Monday, March 31, 2014

Compônere Gallery of Art: sunday, 4 May 2014

Josh Chapman: “Mythos”

April 27th, 2014 – May 24th, 2014
Reception: Sunday May 4th, 2014 2-4 p.m.

Creatures of myth and legend have always fascinated me. From an early age when being read to from Welsh and German faerie tales, these stories began to inspire my own inner monologue. They represented the "what if". Gathered from roughly the last year of my work, this series is an anthropological approach to the personal inner world these stories helped create.

Hours M-TR 11-5| F-S 11-9 | S 1-5

Compônere Gallery of Art – 28 years of art
6509 Delmar Blvd  St. Louis MO 63130
(314) 721-1181

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 4 April 2014

NEXT FRIDAY!  "Celebrating St. Louis Old & New" by Annie Smith Piffel and her art students will have an opening reception Friday, April 4 from 6-9 pm

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

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 5 April 2014

Please join us on the evening of Saturday April the 5th, from 6 PM until 9 PM, for the opening of  Recent Artwork by Terri Shay & Kit Keith. Terri Shay?s colorful artwork is inspired by organic growth and nature while Kit Keith cites outsider art as an inspiration. 

The exhibit will be on display through May 31st, 2014. The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
Saint Louis,MO 63108

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fifty09 Gallery: Friday, 28 March 2014

Three, Six, Etc. By Louis Brengard

March 28 - April 18
Opening Reception: March 28 from 6-9 pm

Three, Six, Etc. is an attempt to create work that is guided by mathematical constraints placed by the artist, to distance the work from its maker. The processes used transform arbitrary fragments of the world into something more comfortable to view, not unlike the prismatic organization a kaleidoscope provides. This idea to create objective work is driven by feelings of fickleness and various fears that come about when a creator must present their work. There is an intent to relieve the expectations and responsibility attached to creating. 

5009A Miami St  
St. Louis MO

The Starlight Gallert: Sunday, 30 March 2014

 Opening Reception for James (Jim) Dierkes on Sunday, March 30th, 2-4 PM

Play Ball!

Working primarily in watercolor and with the figure and portraits, James brilliantly portrays the human form in action, but also keeps an illustrated feel to the piece. He brings to life the legends of sport through his own interpretation and an exquisite mix of drawing and painting. The story of each athlete is brought to life--a figure captured forever--legendary.
The Starlight Gallert
903 Main Street
Highland, IL  62249

The Dark Room: Thursday, 27 March 2014

Thursday, March 27th is the official opening of our first photography exhibition, "New On The Scene". We are holding a reception from 6-8pm and hope you can make it out to view the phenomenal work and enjoy a glass of wine / a bite to eat!

"New On The Scene" - curated by Susan Hacker Stang in conjunction with The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum.

 "New On The Scene" showcases eight photographers working in the St. Louis area. Seven are working in the field as professional photographers; one has gone on to graduate school. They are working as assistants or doing freelance work. Some are specializing in editorial photography, portraiture, food or photojournalism. These eight are fresh to the scene and doing a bit of everything…that is how you start out to make a life in photography. Each one loves this medium. They experiment. The photographs on display here come out of the personal expressive projects which each continues to explore. Images made with toy cameras, multiple exposures, abstractions on walls and more.

Monday closed, Tuesday-Wednesday 4pm-midnight, Thursday-Saturday 4pm-1am, Sunday 4pm-midnight

615 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63013

Monday, March 24, 2014

Reese Gallery: Friday, 28 March 2014

Terrain: From Here to the Horizon
with artists Erica Iman & Elysia Mann
Reception: Show opens March 28th with a reception from 6-8pm and runs through May 10th

In “Terrain” two artists cover landscapes of mind and matter. Erica Iman creates artwork reminiscent of glacier and stone. Hewn from the earth, her ceramic forms echo a timeless horizon. Through process and print, Elysia Mann, chronicles the beauty of mundane moments. As she surveys the land of language, Mann maps paths of experience and symbol.

Reese Gallery is located in the Cherokee Arts Neighborhood, just off of Antique Row at 3410 Wisconsin - where Wisconsin crosses Cherokee. Hours: Wednesday and Saturday 1-4pm

3410 Wisconsin
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 11 April 2014

Jamie Adams, jeanniestand, 2011, oil on linen, 83" x 78
Reception: Friday, April 11th, 6 – 8 pm runs through May 17th

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Recent Work by Jamie Adams. From 2006 to 2012 Jamie produced the Jeannie Series of black and white paintings based on the black and white Godard film Breathless, featuring the beautiful and tragic American dreamer Jean Seberg. The paintings are set in the Jeannie character's Paris apartment, but Jamie uses the apartment as a tabula rasa on which to project his own dreams.

