Friday, April 29, 2016

3011 Keokuk Street: Saturday, 14 May 2014

cream Peter
Opening Saturday, May 14, 2016  7-11 PM
A group pop-up exhibition featuring works from Jackson Bullock, Catalina Ouyang, Dani Radoshevich and Carla Steppan. Free to the public. Refreshments will be served. 
cream Peter is a celebration of ends, or beginnings, or something. It is the collaborative labor of four (f)art school peers, new-ish friends, WUSTL brats, united in their plans to JUST LEAVE [this city, this region]. cream Peter is a premature goodbye, hosted in a ubiquitous brick box house: the well-loved home of Dani! cream Peter is a hiss of rage and howl of longing. cream Peter is our grandfathers, ex-lovers and loitering ghosts; cream Peter is see all you losers, somewhere else, later.
3011 Keokuk Street
St. Louis MO

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 29 April 2016

Opening Reception 6-9 pm
2016 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 2   
2015 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 2, Des Lee Gallery. Photo by Stan Strembicki

Join us for the opening reception of the second of two exhibitions of work by first-year MFA students. The show remains on view through April 30.

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave.

Steinberg Hall Gallery: Thursday, 28 April 2016

Public Reception & Exhibition
5:30-7:30 pm, Steinberg Hall Gallery
2016 BFA in Communication Design Thesis Exhibition   
Steph Waldo
Work by Steph Waldo

Join us for a public reception to celebrate the completion and exhibition of books, posters, animatics, and websites representing the culminating body of work for communication design seniors.

STLCC Florissant Valley: Thursday, 28 April 2016

Tomorrow all are invited to "Adjunct Show" Opening Reception and Artist Talk 1:30 pm at St.Louis Community College-Florissant Valley (The administration building, second floor) 

Giada Otten, Christine Giancola, Deb Jenkins, Linda Bangert, Grace Lin, Linda Vredeveld..

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CAM: Friday, 6 May 2016

Summer exhibitions open this Friday, May 6

Public Reception: 7:00–9:00 pm

This summer, experience contemporary art from St. Louis to the internationally renowned as CAM presents the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial, featuring new work by local artists Lyndon Barrois Jr.Nanette Boileau, and Tate Foley; the museum debut of Mark Bradford’s installation Receive Calls on Your Cell Phone From Jail; new video work by Lili Reynaud-Dewar; art by students in the New Art in the Neighborhood program; and an immersive hanging garden by Nomad Studio (opening May 21).

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 20 May 2016

Jonathan Lasker, The War of Specious Arguments, 2015, Oil on canvasboard,12 x 16 inches
Big Art / Small Scale
Reception: Friday, May 20th, 2013, 5-8 pm runs through June 2h5t

Many factors enter into making a work of art. One of those factors, one often never considered by the viewer, is scale. Today exhibition spaces are built huge to accommodate works of art in sizes that would never have been considered ordinary fifty or a hundred years ago. Yet large-scale works of art often start small-- sketches, models, variations.  And some artists choose to work solely in small scale, for them the most intimate and engaging way to portray their thoughts. All the works in this exhibition contain ideas, the core ideas that make "art" something more than the materials and the time invested in making it. Artists in the exhibition include John Dilg, Lori Ellison, Keltie Ferris, Tony Fitzpatrick, Alison Hall, Nicholas Krushenick, Jonathan Lasker, Eva Lundsager, Ann Pibal, Andrew Masullo, Suzanne McClelland, Wardell Milan, Thomas Nozkowski, Carl Ostendarp, Jackie Saccoccio, James Siena, Cary Smith, Gary Stephan, Chuck Webster, and John Zinsser.

By focusing on small-scale painting this exhibition attempts to show the power of visual ideas which the viewer can only appreciate by approaching the work of art, engaging it, and thereby entering into dialogue with it.

