Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Three Sinks Gallery: Saturday, 30 April 2010

Three Sinks Gallery Presents Art & Music - FREE Event
Art Opening of works by painter Firmin Puricelli

Jim Hegarty Trio
Jim Hegarty, Fender Rhodes and Moog synthesizer
Willem von Hombracht, bass
Kyle Honeycutt, drums
"Classic jazz - with a touch of wah-wah pedal - meets outside-cool"

Friday, April 30, 2010
6:00- 10:00 pm / music starts at 7:30 pm

Three Sinks Gallery
8715 Big Bend
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Boots Contemporary Art Space: Friday, 2 April 2010

Boots Contemporary Art Space presents this year Pedestrian Project B.J. Vogt

The Pedestrian Project is dedicated to public art in the city. Artists are asked to step outside of the white box to create an artwork for the audience that's on the go. Taking advantage of the storefront window this year's Pedestrian Project artist is B.J. Vogt. Vogt will create several durational installations that mimic naturally dynamic landforms and systems.

Please join us for an opening reception on April 2nd from 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Boots Contemporary Art Space
2307 Cherokee St.
St Louis, MO 63118

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Urban Arts Collective: Saturday, 3 April 2010

Thomas Shepherd will be exhibiting his work in a new show called "Broken" at The Urban Arts Collective."Broken" deals with the individual components that create collage and the physicality, emotion and disparate parts of the final construction.The opening is April 3 from 5-8pm. Enjoy the hospitality of Urban Eats Cafe at 3301 Meramec while viewing the art!

Urban Arts Collective
3301 Meramec

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Thursday, 8 April 2010

Please join us at the newest Art At The Station exhibit featuring photographer Chris Scavotto.

Opening Reception - Thursday, April 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM - Kirkwood Train Station
Sponsored by the Kirkwood Area Arts Council

The exhibit opens Monday, April 5 and runs through May 3, 201

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 2 April 2010

Five Part Suite, 2010, waxed linen, 10 1/8" x 22" x 6"
Multiplicity: New Work by Mary Giles

April 2 — May 14, 2010
Join us for an opening reception Friday, April 2nd from 5–8 PM to meet the artist

Giles' beautiful contemporary sculptural works are constructed using the traditional basket technique of coiling often combined with tin, copper and other embellishments. Her sources are diverse and she strives to imbue her work with the directness of tribal forms.

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 26 March 2010

Spring Student Exhibition at the Des Lee Gallery This show features works selected from the Core II menu of concept-based classes in Art. All media are represented, from paint on canvas to digital pieces.

Join us for the opening reception of this exhibition, from 6-9p on March 26. Additional gallery hours will be Saturday, March 27, from 1-5.

The Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 27 March 2010

New exhibits open at Art Saint Louis this Saturday night, March 27, 2010

Please join Art Saint Louis THIS Saturday evening, March 27, 2010, from 6-8 p.m.,
for the FREE Opening Reception for two new exhibitions,
"Honor Awards 2010" & "Window_Zoom\Capture."

Art Saint Louis is proud to present "Honor Awards 2010," curated by Carmon Colangelo.
This year's exhibition features recent works by these ten artists: Cathy Barancik, St. Louis; James Cook, Collinsville, IL; Tim Eberhardt, St. Louis; David R. Hanlon, Kirkwood, MO; Bob Hartzell, St. Louis; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Nicole Ottwell, Columbia, MO; Snail Scott, Edwardsville, IL; Barbara Simon, St. Louis; Jessica Witte, Creve Coeur, MO.

Presented concurrently with "Honor Awards 2010" is "Window_Zoom\Capture," an exhibit of paintings by Patty Heyda. This exhibit is presented as part of Art Saint Louis' 2010 Curated Exhibition Series and is presented in our North Gallery.

This exhibit features a series of two large paintings (the "original" landscapes), the digital captures (print reproductions of portions of the larger pieces), and 14 smaller paintings (successive details). The work develops from the idea of how the digital image enhances what the eye can see, and plays with ideas of originality, digital-visual schema, and organic fractal structures. "Window_Zoom\Capture" is curated by W.E. Newman. On view 22-April 22, 2010.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Foundry Art Center: Friday, 16 April 2010

The Foundry Art Centre in collaboration with Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA) is pleased to present “Fiber: TwentyTen”, an exhibit featuring artists who participate in all aspects of the fiber arts, including weavers, basket makers, spinners, knitters, quilters, paper makers, and surface designers. The show will run from April 2 – May 14, 2010. An opening reception free to the public will be held April 16 from 6-9 pm at the Foundry Art Centre located at 520 North Main Center in Historic St. Charles.

