Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 26 February 2010

Heather Haymart, "Conversation with Trees, Mixed Media
Heather Haymart's wood ic.ig and acrylic paint are the highlight of Gateway Gallery's new exhibit "Meeting of Minds." Featured also will be the Artwork of Margaret Mc Carthy, Barbara DiMartini, Victor Ziller and a collaborative piece done by the partners of Gateway Gallery.

Opening night is Friday, February 26, 2010, 6-9 pm. Exhibit runs thru April 3, 2010. Free and open to public. Hours: Wed. 11-6, Thurs. 11-6, Fri. 11-7, Sat. 11-6, Sun 10-5

Gateway Gallery
7921 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105.
(314) 402-1959
(314) 503-1959

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Riverside Gallery: Friday, 5 February 2010

Oh What A World
Riverside Gallery Exhibit opening reception February 5th, 7 pm-10 pm.
Exhibit dates: February 5th - March 1st

Featuring paintings by Emily Baker, photographs by Devonna Smith and mixed media pieces by Jenni Desuza.

Riverside Gallery
13 W. Moody Ave., next to Llywelyn's Pub
Webster Groves MO 63119
(314) 221-6432 for hours and availability

Friday, January 29, 2010

Steinberg Hall Rview Room: Friday, 19 February 2010

Public Art and Ecology: A Watershed Project for The Confluence
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts
Steinberg Hall, Review Room, Washington University, St. Louis
January 29 - March 6, 2010, visiting hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm
Celebratory event in the gallery, February 19, 5:30 - 7:00

Public Art and Ecology: A Watershed Project for The Confluence is a community-based, landscape scale public art project that will contribute to the cultural development of St. Louis, create a greater understanding of environmental issues related to the Mississippi River watershed, and serve as a functioning work in the watershed. The project is a collaboration
between The Confluence Partnership, Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, and St. Louis ArtWorks. The project is being coordinated by Via Partnership.

The exhibition at Steinberg Hall presents the concepts developed as a result of the community based planning process. The concepts have been developed by students at the Sam Fox School for Design and Visual Arts and by apprentices in the Creative Futures program with St. Louis ArtWorks with input from community members. More than 300 people were involved in the conceptual phase of this project.

This project, conceived by ecological artist Jackie Brookner, and co-led by Brookner and landscape architect Rick Kacenski from HOK, is intended to activate individual and collective creative agency through a deep community process, where the concept, design and entire process of bringing the project to fruition come from the collective decision making of a diverse
community of participants and stakeholders.

The process began with a public lecture by Brookner at Washington University followed by a public workshop at North Riverfront Park on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Brookner and Kacenski worked with neighborhood residents, graduate students from Washington University, apprentices with St. Louis ArtWorks, technical advisors and other interested citizens to develop a conceptual plan for the project. The concepts were developed over the next two months with two more public meetings where the Washington University graduate students and Artworks apprentices presented their proposals and received further review and critique for their developing ideas from the residents and stakeholders.

North Riverfront Park is located in St. Louis City along Riverview Drive, two miles south of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. The Confluence Partnership identified North Riverfront Park as the site for its access to the Mississippi River, its viewsheds from Riverview and an active neighboring community engaged in creating a more dynamic and satisfying park experience. Concurrently, the City of St. Louis Parks Department is embarking on a North Riverfront Park master planning process. The ideas generated through this collaboration will be shared with the master planners and the community engagement will serve as a starting point for this process.

For more information about The Confluence Partnership, see . For more information about Brookner's work, visit .

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Three Sinks Gallery: Friday, 29 January 2010

St. Louis Artists Benefit for Haiti

6pm to 9pm
Friday January 29th, 2010

Thirty St. Louis artists have donated over 40 pieces of art to raise money for the American Red Cross and the earthquake relief effort in Haiti. All art is available for preview on Facebook (search Three Sinks Gallery) and at The art will then be auctioned by silent and phone bids on Friday January 29th from 6pm to 9pm.

100% of the proceeds benefit the American Red Cross.

An original silk-screen t-shirt by Adam Watkins and Amber Muir was created for the event and is available for purchase by calling: 314-961-1201.

