Saturday, September 28, 2013

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 4 October 2013

NEXT FRIDAY, October 4, is an opening reception for Ann Croghan and her art students' show "Nature's Gallery".  6-9 pm.

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Friday, September 27, 2013

ARCH Framing & Design: Friday, 11 October 2013

30 year veteran Muny set artist and Washington University alumni Andy Cross will have the first gallery showing of his career, hosted by ARCH Framing & Design at 7844 Manchester Road. The artist’s reception on Friday, October 11th from 4 - 9 PM is free and open to the public, and will feature Cross’s recent trompe l'oeil canvases of classic automobile detailing, reminiscent of sign painter James Rosenquist’s foray into Pop Art in the 1960’s.

See the video of Andy in preparation for his forthcoming show.

ARCH Framing & Design, Inc.
7844 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63143

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 27 September 2013

"From the Land"
Please join us for an Opening Reception Friday, September 27, 6 - 8 pm

Artist Talk with Leila Daw Saturday, September 28, 1 pm

September 27 - November 16
Atrium Gallery opens the Fall Season with "From the Land," a four-person exhibition presenting a variety of works surrounding the iconic theme of landscape.  Featured will be new pieces by national artists Suzanne Caporael, Leila Daw, Ellen Glasgow, and, for a first showing at Atrium, Adam Straus.  Interpretations of images offered up by the natural, physical surroundings have occupied artists for centuries, whether depicting this with a representational image, or transferring impressions to include emotional responses, or reducing to symbols.  This exhibition seeks to explore all of those and juxtapose the variety in a complementary setting.  "From the Land" will open September 27th and run through November 16th.  There will also be an Artist Talk, Saturday, September 28, 1 pm with Leila Daw.

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

4814 Washington Ave.
(Central West End)
St. Louis, MO 63108 
Parking available on building lot (east side)

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 27 September 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, September 27, from 6 to 9PM. 

Please join our featured Resident Artist, Artist and Sculptor Philip Perschbacher, and visit with our guest artists David Bigelow and Don Webb, and hear the stories behind their exciting new works on display during the current exhibit.

We are also delighted to host a selection of guest artists from the membership of the Greater St. Louis Art Association for this session.  These talented artists are exhibiting works judged to be of the highest quality by the GSLAA as well as our gallery's jury panel.  Due to the accomplishment of their portfolios, we expect some of these artists to become Resident Artists with our gallery when space becomes available.   

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
We are located next to Imo's Pizza on the west side of the street and across the street from Clayton City Hall and the US Post Office

Philip Slein Gallery: Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Anne Deniau, Sharp, silver gelatin print, 40 x 30 cm
The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to announce the first U.S. exhibition of Parisian photographer Anne Deniau Wednesday, October 16th, 6-8 pm. Deniau was a close friend and confidant of fashion designer and artist Alexander McQueen. For 13 years she was the only photographer granted access to the designer’s studio and backstage of his runway shows. Deniau recently released a stunning book of over 400 photographs of the designer and his work, Love Looks Not with the Eyes, a selection of which will be on view at the Slein Gallery. The exhibition takes its title from the Shakespeare quote from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind” that the designer had tattooed on his arm. Sarah Burton, Creative Director at Alexander McQueen says, “There is a beauty, strength and fragility in everything Anne is doing.”

With the Mind: Photographs by Anne Deniau is presented as part of the A Queen Within exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame. A Queen Within runs October 19, 2013 through April 18, 2014. In addition, please join us for a book signing at Saks Fifth Avenue on Saturday, October 19th at 11am.

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

Reception: Wednesday October 16th, 2013, 6-8 pm runs through November 27th. 

