Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Marbles Gallery: Monday, 9 November 2009

“Pieces of Berlin” – photography by Theresa Marshall.
Also exhibiting “Birds” – paintings by Jeff Kapfer.

Opening Reception on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
Monday, November 9 from 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy a glass of wine and meet the artist as she speaks about her Berlin experiences at 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Theresa Marshall spent three years in Berlin from 1984-1987 in the Armed Forces and returned to witness and document, through an independent photographic study, the fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, the Wall came crashing down. Tearful and jubilant crowds gathered at all points of the Wall to celebrate the end of the Cold War. It left in its place immediate but not lasting chaos and joy, tears and turmoil, and years of social and political change. Through this 20th anniversary exhibit, Theresa shares with us images of a transforming city offering a historical visual as well as an intimate look at what her Berlin experiences meant to her personally.

Theresa Marshall graduated in 1991 with a degree in photography from the Media Department at Webster University. After graduation, she worked with a corporate photographer based in Philadelphia, Pa. During that time, she created tm photography and specialized in portraiture and stock photography. Life ultimately brought Theresa back to her hometown – St. Louis, Missouri. She continues to shoot professionally in and around the St. Louis area.

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square
Open before yoga classes. Call 314.621.4744 to confirm additional hours or for an appointment

Green Center: Saturday, 3 October 2009

Jennifer Weigel: Relics & Reliquaries
reception: Saturday, Oct. 3, 2 - 4PM

The Green Center
8025 Blackberry Ave.
University City, MO
Oct. 3 - 31, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Art Trends Gallery: Thursday, 8 October 2009

Please join us Thursday, Oct 8th, 6pm - 9pm

Art Trends Gallery and the Center for American Archeology

Art Through the Ages...
Connecting the Past to the Present

An Open House to kick-off our Artifacts Exhibit that will be on display at the gallery from Oct 8th until Nov 7th. Enjoy food, drink, entertainment, raffle drawing, art, artists and artifacts. This will be an exhibit of artworks by numerous famous artists on display at the gallery until Nov. 7th.

On Sunday, Nov 8th at the Kemp Auto Museum all art will be displayed and auctioned by the Center for American Archeology's annual fundraiser.

The event will feature an exhibition and talk by renowned artist and archaeologist Paul Tapia, one of Art Trends Gallery national artists.

Art Trends Gallery
703 Long Rd Crossing Dr, Ste 1
Chesterfield, MO 63005

Marbles Gallery: Friday, 2 October 2009

Marbles Gallery exhibits "As American as Apple Pie" new mixed media works by Richard Rodriguez, October 2 – 31.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 2 from 6-9 p.m.
Meet the artist and enjoy food, a glass of wine, live music!
Free and open to the public

Richard Rodriguez approaches art from a political point of view. "Apple Pie" takes America's love of guns and turns it on its head, capturing that sudden violent flash as a beautiful instant on canvas. In that instant he creates a collage of fractals and Mandelbrot sets, resembling views from the Hubble or the trails left by the remains of smashed atoms in a super collider. Scientists search for the glue of the universe, by looking back in time and pulverizing matter. As we hurdle through the blackness of the universe he seeks to capture this elusive moment in time.

These objects were created by suspending paint filled balloons in front of stretched and prepared canvas. Tissue paper, foil, and markers were used in addition to acrylics. He then fired a variety of weapons at the balloon/canvas suspension.

Open before yoga classes through October 31. Call 314.621.4744 to confirm additional hours or for an appointment

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue
Lafayette Square 63104

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Trio Art and Faith Forum: Saturday, 26 September 2009

Trio Art and Faith Forum's 2009 Art Show opens tonight

"Suffering" - 7-9 PM

Also featuring special guest speaker Rory McClure and an awards ceremony

Central Presbyterian Church
7700 Davis Drive
Clayton, MO 63105

Friday, September 25, 2009

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: 9 October 2009

Opening reception Friday October 9 from 6pm - 8pm.

Grant Miller's work mimics the hyper-exposure of information in our society, building up layers through accumulation, and a refined concentration on the alternation between two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms. In these new large-scale paintings, Miller continues his complex abstract language comprised of energetic fields and converging lines. Inside is an infinite overlay of built structures such as frames, steel armatures and architectural renderings, seen from multiple perspectives and entry points. Drips and large gestures of paint play a more prominent role in this new body of work, flattening space in some areas while on another plane creating depth and confusion as it works through many linear obstacles. Miller also restrains the viewer by designing the space in which the window of accumulated information provides multiple perspectives, constructing a territory of tensions where density is complemented by a sense of void and the interior is constantly challenged by a dominant exteriority. The network of diagonal lines creates an enveloping energy - both virtual and actual. The paint is at times heavily applied and intensely visceral, at other times it is plainly translucent, creating a range of temperatures and emotional qualities. The physical process of layering is used as a tool, mirroring the development of information in contemporary culture, presenting its core meaning in how space is produced and constructed.

