Saturday, August 31, 2013

Componere: Friday, 11 October 2013

Michael Frank: “Fantasy Nature”
Exhibit: October 6th - November 9th, 2013
Preview Sunday: 2:00 – 4:00, October 6th, 2013
Friday Reception: 6:00 – 8:00, October 11th, 2013

Michael is extending his popular “Bird in Paradise” and “Undersea Creature” series of paintings, which concentrate on the often overlooked small creatures of the wild. He is also introducing two new series; First: “Jungle Harmony” depicting harmonious life styles of large and small wildlife in a jungle paradise. Second: “Romantique” series, which portrays romantic companionships of small creatures in their beautiful natural settings. Each series will most likely transfer the viewer into a warm & joyful mood.

Michael considers himself a representational luminous painter of landscapes and seascapes. He usually starts with the grisaille method of painting, with a monotone painting over a white or bright yellow canvas. Then he adds layer upon layer of colored glazes for a glowing effect.

Larry Frederic: Luminaria

Luminaria is the showcase for the Steam punk lamp creations of Larry Frederick. This show provides a rare opportunity to select from a wide range of visual designs with unique functionality. All the lamps from Larry’s previous show are gracing the homes and offices of art patrons across the country. Please be our guests and enjoy Luminaria.

The lamps are made totally created from recycled parts or new old-stock parts. The original designs were created to reflect the past and to illuminate the future. The lamps are not just art, but components integrated structurally to form a cohesive functional system that provides mechanical integrity, illumination and manages heat.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 20 September 2013

Rashid Johnson, Death by Black Hole "The Crisis", 2010.

Friday, September 20, 2013 7–9p Public Reception

Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks

American Places: Painting the Landscape in the Nineteenth Century

Red (Teaching Gallery)

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Washington University Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

COCA: Friday, 13 September 2013

Dickson Beall and Barb Flunker: Hybrid Terrainopening, Fri, Sept 13, 6 - 8 pm
Runs through Nov 17, 2013

Artist/painter Barb Flunker  and videographer Dickson Beall examine the artists’ creative cycles, parallels in the natural world and their relevance to today’s social issues

524 Trinity Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 725-6555 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 4 October 2013

"Nature's Gallery" is a show by Ann Croghan and her art students.  The inspiration for the show is the various Missouri Botanical Garden venues in St. Louis -- The Botanical Garden itself, Shaw's Garden and the Butterfly House.  Join us for an Artists' Reception from 6-9 pm on Friday, October 4.  The show will close with an reception on Friday, November 1.

Gallery Hours:  M-F  10 am to 5:30 pm  /  Sat. 12 noon to 4 pm

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO  63119
(314) 961-4020

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 14 September 2013

Opening reception for "Cabinet of Curiosities" at PHD Gallery on September 14th from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. On display will be 17 of Cary Horton's surreal black and white photographs, and metal sculptures by Sherri Jaudes.


Friday, August 16, 2013

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 6 September 2013

Leslie Laskey: Windows
Jill Downen: Three-Dimensional Sketchbook (Front Room)
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013, 5-9 pm

September 6-October 5, 2013

Leslie Laskey is not only one of the most successful and experienced working artists in the St. Louis area, but an innovative artist whose work never fails to make an impact on how its viewers perceive things. His new and engaging creations often have people walking away seeing something through fresh eyes. Previously, his work S.E.N.T. Security Envelopes Now Tampered (exhibited in 2011) consisted of collaged envelope pieces and guided viewers to a new way of thinking about their mail. Windows, however, as its name implies, invites its viewers to peer through windows. Each individual piece is a stepping-stone to thinking about windows and the series will change the way you have come to know them, too.