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

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End

Monday, April 25, 2016

387 N Euclid: Friday, 6 May 2016

Barb Flunker’s Pop Up Art Show

“Anything Can Happen Friday”

Friday, May 6, 2016        5 - 8 pm
Libations and Art

387 N Euclid
St Louis MO 63108

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 22 April 2016

 Hunt Gallery: Webster University BA Exhibition Opening April 22

The Webster University BA Exhibition
Opening Reception Friday, April 22, 6 - 8 pm

Featured Artists: Alex Gaulden, Allison Gregston, Amanda Miller, Brady Patullo, Jacquelyn Hollenburg, Jihye Han, Kevin G. Good, Louis C. Cross IV, Maxiin Joie du Maine

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 29 April 2016

Opening Reception 6-9 pm
2016 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 2 
Photo by Stan Strembicki

Join us for the opening reception of the second of two exhibitions of work by first-year MFA students. The show remains on view through April 30. 

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave. 

Steinberg Hall Gallery: Thursday, 28 April 2016

Public Reception & Exhibition 5:30-7:30 pm
2016 BFA in Communication Design Thesis Exhibition   
Poster by Noah MacMillan, BFA11.
Please join us for a public reception to celebrate the completion and exhibition of books, posters, animatics, and websites representing the culminating body of work for communication design seniors.

Steinberg Hall Gallery
Washington University

Des Lee Gallery: thrusday, 21 April 2016

Opening Reception 6-9 pm

2016 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 1

2015 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 1, Des Lee Gallery. Photo by Stan Strembicki.
Join us for the opening reception of the first of two exhibitions of work by first-year MFA students. The show remains on view through April 23. Part 2 of the exhibition opens April 29.

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

duet: Friday, 6 May 2016

Brandon Engstrom (Los Angeles) and Kevin (St. Louis)
May 6 - July 9, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 6pm-8pm

Duet’s new show separates out the artistic production methods. Kevin produced by an anonymous collective based in St Louis in Duet’s front room crawlspace echoes the bunker-like interior of the gallery. Each object inside is an individual record of the Kevin entity, yet the whole production of ephemera forms a potentially limitless crowd. Kevin’s teeming underground existence physically defines a dank occluded mental space.  These are notes from the underground: “What is to be done with the millions of facts that bear witness that men, consciously, that is fully understanding their real interests, have left them in the background and have rushed headlong on another path” by an underground figure as absurd as he is obscure. “to meet peril and danger, compelled to this course by nobody and by nothing, but, as it were, simply disliking the beaten track, and have obstinately, willfully, struck out another difficult, absurd way, seeking it almost in the darkness…” In the end Kevin is watching. As the viewer chasing a fugitive sensation you become the ‘pursuant’ for your own conscience.

Engstrom’s installation depicts a “Tearing and consuming” of cast candy female buttocks by a ratline of nocturnal rodents. Engstrom stored his carb-rich sculptures in a gritty apartment in LA’s K-town. He was shocked to find that the sculptures were gnawed at each night.  Smaller residents, living in the wall recesses of the building became his harshest critics literally consuming his work.   Undeterred by the setback he set up cameras and recorded the grizzly cannibalization “till the bitterness turns into a sort of shameful accursed sweetness, and at last – into positive real enjoyment!” Much like the narrator in Notes from the Underground who explores the enjoyment of Toothache as a willfully irrational act of defiance, Engstrom uses the insatiable appetites of rodents to determine his own uncertainty and hesitations.

3526 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103

Friday, April 15, 2016

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 20 May 2016

Ron Johnson & Griff williams
May 20th - June 25th
Opening Reception Friday, May 20th, 5-8 p.m.

Duane Reed Gallery proudly presents the work of Ron Johnson and Griff Williams; painters whose works both transcend and defy expectations through the use of resinous fluid as opposed to traditional acrylic or oil pigments. The application of resins and enamels of varying viscosities create enticing surface qualities that put pre-conceived ideas of painting on their head. Both artists use pre planned mapping to determine where the various sections of color will be placed. In Johnson’s work, lines are laid down to act as dams for the polyurethane to settle in to their intended shape, and then sanded down to create the desired visual effect. William’s pieces require highly technical pigment mixing with transparent resin, and then poured into place on stenciled enamel in an elaborately reinvented paint by numbers process.

