Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Thursday 4 September 2014

Nature photography of Kent Burgess
Opening reception Thursday, 5:30-7

Sept. 2-29

Kirkwood Train Station
Corner of Argonne & South Kirkwood Rd.
Kirkwood MO

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Dark Room: Friday, 5 September 2014

Platinum Visions, The Dark Room's next photography exhibition is on display from September 2nd through October 28th, and will celebrate its opening during the First Friday gallery tour in Grand Center on September 5th, 2014 with a reception.

Platinum Visions is a collection of photographs from Christian Nze & Ray Bidegain exemplifying the intricate photographic production technique of platinum printing. Each of these photographs is truly touched by the artist, making it one of the most beautiful forms of photographic history. A platinum emulsion is painted onto the watercolor paper by hand, and the artist then contact prints the negative, creating a timeless image crafted in the same way since the late-mid 1800s.

PlatinumVisions features work from Ray Bidegain (Portland, Oregon) and Christian Nze (Normandy, France).

Curated by Jeff Appel in conjunction with the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

Monday: closed, Tuesday-Thursday: 3pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday: 3pm-1am, Sunday: 3pm-11pm.

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

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fontbonne University Art Gallery: Friday, 29 August 2014

Ellen Jantzen will have her photography art on display on the Fontbonne University campus inside the Fine Arts Gallery from August 29 to September 26 — especially thanks in part to the Bruno David Gallery.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 29. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, and Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
To read more on Jantzen, checkout this story from St. Louis Magazine.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

U City Library Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2014


Great art has always extended thought. Plotinus called the art object an object of contemplation. But, you might ask, what does one contemplate when one contemplates abstract art? In a word, beauty: pure aesthetic bliss. The abstract expressionists re-defined beauty, and John Zinsser, a devotee of abstract expressionism as well as early minimalism, creates his own version of the beautiful by riffing on both.


 In addition, the gallery will present New Work by landscape painter Jeff Aeling. The Aeling exhibition will feature large-scale, luminous panoramas of the Mississippi River where it meets the Missouri River, north of St. Louis.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 2014 6 - 8 pm

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave, Central West End
St. Louis, MO 63108

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 12 September 2014

Green Door art gallery is proud to present "Pieces of Impressionism" featuring the impressionistic oil paintings by Kathleen Barnes, Gateway Mosaics, Bruce Benjamin's sensitive watercolors, Julie Bell's silver jewelry and Lee Richards' jewelry will be available from September 3 thru October 31. The reception will be Friday, September 12, from 5-9 pm

21 N. Gore
Webster Groves, MO 63119


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2014

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Extension of Thought, the lat-est exhibition of paintings by John Zinsser.

Reception: Friday, September 12th, 2014 6-8 pm runs through October 11th. 

Great art has always extended thought. Plotinus called the art object an ob-ject of contemplation. But, you might ask, what does one contemplate when one contemplates abstract art? In a word, beauty: pure aesthetic bliss. The abstract ex-pressionists re-defined beauty, and John Zinsser, a devotee of abstract expression-ism as well as early minimalism, creates his own version of the beautiful by riffing on both.

In addition, the gallery will present New Work by landscape painter Jeff Aeling. The Aeling exhibition will feature large-scale, luminous panoramas of the Mississippi River where it meets the Missouri River, north of St. Louis.

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

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: FRiday, 22 August 2014

Our next gallery reception is planned for Friday August 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.  We hope you can join us for some wine, light snacks, and an excellent selection of fine art.   

Our Featured Artist for the upcoming session is John Salozzo, whose exhibit will be a major presentation, including many new works to be premiered for the first time at this event.  This project, entitled "The St. Louis Icon Series," features many well-known St. Louis landmarks created in John's unique photo-realistic painting style.

We are also hosting guest artists Jim Gray - Photography; Pam Souders - Acrylics; David Whited - Watercolor, Pen Pam Bohling - Jewelry; Stefanie Gibson - Photography; Diane Gouy - Ink, Pastel, Encaustic;  Jerry Henage - Acrylic, Watercolor; Marilyn Callahan - Ceramics; and Bonnie Shopper - Ceramics. 

