Friday, February 29, 2008

Belas Artes: Friday, 29 February 2008

Don’t miss tonight at Belas Artes from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Opening Reception of “Visions of True Colors”
by Ibiyinka O. Alao from Nigeria

Saturday, 10:30am and 1:30pm
Lecture and Workshop – Diversity

Belas Artes is located at 1854 Russell Blvd, St. Louis MO 63104 (next to Soulard and Lafayette Square)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Open Lot: Friday, 14 March 2008

March 14th, 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm

Gale Davis: People Will Know What Kind of People You Are

In this series of drawings, St. Louis native Gale Davis pulls from a multifaceted background in illustration, interior design, and bouncing at local bars. The results are hybrids - equal parts drawing, pattern play, and subversive character development. The pieces revolve around two social tropes - the "peacock" and the "mummy" - that will resonate with anyone who has ever observed the farce of urban nightlife.

Jonathan Lisenby: People Empyrean

Jonathan Lisenby sets the stage for Gale Davis' character drawings with new "backdrop" paintings. The series focuses and expands on Davis' "mummy" as setting as well as character. Lisenby's empty outlines reveal the "mummy" as deathly and heavenly environment. Resembling coloring book pages with thick black outlines and oddly still, floating compositions, these paintings create a forceful imaginative space where the characters and viewer mingle.

1310 S. 18th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
Gallery hours by appointment only. Call 314 588 2191 or email to set up a viewing.

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 29 February 2008

Laurel Lukaszewski: Mutable/Mutability

Opening Reception Friday, February 29th 5 – 8 pm
February 29 – March 29, 2008

Although frequently mistaken for metal Laurel Lukaszewski’s spontaneous, yet graceful works are actually individually extruded and installed pieces of porcelain and black stoneware, which she has been exploring for the last three years. Resembling three-dimensional line drawings or calligraphic brushstrokes, Laurel’s installations are created by interlocking individual coils one top of another to create hanging, freestanding or wall-mounted sculptures. The idea of interconnectedness evident in the work is based upon the artist’s, “habit of incessant doodling and study of Japanese Buddhist mandalas in graduate school, although the works themselves do not replicate any religious imagery.”

Laurel’s approach to the work, being recreated anew with every installation, gives the work a spontaneous, random quality. “…No piece is every exactly the same as it once was. For me, this mutability is a fascinating and important aspect of the work. Each time I install a piece, I must pay attention to its environment and take into consideration how it will inhabit the world around it. Whether it is taking advantage of an architectural element or reacting to the way that shadows play upon the piece, it is important to realize that it will only exist as it is in the present.”

Larry Fodor: Stochastic 2

Opening Reception Friday, February 29th 5 – 8 pm
February 29 – March 29, 2008

“A mark of paint, a decision, a choice; all are effected by their surrounds. They also affect their surrounds. A horizontal stroke of blue paint bisecting a vertical ochre stroke modifies both in their interaction, just as a particular experience can transform a person. Paint applied to a canvas, like experience, seeks and alters awareness, discovery, or questions. Continually successive combinations of moments, decisions, and marks gather to build a painting or enrich an individual Perchance, in the course of this movement, this sustained action and these continual marks, there comes a revealing of what lies beneath the surface: a center or core steadily accumulating an infinite variety of experience. Perception is illuminated, if only for a moment, yet altered ever after.” Larry lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday 10-5pm, Saturday 12-4pm.

Monday Club: Sunday, 2 March 2008

Portrait show-Sandy Haynes

Opening Reception at the MONDAY CLUB in Webster Groves, at 37 South Maple on SUNDAY MARCH 2, 2008 from 2:00-4:00.

This is a group of oil portraits of my former students, and a few others mixed in. The process was a bit of experimentation with oils, and to say farewell to my art teaching career of over 20 years.

The show will run through the month of March, and the gallery hours are: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays gallery is open from9-11:30am, and Sundays it is open from 1:30-4:00.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 29 Friday 2008

ELLEN GLASGOW: Reflections

For all of you who missed last Friday's opening for the Glasgow exhibition, you will have another chance. Ellen Glasgow also was not able to travel because of the inclement weather but will be coming this Friday for the Euclid/McPherson Gallery Walk. Atrium will be hosting a reception for her from 6 - 8 p.m.. We hope you will join us to welcome her, and view this beautiful exhibition. For more information, call 314-367-1076.