RON JOHNSON - Johnson’s work explores abstracted landscapes through a process of layering that is both soft and semi-transparent, giving the viewer a topographical perspective of exuberant colors and strategically placed line. “The medium allows me to control this idea of translucency which in turn allows the viewer to access my work in layers. So viewers are literally able to see the archaeology, or experience my thoughts, in an archaeology of seeing.”

GRIFF WILLIAMS - William’s paintings are created through a process of layering poured resin and enamel in a process very similar to paint-by-numbers. “The shapes are used in intersecting layers to compose an image, which camouflages the boundaries between things. I’m intrigued by the impermanence of form. The paintings present an extravagant visionary experience – a blend of the material and the optical. This calculated technique speaks of setting aside the romanticism of the past.”

The exhibition will be on view from May 20th through June 25th, with an opening reception Friday, May 20th, from 5 – 8pm. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

Duane Reed Gallery
ST  LO UIS, MO 63108

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Gallery 210: Saturday, 16 April 2016

Gallery 210
44 East Drive
One University Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63121

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 16 April 2016


April 16-May 26, 2016 

Art Saint Louis presents "Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience," an all media juried exhibit. The exhibition is presented April 16 through May 26, 2016, and opens with a FREE reception on Saturday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. 

This exhibit showcases the talents of Artists Informed by Time. A juried exhibit, this show was open to artists aged 70+ who, by making art, share their thoughts & ideas about the world and themselves with us.

For this exhibit, 163 artworks were submitted by 71 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by exhibition Jurors Lynn Friedman Hamilton and Meredith Malone from which they selected 54 artworks by 57 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final show.

Artworks featured in this multi-media exhibit address all themes, styles, techniques, and media. The 54 artworks on exhibit include ceramics, collage, digital media, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, wood, and more.

Featuring Dickson Beall, Clayton, MO; Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO; Elaine Blatt, Ladue, MO; Robert Bolla, Chesterfield, MO; Marilynne Bradley, Webster Groves, MO; Maria D'Agrosa-Sweney, University City, MO; Ioana Datcu, Springfield, IL; 
Bob DeFrates, Belleville, IL; David Durham, University City, MO; Morris Fletcher, Kirkwood, MO; Gaye Gambell-Peterson, Maryland Heights, MO; Stan Gellman, Olivette, MO; M.J. Goerke, St. Louis; Bob Goulding, Innsbrook, MO; Nanette Hegamin, St. Louis; Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO; Barbara Holtz, Clayton, MO; Helen Ivery, Chesterfield, MO; Sandy Kaplan, Richmond Heights, MO; Nancy Kurten, Clayton, MO; Antonio Longrais, St. Louis; Suzanne Marshall, St. Louis; Gilberta McCabe, Chesterfield, MO; Ron McIlvain, St. Louis; Judith Medoff, Clayton, MO; Kitty Mollman, Ladue, MO; Pat Owoc, St. Louis; 13 Parc Provence Artists: Dorothy, Garrett, Dorothy, Ed, Mary, Anna, Bett, Russ, Betty, Charlene, Jeanne, Connie, Stan, Creve Coeur, MORobert Pettus, Ladue, MO;
Judith Repke, Bridgeton, MO; Lorene Rowland, Chesterfield, MO; Naomi Runtz, Creve Coeur, MO; Mary Gardner Russe, Clayton, MO; Harvey Salvin, St. Louis; 
Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO; Richard Schallert, Granite City, IL; Sandi Shapiro, Clayton, MO; Joanne Stremsterfer, St. Louis; Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL
Robert L. Walker, Twin Oaks, MO; Jerry B. Walters, Farmington, MO; Barbara Weiss, Clayton, MO; Razine Wenneker, St. Louis; Ken Worley, St. Louis; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.

Gallery hours are Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays.

Art Saint Louis Gallery
1223 Pine Street
downtown St. Louis, MO

Artists First: Friday, 29 April 2016

Mangia Italiano: Friday, 15 April 2016

Thursday, April 07, 2016

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 13 May 2016

Michael Eastman: Derivation
May 13 – June 24, 2016
Reception Friday, May 13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Forest Park #26, 2015, Archival pigmented ink print on Arches watercolor paper

hotographer Michael Eastman debuts Derivation, a series of impressionistic photographs celebrating the beauty of St. Louis’ Forest Park, at William Shearburn Gallery in St. Louis on May 13.