Windows tend to be just ordinary things. They are so common around us and in our lives that we seldom really appreciate their nature of keeping rain out, letting light in, protecting us, or subtly and quietly reflecting back images of what surround them. They frame the world like a series of photographs. Laskey creates this notion in his work, occasionally abstracting these ideas and transforming the windows and what they represent into beautiful reminders of how we view our world each day. He is fascinated by the changing frame and focus: whether a window is allowing us to peer into a space or out of one, whether we are looking through it, at what it is reflecting, or perhaps at the window itself, whether it is broken or whole, there is a kind of majesty to them. Windows act as a transitional ledge between two spaces that can be symbolic of so much more.

This series has been thirty-two years in the making for Laskey. His media of choice is ever changing, as is always characteristic of his work. In this body of work, he incorporates collage, oil paint, acrylic, and crayon. It is this variety of media and style that adds to the engaging quality of his work and its impact on his viewers. Without a doubt, Windows will offer a new approach to looking through to the other side and make you appreciate just how significant they can really be.

In the Front Room, the gallery presents an exhibition by Jill Downen titled Three-Dimensional Sketchbook. Jill Downen’s new work offers a look into the intimate processes she employs in the studio to develop ideas and plan large scale installations. The art invites viewers to survey Downen’s work from a new and unexpected perspective. The project features a cabinet of drawers displaying models crafted from plaster, basswood, paper and gold leaf. The small scale of these sculptures explores a reversal of the experience that viewers generally have with Downen’s monumental installations. The inverted scale and assembly of the maquettes as miniature installations, each in its own drawer, result in a reconsideration of the forms in relationship to each other, the body and to Downen's art making practice overall.

Downen’s art is a focused investigation of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and architecture expressed in temporal installations, drawings, and models. Her art envisions a place of interdependent relation between the human body and architecture, where the exchanging forces and tensions of construction, deterioration, and restoration emerge as thematic possibilities.

Downen will be part of a group exhibition titled Place is the Space curated by Dominic Molon at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. The opening for the exhibition is on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

Public Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
3721 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Monday, August 12, 2013

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 17 August 2013

ASL new 2012 header

Free Opening Reception   
at the 
Saturday night, August 17, 2013, 6-9 p.m.
for our "Under The Influence" exhibition
Under The Influence     

Art Saint Louis proudly presents "Under The Influence," on view in our NEW Gallery at 1223 Pine Street in the beautiful Park Pacific Building in downtown St. Louis.

You are invited to join us for a free Opening Reception at Art Saint Louis this Saturday evening, August 17, from 6-9 p.m. We invite you to this special event to enjoy excellent artworks and to celebrate the 53 featured artists whose works are on view in this new juried exhibition.

If you can't make the reception, the exhibit remains on view through Thursday, October 10 and is open 6 days a week with Gallery & Café hours Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. We are closed Sundays & holidays. The Gallery is FREE & open to the public.
Andrew T. Erickson-Nerve Net
Andrew T. Erickson. Nerve Net. 2012. Mixed Media on Handmade Paper, 28"x45".
"Under The Influence" is a multi-media juried exhibition that features artworks by 53 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri & Illinois. Serving as Jurors for this exhibit were St. Louis artists Kit Keith and Tim Liddy, Professor of Art, Fontbonne University.
Dawson Morgan-Black Dogwood Vessel
Dawson Morgan. Black Dogwood Vessel. 2012. Stoneware, 13"x8"x7"
The artworks presented in this exhibit expose the artist's inspiration & influences, including eras in art history, artists from ancient, modern & contemporary times, and art instructors and mentors. The artist's muses also might be color, religion, media & advertising, the landscape, and nature, as well as numerous other sources. There are many influences to be explored in the many works featured in this interesting new exhibition.
Lisa Linke-My Little Pretty (After Watteau)
Lisa Linke. My Little Pretty (After Watteau). 2011. Oil, Faux Gold Leaf, Doilies, Pencil, 48"x48".

