Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 1 February 2013

'Floating' - new paintings by Michael Wille opening tomorrow night at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary 6pm - 10pm

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 22 February 2013

"ReShow" - Artwork in the spirit of renewal.

After an evil water main broke and caused an epic flood throughout our studio and gallery space, we are back in a big way. We have renovated our space with a beautiful new floor, new paint, less walls, more space, and awesome new shelves and we are excited to show off our reinvigorated space. Come celebrate renewal with the raw creativity you expect from Turner Center artists. Curated by TCA facilitator Rachel Miskall.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 22nd from 6-9 pm
ReShow will run through March 29th with gallery hours from 10-3 Mon-Fri.
Turner Center for the Arts
3109 Sutton Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63143
(314) 781-4440

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 15 February 2013

A Bonsack Gallery exhibit entitled “Textures and Topography” will feature the sculptures of
Adam Long and paintings of Mary C. Nasser from February 15 through April 2, 2013.
Nasser’s paintings are inspired by nature, specifically, landscapes and geology. She explains,
“My love of landscape is revealed in mixed media paintings layered with maps and scientific
illustrations. I am captivated by the idea that geological shifts and transformations seem to
parallel both individuals and their relationships, continually changing, varying, shifting and
developing, too.”

Long’s sculptures form a connection between humankind and nature by using natural and
manmade found objects. He says, “Mankind tends to view itself as separated from and above its
environment. My work is ultimately about humanity and explores man’s connection to nature,
his place in it and how man seeks to explore and understand his environment.”

All are invited to an opening reception hosted by the artists from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on Friday,
February 15, 2013. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to
the public.

Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Friday, 8 February 2013

Yamini Nayar: Ethos
February 8 - March 6, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, February 8, 2013, 6pm-8pm

Nayar enjoys wrestling with the ontological problems of photography. “Her large c-prints depict miniature handmade dioramas constructed from studio debris in complex spatial arrangements that are manipulated and amplified to create destabilized pictorial zones.” In Ethos, 2012, as in many of her photographic works, space is confused and compressed yet a sense of order tends to emerge. Ethos depicts those jarring visual shifts using her known technique of shattered maquettes and a ramshackle rebuild of materials to create a horrific scene of what could be a mid-century modern home in Malibu after a typical southern California mudslide or an architectural victim of Hurricane Sandy.

Hours: By appointment only.


ST. LOUIS MO 63116

Grand Center venues: Friday, 1 February 2013

 Visit Grand Center this Friday, February 1, to view current exhibitions at:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 22 February 2013

The Sheldon Art Galleries presents, Ryan Duffy: Photographs, February 22 – June 15, 2013 in the Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery. The public is invited to an opening reception, Friday, February 22, 2013, 5 – 7 p.m.; galleries open until 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Noon – 8 p.m.; Wednesdays - Fridays, Noon – 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and one hour prior to Sheldon performances and during intermission. Admission is free. For more information on exhibitions, visit the galleries’ website at

This exhibition features works by Fall Sheldon Art Galleries intern Ryan Duffy, who uses Holga and Diana cameras to create dreamlike views of landscapes, gardens and domestic scenes. Duffy explains, “I found my subjects all around me, but in places I’ve never seen. They were in old neighborhoods, backyards and fading businesses; places many would ignore, but where I would find the most remarkable things. What I found were relics and symbols of the Midwest, things that told of its past, its secrets, and its drama. I wanted color to tell the story with as much precision, tonality and creative control as with black and white. In the photographs, I explore the relationship of color to the subjects, and use it to drive the narrative. The Holga and Diana are my tools for this project; their dreamy blur, dark corners, aged look, and unique rendition of color compliment my subject matter.”


Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 1 February 2013

Jeremy Deller: Joy in People
February 1–April 28, 2013

Opening Night Friday, February 1
Public Reception: 7:00–9:00 pm

Join us for the opening of Jeremy Deller: Joy in People, the first mid-career survey of one of Britain's most significant contemporary artists.

Artist Talk "It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq"
Saturday, February 2, 11:00 am. Free and open to the public. Complimentary breakfast.

For Saturday's artist talk, Deller will be joined by the key participants in his 2009 project about the war in Iraq--Iraqi artist Esam Pasha, Iraq War veteran Jonathan Harvey, and Creative Time Chief Curator Nato Thompson.

New Hours 11-6 Wed / 11-9 Thu & Fri / 10-5 Sat & Sun

3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 1 February 2013

TUAN LEE "Grazia"

Opening Night, Friday, February 1, 2013 from 5 to 9 pm
Exhibition on view February 1-23, 2013

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present in the Project Room, an exhibition titled "Grazia" by Tuan Lee. In what is believed the first fashion magazine, La Derniere Mode from the 1870's, we find a manifesto for fashion: "To teach beauty in everyday things is our concern, or a part of it, but even more a putting-to-use in the cause of delicate enjoyment of artists' visions." Art and fashion exist in separate constructed categories. Art, on the one hand, typically involves something valued as a lasting object. Fashion, on the other hand is ephemeral with an accelerated turnover of style. Tuan Lee's current work focuses on merging these two forms of expression. His work shows that art may at times resemble fashion and fashion may look like art.