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

May Gallery: Friday, 27 September 2013

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Brian Chilson: Chasing the Light

© Brian Chilson

27 September - 25 October 2013

with a talk by Mr. Chilson on Friday, 27 September, at 3 pm in Sverdrup 101

Opening Reception Friday, 27 September, 5-7 pm

and continuing in the Small Wall Gallery, Caroline Philippone: St. Louis, My Love

Friday, September 20, 2013

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 18 October 2013

Shifting Grounds (detail);” ink, gesso, acrylic and graphite on paper, 2011-2013, by Mary Lamboley

 Mary Lamboley will exhibit “Gift Play Survey” in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School from October 4 through November 13, 2013. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, October 18.

Lamboley’s exhibit was inspired by the work of Friedrich Froebel. In the 1850s, Froebel identified 20 gifts, or lessons, which became the foundation of the kindergarten model. These gifts help young children recognize their place in a larger whole and explore the interconnected realms of nature (life), knowledge (science) and beauty (art). The kindergarten program quickly spread throughout Europe, Russia and North America, with the first U.S. kindergarten being founded in St. Louis by Susan Blow in 1873. The influence of the lessons themselves is evident in the later works and philosophies of such kindergarteners and modernist greats as Frank Lloyd Wright, R. Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier, and many more as researched and presented in the book, Inventing Kindergarten, by Norman Brosterman.

In the works on paper included in this exhibit, the artist employs many of the processes espoused by the various gifts (such as observing, balancing, ordering, folding, cutting, pin pricking, drawing, and use of motif repetition) in order to reflect upon Froebel’s timeless, yet prescient, relational ideals of interconnectedness.

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.

The Bonsack Gallery
John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 21 September 2013

 N. Dash opens Saturday 6-8 PM + Jesse Greenberg in the Library

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Philip Slein Gallery: Thursday, 12 September 2013

Andrew Masullo, 5534, 2012-13, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
Reception: Thursday, September 12th, 2013, 6-8 pm runs through October 5th

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present the first St. Louis exhibition of painters Andrew Masullo and Cary Smith. After several decades as an abstract (or, as he prefers, "non-objective") painter, Andrew Masullo has achieved national and international recognition with his inclusion in the 2012 Whitney Biennial and his recent one-man show at Mary Boone Gallery. The Whitney's statement on Masullo says that he "has developed and refined his deceptively simple arrays of shapes and colors since his days as part of the East Village gallery scene of the mid-1980s. Working with unmixed oil paint in high-keyed colors on small canvases, Masullo creates complex conversations among form, color, and surface. His concerns are purely within the process of painting." Masullo is a pure painter, his process, pure painting.

Like Masullo, Cary Smith is a painter's painter. The meticulous handling of materials by his steady hand renders his imagery sharp definition. His mind, like his hand, is unrelenting in working and reworking themes, each time finding new yet subtle variations.

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm.

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave
 Central West End

The Syndicate Building: Saturday, 21 September 2013

TWO - Exhibit, opening reception Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 7-10pm.

 Explore the artistic endeavors of 22 artists: Carlyn Weber, Anita Andell, Terri Willits, Daniel Fishback, Steve Clayton, Carolyn Palmer, Kathe Cameron, Mark Witzling, Kyle Barnes, Michael Anderson, James Agnew, Jennifer Weigel, Erin Rieke, Jessica Mayer, Will Hanson, Adrienne Sandusky, JoAnn Houle, Terry Pierson, Jenny Guss, Paul and Connie LaFlam

Exhibit ends November 2, 2013. Post reception viewing by appointment, contact, Paul LaFlam, 314-436-9374

The Syndicate Building
915 Olive Street
4th and 5th floor Galleries

Sunday, September 15, 2013

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum: Friday, 4 October 2013

Poster design by Carlos Zamora
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce that it will celebrate the museum’s GRAND OPENING on Friday, October 4, 2013.