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301
Fax: 636-925-0345

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Soulard Coffee Garden: Sunday. 28 March 2010

City Seen - St. Louis - A solo exhibition by Jennifer Roberts
Sunday March 28th 2:30pm-4:00pm

Please join photography Jennifer Roberts in a solo exhibit "City Seen - St. Louis" featuring urban decay from the St. Louis area. Expect to experience the beauty that comes from forlorn St. Louis.

Soulard Coffee Garden
910 Geyer

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 19 March 2010

Reception and Book Signing: Friday, March 19th 2010, 6-9pm
runs through April 24th. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

Though steeped in controversy, Michael Hernandez de Luna's activist vision largely concerns itself with satirically exposing contemporary social disorder and moral misconduct. His first exhibition at the Slein Gallery, titled A Tiger's Tale, will highlight pieces about Tiger Woods and Mark McGwire amongst an array of work commemorating infidelity and body enhancement.

Hernandez de Luna engages in a form of conceptual art called mail art. He creates realistic looking stamp pages on a computer, perforates the stamps and then affixes them one at a time to an appropriately selected envelope, and addressing it to himself, sends the envelope to any number of willing collaborators around the world to be posted and sent back to its maker. The work is performance art-collective performances include a post office that periodically prosecutes Hernandez de Luna for involving them in the process. Needless to say, the artist and his craft are often mistaken as criminal. He and his work have been derogatorily classified with an amazing array of descriptive tagging. By operating from a personal conviction that no subject is taboo, Hernandez de Luna relentlessly piques at any social condition which has a festering appearance and draws our attention to its irony, its incorrectness, and ultimately, if unacknowledged, its

In addition to Hernandez de Luna, the gallery will present a show of new small-scale work by Cheonae Kim. The work continues Cheonae's exploration of the effect of color on the perception of scale, proportion, and space. The small scale creates an intimacy that draws the viewer into the works. They are perfectly crafted wooden objects in the shape of paintings that can be viewed, from multiple angles, as either flat or three-dimensional. They are objects of mystery, and like all great art, objects of contemplation. Cheonae says she wants to elevate the human spirit through line, form, space and color.

A selection from Michael Byron's new series, 9.17-10.09.2009 Collages from India, continues the artist's interest in the immediacy of the genre. Made during a recent trip to India, the series captures the vibrancy and riotous color that define the subcontinent's printed media. The result is a series that combines the deft touch of Indian Miniatures with the raucous poetry of Dada and Surrealism.

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

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Three Sinks Gallery: Saturday, 20 March 2010


Saturday March 20th, 6 to 8 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception 6 pm to 8 pm
Dr. Randy Jotte will be presenting slides from his recent trip to Haiti at 7 pm.

20% of art proceeds will go to the Holy Redeemer Haiti Relief Fund to purchase tents and building materials for Haitians displaced from their homes.

A limited edition silk screen print on fine art paper created by Adam Watkins and Amber Muir is available for $100 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Holy Redeemer Relief Fund to purchase tents and building materials. (size 22" x 15" - 16 prints available)

Three Sinks Gallery
8715 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 16 April 2010

The extreme mechanism of John Barhydt’s photos in Gateway Gallery’s new exhibit "Machine" is an exploration of shapes, colors and textures of common and uncommon objects that perform work or tasks at our bidding. Also Joyce Yarbrough will be exhibiting her world-renowned silhouettes Dan Fishback’s award winning oil paintings will be on display. Opening night is Friday, April 16, 2010, from 6-9 pm. Exhibit runs thru May 22, 2010. Gateway Gallery, 7921 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Mo. Free and open to public. Hours: Wed. 11-6, Thurs. 11-6, Fri. 11-7, Sat. 11-6, Sun 10-5 (314) 402-1959

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Boyle Family Gallery: Sunday, 21 March 2010