Also at the gallery:
Kelley Johnson "New Paintings"
Escobar-Morales "Resurrection of Hun-Nal-Ye"

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Boulevard (in Grand Center)
St. Louis, MO 6310

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 25 January 2013

Webster University¹s Hunt Gallery Presents Work by Laura Beard on Jan. 25

Jan. 25-Feb. 23, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 6-8 p.m.

This solo exhibition presents several large-scale abstract paintings by Laura Beard, as well as recent works on paper. Beard¹s work is in the tradition of second generation AE gestural painters like Joan Mitchell, and yet they are completely engaged with contemporary aesthetic dialogue.

Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
Visual Arts Studio, Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd.

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 1 March 2013

ood Citizen Gallery is pleased to present Nest Egg,  an installation by Cindy Tower that explores the financial meltdown through the eyes of a starving artist. 

March 1 - 30, 2013
Opening Reception Friday, March 1  6 -10 PM

Nest Egg demonstrates how the rich get richer by viscerally and visually exposing loopholes in the United States tax code favoring the rich. The installation is an enormous three-dimensional tax-dodging structure and deficit diorama made from found and recycled materials.

The installation offers a visceral, emotional experience that not only engages but physically engulfs the viewer in a self-contained environment of corporate greed and money-drunken gluttony.

Cindy Tower conceived of this sculpture with the fiscal cliff in view. Shortly after a visit to Connecticut she witnessed scores of three-million-dollar homes being replaced by eight-million-dollar homes -- in the depths of the most significant financial recession since the early 20th Century. In an attempt to understand some of this financial black magic, she researched tax rules, corporate structures, and secret dealings of American business royalty. Nest Egg is the giant, three-dimensional artistic offspring of her journey. The interpretation is constructed in sections from scavenged materials Tower assembled inside her Saint Louis apartment.

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

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Urban Eats Cafe: Sunday, 27 January 2013

Musster Smudos Reflections from the Deep; 3-D Shell art
Art Opening Sunday January 27th, 11am-2pm at Urban Eats Cafe

Organic and mythical mirror figures emerge from a background of shells. The addition of electric colored lights transform the appearance of these 3-dimensional artworks.

Urban Eats Cafe
3301 Meramec Avenue
St. Louis MO

Monday, January 21, 2013

Wired Coffee: Friday, 25 January 2013

Come enjoy a glass of wine while you feast your eyes on Naomi's finger paintings. Enjoy the colors of these beautiful works of art.Talk to the Artist and find out her inspiration.

6PM to 8PM Friday January 25th.

Wired Coffee 
3860 S Lindbergh Blvd
Sunset Hills MO 63127

Friday, January 18, 2013

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 25 January 2013

Come share an evening of art and refreshments with the artists and guests of our gallery at the reception next Friday evening, January 25, from 6 to 9PM. 

Please join our featured artists and friends, and visit with our current guest artists Rip Kastaris, Madison Thorn, Cheryl Dorris, and Arnie Huevelman, and hear the stories behind their exciting new works on display during our exhibit entitled "Room With a View."

Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11-6, Sunday 10-5. Closed Monday and Tuesday  NEED DIRECTIONS?
  Gateway Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Thursday, January 17, 2013

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 19 January 2013

Please Join Us for the Opening Reception of DARK IMPRESSIONS
Sculpture and Photography by
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7-10 PM

PHD Gallery showcases the work of gallery owner and artist Philip Hitchcock. Challenging and compelling, the life-size figures merge fantasy and reality to create powerful sculptural forms, evoking themes of heroism and human frailty.  Often inspired by mythological icons, the hyper-realistic forms, which are created from multiple castings of live models, are layered and embellished with accoutrements.  Although PHD Gallery will showcase several of Hitchcock’s life-size sculptures, central to this exhibit are the limited edition photographs of select works shot by Hitchcock.  Many images are plates taken from his book, "Dark Impressions, The Art of Philip Hitchcock."  The artist is on hand to sign copies of his book at a free public reception on Saturday, January 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.   The exhibit remains on view through February 23, 2013
Mark Fischer of the RIVERFRONT TIMES writes: "Artist Philip Hitchcock is a post-modern Prometheus."

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

Millstone Gallery at COCA: Friday, 25 January 2013

Memories of the Future: Connie Swinson and Sara Swinson
January 25 - March 3, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 6:00-8:00pm
In the Millstone Gallery at COCA

Connie Swinson and Sara Swinson are marvelously expressive artists - mother and daughter, both survivors of serious illnesses. The exhibition highlights their powerful artwork and explores the symbiotic relationship between artistic creation and the healing process. Incorporating visual and written elements, Connie and Sara share their stories of strength and resilience in this joint COCA exhibition. This exhibition, curated by Sarah Colby, is presented in partnership with the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Arts + Healthcare Program.
524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 725-6555

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Peoria Art Guild: Saturday, 19 January 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 25 January 2013

Misty Gamble: "Abject Reverie"
Opening Friday, January 25, 2013
Reception to meet the artist from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Misty Gamble’s work is inspired by the human figure and its infinite capacity for communication. Wildly opulent, excessive and lavish only touch upon Gamble’s current ceramic work. Gamble studies ideas about ornamentation, obsessive and idealistic feminine beauty and borrows from Rococo art’s fantasy, wit and color palette. Ornamentation visually communicates culture, identity, sexuality, gender or questions of gender and social status. Gamble’s oversized, female busts and torsos look like dressmaker forms and are garnished with cupcakes, gift boxes, gigantic wigs of clay, and ornate patterns. The repetition of forms strengthen the visual explosion of grotesquely constructed beauty.

