Thursday, June 27, 2013

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 12 July 2013

Barry Leibman, City of Heavenly Rejoicing, 2013, oil on panel, 72" x 60"

Reception: Friday, July 12th, 2013, 6-8 pm runs through August 17th

The Philip Slein Gallery is finishing up its season with a group show of outstanding paintings by gallery artists Catherine Howe, Lawrence Carroll, Max Cole, Stuart Arends, John Zinsser, Richmond Burton, Ann Pibal, Sean Scherer, David Row, and Dylan Bailey. 

In addition, the gallery is pleased to present new work by Barry Leibman. Leibman’s rich abstractions are inspired by tales of the Far East, especially Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities," a novel in which Marco Polo and Kublai Kahn describe imaginary cities to each other.    

Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday 28 June 2013

33June will feature the artwork of the following regional artists: Jerry Cox, Renee Raub-Ayers, Terri Willits, Irfan Mirza, Rafael Hurtado, Andrew Conrad, Zoe Nicholson, Jon Rose, Stella Spalt, Elinor Gaddy, Kathy Rickermann, Andrew Singer, Al Stewart, Anna "Mars" Chekhovskaya, JoAnn Houle, Kim Carr, Mark Witzling, Nancy Zoda Przygoda, Kacey Shoemake, Jerel Rexell Canty, Jay Swisher, Timothy Gehner, Maureen Hughes, Jessica Brown, Jerry Henage, Jim Campbell, Dave Fisk, Calise Thompson, Jenny Churchill, and Thomas Fleming

Opening at 5:30 pm

Food and Drinks will be provided by Schlafly & Crabcakes Creative

39 S. Old Orchard Ave. 
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 28 June 2013

James M. Smith: Unscripted
June 28 - Aug. 25

James M. Smith: Unscripted begins on Friday, June 28, with an opening reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The Unscripted exhibition includes drawings, paintings and constructions based on myths that Smith creates, including motifs that are part of his entire oeuvre. Smith’s work is influenced by his lifelong love of cultural anthropology and desert environments. Aside from the obvious effort of making both paintings and three-dimensional forms, he follows a tradition of object-making that is present in the history of primitive and modern cultures.

Smith's sculptural works are a special, honest statement about our relationship to the land and our ancestors. “The work is different, fresh and communicates a palpable integrity,” noted Paul Klein of Art Letter. Ivy Cooper of The St. Louis Beacon writes, “These works are breathtaking, somehow heartbreaking, and they will forever alter your notions of drawing in art."

Smith’s background as both print-maker and painter is evident in his thinking and his process. His art requires the viewer to participate in understanding the ways in which he builds his work; seeing that all parts of every piece are composed. If willing, one can gain entry into a wonderful visual and cognitive domain.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Northwest Coffee Company: Friday, 28 June 2013

Fresh Paint and Ink

Bring your friends to meet the artists and enjoy the colorful abstract paintings by Michael Bolton and the curiously interesting ink drawings by Joanna Hoge.

June 28th, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Northwest Coffee Company
8401 Maryland Avenue
Clayton, MO 63130

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 12 July 2013

Duane Reed Gallery proudly announces its representation of painter Monroe Hodder, ceramic artist Ryan LaBar, and painter Miles Bair. Exhibition opens Friday, July 12th with a reception that evening 5 – 8pm. The exhibition will run through October 12th. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

MONROE HODDER says, “The essence of my work is pure color, as Matisse understood it, color that ‘must serve expression.’”

MILES BAIR's landscape paintings capture an essense of natural beauty and wonder. The deliberate and considerate placement of the thousands of dots that compose his visions provide rich contrast to the black underpainting and the ethereal, shimmering metallic leaf.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Isolation Room/Galery Kit: Saturday, 22 June 2013

Sarrita Hunn and Ryan Thayer: Incomplete Manifesto for Growth 
June 22 - August 8, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22, 6pm-8pm

It is Summer again so hit the garden and enjoy the photosynthesis. Perhaps the more advanced horticultural practitioners among you will also grow your own food or even develop new breeds of flowers and plants. Sarrita Hunn and Ryan Thayer are doing something just like that with their synthesis of biology and photography. Long before the now notorious GM “Frankenfood” of Monsanto Corp, came the benign agricultural practice of grafting plant stems. Separate species of plants spliced together to keep samples alive for later replanting. In the virgin soil of this collaboration between Hunn and Thayer, Isolation Room/Gallery Kit will host a grafted plant sculpture made with a collaboratively built pot base and macramé weaved hanger that resembles the helix of DNA. The duo’s interest lies in the formal qualities of grafted plants as a metaphor for photography (light drawings). A photograph captures a vanished moment in time, but is also experienced in the present tense, with the promise that the image has a future. Plant grafting preserves genetic legacies from the past that are designed to re-germinate the future. Here, all these associations are condensed into a handcrafted object.

