Thursday, December 29, 2011

Urban Eats Gallery: Saturday, 14 January 2012

“Geometric Extractions” by Greg Kluempers will be on display at Urban Eats

The reception will be Saturday, January 14th, 2012 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm

This show is about seeing everyday building in a different way. Greg selects a section of a building and breaks it down into geometric shape using colors and textures to create geometric abstract art images. This show will be available for viewing from Jan 3-28, 2012. 10% of each sale will be donated to Art St. Louis.

301 Meramec Street
East of South Grand in South St. Louis

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 6 January 2011

To Be Is To Be Perceived: Works by Michelle Hamilton & Ruth Reese

Artists' Reception Friday, January 6 5:30 to 7:30 pm
January 6 - February 7 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm

We both began with a simple curiosity of the medium, which has evolved into very different bodies of work, each commenting on the philosophy and ethics of beauty in very unique ways. As we juxtapose our work under the title “To Be Is To Be Perceived," ontological questions naturally arise. For instance, “How does philosophical contemplation change in the presence of an art object and in an art gallery?” Conceptualism has traditionally seen the de-materialization of the art object, but here and now, we would like to engage in a collaborative approach with philosophy. Please do join us in our thought experiment, where we will be reclaiming conceptualism in our quest to know how art objects carry meaning and help us to understand existence.

When viewing Hamilton’s thrown pieces, one might think of Plato’s Forms. Her pieces are not a casual demonstration of roundness. Instead, platters claim a circular perfection truly transcendent of the act of throwing on the wheel; her urns are an expression of pure form. For her, the sphere and the cone expand and contract in simple geometric elegance. On the other hand, Reese’s sculptural works turn away from ideal and model forms. Reese poignantly observes the softness of flesh and the richness of texture in her figurative work. One might note that her approach draws more from Aristotle than Plato. Her corporeal forms with tangible expression, suggest that she searches for the universal within the particular.

Through our diverse interpretations of the medium, we explore the concept of vessel - literally and figuratively, functionally and sculpturally. And, it is in contrast to each other that we are able to embody some of the basic questions at the foundation of art making and philosophy, yet, both in fast pursuit of the question “How do we perceive beauty?”

John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63124

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 14 January 2012

Join us at The Vino Gallery on the evening of Saturday, January the 14th, for the opening of Urban Landscapes and Holy Places. Our featured artist will be Jennifer Richter. We will also feature artwork by: Jennifer Bock-Nelson, James Holzer and Lauren Tallon. The Vino Gallery is your destination for artwork from talented local artists and small production wine from all over the globe. Urban Landscapes & Holy Places runs through March 10, 2012.

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Monday, December 19, 2011

Urban Eats Gallery: Saturday, 14 January 2012

Greg Kluempers: Geometric Extractions
Reception Saturday, January 14, 2012, 12:00pm until 3:00pm

This show is about seeing everyday building in a different way. I select a section of a building and break it down into geometric shape using colors and textures to create geometric abstract art images.

10% of each sale will be donated to Art St. Louis. This show will by hanging from Jan 3 - Jan 28, 2012.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Los Caminos: Saturday, 17 December 2011

The Jettisoned
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 17th, 7-10pm
December 17th - December 23rd, 2011

In three sweeping tableaux vivants filmed in Chicago, Warsaw and Mexico City, artists Yoni Goldstein and Meredith Zielke present a rich cartography of identity at its most nebulous form.

“These bodily fluids…are what life withstands, hardly and with difficulty, on the part of death. There, I am at the border of my condition as a living being. My body extricates itself, as being alive, from that border. Such wastes drop so that I might live, until, from loss to loss, nothing remains in me and my entire body falls beyond the limit — cadere, cadaver.” – Julia Kristeva
In three sweeping tableaux vivants, artists Yoni Goldstein and Meredith Zielke present a rich cartography of identity at its most nebulous form. The rigid boundaries erected by conventional interpretations of collective, conditional, and bodily identities are torn down in The Jettisoned: bodily mechanisms present sickness and health as being part of the same process of sustained loss; anachronistic renditions of epic gestures deplete the national epic of its definitive qualities; crypto-judaic ritual offers veiled signs of a heritage while simultaneously dissolving it into another religious tradition. Fittingly, The Jettisoned engages these interstitial spaces with an equally nebulous aesthetic approach, a filmic rendering of the painterly tradition of the tableaux. However solitary and ambiguous the sites it explores are, The Jettisoned offers the possibility of abject recognition.