Featured Artist - Gallery II
Margaret Keelan: New Selections

Margaret Keelan’s figurative sculptures confront issues of mortality, decay, beauty, aging and innocence. The faces are based on nineteenth century dolls, yet their contemporary styling and decayed surfaces disconnect them from time and place. What was once clean and crisp has given way to something more complex and textured. Joanne Dickson wrote, “The work is rich with paradox. There is at once a feeling that these were treasured possessions, perhaps  even ritual objects, at the same time they appear to have been created carelessly and discarded. The figures endure despite their apparent fragility.”

These exhibitions run through Saturday, March 9, 2013

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis MO 63108

MOCRA: Sunday, 20 January 2013

Join us this Sunday at Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) for the opening of a new exhibition

Jordan Eagles: BLOOD / SPIRIT
January 20 - May 12, 2013
free public opening reception with the artist on Sunday, January 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Jordan Eagles began using animal blood as a painting medium in response to a philosophical debate with his best friend about life after death, and the connection between body and spirit. Traditional red paint fell short of expressing the emotional vitality that Eagles sought, so he ventured to local slaughterhouses. But the works he created changed shade as the blood oxidized, causing Eagles to develop a means of suspending and encasing the blood in Plexiglas and UV resin in a way that permanently retains the organic material's natural colors, patterns, and textures. His innovative
technique challenges nature by preventing the works from decomposing. Eagles’ use of blood evokes reflections on the corporeal and the spiritual, on the scientific and the mystical, on mortality and regeneration. In MOCRA’s unique former chapel space, the potency of these themes becomes particularly acute.

Even the very processes by which Eagles prepares his medium show a ritualistic sensibility. He uses various mark-making methods, including layering the blood at different densities as well as heating, burning, and aging the material. Copper, an electrical conductor, imparts a fiery energy to some works. Loosely woven gauze saturated with blood and encased in Plexiglas echoes burial cloths and ancient wrapping rituals. In some instances, decomposed blood is ground into dust and tossed into the works as a sign of passing and change. Eagles also creates immersive “blood illumination” pieces in which transparent preserved blood works are projected onto the walls. The MOCRA exhibition includes examples of all of these techniques. Highly textural and dimensional works, most incorporating copper, will be presented in MOCRA’s side chapel galleries, while a site-specific installation of “blood illumination” pieces will be projected onto the walls and ceiling of MOCRA’s balcony gallery. The centerpiece is the massive nine-panel, 32-foot-wide installation, *BAR 1­9*, on display in MOCRA’s central nave gallery.

Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. MOCRA is located at 3700 West Pine Mall on the campus of Saint Louis University in midtown St. Louis. Please call 314.977.7170 for directions, parking information and all other inquiries, or e-mail the museum at, or visit

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 17 January 2013

Please join us on Thursday, January 17th, from 6 - 8 p.m., for the opening reception of our first exhibitions of 2013, featuring works by Sun Smith-Foret, Carol Stewart, & M.A. Papanek-Miller.

About the exhibitions:

Sun Smith-Foret: Art About Film: New Work
With collaborators Erica Popp & Dawn Ottensmeier

Influenced by a variety of artistic mediums and practices, Sun Smith-Foret joins film with quilting techniques to focus on the relationships between cinema and its universal themes.

Carol Stewart: Light Abstracted

Characterized by a sophisticated play of color and brushwork, Carol Stewart's still life and tablescape paintings provide the viewer with a feeling of light.

M.A.Papanek-Miller: " ... go forward till you come to a castle"
M.A. Papanek-Miller's whimsical collages incorporate toys, animals, and other "cultural souvenirs" that allow the viewer to participate in conceptual and intellectual discourse.

Exhibitions open through February 28th.

William and Florence Schmidt Art Center

Third Degree Glass East Gallery: Friday, 18 January 2013

East Gallery presents
1) Con Otros Ojos: Christina Sax-France. Sax-France's photographs see the Andalucía region of Spain and Rome with other eyes. This region's history and culture were influenced by the Iberians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Byzantines, all of whom preceded the Muslims.

2) Massing: Justin Bailey Humble materials of wood, paper, and string take geometric shape and structure, explore how objects expand, grow, and move within space, and examine their potential. His inspiration comes from biology, design fundamentals, and materials.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd.
between Union and Kingshighway.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Gallery 210: Thursday, 24 January 2013

LACED: Peregrine Honig

Peregrine Honig is exhibiting a series of recent paintings and prints she created during an artist¹s
residency in Argentina. The exhibition opens January 24th with an artist reception and continues through March 23rd. Ms. Honig will give a gallery talk on with Chicago arts writer and critic, Alicia Eler, the author of the exhibition publication. The talk will be the same evening of the reception
and will start at 6:15PM. Ms. Honig will also give a slide presentation on February 4th for the Center for the Humanities in the Gallery 210 auditorium from 12:15PM to 1:15PM.