Joan Marie paints your favorite song.
40 of her Abstract "Music Paintings " display the song she listened to as she transforms the music into paint on canvas. Food, music, and Free greeting cards and prints will be given away, as videos demonstrate how her abstracts are created. Many have said they have not liked abstract painting before seeing her vibrant, and electric paintings

Sunday, March 21st 2 - 4 pm
Artwork on display March 18th - April 11th

Boyle Family Gallery
J. Scheideggar Center for the Arts
Lindenwood University
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Maryland Heights Centre: Saturday, 13 March 2010

The City of Maryland Heights presents the art of Dawn DePuy. Dawn is a fine oil and acrylic painter. From New Your (sic) to New Mexico, Arizona to Missouri, Dawn creates paintings based on timeless stories of fact and fiction. Join us on Saturday, March 13 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Maryland Heights Centre located at 2344 McKelvey, Maryland Heights, MO 63043, 314-738-2599.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 26 March 2010

Good Citizen presents "Fantastic Logic, Speculative Models." This exhibition will bring together the work of Amanda Hughen and Carin Mincemoyer. The work of both artists investigates the natural world in which we live, inventively translating their findings into works of art. Accompanying the exhibition will be a new billboard by Amanda Hughen.

Opening Reception Friday, March 26 6-10pm
March 26 - April 30
Gallery Hours Fri., Sat. Noon-5pm and by appointment

Amanda Hughen combines drawing, painting, and screen-printing onto translucent mylar. Her work references biology, geology, architecture, and astrology and explores similar transformations that occur across seemingly diverse scientific realms. These ambiguous images could be stars colliding, cancer cells metastasizing, plant photosynthesis occurring, or infinite other scientific transformations. None of the images she depicts are in fact rooted in actual events, but rather come from her own amateur fantasies of the scientific world.

Carin Mincemoyer is a sculptor and installation artist who often utilizes such commonplace household items as Styrofoam and plastic packaging. She uses these elements to create miniature landscapes and life size installations. These creations serve to examine the often contradictory needs that we look to the "natural", or non-human, world to fulfill. Her work also serves as an investigation of human desire - examining what people want, how they go about getting it, and the by-products left behind in an industrialized culture.

Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave,
St. Louis MO, 63104-2852

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 9 April 2010

VISCERAL: Fine Art Photographs by Lauri Baker
Artist reception/opening date: Friday, April 9, 2010, 6-9PM
Free event, open to the public
Show runs until May 31, 2010

Photographer Lauri Baker's images express the awe and wonder with which she regards creation. She draws from both natural and urban environments, finding beauty in odd places. Her dramatic use of light and shadow pay tribute to her early influences: her parents' strong interest in art and photography and the masters, Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. Abstracts and landscapes were Lauri’s first areas of interest, and her work has expanded to include still lifes, people, and urban scenes – some with local interest. Lauri's images are often described as "visceral" since they elicit an emotional rather than intellectual response from viewers.

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

Soulard Art Market: Friday, 12 March 2010

“The Next Generation” - A Juried Art Exhibition

Opening Reception (public invited) Friday, March 12, 2010 - 7 to 10 pm
Exhibition Through Saturday, April 3, 2010
Refreshments will be provided, featuring Schlafly beer.

The Next Generation features work from 14 through 19-year-old artists. We sought out artwork in the following broad themes: your best work, your favorite work, or work that pushed you as an artist. We believe that these emerging young artists will amaze you with the level of their talent and variety of their skills. Exhibit Jurors- Carla Duncan and Shari Gourde.

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery
2028 S. 12thStreet, St. Louis, MO 63104
Corner of 12th and Russell, across from McGurk’s Pub
(314) 258 4299

Monday, March 08, 2010

May Gallery: Friday, 19 March 2010

China: Insights

New Documentary Photography
from the People's Republic

China Insights
Photograph: Yang Yankang

26 February - 26 March 2010

Faith of a Village: Yang Yankang
Mother to Daughter: Hua Er
Country to City: Zhang Xinmin
Young Pros, Oldest Profession: Chen Yuan Zhong
Bending Gender: Jia Yu Chuan
Urban Identities: Li Nan
Night Moves: Yu Haibo