For more information or to place a phone bid call: 314-963-3448 or 314-452-3418
or email us at:
to see a preview of the art visit:

Three Sinks Gallery
8715 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Monday, January 25, 2010

Riverside Gallery: Friday, 5 February 2010

Oh! What a world!
Artworks by Jenni DeSuza, Deovanna Smith, Emily Baker

Art, Food, Drink, and awesome people February 5th 2010 at the Riverside Gallery
7:00 om

13 West Moody Ave.
Webster Groves, Mo 63119

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 5 February 2010

Fuzzy Logic at the Des Lee Gallery, February 5 – March 13, 2010
Join us at the Des Lee Gallery for the opening reception Friday, February 5, 2010 from 6-9 pm. Special gallery hours for this exhibition are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1 until 6.

"Craft" is a fantastically nebulous term. We might associate it with actors, glassblowing, witches, or cuisine –– and each would be apt. More commonly, it might evoke a variety of handmade crafts, including knitting, latch-hook rugs, needlepoint samplers, tatted lace, and patchwork quilts. These traditional handicrafts provide the inspiration –– as well as the techniques and materials –– for the work in the exhibition Fuzzy Logic.

The contemporary reclamation of traditional craft –– driven by issues of sustainability, frugality, anti-consumerism, and a feminist reclamation of "women's work" –– is something of a cultural phenomenon. When handicraft is utilized in the realm of fine art, many of its cultural associations are subverted. But since knitting has become a hip hobby, simply utilizing materials like yarn, felt, or fake flowers isn't particularly radical. Instead, we are faced with the term's multiple meanings –– in particular its connotation of utility –– which contradicts the already tenuous delineations between "fine art," "design," and "craft." The artists in Fuzzy Logic do not merely present craft with a twist, but explore its potential more fully. Because craft is democratic, it is familiar and accessible. It is textural and tactile, inviting our participation. The work in Fuzzy Logic exploits this, evoking our desires for comfort, connection, contentment, and indulgence –– as well as the complacency, superficiality and fleeting joy that might accompany these feelings. While the myriad new directions in fiber art in recent years have encouraged us to consider the ways craft can look and function, the artists in this exhibition ask, "how does it feel?"

Fuzzy Logic is curated by Audrey Mast and features Gina T. Alvarez (St. Louis), Mike Andrews (Chicago), Amanda Browder (New York), Rob Conger (New York), Shelby Donnelly (Philadelphia), Carson Fox (New York), Orly Genger (New York), Laura Splan (New York) and Stacia Yeapanis (Chicago).

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

Scott Ernst Photography Gallery: Friday, 29 January 2010

Photography by Scott Ernst - Grand Opening

After 10 months of building, scraping, sanding, patching, painting and
cleaning... my photography gallery is ready!!

Please join me in christening the gallery Friday evening, 1/29 from 7:00pm until midnight. Wine and cheese will be served.

This same evening is also the closing reception for ArtDimensions' "Square Foot Show" which is at the at the same address and same floor.

2720 Cherokee Street
2nd Floor, 63118
(inside of ArtDimensions' new gallery)

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: 5 February 2010

re(((SOUND)) )
FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 5, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 6pm-8pm
Hours Monday-Saturday 10am–4pm or by appointment.

Martin Atkins, Maria Blondeel, Kieth Bueckendorf, Seth Cluett, Mark Early, Jeremy Ghost Ice, Robert Goetz, Helena Gough, Joe Gilmore, EricHall, Thomas Harris, Daniel Hockenson, Patrick Hunt, Emilie LeBel, Jay Lizo, Ed Osborn, Tony Renner, Steve Roden, Jodi Rose, Patrick Savage, Micah Silver, Nicolas Wiese and many others.
Curated by Dana Turkovic and Adam Watkins.

Re(sound) explores the sonic medium by compiling a long list of current musings by sound artists from around the world. Re(sound) hopes to build physically on the concept of the periphery, using one sensory input, and providing an alternative metaphor for demonstrating that the idea of an art center has now become more like an invisible node, connected by infinite tentacles by digital networks, thereby displaying the borderless qualities of the sonic medium. As sound flows through space it has the ability to navigate geographically, placing and displacing, bouncing in all directions and always occupying more than one position. Over the past century, this art form has emerged by extracting from the worlds of visual art and music.

Because sound can be both borderless and site-specific and imply immediate involvement upon its reception, the physical construction of the exhibition is a reflection of its universal and relational qualities. Presenting the work as a weather vane of sorts, using St. Louis as the central axis, listening stations will be installed marking the North, South, East and West, a compilation of sound works spanning the globe from artists working locally and in Berlin to Los Angeles to Sydney to Toronto. Ultimately extending the notion of sound's current location as multiple and expansive, the intention is to play on the structure and diverse nature of sound by setting up an environment where the visitor is asked to enter the space and simply listen.

