Friday, October 31, 2014

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

Opening Reception for Eric Greitens: Strength and Compassion
First Friday in Grand Center
November 7th, 2014, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Strength and Compassion brings together the best of Eric Greitens’ work with a striking series of the photographer’s reflections on the situations illustrated.  Engaging photographs from Rwanda, Cambodia, Albania, Mexico, India, the Gaza Strip, Croatia, and Bolivia, are combined in this exhibition.

Though the photographs were taken in different countries and amid different struggles, a common theme emerges: even in times of great hardship and in the face of great evil, people with strength and compassion can live with courage. We see the unmistakable, sometimes irreparable consequences of violence and war, yet we also see the unmistakable, always inspiring power of men, women, and children who live through these trials with dignity and emerge with hope.
International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-1999

Crossroads Community Room: Friday, 7 November 2014

In partnership with Turner Center for the Arts, Crossroads Church is hosting the "Gallery of Gratitude." Come and meet the artists, admire their work, and even purchase some of their art.  Enjoy a warm beverage; mingle with family, friends and neighbors; and show your support for the arts.

Friday, November 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Crossroads Community Room/Fellowship Hall
2640 Oakview Terrace
Maplewood, MO 63143

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Yeyo Arts: Saturday, 8 November 2014

Saturday, November 8.  6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join Erica Popp to celebrate the opening of "The Archive." This solo exhibition is a visual representation of her journey as an artist, from community college through graduate school. The show will feature mainly photography and prints, but we'll just have to see what else she can pull from her archives! All work will be for sale, with special pricing.

Light refreshments will be served.

Yeyo Arts
2907 South Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis 63118

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 14 November 2014

The Gallery at RAC Presents
TOYing with Digital

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, November 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, and at our gallery talk on December 2 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents TOYing with Digital, a photography exhibition produced by professional photographers using toy cameras. Typical characteristics of a toy camera are plastic lenses and very few controls. All of the artists featured in this exhibition have been working with one digital toy camera or another, and this exhibition highlights the results of an early foray into using toy cameras in the digital age.

ARTISTS: David B. Angell, Ryan Duffy, Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Olivia Joseph, Mark Katzman, Jennifer Silverberg, Susan Hacker Stang
CURATOR: Susan Hacker Stang
                TOYing with Digital continues through December 19.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday from 10am - 5pm;,                                 Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5pm.    
The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 7 November 2014

Gallery Reception
Friday, Nov. 7, 5 to 9pm.
You are invited to our reception Nov. 7 from 5 to 9pm.

Green Door art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 AM-5 PM,
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bruno David Projects: Thursday, 30 October 2014

October 30, 2014 – January 10, 2015
Opening Reception:Thursday, October 30, 2014 7-9 pm

Bruno David is delighted to inaugurate our second space in The Grove neighborhood of St. Louis with a special exhibition Road Show by Cindy Tower. Cindy Tower is a painter, sculptor, video and performance artist who lets her creative background shine through in her practices. Raw in spirit and conviction, Tower’s highly articulated works engage the viewer in a visceral, otherworldly experience. Composite views of decrepitude become metaphors of bodily functions and reflect the political climate of our modern world. Wet, gloppy oil paint is applied in a loose yet precise manner in which subjects continuously dematerialize and reemerge. Tower’s painting practice mirrors her concept of gradual accumulation that not only provides an exhausting, claustrophobic sensation but also raises questions regarding the complexity and level of exchange that occurs in our modern world. Presenting the themes of consumption, intimacy, obsolescence and loss, the paintings are an overwhelming celebration of materials and process. They provide the viewer with an intuitive, physical experience that both engages and engulfs him or her in the self-contained environment of each artwork.

ST. LOUIS MO 63110

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 7 November 2014

"Dreaming of a Journey with Sunflowers"

November 7 - December 31

Opening Reception Friday, November 7,  6 – 8 p.m.
Artist Talk - 6:30 p.m.

Atrium Gallery invites you to an upcoming solo exhibition of new paintings by Victor Wang. This newest body of work is even more intimate with the classical female figure as the center point, and symbol for the various emotions Wang expresses through these dramatic, narrative works.