The tableaux vivants, or living paintings, that constitute The Jettisoned were shot in Chicago, Warsaw, and Mexico City. The carefully considered set design incorporates authentic elements of both the location and tradition addressed in each tableau. The Mexico tableau for instance, incorporates genuine Masonic garb and other crypto-Judaic artifacts with a Mexican working class altar to a flower covered Y-chromosomal Aaron, otherwise known as the “Jewish Gene”. The Warsaw tableau is placed in a large animal surgical theater, with Polish locals positioned as manipulated monuments and figures from national epics. In the Chicago tableau, Goldstein and Zielke’s childhood memories from Netanya, Israel and Detroit, USA combine within viscous, fluid seepages inside a former industrial soap factory.

Los Caminos
2649 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 20 January 2012

Good Citizen invites you to The Indeterminate Length, an installation and billboard by Mike Calway-Fagen

Opening Reception Friday, January 20, 6 - 10 PM
January 20 - February 25, 2012

Closing Reception and Catalog Release
Saturday February 25, 6 - 10 PM
featuring essays by Rujeko Hockley, Ivy Cooper, and Itza Vilaboy

For The Indeterminate Length, Mike Calway-Fagen will incorporate sculptural installation techniques and photography to explore the nature of time experienced and actual: the incomprehensible indefiniteness of change. Discarded bits of furniture, chairs, tables, shelves, stools, bricks, rocks, and other provocative objects, pulled from alleys and lots around St. Louis will be stacked and arranged atop a similarly collected carpeting. The construction will form a shifting scaffold that is frozen in time. The edifice of objects will undergo several reorganizations during the course of the exhibition. With each subsequent arrangement an impression will be left in the carpet, accumulating an index of the prints left behind. Further exploring the sense of time, Calway-Fagen has designed the show cards for the exhibition as a small work of art. Visitors are encouraged to take away the card and see it as something fleeting but specific, freezing a moment in time but maintaining a sense of preciousness. More of Mike Calway-Fagen's work can be seen at

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

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center: Friday, 10 February 2012

Studio Design: Contemporary Furniture
Artist Designed Furniture: From the Studio to the Home
February 10, 2012 – April 8, 2012

FREE Opening Reception on Friday, February 10, 6 – 8pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm / Sunday, 12pm – 5pm

The exhibition explores the art of contemporary furniture design. The works of Kimberly Winkle, Brian Ferrell, and Matt Keim feature abstract forms, colorful surfaces, and combined materials while maintaining their functionality as interior objects.

An element of play is evident in the subtly colored furniture designs of Kimberly Winkle. Hand drawn patterns in graphite and paint complement her gently rounded and smooth wooden forms. Kimberly transitions from complex swirls of lines and dots to the simplicity of bare wood in order to highlight the natural beauty of woods such as cherry or mahogany, while enhancing the surface quality of poplar with her mark making.

Brian Ferrell emphasizes clean lines and tapered angles to create compositions in wood and metal. His sculptures employ a repetition of shape and line to guide the viewer’s eye in and around an interplay of domestic and exotic woods such as paduak and walnut, steel cables, and pewter surfaces.

Matt Keim has been experimenting with wood for over thirty years. “I find it magical to stand in front of a lathe and watch long thin ribbons of wood fly over my shoulder, exposing a form within,” explains Matt. “I try to expose the beauty of the piece I am working on by defining the shape to show the grain pattern in all its glory.”

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63103

14th Street Gallery: Saturday, 17 December 2011

This Saturday, Dec.17th , 2011, 2-6 PM
One Year Celebration

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new Art by Dan Fishback, Jim Trotter, Kevin King,Plus other artist

14th Street Gallery
2791 N 14th street
One block south of Crown Candy
Saint Louis MO 63107

White Flag Projects:Friday, 16 December 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Grand Center Artist Studios: Saturday, 17 December 2011

This Saturday for one afternoon only, Kit Keith, Timothy Meehan, Jeremy Rabus, and Jay Alan Babcock will deck the walls of the Grand Center Artist Studios gallery with artwork to cheer your eyes and brain. Terrific art, terrific prices. And terrific prizes.

Everyone who attends gets a chance to WIN one fabulous work of art by one of the participating artists. That's one chance in four drawings. Because this truly is a season of giving! Attendance prize drawings will be at 5:30 (or so). No purchase necessary!

