Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 12 November 2010

O V E R P A P E R: Carmon Colangelo, William Conger, Alex Couwenberg, Jill Downen, Beverly Fishman, Joan Hall, Ann Hamilton, Kelley Johnson, Chris Kahler, Matthew Penkala, Judy Pfaff, Paul Henry Ramirez, Buzz Spector.

November 12, 2010 – January 15, 2011
Opening Reception Friday, November 12, from 6 to 9 pm
Front Room: Leslie Laskey
Media Room: Heather Bennett
Public Hours Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition entitled Overpaper, a selection of works on, or of, paper. Paper has long been the starting point for conceptions by artists, who worked out their ideas on paper before moving them to other mediums. Now the idea on paper often becomes the art, and this exhibition surveys artists using paper both as the template for creative thinking and as a material base for new artistic forms.

In the Front Room, the gallery presents an installation titled “Portraits: Artists and Friends” by Leslie Laskey. These small, mixed-media works on paper are from a series that Leslie Laskey started in 2008. The portraits are of Giacometti, Matisse, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Louis XIV, Picasso and other artists, writers and friends.

In the Media Room, the gallery presents “The Empire Trilogy”, a video by Heather Bennett with music by Joe Raglani. Each piece centers around a lone woman, all of whom almost slyly encompass a panoply of reflecting fictions. The amalgamated „characters‟ take substance from childhood fairytales, contemporary fashion, female genre roles and a healthy dose of nostalgia and somehow coalesce into a peaceful, almost quieting image. The enmeshing of an anti-narrative and obvious reference to the bold fiction of children‟s fairytales complicate the calm hold of these images with humor; slithering alloys placing ironies.

“Holly Holy” is a collision of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and a bit of Eve, bathed in red velvet and monastically reading Faulkner. “Locks & Hocks” conflates Goldilocks and a restrained 50‟s housewife, entombed in a sun-drenched, yellow kitchen listlessly stirring a pot of beans and ham hocks. And “Babe” collapses male and female with a schoolgirl, Paul Bunyan combo of metamorphosed blue plaid where our heroine dully wields a two-sides axe, knocking dirt from her boots, while swathed in one of the most sexualized articles of clothing in recent history.


Luminary Center for the Arts: Friday, 12 November 2010

Opening reception: Friday, November 12th from 6-9pm
On view November 13, 2010 - December 17, 2010
Wednesday-Saturday from 12-6pm

The Luminary Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the international group exhibition Forecast, which opens with a free opening reception on Friday, November 12th from 6-9pm. Forecast brings together five artists focused around the themes of prediction, anxiety about the future and the ways we use science and technology to manage and approximate these perceived futures.

Forecastis the final exhibition in our 2010 Answer Factory series focusing on how information is shaping our contemporary culture. The artists included are working in a wide range of media from video and sound pieces to fabricated neon and dice games. Amy Reidel will contribute multimedia work overlaying meteorology, weather patterns and personal narratives into an evocative series on the instability of expectations. Mara Baker’s sculptural works catalogue changing perceptions, moods and emotions in a pseudo-scientific personal laboratory constructed of crude materials and fragile tools of measurement. Katja Mater’s Cumulus transfers the narrative of weather patterns from the sky to books and again into video. Amanda Yates has created a project called Ways the World May End that presents ‘likely’ scenarios of how and when life could end on earth­in the form of a board game. Jo-Anne Balcan’s film and neon pieces repeat a similar sentiment, suggesting an end without given any context or end goal.

Installation Space: Lindsey Stouffer: “Scribe”

St. Louis-based sculptor Lindsey Stouffer will open Scribe, a new site-responsive installation inspired by the writings of Walter Benjamin and the Islamic belief that at birth we are each assigned two scribe angels to record our all of our actions; one our good deeds and one our transgressions. The installation will expand on this duality, making use of sculpture, photography and projection to reconstruct a life.