Peregrine Honig¹s delicately rendered drawings and paintings address early sexual awakenings, the visual manifestation of disease, and the social anxieties of her fictional characters. She cites American pop culture influences including: vintage pin-up posters portraying sex-symbol celebrities, children¹s fairytales, sexism and racism and in marketing and advertising; luxury during periods of intense poverty; the way underlying ideals of beauty found in fairytales are used to sell products and ideals to modern-day consumers She is also influenced by fashion magazines, specifically the ways they deliver idealism through the image of perpetual youth/teenage beauty, and their indulgence in seasonal luxury. She cites artists Sally Mann Hans Belme, Petah Coyne and Robert Crumb as primary influences.

A reception for the artist will be held January 24 from 5:30 PM and continuing to 7:30 PM. Ms. Honig will give a gallery talk at 6:15 PM. All of the Gallery 210 events are free and open to the public. Public parking for gallery 210 is available at the South Millennium Parking garage on the east side of East Drive on the UM-St. Louis Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210.

Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 44 East Drive, TCC between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and Touhill Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The gallery phone is (314) 516-5976; the fax is (314) 516-4997; and email is For parking locations, directions, and campus map please visit

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 18 January 2013

Please join us for the opening reception of "33January" on Friday, January 18, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

The 33January exhibit opening features new work by 33 artists, live music, food and drink. (Also with a live painting demonstration by artist Craig Downs.) Admission is .free and open to the public at 39 South Old Orchard in Webster Groves.

The 33January exhibit is also open for viewing from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, January 19, through Monday, February 4.

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

Friday, January 11, 2013

Fort Gondo: Saturday, 19 January 2013

Benjamin Edelberg & Brandon Anschultz: "All That Heaven Allows"
January 19 - February 23, 2013
Opening reception Saturday, January 19, 7-10 p.m.

“All That Heaven Allows” explores the intimate violence of assemblage as a
sculptural and two-dimensional approach that radically deconstructs
conventional materials. The exhibition’s title is taken from the eponymous
1955 Douglas Sirk melodrama that, consistent with Sirk’s filmmaking,
repurposed the tropes of romantic storytelling to describe a vividly coded
narrative of desire, anti-convention and social critiqu
fort gondo compound for the arts
3151 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO   63118

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 19 January 2013

FREE reception: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 6-8 p.m.


"Misperception" is a multi-media juried exhibition that features new artworks by 55 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri & Illinois. Serving as jurors for this exhibit were St. Louis artists Linda Skrainka and Ken Wood, Assistant Professor, Printmaking & Basic Design, St. Louis Community College Meramec.

"Misperception" was open to artists 21+ residing in the St. Louis area & surrounding 200-mile radius. Artists were invited submit original artworks that explored the topic of misperception, including but not limited to: artworks that aren't exactly what we think they are; trompe l'oiel and works that fool the eye physically, conceptually or in any other way; works that appear to be one media but are really something else, such as a photograph that looks like a painting or a painting that looks like a photograph, a ceramic piece that looks as if it is made of glass, etc.; artworks that deal with concepts of being misunderstood, misleading behavior, even betrayal. All interpretations, techniques & styles were encouraged.

Media featured in this new exhibit will include assemblage, ceramics, collage, drawing, digital art, encaustic, fiber art, handmade paper, mixed media, painting, pastel, photography (analog & digital), printmaking, sculpture, video, woodworking, and more. 

The artists selected for this exhibit are Bill Abendroth, Highland, IL; Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL;
J'Ann Schoonmaker Allen, St. Louis; Luke Allison, St. Louis;Charles Baunach, St. Louis; Terri Berg, St. Peters; Jason Bly, Edwardsville, IL; John W. Bohac, St. Louis; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL;
Peter Bushell, Mahomet, IL; John Cooper, St. Louis; Carol Corey, University City, MO; Robert Crowe, Webster Groves, MO; Bailey Davenport, Kirkwood, MO; Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO; Christa Gearhart Denney, University City, MO; Julia Devine, Granite City, IL; Megan Eyssell, St. Louis; Carlynn Forst, Jackson, MO; Mary Frances, Springfield, IL; Lana Gloschat, Richmond Heights, MO; M.J. Goerke, St. Louis; Mike & Samantha Hamilton, Diamond Dogs Photos, Cahokia, IL; Ethan Heberer, Washington, MO; Jane Hoeltzel, Clayton, MO; Ann Homann, St. Louis; Jeff Hursey, Belleville, IL; Aunia Kahn, Shiloh, IL; Chintia Kirana, Carbondale, IL; Christine Kissel, St. Louis; Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Judith Medoff, Clayton, MO; Marvin Meyer, Chesterfield, MO; Dawson Morgan, Chesterfield, MO; Steve Moseley, Ballwin, MO; Linda C. Mueller, St. Louis;John Newman, St. Louis; Rebecca Ormond, St. Louis; Mark Pease, Carbondale, IL; Roxanne Phillips, Richmond Heights, MO; Lynn Robey, Dexter, MO; Mary Gardner Russe, Clayton, MO; Camden St. Claire, St. Louis;Nick Schleicher, St. Louis Carrie Sleme, Maryland Heights, MO; Dennis Smith, Chesterfield, MO; Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Barbie Steps, Richmond Heights, MO; John Troy, Glendale, MO; Djuana Tucker, Granite City, IL; Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL; Jennifer Weigel, St. Louis; David M. Yates, Edwardsville, IL; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.