For this juried exhibit, 110 artists from throughout the St. Louis region submitted 207 artworks in all media for our Jurors' consideration. From those entries, Jurors Kit Keith and Tim Liddy selected works by the following 53 artists for this show: C.B. Adams, St. Charles, MO,Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, I, 
Debra S. Akin, St. Louis; Natalie Avondet, Manchester, MO;Scott Beaty, Arnold, MO; Terri Berg, St. Peters, MO; John Blair, Webster Groves, MO; Robert Boettcher, St. Louis; Blake Carroll, Festus, MO;
Jerry Childress, Carrollton, IL; Miguel de Aguero, Gray Summit, MO; Tim Eberhardt, St. Louis; Andrew T. Erickson, Maplewood, MO; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Daniel Fishback, Florissant, MO;
Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Carol A. Fleming, Ladue, MO; Carlynn Forst, Jackson, MO; Carlene Fullerton, Richmond Heights, MO; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Beth Goyer, Des Peres, MO;
Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO; Diana Hoffman, Town & Country, MO; Sheldon Johnson, St. Louis; 
Robert Kokenyesi, Kirkwood, MO; Julie Laury, St. Louis; Lisa Linke, St. Louis; Peter Manion, St. Louis; 
Tim Meehan, Richmond Heights, MO; Kimberley Michaud, St. Louis; Metra Mitchell, St. Louis; Kitty Mollman, Ladue, MO; Dawson Morgan, Chesterfield, MO; Lee Myers, Louisana, MO; Katherine Nelson, Chesterfield, MO; Pat Owoc, St. Louis; Adrienne J. Patel, Ladue, MO; T. Matthew Pierson, Wentzville, MO; Erica Popp & Sun Smith-Fôret, Clayton, MO & Elsah, IL; Amy Prosser, St. Louis;Manda Remmen, St. Louis; Benji Rowan, St. Louis; Naomi Runtz, Creve Coeur, MO; Stephen Schisler, New London, MO;
Julie Snidle, Festus, MO; Erika Swinson, Ballwin, MO; Ann Miller Titus, Quincy, IL; Russell Vanecek, Swansea, IL; Janet Wade, Chesterfield, MO; Teresa Wang, Clayton, MO;Kathleen Wyllie, St. Louis; 
Zoda (Nancy Przygoda), Fenton, MO; Barbara Zucker, Clayton, MO
Under the Influence
Graphic design by Phoenix Creative Co.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 5-9 p.m.

In addition to our Opening Reception on Saturday, August 17, we invite you to please join us that evening from 5-9 p.m. as we welcome our SPECIAL GUEST, The Sketchbook Project to Art Saint Louis.

The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project & traveling exhibition. Since 2006, the Sketchbook Project has encouraged participants from all walks of life to fill the pages of a blank sketchbook. The results are cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library and shared with the public in venues around the world. The collection currently includes more than 26,000 sketchbooks representing nearly 8,000 cities worldwide.
Sketchbook Project
The Sketchbook Project's Mobile Library. Photograph courtesy of The Sketchbook Project.
This summer, Steven Peterman, co-founder of the Sketchbook Project, and Sara Peterman, director of the Brooklyn Art Library, are hitting the road to share the stories behind the Sketchbook Project with communities across North America. The husband-and-wife duo have set out for adventure in the Mobile Library - their custom-built bookmobile - along with a selection of 4,500 sketchbooks from the permanent collection. Covering more than 10,000 miles and 32 cities in just four months, the Summer Tour is a unique opportunity to experience the Sketchbook Project firsthand and swap stories with the project's organizers.

The Summer Tour includes stops in every corner of the country, from Portland, Maine to Los Angeles and a brief stop in St. Louis at Art Saint Louis in between. This year marks the Sketchbook Project's first visit to many wonderful venues, including the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and the Dahl Art Center in Rapid City, SD.  

As part of the adventure, Steven and Sara are documenting the entire Summer Tour for an upcoming book. "We're excited to collect stories from the people and places we encounter throughout the summer," says Steven. "It's an opportunity for us to share a pretty crazy experience - traveling across the country with thousands of sketchbooks and meeting thousands of people along the way." The book will bring together stories from Steven and Sara's escapades on the road with a behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing a community art project to life. The goal is to continue inspiring people from diverse backgrounds to make art. "Given all the ways that technology has integrated with our lives, it feels meaningful to meet new people over physical books," says Steven. "This project is about people leaving their mark in the world."