Webster University – Visual Art Studios
8342 Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63119
art@webster. edu
websterhuntgallery.blogspot. com

Friday, January 22, 2010

Luminary/Center for the Arts: Saturday, 30 January 2010

January 30, 2010 - March 27, 2010

The Luminary | Center for the Arts is pleased to open its 2010 Season with the international group exhibition Old Media/Old News. This high-profile exhibition brings together six innovative emerging artists working with concepts of news reception, media saturation and the role of the artist as documentarian and mediator of information in our increasingly rapid global news culture.

Participating artists include Martin Brief, Lisa Bulawsky, Michelle Forsyth, Austin Kleon, Jihoon Park and Xiang Yang.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 30th from 6-9pm and the exhibition will remain on view Wednesday-Saturday from 12-6pm each week through March 27th.

Marbles Gallery: Saturday, 5 February 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010
6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Gallery at Marbles Yoga Studio - Lafayette Square

Come to Marbles in Lafayette Square to view new works from Arlene Ligori (abstract paintings), Gary Gackstatter (drawings) and Don Casper (photographs). Friday night, February 5th, 6p - 9p

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Thursday, 4 February 2010

Please come and see the new exhibition of
photography by Margy and Dan Terpstra at the Kirkwood Train Station.

The show runs from February 1 - March 1, 2010.

The opening Reception is Thursday, February 4 from 5:30-7:00pm

Sponsored by your Kirkwood Area Arts Council.

The exhibit is free and open to all.
Donations are appreciated.

Friday, January 15, 2010

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 12 February 2010

HEART OF THE TOWN: photography exhibit featuring alternative process works by Jane Linders
Artist reception/opening date: Friday, Feburary 12, 2010 from 6-9PM, during the Maplewood Arts Walk. Show runs until March 31, 2010

Kick off Valentine’s weekend by joining us for the “Heart of the Town” opening reception featuring alternative process photography works by Jane Linders. Linders travels outside the wake of the digital era by using more hands on traditional photographic processes such as Polaroid transfers and cyanotypes. The intrinsic qualities of these mediums lend themselves to spontaneous exploration, allowing Linders to rework the images using her watercolors, colored pencils, and intuition. Subject matter ranges from the oddities of roadside Americana and the eerie beauty of cemeteries to x-rayed bones reconstructed into visually intriguing alien still lifes. Linders’ images possess a painterly quality rich with mood and nuance absent from contemporary processes.

The opening reception coincides with the Maplewood Arts Walk, featuring visual and performing arts events. This event is sponsored by the City of Maplewood and the 20+ core businesses comprising the Maplewood Arts District.

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

RAC Gallery: Friday, 12 March 2010

Thirteen Squared Presents “Celebrate”, An Art Show & Sale, on March 12, 2009 at 6:00 PM.

Thirteen Squared, a local women’s art collaborative, present s “Celebrate” an art show and sale, at the Regional Arts Commission Gallery, opening at 6:00 PM, with an amazing opportunity to buy over 100 great art pieces for $50 each at 7:30 PM. All proceeds will provide scholarships to St Louis ArtWorks.

“Celebrate” is comprised of two shows: “All Hands on Deck” and “An Exhibition of Eight”. “All Hands on Deck” is the work of the members of Thirteen Squared. Each artist was given four playing cards to interpret in their own style for a total of fifty-two original pieces along with a commemorative deck of playing cards. The playing cards will be available through March 12th for $10 and $15 after that. For “An Exhibition of Eight” each member of Thirteen Squared invited the best women artists in St. Louis, to submit an 8” x 8” piece. Each work will be sold for $50 on a first come selection basis.

Thirteen Squared is a group of award winning St. Louis women artists who have been collaborating for over five years to promote the arts and have raised over $11,000 for locals arts organizations. The members are: Cynthia Berg, Elizabeth Concannon, Susan Dietz-Schmidt, MJ Goerke, Jane Isenberg, Ellen Klamon, Ruth Kolker, Nancy Kurten, Emily Long, Marcy Saphian, Ida Steinberg, Harriet Thomas, and Kay Wood.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis MO 63112-1204

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Millstone Gallery at COCA: Friday, 29 Januar 2010

Join us for the opening of “Interface”, an exhibit of works from Pele Prints at COCA’s Millstone Gallery. The show celebrates the collaboration between Pele and six regional artists: Gina Alvarez, Brandon Anschultz, Laura Berman, Lora Fosberg, Alicia LaChance, and Grant Miller. Each print project is shown alongside the work from the artist’s own studio, highlighting the similarities and differences between the two and offering a glimpse into the collaborative process itself.