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am – 4pm or by appointment.

Webster University – Visual Art Studios
8342 Big Bend Boulevard
St. Loouis, Missouri, 63119

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Crestwood Court: Saturday, 26 Septembert 2009

Art Walk Saturday, Sept. 26 at Crestwood Court Studio, 5-9

The gallery is bursting with new work for this month's ArtWalk at Crestwood Court's ArtSpace, Saturday, Sept 26 from 5-9. All the studios and galleries of ArtSpace are open --most with complimentary wine and goodies.

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 25 September 2009

Ominous Beauty as the Philip Slein Gallery Becomes a Den of Secrets
Friday, September 25th 2009, Reception 6-9pm
Hours Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm; runs through October 31st

Ever since the branch of philosophy known as aesthetics emerged in England at the beginning of the 18th century, theorists have expounded upon aspects of beauty such as the Novel and the Strange. Critics have traced these aspects through movements such as Romanticism, Symbolism, Surrealism, and Lowbrow. Fred Stonehouse, well-known lowbrow painter and purveyor of the Beautiful, the Novel, and the Strange, turns his attention inward. In his new show of paintings and works on paper at the Philip Slein Gallery, Den of Secrets, he exposes the themes of familial memory and myth, disjunctive narrative, images of otherness and the imaginary portrait. Within his own extended family, long-held secrets, hazy half-truths, superstitious prejudices and exaggerated attributes are what passes for family history. He is interested in how families try to bury unpleasant aspects of their history, but by their secrecy inadvertently create speculation and hyperbole which are the hallmark and genesis of myth. This process creates a sort of meta-morphosis that begins in history and results in what is essentially a construct of the collective imagination.

Fred's influences are lowbrow, outsider art, folk art (especially of the Mexican variety) vintage signage, circus sideshow banners, religious iconography, and Northern Renaissance painting, to name a few.

The Philip Slein Gallery
1319 Washington Ave. Downtown St. Louis

Saint Louis University Boileau Hall: Friday, 25 September 2009

Faculty Exhibit at Saint Louis University
Opening Reception this Friday the 25th , 4:30 to 7 pm

Nila Petty, Terri Shay, Amy Bautz, Martin Brief, David Johnson, Brian Purlee, Theodore Wood, Sharron Pollack, Stephen Hoskins, Deborah Douglas

Boileau Hall
38 Vandeventer, 63108
(Parking out front)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 3 October 2009

Please Join us at PHD Gallery for the opening of TWO NEW EXHIBITS
Saturday, October 3, 2009, 7 - 10 PM

VESTIGES: Found Wood Sculpture & Photography
MARK SHEPPARD: Bone Crusher Rat Rods

depicts the evidence of time’s passage & the beauty that can exist in the legacy left behind. The exhibit juxtaposes found wooden sculpture with photography. Susan Nanny & Marsha Sanguinette retrieve river wood & polish it, until it lives again in evocative biomorphic forms. David R. Hanlon's photographs record the fallen Monuments of Syria & Jordan. Jim Sabo reverses the notion of finding relics & instead digitally creates them. Mark Florida photographs contemporary urban decay. Dr. Ivy Cooper of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville observes that the works are "Captivating evidence—fleeting, tenuous, melancholy—of lives and structures once thought to be permanent and unchanging."

MARK SHEPPARD: Bone Crusher Rat Rods- With a nod to the West Coast "Kustom Kulture" of the 1950s & 60s, Mark Sheppard unveils 12 new "hot rod" ink drawings in PHD’s Portfolio Gallery. Inspired by Ed Big Daddy" Roth’s grotesque caricatures, Sheppard creates an original crew of "creatures who won’t die driving cars that won’t break!" The artist has also released a limited edition print based on his ink drawings.

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644

Gallery FAB: Thursday, 24 September 2009

"Past Away"
A St. Louis Fiber'd Artists exhibit
Personal interpretations pertaining to the Mexican holiday "Day of the Dead"

Opening Thursday, September 24 with a reception 6 PM - 8 PM
Exhibit runs September 24 - October 29, 2009
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 9 PM

University of Missoui - St. Louis
Department of Art and Art History
Gallery FAB - 201 Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63121

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cafe Cioccolato: Friday, 25 September 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009, 7:00pm-11:00pm

A place to buy or dine on fine imported & gourmet chocolate, espresso & coffee, exquisite desserts, boutique wines, premium liqueurs and exciting cocktails from around the word. A chocolate cafe.

We will have two live painters painting throughout the evening; Billy Williams and Tim Wagner

We will also have a few other artists displaying their work during the reception: Myles Keough, Stephanie MacNair, Andy Brandmeyer, Lisa Sipe.

If you find yourself in the downtown area on Friday, please stop in for some fine chocolates, wine and a bit of art.

