Monday, February 29, 2016

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 25 March 2016

CARMON COLANGELO: Theory of Nothing

WILLIAM MORRIS: Immediacy of Distance
Media Arts Room

March 25 – May 21, 2016
Opening Reception:Friday, March 25, 2016 6 to 9 pm

Carmon Colangelo presents an installation that includes his newest body of prints, drawings, mixed media works and other ephemera inspired by cosmology and cartography, his recording of the everyday and other musings about the studio as a place of contemplation, making, play and production. Exploring the notion of connectivity, chance and disruption and in the age of social media, Colangelo translates, interprets, recodes and synthesizes his taxonomy of images and ideas that reflect universal themes and contemporary culture.

The exhibition will include a new series of prints in which Colangelo uses discarded laser off-cuts from architectural models as a “ready-mades” for printing. Over time, each iteration of Colangelo’s work has moved towards a greater clarity understanding the power of chance, juxtaposition, abstraction, color and composition in mapping the relational understanding of meaning. Wordplay is an essential element of Colangelo’s work and the Theory of Nothing is a satirical idea and project about trying to find a single equation to understand the universe (aka Theory of Everything) through the non-empirical form of art and exploring the concept of nothingness. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish a catalogue of the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography.

In the Media Arts Room, William Morris most recent work, entitled Immediacy of Distance, is an experimental documentary which uses super 8 film shot by the artist’s mother along with recordings of her recollections of growing up in a sharecropper's family in the Mississippi Delta. The project is an exploration of oral history, family, humanity, emotion and the universality of life experience as projected through the prism of his upbringing in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood on the city’s North Side of St. Louis, Missouri.

The video work “Immediacy of Distance” represents the union of the two distinct paths taken by the artist in his work that now come together as one. During the 1980’s and 2000’s, Morris created abstract works that pushed boundaries of image, texture and sound interspersed with shorter documentaries that represented meditations on glimmers of truth and differing perceptions of daily life. In this current work, he is now bridging his abstractions and his viewpoints on life in a part of the city that has all but disappeared and yet remains undocumented. This new video sheds light on a community of successive displacements – starting with waves of African-Americans who migrated north to St. Louis from the South and continuing through the latter half of the 20th century as the Wells-Goodfellow area where he grew up has been all but abandoned and neglected over time. The work also, prompts a more universal examination of one’s changing relationship with his or her familial roots.

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

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

Reese Gallery: Friday, 18 March 2016

from March 18th to April 16th
with the opening reception: Friday March 18th from 6pm to 9pm

Drift away in the upcoming exhibition, REVERIE, with NATE BETSCHART and JOANNA HOGE.  Joanna Hoge explores an ambiguous anatomy, where bodies are simultaneously incomplete and connected in a way that renders them open and amorphous.  Sewing over and through her compositions of floating figures, Hoge suggests the physical limitations of the body on the soul.  Daydreams darken in the clay work of Nate Betschart.  He hauntingly replaces once useful mechanical parts with porcelain counterparts.  Both artists explore the areas surrounding imagination, memory and desire.  Artist and illustrator Joanna Hoge, will be joining us at the opening reception.  

Hours: 1-4pm Wed & Sat or call for an appointment.

3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118

Bonsack Fallery: Friday, 8 April 2016

Clockwise from top left, Pilgrimage Marker (Denney), Hatchet Cluster (Jones), Winter Swine no. 5 (Allison), L’Aiguille Vert (Newman), Bogliasco 9 (Martin)

Burroughs faculty to exhibit in Bonsack Gallery

The John Burroughs School fine arts faculty, all of whom are practicing artists, will exhibit their work in a mixed media show in the Bonsack Gallery from April 8 through May 11.

·         Donya Allison will show a series of black-and-white acrylic wash drawings
created en plein air at farms in Indiana.
·         Andrew Denney will show Raku-fired ceramic sculptures inspired by the markers left at the base of the Bodhi Tree in the traditional Buddhist pilgrimage for enlightenment.
·         Howard Jones will display recent tool and furniture-based objects. 
·         Anne Martin will exhibit wash drawings as part of a continuing study from her work at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Bogliasco, Italy.
·         Andrew Newman will exhibit a series of mountain landscape photographs created primarily in locations he loves to climb.