In conjunction with this exhibit, Art Saint Louis is hosting Meet the Artist Saturdays wherein featured artists will be on-hand in the Gallery to greet visitors & discuss their works in the show. The artists may present a demo of their work & techniques used. These very casual & unstructured Saturdays are free & open to the public.

Saturday, January 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Carlynn Forst, mixed media 
Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. John Troy, painting   

GALLERY HOURS are Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays. 


On The Surface 

Art Saint Louis proudly presents "On The Surface," on view in the ASL South Gallery January 14-February 21, 2013. The opening reception will also be held Saturday evening, January 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Beauty is fleeting. A few thousand years ago, a philosopher once wrote, "You can't step in the same river twice." In a new exhibition of paintings called, "On The Surface," artist Mark Travers depicts the beauty of water, sand and rock, but with the knowledge that change is at hand. Travers uses a strong color palette and powerful titles to deliver a provocative show.

In his work, Travers seeks a different vantage point than that of the traditional landscape composition, finding inspiration in the shore as the tide rolls in. "When the surf washes in, it brings with it life, death, absolution, regeneration, and rebirth. The sea washes away impurities and creates endless second chances. You can learn a lot about life as a whole by watching what happens inside of a rectangle."

Travers writes, "Below the surface, the planet is under siege, almost entirely from man-made problems. My work reminds us to preserve what we love."

JANUARY 14, 2013, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join us in the Art Saint Louis Gallery this coming Monday, January 14, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. as two members of the St. Louis Symphony, Lorraine Glass-Harris, violin, and Hank Skolnick, bassoon, perform George Frideric Handel's D Major Sonata for violin with bassoon continuo with the new exhibition "Misperception" on view as the backdrop to this unique one-hour moderated performance.

This musical piece is a 4-movement work with clear and contrasting emotional affect for each of the movements. Each movement is approximately 2-3 minutes long. The musicians will repeat each movement several times with differing instructions to the audience and guest moderator, artist Erin McGrath Rieke, will lead the audience through the musical work and talk about the combination of music & art.

The public is invited and audience members are encouraged to bring sketchbooks, watercolors & paper, cameras (NO FLASH), or any other small art making materials to create artworks while the musicians perform.

Seating is limited--50 guests maximum. Children over 10 accompanied by adult are welcome. Doors open at 5 p.m. Event 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013. Free, RSVP required by January 12, 2013 to 314/241-4810, 2#.
555 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 19 January 2013

Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

January 19 – March 2, 2013
Opening reception Saturday evening, January 19, 6-8 PM

White Flag Projects is pleased to present the group exhibition "Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out" including artwork by Markus Amm, Ashley Bickerton, Carroll Dunham, Joyce Pensato, Julia Rommel, Peter Saul, Joshua Smith, and Ryan Sullivan.

"Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out" considers the subject of painting by observing its extremes. The exhibition is organized as a conversation between artists working in varying modes of hyperbolic figuration and near-monochrome, comparing works at the peripheries of painterly expression to understand what might be common to the medium itself.

Elaine Cameron-Weir

White Flag Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Elaine Cameron-Weir. The exhibition will open concurrently with "Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out" on Saturday evening, January 19, from 6-8 PM.

Elaine Cameron-Weir draws equally from ancient and industrial vocabularies, combining classical materials and decorative techniques to underscore the tension between the coldly manufactured and the warmly aesthetic. Delineating a material space that is historically
familiar while remaining formally alien, Cameron-Weir imbues her work with a temporal potency specific to her practice.

White Flag Library is an ancillary exhibition program of White Flag Projects.

4568 Manchester Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 1 February 2013

TUAN LEE: Grazia (Project Room)
ESCOBAR-MORALES: Resurrection of Hun-Nal-Ye (New Media Room)

Opening Reception Friday, February 1, 2013 5-9 pm
February 1-23, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013, from 5 to 9 pm

Public Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The exhibit continues in his exploration of large-scale painting. A catalogue, KELLEY JOHNSON: NEW PAINTINGS, with new essays by Nicole Yen and Damon Freed, will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.

Johnson’s artwork explores ways in which painting can be constructed, interested in his paintings as objects, and their ability to illustrate atmospheres and sensations. Found within Johnson’s works are juxtapositions of geometric lines and spontaneously blurred arcs, that evoke feelings of depth and vibration. The repetition of similar shapes creates a melodious rhythm within his pieces, and Johnson’s color choices amplify or mute the patterns made—swathes of emerald green interrupt muddy grays, dashes of hot pink race against black. Some moments within the artwork willfully declare their presence. Other moments whisper and glide by. Johnson carefully choses these attributes to show how his paintings operate as components of a language, rather than remain static canvases upon a wall.
Johnson’s upcoming exhibition, born in part from his Works on Paper Series in 2011, has the viewer weaving out of the canvases and into the environment. In some pieces, Johnson allows a few simple lines to extend off the edge; in others, he will paint the full surface. These choices emphasize the dialog between depiction and object—the brushstrokes pull the viewer out of the object, yet the depth of the painting reminds the viewer of the object itself.

