Wednesday, January 27, 2016

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Saturday, 30 January 2016

Muriel Eulich, Image



“I believe that figurative art has a strong role in creating social change. Therefore, figurative art has played a big role in contemporary art today,” explains Victor Wang, juror for Clearly Human II.

Clearly Human II, St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s new exhibition, explores the human form in all media. The most enduring themes in the visual arts, the human form has been drawn, painted and carved since ancient times and represented in many different ways. This juried exhibit opens January 22.  A FREE Reception is planned January 30, 6 – 9pm, to recognize exhibiting artists, announce awards, and kick off the Artists’ Guild’s 130th birthday celebration. There will be figure drawing demonstrations and more. This exhibit is on display through February 27, 2016.

“I selected works which engage my curiosity with an interesting personal idea,” describes Wang. “I’m not only looking for the mystery of the artwork but the mastery of the surface - how the artist can carry on the figurative tradition skill with the unique interpretation of dialogue.”

About the Juror:  Victor Wang’s paintings use the human figure as a vehicle to convey the human experience with the emotional tension and psychological drama of life’s turning points. In addition to his paintings’ surface quality, he often uses sunflowers, a reference to his boyhood in China during the Cultural Revolution, as a metaphor to connote his background and emotional stage. Victor Wang is an artist, author, and a Professor in Painting and Drawing, Department of Fine Arts, Fontbonne University in St. Louis.

Exhibit Related Programs: Figurative drawing classes and workshops, a Friday night draw-in, and a gallery artist talk have been planned to coincide with this exhibit. Please view our class schedule online at

Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm. Sat. Closed Sun., Mon., holidays.

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 N. Jackson Ave. at Forsyth Blvd


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Reese Gallery: Friday, 5 February 2016

Keeping Time: Measuring the Immeasurable

with artists Elysia Mann and Joseph Pintz

Opening Reception: Friday, February 5th, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 pm

Upcoming exhibit, Keeping Time: Measuring the Immeasurable brings the work of poet and printmaker Elysia Mann in conversation with ceramic artist and sculptor Joseph Pintz. In "Keeping Time," these two artists observe the moment by counting, stacking, measuring and collecting. Pintz, with an abacus as tall as the human form, reminds us to have presence in our more methodical tasks. Artist | poet Elysia Mann writes, "Slow down, slow down. the word to the letter, the image to the line. These marks are not links are not portals are on paper. Labor imprints a now meant for later."  The work of Pintz and Mann allow us to contemplate the idea of distinct units within the context of undivided spacelessness.

Celebrated Lebanese American essayist, mystical poet and novelist, Kahlil Gibran often describes our attempt to measure the immeasurable as a stalling point in the human condition. He writes in his poem On Time, "You would measure time the measureless and immeasurable....But if in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons."

Exhibition run: 2.5.16 to 3.5.16
Eours: Wed & Sat 1-4pm or please call for an appointment
Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
St. Louis | MO | 63118


Monday, January 25, 2016

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 5 February 2016

JILL DOWNEN: As If You Are Here

BARRY ANDERSON: Fragments of Space [The Room]
Media Arts Room

February 5 – March 12, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 2016 6 to 9 pm

Jill Downen’s exhibition, As If You Are Here, activates the volume of the main gallery through a series of miniature rooms situated inside of walls and viewed through small windows. The intimate interiors flow from an imagined place of diversity from the humble to the sacred; the industrial to the refined. Downen’s shaping of materials such as plaster, concrete, gold leaf and glass afford each room its haptic presence; surfaces and forms seem to defy their scale, illuminated by light and shadow. As If You Are Here invites viewers to unlock a desire to explore and discover conditions that shelter the human imagination.

In the Media Arts Room, the gallery presents a video work by Kansas City-based video artist Barry Anderson. This is the artist’s second exhibition with the gallery. Fragments of Space [The Room] is composed of two video animations, one projected and one on a small monitor, depicting an endless journey through an empty minimalist space that becomes part funhouse ride and part existential crisis.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm & by appointment

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Norton's Fine Art: Saturday, 13 February 2016

Opening Night- Saturday, February 13th: 5 - 8
Meet the photographers, have a glass of wine and enjoy the show with your Valentine.
Two local St. Louis artists, Michael Rubin and Charles Dana, share the gallery with their respective photographic specialty just in time for Valentine’s Day. Come by with your loved one, have a glass of wine and take in this beautiful photographic experience.
- Photographs available in a variety of sizes & prices -

May Gallery: Friday, 22 January 2016

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Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

© T. Ann Tolin

22 January - 19 February 2016
Opening Reception Friday, 22 January, 5-7 pm

Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner-Alvey, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Tony Carosella, Dan Dreyfus, Christine Giancola, Phil Grey, Thomas Groves, David Hanlon, Greg Landrum, Holger Lang, Sean Leahy, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Caroline Philippone, Jennifer Silverberg, Kristian Skeie, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Matt Weber

(Mr. Arese Visconti and Mr. Skeie teach at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Grey teaches at Regents University, London; Mr. Groves teaches at Webster University Cha'Am; Mr. Lang teaches at Webster University Vienna; Mr. Leahy teacher at Webster University Leiden.)

and in the Small Wall Gallery, Ryan Duffy: Floral Figure

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm. May Gallery events are free and open to the public. Please join us

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 12 February 2016

Aquilegia/Columbine: Clouded By,” relief monoprint, diptych 15 x 23 inches, 2015
John Burroughs wrote, “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” The Bonsack Gallery at the school named for the poet/naturalist will feature “Planting(s),” an exhibit of nature prints by Sharron Pollack, from February 12 through April 6. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, February 12.

“Planting(s)” speaks to Pollack’s profound interest in and connection to plants – their texture, structure and growth patterns. Rooted in intense observation and unique visualization, her recent work presents flowers, leaves and seedpods in evocative ways that transcend the familiar.

Pollack uses intaglio, relief and digital printing processes alongside the tradition of 19th-century nature printing to create metaphors about people, communities and situations. She uses plants as cultural signifiers of happiness as well as lamentations for the fallen.

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 Dark Room: Friday, 5 February 2016


SKIN” by Krista Valdez, our next photography exhibition, opens in conjunction with First Fridays in Grand Center on February 5th. The reception will last from 6-9pm and gives patrons a chance to meet & mingle with the photographer & curator, Jason Grey. SKIN will run through the end of March.


The subject of personal identity in human beings has never before been raised on such a universal level as it is in today’s world.  “Identity” is a person’s brand; it is the singular tool, which expresses both promotion and self-reflection.  In sheer availability, the scope of that expression is larger and further reaching than ever.  With social media, we are encouraged to indulge in self-obsession, and led to believe that, the more we do it, the closer we get to the truths of our being.  This personal pursuit, however, is also a public spectacle, and so those who perform it most interestingly are generally the ones rewarded with some form of closer study on a massive scale; the results can be positive or negative.  In other words, those who understand best how to correlate the technology available with the attention they receive, or those who are most unabashed in their public performances, are the ones most likely to move their “brand of identity” onto broader platforms of promotion.  However, truly achieving the self-reflective aspect of one’s very publicized identity can be a trickier struggle, and one that seldom few, if any, might actually achieve.
For her series SKIN, Krista Valdez seeks not the self-referential spotlight that motivates most actors on the social media stage, but rather a true peeling-back of the layers.  As an introspective woman in a culture that sexualizes or asexualizes everything feminine, Valdez takes the extreme risk to lay it all bare- her body, her emotions, her desires.  But for her to assess and define, not for others.  She is not running away; she is confronting the issue of “who is Krista really versus who Krista has been molded to be?”  What does the true self look like?  It is worth also noting that the catalyst for this exploration is pain.  The artist has lost something/someone, and thereby been pushed to discover what of herself remains.
"The process of discovering my skin was an extension of a two-year sculptural examination of past experiences that influenced the choice I made to suppress my inner self. SKIN became an understanding of my vulnerabilities in their rawest form; pure, unfiltered expositions of my thoughts and past situations that manipulated my social abilities. Simultaneously giving power to my previously muted emotions. By elevating my desires, fears, inadequacies, and anxieties as formal introductions to my identity, I was able to separate experience and visceral reaction."
- Krista Valdez
615 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Monday, January 18, 2016

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 29 January 2016

Spring Exhibitions Open January 29

7-9p public reception 

Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery 

Teaching Gallery 

Also on view:
Garen Gallery

Join us for the member preview by becoming a member. Visit to join.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 15 January 2016

Human Form and Dance - The Exhibit

Ron’s exhibit explores the incredible beauty, strength, athleticism and grace of the human form through various movement art forms, such as modern dance, ballet, acrobatics, aerial and other disciplines. Key to Ron’s exploration of the human form is the use of various lighting techniques, including silhouettes, side light, top light and other techniques

Reception Friday January 15th, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Exhibition dates January 3rd through February 13th

Guest Artists
Phyllis Gomes – Photography of Hawaii

Wednesday-Friday 11a.m to 6pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm

Clayton Fine Art Gallery 
21 N. Bemiston Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105


Saturday, January 09, 2016

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 11 March 2016

Allen Kriegshauser
Adventures in Color:  Landscapes, Figures and Florals

will open at Grafica Fine Art on Friday, March 11 with an opening reception from 6 to 9 pm.  When you look at Allen’s artwork, the first thing that you notice is the clarity his colors – they are “pure”.  The show will be open through April 8.  

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO  63119
(314) 961-4020

Friday, January 08, 2016

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 16 January 2016

January 16-February 18, 2016 
Linda Wilmes, Festive Dragon. 2015. Watercolor on Paper, 32.5"x24.5.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 6-8 P.M.Art St. Louis

Creatures was a juried exhibition open to artists 21 & older living in St. Louis and the surrounding 200-mile radius. For this exhibit, 200 artworks were submitted by 119 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by exhibition Jurors Charles Houska and Heather Woodson, from which they selected 51 artworks in a variety of media by 41 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final show.

Artworks featured in this exhibit are all about creatures, real or imagined. Some of the creatures are critters, beasts, humans, and animals. A variety of styles, techniques and media are represented in the show and artworks featured include ceramics, collage, digital media, drawing, encaustic, painting, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, wood, and more.

Jurors Charles Houska and Heather Woodson selected 51 artworks in a variety of media by 41 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final show.

Artworks featured in this exhibit are all about creatures, real or imagined. Some of the creatures are critters, beasts, humans, and animals. A variety of styles, techniques and media are represented in the show and artworks featured include ceramics, collage, digital media, drawing, encaustic, painting, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, wood, and more.

Serving as Jurors for Creatures were Heather Woodson and Charles Houska, St. Louis, MO. Heather Woodson ceramic sculptor and art educator. Charlie Houska is an artist and gallery owner 

The 41 featured artists are:
Alaska Adams, Overland, MO
Michael Albers, Wildwood, MO
Adrian Aquilino, Richmond Heights, MO
Marianne Baer, Glendale, MO
Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO
David Bigler, Maplewood, MO
Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL
Emily Bush, St. Louis, MO
Rhonda Choate, Brentwood, MO  
Andrea Coates, University City, MO
Nicole Cooper, Richmond Heights, MO
April Dill, Herrin, IL
Dion Dion, Manchester, MO
Emily Elhoffer, Wentzville, MO
Connie Farhang, Carbondale, IL
Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO
Mark Appling Fisher, St. Charles, MO
Michael Frank, St. Louis, MO
Susan Garrett, Olivette, MO
Rafael Hurtado, University City, MO
Paul Ivkovich, St. Louis, MO
Robert Kokenyesi, St. Louis, MO
Casey Lowry, Urbana, IL
Megan McCully, Dardenne Prairie, MO
Justin Miller, Cape Girardeau, MO
Alex Paradowski, St. Louis, MO
Debi Pickler, St. Charles, MO
Michael Rudolf, St. Louis, MO
Jennifer Sarti, St. Louis, MO
Terri Shay, Richmond Heights, MO
Den Smith, Green Park, MO
Mark Swain, St. Louis, MO
Andy Van Der Tuin, Olivette, MO
Russell Vanecek, St. Louis, MO
Margaret von Kaenel, University City, MO
Joy L. Wade, St. Louis, MO
Dave Warren, Springfield, IL
Dahven White, St. Louis, MO
Linda Wilmes, Wentzville, MO
Aaron Wood, Collinsville, IL
David Yates, Edwardsville, IL

Join us in the Gallery on Saturday, January 23, when we host a free one-hour Gallery talk at 11 a.m. with several of the featured artists from the Creatures exhibition. Guests may enjoy complimentary coffee tastings courtesy of Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Cafe while learning about the artists and their artworks. Artists may bring in samples of their other work or present a brief demo of their media & techniques. Guests will walk with the artists through the Gallery as they talk about their works on view in the exhibition. Seating is limited.

Saturday, January 23, 11 a.m.

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Art Saint Louis Gallery
& Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café
at the Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.,  Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  
Closed Sundays & major holidays.  

Philip Slein: Friday, 29 January 2016

Gabriele Evertz, Intensification (Domicile), 2014, Acrylic on canvas over panel, 60 x 60 inches

Reception: Friday, January 29th, 5-8 pm runs through March 12th

For over a decade the visionary gallery Minus Space, based in Brooklyn, has been garnering the attention of the international art scene with its presentation of reductive abstract art. The Philip Slein Gallery is proud to present COLOR, an exhibition of the work of three painters from Minus Space who utilize color not only in the formalism of their work, but more deeply to create intensities of mood and emotion.

GABRIELE EVERTZ writes of her work, "Color is a force of energy. It becomes visible when it strikes a surface. Then it can be measured and named. The visible is a living sensation where seeing, thinking and feeling converge."

ROBERT SWAIN writes of his work,"Color is a form of energy...that stimulates perceptual processes and is instrumental in conveying emotions."

SANFORD WURMFELD is a scholar of color relationships and an exacting technician in the execution of his paintings, yet he summarizes his work with the mantra, "There should be soul in every painting, no matter what you do."

All three of these painters share a passion for color, for geometry, and for precision, but the strength of the work is in the emotion their works create. It is this strength that is, in the end, the true focus of this exhibition.

Also showing in the Project Space is VANITAS, an exhibition of work by MATTHEW DELEGET, founder and director of Minus Space Gallery. Matthew writes regarding the Vanitas paintings,“For this exhibition, I am presenting a suite of new monochrome paintings made of enamel spray paint on canvas and highly decorative frames. The works fuse painting and its formal presentation into a single visual experience and examine perceived issues of taste and authority within the theater of an exhibition space. These works were specifically informed by Dutch vanitas/still life painting of the 16th-17th centuries, Piet Mondrian’s neoplastic paintings from the 1920s-1940s, and the Radical Painting Group active in NYC during the 1970s-1980s.”

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

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End

Duane Reed: Friday, 29 January 2016

BARRY LEIBMAN: Imaginary Gardens, A Collection of Recent Works
January 29th through March 5th
Opening Reception Friday, January 29th from 5-8 p.m.

Leibman’s images act as a visual translation from the language of music or written word, evoking the synesthetic qualities existent within the work. The subject matter of his paintings includes passages from novels and musical compositions.“These current paintings continue my on-going interest in musicians and composers. Previous solo exhibitions have concentrated on Mozart, Erik Satie, Hand-Made American Music, Charlie Parker, and Gustav Mahler. These new paintings depict “imaginary gardens” of various composers ranging from Beethoven to Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk to Vivaldi, Dmitri Shostakovich to John Cage. The “garden” elements are sometimes abstracted, sometimes observed from above, sometimes at night, sometimes only as a single element. They are, after all, “imaginary,” not representations of real gardens. I do think, however, that the music and the personality of each composer can be discerned in the paintings.” - Barry Leibman

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 - 5pm.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 22 January 2016

 “New Beginnings” reception, Friday, January 22, from 5-9 pm -featuring  Randall Messina, Richard Gordon and 30 other artists.  Available from January 6 thru March 4, 2016.
Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore
Old Webster Groves
(314) 402-1959

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

CAM: Friday, 15 January 2016

Spring exhibitions open Friday, January 15

Member Preview 6:00 pm
Public Reception 7:00–9:00 pm

This spring CAM fills the Museum with a selected survey of the preeminent figurative painter Lisa Yuskavage; the kinetic sculptures of Arcangelo Sassolino; new work by Tala Madani, Arlene Shechet, Peter Sutherland, Ned Vena, and The Propeller Group; and artwork created by the St. Louis community through CAM’s ArtReach program.

Main Galleries
Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood

Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood presents twenty-five years of the New York-based artist’s work, espousing her bold vision for contemporary figurative painting.

Main Galleries
Arcangelo Sassolino: Not Human
Arcangelo Sassolino: Not Human is the Italian sculptor’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States, featuring his kinetic sculptures that breathe, explode, punch, and crush.

Front Room
Tala Madani: First Light
Tala Madani: First Light, the first American solo museum exhibition by the Tehran-born, Los Angeles-based artist, premieres a series of new paintings as well as a stop-motion animation made expressly for her presentation at CAM.

Project Wall & Courtyard
Peter Sutherland: Forests and Fires
Forests and Fires is Michigan-born, New York-based artist Peter Sutherland’s first solo museum exhibition, featuring new site-specific work for CAM's project wall and courtyard.

Arlene Shechet: Urgent Matter
Across plaster, porcelain, paper, and clay, New York-based artist Arlene Shechet’s intensive, playful practice consistently pushes the boundaries of what sculpture can be.

Ned Vena: Paintings Without Borders 2
Paintings without Borders 2 is New York-based artist Ned Vena’s first solo museum exhibition, featuring new work made expressly for his presentation at CAM. 

Street Views
The Propeller Group
Street Views—CAM's exterior projection series on the Museum's facade—features a new video by The Propeller Group, a multidisciplinary collective comprising Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles-based artists Phunam Thuc Ha, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, and Matt Lucero.

Education Gallery
ArtReach: Entwined
ArtReach: Entwined showcases quilting and collage made over the past year in workshops with over thirty art classes and eight community groups throughout St. Louis.