All are invited to a reception hosted by the artists from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, April 8, in the gallery. 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.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 26 February 2016

Patrick Henning - Watercolors

You are invited to our artist reception at Clayton Fine Art Gallery
Friday February 26th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Patrick Henning's delicate watercolor landscapes

Guest artists include John Marcum Oil paintings, Joseph Squires watercolors from Route 66, Randy Carrier metal sculpture, Jeff McKee stone sculpture, Stephanie Gibson photography 
Exhibition Dates:  February 14th through March 26th

Gallery hours Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Sunday 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 N Bemiston Ave
ClaytonMO 63105

Friday, February 19, 2016

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 11 March 2016

Adventures in Color:
Landscapes, Figures Florals
Allen Kriegshauser

Friday, March 11 Opening reception 6-9 pm

Thursday, March 17 "Deconstructing my own work" 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Friday, April 8 Closing reception  5-7 pm 

 Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing7884 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63119

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 19 February 2016

Opens this Friday February 19 from 6 to 8pm

Vienna-based Slovenian artist Eva Petrić  has wide ranging practice working in photography, video, performance, sound and installation.   Her Webster installation subDUCTion zone poetically looks at geological process and the environmental impact on the human heart, stating: "My lace assemblages from my Hematoma series, made from old recycled, inherited, rejected, treasured, given and bought at flea markets illustrate the skin of the sea and the sky. They appear as the organs of the sea, its coral reef ruptured and hurt, reflecting at the same time the sky with its skin of the ozone layer ruptured and hurting, consequently also our own personal skins of our bodies suffering." 

Ms. Petrić will speak about her work at noon in Sverdrup room 123, 8300 Big Bend Blvd. (the building adjacent to the Hunt Gallery.)

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 25 March 2016

James Marshall & Aaron Karp
March 25th - April 29th
Opening Reception Friday, March 25th, 5-8 p.m.

Duane Reed Gallery is excited to showcase the work of James Marshall and Aaron Karp. Although different in choice of medium, these two artists both create visually powerful work that masterfully utilizes texture and surface quality. Furthermore, the relationship between these two artists work in terms of content is equally compelling: Karp approaches his paintings from the perspective of simultaneously concealing and revealing, playing out the metaphor that relates directly to his process of building and fracturing layers of paint. James Marshall’s ceramic pieces explore the quality of the liminal nature they represent. These objects exist just past the threshold of the subliminal realm at the point of emergence and its resulting openness and ambiguity. This relationship, existent in both aesthetic and philosophy, establishes a narrative between bodies of work, making for an engaging and stimulating experience for the viewer.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

Duane Reed Gallery
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 11 March 2016

Opening Reception Fri, March 11, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Please join us at Bullivant Gallery on Friday, March 11 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm or Saturday, March 12 from 10:00am - 2:00pm for a fine art photography exhibit and print sale with proceeds benefiting the Missouri Botanical Garden's Shaw Nature Reserve.

The exhibit features the work of three very talented photographers, Jack CurranBill Schwab, and Hans Strand, who have all spent considerable efforts documenting this extraordinary landscape.

There will be a silent auction for one of the prints to raise money for the Shaw Nature Reserve to help them restore their property from the recent flood damage. 
Bullivant Gallery
Grand Center for the Arts       

3321 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

National Blues Museum: Saturday, 2 April 2016

The National Blues Museum is pleased to announce that the first traveling exhibition to arrive at the museum is H.C. Porter’s interactive portrait series titled “Blues @ Home: Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends.” Visual artist H.C. Porter created 31 paintings of Mississippi-based blues artists and has paired them with oral histories from each subject. The exhibition includes images of world-famous performers, including the late David “Honeyboy” Edwards, the late B.B. King, and Bobby Rush.

The 31 mixed media original portraits were created through a process involving black and white photography, silkscreen transfer, acrylic paints and prismacolor pencils that enable the artist to add vibrant detail and imagery to each picture. In addition to shooting each portrait, Porter was able to record the artists speaking about their lives and their talents. Segments of the interviews can be heard through a handheld audio wand that allows visitors to listen at their own pace as they view a portrait.