In his newest work, the Niagara Series, he dispenses with the black and white altogether, and Jeannie is likewise freed from the confines of her Paris apartment. In the Niagara Series, Jeannie joins an assorted cast of characters including Marilyn Monroe at that most oneiric of locations, Niagara Falls.

Ever since Heraclitus, the river has been a symbol of time passing, of flux: and the waterfall, if nothing else, symbolizes a change of course or, perhaps, a rebirth. Nature inspires our dreams, our dreams inspire our imagination--and our art. It would not be a surprise, therefore, to hear Jamie Adams say: "I dream of Jeannie."

In addition to the Jamie Adams exhibition, the gallery will also be presenting a selection of gallery artists.

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

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis MO

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 21 March 2014


March 21—May 10

Please join us for an Opening Reception, Friday, March 21, 6-8pm

Claudia DeMonte, "Female Fetish: Open-toe Shoe," 2009
pewter and brass on wood                      5 1/2" x 9" x 3"

Atrium Gallery presents "Intimate," a group exhibition featuring new work by:

Claudia DeMonte
Julia Fernandez-Pol
Michael Marshall
Annette Morriss
Steven Sorman
Katy Stone
Elizabeth Thach

Presented will be specific groupings of small works creating opportunities for an intimate encounter with viewers.  The focus will be on the dynamic quality of close viewing of small, very precious works from each of the seven artists.  Included will be both two and three dimensional works, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and mixed media pieces.

The exhibition opens March 21 with a reception from 6—8 p.m. and runs through May 10.

Parking available for the Opening on building lot (east side)
Thursday - Saturday: 10 - 5Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

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

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 22 March 2014

Lena Henke opening reception this Saturday + Cooper Jacoby
White Flag Projects

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 24 April 2014

Bridge Water by Kevin Hill
April 24 – May 15, 2014
Opening Reception April 24, 4-7pm

The exhibition is a juried contest that will feature photographs taken by UMSL students, alumni, faculty, and staff while traveling abroad. Also categorized as travel photography, this genre is meant to document, with images, a region’s people and their culture, in addition to their surroundings. Aspiring to portray the feeling of a culture, place and time in its natural state is the objective.

This contest is sponsored by the UMSL International Studies Department.

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

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fort Gondo: Saturday, 29 March 2014

Dail Chambers
"Itshanapa: A Surreal Sankofa Experience"
March 29 - April 19, 2014
at beverly

Opening reception Saturday, March 29, 7-10 PM

"Itshanapa: A Surreal Sankofa Experience" is a solo exhibition of new work by Dail Chambers.

3151 Cherokee Street 
St. Louis 63118

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2014

April 4 – May 3, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4th, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Modem: Topology (Project Room)
Woman in the Dunes (New Media Room)

Storms is an exhibition of experimental mixed media prints by Carmon Colangelo created at Flying Horse Press. Using the processes of relief printmaking and chine-collé, Colangelo has developed a unique vocabulary of architectonic forms and fragments, repurposing discarded laser cut plates from architecture models, calligraphy, and maps to create turbulent spaces. This body of work explores storm patterns and environmental instability, marrying random male and female hurricane names in the title of each work: Jose & Joyce, Ernesto & Emily, Agnes & Andrew, Gustav & Grace, Barry & Bertha, Wendy & William, Odette & Otto, and Floyd & Fifi. These prints expand on Colangelo's interest in representing the dynamic shifts of our interconnected world. This show marks Colangelo’s seventh solo exhibition with the gallery. A fully illustrated book accompanies the exhibition.

In the Project Room, the gallery presents an exhibition “Modem: Topology” by Thomas Sleet.
In this current body of work, Thomas Sleet continues an investigation into the structural dynamics of repeating forms and the interrelationships between resultant internal and external spaces. The evidence provided by these experiments evokes natural structure, synthetic assembly and the possibilities of interface between. This work is inspired by methods of building found in nature; “I get inspiration from natural formations of earth, rock, and debris typically found along creeks, streams, and rivers.” The materials Sleet employs: cement, wood, ground red brick, carpet and mirror – echo the colors, textures and surfaces of these natural topographies. Thomas works primarily with recycled and reclaimed materials, and does so because there is a story or history inherent in these objects– like a spirit. Working with these material histories, [spirits] enables the artist to articulate concepts and principles that transcend specific composition, material bias and scale. Shape and form evoke function and includes both positive and negative form function. Meaning that the positive form can serve as vessel, shell, solid or fluid and the surface can even be permeable: Effigy, shrine, vestibule, crucible, reservoir, altar, vessel, obelisk, and portal.