Hours: By appointment only.

ST. LOUIS MO 63116

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Tavern of Fine Arts: Friday, 14 June 2013

Summer Art Celebration: Featuring the work of sculptor Adam Long,mixed media painter Janice Schoultz Mudd and painter Camden St. Claire. Opening Reception: Friday, June 14th 6pm-12:30am. The exhibition runs through August 29th. 

The Tavern of Fine Arts
313 Belt Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63112 

Sunday, June 09, 2013

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 22 June 2013

High, Low & In Between Opening Reception + Cheryl Donegan in the Library
Saturday evening, June 22, 6-8 PM

With Ryan Johnson, Johannes VanDerBeek, and Sara VanDerBeek

Organized by Sara VanDerBeek

White Flag Projects is pleased to present High, Low & In Between, including artwork by Ryan Johnson, Johannes VanDerBeek, and Sara VanDerBeek. The exhibition will open with a public reception Saturday evening, June 22, from 6 to 8 PM, and will remain on view through August 24, 2013. High, Low & In Between is organized by Sara VanDerBeek.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Drew Henry salon & gallery: Saturday, 8 June 2013

Drew Henry salon & gallery presents Shifting Terrains
June 8, 2013 from 7-11pm.

Shifting Terrains focuses on the transitory and ephemeral characteristics of natural, constructed, and architectural landscapes. In a constant state of change, each pattern and form become a suspended
moment of wonder and evolution. Shifting Terrains excavates new compositions within familiar and unfamiliar terrains by exploring our ever changing perspectives and understanding of realities.

2309 Cherokee Street

Friday, June 07, 2013

Grand Center First Friday: 7 June 2013

Tonight is the First Fridays in Grand Center from 5 to 9 pm. Every first Friday of the month, museums and galleries in St. Louis’ Grand Center are free and open to the public until 9 pm. Discover the neighborhood’s remarkable array of visual arts at eight venues all within walking distance of each other. READ MORE ON FIRST FRIDAYS

Then Saturday afternoon, we will have an Artist Talk at 3 pm with Yvette Drury Dubinsky and Brett Williams. The other news are about Carmon Colangelo, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Brett Williams, Joan Hall, Alex Couwenberg, Cindy Tower, Chris Kahler, Van McElwee, Lisa Blatt, Buzz Spector, Charles P. Reay. READ MORE ON GALLERY TALK

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 28 June 2013

Summer Exhibitions at the St. Louis Artists' Guild
Artists' Reception: June 28, 2013; 6pm – 8:30pm
Exhibition Dates: June 7 – August 4, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm – 4pm

"It's Not The Heat, It's The Humidity"
Group Exhibition juried by Paula Katz is an all-media, all-content, all-styles group exhibition featuring artists from across the country. This exhibition was juried by Paula Katz, Director and Curator of the Herron Galleries at the Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN.

Soledad Van Emden: "Light/Dark"
"Light/Dark" is a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Soledad Van Emden. Van Emden's aesthetic is based on dramatic constrasts between light and dark, which she uses to create a sense of space and volume. In "Light/Dark", Van Emden will be exhibiting a series of urban landscapes depicting the areas beneath highway bridges.

Sarah Bernstein: "The Heart's Epic Schlep"
"The Heart's Epic Schlep" is a solo exhibition by Sarah Bernstein, the Guild's Winter-Spring 2013 Printmaking Artist-in-Residence. Sarah Bernstein identifies herself as both a visual artist and a storyteller, drawing inspiration from mythology and folklore. Duirng her residency at the St. Louis Artists' Guild, Bernstein created a series of monoprints illustrating modern folk narratives she developed in collaboration with a traditional Slavic storyteller.

Laura Bailey: "FULCRUM: an exercise in balance"
The St. Louis Artists' Guild's Members' Gallery presents FULCRUM: an exercise in balance, a solo exhibition by photographer Laura Bailey. In this exhibition, Bailey will use juxtapositions of natural and industrial imagery to raise questions about sustainability, consumption, and other imbalances in our society.

Our Lady of the Pillar
Artwork from the students of Our Lady of the Pillar.

St. Louis Artists' Guild
Two Oak Knoll Park
Clayton MO 63105
(314) 727-6266

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 5 July 2013

T.M. MacLowe: Everybody Is Happy
Opening Reception Friday, July 5, 2013, 6-9 pm
Dates of the Exhibition: July 5-August 31, 2013

 Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition titled “Everybody Is Happy” by T.M. MacLowe. The opening preview will be Friday, July 5, 2013 from 6 to 9 pm.

T. M. MacLowe is the pseudonym of an artist who is believed to be based out of the East coast, but it is impossible to say with certainty. No one knows who the artist is. We know nothing of his/her age, gender, background or beliefs. Beyond the title, “Everybody Is Happy,” the work speaks for itself. It has to. There is no back-story, no past, and no evolution through education to follow the artist’s name. All the viewer has is the work before them: a larger-than-life ‘2016’ bumper sticker mirroring those from the Obama presidential campaigns and a baseball cap embroidered in gold with ‘DOW 20,000’. Together, these artworks create a space where “Everybody Is Happy.”

With T. M. MacLowe’s work, the reaction from the viewer is immediate and instinctual. The political and social commentaries on current events are direct and unapologetic, giving viewers the opportunity to assess their society and themselves within it. The artwork morphs these thoughts into stunning visual creations that represent opinions that are shared by many, but often kept private. These works show how our current society is redefining itself and is reminiscent of the works of Leon Golub, Barbara Kruger, Alfredo Jaar, Peter Kennard, Jenny Holzer and Hans Haacke.
MacLowe is one of many who have chosen to separate their name from their artwork. An artist might take a pseudonym so as not to seriously harm his or her reputation or for the purpose of protection, primarily in the case of exposé art about the artworld or social issues. With anonymity, artists are able to express their convictions without worrying about negative repercussions. Banksy and Phelgo are among the most well known pseudonyms in the art community. Their masked identities allow their work to not only be viewed without any preconceived notions, but also allow it to be controversial and push boundaries without any risk, just as MacLowe does with this work.

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

3721 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 USA
Tel: 1.314.531.3030

Schmidt Art Center: thursday, 6 June 2013

Laura Strand: Material Alchemy
Mary C. Nasser: Navigate
Jack Decoteau: Portraits and Self-Portraits

Exhibition at Schmidt Art Center, Southwest Illinois College
Opening Reception Thursday June 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Exhibitions is open May 24 – June 21

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 8 June 2013

Please join us this Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7-10PM for the opening reception of
High Voltage Oil on Canvas by

Jo Jasper Dean’s painting technique combines the use of a centuries old traditional grisaille, with a contemporary color palette so enhanced it would test positive for steroids. Finding her inspiration in the natural environment, Dean adheres to the reality of defining the form of the subject she portrays but breaks free with an imaginative color palette of saturated and amplified colors. The interaction and tension between complementary colors detonates a visual explosion that is simultaneously stimulating and soothing to the viewer. More than two dozen of Dean’s supercharged oil paintings are on view at PHD Gallery from June 8 through July 20, 2013, with a free public reception for the artist on Saturday, June 8, from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M.

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

fort gondo compound for the arts: Saturday, 8 June 2013

Edo Rosenblith: PINK
June 8 - July 6, 2013
Opening reception Saturday, June 8, 7-10 PM
With a launch of PINK, an artist book

PINK is a chronicle of a daily art practice written in graphic form. Comprised of several hundred sketchbook drawings created over the past two years, as well as a series of gouache paintings and photogravure prints, the exhibit charts the construction of a personal cosmology by the simplest
and most immediate of art-making tools: drawing. A fascination with ugliness, the grotesque and dark social satire informs these pieces, whose focus recurrently turns to the human face: wide-eyed, warped and awash in viscous tears. This compulsive point of study suggests a psychologically deep tradition ­ from the totemic mo’ai of Easter Island and the eviscerating gaze of portraits by fellow Missourian James Edward Deeds (a.k.a. the “Electric Pencil”), to painterly influences such as Philip
Guston and Dana Schutz. Throughout Rosenblith’s work, the color pink prevails ­ not as the precious, saccharine hue as it’s now popularly known, but as a color turned sour and raw, vulnerable and nauseously unsettling. It’s Sienese red perverted for a modern-day Renaissance, through which the
observable world is translated by the unhindered id-driven mind.

Opening receptions sponsored by Schlafly Beer. All events are free and open to the public.
Hours: Thursdays & Saturdays, 12-4 PM and by appointmen

fort gondo compound for the arts
3151 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO   63118