The Sketchbook Project's Mobile Library, hosted by Sara & Steven Peterman, will be set up outside of Art Saint Louis from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013. It opens one hour before the Art Saint Louis reception begins, so, stop by and meet Steven & Sara Peterman and learn about The Sketchbook Project, check out a sketchbook, and enjoy this unique art event--it's FREE and open to the public.  

at the Park Pacific Building 
1223 Pine Street 
St. Louis, MO 63103 
New Art Saint Louis Gallery Exterior
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Art Saint Louis is located at 1223 Pine Street in the heart of downtown St. Louis at the historic Park Pacific Building. The building is bordered by Olive, 14th, Tucker and Pine. Art Saint Louis is located on the Pine Street side (one-way Westbound) of the building. There is no direct access to Art Saint Louis from or through the Park Pacific Building. Need a map? Click here.

There is metered street parking on Pine Street and Olive Street. Meters run until 7 p.m. daily, 7 days a week. There is hourly parking in the Park Pacific parking garage (pay by cash only until 8 p.m. or anytime by credit card). Download a free Downtown Parking Guide here.

The Gallery is easily accessible by MetroLink and MetroBus with MetroBus stops on Olive Street and Tucker right near the building.

Regional Arts Commission: Monday, 26 August 2013

Mayor Slay and RAC invite you to the opening of
The Mississippi River Photo Exhibit 

Showcasing photos from Minneapolis to New Orleans

 Monday, August 26th at 5:00pm
At The Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd.

A coordinated project of the mayors & arts organizations along the Mississippi River.

Mississippi River Photo Exhibit, March 2013, Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill

This exhibit includes 47 photos from 14 cities along the Mississippi River as well as a floor map of the river. First on display at Capitol Hill in March 2013, the Mississippi River Photo Exhibit served as a backdrop for a meeting of mayors from the Mississippi River states, who came together to laud the formation of a bicameral MS River Caucus and unveil their platform to help the waterway for 2013. The original exhibit was organized by the Northeast-Midwest Institute’s Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative, in partnership with member-city arts organizations and showcases the beauty and challenges of the River through 47 photographs. Throughout the Summer and Fall of 2013, eight cities along the River will host the exhibit: Dubuque, IA; Ft. Madison, IA; St. Louis, MO; Alton, IL; Osceola, AR; Memphis, TN; Vicksburg, MS; and New Orleans, LA.


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)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 6 September 2013

Opening Night: Fall Exhibitions 
Friday, September 6 
Public Reception: 7:00–9:00 PM

September 6–December 29
The centerpiece of the fall season, Place is the Space is an unprecedented curatorial collaboration between CAM's architect and chief curator featuring five newly commissioned site-specific installations that explore the relationship between art and the space it is in.

 Anthony McCall: You and I, Horizontal II 
September 6–December 29
Internationally celebrated, British-born artist Anthony McCall is known for his work with sculptural properties of light. In You and I, Horizontal II, digital projectors and haze machines create a slowly shifting beam of light whose physical shape becomes outlined and is continually transformed by viewers’ interactions.
September 6–December 29
Audible Interruptions, a series of site-specific sound works, will launch this fall, infusing the museum’s utilitarian spaces with art. Familiar areas such as hallways, restrooms, and elevators will provide unique and unexpected auditory experiences as CAM seeks to expand the ways visitors experience art beyond the exhibition galleries.

September 6–October 27
Chrysler Tapete is one of a number of wallpaper works that renowned German artist Thomas Bayrle has created since the late ’60s. In it, single elements are repeated until their individuality collapses into a massive whole, suggesting tensions between a positive, collective experience and a feeling of stifling uniformity. 