Atrium Gallery is located at 4729 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6, Sun 12-4, and by appointment. For more information and images please visit our website or call 314.367.1076

White Flag Projects: 29 February - 1 March 2008

A massive Installation of new light-based work by NYC sculptor Jason Peters


Featuring live music IN THE DARK with performances by WESTERNLAND (Stella Mora side project), THANKFUL TREE, TEAM TOMATO and RIBBONS OF SONG (from Grand Rapids, MI)

Normal gallery hours Saturday afternoon 12-5 PM.

ST. LOUIS, 63110

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Friday, 14 March 2008

Obscure Postcards presents local photographers Brett Beckemeyer and Alan Palmer with photographs from around the world. Themes focusing on urban formation, urban decay, and the built environment unite a variety of photographic vantage points ranging from the photojournalistic to the abstract. Bangkok, Chicago, Montreal, Tokyo, and Quebec are among the cities represented in the respective works.

Opening reception will be held Friday, March 14th from 7-10 p.m. at the Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts @ 3151 Cherokee Street.

Gallery at University City Public Library: Sunday, 2 March 2008

On The Map

THE GALLERY at University City Public Library presents the exhibition On The Map, a solo exhibition of mixed media and low relief paintings by Mary C. Nasser running from March 2 - 30, 2008. The free opening reception will be Sunday, March 2nd from 2pm to 4pm.

University City Public Library is located at 6701 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO 63130.

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday, 28 February 2008

Maryville University's Morton J. May Foundation Gallery is pleased to present the first of the BFA Studio Art Exhibitions. "It's A Girl!" is an exhibit by artist Katie Wang, of prints, photo, drawings, and sculptures. The exhibit runs February 25 -29 with a reception Thursday February 28, 6-9pm.

Gallery is located in the Donius University Center
Sunday – Saturday 8:30am – 9:30pm

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

Monday, February 25, 2008

SLU Boileau Hall: Friday, 29 February 2008

Third Degree Glass at Saint Louis University
Hosted by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Boileau Hall, 38 N. Vandeventer Ave.

The artists and instructors at Third Degree Glass Factory will exhibit work created from three distinct glassmaking processes: furnace blown,flameworked, and kilnworked glass.
Michael Hayes, Libby Leutchman, Mark Salsbury, Aaron Quigley, Sarah Vaughn

Exhibit Reception Friday February 29th, 5:30-7:30

Artist|Entrepreneur Panel Discussion: The Third Degree on Third Degree Glass Factory Monday March 3rd, open at 6:30 for the exhibit with discussion at 7:30. Light refreshments provided.

Artist's Gallery Talk: Friday March 7th, 3:00

All events are free and open to the public.

Craft Alliance: Friday, 7 March 2008

Talk To Me: Voices of Kiln-Formed Glass
Public Opening Reception - Friday, March 7, 6-8pm

March 7 – April 20

Eleven artists from across the globe share their life experiences and personal thoughts through glass art in a new exhibition at Craft Alliance. Talk To Me: Voices of Kiln-Formed Glass, opening March 7 through April 20, showcases work that evokes daily life. Curator Susan Taylor Glasgow, known for her sewn glass, features artists that focus on personal content. “Talk To Me: Voices of Kiln Formed Glass takes possession of the translucent qualities of glass, expressing the content of the work by drawing on life, time, and experience,” states Glasgow.

This exhibition highlights the work of Carole Freve, Montreal, Quebec; Kathleen Holmes, Lake Worth, FL; Michael Janis, Mt. Rainier, MD; Nancy Klimley, Bellingham, WA; Elizabeth Ryland Mears, Fairfax Station, VA; Brenda Page, Victoria, Australia; John Q. Publick, Warrington, PA; Gehard Ribka, Irsee, Germany; Jeffrey R. Sarmiento, United Kingdom; Jude Schlotzhauer, Mechanicsville, VA; Erika Tada, West Henrietta, NY.

Eden Found, the works of Metalsmith John Baltrushunas, opens concurrently in the Charak Gallery at Craft Alliance.