Cafe Cioccolato "a chocolate event"
816 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63101

Art Saint Louis: Friday, 25 September 2009

Please join Art Saint Louis this Friday evening, September 25, 2009, for a FREE reception
for our new exhibition, "Fiber Focus 2009."

FREE Reception Friday, September 25, 2009, 6-9 p.m.
with Juror's Gallery Talk with Dr. Alice Zrebiec at 6:15 p.m. & Awards Presentation @8 p.m.

"Fiber Focus 2009" is a juried exhibition featuring original works 57 artists representing 8 Midwest regional states. "Fiber Focus 2009" features an excellent representation of contemporary fiber art with works in a vast array of media, styles and themes. Dr. Zrebiec has selected an outstanding & inventive group of artworks and we are extremely proud to present this biennial exhibition to the community.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 23 October 2009

Cassandria Blackmore
Opening Reception October 23rd
Show Runs October 16th-Nov 14th

Blackmore is a master of reversing the complex layering of paint found in conventional canvas paintings. By utilizing a technique known as reverse glass mosaic painting, where glass sheets are painted, shattered and painstakingly reassembled- Blackmore explores painting as a technique where mistakes cannot be made and masked by corrections. In her own words: “The viewer gets to see the most intimate brush strokes. The true intent of the artist.” She asks us to imagine when we view her work that, “a sheet of glass is between us. The first stroke I put down on the glass is the first stroke you see.” sharing the moment of inspiration and discovery along with the artist, “It's almost as if you are inside the painting.” in effect we are looking at the reverse side of the painting like a two way mirror. This process leaves the margin of error heartbreakingly small for the artist, like a bronze casting where anything that goes wrong jeopardizes the entire casting, a single error means the painting is often abandoned. Every finished painting requires considerable time to execute and planning to conceptualize. “Each stroke must be executed with purpose and intention. After the paintings are cured they are shattered and reassembled.” thus Blackmore allows a little bit of chance and randomness to enter her artistic equation.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-6pm.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 23 October 2009

William Quinn
October 16 – November 14, 2009
Opening Reception Friday, October 23rd from 5-8 pm.
The exhibition opens Friday, October 16th The exhibition will run through November 14th.

Globetrotting between St Louis, New York and France for more than forty years, William Quinn has continually surprised us with newly invented images, not through a resort to quick novelty but through his natural painterly gift. His achievement as an artist is best understood
as a synthesis of his outlook on life and art, his American beginning and his extended European sojourns. In the process of melding these elements into a mature artistic style, Quinn takes us through a breathtaking history of abstract painting within each canvas. The viewer will find recent works grounded in tensions between aggressive, brutal picture planes yet others have lyrical structures that seem to create a real space, then melt back into dreamy languid forms. As a modernist associated with Abstract Expressionism Quinn asserts painting’s two-dimensionality, but there’s always a suggestion of narrative to be deciphered. Barely perceptible landscape and figurative elements evoking in turn: travel, adventure and romance, lead each painting to tell an unrepeatable tale about the painterly representation of the passage of time and the true location of beauty.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-6pm

ST. LOUIS, MO 63105

Friday, September 18, 2009

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Sunday, 20 September 2009

Please join us on Sunday, September 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. for the On The Bias Exhibition Series opening reception. The following new exhibitions will be on display
  • The Figure in the Carpet: Tapestry's Woven Thoughts curated by Janita Loder
  • Couture Threads of Democracy curated by Nina Ganci
  • Presidents, Poets and Playwrights A Solo Exhibition by Michael Aaron McAllister
  • Head to Toe: Fiber Art Wear from the Funky to the Sublime juried by Lindsay Obermeyer
  • Blending Traditions A Solo Exhibition by Roxanne Phillips
  • The Dance of Hats Performance September 27, 2009, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
  • The Red Thread Project Installation
to be installed in the Children's Gallery after The Dance of Hats Performance. Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

St. Louis Artists' Guild
Two Oak Knoll Park
Clayton, MO 63105

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 18 September 2009

Tonight from 6-10 at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary

HLC is proud to present Sharing Skin. Charley Edelman and Robert Longyear come together from different traditions to reveal an unexpected beauty through painting, sculpture and installation. Each holds the viewer for a teetering glimpse into their investigation then send you off on exuberant micro/macro shifts - as invented in Edelman's brilliantly colored paintings - while Longyear single-handedly takes the discarded remains from an abandoned promotional key chain factory and like some Howard Roarkian hero re-presents them in the form of near living sculptures and installation.

2713 Sutton Boulevard
Maplewood 63143

Monday, September 14, 2009

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 19 September 2009

White Flag Projects | 4568 Manchester Avenue | St. Louis | MO | 63110

Third Degree East Gallery: 18 September 2009

Join us for September's Third Friday at Third Degree.