In conjunction with First Fridays in Grand Center, the IPHF will be providing FREE ADMISSION to the general public to celebrate its grand opening and will have extended hours from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Regular museum hours and admission prices will begin on Saturday, October 5th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information to help plan your visit on our website

The fall exhibition, The Past, Present and Future of Nature Photography, will run from October 4, 2013 through January 25, 2014 and features Hall of Fame inductee Peter Dombrovskis, Noppadol Paothong, a photojournalist from the Missouri Department of Conservation, and select images from the National Geographic Young Explorers (ages 20-28) and North American Nature Photography Association High School Scholarship Students (ages 14-19).

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Saturday, September 14, 2013

International Senior Center: Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Bi Lingual International Assistant Services Senior Center exhibits "Bridging Cultures" – drawings & prints by Bulgarian American artist, Galina Todorova during October, November and December.

Grand Opening: Wednesday October 23rd 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Art offered at discount prices during the Opening. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

October thru December, Tuesday to Friday 9 am – 2 pm. Call for an appointmment – 314.645.7800

new International Senior Center
first floor
1329 Macklind Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

The Sheldon Art Galleries: Frida, 4 October 2013

Please join us for an opening reception Friday, October 4 from 5-7 p.m.
(galleries open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center)

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists

Glamour: Costumes and Images from the Collection of Mary Strauss
October 4 - December 28, 2013

History of Jazz Gallery
Lou Bopp: Portraits of the Blues
October 4 - December 28, 2013

Gallery of Photography
Sandi Haber Fifield: Between Planting and Picking
October 4, 2013 - January 4, 2014

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Palace Builders: Great Architects from the Golden Age of Theatres
October 4, 2013 - January 25, 2014

AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art
Work by Students of Studio W
October 4, 2013 - January 18, 2014

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Angela Malchionno: The Haven Strategy
October 4, 2013 - January 25, 2014

GALLERY HOURS Tuesday, Noon - 8 p.m., Wed. - Fri., Noon - 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., one hour before Sheldon concerts and during intermission. FREE ADMISSION

3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Friday, September 13, 2013

Gallery 210: Saturday, 14 Septembeer 2013

Sarah Frost: SITE
September 14 to December 7, 3013

Gallery 210 opens Sarah Frost: SITE on September 14 with an artist talk starting at 4PM  followed by a reception from 5PM to 7PM.

Primarily an installation artist, Frost often works with discarded or unwanted items, repurposing and bringing new life into the objects, while simultaneously preserving traces of the objects' former utility. An imposing structure arcing across the entire gallery, SITE is a curvilinear architectural form comprised of hundreds of bamboo poles bound together with strips of white fabric torn from discarded sheets, curtains and clothing. Inspired by bamboo scaffolding that Frost saw in a trip to China, SITE rests upon a carpet of soil that fills the entire gallery.

SITE also examines the idea of legacy and leaving traces behind. As viewers step about the structure, fragments of history are revealed- a stain on a lashing, speckling on a piece of bamboo, a clothing tag. Yet as these pieces are being discovered, legacy is being created by the viewers themselves, their footprints in the dirt leaving traces of their own history. In addition, SITE explores themes of strength and vulnerability. As one first walks in, SITE bears resemblance to a military fortress, with spur-like bamboo poles jutting out aggressively into the viewers' space. However, when one rounds the bend, the mood changes; much like a hedgehog, viewers are treated to the softer, unarmed underbelly, as their role shifts from the enemy being protected against to the one being protected.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
 Gallery 210
University of Missouri- St. Louis
44 East drive
TCC between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and Touhill Performing Arts Center.
(314) 516-5976 
For parking locations, directions, and campus map please visit Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210.

Soulard Art Market: Friday, 13 September 2013

Running Friday September 13, 2013 through October 5, 2013, “Art From The Blacktop” features any work related to the streets- this includes anything from street photography to graffiti-inspired artwork to traditional work showing the street in its raw form.

In addition to work inside the gallery, we will also be hosting artists creating sidewalk installations outside the gallery on the opening night of the show (September 13th between 7pm-10pm).