Craft Alliance
6640 Delmar, University City

Drive Art Gallery: Friday, 7 March 2008

After a long, cold winter we are re-opening the Drive Art Gallery to the public. We will be premiering our newest exhibit entitled, “Typestyle,” featuring the works of Type Jordan and Leslie Reuther. This event will take place on Friday, March 7, from 5:30pm- 11:00pm, in line with the First Friday Gallery Walk. As with all of the Drive Art Gallery showings, there will be free admission. Come out and enjoy food, drinks, music and most importantly the art! If you are unable to make this event, the art will be displayed through April 25. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail us at

Drive Agency
1617 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Componere Gallery: Friday, 7 March 2008

"Mid West Scapes"
Public reception: Friday, March 7 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bernie White-Hatcher, acrylics
Varied views and perspectives of furrowed farm fields and cloud filled skies.


"Muddy River Art"
Public reception: Friday, March 7, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Juried works by: Elizabeth Robinson
Featuring Kitty Mollman, glass; Joan Powell, raku; Carol Ross, sculpture and Ann Thompson, pottery.
Muddy River Arts is a group of artists working in a variety of media dedicated to the quality, expression, and continual growth in artistry.

Exhibits open: March 7, 2008 continues through March 29, 2008

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 22, 2008

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Saturday, 23 February 2008

Prints Gone Wild Print Fair

Opening Reception and Print Sale
Saturday, February 23
6:00 - 10:00 pm, Free admission

Print Sale
Sunday, February 24
11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Free admission

In conjunction with the Front Room exhibition, Evil Prints: Outlaw Printmakers 08 presents the third annual vernacular printacular, mega-hairy affordable print fair at the Contemporary.

For the third time in two years, and for the first time in the Midwest, Brooklyn's own Cannonball Press has assembled an extraordinary menagerie of graphic artists under one roof who will display their prints and sell them for $50 or less for two days only.

Evil Prints: Outlaw Printmakers 08 will be on view in the Front Room from Saturday, February 23 until Sunday, March 2.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Metropolitan Gallery: Friday, 29 February 2008

The Metropolitan Gallery, 2936 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Friday, February 15, 2008

Soulard Art Market Gallery: Friday, 15 February 2008

new work by a wonderful mix of St. Louis artists

painting, photography, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media - we've got a little of everything!

complimentary drinks & desserts

Soulard Art Market Gallery
The Love Project: love lost. love found.
Reception - Friday, February 15
2028 South 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104

ArtDimensions: Friday, 15 February 2008

ArtDimensions’ NEW Gallery and 5th Annual Show of Love
St. Louis Artists featured at ArtDimensions’ NEW location
Opening Reception February 15, 2008 ­ 7:00pm-11:00pm
Exhibit continues through March 29.

ArtDimensions is proud to announce the opening of their new location ­ the 3rd Floor Gallery - with the opening of the 5th annual ‘Show of Love’ featuring a juried exhibit of St. Louis Artists’ work featuring their interpretations of Love. Opening event will feature live jazz, poetry readings by Andrea Richardson, Jaime Wood and Jason Vassar. Food will feature items from Vito’s Restaurant on Lindell, east of Grand.

The exhibit Director is Angelia Young and the Curator is Justin Tolentino.

Visual Artists in the exhibit include Amanda Adamse, Katherine Rhodes Fields, David St., Cbabi Bayoc, Elaine Harris Ryan Stanley, Kathleen Bromm, Jennifer Hayes, Justin Tolentino, Rich Brooks, Kaleb Higgins, Jim Trotter, Jenn Carter, Jacob Houvenagle, Michael Robinson, David Coblitz, Phil Jarvis, Timothy Wagner, Danielle Giessman, Laura Lloyd, Bryan Walsh, Dave Groen, Matt Maddox, Nancy Muschany, Christopher Gustave, Jim Sabo, Davide Weaver, Peat Wollaeger.

The gallery will be open during the First Friday ArtWalks downtown and Gallery hours Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00pm. For more information, call 314-497-5356 or email

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 22 February 2008

ELLEN GLASGOW: Reflections

Please join us as we open a solo exhibition for nationally recognized landscape artist ELLEN GLASGOW. "Reflections" will open on Friday, February 22 and will feature a group of paintings depicting quiet and captivating scenes from the many sites Glasgow loves to visit and paint. This is a collection featuring her favorite locations, shown as contemplative places. There will be an Opening Reception for the Artist Friday, February 22, from 6 - 8 p.m. and the show will continue through March 29. We hope to see you then!