At The Gallery: September 18 - October 13
Common Threads: Fusion of Fiber and Glass. Local fiber artists and TD glass artists mix it up in this ground-breaking exhibit of collaborative works. Artists: Jes Kopitske, Jeremy Lampe, Libby Leuchtman, Jim McKelvey, Aaron Quigley, Sandi Shapiro, Jennifer Weigel, and Denise Williams. This exhibit is part of Innovations in Textiles 8, a biennial collaborative event exploring what's new in contemporary fiber art at 19 galleries and art organizations, from St. Charles to Edwardsville. For a full schedule of gallery openings, workshops, programs and tours and information about Innovations in Textiles 8, visit

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd between Union and Kingshighway

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 18 September 2009

!Fibra, Vive!
Juried exhibition of work by members of Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA)
Opening reception: Friday, September 18, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
September 18 - October 9

Old Orchard Gallery
39 S. Old Orchard
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 961-4433

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Koken Art Factory: Friday, 2 October 2009

On Oct. 2 we are having a show at the Koken Art Factory. The title of the show is "The Golden Women" an expression of the feminine.

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 18 September 2009

Friday, September 18: Fall 2009 Opening
Public Opening: 7-9 pm

Enjoy the first look at the Kemper Art Museum's fall 2009 exhibitions. Celebrate with refreshments and a cash bar.

Chance Aesthetics examines chance as a key compositional principle of modern art. The exhibition will feature more than 60 artworks by more than 40 avant-garde artists from Europe and the United States, including Jean Arp, George Brecht, John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Ellsworth Kelly, Alison Knowles, François Morellet, Robert Morris, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Dieter Roth, Niki de Saint Phalle and Yves Tanguy, among many others.

Metabolic City considers visionary urban and design projects from the 1960s that embraced biological models and emerging technologies. The three groups of artists and architects featured in Metabolic City are the Japanese Metabolists, the architecture collaborative Archigram from
Britain, and Dutch artist Constant.

ART OUTSIDE 2009: 11-13 Spetember 2009


Friday, Sept. 11 5-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 10 a.m.-10 p.m. , Sunday, Sept.13 Noon-4 p.m.

Established in 2004, Schlafly's Art Outside is an alternative juried and invitational art fair dedicated to showcasing local art in an approachable venue and manner. Held at the brewery's Bottleworks location in Maplewood, MO the fair's mission is to increase public knowledge and appreciation for the local art scene by creating opportunities that connect artists, musicians, performers, and the community. Admission to the event is free.

St. Louis Art Fair Weekend: 11-13 September 2009

Friday, September 11th, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Saturday, September 12th, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Sunday, September 13th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Downtown Clayton, MO

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

RAC Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2009

Singing the Body Electric: Three textiles artists exhibit their insightful perceptions of life, death and the human body
September 11 - October 11, 2009

Opening reception 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. September 11, 2009 (free and open to the public)
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Singing the Body Electric embodies the same theme as the Walt Whitman poem it references by affirming the aesthetic qualities of the human body despite, and sometimes because of, its frailties. Using the work of three textiles artists- Julia Karll, Lindsay Obermeyer and Jennifer Wilkey - the exhibit, curated by Sarah Colby, examines the connections between illness, both physical and societal, and the human spirit.

Singing the Body Electric is presented as a part of Innovations in Textiles 8, a biennial collaborative event that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Nineteen arts organizations join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and
international artists. The broad range of programming offered mirrors the symposium's dedication to the investigation of innovative ideas.

Julia Karll's work is her personalized reaction to world events, specifically the violence she often sees reported in the news. Knotted was formed by twisting pieces of newspaper into long ropes, and then interweaving them into a large, complex knot. Karll says the repetitive
process used in her work "not only symbolizes the multitude of physical and psychological losses due to violent conflict, but also creates an evidence of time and obsessive work." This, in turn, reflects her self-imposed obligation to read and react to the news.

Lindsay Obermeyer uses her art to make marvelous connections between her craft and that of medical professionals. She was inspired by her own experience with cancer and a 2003 surgery: "The surgeon used a vertical mattress stitch to suture my abdomen. As an embroiderer I could not help but admire his needlework skill." With beautifully graphic images, Obermeyer's work mimics the detail of medical illustrations.

Jennifer Wilkey collects various hospital artifacts (gowns, i.v. bags, x-rays, furniture) and alters them with her surgically precise knitting and embroidery. Her work humanizes the items, while the methodical nature of her craft mirrors the feeling of slow motion that can occur during a hospital stay. "While enclosed in a hospital room, life in the outside world continues and, in a sense, passes the patient by," Wilkey says.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63112
Free parking in the lot behind The Pageant; metered street parking

Soulard Coffee Garden: Sinday, 13 September 2009

Opening at Soulard Coffee Garden next Sunday, September 13th from 2:30pm-4:00pm. The reception is upstairs, on the second floor. Come enjoy a relaxing afternoon of good wine, hors d'oevres and art!

Genevieve Esson, "Illuminated Garden," will be up for one month, till Oct. 13th.