He tries to capture the "journey" within his dreams in combination with experiences from his past.  The sunflowers in his paintings symbolize memories of his childhood and the experiences he had during the Cultural Revolution in China when youths were pushed to work on farms as part of the "Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside Movement."  Wang's works retell his dreams, frustrations, hopes, and meditations in every significant moment of the past.

In some compositions, he uses hidden words and visual deceptions to connote the notion that political language can manipulate and visually distort one's beliefs and life.  Concealed in the canvases are also some mythical elements from ancient Chinese culture.  By looking back on his journey through life, Wang has siphoned through the deceptions he experienced as a youth and now tries to understand the true value of human life.

Through vibrant and thickly applied paint, energetic and hyperactive brushwork, Wang is able to immediately engage and fascinate viewers with his large-scale oil paintings.  His timeless female figures coax, taunt, and intrigue, while a dense narrative of joy and pain unfolds in his brilliantly layered narrative works.  Utilizing elements of collage on the canvases, he not only expresses his own Chinese heritage, but also creates a multi-layered background for the depiction of beauty in Western women.  Victor Wang's haunting and bold canvases have become the visual equivalent of "East meets West."

The exhibition will run through December 31. Thursday - Saturday 10-5, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gallery at RAC: Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Alliance of Black Art Galleries Presents
Hands Up, Don't Shoot:
Artists Respond

RAC Opening Reception
 Saturday, October 18 from 4:00 - 6:00pm

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Artists Respond” is a visual art exhibition in response to the August 9, 2014 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jr. in Ferguson, MO and the aftermath.  This exhibition is organized by the Alliance of Black Art Galleries and artworks in this city and county-wide exhibition will be on display at eighteen different venues.  Artists were called upon to respond to were civil rights, oppression, justice issues, racial disparities and community empowerment.
ARTISTS ON DISPLAY AT RAC LOCATION: Howard Barry, Sami Bentil, Dion Dion, De'Joneiro Jones, Gundia Lock-Clay, Marilyn Robinson, John C. Suttoon III, Joy Wade

CURATOR:  Freida L. Wheaton, Alliance of Black Art Galleries

Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond continues through December 20.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday from 10am - 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5pm.    

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 17 October 2014


Opening Reception
Friday, October 17, 2014
5 - 9 PM

Interview of Leslie Laskey by Patrick Murphy on PBS, 2013 Watch interview
Documentary film Forty-Seven Views of Leslie Laskey, 2012 Watch excerpts

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 17 October 2014

"Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond"
Friday, Oct. 17
Opening Reception: 5 - 7 p.m.
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is one of 14 cultural venues that will host Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Artists Respond. The exhibition, which is presented by the Alliance of Black Art Galleries, will open with a. reception at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art and other venues. Each participating venue will display eight to 15 artworks.

More than 100 artists have participated in Hands Up, Don’t Shoot. The Alliance invited visual artists to respond to the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, MO. The artists interpreted Brown’s shooting and the Ferguson area without restrictions. Within the context of Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, the overriding issues center on civil rights, oppression, justice, free speech and community empowerment. The participating artists are primarily from the St. Louis and Kansas City areas; however, 12 states are represented.

“Utilizing multiple venues that share art for one exhibition, and all opening on the same day, is unprecedented. What this exhibition structure means is that to see the whole exhibit, one must cross community and municipal lines. It assures engaging in special and verbal dialog on terrain likely to be unfamiliar,” said Freida L. Wheaton, founder and exhibition curator for the Alliance of Black Art Galleries.

“We are calling upon all artists to bring their voice – visual art – to the Movement,” said Ms. Wheaton. “The subject matter of this exhibition was welcoming to some, and the challenge was to move forward to present this initiative in a way that focused on history. The combination of art and history worked here.”

For additional information regarding other participating galleries, please call Freida L. Wheaton at 314.494.4660 or visit Alliance of Black Art Galleries.