Please note that the Katy Stone exhibition, "Poetic Constructions" will be shown concurrently through March 8.

Atrium Gallery is located at 4729 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6, and by appointment. For more information and images please visit our website or call 314.367.1076

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 15 February 2008

February 15, Third Friday at Third Degree Glass Factory

Winter blahs are not allowed. Bring your hottie and cozy up in our Hot Shop. See glass blowing and flameworking demonstrations and more. Note: For the hearing impaired, sign language student interpreters from St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley will be signing hot glass demos from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

On display at the Third Degree East Gallery from February 15 to March 18: Architectural Translations. Powerful black and white photographs by Ken Konchel. Buildings can be graceful, abstract, whimsical, bold, formal, imposing, derivative, grand, dramatic, or nostalgic. Capturing those characteristics in a compelling way, Konchel's abstract images remind us that architectural surroundings contribute immeasurably to our quality of life.

Blow Kisses. A passionate Third Degree Glass group exhibit. Includes work by Doug Auer, Rich Brazzale, Faye Dixon, Jim Gruenewald, Mike Hayes, Ben Klein. Libby Leuchtman, Aaron Quigley, and Mike Wyatt.

7 p.m. Sue Druckenmiller, Harp Inspirations, ignites the evening with romantic harp music.
Sweetie Sponsor: Cravings Gourmet Desserts. /Sweet./ Indulge -- and do it now! While they last. Drink of the Month: Baileys and Kaldi's Coffee. 9 p.m. Pandora's Matchbox performs fire-defying acts of flame.

Third Fridays at Third Degree are free, family-friendly events. Thirsty? Cash bar provided. For more info: or 314-367-4527. 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 63108. Play with fire!

Riverside Gallery: Saturday, 23 February 2008

An opening reception at the Riverside Gallery (Webster Groves) is Saturday, February 23, 7-10pm. There will be appetizers, wine, conversations, and of course artwork by three local artists:


The Gallery is located right next door to Llywelyn's Pub in Webster Groves, 13 West Moody Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery: Friday, 15 February 2008

Sara Paula Hoffman: The Nora Project

Opening reception, Friday, February 15, 5:30-8pm
Exhibition February 15 - March 7, 2008

Hoffman's psychologically-inspired oil paintings explore Midwestern girlhood and are influenced by the plays of the Norwegian Modernist, Henrik Ibsen. She creates visual theater on a two-dimensional stage in these paintings, drawings and works in progress, which are based on Ibsen's A Doll's House and Ghosts.

Ibsen's dramas investigate the roles of women caught in the web of Victorian expectations; Hoffman's work follows these threads into contemporary society. The play A Doll's House traces the awakening of Nora from a life of unexamined domestic comfort and male domination to her abandonment of marriage and three children, a choice which outraged audiences in 1879. Ibsen's Ghosts conversely portrays the tragedy of a woman who does not leave an oppressive domestic situation but whose 'security' ultimately extracts a much higher price than leaving would have.

Hours: M-TH 9-9, F 9-4, SAT 10-5, Closed Sundays and holidays

Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery
HE133, 11333 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63122

Friday, February 08, 2008

Craft Alliance Gallery: Friday 7 March 2008

Talk To Me: The Voices of Kiln-Formed Glass

Opening Friday March 7, 2008 – April 20, 2008 at Craft Alliance in the National exhibition gallery

Opening Reception: Friday March 7 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Curator Susan Taylor Glasgow

Talk to Me: The Voices of Kiln-Formed Glass will focus on work that has developed by drawing on life, time, and experience. Each object showcased is a vehicle that voices an inner self. Glass that is cast or fused in a kiln is referred to as “kiln formed”. Unlike blown glass or glass worked directly from the furnace, kiln forming is an indirect method of shaping allowing for delicate details and complex imagery.
Running Concurrently in the David and Jacqueline Charak Regional Gallery
Eden Found: John Baltrushunas

John Baltrushunas held his first solo exhibition at Craft Alliance thirty years ago in March 1978. Today he returns to Craft Alliance a more experienced man in both his career and life. As an accomplished metalsmith and educator he will share his experiences and appreciation for life over the years through Eden Found.