Curators: Gu Zheng and A. D. Coleman

A.D. Coleman will speak about this show
Friday, 19 March, 1 pm, Sverdrup 101 Reception Friday, 19 March, 5-7 pm

The talk and reception are free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 12 March 2010

Natural Elements – Abstracted Form
March 9 through April 11, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, March 12, 2010 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Artists Gallery Talk Sunday, March 21, 2010, 2 pm

The Jacoby Arts Center presents Natural Elements - Abstracted Form, featuring the work of artists Erin K. Cork, Melody Evans, Jessica Forys-Cameron and Linda Vredeveld in the JAC Gallery from March 9 through April 11, 2010. An opening reception will be held Friday, March 12, 5 pm – 8 pm

Natural elements are a shared source of inspiration among the four artists. For each artist nature is an essential partner in the exploration of form, relationships and environment. A dialogue between the artists and the work invites the viewer to examine everyday life with new and profound insight.

The Jacoby Arts Center is open Tuesday through Friday 10–5; Saturday 10-4; and Sunday, noon-4.

Erin K. Cork's work allows the organic qualities of the natural world to live in harmony with the domestic culture of home. Simultaneously addressing our relationship with textiles in our domestic space and organic processes; Cork's work is a place for their coexistence and integration. Melody Evans has always been drawn to vessel shapes, particularly bottle forms, baskets, and vase forms. Not for their function, but rather, for their shape, curve, and the manner in which vessels are anthropomorphized. Her previous biomorphic work often alluded to the ideas of hybridization and "weird science." Jessica Forys-Cameron has always been fascinated by the mystery in old things and the relationships that we form with the inanimate. Linda Vredeveld uses forms of the body – sometimes literally and sometimes in a more distilled way – to explore a living beauty that is irreggular and idiosyncratic.

Jacoby Arts Center
627 E. Broadway
Alton, Illinois 62002

Friday, March 05, 2010

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday, 13 March 2010

BRICALEUR-ing: An inquiry into the profundity & resourcefulness of Female Transformateurs

During this March all-lady art show, curated by Sarah Paulsen and Lyndsey Scott, the Fort Gondo gallery space will also serve as a creative laboratory-- hosting a sound portal, movie night, womens’ circle, and workshop for a Cherokee Street public art installation …. All powered by community connection and female ingenuity.

A *bricaleur* “describes the style of approach exemplified by a tinkerer or a jack of all trades... comfortable in unfamiliar realms of learning and experience because they learn best by using indirect connections to known information… They try things out until they figure out how to do something.” We celebrate the way women gather, nurture, and shape space!

MARCH 13-28, 2010

Gina Alvarez, Catherine Cathers, Katherine Gastler, Sarah Brunjes Hall, Emily Hemeyer, Kara Clark Holland, Jamie Kreher, Christy LeMaster,
Jenny Murphy, Lisa Payne, Sarah Paulsen, Lyndsey Scott, Amy Thompson, Amy VonDonsel, Autumn Wiggins, Ann-Maree Walker.

*Calendar of public events: *
** denotes an event exclusively “For women!”
* denotes a “Yin” event ­ for all genders, so long as your feminine side’s leading

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 13 / 5pm-9pm
Meet the artists and make your mark on the WonderJardin! Feel free to bring black, green, and floral fabrics or fabric paint for the quilt

**NEW MOON CIRCLE & Potluck: Monday, March 15 / 7:30pm ­ 10pm
Share food, dreams, and intentions with other women, facilitated by Cayree Dobsch

*MAKE NIGHT: Monday, March 22 / 6pm ­ 10pm
Powerhouse community quilting bee ­women and girls of all ages welcome!

*SOUND PORTAL : Thursday, March 25 / 8pm
Ghosts I Have Been, Larva, and Annah of Bangerang each play short sets, and then play hostesses-with-the-mostesses to an interactive jam that traipses thru found city sound recordings, wields noisey ‘lekky toys, pulses refreshlingly ambient, or cackles funky folky. All ya’lls inner banshees welcome!

“Broad Shoulders” FILM SCREENING : Friday, March 26 / 8pm
Christy LeMaster of Nightengale Microcinema presents a curated line-up of Chicago-bred eclectic shorts all with “a prettiness built out of utility.”