Scribe combines elements of Stouffer’s large-scale sculpture with a personal narrative of objects found in her alleyway, this personal-historical tension remaining in balance throughout the installation. Just as 35mm slides and detritus are paired with monumental forms, Benjamin’s ‘angel of history’ is presented with the physical remainder of a single persons life.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

May Gallery: Friday, 29 October 2010

Murat Türemis: After the Tsunami

Murat Tueremis After the Tsunami

29 October - 24 November 2010
Opening Reception Friday, 29 October, 5-7 pm

with a talk by the photographer on Friday, 29 October, at 1 pm in Sverdrup room 101

Türemis is based in Germany, but has pursued photo documentary projects around the world for several decades. An award-winning photojournalist, he arrived in Banda Aceh, Indonesia shortly after the devastating Tsunami in 2005, and recently returned to show what has happened in the interim. His work has appeared in National Geographic, among many publications.

And in the Small Wall Gallery,
Latent Image Group: Chicago Views

Compônere Gallery: Sunday, 7 November 2010

Exhibit dates: November 1 ­ November 27, 2010
Artist's Reception: Sunday afternoon, November 7, 2:00pm ­ 4:00pm

National Competition Winners
Marilynne Bradley - watercolor

For many years Marilynne Bradley has competed in national watercolor competitions. This exhibit is a collection of the paintings that were accepted into the shows and won recognition.

Her versatility of subject matter explores images from a different viewpoint allowing a personal statement for each work of art. Design and vibrant colors dominate the perception of her compositions. To her, painting requires endless change, experimentation, and variation both in content and technique. The use of her skill as a draftsman enables her to use architectural design elements as she seeks to translate the charm and character of the composition into her paintings.

Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: 11-5 Monday-Thursday, 11-9 Friday & Saturday, 1-5 Sunday.

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 29 October 2010

OCTOBER 29 - DECEMBER 31, 2010

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to showcase its prominent collection of noted abstract artists in the exhibition, Abstraction: Prints from the Permanent Collection. The display opens with a reception in the museum's community gallery at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29.Abstraction will conclude on December 31, 2010.

Abstraction is an exhibition that reflects on the dedication of the Saint Louis University Museum of Art to collecting the work of significant artists whose iconic works have been influential in defining Abstract Expressionism. American artists featured include: Frank Stella; Karel Appel; Robert Motherwell; Sam Francis; and Ellsworth Kelly. An international selection of artists includes: Max Ernst; Jean Dubuffet; Roberto Matta; Jean Arp; Zao Wu Ki; Hans Hartung; Wassily Kandisky; Mario Prassinos; Gustave Singier; Eduardo Chillida; and Jean Dewasne.

The exhibition is free-of-charge.
For more information, please visit or call 314.977.2666.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 12 November 2010

November 12 – December 22, 2010
FREE Opening Reception on Friday, November 12, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 5pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am – 6 pm, Sunday, 11am – 5pm. Closed Monday

On A Roll is CA’s annual holiday exhibition. This year, local and national artists were challenged to create a toy with wheels. Some artists used a traditional approach; others preferred a more conceptual interpretation of the classic plaything. From cats and ducks on wheels, to miniature beer trucks this exhibition is a delightful mix of functional, tongue-in-cheek toys, otherworldly wheeled objects and exquisite art work that seems altogether too delicate to play with.

The artists in this exhibition are Corey Ackelmire, Cathy Barancik, Dan Barnett, Michael Bauermeister, Nathan Dube, Robert Ebendorf, Melody Ellis, Cameron Fuller, Matt Keim, Dan Krueger, Robert Longyear, Will Rimel, Roger Rimel, Rimas VisGirda, Bernhard Voss and Karen Woodward.

Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 725-1177

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 5 November 2010

Ann Mansolino: Thresholds, An Exhibit at Webster University’s Hunt Gallery

Ann Mansolino's photography investigates issues of memory, identity and personal/family history through interactions with natural and built environments. She describes the thresholds in her work as, "...literal and symbolic doors, windows, and passages through landscape, but are also the limits of memory, knowledge, time, place, and self..."