Daily gallery hours: Tues-Thur 10 am- 5pm Fri-Sat 10am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pm

6640 Delmar Blvd 63130

Hoffman LaChance: Friday, 15 February 2008

Awesome Art Opening

Friday, February 15th, 2008 from 6PM-10PM

Hoffman LaChance Gallery (3100 Sutton Boulevard, St. Louis, 4 blocks south of Manchester in Maplewood)

Supreme Love is a one-night engagement at the Hoffman LaChance gallery featuring the work of Washington University's Sculpture area, dealing with the theme of loooove. We cover almost every medium, from live performance to wood to paint to metal to video to fog machines to goldfish. Live goldfish. We cover almost every kind of love too.

Questions, Comments, and Concerns can be fielded at:
Ilyse Magy

Craft Alliance Gallery: Friday 8 February 2008

Craft Alliance Gallery presents...

An "Evening of Champagne & Chocolate"
Hosted by Local Jewelry Artists
Reception Tonight Feb. 8th from 4-7pm

Come by Craft Alliance tonight to meet these wonderful local metalsmiths, view our Valentines Jewelry Trunk Show and enjoy Champagne & Chocolate treats!

6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130
314.725.1177 ext322

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 15 February 2008

WILDWOOD PRESS presents Casey Rae | Water
at Des Lee Gallery

Artist Reception Friday February 15, 2008, 6-9pm
February 1 thru March 2, 2008, Tuesday-Sunday 1-4pm

In her series Water, Casey Rae captures the sweeping horizon lines of the icescapes of the Great Lakes in winter. Each print is a large scale giclee image, formatted to capture the visceral and haunting first impressions of the vastness of these bodies of water in their winter isolation. They speak to the power of nature, the power of the camera.

Casey Rae is a native St. Louisan. Her earlier photographic work includes a more ephemeral American landscape, isolating the surfaces and colors—fleeting glimpses of carnival lights, the slick surfaces and vibrant colors of hot cars.

1627 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
314 436 4316

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Firehouse Gallery: Friday, 8 February 2008

Treat your Sweet reception
Friday, 8 February, 6-9 pm

Webster Groves' newest gallery: wine, cheese, chocolate and art, featuring the work of more than two dozen artists.
Firehouse Gallery & Studios
130 W. Lockwood
Webster Groves MO 63119

Art Coop: Friday, 8 February 2008

40 reasons to visit Art Coop's COLORS exhibit this Friday, February 8, from 7 to 11 pm.
(work shown at 4515 Olive and at 462 N. Taylor)

Jim True, Ann Chartrand, Tony Renner, Ashley Kopp, Monica Williams, Gretchen Steele, Larrion Brown, Rochleigh Z. Wholfe, Laura Schoonover, Alan Rhodes, William Curtis, Milton Loessberg, Hannah Mendenhall, Tony Bigford, Josh Chew, Angelia Young, Paul Jimenez, Keelan Conroy,
Jeremy Hendry, Bob Herndon, Gregory Horta, Laura Setchfield, Kathy Koenig Ladd, Jean Brantley, Rosemary Claus-Gray, Robert Welp, Chris McDermott, Alexah Strongheart, Sheila Childress, Sam Davis, Dan Williams, Lois Ingrum, Gretchen Whittington, Vivian Waters, Michael Mathes, Zef Vlashi, Jennifer Flores, Gara Lacy, Christin Gore, Donnell Conner.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Gallery 210: Thjursday, 7 February 2008

You are invited to Gallery 210's opening reception for Urgent Shelter. This exhibition is the first in a series of future programs to address issues of socially responsible design. "Urgent Shelter" features structures designed by artists and designers for persons who are homeless or have been displaced by war or natural disaster. The featured artists and designers are Global Village Shelters, Electroland, Michael Rakowitz and Mad Housers

In addition to the exhibition the Gallery 210, in collaboration with Peter and Paul Community Service, we will present a series of monthly programs that address the concerns and issues faced by the homeless in St. Louis. The program will include in February a panel discussion on the concerns of the homeless and the available social services. The five artists of Peter and Paul Community Service Art Collative will also speak on the intersections between art, society and recovery.

