Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Art at the Station: Thursday, 4 June 2015

Art at the Station presents
Jane McDowell
June 1 to June 29
Opening Reception:  Thursday, June 4, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Kirkwood Train Station
Kirkwood MO

Paint St. Louis: Friday, 29 May 2015

Manchester, England by David Gaynor

David Gaynor: Travel Photography

Exhibit & Reception Friday Evening, May 29, 2015, 7-9 PM

Paint St Louis Studios 
1926 Allen Avenue 
St Louis, MO 63104

Monday, May 25, 2015

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 26 June 2015

Provocative Desire
Triesch Voelker
June 26th - July 11th
Opening Reception Friday, June 26th from 5-8 p.m

Duane Reed Gallery is proud to present a pop-up exhibition featuring the work of ceramic artist Triesch Voelker. The exhibition will feature Voelker’s illustrated functional ceramics, which are boldly fixed with images of vulnerability, pride, and desire.

Desire is an intoxicating feeling. Desire is an appetite, an all-consuming obsession to those urges, subjects, and memories that appeal to our raw emotional and physical senses. How appropriate, then, it is for Voelker to adorn dinnerware with the implications of desire. Voelker manages to serve us a hearty portion of personal narrative while retaining within his illustrations a shared human experience. Utilizing bold line and color while achieving an evocative minimalism, his work is arousing, sophisticated, and palpable.

A portion of the proceeds will support Pride St. Louis, Inc. The exhibition opens Friday, June 26th with a reception that evening 5 – 8pm, and will be on view through July 11th. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
314.361.4102 f

Friday, May 22, 2015

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 5 June 2015


Thursday, May 21, 2015

White Flag Projects: Friday, 22 May 2015

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Duane Reed: Friday, 29 May 2015

May 29 — July 3, 2015

"Into the Woods"

featuring the works of

Miles Bair — Ahzad Bogosian — Bonnie Seeman — Jeffrey Vaughn

Duane Reed Gallery presents the works of artists Miles Bair, Ahzad Bogosian, Bonnie Seeman, and Jeffrey Vaughn in a contemporary glimpse of our natural environment. The exhibition opens Friday, May 29th with a reception that evening from 5 – 8 pm, and will be on view through July 3rd. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5 pm.
MILES BAIR — Bair's His landscape paintings capture an essence of natural beauty and wonder. The deliberate and considerate placement of the thousands of dots that compose his visions provide rich contrast to the black underpainting and the ethereal, shimmering metallic leaf. 
AHZAD BOGOSIAN — Channeling the Midwest and Western landscapes as sources for his mood-rich paintings, Bogosian has developed an extensive and breathtaking body of work. His work is a response to the atmospheric, sublime qualities and spiritual essence that exists in landscapes. 
JEFFREY VAUGHN — Vaughn has focused his energies as an artist working in landscapes for over twenty years. He approaches his work with a quiet contemplativeness that reflects the serene aspects of the natural world and reveals the underlying spiritual nature that can be found in the environments he portrays. 
BONNIE SEEMAN — Seeman grew up in Miami, Florida with a propensity towards anatomy illustration and the dazzling colors and rich foliage of the Miami landscape. Developing her technique with porcelain and glass, Seeman channeled this inspiration; the resulting vessels are beautiful and macabre combinations of anatomical parts and plant forms. Often the utilitarian vessels open to reveal her trademark dichotomy between outward beauty and visceral illness. Instead of dwelling on dying, Seeman’s palpable forms culminate in an acute awareness and awe toward life, renewal, nature, and vitality. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Steinberg Hall Gallery: Thursday, 14 May 2015

Opening Reception
5p, Givens Hall & Steinberg Hall Gallery

YES 6.0 Annual End Show  

Join the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design for the opening of YES 6.0, their sixth annual year end show. You can find undergraduate work in Givens Hall, and graduate work in Steinberg Hall Gallery. 

fort gondo: Saturday, 16 May 2015

Opening Reception 
7-10p, fort gondo compound for the arts, 3151 Cherokee St. 

Rodeo Bridges 
On View May 16-June 6

Daniel Stumeier, Rodeo Bridges.

Rodeo Bridges
features the work of St. Louis-based painter and sculptor Daniel Stumeier.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 29 May 2015


presents the exhibition: Jefferson, NY

Opening reception Friday, May 29th, 2015 from 5-8PM

Joan Nelson, Untitled 785, 2015, Ink and spray enamel on wood panel, 12 x 12 inches

Over the past twenty-five years many artists who had studios in New York City have moved to more relaxing environments.  Often they locate in the quiet small towns of the Hudson River Valley, a few hours away from Manhattan, where studio space abounds, the cost of living is low, and the pace of life less frenetic.