In the Project Room, the gallery presents an exhibition titled “Grazia” by photographer Tuan Lee. In what is believed the first fashion magazine, La Dernière Mode from the 1870’s, we find a manifesto for fashion: "To teach beauty in everyday things is our concern, or a part of it, but even more a putting-to-use in the cause of delicate enjoyment of artists' visions." Art and fashion exist in separate constructed categories. Art, on the one hand, typically involves something valued as a lasting object. Fashion, on the other hand is ephemeral with an accelerated turnover of style. Tuan Lee’s current work focuses on merging these two forms of expression. His work shows that art may at times resemble fashion and fashion may look like art.

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a single-channel video work titled “Resurrection of Hun-Nal-Ye” by Escobar-Morales. The 21-minutes video originated from a performance at the closing for RICH-OO-UH'L, RICH-OO-UH'L at Jolie Laide Gallery in Philadelphia.In the Resurrection of Hun-Nal-Ye (2011), Escobar-Morales perform a funerary ritual, referencing the mythical Mayan tale of the Hero Twins reviving their dead father, the Maize God. In their contemporary interpretation of this ancient story, Escobar-Morales simultaneously represent the body and the soul; the God/ Goddess and twin offspring, in both physical and technological forms using live performance and web based video projection.

3721 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 USA

Northwest Coffee Roasting Company: Friday, 11 January 2013

"Speaking Lines" – exhibit by Timothy E. Wagner and Galinna Todorova
Friday, January 11, 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Free and open to the public, serving coffee, wine and light refreshments.

From detailed portraits to abstract paintings, the use of line and form speak to us through visual language of the artists' passion for our natural world and the human experience.

Northwest Coffee Roasting Company
8401 Maryland ave
Clayton, MO

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday, 11 January 2013

Lauren F. Adams: Here be Monsters
Opening reception January 11, 2012 Friday 7 – 11pm

Here be Monsters brings together works from 2009 - 2012 that center on the pre-colonial period in America and the relationships between the colonizers, the natives, and the natural landscape. Adams’ studio sources include archival imagery such as paintings of Queen Elizabeth I and stylized watercolors of Algonquins on the coast of North Carolina in the 16th century. Lauren Adams’ artwork is an investigation in the fashion, figures, and propaganda of early American settlement, reviving archaic forms in an effort to make sense of America’s collective past.

Aisle 1 Gallery
2627 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Friday, 11 January 2013

Christopher Chiappa: Hermit Crab
January 11 - February 8, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2013

What can we say about Christopher Chiappa’s Hermit Crab, 2010? Let’s put it this way, Isolation Room has been assured, by its legal eagles that no Hermit Crabs were harmed during the production of the 54-minute long video. That disclaimer aside, this God-like production, shot with a 16 mm camera on the roof of the artist’s studio, has an element of cultural sadism that we thoroughly enjoy anyway. The thing that caught our eye however, revolved around the cooperation that the crabs display as they attempt to make their escape from the TLC of the artist. They look like the pet shop version of the Rockette’s squeezed through Hieronymus Bosch’s hot glue gun. If you don’t believe this press release come and see the dance.

Hours: By appointment only.
5723 DEWEY AVE. ST. LOUIS MO 63116

Monday, January 07, 2013

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 18 January 2013

Paintings by Belinda Lee and ceramic works by Beverly Aroh and Antonio Pasin will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery from January 18 through February 12, 2013.

Lee sees herself as a visual anthropologist, collecting and describing data that details a difficult, changing and complicated world. In her paintings, she seeks to portray people who are on the edge or in a transitional state. These representations may be subtle or extreme and may reflect class, generational, economic or personal shifts.

Aroh sees clay as a medium with limitless potential to express moods or feelings. Its surface can be painted, printed, etched, sketched and stretched. Her favorite tool is fire, which bathes and bakes the clay with colors, crystals and smoky patina forming on the hardened surface.

Pasin constructs his works from wheel-thrown forms that are altered, sculpted, added to and subtracted from. His inspiration comes from the way nature impacts and softens external and internal environments over time. His pieces utilize stoneware, various glazing techniques and fused glass to represent this transformative process

All are invited to an opening reception hosted by the artist from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on Friday, January 18, 2013. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, Missouri

Friday, January 04, 2013

Grand Center Galleries: Friday, 4 January 2013

First Fridays in Grand Center

Jan 4, 2013, Feb 1, 2013, Mar 1, 2013, Apr 5, 2013, May 3, 2013

5:00 to 9:00 pm

Join us every first Friday of the month for a neighborhood gallery walk! Enjoy the latest exhibitions at numerous Grand Center arts organizations, including the Bruno David Gallery, Craft Alliance, the Contemporary Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), Portfolio Gallery, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Sheldon Art Galleries, and the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA).
January Exhibitions:

Wired Coffee: Friday, 25 January 2013

My paintings are currently at Wired Coffee and the artist reception is Friday, January 25, from 6-8pm.