“Blues @ Home” will open to the public on the Museum’s opening day, April 2, 2016. It will remain on view through June 1, 2016, inside the Scott and Diane McCuaig and Family Gallery.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Wash U Brown School: Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Sam Fox School logo

Celebrate the installation of  O N E E V E R Y O N E  by Ann Hamilton:
An Art on Campus project at the Brown School

Wednesday, March 2
6-7:45p, Thomas and Jennifer Hillman Hall
6p Reception 
Caleres Lounge and Terrace, 3rd Floor
Thomas and Jennifer Hillman Hall

6:30p Panel Discussion
Clark-Fox Forum
Thomas and Jennifer Hillman Hall

Ann Hamilton, Artist
Tonya Edmond, Associate Professor of Social Work, Brown School
De Andrea Nichols (BFA10, MSW14), Director, Civic Creatives and Community Engagement Manager, CAM St. Louis
Cynthia Williams, Assistant Dean for Field Education & Community Partnerships, Brown School

Moderated by Dr. Sabine Eckmann, Director and Chief Curator, Kemper Art Museum

Ann Hamilton (American, b. 1956). Clarence, Bryan, and De Andrea, from O N E E V E R Y O N E · St. Louis, 2015. Photomechanical print in porcelain enamel on steel panel, 58 x 45 x 1". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase, Art on Campus fund, Thomas and Jennifer Hillman Hall, 2015.

Monday, February 15, 2016

duet: Friday, 4 March 2016

Jarred Gastreich (St. Louis) and Christian Movila (Bucharest)

March 4-April 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4, 6pm – 9pm

Jarred Gastreich and Cristian Movila come together at Duet as a reflection on the complicated relationship between subjectivity, meaning and cultural society as well as a touching dedication to the streets in which their photographs were shot. A special significance toward the “shooting” of a photograph also haunts the juxtaposition of artists. Gastreich was present as a photojournalist during the disturbances in St. Louis following the shooting of Michael Brown and he captures not only the tension of that time, but also the quieter moments. Movila was present in Paris during the Bataclan massacre and shoots the bewildered response to those events as they unfold. The personal significance of many of these photographs and their wider symbolic meaning collapses a world that has shattered and ceased to be and events as yet to be fully understood.

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

3526 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103

Westminster Pres: Saturday, 20 February 2016

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Opening Reception 6-10 pm


Westminster Press presents Art. Work. The exhibition examines the relationship between craftsmanship, art labor, entrepreneurship, and fine art. The following participating artists have WashU affiliations: MFA candidate Kahlil Irving and Angela Malchionno of The Enamel Project.

Westminster Press
3156 Cherokee St.

Museum Blue: Friday, 19 February 2016

Tom Reed at Museum Blue. Opens February 19

TOM REED: the-in-between. 

Opens Friday, February 19. 

Museum Blue
750 N. 16th Street
St. Louis

ARCADE Museum: Saturday, 5 March 2016

Garry Passanise opens at ARCADE Museum on March 5, 2016

GARY PASSANISE. Selected Paintings: 1996-2016. 

Curated by Bruno David. Opens Saturday, March 5, 2016. 6-9 pm. 

812 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 4 March 2016

(Project Room)
Opening Reception:Friday, March 4, 2016 6 to 9 pm

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Linda Skrainka In conjunction with the upcoming retrospective exhibition “ Linda Skrainka: Reflections” (March 4 – May 15, 2016) at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA), Bruno David is pleased to present in the Project Room a small exhibition of Skrainka’s work, titled “Close to Home.”

Linda Skrainka’s brush strokes reflected her keen observations of the life around her. Her acute meditations on her everyday life and natural forces transcend the personal and make large, exquisite tributes to architectural stasis and the universality of change. Her work is imbued with minute details that human eyes often fail to register, making her paintings and drawings a treasure of rediscovery.

Skrainka painted shadows and mirrored surfaces with intelligence and a thoughtful artistic sensibility to create pictures within pictures. Her art-historical background informs the work.

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

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 4 March 2016

The Sheldon Art Galleries

Invite You to the Opening of Three New Exhibitions

Printmaking in St. Louis Now
An All-Gallery Exhibit
The exhibition is made possible in part by Northern Trust
Frank Trankina: Superheroes and Night Stories
The Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
The exhibition is made possible in part by Barbara and Arthur McDonnell
Susan Hacker Stang: reAPPEARANCES
The Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery

Friday, March 4, 2016
5 – 7 p.m., complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres
Galleries Open until 9 p.m.
For First Fridays in Grand Center

The Sheldon Art Galleries
3648 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Monday, February 08, 2016

Yeyo Arts: Friday, 12 February 2016

 Friday, February 12th, 6-8pm
"Adventures and Experiments: A Photography Exhibition "