WONDERJARDIN INSTALLATION : Sunday, March 28 / Meet @ 11am
Show up at the gallery with your picnic basket to find out the locale and let’s head out to inaugurate the World-St. Louis’ Biggest Picnic Blanket ever!

For more information, please email Lyndsey Scott or Sarah Paulsen.

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Friday, 5 March 2010

Fort Gondo will be showing SIUE graduate and under graduate student works presented by the PDA (The painting and drawing association). The opening reception will be held Friday March 5th, from 7-9. Saturday and Sunday the show will be open for viewing from 12-5pm.

Works were selected by guest artist Belinda Lee.

Artists featured : Daniel Sumeier, Elizabeth Hill, Michael Pennecamp, Travis Lawrence, Emily Dunlap, Aaron Happe, Lauren Leohner, Michael Wartgow, Nick Martin and Erin DiGioranni.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Foundry Art Center: Friday, 5 March 2010

St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art
Contemporary Women Artists Exhibition XV - Art as Activism

Friday, March 5, 6-7 p.m.
Free Gallery Talk with juror Yolanda Lopez,
Friday, March 5, 7-9 p.m.
Free Opening Reception and Awards presentation

Exhibition on view Friday, February 12 - Friday, March 26
Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5pm, Sun Noon-4p

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main
St. Charles MO

Florissant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery: Thursday, 11 March 2010

Women in Progress

Featuring the work of FV Art Department Alumni: Lydia Brockmann, Anna Brockmeyer, Leslie Hume, Neko Pilarcik, Molly Schmidt

March 2 - April 2, 2010

Gallery Talk: Noon, Thursday, March 11
Reception: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 11

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m
Closed during semester break -Mon. Mar. 15- Sat. Mar. 20

For more information call (314) 513-4861.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 19 March 2010

Colin Michael Shaw and Jeffery Sass at Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, 2257 S. Jefferson Avenue on Friday March 19th . An artist’s reception from 7pm ­ 11pm will include top shelf hors devours and drinks, as well as a special guest performance by Mr. Shaw’s acoustic musical group, The Good Medicine Revival Show at around 9pm.

Moving to St. Louis in 1997, Shaw began showing his work wherever he could while honing his emotionally charged, mercurial approach to art- a labyrinth variety of internal symbolism and approaches to working evolved over the next thirteen years. Mixed media works from the artist’s last six years will reveal fantastical whimsy, social commentary, as well as examination concerning the mythos of the artist as subject.

“For well over a decade my painting has been the real work of my life. My paintings are about color and design, materials and methods, exploration and experimentation. Many of these paintings are about the deep and unseen parts of the individual; they are about the hearts of men. A very personal language of sorts has begun to evolve inside this work- pictograph forms that return throughout, themes recur as well. If the simple vocabulary of my work can deepen the viewer's sensitivity to the subjects of my paintings, perhaps it will ultimately bridge the emotional gap of our detached society. Much can be learned from small beginnings, in which our most basic, initial understanding of one another can form our greatest appreciation for each other. I am most convinced of this when on occasion someone narrates the story of one of my paintings to me upon viewing- they are really telling me their own story. Soon we are exchanging ideas, learning about each other, and so it begins… what was my painting has now become a small part of us together.”
-CM Shaw

I look for the small things, things that are becoming rare on our landscape. I want to show bits of our collective culture that’s on the way out, replaced by the always expanding franchises, chain restaurants and stores. I want to document what’s out there before it isn’t anymore. I feel that this is important because we as a people should not forget what it was like to have ice cream stands shaped like huge cones, or drive in theatres that resembled cities of the future. We shouldn’t forget what it was like to create each town and city from the ground up, each with its own character and creativity. They say that today if you take someone, blindfold them and transport them to a totally different city, they’ll be unable to tell that they’ve made a trip. Through my work, I want to celebrate the audacity of a uniquely American spirit, its neighborhood treasures and roadside attraction attractions.
-Jeff Sass

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 13 March 2010

Please join us at PHD Gallery
Saturday, March 13, 2010 7:00 - 10:00PM
for the opening reception of THE BIRDS & THE BEES

Just in time for Spring! The Birds & the Bees pairs painting by Jeff Kapfer with elfin sculpture by Karen Woodward to create a waggish display at PHD Gallery.