Naomi Silver

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 25 January 2013

The Hunt Gallery is displaying “Laura Beard: Recursion” January 25-February 23
with a free Artist Lecture January 25, 12 – 1 p.m. in Sverdrup 123.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 6 – 8 p.m.

Urban Eats: Sunday, 20 Janary 2013

Hosting new Exhibit by Ashli England
Sunday January 20th 2013, 11-2pm

Interpretations of a Daydream:

When I envision myself painting, my thoughts are taken to a place of fantasy and imagination.  Images are constantly forming certain situations, events , persons and colors some that I’ve experienced, other unconsciously seen. In a daydream I may observe the simplest of thoughts under the known sun, or witness happenings of the abstract and beyond.I was born an artist, seeking outlets of creativity in every direction. Daydreaming has always helped me by ensuring me a place to create.As I approached my adulthood I began to hone in on the mediums that spoke to me. Painting became my primary and makeup/costume my secondary. The feeling I get through these expressions assures me that it is my calling to express, create and share. To share my work is irreplaceable. When others express what they have felt from my work, it nourishes the essence of my artistic inspiration… "Be open, Receive". I smile at all this, as I'm reminded that I must be daydreaming.

Urban Eats
3301 Meramec St.
Stl 63118

RAC 2ns floor: Friday, 11 January 2013

We're pleased to invite you to the exhibition opening for "Metro Art Exchange - Urban League" on the second floor at RAC on Friday, January 11 from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

The Regional Arts Commission created Metro Art Exchange, a collaboration with local arts organizations, which gives local artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in special shows at the RAC building on the second floor.

"Metro Art Exchange - Urban League" features 13 local African-American artists and will run during Black History Month. The exhibition runs through April 20.

The Urban League is a nonprofit organization which has provided social services to the metropolitan St. Louis community since 1918. Its mission is to assist African Americans and others throughout the region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality, and civil rights.

NOTE: "Metro Art Exchange - Urban League" opens in conjunction with the exhibit at The Gallery at RAC entitled "Where We Can Read the Wind."
Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112
(314) 863-5811

Thursday, January 03, 2013

St. Louis Artists’ Guild: Friday, 18 January 2013

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is proud to announce new exhibitions for Winter–Spring 2013 opening on January 18, 2013.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 18, 2013; 6pm–8:30pm
Exhibition Dates: January 18–March 17, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 12pm–4pm

Paintings by Amy Bautz and Reid Norris. Amy Bautz draws her subject matter from organic forms and the natural world, and Reid Norris focuses on pure abstraction. Despite their differences, Bautz and Norris’s work are brought together by a shared interest in color and the materiality of paint.

Lauren Cardenas: Como Fue. Como Fue is an exhibition of artwork created on site in the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s printmaking studio by Lauren Cardenas, the Artists’ Guild’s Fall 2012 Printmaking Artist-in-Residence. Cardenas’s new series of prints explore the concept of the void in domestic spaces, as well as ideas of loneliness, longing and solitude.

Janna Añonuevo Langholz: Shift. Shift is an exhibition of artwork created on site in the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s darkroom by Janna Añonuevo Langholz, the Artists’ Guild’s Fall 2012 Photography Artist-in-Residence. Langholz incorporates hand-drawn elements and found objects to create multilayered photographic prints. The imagery in Shift will focus on water and the role it plays as a catalyst for change.

Photo Op. A group exhibition of photography (digital and film) and artwork incorporating original photographic imagery. Juried by Daniel Farnum.

MICDS Photography Students. Work from Photography classes at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School.

St. Louis Artists' Guild

Two Oak Knoll Park
Clayton MO 63105

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 19 January 2013

Please make plans to join us at Art Saint Louis in mid-January when we open two new exhibits, "Misperception" and "On The Surface." The shows run January 14-February 21, 2013. A free opening reception will be held Saturday, January 19, from 6-8 p.m.-please make plans to join us!

"Misperception" is our first juried exhibit of the new year. This multi-media show deals with artworks that aren't exactly what you think they are, including-but not limited to-works that fool the eye physically & conceptually. Serving as jurors were St. Louis artists Linda Skrainka and Ken Wood.

From 153 artworks submitted by 87 St. Louis regional artists, Linda & Ken selected 62 works by 55 artists  for the exhibit. This exhibit will be presented in ASL's Main Gallery.

Presented in the ASL South Gallery concurrently with "Misperception" is our curated exhibit, "On The Surface," featuring new paintings by St. Louis artist Mark Travers. This exhibit is presented as part of our new Sustaining Artist program.

In his work, Mark seeks a different vantage point than that of traditional landscape composition, finding inspiration in the shore as the tide rolls in. "When the surf washes in," Travers notes, "it brings with it life, death, absolution, regeneration, and rebirth. The sea washes away impurities and creates endless second chances. You can learn a lot about life as a whole by watching what happens inside of a rectangle."