The Soulard Coffee Garden is located at 910 Geyer, 3 Blocks South of the Soulard Farmer's Market, between 9th and 10th streets in historic Soulard.
They offer fresh, made from scratch breakfast and lunch items, as well as great coffee, smoothies, espresso, lattes, and specialty drinks.

Hours of operation Monday Thru Friday 6:30AM `til 4:00PM, Saturday and Sunday 8:00AM `til 4:00PM

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 10 September 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009, 6 ­ 8 p.m.
“Ubjects II” and “The Colored Pencil”

A community history exhibit, “Ubjects II,” is part of CUSP (Conjunctions: Ubjects, Stories and Places), a five-year collaborative project with local universities that takes ubjects, or unique and unusual objects, local people have brought from their homes, and examines the history and stories behind them. This year, students interviewed people from Granite City, O’Fallon and Troy about objects that connect their families to southwestern Illinois. The CUSP exhibit is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Belleville’s Art on the Square.

Also featured as part of the Ubjects II exhibit is the artwork of Edd Kueker of Waterloo. Kueker uses discarded pencils to builds models of log cabins from Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. Each model is accompanied by a document with photos of the historic building,
information about its location, history and the number of pencils and hours it took him to build the model.

Moving from one type of pencil artwork to another, “The Colored Pencil” highlights the artwork of eight different artists, each of them using colored pencils in a different way. The artists include Bill Amundson, The Art Guys, Edmund Bazan, Jennifer Maestre, Michelle
Oosterbaan, Dee Overly, Gil Rocha and Ranjini Venkatachari. Pieces in this exhibit range from realistic and abstract drawings, copies of “Old Master” oil paintings and even sculptures. This exhibit is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibition continues through October 24.

HOURS Tuesday ­ Saturday, 11 am­5 pm, Thursday, 11 am-8 pm.

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center is located on the Belleville Campus of Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC). Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Call 618-222-5278 for more information.

2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221
Free visitor parking is available in front of the Art Center

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 19 September 2009

Destroy All Monsters: Hungry for Death
Artwork by Mike Kelley, Cary Loren and Jim Shaw
Curated by James Hoff and Cary Loren
September 19 – October 24, 2009
Opening reception Saturday evening September 19, 7-10 PM.
Public conversation with the curators, Sunday afternoon September 20, 2 PM.

White Flag Projects is pleased to inaugurate its fourth season of exhibitions with a survey of artwork, music, video, and archival material by the seminal pre-punk/psychedelic noise group and art collective Destroy All Monsters, whose founding members included Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara and Jim Shaw.

Formed at a house party in 1973, Destroy All Monsters created a dystopian sound that was equal parts The Stooges, Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, Velvet Underground, and Sci-Fi B-movie shtick. The band's music was accompanied by artwork, performances and films, as well as a self-titled magazine of drawings, prints, and collages inspired by sci-fi movies, underground music, and iconic elements of 1960s counterculture as filtered through to the collective's industrial Midwestern hometown of Detroit, Michigan. With their music, films, and publications, the Destroy All Monsters Collective hold an important position as early innovators combining visual art and experimental music practices.

In 1995, the original collective of Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, and Jim Shaw reunited, and have since been included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, and Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967 at the MCA Chicago, among many other exhibitions. Destroy All Monsters: Hungry for Death will also feature a limited edition poster designed exclusively for the White Flag Projects exhibition by Cameron Jamie.

White Flag Projects
4568 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Sunday, 20 November 2009

Nina Ganci curates Innov8tions in textiles exhibition 2009
Couture Threads of Democracy at the St. Louis Artists Guild
Sunday September 20, 2009. Opening Reception 1-3pm through November.

Nina Ganci, Founder, Owner and Designer of Skif International curates a thought provoking mix of American designers who have found the alchemy of innovation while maintaining their original vision. In conjunction with the contemporary nationally known artists, there will be several items loaned courtesy of the Veteran’s Memorial Museum on display. These memories from the past are hand embellished items created for soldiers and items sent home by soldiers from abroad. As stated by the director of the Artist’s Guild, Gina Alvarez, The designers selected for the show work here in the U.S. and have remained true to their ideal style. Their personal work stretched the conceptual boundaries of beauty, culture, and politics.

The clothing designers selected for exhibition are Michael Drummond, The Exquisite Corpse, St. Louis; Marie Bannerot McInerney, c/o SKIF International, St. Louis; Loretta Warner, Retta-to-Wear, Berkeley, CA; Angelina DeAntonis, OCELOT Clothing, San Francisco; Jennifer McKelvie & Tina Noble, Miacro Design, Olathe, KS; Cynthia Ashby, Chicago;

The accessory designers are Robert Longyear, St. Louis; D.J. Kennedy, Chester Hill Studios, Chester, IL; Rafi Balouzian, Cydwoq Shoes, Burbank, CA;

According to Alvarez, “The pieces in the show reflect our culture, history and fashion. As a collection, it represents an expansion of our perception of fashion and opens up a space in the viewer's mind to see both the style and the design's structure to fit the human form. With western wear, we've inherited our sense of dress - a grand responsibility for the way we look, work, and behave.”