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

3750 Washington Blvd / St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, August 09, 2013

RAC Gallery: Friday 25 October 2013

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission Presents
Artists: Larry Emerson and Byron Sletten

Gallery Opening: Friday, October 25 from 5:30 - 8:30pm
Exhibition continues through December 14

Opening Reception Friday, October 25:  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Complimentary valet parking on opening night

Gallery Talk:  Wednesday, November 13  5:30 - 7:00pm
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Saturday, noon - 5:00 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)

Gallery 210: Saturday, 24 August 2013

Exposure 16: Primal Forms is the latest in a series of group exhibitions featuring artists who live and work in the St. Louis metropolitan area This year we are proud to present an exhibition of work by Jane Birdsall-Lander, Melody Evans, and Jerry Monteith.                                                        

At first glance, Birdsall-Lander, Evans and Monteith's work appear to be thoroughly disparate from one another. Birdsall-Lander's repurposed wooden objects bound together with waxed linen thread seem to belong to a wholly different world than the flowing organic forms of Evan's ceramic pieces. And Monteith's tiny and bizarre  bug-like attractors inspired by fly-fishing lures belong to an entirely different universe.                                                

Despite the initial disconnect, the underlying theme of Birdsall-Lander, Evans and Monteith's work is a common one. Within each artist's meticulous attention to detail lies a fascination of the natural world. More specifically, they share an interest in communication on a basic, instinctual level. Birdsall-Lander's wrapped wooden forms explore the history of letterforms and the progression from pictographs inspired by natural environs to their more abstracted forms. The exotic attractors of Monteith's work seek to establish a more personal alphabet, with each attractor becoming an iconographic symbol. Evan's vessel forms are built upon a personal visual language, concerned with the non- verbal communication of ideas including the interaction and relationship of our bodies and the environments that we find ourselves a part of.                                                                                            

The artists' reception for Exposure 16 opens Saturday, August 24, 2013. There will be a panel discussion at 4 PM with a reception for the artists starting at 5PM and continuing through to 7 PM. Also featured at the opening in Gallery C is the video presentation Walt Disney Taxi Driver by Bryan Boycein.

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

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 29 August 2013

Visie Van Amsterdam
A Student Exhibition
August 29 – September 18, 2013
Opening Reception August 29, 6-8:30pm

A Dutch inspired poster show brought to you in a combined effort by UMSL and Loyola of New Orleans design students. Recent returnees from travels abroad in Amsterdam, Netherlands, this exhibition highlights the standout, inspiring impressions from their trip.

IN THE NETHERLANDS design is a normal part of everyday life. The money you spend, the telephone cards you insert into public phones, the tax forms you fill out, the trains you ride in, the signs you encounter on the roads, the uniforms of the police officers, the posters for cultural events, and the logos of major corporations all speak of the carefully considered application of notions of proportion, color coordination, functionalism, material expression, composition, and typography. Everything makes sense, everything works, and the world around you has an appearance of rationality that you would not encounter anyplace else.
— Aaron Betsky (author, Beyond Beauty, Dutch Made Normal)

Gallery Visio (at the University of Missouri – St. Louis)
170 Millennium Student Center
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400

By Design: Friday, 23 August 2013

Erica Popp's solo exhibit, "Urban Landscapes" will be on display at By Design in Alton, August 23 through October 5 with a reception on August 23, 7pm to 9pm.

Popp's newest photographic and printmaking work draws from her photography of the St. Louis and Alton areas. She turns most of these photographs into intaglio prints. "I am layering images that give a feeling of these cities rather than a literal representation," says Popp

By Design
136 Front Street
Alton, Il 62002

Northwest Coffee and Roasting Company: Friday, 6 September 2013

"365 DAYS WITH DAD" paintings by CBABI BAYOC

Opening: Friday, September 6 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Meet Cbabi on your way to or from the St. Louis Art Fair! Free and open to the public, serving coffee, wine and light refreshments.