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a video work “Woman in the Dunes” by Lana Z Caplan. Named after Hiroshi Teshigahara’s 1964 film, which was based on the Kobe Abe novel Suna no Onna (1962), Woman in the Dunes is a looping video installation shot on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. In the video, a darkly tanned mother holding her child in her arms walks slowly into the deep azure water. Step by step they are subsumed, the child resting her head on the mama’s shoulder, trusting her completely as they are increasingly submerged. As they reach the water level to the child’s neck, she tips her head away from the mother, bending backwards into the water. The mother dives head first into the water. In what feels like an eternity, several seconds pass as we wait for them to surface. They do not…. only the mother emerges, further out to sea than where they disappeared. She swims into shore, slowly, skillfully and alone. As in Teshigahara’s film, a task of domesticity, here motherhood is alluded to as an endless cycle of struggling for survival with the encumbrance of the child, and no end in sight. Each time the loop repeats, the woman makes a choice between her role as a mother with the dependence of the child or the freedom of the individual. There is beauty in both options, the natural and familiar image of the baby carried on her hip like an Italian Madonna, and the graceful dive and smooth strokes of the confident, solo swimmer. But there is also tension and danger in the depths of the water. While the horizonless expanse of water undulates, the viewer is left to wonder, what’s become of the baby.

Hours: Wed-Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2014

 Marini Rides Again, polychromed plaster and wood, 40 x 24 x 20 inches
Gail Cassilly, local sculptor and co-founder of the City Museum, will exhibit in the Bonsack Gallery from April 4 through May 7, 2014. Cassilly has been a studio and exhibiting artist for more than 35 years, working in a wide range of materials and themes. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, April 4.

Of her work, Cassilly says, “My figurative sculptural forms evolve out of a search for a unique ‘emotional rightness.’ This is unveiled through a dialogue of choices involving material, shape, gesture, theme and color.”

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
Ladue, MO

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Join us Wednesday, March 12, 5 to 8 p.m. We'll provide wine and light snacks.

Georgian artist Ms. Irina Tevzadze is featured in the gallery this month with an exciting and provocative exhibit.
Clayton Fine Art Gallery represents a core group of Resident Artists. Periodically we also invite juried artists as guests of the gallery to complement our exhibition. You will discover a variety of artistic styles and mediums, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, photography, pastels, sculpture, and more.  Styles include contemporary, classic, realism, abstract, and impressionism. 

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11-6,  Sunday 12-5, Closed Monday-Tuesday 
Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

www.claytonfineartgallery.comWe 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

Monday, March 10, 2014

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 21 March 2014

March 21­ - May 10
Please join us for an Opening Reception, Friday, March 21, 6-8pm

Atrium Gallery announces an upcoming exhibition, "Intimate."  Presented will be specific groupings of small works creating opportunities for an intimate encounter with viewers.  The focus will be on the dynamic quality of close viewing of small, very precious works from each of the seven artists.  Included will be both two and three dimensional works, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and mixed media pieces.

Claudia deMonte
Julia Fernandez-Pol
Michael Marshall
Annette Morriss
Steven Sorman
Katy Stone
Elizabeth Thach

Parking available for the Opening on building lot (east side)

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

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

Friday, March 07, 2014

St. Louis Art Museum: Friday, 28 March 2014

HEARding Cats Collective present Original Self
New video work by Van McElwee
Friday, Mar. 28 - 7 pm

HEARding Cats Collective presents the world premiere of Original Self, a new video work by Van McElwee, accompanied by live music. Three separate musical ensembles will interpret the fifteen-minute video in three different ways. "We recorded a parade of marchers with ten cameras:' McElwee says, "so that in editing I could create a procession that branches into multiple versions of itself, into clouds of variation:'

St. Louis Art Museum

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 21 March 2014

Altered Connections: Recent Art from Serbia will open with a public reception on Friday, March 21 from 6 – 8 pm at the Hunt Gallery at Webster University. Comprised of video installations, photography and textiles, Altered Connections will introduce some of the important and, in some cases, provocative work being created by Serbian artists.

With accelerated globalization, much recent art practice has emphasized a multi-dimensional understanding of identity. Serbian artists – and the Yugoslavian diaspora – are at the forefront of this global approach. The exhibition will include works by eight internationally acclaimed Serbian artists: Dejan Kaludjerović, Aleksandra Lalić, Tanja Ostojić, Vesna Pavlović, Ivan Petrović, Vahida Ramujkić, Zoran Todorović, and Katarina Zdjelar.