Additionally, a small collection of Batik pieces from the collection of President Obama’s mother will be on exhibition from October1st through 4th at the Guild.

St. Louis Artists Guild
2 Oak Knoll Park
Clayton, MO 63105

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2009

Gateway Gallery & The St. Louis Art Fair

Gateway Gallery artists have developed all new art work just in time for the St. Louis Art Fair. We call our new exhibition CREATE ST LOUIS. Drop by our gallery where you will have the opportunity to view the new art honoring St. Louis and its many landmarks. Whether your tastes run towards classic realism, impressionism, collage, photography or abstract we'll have something special to catch your eye.

Our Featured Artists for the St. Louis Art Fair are Nancy Friederich, Jo Rezny McCredie, Marlene Lewis and Henryk Ptasiewicz. The only way to describe their work is BOLD and BEAUTIFUL. Come see for yourself. Be part of Create St Louis.

Want an early preview? Join us for our Friday Reception and have a glass of wine, cheese and snacks. Reception Friday, September 11th - 6:00PM to 9:00PM. Gallery Hours Wednesday 11-6 Thursday 11-6, Friday 11-7, Saturday 11-6, Sunday 10-5, Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Gateway Gallery
7921 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Crossroads Art Studios and Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2009

Made by Hand

PLEASE join us for the opening reception for the St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art exhibition this Friday Sept 11, 7-9m at Crossroads Art Studios and Gallery, (2nd floor) , 501 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles MO 63301.

Exhibition on view: Sept 8-October 8, 2009. Gallery hours: Wed-Fri Noon-5pm; Sat by 314 581-3748

'Made by Hand' is a regional juried fiber exhibition and part of Innovations in Textiles 8. The exhibition was juried by Jo Stealey. Stealey explores aspects of drawing, writing, sculpting, and assembling, all through her expansive use of handmade paper. She states, “I am searching for a visceral response that touches a place within us where no words exist to describe our emotion.”

Juried into the exhibition: Roxanne Phillips, Pat Owoc, Jennifer Weigel, Virginia Dragshutz, Clairan Ferrono, Nino Hecht, Lydia Brockman, Linda Elkow, Jean Mills, Janice Nesser, Kathy Weaver, Betsy Dollar, Christine Ilewski, Trish Williams, Lisa Becker, Marie Samuels, Evie Shucart and Leslie Hume.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 9 October 2009

Good Citizen Gallery is pleased to host a sculpture/sound installation entitled Reflected Territories by the collaborative group hoopSnake.
October 9 - November 7, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday October 9, 2009 6pm ­ 10pm
GALLERY HOURS Fri., Sat. Noon ­ 5pm or by appointment

Accompanying the installation will be a new billboard project titled Reflected Territories, Transparent Image Mapping 2 by Greg Pond.

hoopSnake is a shifting collaborative company of artists, musicians, and physicists organized by artist Greg Pond that generates new media installations and performances. The first hoopSnake project was a live sound performance at the Hunter Museum of Art in April of 2009. Reflected Territories is comprised of two sound sculptures that work in concert with one another. One is a fractal system of stainless steel pyramids that make up a complex series of sound reflectors and baffles. The other is wooden sound sculpture. The pyramid generates a diffuse reflection of sound from iterative surfaces and boundaries to create complex sound fields that repeatedly reform the original sound and affect the perception of space in the spaces where it sits. The second sculpture collects the sounds reflected by the pyramid and reprocesses them into its own set of complimentary noise.

Contributors to hoopSnake for this exhibition are Dr Randolph Peterson, Nels Oscar, Tyler Cooney, Stanislav Veselovskyi, Greg Pond.

The name hoopSnake is derived from the dream of the chemist Friedrich August Kekulé (1829 ­ 1896) that led him to the discovery of the benzene ring. The pursuit of new aesthetic experience via the intermingling of the rational principles of scientific inquiry with the irrational realms of dreams and imagination are the guideposts for the group.

Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave
St. Louis MO 63104

Maryland Heights Centre: Sunday, 13 September 2009

Paintings by Marlene DiFiori Locke are on view at the Maryland Heights Centre, September 7 through October 9, 2009. The Exhibit is titled "New/Old", and there is a free Opening Reception on Sunday, September 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Maryland Heights Centre is located at 2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043; Telephone: (314) 738-2599; Hours to see the Exhibit are M-Fri 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays Noon to 6 p.m.