Nov. 5-Dec. 4, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 5, from 6–8 p.m.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
Visual Arts Studio, Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday 13 November 2010

Recurring: New Work by Rebecca Bodicky, Carrie Keasler, and Jackie Wallach
Presented by fort gondo.compound for the arts
Saturday, November 13th from 6pm – 10pm

You are warmly invited to an opening reception of new work featuring photographs, woodcut prints, and watercolor paintings presented by Rebecca Bodicky, Carrie Keasler, and Jackie Wallach.

This exhibition is part of the Beverly Year series highlighting women artists at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts.

Gallery at U City Public Library: Sunday, 5 December 2010

Anukriti Sud Hittle to show at University City Public Library

Her exhibit is entitled Leo: From SFO to DEL. The show opens on Sunday, December 5, with a reception from 2-4 PM. The work will be on display through December 29. For further information, contact the library at 314-727-3150.

THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library
6701 Delmar

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Café Cioccolato: Friday, 15 October 2010


Please join Art Saint Louis this Friday night, October 15, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. over at our Off-Site Exhibit location, Café Cioccolato, for a free reception for painter Carla Dawson.

Our 2010-11 Café Cioccolato schedule includes:
• September 17-November 12, 2010: Carla Dawson, painting.
• November 12, 2010-January 21, 2011: Gabriella Toujas, painting
January 21-March 18, 2011: Sheldon Johnson, painting.

Learn more about Art Saint Louis' Off-Site Exhibition program.

Please stop by Café Cioccolato Friday night, meet artist Carla Dawson and support Art Saint Louis. onus: 10% of all food & beverages purchased at the reception will be donated to Art Saint Louis.

Café Cioccolato
downtown St. Louis at 816 Olive Street
(on Olive between 8th & 7th Streets)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ArtD Gallerry & Studios: Friday-Saturday, 15-16 October 2010

ArtD Gallery presents
Opening Reception for the Autumn Group Exhibit with featured artist Zack Smithey.

Friday and Saturday, 7-11pm

Artists in the Autumn Group Exhibit: Andy Brandmeyer, Benji Rowan, Dana Diaz de Leon, David Coblitz, Davide Prete, Duane Martin, Fred Requadt, James Kappernaros, Joan Marie, Joy Tiyasirichokchai, Kristen Bartel, Larry Frederick, Mark Swain, Niki Solima Ratzlaff, Robert S. Schleicher, Scott Black, Taiten, Thomas Matthew Pierson, Vivian B. Waters, Wm. Kyle Davis,
Zack Smithey

ArtD Gallery and Studios
2720 Cherokee Street

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday. 15 October 2010

At The Gallery: October 15 through November 16
On Fire: Third Degree Instructors. On fire…Yep, that's our instructors. TDGF Instructors strut their stuff, show what they love and love what hey do. See glass pieces that have been blown, fused, torched, cold-worked and more.
5200 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, October 08, 2010

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 9 October 2010

The Vino Gallery Presents:
"A Modern Landscape"
October the 9th (5pm-9pm)

Join us tomorrow October the 9th, from 5pm to 9pm, for the opening of "A Modern Landscape". "A Modern Landscape" will feature thirteen new cloudscape and abstract paintings by local artist Christian Draeger. There will also be new artwork from: Maggie McCarthy, Joseph farmer, Anukriti Sud Hittle, Omer Huremovic, Bob Rickert, and Mike Moran. There will be a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres for the duration of the opening. At The Vino Gallery, we offer fine art from emerging and established local artists, in a variety of mediums, at an obtainable price.

Let us share our passion for wine and art with you!
Hours: 11am-7pm Monday-Wednesday,
11am-9pm Thursday-Saturday

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson
St. Louis MO 63108

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 3 December 2010

Opening Reception Friday, Dec. 3, 6-10pm
Dec. 3, 2010 - Jan. 8, 2011

Good Citizen invites you to Infrastructure, an exhibition of the work of St. Louis artist Arny Nadler.

For Infrastructure, Arny Nadler explores the material and formal potential of rebar, the steel reinforcing rod used to add internal support to concrete structures. His interest in this material stems in part from its relegated function; it is consigned to being a hidden armature. By bending and twisting the steel, Nadler's investigation of infrastructure extends beyond common construction methods to flowing forms that bring to mind waterways and topographical surveys.

