Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 13 December 2013

John Watson "Materials"

Webster University's Hunt Gallery
December 13-January 18
Opening Reception, December 13 from 6:00-8:00

Artist talk, December 13 at Noon in Sverdrup 123

Studio Altius: Saturday, 7 December 2013

Every December, lovers of photography come to Studio Altius to view a collection of the best photography created in that year from St. Louis area photographers. This show is called SEEN and it celebrates photographers, professional and amateur, across all genres. It is the culmination of a contest to find the best of the best in St. Louis. We want to see what our best photographers have SEEN!

Featuring Paul Addotta, Ryan Archer, Ann Aurbach, Christian Berens, Chris Brewington, Laura J. Boeker, Stacy Collier, Craig Covert, Robert Crowe, Donna Draves, Frank Dries, Ryan Duffy, Jessica Esfahani, Cindy Feraro, Lonnie Gatlin, Stefanie Gibson, Rebecca Haas, Valerie Helton, Virginia Kickle, Larry Lanius II, Kristi Lenz, Jean McCormack, David McWhirter, Christina Miller, Vicki S. Overman, Jonathan Raskas, Valerie Rippey, Heather Roth, Jill Shadden, Scott Smallie, Emily Smith, Barbie Steps, Rena St. John, Megan Thiele-Lorenz, Christina Thomas, Trevis Thomas, Shawna Ventimiglia, Veronica Vollmer, Gigi Wagner, Anne Warfield, Alan Webb

SEEN 2013 list of categories: Abstract, Architecture, Babies, Black & White, Boudoir, Cameraphone, Children, Digital Art, Domestic Animals, Event/Concert, Fantasy, Fashion, Figure Study, Flowers/Plants, Humor, Landscape, Long Exposure, Macro, Motorsports/Vehicles, Photo Restoration, Photojournalism, Portrait, Self-Portrait, Sports Action, Still Life, Theater/Dance, Travel, Trees/Shrubs, Typography, Water, Wedding, Wild Animals

SEEN 2013 Gallery Preview (coincides with the Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk)
December 6, 2013: 6-10pm

SEEN 2013 Opening Night Gala at Studio Altius
December 7, 2013: 6-11pm

Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2013 to January 6, 2014

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gallery 210: Saturday, 7 December 2013

Sarah Frost Closing Reception
2:00PM, December 7, 2013
There is a closing reception for Sarah Frost: SITE with a special musical performance by artist musician Tony Renner. Renner will play an eerie electric guitar composition generated from his repeated visits to the gallery. The reception will start at 2:00PM.

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. Previous installations by Frost include Debris, Qwerty, where thousands of computer keys are compiled to make abstract mosaic panels, and Arsenal, a floating array of frighteningly realistic paper artillery, made by following online YouTube video tutorials.

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.

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
(314) 516-5976

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Luminary: Friday, 22 November 2013

The Luminary Presents We Are
Organized with NURTUREart (New York)

Final openings November 22nd, December 6th and December 13th from 6-8pm
*Exhibition series to preview new space at 2701 Cherokee Street, St. Louis 63118
The Luminary is pleased to present the final three shows as a part of the We Are series of preview exhibitions in our new gallery space at 2701 Cherokee Street in St. Louis, MO. The pop-up exhibitions will take place in the evolving space throughout the Fall, offering the artists an opportunity to experiment more fully with their practice in the unfinished space.

We Are is a unique exhibition series curated by Marco Antonini, Director of New York-based gallery NURTUREart, that exists somewhere between a festival, short-term residency program and a pop-up exhibition. The series involves seven one-week shows by St. Louis based artists and curators that acts as a statement of identification with the people that make up our community. The fast-paced exhibition features some of the most compelling artists and curators in St. Louis, offering a unique glimpse into the range of artistic practice taking place locally.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 6 December 2013

DOUGLASS FREED: Reflective Landscapes
CHARLES P. REAY 1913-2013 (Front Room)
VAN McELWEE And/Or (New Media Room)
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 2013, 5-9 pm
Dates of the Exhibition: December 6, 2013 – January 11, 2014