Snowflake/Drive-By: Saturday, 12 September 2009

September 12th, 7:00 - 10:00 @ Snowflake and Drive-By

On June 1, 2009, Chicago musician Stephanie Morris died unexpectedly and tragically, leaving behind too many questions for her friends and family. We Are Here—a collaboration between her husband, artist Natthan Keay, and friend, writer Jonathan Messinger—is a first attempt at addressing the aftermath. Keay's photos, taken in the weeks after Stephanie's death, evoke the itinerant loneliness felt after the loss, and the sense of community that has come together
since. Messinger will read several stories inspired by Steph's life, and her untimely death.

Opening at 7pm, reading begins at 8.30pm.

Bryan Eaton will be revealing his Drive-By installation, "Nothing Lasts Forever," during the same event.

The show will run through October 28th, 2009.

Snowflake is open Saturdays from 11:00 - 3:00
Drive-By is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Snowflake: 3156 Cherokee Street St. Louis 63118
Drive-By: 3408 S. Compton Ave St. Louis 63118

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2009

Please join us for the OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, 6pm-9pm. Optimal viewing time are at night.

Alex Elmestad
Portal @ 3842 Washington Blvd.
Curated by Cole Root

Sept. 11- Oct. 17

Functioning as a window gallery, PSTL is transformed into a space of outside observation. The site becomes a sacred landmark where a visual phenomenon awaits visitor engagement. The space acts as a literal window into infinity. The observer is confronted with a space that is
in between two realms. The realistic perception stands within the structure of the building, but the abstract concept of infinity exists within the eyes and mind of viewer witnessing the visual phenomenon. The spatial surroundings become a little more surreal as a visitor walks by in contemplation of the past experience.

PSTL Gallery @ Pace Framing
3842 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
1/2 block west of the Contemporary Art Museum, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Sheldon Art Galleries and the Bruno David Gallery

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Wiilam Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 25 September 2009

September 25 - November 14, 2009
Opening Reception Friday, September 25, 6- 8pm

Featuring work by David Buckingham, Mel Bochner, Graham Dolphin, Joseph Havel, Jenny Holzer, Glenn Ligon, Suzanne McClelland, Matt Mullican, Bruce Nauman, Craig Norton, Ligorano/Reese, Ed Ruscha, John Tinker, Toadhouse

Although the conceptual art movement had begun in the late 1930s, pioneered by Marcel Duchamp's ready-mades, it was not until the late 1960s that text and language began to play a dominating role in that movement. The emergence of language in conceptual art allowed for a closer relation between art, philosophy, theory and criticism. Whether quoting poetry or movie lines, or making reference to a cultural phenomenon, the text and language in all of these works becomes the primary element of the work.

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 2 October 2009

Mad Art Gallery proudly presents F3 a photography exhibit with work by Leah Oates, Shawn Michelle Smith, and Geoff Story. This exhibit opens on Friday, October 2, 2009, with a free opening reception from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. The exhibit continues through October 27, 2009. Gallery hours are by appointment Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Leah Oates’ photographs are her response to sites and objects that are ignored, piles of trash, alleyways, overpasses, and abandoned structures. She shoots in working class and industrial areas. Raised in a working class area of New England, Oates has a familiarity and strong emotional connection with these locations. Oates’ photographs capture the poignant beauty of these otherwise bleak locations. Oates’ serious of double exposures play with ideas of time, of multiple memories, and how we reconstruct time and place. Blurring multiple moments and locations into one image, Oates captures the essence of place and time passing quickly.

Shawn Michelle Smith’s work examines lynchings that occurred in the last decades of the ninetieth century and the first decades of the twentieth century. Smith uses photographs of these lynchings and isolates women and girls in the crowds. She reduces these figures to heir minimal forms, making white silhouettes that recall the projections of nineteenth century phantasmagorias, spectacles of light and shadow that created ghostly apparitions.

Geoff Story enjoys exploring the unseen corners of his beloved city armed with whatever camera suits him at the moment. Geoff rarely shoots friends or family, relying on the kindness and willingness of strangers to be his subjects.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 18 September 2009

Chance Aesthetics
Sept. 18, 2009, to Jan. 4, 2010
Public Opening Celebration Friday, September 18, 7-9 pm

Organized by Meredith Malone, Chance Aesthetics will feature more than 60 artworks by more than 40 avant-garde artists from Europe and the United States, including Jean Arp, George Brecht, John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Ellsworth Kelly, Alison Knowles, François Morellet, Robert Morris, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Dieter Roth, Niki de Saint Phalle and Yves Tanguy, among many others.

At the exhibition's heart is a central paradox involving the tension between chance and choice. While many artists have championed the creative possibilities of the arbitrary and the accidental — both as an attack on reason and logic and as a counterpoint to officially sanctioned aesthetic tastes — artistic subjectivity is never entirely ceded. The controlled and the arbitrary variously interplayed throughout the 20th century, stimulating new forms of creative invention that challenged longstanding assumptions about what might constitute a work of art and the role of the artist as autonomous creator.