The exhibit runs through October 11.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11-6,  Sunday 12-5, Closed Monday -  Tuesday  

Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gallery 210: Sunday, 24 August 2014

EXPOSURE 17: Notions of the Grotesque
Travis Lawrence
Heather O'Shaughnessy
Edo Rosenblith
August 23-October 11, 2014
Gallery 210
University of Missouri-St. Louis

The grotesque is absurd, bizarre, and odd or unnatural in appearance and character. In decorative art, Grotesque involves the inclusion of unusual human and animal figures interwoven in other forms. Such ideology of the grotesque is a more than fitting characteristic that can be used to describe the work by O'Shaughnessy, Lawrence, and Rosenblith.

O'Shaughnessy brings forth her beeswax sculptural pieces that are modeled after Italian anatomical sculptors. Reinventing the little known process of casting with beeswax, just as 17th century Italian anatomical sculptors had, she creates images inspired not only by the human anatomy, but resembles imagery reflected from her experience as a professional tattoo artist.

Gaining inspiration from 15th century illuminated manuscripts and Jungian psychology; Lawrence creates images of archetypal figures evoking deeper thought and individual interpretation. 

Rosenbilth is characteristically grotesque not for his admiration for previous art but for his fantastically distorted figures found throughout his drawings. His drawings reminisce early cartoon imagery and obscure caricature. Rosenbilth will also turn the gallery walls into a canvas of his own with a one of a kind wall painting that will remain in place throughout the duration of the exhibit.

Exposure 17 is scheduled to open August 23, 2014 and close October 11, 2014. A panel discussion and reception for the artists will be held September 6, 2014 between 4 and 7 that evening.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 5 September 2014

September 5 – October 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm

Bruno David is delighted to present a special exhibition New Work by Buzz Spector. The opening reception for the artist will be Friday, September 5, 2014 from 5 to 9 pm.

Buzz Spector’s excavations of books and reconstructions of libraries are well-known, but his work with found and altered volumes has always been accompanied by works on paper made out of elements from their dust jackets. As Spector has written, “books are formal presentations of text. They have titles, after all, and come jacketed, with paragraphs of introduction slipped between their covers and their pages.” This new work features collages made from dust jacket elements in the front gallery, while in the main gallery will be larger collages and drawings, a series of wall-mounted sculptures incorporating details of photographs of authors, plus a reinstallation of Frieze, the 60’ long arrangement of photos of authors Spector showed at the Huntington Museum of Art last fall. Spector’s ongoing meditation on reading and the culture of the book extends here to reflections on how—and when—writers become authors, how work of the imagination is performed via posing, and how the specialized, but also highly conventional, language of dust jacket blurbs can itself be excavated in search of new narrative meanings.

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a new video work by Buzz Spector, “Selected Poems.”

Hours: Wed-Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Thursday, August 07, 2014

duet: Friday, 12 September 2014

Jacob Dahlgren (Stockholm)
and Emily Stremming (St. Louis)
September 12 - November 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 2014 6pm-8pm

Jacob Dahlgren and Emily Stremming both make art about analytical precision and the
neurotic mindset that goes along with such exactitude. On Duet’s floor Dahlgren lays down
a dance floor-like “infinity loop” of color coded weighing scales. On the wall he composes
a block of carpenter’s rulers into a shimmering series of scored lines. These objects are
designed to measure our cultural surfeit of consumption and production but instead become
the actual subject of contemplation and “The Measure of All Things”. Stremming, on
the other hand cuts up photographs of quotidian street and domestic scenes into a grid
where the horizontal and vertical axes of the paper strips generate a hallucinatory mosaic.
The resulting object records an ironic process: A quick snapshot photograph made to slow
down into an epic unit of manual labor. The industrial character of Dahlgren’s objects, often
designed to work with the body to help guide and measure it are contrasted with the product
of a giant machine-hand hybrid.

Jacob Dahlgren (Stockholm, makes paintings based on striped t-shirts, eats canned food and constructs happy colored works of sculpture from the empty cans. He can make a sculpture from Ikea clothes hangers or a relief from disposable plastic mugs. Saws, pencils and carpenter’s rulers turn into art in his thoughts and hands.

Emily Stremming (St Louis, USA)  is a photographer currently making images based on scenes in St Louis. Her work examines the nature of surface in a photograph and also plays on the idea of the camera as a machine that shoots and destroys the subject. She spends hour upon hour weaving back together the images into a recognizable handicraft.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63103

Compônere Gallery of Art: Sunday, 7 September 2014

Paul Banda: From Africa With Love
(paintings and wire sculptures)

 August 31st, 2014 – September 27th, 2014
Sunday Reception: September 7th 2-4p.m.