Gallery Hours Thursday - 6pm-10pm, Friday - 6pm-10pm, Saturday - 12pm-6pm, Sunday - 12pm-6pm

Soulard Art Market
2028 S. 12th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104
(314) 258-4299
Corner of 12th and Russell, across from McGurk's Pub

Hunt Gallery: riday, 13 September 2013

Minyao Ceramics
September 13 – October 5th
Opening Reception: September 13

Gallery Hours Tuesday – Saturday, 10a – 5p

8342 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 27 September 2013

"From the Land"
September 27 - November 16

Adam Straus, "Long Island Sound After Sunset," 2006                  oil on paper

Atrium Gallery opens the Fall Season with "From the Land," a four-person exhibition presenting a variety of works surrounding the iconic theme of landscape.  Featured will be new pieces by national artists Suzanne Caporael, Leila Daw, Ellen Glasgow, and, for a first showing at Atrium, Adam Straus.  Interpretations of images offered up by the natural, physical surroundings have occupied artists for centuries, whether depicting this with a representational image, or transferring impressions to include emotional responses, or reducing to symbols.  This exhibition seeks to explore all of those and juxtapose the variety in a complementary setting.  "From the Land" will open September 27th and run through November 16th.  There will also be an Artist Talk, Saturday, September 28, 11 am with Leila Daw.

Please join us for an Opening Reception
Friday, September 27, 6 - 8 pm
Parking available on building lot (east side)
Artist Talk with Leila Daw Saturday, September 28, 11 am

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

4814 Washington Ave. (Central West End)
St. Louis, MO 63108

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 11 October 2013

BILL KOHN: Monumental Paintings
Jill Downen: Three-Dimensional Sketchbook (Front Room)
Joan Hall & Buzz Spector: Papers (Project Room)

Opening Reception Friday, October 11, 2013 6 to 9 pm
October 11 – 26, 2013

Bruno David Gallery announces an exhibition titled Montumental Paintings by Bill Kohn. Kohn traveled the world sharing his vision of many significant places through his paintings that are celebrated for their striking colors and dizzying perspectives. In his work, he illuminated the architecture and landscapes of places such as the Machu Picchu in Peru, the Duomo in Florence, the bridges of Paris, Khajuraho, and Jaiselmer in India, all of which we recognize for their immense size and beauty. Kohn knew that none of these monumental landmarks could be confined to a mere average-sized canvas. These paintings needed to have a striking presence: a size that mirrored the impression they left. This exhibition zeroes in on the importance and effectiveness of Kohn’s use of scale. It features several of his largest paintings, including a vibrant and immense depiction of the Grand Canyon. Each of the pieces is of a different location, but all are properly portrayed on a vast canvas, and rendered more captivating than the sites themselves.

In the Project Room, the gallery presents a two-person exhibition of Joan Hall and Buzz Spector titled Papers. The exhibition will coincide with the conference Papers! Please! at Washington University in St. Louis and Webster University (October 17-19, 2013). The conference events and activities will include an array of workshops and demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions, and museum tours. The role paper plays in the creation of our identities as individuals and communities will be a focus of the conference, with discussion about the interconnectivity between art, craft, and theory. The Friends of Dard Hunter, who will be hosting the conference, is an organization for hand papermakers and anyone with a passion for paper.

In the Front Room, the gallery continue to present 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.

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

3721 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 USA

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Northwest Coffee and Roasting Company: Friday 11 October 2013

Art at the Market – live art paintings by artists from St. Louis Artiists' Guild inspired by people, food, scenes and atmosphere at the Clayton Farmers Market

Opening Reception: Friday, October 11 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, free and open to the public
Exhibiting: October 2 – November 6, 2013
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

The St. Louis Artists' Guild is proud to partner with the Clayton Farmer's Market to present Art at the Market, Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9am–122pm located at 8282 Forsyth Boulevard, St. Louis MO 63105. Market shoppers will be able to watch member artists of the St. Louis Artists' Guild create works of art inspired by the people, food, scenes, and atmosphere of the Farmers' Market. Art works created will be displayed at Northwest Coffee Company, 8401 Maryland Avenue, in Clayton with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 11, 2013, 6:30pm–8:30pm, free and open to thee public.