Opening Reception Friday, January 29, 6-8pm
Show dates January 29 - April 25

Millstone Gallery at COCA
524 Trinity Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63130

Wood Icing: Friday, 15 January 2010

Join us this Friday night, January 15th from 6-9 pm as Wood Icing hosts a reception. Explore the offerings in our new gallery/retail/classroom space. Watch as Heather Haymart and Mary Beth Shaw paint large format canvasses. Light refreshments will be served.

This Friday January 15, 2010, 6-9pm. Wed-Sat 11-7 and Sun 12-4.

Old works, new works, big works, small works. Mixed media, photography, acrylics, collage.

Wood Icing
Chesterfield Mall
2nd floor next to Sears
(636) 536-0409 or (866) 966-342

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Friday, 15 January 2010

"Over Head" is the first exhibition in Beverly Year, a year long series of women artists at Fort Gondo. It will feature animation and sound work by Nicole Stevens. The opening reception will be held Friday, January 15th, from 7-10pm.

Featuring cutup footage from the New York Stock Exchange archive, different groups take turns continuously acting out the narrative of ringing the bell in the opening/ closing ceremonies. Dealing with the intimate and dually abstract experience of understanding the economy, the sound pieces feature daily recordings of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ phrasing.

The show continues through January 30th by appointment

Monday, January 11, 2010

PSTL Gallery: Friday, 22 January 2010

Please join us for the OPENING RECEPTION Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, 6pm-9pm
Peter Pranschke: Commission Release Party
Jan. 22-Feb. 27

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

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday. 15 January 2010

January 15, Third Friday Open House, 6 - 10 p.m. FREE

At The Gallery: January 15 - February 15
1) The New Depression. In an exhibit especially relevant for these times, Ron Buechele's drawings with oil wash take inspiration from Farm Service Administration photographs of the Great Depression. The drawings are both abstract and dreamy.

2) BeMused: Fused Glass. A group exhibit highlights the creative muse between Kiln Director and Instructor Mark Salsbury and students Judy Gartland and Doretha Washington in the Kiln Studio.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd, between Union and Kingshighway

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 16 January 2010

New exhibits open at Art Saint Louis this Saturday night, January 16, 2010 from 6-8 p.m.,
FREE Opening Reception for two new exhibitions, "Articulated Vision" and "Remix."

"Articulated Vision" is a multi-media juried exhibition featuring original artworks by 44 regional artists from Missouri & Illinois. The 53 artworks in this exhibit present a visual translation of the artist's inner thoughts and/or dreams. Juried by artist Brigham Dimick, Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Patricia Olynyk, Director, Graduate School, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis.

Presented concurrently with "Articulated Vision," is "Remix," on view in the Art Saint Louis South Gallery and Little Gallery, January 18-February 18, 2010. This three-artist curated exhibit presents the mixed media works of St. Louis area artists Catharine Magel, Melody Evans and Leslie Macklin.

Art Saint Louis is FREE & open to the public Monday-Friday 10 a .m.-5 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays, holidays & between exhibits. Gallery closed during the day January 16.

Art Saint Louis is located at 555 Washington Avenue in the heart of downtown St. Louis (on Washington Avenue between Broadway & 6th Street). Please enter the Gallery through our front doors on Washington Avenue. The entryway is marked by two beautiful artist-designed Art Saint Louis banners. There are several parking garages & surface lots near Art Saint Louis. Download a free Downtown Parking Guide here. The Gallery is also easily accessible by MetroLink with the Convention Center Station at 6th & Washington mere steps away from our front door.

555 Washington Avenue, #150
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1239

Sunday, January 10, 2010

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 23 January 2010

Love & Theft
Mike Bidlo, Dutes Miller, Asher Penn and Sara Greenberger Rafferty
January 9 – February 13, 2010
Gallery hours: Wednesday 12-7 pm, Saturday 12-5 pm

Love & Theft is organized around the appropriation and impairment of figural motifs, examining artists' desire to both adopt and disfigure existing art and imagery.