One of these towns is Jefferson, New York, which is the home of the artists in this exhibition: Joan Nelson, Don Powley, Nancy Shaver, Kevin Larmon, and Editha Mesina.  Jefferson is a town with a population of about 1,200 founded shortly after the Revolutionary War.  It has been noted for its architectural landmark – a thirteen sided barn.  Soon it may become better known for the artists who have chosen to live there.

Commonality of place has allowed an exceptional diversity of form yet all have an intensity of purpose.  Kevin Larmon’s paintings, emerging from nature, reference the play between the known and the abstract.  Nancy Shaver’s collaged objects utilize the overly familiar to create a fresh look in a new space altogether. Don Powley creates a fresh look at language by inclusion and exclusion, while Editha Mesina’s self-portraits  and Joan Nelson’s landscapes haunt our way of looking at what we thought we knew.

Nancy Shaver, Density, distraction, light, 2013, wooden blocks, fabric, acrylic paint, house paint,
oil paster 25 x 25 x 3.5 inches


Monday, May 11, 2015

Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery: Friday, 15 May 2015

 Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery Hosts Opening for David Werner

David Werner: Hammered Steel at Cathy Gregory
May 15 to June 26, 2015
Opening reception Friday, May 15, from 6 to 9 pm

David Werner's work encompasses traditional blacksmithing – cutlery, weapons, tools – and the use of traditional forms and techniques where he creates contemporary sculpture suggestive of tools and mechanical apparatus in elegant formation with one another. The strength of his work lies not just in his mastering the technique, but a vision of elegance informing the subtle beauty of a hand tool or sculpture, knife or broad axe. Even a basic smithing tool in raw steel appeals due to his aesthetic consideration for its form. The work has solid character – each piece with a story to tell and each visually fascinating.

Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday 11 am to 5 pm

2000 S 39th Street
St. Louis, MO 63110

Friday, May 08, 2015

May Gallery: Friday, 8 May 2015

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8 May - 31 July 2015
Opening Reception Friday, 8 May, 5-7 pm

Victoria A. Caswell, Justin CunninghamMarissa Diekhoff, Kyle Florez, Mary Jo HarkinsIzaiah JohnsonDusty Kessler, Chalon Knight, Ashley Pieper, Kristen Pruser, Emily Layne Reynolds, Jennifer Suntinger, Lily Voss, Domineque Nicole Wold

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Duet: Friday, 22 May 2015

Caitlin Aasen (St. Louis) and Vusal Rahim (Baku, Azerbaijan)
May 22- July 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 6pm-8pm

Duet is pleased to announce the exhibition of Caitlin Aasen & Vusal Rahim on view from May 22 to July 17, 2015.

In Rahim’s work on paper a balance is struck between control and energy, order and dynamism. In Asian calligraphy the brush becomes an extension of the artist’s arm or indeed his whole body and Rahim has made sculptures on a small scale that actually turn the body into an extension of brushes and other machine parts. This artist’s work not only suggests the movement of the artist’s hand but also dangerous inner qualities. The works on paper and the playful sculptures push and pull between formal elegance and anarchic wit.

In the center of Aasen’s faded iridescence, a sort of receding recollection of space and color, the works are a blotter, something between a crushed orchid or a trampled monarch butterfly, there is an absence, if anything is present at all, it is a mute apparition staring back across the room. The paper and canvas veiled in stained rivulets, washed out residue of color appear delivering a sense of an introspective world trembling and stilled on the verge of disintegration.

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Noon - 5pm or by appointment

3526 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 10 July 2015


The exhibitions Apron Strings: Ties to the Past and The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is open Friday, April 10, 2015 to Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Foundry Art Centre.

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past reviews the apron’s role as an emotionally charged vehicle for expression with a rich and varied craft history that is still viable today. The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America presents how the techniques of piecing, patching, and appliqueing fabrics have been known to exist for centuries in different locales and cultures. Quiltmaking is considered by many to be the quintessential American folk art.

The Foundry invites everyone to join us for the closing reception from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Friday, July 10, 2015. The closing is free and open to the public. More information about both exhibitions is available at www.maaa.org and www.eusa.org.  Hours are Tuesday - Thursday from 10-8pm, Friday and Saturday from 10-5pm, and Sunday 12-4. Admission is free, and donations are welcome.

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center
in the Frenchtown district of Historic St. Charles.

World Chess Hall of Fame: Thursday, 14 May 2015

The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) is pleased to present antique ivory masterpieces from across the globe in the new exhibition Encore! Ivory Chess Treasures from the Jon Crumiller Collection. “The title of this show reflects two things: this is our encore presentation of incredible items from one of the world’s top collectors, and it is also an encore bow for rare sets that haven’t been widely viewed for many years – in some cases, for centuries,” said Shannon Bailey, WCHOF chief curator.