Participating artists include Leslie Faust, Scott Petty, Georgia Purcell, and Margaret Von Kaenel.

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Millstone Gallery at COCA: Friday, 13 September 2013

Barb Flunker and Dickson Beall: HYBRID TERRAIN
Opening Reception Friday, September 13,  6:00 - 8:00pm
 Artists' remarks at 6:30pm.

COCA presents a collaborative exhibition between Barb Fluunker, expressionist action painter, and Dickson Beall, painter and contemporary videographer,  in the Millstone Gallery.  Barb will exhibit a powerful body of work created from extremely personal materials originating from personal loss. Beall will interpret Flunker's work through a lens of metaphor and modernity.

Millstone Gallery at COCA
524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130

Duet: Friday, 8 November 2013

Duet: Ruben Ochoa and B.J. Vogt
November 8, 2013 – February 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 8, 6pm-9pm

Announcing new exhibition space Duet and the inaugural opening with Ruben Ochoa and B.J. Vogt on Friday, November 8, 6pm-8pm. Duet is an exhibition series and curatorial endeavor devoted to meaningful pairings between an artist from St. Louis and a carefully chosen complimentary artist from another city, offering up both a comparison and contrast of the cultural landscape that influences each of the artist’s work. Located in Grand Center, the series will include artists working in a variety of media and exploring subjects unique to their geography. This curatorial project underwritten by Ken and Nancy Kranzberg; whose support of local artists has been a sustained commitment for over twenty-five years, allows artists valuable exposure to new audiences within and beyond the region.

Ochoa’s forms rise like the skeleton of the tripods from a War of the Worlds machine. One of L.A.'s most notable young sculptors, Ochoa employs a grittily vernacular formal lexicon (walls, fences, concrete, the materials of road building, manufacturing and construction) -- though instilled with elements of playfulness, elegance and grace rarely achieved by, say, the Missouri Department of Transportation. The piece is a beautifully nimble concoction of pallet and rebar, suggesting the gleeful liberation of a construction yard.  B.J. Vogt’s narrow shelf of sandwiched 2x4 beams present a horizon line that cuts the exhibition space in two, unhooking the ceiling from the floor.  Between the 2x4’s layers of color ooze out like the exhalation from empty space as painterly ectoplasm. This disorientation is partly due to the loss of a stable horizon. With the loss of horizon also comes the departure of a stable paradigm of orientation, which has situated concepts of subject and object, of time and space. Our traditional sense of orientation—and, with it, modern concepts of time and space—are based on a stable line: the horizon line. Its stability hinges on the stability of an observer, even if in fact he is not.

3526 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 3 October 2013

October 3 – November 14, 2013
Opening Reception: October 3, 12-3 PM

Gallery Visio is excited to be hosting the opening of The Daily Prophet, an exhibit of illustrations by UMSL alumnus David Stout.

Stout’s work consists of small-scale illustrations, which make use of standard office supplies, including pencils, 8.5x11” paper, and laser jet prints, along with Adobe programs. The illustrations featured in the exhibit were inspired by isolation and internal conflict, along with Stout’s interest in contemporary literature.

The illustrations will be displayed from October 3 - November 14, 2013. Please join us for the opening reception taking place on October 3, from 12-3 PM in Gallery Visio.

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

Monday, September 09, 2013

Tavern of Fine Arts: Friday, 13 September 2013

The Opening Celebration for our Fall show will be Friday, September 13, from 6:00p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The show features pastel drawings and mixed media by Rebecca Roberts and textile work by Jacque Davis.

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

314 367 7549

Thursday, September 05, 2013

May Gallery: Friday, 6 September 2013

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Martin Hyers and William Mebane:


30 August - 20 September 2013

with a talk by Mr. Mebane on Friday, 6 September, at 3 pm

Reception for the Photographers Friday, 6 September, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, Caroline Philippone: St. Louis, My Love

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm.