As my art has matured, growing in complexity and often in size and expanded into other mediums, my essential vision remains the same-Form, movement, style tradition and balance.

 Hours M-TR 11-5| F-S 11-9 | S 1-5

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

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 5 September 2014

Concrete and Ceramic Shard Figure, Nek Chand Saini, Chandigarh, India; c. 1999; 12" wide x 30" tall; Collection of John and Teenuh Foster

The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “John and Teenuh Foster: A Lifetime of Art Collecting” from August 21 through October 15. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, September 5.

John Foster taught in the Fine Arts Department at Burroughs for 11 years (1976 - 1987). It was during those years that he and his wife began what was to become an extraordinary art collection, now recognized nationally for its depth and focus. Beginning first with American folk art, the collection evolved over the years to include outsider art, as well as found objects. The diverse exhibit will include drawings, paintings, sculpture, and photography.

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays.

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

The Gallery at RAC: Friday, 15 August 2014

The Gallery at RAC Presents Of Being Numerous:
2013 Critical Mass Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, August 15 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, and at our gallery talk on August 27 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
Curator: Jessica Baran
Exhibition Dates: August 15 - September 6

“Of Being Numerous: The 2013 Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition,” features artwork by the recipients of the 2013 Creative Stimulus Award: Ilene Berman, Christine Ilewski and Carlie Trosclair. The Creative Stimulus Award is an annual prize given by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts which allots $1500 to three St. Louis-based, jury-selected artists, to assist them in creating new work and expanding their practices. This exhibition features a variety of media – including painting, textiles, and installation – that serves as a means for representing fundamentally community-driven work, which is deeply engaged with the St. Louis area beyond conventional gallery confines.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112
(across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Reese Gallery: Friday, 15 August 2014

Exhibition Opening: Friday, August 15th from 6-9pm
Artist Talk with Rafael E. Vera: Saturday, August 16th at 1:30pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday and Saturday from 1pm-4pm

Please joining us for the the Opening Reception of DISMANTLE with artists Rafael E. Vera and Phillip Finder at Reese Gallery.  In DISMANTLE, two artists take it apart - as they reveal the inner structure and hidden materials of architecture.  Artists Finder and Vera create austere yet seductive compositions - with an expressive use of empty space.  In these works, its the framework and the foundations that are being reset so that we can understand anew, such things as boundaries and place.

This reception is free and open to the public.  Reese Gallery is located in the Cherokee Arts Neighborhood, just off of Antique Row on Wisconsin.  This event is in conjunction with the festivities of St. Louis City of Night.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis, MO | 63118

The Vino Gallery: Saturday 16 August 2014

Join us at The Vino Gallery on the evening of August the 16th, from 6 to 9 PM, for the opening reception of Found Chaos. Found Chaos features new photography from local artists Inti St. Clair, Drew Nikonowicz and Adam W. Johnson. The art exhibit will be on view from August 2nd through September the 6th.

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Foundry Art Centre:Friday, 8 August 2014

Opening reception Friday, August 8

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Talk: 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Fiber Fever | Galleries 1 & 2

Group Show from Luminous Language | Gallery 3 
Lon Brauer Read All Over
Stacey Adams McAdams Southern Impression

James Mullen Composites
Theodore Fields | Ameristar Gallery

Fiber Fever highlights the use of fiber arts as media and process towards artistic expression. Dyeing, stitching, surface design, weaving, embroidery, quilting, batik, felting, basketry, textile manipulation, soft sculpture, and other mixed media artworks utilizing fibers as their primary material are just some of the many ways that artwork falls under the broad umbrella of “Fiber Arts”.

Foundry Art Centre 
520 North Main Center
Saint Charles, Missouri 63301

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 8 August 2014

Our next gallery reception is planned for  Friday August 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  

Our current Featured Artist is photographer Greg Kluempers.  Greg's work explores the relationship of forms, textures, and color in the everyday world. 

We are also hosting guest artists Jimmy Liu with his unique fired clay teapots, Adrienne Rosen, working with acrylics, oils, and watercolors, and Sandy Brooks' color pencils and pastels.    

The exhibit runs through August 16.
We look forward to seeing you next Friday. 

CG Map
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

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