Travers classifies his work as "Abstract Naturalism." While he uses photographs as a resource material, he doesn't paint from them but is inspired by them. His works are heavy in design aesthetic and have the illusion of vast amounts of texture, yet are void of brush strokes. Aside from their presentation and mounting, one might be inclined to believe that they are graphic prints.

A free reception for "On the Surface" and "Misperception" will be held on Saturday evening, January 19, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. Please save the date & plan to join us in mid-January. Both exhibits run January 14 through February 21, 2013. Gallery is currently closed until 10 a.m. January 14 while we prepare for & install the exhibits.

Missouri History Museum: Saturday, 19 January 2013

You are invited to the opening of The Doll Project. Multimedia artist Lois Ingrum's amazing documentation of the neighborhood memorials that rise up after a violent death of a community member will be shown at the Missouri History Museum beginning with a reception at 3 pm on Saturday, January 19. A Peace Flag workshop immediately follows the opening event. Lois named this The Doll Project because of the stuffed toys that are often part of these street monuments. The exhibition continues at the Missouri History Museum through June 23.

Chapel Gallery: Saturday, 12 January 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 12 January 2013

Please join us on the evening of January 12th, from 6 PM until 9 PM, for the opening of Current Release. Current Release is a group exhibit featuring artwork by: Drew Nikonowicz, Nancy Exarhu Holtz, Brandon Barnes, Adam Johnson, Omer Huremovic, Andre Tourrette, Jason Turner and Chris Cassimatis. The exhibit will run through March the 2nd. We hope to see you there.
The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

2101 Locust: Friday, 4 January 2013

A one night only Pop-Up Exhibition
celebrating the continuance of humanity & the futility of doomsday cult predictions!

featuring the art of Kim Richardson, Zaire Imani, Kelene, Jonny Xacto, Dane Marti, Rafi Katz, & Thomas Culler.

Friday January 4, 2013 7-10 pm

Complimentary refreshments/beer
((masks and/or costumes encouraged))

2101 Locust St
@ the NW corner of Locust & 21st St
across from Schlafly's Taproom

RAC Gallery: Friday, 11 January 2013

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission Presents
Where We Can Read the Wind
Curated by Gina Alvarez

Gallery Opening: Friday, January 11 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Exhibition continues through March 9

Artwork in this exhibition by ten artists with disabilities speaks to the physical and emotional challenges they face on a daily basis.

Gallery Talk:  Thursday, February 14, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Gallery Hours:  Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, noon - 5 p.m. Sunday - closed

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

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 18 January 2013

Atrium Gallery Opens in a New Space Presenting "Latin Beat"

Gallery Grand Opening - Friday, January 18, 2013
Champagne Reception 6-9 p.m. (Valet Parking)
Exhibition continues through March 9

Atrium Gallery will open the New Year in a New Gallery. You are cordially invited for the Opening Exhibition "Latin Beat," an extensive group show presenting ten international artists.

Featured Artists are Natalia Arias (Colombia), Claudio Bravo (Chile/Morocco), Julio Larraz (Cuba), Adrian Luchini (Argentina), Lika Mutal (Netherlands, Peru), Ruby Rumié (Colombia/Chile), Tomás Sánchez (Cuba), Francisca Sutil (Chile), Manolo Valdés (Spain), Sophia Vari (Greece/France).

Thursday - Saturday: 10 - 5, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.

4814 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 8 February 2013

“Down to Earth” by Janice Schoultz Mudd will open at Grafica Fine Art on Friday, February 8 with an artist’s reception from 6-9 pm.  It will run through Friday, March 8 with a closing reception from 6-9.

Grafica Fine Arts
7884 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119

The Starlight Gallery: Saturday, 12 January 2013

Dawn Ottensmeier:  Textile Artist
The Starlight Gallery, Highland, IL
Opening Reception, January 12, 2013, 1-3 pm.

Ms. Ottensmeier is a St. Louis based textile artist whose textile creations "rely on personal histories imbedded and held in 'used cloth'."

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 18 January 2013

Good Citizen invites you to Dark Star, an exhibition of work by Daniel McGrath 
January 18 - February 16, 2013
Opening Reception Friday, January 18  6-10 PM

Daniel McGrath's series of sculptures, drawings and large mural installation for the exhibition Dark Star are inspired by reportage on the riots in London, and other recent disturbances in Paris and around the world. In the UK, a neighborhood's peaceful protest demanding an inquiry into a police shooting swiftly devolved into an orgy of looting by roaming gangs of hooded youths. The 'hoodie' is now firmly entrenched in the popular imagination as a shadowy, ominous signifier of cultural disintegration and revolt.  As an icon of anarchistic street style and conservative 'bete noire' the 'hoodie' has become something more than comfy apparel.  It represents a seizing of anonymity and a self-exemption from identification.  The sculptures resemble Kouros statuary, one of the first heroic figurative traditions in the West. However McGrath's subjects, be they texting, uploading "Knock Down King" videos or in flash-mob expeditions--are anti-heroic. In essence, the work is about a broad historical shift in figuration, given the very anonymity of the hoodie, which resists socialization. More of Daniel McGrath'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