Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery: Friday, 14 February 2014

Artists as Teacher Exhibition Opening
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

The exhibition opens on Friday, February 14, 2014, with an opening reception from 7-10pm, and runs through March 6, 2014

The creation of art is always a learning experience. For many artists, it is also a teaching experience, whether in a classroom, studio, or workshop, artists share their ideas, talents and expertise with children, teens and adults. The “Artists as Teachers” exhibition features works in a variety of media and subject matter, all produced by artists who also teach throughout the St. Louis area. ]

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery
2028 S. 12th St.
in the Soulard neighborhood.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blank Space: Friday, 7 March 2014

On March 7, 2014, the new photography exhibition Speak to Me: Imagining the Modern Muse celebrates its opening at Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee (Cherokee and Nebraska) from 6-9pm. The exhibition will be on view from March 7 through April 7, 2014, and is free.

Dave Moore has envisioned the nine classical muses of Greek mythology as embodied by contemporary artisans and performers. In this installation of new portrait photography, models serve as both muse and maker, striving to perfect the art that their muse inspires. Through the Speak to Me series, Moore encourages viewers to think about where their own inspiration comes from and consider the muses that might be found in those who surround us every day.

Models include two librarians, a Cherokee street florist, a local musician, a gospel singer, hip-hop dance instructor, and more embodying Euterpe, Terpsichore, Erato, Calliope, and the other muses. These vibrant color photographs capture both the essence of their subjects’ artistic spirit, and the passion for their craft that drives them every day.

Blank Space
2847 Cherokee (at the intersection of Cherokee and Nebraska)
St. Louis, MO 63118

Thursday, January 23, 2014

May Gallery: Friday, 24 February 2014

Gallery logo

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

© Dan Dreyfus
© Dan Dreyfus

Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Clark Kincaid, Dan Dreyfus, Christine Giancola, Philip Grey, Thomas Groves, Holger Lang, Robert LaRouche, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Jennifer Silverberg, Kristian Skeie, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest

(Mr. Arese Visconti and Mr. Skeie teach at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Groves teaches at Webster University Cha'Am; Mr. Grey teaches at Regents College, London; Mr. Lang teaches at Webster University Vienna.)

24 January - 21 February 2014
Opening Reception Friday, 24 January, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, the Latent Image Group

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 28 February 2014

The John Burroughs School fine arts faculty will exhibit its works in a mixed media show in the  Bonsack Gallery from February 7 through April 2, 2014. All are invited to a reception hosted by the artists from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, February 28.

•    Donya Allison will exhibit a series of recent black and white acrylic wash drawings created en plein air at farms in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri.
•    Andrew Denney will exhibit vessels and for the first time in 14 years, functional pottery forms. Denney’s work is a celebration of issues specific to the ritual vessel. The prototypes contain important concepts: culture, religion and homage to the past.
•    Howard Jones will show some recent objects that include tools and footwear. Many of the pieces were included in Jones’ one-person show at SOHA Gallery in January.
•    Anne Martin will exhibit wash drawings as part of a continuing study of aspects of poultry keeping. She will also show several glass pieces, which are examples of warm glass working.
•    Andrew Newman will exhibit a series of environmental portraits. The photographs of friends, family and colleagues were shot in locations that are meaningful to his subjects. 

Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays.

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 31 Janaury 2014

Emily Francisco: Learning to Play
Exhibit Opening – Friday January 31st 6:00-8:00 pm
Exhibition continues through March 1st.
Artist Talk Friday January 31st, 12:00-1:00 pm,Webster University Sverdrup 123

Emily Francisco will discuss her work and new exhibition at the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery. Responding to fragments of information gathered by both chance and deliberate circumstances, Emily’s work utilizes a combination of sculpture, time-based media, and process documentatio

“I activate FM frequencies with a violin and an antique piano keyboard tuned to trigger systems of stations. These recontextualized objects function as access points to voices and songs competing to be heard. I am not interested in simply exploring noise. 
I am interested in creating magical moments. Sound invades the body, and everyday we encounter constant clusters of noises and industrial static. 
I am trying to understand the physical properties of sound. I am interested in disruptions—how they distort the way in which information is received and processed, while also highlighting events.” 
-Emily Francisco

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd
 St. Louis, MO 63119

Monday, January 20, 2014

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum: Friday, 7 Febaruary 2014

Decisive Moments | 20th Century Street Photography | Prints from St. Louis Collections
February 7 - April 27, 2014
Public opening on Friday, February 7, 2014

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum hosts
Decisive Moments | 20th Century Street Photography | Prints from St. Louis Collections from February 7 through April 27.