White Flag Projects
4568 Manchester Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

Friday, January 08, 2010

Craft Alliance Grand Center: Friday, 29 January 2010

TIM CURTIS: “See How My Mind Works”
January 29 – April 18, 2010
FREE Opening Reception on Friday, January 29, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours Wednesday – Saturday, noon–6pm; Sunday, noon–5pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday

Craft Alliance is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit See How My Mind Works, from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, January 29 in Craft Alliance’s gallery in the Kranzberg Arts Center. The exhibition features Tim Curtis’ large-scale installation that explores the use of written language in visual art.

“Writing requires collaboration with the reader and both are private acts. But encountering someone’s private thoughts in a public space changes the dynamic,” states Curtis. In See How My Mind Works, Curtis presents an evolving body of work utilizing his text on handmade chalkboards that function as art objects. The walls of the gallery will be blanketed with the chalkboards from floor to ceiling, surrounding the viewer with the voices of Curtis’ internal dialogue. One of Curtis’ goals in this work is to create an environment that is inspired by his impression of early childhood classrooms where he experienced a monotonous, repetitive style of learning. Tim describes these writings as “aphorisms that vacillate between the humorous and the serious, many of which are sarcastic observations concerning the contradictory and/or petty nature of human behavior.”

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center
(314) 725-1177

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 15 January 2010

Good Citizen Gallery announces an exhibition of new kinetic sculptures
Karin Hodgin Jones: Mimetic Labors
Opening Reception Friday January 15, 6–10pm
January 15–February 13, 2010, Gallery Hours Friday and Saturday noon - 5pm

Good Citizen Gallery invites you to come experience an exhibition of new kinetic sculptures: Mimetic Labors by Karin Hodgin Jones. Hodgin Jones utilizes machines to perform mundane repetitious tasks that result in poetic movements. The driving mechanisms in her sculptural installations perform their tasks devoid of any emotional content, but the resulting actions - plucking, tugging, and shaking sculptural elements- captivate and seduce.

Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave
St. Louis MO 63104

Thursday, January 07, 2010

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 16 January 2010

Please join us for the opening reception of WET PAINT: Susan Sullivan at PHD Gallery
Saturday, January 16, 2010, 7:00 - 10:00PM

Susan Sullivan is aptly described as a "painter's painter.” Her work is a celebration of the very medium itself. For her latest oil on board work, the artist abandons the paintbrush in favor of the palette knife. Sullivan creates a contrast between delicate figures and chunky palette knife strokes.

The open spaces of her landscapes depict the artist's experience of a particular place and time with purposeful, selective marks. Sullivan's painted language is graceful and spare. Artist Leslie Holt notes that “a delicate, idiosyncratic line carved into a layer of paint can describe a carefully observed contour of where the land meets the sky.”

In another series inspired by old family photo albums she works with brush and palette knife, sometimes scratching through the paint down to the board. Figures and backgrounds shift selectively in and out of focus, achieving a haunting effect.

Sullivan's paintings engage the viewer with their combination of vigorous physicality and delicate touch. Her seemingly effortless gestures tap into universal themes of places, people and memory. In her latest figurative works, the artist has abandoned the traditional brush and canvas entirely in favor of the palette knife. Sullivan enjoys the contrast of her delicate figures with the rough wood boards and tough palette knife strokes.

Also on view, are the works of three painters, E. Gibbons, Mark Sheppard, and Mark Weber, and the vintage collage works of David Wallace. All four artists will be showcased in gallery three.

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644
(become a "fan" of the gallery on FACEBOOK)

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 15 January 2010

KEITH JACOBSHAGEN "Afternoons and Evenings"

Please join us for the Opening Reception for the artist Friday, January 15, 6-8 p.m.
January 15 - March 7, 2010
Gallery Hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10-6 and Tuesday by appointment.

Atrium Gallery announces an upcoming exhibition of new work by national artist KEITH JACOBSHAGEN. Known for his exceptional depictions of the midwest landscape, Jacobshagen presents his characteristic subject with all of the mystery and epic emotions he encounters with the land and scenes he loves so much.

4728 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Wednesday 20 January 2010

Don't miss Gary Gackstatter's fabulous pen and ink drawings!

The rescheduled opening for this Art at The Station show at the Kirkwood train station is
Wednesday, January 20 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Thank you so much for your understanding. Hope to see you all there!