The landscapes of Douglass Freed can seldom be contained to one canvas. His minimalistic and almost ambiguous images of horizons, clouds, and bodies of water pour onto adjoining spaces where their forms shift in color and light as if they have transformed into entirely different pieces, but they remain undeniably suited to one another. While his pieces vary from quiet, monochromatic works to fully orchestrated chromatic ones, in either sense, he creates places that simultaneously imply reality and a dreamlike, even spiritual, serenity. He captures and holds onto the viewer’s gaze, creating an experience that few can. Through his harmonious use of blended color, texture, and structure, Freed finds the grey area between traditional landscape painting and its abstraction into color fields.

In the Front Room, the gallery presents an exhibition by Charles P. Reay titled 1913-2013. In celebration of the centennial year of the creation of Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel (1913), Tricycle Wheel (2013) holds up a mirror to the original object, reflecting its materiality in a form for our time drawn from Ikea and Big Wheel. Thus informed, this reflection of Duchamp’s idea becomes appropriate for this the new century. Duchamp did not think of Bicycle Wheel as a work of art, describing his fabrication as “just a distraction”… saying later “I didn’t have any special reason to do it, or to describe anything.” It was an amusement… “to see the wheel turning was very soothing and comforting… I enjoy looking at it just as I enjoy looking at flames dancing in the fireplace”.
Both pieces confront the momentous question posed by Marcel Duchamp, “Can one make works which are not works of ‘art’”. Being an amusement about something, Tricycle Wheel (2013) says “No”… though as a precursor to the readymade “it’s a form of denying the possibility of defining art.”

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a video by Van McElwee titled, And/Or. In this Guggenheim Fellowship project, dancer Kelsey Lapointe wanders through an invisible maze and a million levels of video.

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


Fifty09 Gallery: Friday 22 November 2013

Fifty09 Gallery presents Repent by FILMGANG
November 22, 2013 from 6-9pm

Repent is a memorial to The Andy MC and a continuation of what he started. Through Andy's influences, FILMGANG presents a requiem of photographs which capture moments of inspired lifestyle. Repent reminds us to experience.

FILMGANG is a collective dedicated to analog documentation of life and miscellaneous adventures.

Fifty09 Gallery, operated by Meredith Cristal and Zach Lamming, is a space dedicated to showing artwork from local upcoming artists.

5009A Miami St.
St. Louis, MO 63139

Friday, November 15, 2013

South Broadway Art Project gallery: Tuesday, 19 November 2013

On Tuesday, November 19, 6pm please join us at the closing reception for works by Tim Bliss

South Broadway Art Project gallery
3816 South Broadway
Marine Villa, Saint Louis, MO

Vino Gallery: Saturday, 30 November 2013

Third Annual Holiday Art Exhibit at The Vino Gallery

Please join us at The Vino Gallery on November the 30th, from 6 PM until 9 PM, for the opening of our 3rd Annual Holiday Art Exhibit. We will be featuring artwork from: Lee Kratzer, Bryan Walsh, David Langley, Gaucha Berlin, Mary Nasser, Zack Smithey, Adam W. Johnson, Jeff Fuelling and Brandon Barnes. At The Vino Gallery, we offer fine art from emerging and established artists in a variety of mediums, at attainable prices. Let us share our passion for wine and art with you. The exhibit will be on display through January 25th, 2014.
The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 15 November 2013

No Place Like Home:
American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection

Opening reception: Friday, Nov. 15, 6 - 8 p.m.

A new exhibit at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA), featuring works by Thomas Hart Benton, Joe Jones, Grant Wood, John Rogers Cox and other prominent artists of the American Scene Painting movement, opens Friday, Nov. 15, on the SLU campus.

“No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection,” includes paintings, drawings and lithographs from the private collection of Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield.

The collection will be on display through Sunday, Feb. 2.
 The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 15 November 2013

Jill Hackney
New Paintings
November 15 - December 28, 2013
Opening Reception Friday November 15, 2013, 5 -8 PM

Echo XXX, oil on birch panel
72" x 96"

Echo XXXIII, oil on canvas
3' x 8' x 3"

Best known for her still life and landscape work, Jill Hackney's focus is to show light’s impact on her subjects through layers of vertical and linear strokes. Using the natural texture of the wood on which she paints, each painting is approached with a sense of nostalgia. The end effect is a union of the senses, which awakens feelings of joy, serenity, and peace.

Creative Art Gallery: Friday, 22 November 2013


Please join Creative Art gallery at the opening reception of the life retrospective exhibit "AN UN-STILL LIFE: THE ART OF LIDILA TROUP-BURIAN" on Friday, November 22nd, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00.  This exhibit will feature over 100 drawings and painting by the Czech-born, St. Louis-based artist Lidmila "Lidka" Troup-Burian (1924-2013).  Both the Opening reception and exhibit are free and open to the public/ suitable for all ages. The exhibit will continue through Saturday, December 21st.

Creative Art Gallery
3232 Ivanhoe Avenue
St. Louis MO 63139

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 22 November 2013

"Willem de Looper: All That Jazz..."
works from the 80s and 90s
November 22, 2013 - January 17, 2014
Please join us for the Opening Reception, Friday, November 22, 6-8 pm

Atrium Gallery proudly presents an exhibition featuring important paintings from the last decades of ​Willem de Looper​'s career. "Willem de Looper: All That Jazz..." with works from the 80s and 90s, will feature a selection of the best remaining paintings from that important period of this international artist's work. Music, and jazz in particular, was a pervasive influence in de Looper's painting and this exhibition pays homage to that connection. Willem de Looper, a Dutch-born artist who spent his adult life in the U.S., carried with him his Northern European influence and was also associated with the Washington Color School in the 60s and early 70s. However, he soon developed his own distinct identity that continued to characterize his work. His paintings are included in many of the most prestigious museum and private collections and exhibited in the U.S. and abroad.

Opening Reception Parking available on building lot (east side)

​Catalogue Available

Thursday - Saturday: 10 - 5, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment
4814 Washington Ave. (Central West End)
St. Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Fontbonne University Art Gallery: Friday, 8 November 2013

Opening Reception
November 8th  6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fontbonne University
Fine Arts Departmen

Saturday, November 02, 2013

May Gallery: Friday, 8 November 2013

Gallery logo

Helen Marcus: Photographs

1 - 27 November 2013

Tom wolfe, © Helen Marcus
"A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested."
Tom Wolfe, 1979. Photograph © Helen Marcus

with a talk by Ms. Marcus on Friday, 8 November, at 3 pm in Sverdrup 101

Opening Reception Friday, 8 November, 5-7 pm


and in the Small Wall Gallery, 2013 Study Abroad Global Photo Contest

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.


Heidi Hove: The Refrigerator
November 8 - December 5, 2013
Opening Reception: November 8, 2013 6pm-8pm

The Refrigerator is a solo exhibition project by Heidi Hove (DK), which will take place from November 8 - December 5, 2013 in the exhibition space, Isolation Room / Gallery Kit (IR/GK), with the distinctive location in a private home in St. Louis (US). The project will consist of a simple gesture by relocating and isolating the refrigerator of the house during the exhibition period.

Heidi Hove will also launch a new book entitled The Refrigerator in conjunction with the exhibition, containing a photo essay by Heidi Hove and analysis by sociologist Ulla Holm, art critic Carl Martin Faurby, artist Sarrita Hunn and anthropologist Mette Krog.

IR/GK is a simple white cube built and situated in the dining room of a private residence in the suburbs of St. Louis. The concept of IR/GK is to focus on a single artwork per exhibition cycle. With this project, Hove presents a site-specific displacement of the household refrigerator by removing it from the ordinary location in the kitchen to the exhibition space located in the dining room. This gesture highlights the device often described as ‘the heart of the house’, as a somewhat private, closed withdrawn and obscure place. Revealing the refrigerator as a public display complete with spotlights in the white cube also reverses everyday life - and the condition of stored content of the refrigerator for this specific household is now in an exhibition.

Danes like their fridges and recent media attention has focused on the power of the refrigerator in the media. On national television titled, ‘Vis mig dit køleskab’ (Show me your fridge) Danes were entertained by getting to know each other better by looking into the refrigerators of the people. But what can you actually find out about a person or family by looking into their refrigerator? How will the viewer and not least the proprietor act in relation to the exhibited fridge? As a foreigner can one get a better insight in another culture through their refrigerator?

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 15 November 2013

Rapa Nui,” Mixed Media Construction 
Painter, sculptor and installation artist Cameron Fuller will exhibit his work in a show entitled “The Golden Rule” from November 15, 2013, through January 8, 2014, in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, November 15.

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

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

Friday, November 01, 2013

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 16 November 2013


Free opening reception Saturday, November 16 from 6-9 p.m.

This new exhibit began on October 26 and remains on view through December 26, 2013. The Gallery is free & open to the public. Gallery & café hours are Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays.

"Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition" is our major annual non-thematic, all media, all styles, all techniques exhibition. This year's 29th annual exhibit features 50 artworks by 43 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri & Illinois. For this year's exhibition, 133 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri, Illinois and Indiana submitted 583 artworks in nearly all media for Juror Buzz Spector's consideration. From those entries, Mr. Spector selected 50 works by 43 artists for the exhibit.

The 43 artists featured in "Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition" are Jeff Boshart, Charleston, IL; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Jim Burwinkel, St. Louis; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; John P. Cooper, St. Louis; Adrian Cox, St. Louis; Shannon K. Dougherty, St. Louis; John Dean, O'Fallon, MO; Frank Enger, St. Louis; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis; Daniel Fishback, Florissant, MO; Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Carol Fleming, Ladue, MO; Steve Frank, St. Louis;Nicole Fry, Caseyville, IL; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO;  M.J. Goerke, St. Louis; John M. Goessmann, St. Louis; Ann Homann, St. Louis; Hwang (Bo) Kim, Lake St. Louis, MO; Joanne Kluba, St. Louis; Terry Lay, St. Louis; Dustin Lucas, O'Fallon, IL; Katherine Nelson, Chesterfield, MO; John Newman, St. Louis; Erica Popp, Clayton, MO; Samuel Preston, Wood River, IL; Danica Radoshevich, St. Louis; Jonathan M. Reinert, St. Louis; Manda Remmen, Maplewood, MO; Dave Rocco, St. Louis; Michael Rudolf, University City, MO; Scott R. Schlapkohl, Godfrey, IL; Sydnor Scholer, St. Louis; Sun Smith-Fôret, Elsah, IL; Dennis Staffne, St. Louis; Ann Miller Titus, Quincy, IL; Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL; Maggie Wheelock, St. Louis; Marjorie Williamson, University City, MO; Elizabeth Willey, St. Louis;  Ken Wood, St. Louis.

Join us in the Gallery on the following Saturdays when we host free one-hour Artist Gallery Talks* from 11 a.m.-12 noon with some of the featured artists in "Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition." Guests can enjoy complimentary coffee tastings from Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters while learning about the artists and their artworks.

This will be a casual, conversational event as the two artists discuss their works on exhibit in the Gallery. Please feel free to ask questions. Some artists may also present a brief demo of their techniques or bring samples of their other work.

RSVP is NOT required. Please note that guests will likely be standing during the Gallery Talks, however, we do have very limited seating. Questions?

Saturday, November 2: Katherine Nelson, drawing; John Newman, design
Saturday, November 9; Joanne Kluba, book arts; Elizabeth Willey, encaustic painting
Saturday, November 23: Nicole Fry, printmaking; Dave Rocco, photography
Saturday, December 7: Dustin Lucas, photography; Sun Smith-Fôret, textiles
Saturday, December 14: Maggie Wheelock, painting; Dennis Staffne, photography

at the Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103