The address is 3840 Washington Avenue, First Floor, 63108, a half-block west of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and adjacent to Pace Framing. The show is this Saturday afternoon only, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Come and have a glass of wine (or a juice box, if you're underage) and enter for your chance to win.

Socialize and get directions at this public Facebook Event page:

Monday, December 12, 2011

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 1 December 2011

Please join us for the opening reception of "33December" on Friday, December 16, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

The 33December exhibit opening features new work by 33 artists, live music, food and drink. Admission is .free and open to the public at 37 South Old Orchard in Webster Groves.

For a list of all 33 participating artists and a Google map showing our gallery location, visit on the Internet.

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 16 December 2011

Whoosh. Slippery slope of the holidays. Time for holiday cheer, Santa, and emergency-gotta-have-it-or-I'm-a-bum gifties. What's not to love? Third Degree Glass Factory has you covered. Stop by our Third Friday Free Party: December 16, 6 - 10 pm to get your holiday fix.

Santa's stopping by to check on our glassblowers. Naughty or nice? Shhh. It's vaulted. He's handing out candy and posing for pictures. Bring your camera, capture the moment, and share on our Facebook Page.

At The Gallery: December 16 - January 17
Practically Impractical: Aaron Quigley. Quigley started blowing glass at Third Degree in 2003. He mainly does off-hand glassblowing and has developed a technique he calls "squiggles" which infuses glass with a delicate pattern. He teaches classes at Third Degree, from beginning to advanced and classes through the Third Degree-Washington University program.

Timeless Fiber: Weavers' Guild of St. Louis.
No one knows for sure when weaving first came about, but by early biblical times weaving was known in all the great civilizations. It continues to inspire artists who find new ways to express it as an art form. Timeless Fiber is a modern take on the art and craft of fiber. The Weavers' Guild of St. Louis is a group of contemporary textile artists and the second oldest weavers' guild in the nation.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd. between Union Avenue and Kingshighway

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday, 10 December 2011

Recent paintings by local artist Andy Leicht will be on view at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts from December 10 until January 7th.
Opening reception is on Saturday, December 10th from 6-9 Pm.

Gallery hours are on Saturdays from 1:30-5:00 PM, or by appointment.

Fort Gondo Compound for the arts
3151 Cherokee Street
St. Louis

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 6 January 2012

“The Shape of a Man”
Art exhibit and chapbook release
7-11 p.m. January 6, 2012

New work by Amy VanDonsel
Poetry chapbook by Chris King
Poetry performance with musical guests
Additional manly art by Oscar Alvarez, Kevin Belford, the late Hunter Brumfield, Ron Buechele, Jon Cournoyer, Dr. Andrew Dykeman, Fred Friction, Matt Fuller, Robert Goetz, Chris King, Noah Kirby, B.J. Vogt.
Potluck provided by men who cook.
Also, one exemplary man – Hap Phillips – will be exhibited.

Amy VanDonsel and Chris King collaborate on and co-curate a small group show, the first in a projected annual exhibit series exploring the shapes that men and women are in. “The Shape of a Man,” explores the shapes men are in through a creative conversation between a woman and a man working in a variety of media (with help from their man friends, living and dead). Amy VanDonsel will show new mixed media, paintings and installation, and Chris King will release a chapbook, The Shape of a Man, and perform poems from it with Fred Friction, Roy Gokenbach and Josh Weinstein. The exhibit also will feature visual art by Oscar Alvarez, Kevin Belford, the late Hunter Brumfield, Ron Buechele, Jon Cournoyer, Dr. Andrew Dykeman, Fred Friction, Matt Fuller, Robert Goetz, Chris King, Noah Kirby and B.J. Vogt. A potluck will be provided by the men artists and other men who cook. Also, one exemplary man – one Hap Phillips – will be exhibited in his natural, fabricated habitat.

Amy VanDonsel creates mixed media paintings on canvas or panels and installations with paper, tape, string and found items. Her work examines textual communication and the processing of information through abstracted and figurative imagery, and combines research interests in literature and technology with handmade visual representations.