An exhibition of work by student photographers at STLCC Flo Valley.
Myesha Tyler, Tahjanee Starr, Butch Rias, Elizabeth Rhubeck, Melissa Hardy, Scott Westcott, Brayon Calvin, Jim Ponder

Yeyo Arts
2907 South Jefferson

ARCH Design: Thursday, 11 February 2016

Burt Remis Photography Valentine's Exhibition at ARCH Design, Artwork & Framing
Thursday February 11, 2016 from 4pm-8pm 

You are invited to the ARCH Design Showroom as we debut the new works of St. Louis photographer Burt Remis. Join us for a glass of wine surrounded by beautiful prints to get you and your sweetheart in the mood for Valentine's Day.

Sauver la nuit pour l'amour d'art.
"Save the Night for the love of art."

ARCH Design, Artwork & Framing
1188 Walters Way Lane
St. Louis, MO 63132
(314) 447-3300

Friday, February 05, 2016

Pulitzer Arts: Saturday, 6 February 2016


Sat, Feb 6; 4-5pm
A group of local teens will present a curated installation of 3D printed Kota models following a three-week intensive program with Rampant and Pulitzer staff. Using 3D printed models created in the Kota ProtoLab, the program considers what makes an object powerful in a contemporary context and invites new questions about the aesthetic choices of the original Kota artists

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 18 March 2016

The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to announce the opening of three new exhibitions beginning March 18, 2016. In Gallery I and II, Impact examines the motivations behind an artist’s need to create. All artwork in Impact was juried by Jane Sauer. Impact’s opening reception is Friday, March 18 beginning with Jane Sauer’s gallery talk at 5:30pm.

Alongside Impact, sculptor J. Casey Doyle will exhibit his playful and intriguing artwork in Gallery III. Doyle’s work often portrays objects using unlikely media, such as curling ribbon, and explores the themes of gender and the concept of play. Linda Wilson’s tintype photography exhibition will be on display in the Ameristar Gallery as part of the Emerging Artist series.

Enjoy food and drinks while chatting with Impact’s participating artists at the opening reception Friday, March 18 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, and be sure to head to the mezzanine level to visit with the Foundry Art Centre studio artists. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. All three of these exhibitions will open Friday, March 18 and close Friday, April 29, 2016.

Hours are Tuesday – Thursday from 10am – 8pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am – 5pm, and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm

520 North Main Center
historic Saint Charles, Missouri.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Insuarance Gallery: Saturday, 6 February 2016

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, Opening Reception, 7-11 pm

On View February 6-March 19

X, curated by JE Baker features work by artists who employ ambiguous forms and matter to evoke our sense of time and timelessness. It also includes sculptures and works on paper that seem to be in a state of suspended growth, erosion, or decay. 

Besides these offerings, visitors can enjoy Rafael E. Vera's durational performance If ever again to be something in the gallery from 7:30-9:30p during the opening reception. 

In addition, X, a sculpture created specifically for this exhibition by Jose Garza is installed outside the gallery on LAUNCH PAD. 

Insurance Gallery
1822 State St.
Granite City, IL

Kirkwood Public Library: Sunday, 7 February 2016

Art in the Library at Kirkwood Public Library will feature Lee Streett and Kate Warner in February and March in the Library's Gallery on the main level. The joint exhibit features art by the artists that reflects their love of nature and painting en plein air.  An after-hours reception will be held on Sunday, February 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m

Kirkwood Public Library
140 E. Jefferson Avenue
Downtown Kirkwood 

Kuehner Gallery: Friday, 12 February 2016

Interpretations: The Biennial  High School Teapot Exhibition
Kuehner Gallery
a collaboration of Craft Alliance, Burroughs and students from area high schools

 Friday, February 12 through Wednesday, April 6
Please join us for opening receptions, 5:30 to 7:30 pm on the 12th
Evie Oglesby '16, Wheel thrown and hand-built teapot, Stoneware clay, glaze, Bamboo handle, 5.5"x6"x6"

Craft Alliance and Burroughs present The High School Teapot Exhibition ~ an extension of the 15th Biennial Teapot Exhibition featuring professional artists, currently on display at Craft Alliance. The show at Burroughs, which will include teapots made by students from 16 area high schools, celebrates student achievement, diverse approaches to clay and the strength of area high school fine arts departments.
The Galleries are open 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays.
The general public is welcome.

John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63124