On view are more than 24 of Kapfer’s clean edged, acrylic on canvas paintings ranging in size from one foot square to four feet by three feet. Clustered around the brightly colored and tightly composed bird paintings are dozens of 1-2 inch high glass bees by artist Karen Woodward. The interspersed bodies of work create a comical and playful dialogue and a humorous fantasy environment.

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

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 5 March 2010

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary is proud to present The Pangaea Project - New Paintings by Jeremy Rabus.

Opening Friday March 5th 2010 from 6pm -10pm. The exhibit runs thru March 27th.
with musical accompaniment by Eric Hall. Artists talk Sunday, March 7th @ 2pm.

This is a solo exhibition of paintings by St. Louis artist Jeremy Rabus. Rabus works with pure abstraction. He brings new life to this expressionistic format thru intensive consideration of the medium, color and composition. By way of sophisitacted working of the surface the paintings manage to imbue an objectified modernity. Included is a large installation of papers cut and painted intuitively to form a number of cloud-like structures that bring the paintings into a 3D consideration.

Hours are Thrusday & Friday 11-3. Saturday 12-5pm. and by appointment.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63143

Art St. Louis North Gallery: Saturday, 27 March 2010

Zoom: Window\Capture
Landscapes through the digital lens
The Work of Patty Heyda, Curated by W. Elysse Newman

Art St. Louis North Gallery
March 22 -April 22, 2010

This exhibit features a series of 2 large paintings (the 'original' landscapes), the digital captures (print reproductions of portions of the larger pieces), and 14 smaller paintings (successive details). The work develops from the idea of how the digital image enhances what the eye can see. The small paintings are details taken from digital photographs of the larger original work. Subsequent images are digitally photographed from the second-order copy until the series is completed as a nested set of images. The work plays with ideas of originality, digital-visual schema and organic fractal structures.

Patty Heyda's current work is focused on the visual apparatus of seeing and the techniques of painting. Reinventing paint through the visual schema of the digital is a current theme in the series "Window_Zoom, Capture" Early in her explorations she fixed on the gesture of application of paint as an expression of movement. Her subject matter is the landscape. What interests her is not the static or framed view of the land, but landscape as a constantly changing and dynamic field. Landscape in this case is also a landscape of memory as the scenes are from childhood places. The process of reconstructing the view is a way of shifting between a preserved specimen of the past and the constantly changing abstract mental imagery of the present. The purposeful reduction through isolation of a select piece of the nominal original is a movement away from an embodied view to an abstract image no longer connected to the place.

All Along Press: Friday, 5 March 2010

This coming Friday (the fifth) there will be an art opening / open house at All Along Press's new space. Along with paintings by David Langley, we will be showing off our new print shop... Complete with presses running. We will be printing a limited edition poster for the event and giving them away as they come off of the press. There will also be T-shirt printing, live music, food, drinks, etc.

6pm to 10pm, Friday the 5th of March

All Along Press
2712 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 19 March 2010

DECADENSE: Cindy Tower
March 19 – May 8, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 19, from 6 to 9 pm

Front Room: Nanette Boileau: Heard but not Said
Media Room: Dickson Beall: Membrane Moments: Journey through Loss

Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Cindy Tower. Decadense [sic] includes recent paintings of decrepit, isolated and condemned architectural settings. A fully illustrated color catalogue will accompany the exhibition. The catalog includes an essay by Charlie Finch.

Cindy Tower lets her creative background shine through in paintings that have become visual evidence of performance. Raw in spirit and conviction, Tower’s highly articulated works engage the viewer in a visceral, otherworldly experience. Composite views of decrepitude become metaphors of bodily functions and reflect the political climate of our modern world. Wet, gloppy oil paint is applied in a loose yet precise manner in which subjects continuously dematerialize and reemerge. Tower’s painting practice mirrors her concept of gradual accumulation that not only provides an exhausting, claustrophobic sensation but also raises questions regarding the complexity and level of exchange that occurs in our modern world. Presenting the themes of consumption, intimacy, obsolescence and loss, the paintings are an overwhelming celebration of materials and process. They provide the viewer with an intuitive, physical experience that both engages and engulfs him or her in the self-contained environment of each artwork.