Hands Up continues until Dec. 20.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 6310

Monday, October 13, 2014

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 17 October 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 24 October 2014

Opening October 24th through November 29th

Jiyong LeeNew Work

Orange Purple Cuboid Segmentation

Drosophila Embryo Segmentation
Duane Reed Gallery presents the work of  glass artist Jiyong Lee. Exhibition opens Friday, October 24th with a reception that evening 5 -8pm. The exhibition will run through November 29th.

Lee' Segmentation Series is inspired by his fascination with cell division. He works with glass that has simultaneous transparency and opacity: two qualities that metaphorically represent the clarity and mysteries of biology. Similar to the way cells start to segment and become a life, the uniquely refined translucent laminated glass surface suggest the mysterious qualities of cells, and on a larger scale, the ambiguity of our temporal existence. As the viewer moves around Lee's objects the play of light transforms the sculpture into startling new forms which play on our perceptions and our expectations. The deceptive simplicity and understated intricacy of Lee's compositions represent the contradictory relationship between clarity and complexity found within life.
Andrew Brandmeyer
Holiday Postcard Stares

Duane Reed Gallery presents the work of Andrew Brandmeyer. In his first major solo exhibition, Brandmeyer displays his prodigious approach to the St. Louis urban landscape.
Recontextualizing traditional landscape and portraiture, Brandmeyer is aggressively sensitive to the character of his subjects, whether they be portraits of his friends or abandoned and degrading cityscapes. In his cityscapes, Brandmeyer embraces the history of St. Louis while conveying the condition of a once-grand city in decline. The surfaces of Brandmeyer's paintings reflect the quality of the city's surfaces from decades of peeling paint and fliers, graffiti, faded lettering, and erosion. The paintings' formal harmonies, and the seductive, tactile quality of the surfaces themselves, reinforce a message that beauty is defined by a buildup of experience and, ultimately, by survival (Julia Clift, Huffington Post). His portraits carry through the same surfaced textures, as if each person's presence is composed of peeling, built-up, and dissipating qualities.
4729 McPherson

Saint Louis, MO 63108

Gallery FAB: Saturday, 18 October 2014

Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond"
A Visual Art Exhibition Presented by the Alliance of Black Art Galleries

Gallery FAB presents a series of photographs as part of a region wide coordinated mixed media visual art program collectively addressing the tragic shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, collage, photography, sculpture, and new media films and digital experiments by artists from St. Louis and Kansas City areas. Participating artists includes artists from Illinois, Iowa, California, Texas, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and New Mexico.             

The installation at Gallery FAB will feature photography by artists Briana Collier, Jared Gastreich, Erica Jones, Tianxin Wang, and Lance Omar Thurman. The exhibition opens to the public on October 17. There is a reception for the artists on Saturday October 18 from 1PM to 3PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Freida L. Wheaton, curator of the exhibition writes "Protest Art" has historically been a means of documenting social and political movements, and we are calling upon all artists to bring their voices - visual art - to the Movement. We are recording what future generations will view as "Ferguson:" not the St. Louis County municipality, but a 21st Century Movement for law and justice." The overriding issues the exhibition addresses goes beyond the tragic death of Michael Brown, Jr. to larger social and political issues of civil rights, voting, oppression, justice issues, prosecutorial conduct, free speech, racial disparities, police brutality, community empowerment, and the right to assemble.

Gallery FAB
University of Missouri-St. Louis 
Fine Arts Building
Rosehill Road
Normandy, MO.

Compènere Gallery: Sunday, 2 November 2014

Jim Sokolik: Metamorphosis


 October 26th, 2014 -November 29th, 2014
 Sunday Reception: November 2nd, 2-4p.m.

Within nature's intimate space, I lose myself and the creative process begins.

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

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

Friday, October 03, 2014

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 10 October 2014

Lauren Pressler:  Latch and Plaque  October 10 - November November 7, 2014

opening reception October 10 5:00-8:00 pm

Latch and Plaque is a suite of sculptural works that use the proliferation of street barricades in St. Louis as a point of departure. This project germinated through research, interviews with historians, politicians and residents, traversing the urbanscape, and documenting desire lines and blockades. 

gallery hours 10:00-5:00 Tuesday - Saturday

Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd