll, Festus, MO; Bert Coleman, St. Louis; Dennis DeToye, Edwardsville, IL; Stephen Eidson, Roach, MO; Tim Eberhardt, St. Louis; Linda Elkow, Kirkwood, MO; Naxin Fan, Fenton, MO; Daniel Farnum, Columbia, MO; Ted Fischer, St. Louis;
Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Ron Flier, Glendale, MO; Gail B. Ford, University City, MO;
Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Ned Giberson, Glen Carbon, IL; John M. Goessmann, St. Louis; Joyce Harvell, St. Louis; Carolyn Hasenfratz, Brentwood, MO; Bob Huber, Carlinville, IL; Sheldon Johnson, Ladue, MO; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Ken Konchel, University City, MO; Sarah Merideth, St. Charles, MO; Metra Mitchell, Maplewood, MO; Ryan Morris, Fairview Heights, IL; Dawn Ottensmeier, Brentwood, MO; Pamela Sue Perry-Doty, Irondale, MO; Piera, St. Louis; Matt Pierson, Wentzville, MO; Alicia Pigg, Glen Carbon, IL; David Potthast, St. Louis;
Bryce Robinson, Ferguson, MO; Mary Gardner Russe, Clayton, MO; Jim Sabo, St. Louis; Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO; Matthew Standish, St. Louis, MO; Rochelle Steffen, Cape Girardeau, MO; Jerri Stroud, Webster Groves, MO; C. Alana Tibbets, Edwardsville, IL; Robert Treece, St. Louis; Joyce Trotter, Creve Coeur, MO; Steve Turner, St. Louis; Andy Van Der Tuin, Olivette, MO; Jeane Vogel, Olivette, MO; Sharon Weston, Bismarck, MO; Terri Willits, St. Louis; Peggy Wyman, Macomb, MO; Angelia Young, Imperial, MO; Rudy Zapf, St. Louis.

Art Saint Louis is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis's Old Post Office District at 917 Locust Street (on Locust between 9th & 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.
For information about Art Saint Louis exhibits & events, contact:
Robin Hirsch, Associate Director & Gallery Director
Art Saint Louis
917 Locust Street, #300
St. Louis, MO 63101-1413
314/241-4810, 2#

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery & Snowflake/Citystock: Friday 18 January 2008

January 18 – February 1, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, January 18, 2008
Part 1: Cecille R. Hunt Gallery - 8342 Big Bend Blvd. - 6 – 7:30pm
Part 2: Snowflake/Citystock - 3156 Cherokee Street - 7 – 10pm

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery and Snowflake/Citystock are pleased to present Enshroud, an exhibition organized by students in Webster University’s Introduction to Curatorial Studies course. This exhibition brings you a commentary on the current state of the university’s “private collection” of art, whereas by using two separate venues, the installations are to be viewed as a balanced diptych. As part of the practical element of the course, Enshroud was developed from a discussion about the continued relevance of Walter Benjamin’s writing from 1935: “Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” resulting in a dialogue about this collection and a means in which to present it. Enshroud is named as such given much of the collection is in storage and is “hidden”, “covered” or “concealed” from public view. Using a violent subtext, the deconstructed installation of a selection of works from Webster’s collection in the Hunt Gallery, presents this concept both physically and metaphorically as a “crime scene” with direct reference to Benjamin’s writing on a new stage of photography. “The cult of remembrance of loved ones, absent or dead, offers a last refuse for the cult value of the picture.” Alternatively, the installation at Snowflake/Citystock directly refers to Benjamin’s concerns about the withering away of the “aura” of an artwork: “Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be.” By presenting the ambiance of a “wake” and using photographic reproductions of chosen work from the collection with pieces by artists such as David Hockney, Tim Rollins and Georges Braque, among others, Enshroud is pointing directly to the absence of the work while simultaneously comparing it to the loss of a human “soul” and what was a “unique existence”.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm or by appointment
Snowflake/Citystock Hours: 10am – 2pm Saturdays

Art Coop: Friday, 11 January 2008

40 reasons to visit Art Coop's JANUS 08 exhibit
Friday, January 11, from 7 to 11 pm.

(work shown at 4515 Olive and at 462 N. Taylor)

David Carr, Danielle Rae, Jack Foster, Sheila Childress, Jim True, Terri Willits, Jennifer Weigel, Mark Polege, Ann Chartrand, Ben Kelley, Robert Lombardo, Scott Black, Vicki Griesemer, Karen Woodward, Barb Roussin, Michael Rudolf, Lindsay F. Brenner, Sam Davis, Jason Jones, Lisa Rothweil, Elaine Harris, Anita Salvador, Nick, Toni Disano, Deanna Chafin, Metra Mitchell, Richard Spregeler, Gerald Warren, Frippy, Sandy Karsten, Ellen Deschatres, Jeremy Hendron, Cindy Royal, Andre Tourrette.

Free and open to the public. With music by Chrome 242 at 4515 Olive and DJ Nero at 462 N. Taylor

(4515 Olive is two blocks East of Euclidand Washington, on the left.)

Soulard Art Market: Thursday-Friday, 10-11 January 2008

Soulard Art Market presents "Arti Gras" a juried art exhibit in the heart of Soulard.
Opening reception Thurs/Fri January 10 and 11th from 7pm to 10pm. Free and open to the public. Exhibit runs January 10, 2008 through February 6, 2008.

Hours: Thurs/Fri 6 pm to 10pm, Sat/Sun noon to 5pm.

Soulard Art Market
2028 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO