Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Vino Gallery: Friday, 13 November 2015


Featuring new artwork by: O.U.R.(Operation Urban Renewal), Jennifer Bock Nelson, John Bartz, Adrienne Sandusky, Adam W Johnson, Elliot Head, and Anthony Schnitzmeier. 

Opening Reception at The Vino Gallery on Friday, November the 13th from 6 PM to 9PM

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.  

Saint Louis, MO 63108

Componere Gallery: sunday, 1 November 2015

 Scott Petty: “Impressions” (Drawings & Oil Paintings)
 Exhibition: Nov. 1–28, 2015
Sunday Reception: 2–4 p.m., Nov. 1, 2015

Scott Petty quite often finds beauty in the mundane. His choice of subject matter is frequently an ordinary scene that might go unnoticed by others. An avid bike rider, Scott uses his rides as an opportunity to scout out locations for painting, returning later to capture the scene 
in a drawing or an oil painting.

“The two groupings of recent paintings in my   Impressions exhibition reflect two of my longstanding painting interests. The first is landscapes, especially landscapes with bridges. 
My second-favorite subject is people, and for this show I’ve selected unposed people gathered in common activities.

“In addition to my identity as an artist, I am an enthusiastic bicyclist, so I often use bicycling as a resource for my work. Some of the bridge paintings in this exhibition are of impressions from images
I snapped while riding my bicycle along the Riverfront Bicycle Trail.”

Componere Gallery: sunday, 1 November 2015

Omer Huremovic: “Survivors IV” (Tree Sculptures)

Sunday Reception: 2–4 p.m., Nov. 1, 2015
Exhibition: Nov. 1–28, 2015

Explaining the inspiration for his artistic creations that resonate deeply with viewers, Omer says, “My work bears shadows of my past. Experiences in my native Bosnia and Herzegovina––a country plagued by war and destruction––sparked my desire to give shape to the wonders of nature.” 

“My fascination with trees became the overriding inspiration and key component in my visual vocabulary. In my trees––made of electrical copper wire, aluminum welding wire and rocks that I find or that are given to me by friends and family who support my artistic efforts––I strive to create the sensual, delicate yet strong, dynamic curves that mirror nature’s bountiful manifestations.

“In the past year, I have broadened my focus beyond trees to include wall sculptures and accessories such as clocks and vases. These pieces––made of scrap steel, aluminum and copper and often containing a high gloss–– provide an even greater opportunity for me  to express my artistry. Like my trees, they draw in and reflect a changing light, creating shadows and encouraging contemplation 
of the contrasts that surround us.”

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Kranzberg Arts Center: Friday, 20 November 2015

FiftyOneBowie - Portraits by Mark Dethrow
Closing Reception November 20 / 6 – 9p

The Kranzberg Arts Center cordially invites you to a final night of rock n' roll revelry as only the iconic David Bowie could inspire. Join us for a night of music, cocktails, and your final opportunity to take home a piece of this unforgettable retrospective.  This is also your last chance to peer into the creative mind behind FiftyOneBowie when artist Mark Dethrow speaks about his work and process.

Fifty-one years ago, iconic rocker David Bowie released his first single, “Liza Jane,” under the name Davy Jones and The King Bees.  Since then, Bowie has proven himself to be one of the most visually fascinating figures of our time.  

With FiftyOneBowie, St. Louis based artist Mark Dethrow draws inspiration from the wealth of source material that has captured the chameleon performer over the course of his career. Expertly “borrowing” from concert photography and album covers, Dethrow has created fifty-one portraits that honor both Bowie and the many artists who have immortalized him 

Kranzberg Arts Center
In The Heart of Grand Center
St. Louis, Missouri 

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 13 November 2015

Philip Taaffe, Lumen 2004
Reception Friday, November 13th, 5-8 pm runs through December 19th

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Works On Paper 2015, a broad range of drawings by some of the country's leading artists. Some are old friends that have not been shownhere in recent  years including Carroll Dunham, Richard Artschwager, Alice Maher, and Bill Jensen.

Ron Gorchov's recent large-scale sculpture/painting was recently seen at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, but his intimate watercolors on exhibition at the Philip Slein Gallery add a different dimension to viewing his work.

Philip Taaffe’s large-scale paintings on paper give a fresh perspective to our understanding of his oeuvre as well.

Dan Walsh’s inclusion precedes an upcoming exhibition in the gallery’s project space, while Wardell Milan introduces St. Louis to work which is taking New York by storm. \

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

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End

Friday, October 16, 2015

Duane Reed: Friday, 23 October 2015

October 23 — December 12, 2015

Opening Reception - Friday, October 23, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
 Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present the sculptural works of John Garrett. John Garrett was raised in southern New Mexico, influenced by Native American arts and crafts. His intrigue with the tools, systems and materials involved in weaving and other textile constructions were nurtured and developed through courses with Neda Al-Hilali and Marion Stewart. Garrett’s work is an engrossing exploration in tactile intricacies through repetition of form, while simultaneously providing the viewer with a myriad of textures and colors to explore.

October 23 — December 12, 2015

Opening Reception - Friday, October 23rd, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Duane Reed Gallery proudly presents the intricate oil paintings of Nancy Newman Rice.  Nancy Newman Rice states about her work:  “In my paintings, the viewer observes but does not enter as the confusion of space is meant for contemplation rather than adventure...My influences...extend to architectural drawings, the girders of anticipated buildings and especially scaffolding that fills those spaces. They are skeletons and place holders which define spatial containment, and are evidence of the sacred geometry that is the armature of empirical experience.” Rice’s work is deeply experiential, utilizing overlaid images that provide the viewer with a hypnotizing perspective; her paintings transcend time as one is able to view progression from conception to finalization as a singular moment.

Foundry Art Center: thursday, 22 October 2015

Opening Reception

OCTOBER 22, 2015

Juror Talk | 5:30 - 6:00 PM
Reception |6 - 8 PM

October 22 - December 4, 2015

We’ve all heard that “home is where the heart is”, but what does that mean to you? The Foundry Art Centre’s Juried

Exhibition Going Home asks the artist to explore the question

of what is meant by “home”. Is it a place, a feeling, a person, a concept? Does it ground you or set you free? Is it where you begin, end, or reside? This all-media exhibition showcases the artwork of over 45 artists who share with us their version of home.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Thursday, 15 October 2015

Laumeier Sculpture Park celebrates the public opening of the new Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center with its fall exhibition openings, including an indoor exhibition and outdoor commission by the Raqs Media Collective and the 2015 Kranzberg Exhibition Series, Zlatko Ćosić + Ashley McQueen: Harmony in 3.

Thursday, October 15, 5:00–8:00 p.m

Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
Saint Louis, Missouri

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Gallery 210: Saturday, 17 October 2015

Tom Huck: Hopeless Americana
October 17-December 5, 2015

The exhibition of over 50 works will feature new and old, gathered together in one place! Included in the exhibition will be selections from Two Weeks in August: 14 Rural Absurdities, The Bloody Bucket, Snacktime Marcy, Hillbilly Karma Sutra, the triptychs Brandy Baghead and The Tommy Peepers from his Booger Stew Series. Also featured will be examples of Huck's many illustrations for the Village Voice and promotional ephemera from his Evil Prints studio. Artwork borrowed from local collections, regional institutions, and East and West Coast print shops "Hopeless Americana" offers a comprehensive overview of over 20 years of work by one of America's premier printmakers

 A reception for Tom Huck: Hopeless Americana will be held Saturday, October 17 beginning at 4:00PM with a discussion on the work of Tom Huck featuring panelists Richard S. Field, Curator Emeritus of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from Yale University Art Gallery; Elizabeth Wyckoff, curator of Prints, Drawing and Photographs, St. Louis Art Museum; Sherry Leedy, Director of Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO, and Tom Huck, Evil Prints, St. Louis, MO followed at 5PM-7PM with a reception for the artist. The public is invited.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM -5PM

Gallery 210
University of Missouri-St. Louis
44 Grobman Drive
(315) 516-5976

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 16 October 2016

Two New Group Exhibits Opening at Framations focus on the significance of friendship and family

Beginning October 16, Framations Art Gallery will feature two new group exhibits; one will feature a group of eight artists that have had a recurring exhibit at Framations, the other is a group of artists who are siblings and showing together as a group for the first time.  Both exhibits will begin with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 16 from 6-8pm and will continue through November 19. 

The upcoming exhibit in the Main Gallery focuses on a group of female artists called the Circle of Eight. They are a group of eight artists, brought together by Natalie Fleming, when she moved to St. Charles, MO.  The Circle of Eight consists of Diana Saffo Bono, Virginia Dragschutz, Jessica Dreyer, Ethel M. Ferrett, Natalie Fleming, Crystal Goldkamp, Annette McGarrahan, and Nancy M. Young. The primary focus of their work includes paintings in watercolor and acrylic, photography, mosaics, and mixed media. This will be their fourth group exhibit at Framations. 

In Gallery Two during this time will be Sibling Revelry, an exhibit of work by four siblings exhibiting together for the first time. This exhibit will feature the work of four siblings: Paul Kiefer, David Kiefer, Stephan Kiefer, and Serena Kiefer Boschert. Their mediums include woodworking, painting, photography and ceramics respectively.

Each of these group exhibits will be on display October 16 - November 19. The Opening Reception on October 16 is free and open to the public.  More information about both exhibits can be found at www.framations.com.  

Saturday, October 03, 2015

May Gallery: Friday, 9 October 2015

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Kristian Skeie
Life After Genocide

Srebrenica, Bosnia. 520 coffins being carried into the Potocari battery factory in preparation for the "Burial of the Dead" at the Potocari Memorial cemetery. July 11th, marking the day when Srebrenica fell in 1995.Rwanda. Révérien Rurangwa in Switzerland. His place, his home, is here, in Switzerland. On April 20th 1994, 43 members of his closest family were brutally murdered in the Rwandan genocide, in front of his eyes. He lost an arm, an eye and was stabbed in multiple places. In December 2014, we went back to Rwanda in order to visit his former home village, Mugina.

2 - 30 October 2015
with a talk on Friday 9 October, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Opening Reception Friday, 9 October, 5-7 pm

continuing in the Small Wall Gallery,
Art Silverblatt: Cellphone Photography

May Gallery
8300 Big Bend
2nd floor, west wing
Webster Groves MO 63119