Kirkwood Area Arts Council: Thursday, 5 September 2013

Please join us Thursday evening September 5, 2013 for a reception celebrating the work of Mark Robinson.  Come view Mark’s watercolor and acrylic paintings, reflections of his life experiences. His compositions are based from his personal photographs.

The reception will be at the Kirkwood Train Station from 5:30 - 7:00pm.  As always - free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 6 September 2013

Friday September 6th at The Old Orchard Gallery 5:30-10pm

33September will include the artwork of the following regional artists:
Jenny Sturgeon, Lauren Collins, Jennifer Sarti, Thomas Fleming, Renee Raub-Ayers, Nelson Perez, John Pruitt, Scott Rackers, J Swisher, Jim Campbell, Ken Church, John Blair, Patricia Jean Cummings, Charles Dana, Linda Wein, Stella Spalt, Molly Hill, Jacque Weiss, AnnaMaria Jackson-Phelps, Raphael Sun, JoAnne Houle, Phil Berwick, Maureen Hughes, Maria Cooper, Nicole Gibson, Cyndie Deed, Brenda Lee Clark, Christopher Cadenbach, Felecia Whalen, Morgan Williams, Sergei Moore, Jill Evans Petzall, and Jenny Churchill

The Old Orchard Gallery
39 South Old Orchard Avenue

Webster Groves

Northwest Coffee Company: Friday, 6 September 2013

Art Opening "365 Days With Dad" paintings by Cbabi Bayoc Friday, September 6th 6:30 to 8:30 pm (artist talk at 7:30)

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.
Cbabi Bayoc is an acronym for Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance and Blessed African Youth of Creativity. Through his artwork, he is able to show the beauty in black faces to all faces.
Bayoc began this project as a means of stability, but over the course of a year it morphed into a means of preserving memories and encouraging parents to be their best selves when with their kids. It has become his life mission: Preserving the image of the responsible and present black father.

Northwest Coffee Company
8401 Maryland Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105


Lisa Sanditz: Rotting Jack-O
October 11 - November 7, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, October 11, 6pm-8pm

Lisa Sanditz’s Rotting Jack-O, 2012, looks beyond the cliched seasonal motif because the painting has an inward looking feel. The smiley faces on the carved Jack-o-Lantern seem trapped there as if in a psychedelic lava lamp. The sense of a world quaking in ecstasy and calmed, on the verge of disintegration is palpable. The painting could descend into a slap stick example of “bad painting”, but this is a danger the painter courts, with multiple coats, a sedimentary layer of touches punctuated by their bursts of pigment, balanced by a soft “out of focus” effect and radioactive focal points. However fluid in its interpretation, the painting of this sliced up pumpkin won’t fall down on its face bored with its own existence.

5723 Dewey Ave. 1st floor  St. Louis, MO 63116
By appointment only.


Owen Armour: En gang runt sin egen axel

December 6 - 31, 2013

 September 16 - October 10, 2013
Opening Reception: September 16, 6pm-8pm

Copenhagen based acoustic artist Owen Armour often records silence, that is, the ambient sounds he finds in sublime landscapes, like a recent project in Greenland Traces of Pressure, 2013. Records from his journey are incorporated into sculptures and play out in an infinite loop. The Recordings are primarily made as a search for a silence, not for sounds per se, in a place so desolate only the foolhardy venture. For his show at Isolation Room, Armour takes recordings from inside a version of the Gallery Kit (constructed in Copenhagen over the 2013 summer) and replays them in the original construction built in St Louis. For Armour silence is often beyond reach, a phantom, a copy and a facsimile. Here silence is a record of the sound produced inside one volume playing inside another physical volume then cancelled out, cubed and dubbed over. 

5723 Dewey Ave. 1st floor 
St. Louis, MO 63116
By appointment only