CANCELATION Kirkwood Train Station tonight

We are canceling the opening at the train station tonight, Thursday, January 7.

The weather is just too ugly to have Gary's opening tonight at the Kirkwood train station.

Please keep an eye out for a new date for the opening.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Friday, 5 February 2010

The Award Winning artists from the Norton's Fine Art- Something Small for the Holidays-2009 show are showcased in a more intimate, less restricted exhibit. Size is no limit in this show.

Participating award winners are Elizabeth Concannon, Mike Frank, Jo Seltzer, Dakota Meshko, Al Horst and Barbara McCormack.

Please join them for a festive reception on Friday, February 5th, from 6 - 8pm. This exhibit will be up though February 27th. This is a Free event and exhibit; the public is welcome. Regular Hours: Tues - Sat: 10 - 6.

Norton's Fine Art & Framing
2025 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63117

University City Library Gallery: Friday, 8 January 2010

University City Library Gallery currently displays collages by Gaye Gambell-Peterson, now through January 29.

Also on display, photography by Rose Briccetti.

This Friday, January 8, there will be an opening reception (wine! cheese & crackers! chocolate!) from 6 - 7:30 pm in the gallery.

University City Library
6701 Delmar Blvd
University City MO 63130

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 22 January 2010

Sean Landers: 1991-1994, Improbable History and Steven Prina: Modern Movie Pop (main galleries)
Xavier Cha and Torbjørn Rødland (The Front Room)
Friday, January 22
7:00 pm, Free admission

Artist Talk: Sean Landers
Saturday, January 23
1:00 pm, Free admission

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 19 February 2010

Jerstin Crosby ­ In The Manner Of Smoke
February 19 ­ - March 20, 2010
Opening Reception Friday February 19 6 ­ 10pm

Good Citizen invites you to come see an exhibition of video and installation work by Jerstin Crosby. Crosby’s research-based projects take form through a variety of methods. He appropriates mass media, animal rights issues, fantasy worlds, and contemporary art history references and uses them for unexpected means.

In The Manner Of Smoke, will consist of a 3-channel video projection of a "goth" re-imagination of Seinfeld, filmed on a life-size, make-shift replica of Jerry's apartment. The loosely tied narrative draws pieces of dialogue from an incident in 1996 when Oprah was sued by Texas cattlemen as well as the little known fact that the real-life Jerry Seinfeld is an avid vegetarian. The video also features several "Kevin Bacon protest signs" that the goth Jerry, George, and Elaine almost rip apart to repair a crack in the imaginary "fourth" wall, after the actors break character.

Additionally, Crosby will be utilizing Good Citizen's billboard as a stand alone photographic public art piece, and creating a small site-specific installation inside the gallery. The billboard image is of two men with disguised faces holding a banner with "YOU CANNOT CONTROL WHAT IS WILD" sprayed on it in red letters. The phrase was left by members of the Earth Liberation Front after an arson they claimed responsibility for at an Oregon tree farm in 2001. By taking it out of context, re-enacting it in a photograph and placing it on a billboard, Crosby allows this phrase to take on new interpretations while simultaneously drawing references from Edward Abbey's fictional novel "The Monkey Wrench Gang".

For more information on Jerstin Crosby, please visit

Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave
St. Louis MO 63104

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Art Dimensions Gallery: Friday, 29 January 2010

The closing reception is at the much anticipated - newly renovated - first ever official ArtDimensions Gallery. This closing reception is your first official sneak peek of our new home on St. Louis' historic Cherokee Street. SO come check out our hard labor handy work, over a hundred squares of local artwork, and a dynamic solo show by the photographer Brit Tate.

ALSO, Tour the studio of Bryan Walsh and gallery of Scott Ernst.
Friday January 29th, 7-11pm
All the same fun and festivities you've grown to expect from ArtDimenions, Art, Drinks, Beverages and Snacks, Live Art, Live Music, real life artists.

New location: 2720 Cherokee (upstairs in the ArtDimensions Gallery)

RAC Gallery: Friday, 15 January 2010

"Critical Mass Creative Stimulus" exhibition features Martin Brief, Cameron Fuller, Robert Goetz and Asma Kazmi. The four featured artists were selected from more than 60 proposals,
which were judged by Terry Suhre, director of UMSL's Gallery 210, and independent curators Shannon Fitzgerald and Dana Turkovic.