A panel discussion featuring Serbian exhibition artists Dejan Kaludjerović, Vesna Pavlović, and Vahida Ramujkić will be presented on Friday, March 21 from 11:30-1:30 in Sunnen Lounge in the University Center at Webster University.

In her exhibition catalogue essay, Suzana Milevska, Endowed Chair Professor of Central and South East European Art Histories at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, wrote:

“Almost after a quarter of a century from the split of Yugoslavia, the politics of memory and futureless nostalgia still dominate the public space and local politics in Serbia. The domination also concerns freedom of movement, expression and creativity necessary for producing emancipated subjects that would neither produce false mnemonics nor succumb to current instant reconciliatory right-wing and neo-liberally driven ideologies.

"One could argue that some of the contemporary artists in Serbia, especially the emerging artists of younger generations (e.g. the youngest artists who are presenting works in Alter Connections) may not even have clear personal memories of the 1990s war conflicts. However, the burden of collectively inherited guilt, or implanted “false memories” from not yet reconciled tensions, the cultural and political isolation, the impoverished middle class, nationalistic discourse and ethnic hatred surrounding “lost” territory compete with the desires to be included and to fully “belong” to contemporary “Europe” (meaning European Union).”

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm or by appointment

Webster University – Visual Arts Studio
8342 Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri, 63119

Monday, March 03, 2014

Koken Art Factory: Friday, 2 May 2-14

Friday, May 2nd, 6-10pm & Saturday, May 3rd, 12-5pm

In May of 2012 the STL Outsider Art Fair was held for the very first time. Located in the Koken Art Factory’s Pingle Building, it marked the beginning of an annual affair that intended to showcase local and national outsider art talents in St. Louis.

The term ‘outsider art’ was coined by Roger Cardinal in 1972 as the English translation of the French term art brut. The term art brut was first used by painter Jean Dubuffet to describe artwork done by people on the fringes of society that had no knowledge of the mainstream art world.

ADMISSION: $5 – Suggested Donation. All donations will be used to cover production expenses.

Koken Art Factory’s Pingle Building,
2655 Victor
St. Louis, 63104

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2014

Blank Space: Friday, 7 March 2014

photographs by dave moore

Opening: March 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Exhibition: March 7-31

Blank Space
2847 Cherokee (at Nebraska)

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 11 April 2014

April 11th through May 10th
Opening Reception April 11th from 5-8 p.m.

Beverly Mayeri works with refined and elegant heads and figures often using meticulously patterned details that allude to the inner life of emotions, thoughts and human frailties. The pieces are painted in washes of acrylic paint. Mayeri’s figures “evoke a richly complicated human presence,”and often “bridge the psychological, the political and the sensuous within one hybrid form.”

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 28 March 2014

“In the Shadow of the Arch”
March 5, 2014 through April 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, March 28, 2014  Time: 5– 9 p.m

“In the Shadow of the Arch” is a one-year visual exploration of something Garry McMichael has looked at almost every day for the past thirty years, and like many of his fellow St. Louisans, has largely taken for granted.  “In the Shadow of the Arch” is a multi-medium exploration starting with photography but also includes sketches, paintings in several mediums, and digital paintings created on an iPad or computer.  McMichael said his goal is to create a body of work depicting the Arch in such a manner as to encourage viewers to reacquaint themselves with what can only be described as one of the most beautiful sculptures of the 20th century. McMichael is a visual artist working in a variety of mediums.  It is his goal to show others, the world around them from an inspiring, somewhat different point of view.

To draw attention to the subjects he attempts to capture them during those fleeting moments when the atmospheric conditions and the ever-changing light come together in a flash of visual inspiration. It is at those moments that he attempts to turn everyday situations and objects into unforgettable imagery, be it in the form of a photograph or a painting.

McMichael states, “On rare occasions my art slips into the world of impressionism, but, because of my years as a commercial photographer, I am quite comfortable as a realist creating representational art.”

Also featured will be Tatyana Robberts’ plein air and Russia paintings along with her handcrafted batiks. For the past few years Tatyana Robberts has been doing mostly Plein Air painting in oil, but has been working in other media when the mood strikes.

Our hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm- Closed Monday and Tuesday 

Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore Ave
Webster Groves, MO  63119

Compônere Gallery of Art: Sunday, 30 March 2014

Jules Unique
(Air Brush)

March 30,th 2014 - April 26,th 2014
Reception: Sunday, March 30,th 2 – 4p.m.

m-t 11-5| f-s 11-9 | s 1-5

Compônere Gallery of Art – 28 years of art
6509 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis MO 63130