The exhibition traces the evolution of street photography through iconic works spanning the century. City streets, daily life and our changing society are seen through the eyes of the masters.  The International Photography Hall of Fame is grateful to the St. Louis collectors who have agreed to lend their collections for this exhibition.

Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free for children under 18.  To plan your visit to the museum, visit
International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-1999

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 28 February 2014

February 28th through March 29th
Opening Reception
February 28th from 5-8 p.m.

During the summer of 2012 Harris was an artist in residence at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. While there, Harris watched ceramic artisans replicate fabric flowers, transforming them by hand into ultra-thin porcelain flowers one petal at a time. Upon her return, she blended some of the Chinese techniques with her own methods to create ornamentation that saunters from refined to bewitchingly gaudy. Her hand-pinched floral shapes are approachable, yet allude to the complex concepts of beauty and taste.

Many of the works are made from black clay, visually contrasting the stark white porcelain, while bringing up associations with Victorian sentiments revolving around morbidity and excess. There is also a wink and a nod to collections such as Wunderkammers or Cabinets of Curiosities as well as the Blaschka Flowers along with a myriad of other embedded sources. This confluence of tangible ideas, materials and cultural perceptions creates visual hybridity, which allows the viewer to bring in their own associations and interpretations into the work’s meaning.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
314.361.4102 f

Gallery 210: Saturday, 25 January 2014

Zlatko Cosic: Still Adjusting
January 25-March 22, 2014

Still Adjusting, an exhibition of video and installation by Zlatko Cosic. The exhibition opens January 25 at 4PM with a slide presentation by the artist in the Gallery 210 Auditorium. A reception for the artists follows immediately afterward.

The works in the exhibition, featuring seven experimental and non-fiction short videos and an installation, are inspired by the artist's experience of dislocation resulting from 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

Addressing the themes of dislocation, identity, immigration, culture shock and assimilation Cosic states, I feel as if I am part of a performance, caught between my past and the present. I adjust how I communicate with the people who are not from my culture. At the same time, this other society has altered the way I communicate with people from my country. (Excerpt from the exhibition essay What's in a Name by Dana Turkovic).

The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM to 5PM. Handicapped parking is available near Galley 210.

Gallery 210
44 East Drive, TCC
One University Blvd
Saint Louis MO 63121
(314) 516-5976

Fifty09 Gallery: Friday, 31 January 2014

J A N U A RY 3 1 , 2 0 1 4, 6 p m - 9 p m

Jenna Dwyer works in autobiographical multiples meant to be perceived as snapshots--both clumsy and charismatic. These drawings chronicle the range from nonsensical to symbolic; randomly assorted and hung as means to blur the boundaries of that spectrum. Humor and sarcasm are often employed in her works as means of a shield from a darker truth. This body of work spans three months and pulls inspiration from personal past and present symbology.

F I F T Y 0 9 G A L L E RY
5 0 0 9 A M i a m i A v e n u e
S t . L o u i s , M i s s o u r i

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 1 February 2014

Please join us on Saturday, February the 1st, from 6 - 9 PM for the opening of Zack Smithey's Solo Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display through March the 29th. To learn more about Zack Smithey's artwork, log onto
The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
Saint Louis,MO 63108

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 18 January 2014

This week the gallery is showing a group exhibition by the young students of the St. Michael School of Clayton. The exhibition "Design - Invent - Play" is curated by Charles Schwall and features student work from a school-wide research project focused on the elements of design, such as graphics, fashion, product, architecture, animation, and environmental design. This exhibition investigates significant aspects of design, such as the invention of new ideas and concepts, the tension between aesthetics and functionality, and the unique point of view of young students. The reception is Saturday, January 18 from 4 to 6 pm.

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Boulevard (in Grand Center)
St. Louis, MO 63108

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 17 January 2014

"A Dream or a Memory" juried exhibit at the St. Louis Artists' Guild. The exhibit is up now through March 2. The opening reception is THIS Friday, January 17, from 6pm - 8pm.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 24 January 2014

Spring Exhibitions Open Friday, January 24
on view through April 13
Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013

The definitive mid-career survey of the work of Nicole Eisenman, Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013 includes more than 120 works, charting the development of the artist's practice across painting, printmaking, and drawing from the 1990s to the present.

On Saturday, January 25, Eisenman will discuss her work, recently heralded by the New Yorker for its images of "pansexual ribaldry and bohemian saloon society."

Friday, January 24
Public Reception 7:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, January 25 Artist Talk 11:00 am

Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY
Tuesday, January 21 Artist Talk 7:00 pm

Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY presents a selection of key paintings and works on paper spanning her thirty-year career. The exhibition features the monumental wall painting Running Mickeys (2014), created on-site specifically for CAM.