Chris King has been recasting his old, bad poems into the 7/11 form innovated by Quincy Troupe, alternating lines with 7 and 11 syllables and alternating stanzas with 7 and 11 lines, with results he likes enough to publish. The Shape of a Man (Intagliata Imprints) compiles his more manly 7/11s. As an “artist,” he sketches people and then has the subject sign the sketch, or makes paintings on vinyl records based on his sketchbook. He will perform his poetry with musical guests through Noah Kirby’s sculpture With Solid Stance and Stable Sound.

Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Three Sinks Gallery: Friday, 9 December 2011

Three Sinks Gallery is proud to announce its 99th Show! Join us for our celebration!
Preview: December 5-8, 2011. (Gallery Hours: 9am to 5pm)
Opening Reception: December 9, 2011. 6pm to 9pm.

Gallery Open House: Saturday, December 10, 2011. 12 noon to 5pm. (Art, live music, refreshments and holiday cheer!)

We’ve chosen to mark this occasion by bringing together nine of the region’s top artists and jewelry designers whose exceptional work explores a wide range of ideas and media. Come meet the artists, see and buy great work , enjoy refreshments and lively conversation.

Tim Anderson, drawings
Ahzad Bogosian, landscape paintings
Julie Campbell, monotype prints
Jennifer Higerd, ceramic sculpture
Russell Miller, photo collage
Christopher Ottinger, mixed media
David Ottinger, drawings and paintings
Adam Watkins, etchings with chine-collé
Yingzue Zuo, life drawings
Kim Joern, unique jewelry, semi-precious materials, re-purposed vintage, leather creations, found object designs
My Beaded Sister, assorted beaded jewelry

The exhibit includes medium to small pieces. Big impact! Small price! ($25 to $500)

Three Sinks Gallery
8715 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, Mo. 63119

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Friday, 2 December 2011

Join us, and the 28 artists participating on Opening Night:
Friday, December 2nd: 6 - 9pm

An All-Media Juried Art Show by Local & Regional Artist putting forth their best, small sized artwork.

A Juried Group Show of artwork for tight spaces and holiday budgets.

Come join us for our annual Holiday Art Show. 31 Artists showing off the best of their smallest artwork. The show will run through January 21st, 2012.

Click here for more information on the show

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 - 6 / Sundays in December 1 - 4

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

RAC Gallery: Thursday, 8 December 2011

Join us at The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission for the "Exploring the Figure: Photographs by Jerry Levy and Stan Strembicki" gallery talk on Thursday, December 8. The reception begins at 5:30pm and the talk begins at 6:00pm. Artist Jerry Levy and curator and artist Stan Strembicki will discuss their work.

This exhibition features photographs by Jerry Levy and Stan Strembicki which center on the nude in the landscape. While Levy situates the figure in real landscapes of surreal beauty, Strembicki manipulates the pairing of figure and environment to present a new kind of landscape in which the figure lives.

Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112
(314) 863-5811
(a tiny detail of the work in progress)
Sandra Marchewa: Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches
December 9, 2011 - January 12, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, 6pm-8pm

Going Native, Isolation Room/Gallerykit is pleased to present new work by outsider artist Sandra Marchewa. Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches made specifically for Isolation Room is a faux stained glass Tour De Force. Isolation Room invites the viewer to jump into Sandra's fanatical mixture of psychedelic patterns and occult symbols constrained within a tidy snap grid. An arbitrary color scheme and heavily textured surface, create a primitive jouissance that's hard to beat. A startling variety of mediums, ranging from silver leaf to tangerine glitter to the latest shade of nail polish, contained inside each cell of the grid, reveals her interest in the fusion of organic nature and synthetic process.

SLU Museum of Art: Sunday, 11 December 2011

DEC. 2 - DEC. 23

A colorful, creative assortment of more than 40 quilts reflecting the art and artistry of local quilters will be on display at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 2. The exhibition continues until Friday, December 23.

Join us for a “Meet the Quilters” reception, Sunday, Dec. 11, from 2 – 4 p.m.

Through both traditional and original patterns, designers have crafted complex and often intricate textile works that are as delightful and surprising as they are durable and enduring. From the “snowball” to the “storm-at-sea,” from the “rail fence,” to the “log cabin,” these talented quilters have embraced tradition and recast it into pure art.

Museum hours Wed. - Sun., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

2101 Locust: Saturday, 3 Decmber 2011

A one night, seven person show featuring paintings by Kim Richardson, Robin Street-Morris, Cindy Royal, Michael Paradise, Andrew Torch, Peter Von Zur Muehlen and Ben S.