The exhibit will be on display from February 7th - May 31st with an opening reception Thursday night from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. There will be an artist panel discussion at 5:30pm. Please note that the panel discussion time is an hour earlier than our normal lectures.

All Gallery 210 events are free and open to the public. Public parking for Gallery 210 is available at the South Millennium Parking Garage on the east side of East Drive on the UM-St. Louis Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210.

Gallery A at Gallery 210
Telecommunity Center
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 21 February 2008

Welcome to Stepford: Works by Brooke Center Wise

Exhibition to Open Friday February 21 – March 14, 2008 at UMSL's Gallery Visio.
A reception for the opening will be held on Thursday, February 21 from 4-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

February 21-March 14, 2008

Brooke Center Wise is a mixed media artist and UMSL graduate. Welcome to Stepford is a visually stimulating and humorously clever representation of the issues of sexism that women face in the modern world.

Gallery Visio
170 Millennium Student Center (Lower Level)
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Picasso’s Coffee House: Friday, 8 February 2008

The St. Charles Community College Art Club Presents Vanity
at Picasso’s Coffee House, Downtown St. Charles, Corner of Jefferson and Main Street

Opening Reception Feb 8 , 8pm
The Exhibition runs from Feb 1-28

Katherine Rhodes Fields

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 8 February 2008

Public Opening Celebration, 7-10 pm

A celebration of the new spring 2008 exhibitions Thaddeus Strode: Absolutes and Nothings and On the Margins, along with music by the Jeff Lash Trio and a cash bar.

Plus, join us at 7:30 pm during the opening for a
walk-through of the Strode exhibition with the artist and curators.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, One Brookings Drive CB 1214, St. Louis, MO 63130, 314.935.4523

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 15 February 2008

The Sheldon Art Galleries cordially invite You to the Opening Of six new exhibitions.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres between 5 and 7 p.m.
Galleries open until 8:00

Cabinet of Wonders: Selections from a Private Collection
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists

Juan William Chávez: Drawing Ra
History of Jazz Gallery

Secrets of Real Estate: John Gossage
Gallery of Photography
Since the 1960s, John Gossage has presented photographs that are poetic, dark evocations of
the edges of cities and suburban placeless landscape. The Sheldon Art Galleries invited John
Gossage to make photographs in the St. Louis area, which will eventually become part of a
larger project by Gossage that looks at the state of America in the 21st century. Gallery Talk and Booksigning: Saturday, February 16 at 11:00, Gallery of Photography, Admission Free. This exhibit made possible by Alison and John Ferring, with additional support from Peggy Symes.

Xuhong Shang: Momentary
Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture

From the Portfolio of Central Visual and Performing Arts High School
AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art

Bruce Burton: Sullivan’s Systems
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
The Sheldon Art Galleries
3648 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108
314.533.9900 ~

Monday, February 04, 2008

Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission: Friday, 8 February 2008

Our Commodity: Juan William Chávez, Sarah Frost and Leslie Mutchler
Friday, February 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
at The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC).

This opening also marks the debut of our newly refurbished first floor, so plan to stop by and celebrate with us!

Curated by Shannon Fitzgerald, the exhibition includes sculpture, installation, video, collage and drawing by Juan William Chávez, Sarah Frost and Leslie Mutchler. The three artists explore multiple themes in their art, but find common ground in the investigation of the place art occupies in a world defined by consumerism of goods and ideas.

Chávez captures social situations in drawings that he produces at the spot. "The adrenalin of live drawing helps me connect and participate with the subject's social experience," says Chavez. While Chávez focuses mostly on situations, Frost and Mutchler address the more tangible aspect of our consumer society. Frost's work "examines our culture through the collection of its remains, such as discarded consumer objects." Through her collages, video, drawings, and installations, Mutchler investigates consumer desires to purchase an organized lifestyle. Her digital drawings of cabinets and shelving systems are fragile and robust at the same time - evidence of the dichotomy in her work as the storage systems "grow in response to collection, yet strive to minimize such expansion."

The exhibition runs through March 23, 2008.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission, located on the first floor of the Cultural Resource Center, is committed to exhibiting the work of local artists and fostering opportunities for curators living in the St. Louis region.