Mr. Crumiller is an avid chess player who lives in Princeton, New Jersey. The WCHOF first presented highlights of his collection in the 2013 exhibition entitled Prized and Played. The Encore! exhibition centers around Mr. Crumiller’s spectacular collection of antique ivory chess sets, boards, and tables. Over 2,500 individual items will be displayed, each representing a unique story and stunning level of artistry.
Ivory has become a controversial medium following tightened regulations by the U.S. government in 2014, which impacts the import, export, transfer, and sale of African elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn. The new limitations could extend to items that are more than 100 years old and have many institutions and collectors wondering at the fate of their antique objects.

“The beautiful, intricate work of these pieces goes against the common expectation of a chess set. It elevates our perception of both the medium of ivory and the subject of chess,” Bailey said. Viewing the Encore! exhibition provides an interesting perspective of history through chess. “These sets tell the stories of cultures influencing one another as trade routes are established, territories are colonized, and governments clash. It is a history and an art lesson in one beautiful presentation.”

Highlights of the exhibition include:
 Four ivory chess sets made by the Indian craftsmen of the East India Company (also known as the John Company) in the early-to-mid 19th century. A framed article from the Illustrated London News of April 1851 shows the artisans sculpting these exquisite ivory pieces, using only simple carving tools.
 A circa-1840 French ivory and polychrome figural chess set that brings the Battle of Waterloo to life on the chessboard. Napoleon and his Empress Marie Louise are matched against King George III and his wife Queen Charlotte, with other major pieces depicting the actual historical characters from the battle.
 A delicate mid-19th century German ivory chess set, likely made by designer and master carver/turner Michael Edel of Munich. Each piece is adorned with turquoise cabochons around the top and base.
 An early 20th-century Italian figural chess set of carved ivory mounted on wooden bases that pits the ancient Greeks against the Persians. The figures are engaged in activities that often epitomize those ancient cultures: music-making, philosophy, hunting, and waging battle.
 English ivory playing sets by the top Georgian and Victorian chess set manufacturers, including Dorothy & John Calvert, William Lund, George Merrifield, James Leuchars, and Charles Hastilow.

Encore! Ivory Chess Treasures from the Jon Crumiller Collection opens on May 14 and runs through October 18, 2015. Admission to the second floor gallery is free with a $5 per person recommended donation. Visit worldchesshof.org for details.

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis MO, 63108
(314) 367-WCHF

World Chess Hall of Fame: thursday, 14 May 2015

With a wink to his artistic heroes and a nod toward the captivating game of chess, Marcel Dzama returns to the World Chess Hall of Fame to present his most recent works in Marcel Dzama: Mischief Makes a Move.

The exhibition centers on Dzama’s 35-minute silent film titled Une danse des bouffons (A Jester’s Dance), which is inspired by the failed romantic affair between Marcel Duchamp and Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins. In this “Dadaist love story,” Martins (played alternately by Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Belgian model/actress Hannelore Knuts) must rescue her love from his obsession with chess. Members of Arcade Fire created the film’s musical score. Click here to watch the official trailer.

“Marcel’s film explores fascinating themes and art history references. He has created a world that is playful, intriguing, funny, frightening, and surreal…all at once,” said Shannon Bailey, chief curator at the World Chess Hall of Fame. The artist’s dioramas, sculpture, prints, and drawings will fill the gallery surrounding the video. Art and film lovers will delight in seeing how allusions to works by Francisco Goya, Joseph Beuys, Francis Picabia, David Cronenberg and others are woven into Dzama’s visual landscape.

Mischief Makes a Move opens on May 14 and runs through October 18, 2015. Admission to the first floor gallery is free with a $5 per person recommended donation. Visit worldchesshof.org for details.

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis MO, 63108
(314) 367-WCHF

beverly: Saturday, 9 May 2015

Can we live together, can we
New works from Catalina Ouyang
Part 1 of "Virgin Pacific," a summer pop-up exhibition series curated by Cole Lu
beverly (sister gallery of fort gondo), Cherokee Street

Opening reception Saturday, May 9, 7-10 PM

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 15 May 2015

Friday Gallery Evening Social
 Friday, May 15, 5 to 9pm.

Celebrating our show "Birds of a Feather".
This show runs through June 27th.
The artists at Green Door have been hard at work producing new art to share with you. Please come out for some refreshments and artful conversation and we will show you what we have been up to.

Please feel free to pass this invite on to all of your friends and family.

Green Door art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119