On Tuesday, January 21, join Joyce Pensato in CAM's main galleries to see her work in progress. Referencing the site-specific mural she is creating, Pensato will discuss her working process and concerns.

Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Liberation Feels Like™
Ridykeulous is a curatorial initiative organized by artists Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner. This is What Liberation Feels Like™ presents a wide array of emotionally-charged works by artists and activists, including Tracey Emin, Donald Judd, Carolee Schneeman, Kara Walker, and David Wojnarowicz. Beginning March 7, the exhibition extends into the Front Room.

Ron Gorchov: Serapis
At fourteen feet tall and thirteen feet wide, Serapis bisects the lobby, standing as a massive and totemic structure that marks the entrance to the Museum. Visitors are invited to move around the work, seeing both its painterly facade and the raw monumentality of its wooden support.

Tomasz Kowalski 
Tomasz Kowalski presents paintings, sculptures, and works on paper as informed by expressionism, surrealism, graphic design, and experimental theater as they are by his own autobiography. This presentation features a body of entirely new work made for the exhibition. through March 2

Takeshi Murata: Melter 2
Dusk–midnight, every night through April 27
Takeshi Murata: Melter 2­the second exhibition in CAM's Street Views series of large-scale video art­transforms the Museum's Washington Boulevard facade into a brightly colored animation. Various shapes undulate, drip, and melt into one another, alluding to a range of references, including nature, 1960s psychedelia, and early computer animation.

Audible Interruptions: Nathan Cook and Andrew James
Audible Interruptions is a yearlong series of site-specific sound installations. This season Nathan Cook's Transmutation Passages transforms CAM's elevator into a laboratory for sonic investigation, presenting a new selection each month, and Andrew James's Toss and Turn Toss and Turn­which takes place in the first-floor hallway ­replicates the various sounds that run through the artist's mind while falling asleep.

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

3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Atrium Gallery: riday, 24 January 2014

James Kuiper: "Flow"
January 24 - March 15
Please join us for an Opening Reception, Friday, January 24, 6-8 pm

Atrium announces an upcoming exhibition of new paintings by James Kuiper.  "Flow" opens January 24 and runs through March 15.  These semi-abstract works reflect a changing environment and call our attention to the fragility and harmony of the natural world--its extreme beauty and delicacy.  Kuiper takes note of the incongruity of recognizing this and reconciling it with our current path of life.  Appreciation and awe are strong elements, but we persist in our current mode, lamenting the impact, but unableto mitigate the consequences.  He depicts his impressions of the wilderness encountered in the California surroundings and infuses the images with an air of romance, nostalgia, regret, and hope.These works are meant to call viewers out of complacency and to focus on the reality of a vanishing wilderness.

Opening Reception for the Artist, Friday, January 24, 6-8 pm
Parking available on building lot (east side)
Artist Talk Saturday, January 25, 11 am

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

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

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Gallery 210: Saturday, 25 January 2014

Still Adjusting, an exhibition of video and installation by Zlatko Ćosić. The exhibition opens January 25 at 4PM with a slide presentation by the artist in the Gallery 210 Auditorium. A reception for the artists follows immediately afterward.

The works in the exhibition, featuring seven experimental and non-fiction short videos and an installation, are inspired by the artist’s experience of dislocation resulting from 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

Addressing the themes of dislocation, identity, immigration, culture shock and assimilation Ćosić states, “I feel as if I am part of a performance, caught between my past and the present. I adjust how I communicate with the people who are not from my culture. At the same time, this other society has altered the way I communicate with people from my country.” (excerpt from the exhibition essay What’s in a Name by Dana Turkovic).

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 through Saturday from 11AM to 5PM. 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 Handicapped parking is available near Gallery 210.

Compônere Gallery of Art: Sunday, 16 February 2014

Henryk Ptasiewicz
“Meet Me In St. Louis”
February 2nd, 2014 - February 22nd 2014
Reception: Sunday February 16th 2014 2-4 p.m.

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Compônere Gallery of Art
6509 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis MO 63130

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 18 January 2014


Our first exhibition of 2014, "Pictorialist," is currently in the process of being installed and begins next week, with the first day of the show January 11 and runs through Thursday, February 20. Please make plans now to join us for a free opening reception on Saturday, January 18 from 6-8 p.m.

This exhibit was juried by St. Louis-based artists Jennifer Silverberg, a freelance photographer & photojournalist and John Nagel, Executive Director of the International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum.

Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL; Michael Albers, Wildwood, MO; Emily Amberger, Granite City, IL;
Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO; Terri Berg, St. Peters, MO; John Blair, Webster Groves, MO; Robert Boettcher, St. Louis; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; John Cooper, St. Louis; Christa Gearhart Denney, University City, MO; Larry Duffy, St. Charles, MO; Muriel Eulich, St. Louis; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Mark. A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Robert "Ferd" Frank, St. Louis; Sheri Goldsmith, St. Louis; Beth Goyer, Des Peres, MO; Sheri Hausman, Hermann, MO;Diana Hoffmann, St. Louis;  Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO; Connie LaFlam, St. Louis; Emily Lamp, Kirkwood, MO; Mindy Mallow, St. Louis; David & Katherine Nelson, Chesterfield, MO;
Erica Popp, St. Louis; Christopher Ruess, Wentzville, MO; Kurtis Shoemake, Barnhart, MO; Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Joanne Stremsterfer, St. Louis; Ryan Strong, Imperial, MO; Jerri Stroud, Webster Groves, MO; Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL; Jennifer Weigel, St. Louis.


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

These are very casual events, no RSVP required. Artists will discuss their works on exhibit in the Gallery as well as their work in-general. Some artists may also bring samples of their other work or present a brief demo of their media & techniques. Seating is very limited.  

Saturday, January 25, 11 a.m.
Michael Albers, photography & encaustic
Mindy Mallow, digital media

Saturday, February 1, 11 a.m.
Jennifer Weigel, painting, mixed media
Connie LaFlam, photography

Saturday, February 8 11 a.m.
Muriel Eulich, watercolor
Erica Popp, photography & printmaking

Saturday, February 15, 11 a.m.
Sheri Hausman, mixed media textiles

*Scheduled artists subject to change

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

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 24 January 2014

Friday, January 24 – Saturday, March 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24th, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm

In Plain Sight (Front Room)

Spinning on Enola Gay Runway Until I Make Myself Sick
(New Media Room)

Bruno David is delighted to present a special exhibition Dialumens by Chris Kahler. The opening reception will be Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5 to 9 pm. The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) will also open with an exhibition by Nicole Eisenman on the same night.

Following the success of Kahler’s recent show in the Project Room titled “Disequencing,” Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present a new selection of paintings titled “Dialumens.” These new works focus on the interaction between negative space, light, and intersecting planes. The paintings extend the exploration of “boundaries between physical and psychological time, between phenomena and the variable conceptual filters for understanding them” begun in the “Disequencing” exhibition through novel uses of color, form, and texture. As Jad Smith has pointed out, “Kahler's new work takes us there, somewhere beyond the organic and the synthetic, the phenomenal and the scientific, the empirical and the imaginative. These paintings call attention to the dreams that stuff is made of but, in the end, gesture toward the surprising and sometimes inexplicable intricacies of a noumenal world just beyond.”

In the Front Room, the gallery presents an exhibition “In Plain Sight” by Bunny Burson. In a body of work completed in 2013, Bunny Burson continues to develop her narrative about the discovery of over 100 letters she found in her family home. The information contained in the letters gives an account from her grandparents to her mother of their lives in Europe, after they became trapped during World War II. Burson explores the idea that you can miss what you never knew. Burson grants and denies her viewers access to the content of the letters and their impact on the artist’s own personal journey.

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a video “Spinning on Enola Gay Runway Until I Make Myself Sick” by Lisa K. Blatt. In this video, Lisa Blatt is on the actual runway where the military secretly trained, loaded, and then took off and dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. Through it, she investigates both perception and land use. Visible are the plane’s hangar, the secret training site, the barracks, the casinos, and the desert.

Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm



Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 10 January 2014

Please join us at Jacoby Arts Center on January 10th, between 5 and 8 pm, for the opening reception of our annual Awards of Excellence Exhibition. This exhibition features the work of seven outstanding artists: Amber Biggs, Suzy Farren, Adrienne Patel, Kristen Powers Nowlin, Sarah Gillespie, Snail Scott, and Michael Wartgow. These artists were chosen for this exhibition by Chris Kahler who juried our "JAC Juried 2013" exhibition this past summer.

The exhibition runs from January 10th to February 22nd.
Hours are 10 to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Jacoby Arts Center
627 East Broadway
Alton IL, 62002

Kirkwood Area Arts Counci: Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Kirkwood Area Arts Council is featuring the oil and acrylic paintings of  Judith Polys  through February 3. Please join us for her opening reception Thursday, January 16 from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Kirkwood Train Station located at the corner of Argonne & South Kirkwood Road. Exhibits and receptions are free & open to the public. Art may be viewed when the station is open for passengers.

Kirkwood Area Arts Council