FREE and open to the public 11-6 every day except Tuesday, open 11-8 on Friday

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
on Washington University's Danforth campus

MOCRA: Sunday, 13 September 2009

“Michael Byron: Cosmic Tears”
September 13 ­ December 13, 2009
free public opening reception on Sunday, September 13, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
(Mr. Byron is unable to attend this opening, but he will give an Artist's talk, followed by a reception, on November 15.)

In the evocative paintings of the "Cosmic Tears" series, Michael Byron explores the relationship of the individual to the universal. The works are based on a text by the artist that meditates on the inevitable mix of emotions that accompanies the act of creation.

Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Exhibition admission is free, though there is a suggested donation of $5, or $1 for students and children.

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), Saint Louis University
3700 West Pine Mall Blvd. on the campus of Saint Louis University

The Chapel: Friday, 4 September 2009

Baloney: Not Even Trying
Opening Reception Friday September 4 from 6-9pm at The Chapel, with both artists in attendance. Refreshments will be served.

Baloney: Not Even Trying is a show of recent work by Mamie Korpela and Dani Kantrowitz, both of whom are second-year MFA students at Washington University. This exhibition of photographs and objects is an extension of their ongoing dialogue and friendship.

The gallery exhibit will be on display through November 7, 2009. Gallery hours are by appointment only through

The Chapel
6238 Alexander Drive off Skinker Blvd, across from Forest Park near the WashU campus.

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2009

Way Out of Line is curated by Mamie Korpela and features Washington University MFA candidates Clyde Ashby , Andrew Cozzens , John Early, Joel Fullerton , Mary Beth Hassan , Nick Hutchings , Mad Mohre , Nicolette Ross , Carlie Trosclair , Kathryn Neale, Christopher Ottinger. Join us at the Des Lee Gallery for the opening reception Friday, September 11, 2009 from 6-9. The exhibition runs through October 25, 2009.

Way Out of Line is a drawing show that poses the question, what is line? Historically drawing has been a way for artists, architects and designers to make preliminary plans for larger bodies of work.

As MFA candidates how can we challenge our concept of drawing? Perhaps one way is to narrow our focus and think about line itself. If we can strip drawing down to it's most basic building block then perhaps we can facilitate a dialogue that will push the concepts of drawing, thereby opening it up to all types of media from the traditional to the experimental. Way Out of Line could force us to think our own "way out" of a mark made on a piece of paper.

The Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

Argonne Gallery: Friday, 4 September 2009

Please join us Friday, Sept. 4th, 6-9 p.m. for the opening reception of Smoke & Fire, an exhibit of saw dust fired pottery by artist Susan Zimmerman. Her work will be on display thru Sept. 30th at Argonne Gallery, 101A West Argonne Drive, Kirkwood, Mo. across from the train station. For more information, call 314.821.3010.

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday, 12 September2009

Duet is a show of prints and drawings by Steven Brien and Elysia Mann of All Along Press.

Please come down to Fort Gondo on Saturday, September 12th at 6:00pm to see some new artwork.

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts is at 3151 Cherokee Street in Saint Louis, MO 63118.

Schmidt Contemporary Art: Friday, 11 September 2009

Anne Appleby: Recent Paintings and Recent Prints from Wildwood Press
September 11, - October 10, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 11, 6:00-8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 12:00-5:00pm; Sat 10:00-4:00pm & by appointment

Anne Appleby opens this season with an exhibition of prints and paintings reveling the deep connection to nature that has long been the focus of her work. The paintings are multi-layered with sensual color and reveal aspects of the natural world both in its growth and in its death cycles. Mood & color, time & place, change & stability, purpose & freedom, truth & uncertainty, surface and spirit -- all these juxtapositions can be woven and interchanged to provide explanations of her work. Appleby's work is technically demanding; she embraces the challenge of using materials to capture the ephemeral and ever changing processes of nature. In her rigor and exacting execution, along with selective and appealing color choices - each painting or print is itself a creation not only of an artwork, but also a continuation of the very nature and connection to process that leads her into the studio.

The second part of this dual exhibition is the result of Appleby's collaboration with Maryanne Simmons at Wildwood Press. Working with Ms. Simmons extraordinary hand made papers the artist and the printer developed a process of saturating the paper with multiple colored inks and then placed one sheet directly over another showing both the first surface and a hint of what lies below through the rough deckled edges. The color relationships expressed through texture offer a very special body of work, an impressive artist/printmaker combination ultimately offers a complimentary yet challenging outcome.

Regardless of medium, Anne Appleby makes physical the unseen. Nature is her portal; renewal her process; revelation her ending place. Her reductive abstraction that for some may seem simplistic at a glance will reveal a world of intensity when the viewer is willing to become immersed. This work offers the viewer the time to reflect on the complexity of our relationship with the physical world to which these pieces are a direct response. The hope is that the viewer is allowed to truly merge with the work, both in terms of emotion and spirituality.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63103
314 575-2648