In the Front Room, the gallery presents Heard but not Said, an exhibition of small paintings by Nanette Boileau. Boileau’s inspiration for this series of work comes from a childhood experience in which a classmate falsely accused her of using a racial slur. Having never heard the insult before, Boileau nonetheless recognized the word’s evilness. According to the artist, "Epithets separate childhood friends on the school playground and divide people beyond the baseball diamond."

The use of the works’ small format forces the viewer to stand close to them and develop an intimate connection with each piece. This close proximity of the body to the painting allows the viewer to reflect on their personal relationship with the word. The pieces are painted in such a manner to appear across the room as an empty blank canvas. Upon closer inspection, the word embedded into the surface comes to light. The paintings’ white coating visually symbolizes the artist’s participation as a white woman within dominant culture. These artworks signify linguistic and visual awareness of difference and serve as a physical manifestation of the embedded signs and codes of behavior within our everyday.

In the Media Room, Multidisciplinary artist Dickson Beall, in a five-minute single channel video titled Membrane Moments: Journey through Loss with music by Chris W. Treloar, explores artist Cindy Tower’s creative work, through his dense layers of pictorialism and overlapping moments in time. Beall’s multi-faceted video records broken frames of continuity—a female artist at work in a dangerous and decaying setting, and her interaction with those who inhabit such places. Presenting Tower’s truck as studio on the road and, in the context of a performance in time, Beall layers planes of experience into a powerful narrative. The multi-layers of video and audio create an experience of detritus that mirrors Tower’s own work and documents her intense concern for the lost people and places that society has abandoned. Beall’s overlapping scenes are burned, cracked, stained, spotted, scratched and aggressive with energy, anger and concern. He presents a push of information to create ambiguity in meaning, metaphor and random chance. The video reflects Beall’s interest in dreams, fleeting thoughts, memories and reflections, as he documents the way selective consciousness accumulates and ultimately disappears. The music by drummer Chris W. Treloar of Membranophones heightens the tension in time that is experienced in the making of art in a transient space, blurring distinctions between painting, video and photography while playing the role of both participating artist and viewer.


Syndicate Building: Friday, 12 March 2010

Peat & Kevin & Stan

Opening Friday, March 12, 2010, 7-10 pm
Exhibition runs through march 20, 2010
Music will be provided by DJ Needles

Peat & Kevin & Stan is a one week exhibition organized by independent curator Wendi Elmore. Featuring the latest work of Peat Wollaeger, Kevin McCoy, and Stan Chisholm, each of these artists expands beyond their reputable mediums to enter another dimension of their artistic development. The show is on view throughout the Syndicate gallery spaces from March 12-20, 2010.

915 Olive Street
4th floor Gallery
St. Louis, MO 63101

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: 19 March 2010

The Hunt Gallery at Webster University will mount an important exhibition of contemporary Indian Art with an opening reception on Friday, March 19, 2010 from 6­9 PM at 8342 Big Bend Blvd. Bring Me A Lion, the first exhibition in St. Louis to focus on contemporary Indian art, will remain on view through April 17, 2010.

The exhibition will include works by 10 emerging and internationally renowned artists from India and the U.S, including Jaishri Abichandani, Dhruvi Acharya, Rina Banerjee, Chitra Ganesh, Tushar Joag, Jitish Kallat, Reena Saini Kallat, Bari Kumar, Yamini Nayar and Rakhi Peswani. Several artists will be in attendance at the opening on March 19.

Bring Me A Lion contemplates the competing forces of tradition and modernity, indigence and diasporas, village economies and international capitalism as primary discourses in contemporary Indian culture. The exhibition investigates some of these multiple dualities mirrored in the recent art of India and is the first in the St. Louis region to examine the highly significant aspect of global culture. The exhibition is curated by Jeffrey Hughes and Dana Turkovic.

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 12 March 2010

Prints: A Group Exhibition

Please join us for the Opening Reception Friday, March 12, 6-8 p.m.
March 12 – May 16, 2010
Gallery Hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10-6 and Tuesday by appointment.

Atrium Gallery announces an upcoming exhibition featuring work by seven nationally known artists presenting some of their newest and most well known print works. Shown will be several pieces each by Claudio Bravo, Suzanne Caporael, Sam Gilliam, Karen Kunc, Nicola Lopez, Judy Pfaff, and Manolo Valdez.

4728 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108