Critical Mass Creative Stimulus features installations by the recipients of the first Creative Stimulus Project, sponsored by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts (CMVA). The artists are Martin Brief, Cameron Fuller, Robert Goetz and Asma Kazmi. The exhibition runs from January 15 to February 28. The opening takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, January 15 at The Gallery at RAC.

Much of Martin Brief's work deals with words and print. In the exhibition, his pieces will be based on Truisms, a series of 253 well-known sayings by contemporary artist Jenny Holzer. Fuller will exhibit a diorama, modeled after a Victorian-era taxidermy case, which incorporates fairytale elements yet uses real-world materials. Fuller describes the diorama as a "kind of cinematic world." Goetz's installation will have a musical focus, including a sculptural work incorporating guitars. Kazmi will show a video from her project "Playing Gender," a performance piece which deals with hijras, cross-dressing men, eunuchs, and hermaphrodites in India.

Critical Mass Creative Stimulus is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at The Gallery at RAC.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd.

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 15 January 2010

Vic Barr, " Curly Maple" Medium: Various Woods
Gateway Gallery is exhibiting the intricate woodwork of Vic Barr in “Things of the Heart”. His phenomenal jewelry boxes, humidors and hand-turned pens are among some of the wood art he will be showing. The opening is Friday, January 15, 2010, from 6-9pm.

Also featuring the paintings of Jennifer Roussin, Linda Smith’s pastels and Daniel Byrne’s art. Exhibit runs thru February 20, 2010. Free and open to public. Hours: Wed. 11-6, Thurs. 11-6, Fri. 11-7, Sat. 11-6, Sun 10-5

Gateway Gallery
7921 Forsyth in Clayton
(314) 402-1959
(314) 503-1959

Monday, January 04, 2010

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 15 January 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 15, from 6–8 p.m.

The exhibit "Works on Paper: Drawn from the Webster University Art Collection" is presented at Webster University's Hunt Gallery. Consisting of art works pulled from the collection, the exhibition focuses on the numerous works on paper, including drawings and prints by well-known artists. The collection has grown in recent years with very generous gifts from local collectors and artists. Even though the University displays a large portion of these works around its many campuses, there are still beautiful and interesting works in storage and this particular exhibition allows for these wonderful pieces to be viewed within a lightly themed context. Works on Paper will feature almost thirty drawings and prints by many of the artists who have made their mark during the course of nineteenth-and twentieth-century art, from Susan Rothenberg, David Hockney, Red Grooms, Claes Oldenberg, Mary Cassat, Nicholas Africano, Philip Evergood, Elizabeth Bly and Ford Beckman, among others. This two-week exhibition hopes to focus on the many aspects of the practice of drawing, collage and printmaking, recognizing the fundamental stage that these mediums represent in an artist’s creative process. The core of this exhibition focuses on the human figure and includes a combination of fully realized works and preliminary studies related to painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

Jan. 15–29, 2010
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment

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

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Marbles Gallery: Saturday, 2 January 2010

Marbles Gallery exhibits `Landschap'– explorations in landscape photography and drawings by Christopher and Michael Lewis, through January. Stop by to share a glass of wine meet the talented Lewis brothers, living in Europe and home for the holidays.

Opening Reception Saturday, January 2nd from 6-9 p.m.
Free and open to the public

A visual learner, Christopher Lewis loves the ability of photography to focus attention and change perception. Using the digital camera enables Christopher to gain an appreciation for the phenomenal perceptual abilities of the human eye and brain as he uses his camera to capture "…what I think I'm seeing." He appreciates the power of images to shape individual and communal memory and to inform experience. Christopher Lewis lives and works in Italy and Germany where he researches the neuroscience of attention and learning. Through his life long passion for mountains, mathematics, traveling, friends and the future, he dedicates his time to finding the essential in a cluttered world.

Trained in architecture, Michael Lewis manifests in his drawings an interest in iteration and process as a means of investigation. By repeatedly exploring forms and landscapes as variations on shared themes, he allows the process of drawing itself and the medium of representation to inform and direct the evolution of his work. The absorption rates of various papers and viscosity of different brands of ink permit an element of controlled randomness within the work that allows unpredicted results to emerge and helps to guide the evolution of the series. These nuances in technique form the basis of his recent work. Michael, an avid wanderer, currently lives in London.

Marbles Yoga Studio and Art Gallery
1905 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square