Gallery Hours Fri., Sat. Noon - 5pm and by appointment

2247 Gravois Ave,
St. Louis MO,

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 8 October 2010

Oct. 8 - Nov. 5, opening reception Oct 8, 2010, 7-11 pm
Concrete Ocean Art Gallery celebrates the recent endeavors of Connie and Paul LaFlam.

Connie’s photography never fails to radiate elegance, beauty and sensuality with her captures of the classic Nude. Now adding fuel to the creative fire, igniting an inferno of sexuality, she seduces the viewer with that beauty. Then quietly confronts them with the discomfiting reality that they have entered a world of fetishes, Shibari and the erotic.

Paul’s newest large scale, fluid, one shot expressionist paintings continue to inch their way to becoming a conquering force that demands surrender from even the largest expanse of wall. New offerings from the festively colored to minimalist monochromes are emphasizing nature with evocative landscapes sporting expanses of harmonizing color that are best measured in feet instead of inches. Here 4 by 4 feet is the new Small with larger paintings expanding to 4 by 7 feet and beyond.

2257/2259 Jefferson Ave. at Shenandoah
St. Louis Mo. 63104

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Grafica Fine Arts: Friday, 12 November & 10 December 2010

Play, Paint, Love!
Marlene Lewis

Marlene Lewis
has been playing with fishes, painting colorful abstracts and loving the medium of Lucite.

Opening reception: Fri. Nov. 12 from 6-9 pm
Closing reception: Fri. Dec. 10 from 6-9 pm

A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Young Women's Breast Cancer Program (YWBCP) at Siteman Cancer Center.

7884 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 12 November 2010

“Nuts and Bolts” Exhibition Series
Opening Reception: Friday, November 12, 2010, 6–9 pm
Exhibition Dates: November 12, 2010–January 7, 2011
Gallery Hours: 12 pm to 4 pm; Tuesday through Sunday

What items do we collect, and why? How can we repurpose or reimagine the objects and materials we’ve accumulated? How do we gather and collect our dreams, memories, and experiences? How do all of these collections, both physical and immaterial, come together to form a personal visual language? These are the questions explored by the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s new exhibition series, Nuts and Bolts. The Nuts and Bolts Exhibition Series consists of five art exhibits tied together by the idea and act of collecting.

All of This and Nothing
All of This and Nothing is an exhibition that highlights the objects in a collection that has defined the life of St. Louis community activist Galen Gondolfi (founder of Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts). Coordinated by Jessica Baran

Scenes Through the Heartland During Naptime (Solo Gallery)
Scenes Through the Heartland During Naptime is a solo exhibition by Rick Dunn. Dunn will create an installation that is composed of a series of individual objects, which are formally distinct, but designed to be viewed as whole. The installation will be informed by the paradoxes inherent in the global consumer culture in which we live.

Collective Reasoning
Collective Reasoning is a national juried exhibition featuring artwork made with recycled, reclaimed, and repurposed materials. Juried by John Watson.

Paintings From My Heart (Members’ Gallery)
Paintings From My Heart is a collection of new works by Barbara Johnson. Johnson says “I did my first painting in 1975 when I was coming out of a deep depression. I knew I was not well enough to drive and I decided I wanted to do a painting of my cat that died. I went to the garage and got a piece of plywood and some house paints and started on the painting; I call it ‘Cat on a Cushion.’”

Mooch (Children’s Gallery)
Mooch is a monkey. He’s eight inches tall and brown and white. For over ten years, Mooch has been an avid traveler. The preschool students of the Wilkinson Early Childhood Center in Dogtown take Mooch home with them on weekends. The children record their weekend adventures with Mooch through drawings and photographs. After the weekend, Mooch and his host student share their artwork and stories with the rest of the class. The St. Louis Artists’ Guild will be displaying Mooch’s collection of drawings, photographs and stories in its Children’s Gallery for art lovers of all ages to enjoy.

Oak Knoll Park
Clayton, Missouri
Near the intersection of Big Bend Boulevard and Clayton Road the park’s entrance is on Big Bend.