Exhibiting September and October, 2013
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

This exhibit represents a step in Cbabi Bayoc's life mission, Preserving the image of the responsible and present black father, and showing the beauty in black faces to all faces. Cbabi Bayoc, created a portrait nearly every day since January 1, 2012 of a father interacting with his kid. The resulting project, titled “365 Days with Dad,” goes beyond showing fathers who go through the motions of parenthood, by depicting engaging and teachable moments.

Northwest Coffee and Roasting Company
8401 Maryland Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 12 September 2013

Mary Sprague: Works in Clay and A Little Wooden
September 12th through October 26th
Opening Reception
THURSDAY, September 12th from 5-8 p.m.

Exhibition opens THURSDAY, September 12th with a reception that evening 5 – 8pm. The exhibition will run through October 26th.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

In her latest work, Mary Sprague explores her urge to build, construct, and repair a history. This sculptural exhibit includes both works in clay and wood and found object sculptures. With the same momentum as her legendary markmaking technique, “Sprague uses clay with such fluidity that it gives the appearance of paint…Sprague allows her clay to function naturally, and doesn’t resist its character: it slides, collapses and suffers the effects of gravity.” (Andrea Powers Schankman). Her work is composed of objects and images from her and her family’s childhoods alongside her iconic animal figures. Trained in an era of abstract expressionism, Sprague has been able to combine color and form from multiple eras to suit her unique caricatures of the domestic American scene. Her playfully absurdist tendancies and commentary on figurative truths culminates in this body of work in which subjective impressions tease our sense of mystery and meaning.

Duane Reed Gallery
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Monday, August 05, 2013

Green Door Gallery: Friday, 16 August 2013

ur First Artists Reception, August 16, 2013

Mark your calendar for August 16, 2013 from 6-9 PM to attend our first ever reception at Green Door Art Gallery  Come meet our artists and join us for light refreshments as you view all of our beautiful art.  Bella and Lily, who recently opened for the Go-Go's, will be performing at the reception.  It's free and fun.  Don't forget to bring your friends. 

Deanne Nash, our guest artist, will be exhibiting her " Cerca Trova" , which is an Italian phrase meaning-seek and you shall find".  Her colored pencil drawings, acrylic paintings and sculpture made out of drywall are made up of many images.  When viewed at various distances, the smaller images combine to create larger images. If you gaze for a few minutes, the cerca trova will reveal more as the eye adjusts to the numerous intermingled images.

Green Door Art Gallery 
21 North Gore 
Webster Groves MO 63119

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 9 August 2013

Come share an evening of art and refreshments with the artists and guests of our new Clayton Fine Art Gallery at the next reception Friday evening, August 9, from 6 to 9PM.

Please join our featured Resident Artist, exotic African wildlife and safari photographer Jim Irwin, and visit with our guest artists Patty Oblack, David Bigelow, and Patrick Quigley, and hear the stories behind their exciting new works on display during the current exhibit.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Thursday 11-6, Friday Noon to 7, Saturday 11-6, Sunday 10-5, Closed Monday -  Tuesday

Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 30 August 2013

Bonsack Gallery to feature work of printmaker Tom Huck

Printmaker Tom Huck will exhibit “Doing It For the Kids” in the Bonsack Gallery from August 22 through September 18, 2013. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, August 30.

The work in this show concerns itself with sources: the blocks from which the prints are pulled — sketchbooks, drawings and the ephemera of influence. Included are four colossal blocks for some of Huck’s most well-known prints, the linoleum block for “The Attack of the Fifty Foot Yard Ornament,” a 61/2-foot carved block carved in Paris and three woodblocks from the triptych “Snack Time Marcy (The Marcys),” inspired by the 1996 doll that “loved to snack” and was quickly recalled in 1997 after it started “snacking” on children’s hair and digits

As one of the most important printmakers in the world, Huck’s influences range from Durer, Ensor and Posada to Crumb, tattoos and heavy metal. A prolific printer and an exquisite “cutter” of wood, Huck has earned a place among the long and illustrious list of Missouri storytellers.