A self-taught photographer, Eastman is known for his large-scale photographs that document architecture in cities ranging from Havana to Rome. The works in Derivation revisit one of Eastman’s earliest subjects: Forest Park.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Eastman had documented the park regularly: its people, the water, the flora, and ultimately its decline into crumbling walls and overgrowth. Eastman’s 1992 book The Forgotten Forest, supported by the then-new conservancy Forest Park Forever, walked its viewer through the park in melancholy black and white.

The photographs in Derivation capture in full color a dramatically different, restored Forest Park of present. These are a formal departure from Eastman’s past work, being shot sans tripod with a 35mm digital camera while walking on foot. To achieve the images’ stippled surfaces, Eastman devised a “metaphorical lens” for his camera, made from pieces of antique glass found at yard sales and souvenir shops. He says of this method, “I wanted to develop a kind of print that was new, my own, and a completely different take on the park.”

Eastman works intuitively within this process. The resulting visual effect traverses a hybrid territory between photography and painting. Eastman refers to this method as an “impressionistic camera,” as the images evoke those plein-air landscapes while being produced via photographic means.  Eastman describes them as “about sculpture and texture and color and surface,” celebrating their spontaneity and accessibility.

William Shearburn Gallery
665 S. Skinker Blvd.
St. Louis MO

Reese Gallery: Friday 29, April 2016

EDGE OF THE MASK: Dreams, Ghosts and Social Constructs
with artists RUTH REESE and SAM VERNON

opening reception Friday, April 29th from 6-9pm

April 29th to May 28th, 2016


Thinning boundaries between psychology, politics and intuition, two artists respond to identities coalescing around dreams, ghosts and historical memories.  In her clay chimera, sculptor Ruth Reese unites human with animal, and flora to fauna. Her fantastical humanoid forms become extended, and sometimes overcome as they engage a spiritual agency beyond the human.   Surreal and creaturely,  these sculptures live on the margin of dreams.  Reese invites a diversity of characters into these fairytale tropes.  At the same time, printmaker Sam Vernon creates a Gothic visual art in which black narratives expand the genre.  Vernon xeroxes, draws and collages leaving her work with soft disappearing marks, a technique aptly termed "ghosting".  The drawing then becomes a shadowy and evolving memory of its original self.   Her silhouette in absence becomes a vehicle or mask - in which she is able to create a meta-history of post-colonial investigations. This exhibition brings together many of the varied and mysterious faces of our collective unconscious as it re-interprets the timeless art-form of the mask for contemporary audiences. 
3410 Wisconsin Avenue 
Saint Louis | Missouri | 63118
H | 1-4pm | Wed & Sat
or call for apt | 314.954.7638

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 8 April 2016

Wolves in Clayton
Mike Barry's Wildlife & Nature Photography

Michael T. Barry
Wildlife & Nature Photography

Nature has an abundance to offer everyone as does Michael T. Barry's photography.  From magnificent white wolves to mystical dragonfly's and butterflies, to majestic vistas, Michael Barry has captured it in his photography.
Exhibition dates:
March 27th through May 7th
Please join us for this Special Event Reception
Friday April 8th from6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours Wednesday - Friday 11 am to 6pm; Saturday 11 am to 5pm, Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm

Friday, April 01, 2016

Pulitzer Arts Foundation: Friday, 15 April 2016

Apr 15-Jul 2, 2016

Fri, Apr 15; 5-9pm

Sat, Apr 16; 1pm

Ellipsis invites you to listen, look, touch, taste, and pause--celebrating the senses and embracing a range of individual and collective experiences with art. The exhibition brings out unexpected variations in perception, interaction, and awareness, featuring works by Janet Cardiff, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Odilon Redon, Roman Ondák, John Bresland, Thylias Moss, and the debut of a commissioned work by John Lucas and Claudia Rankine, in addition to a rotating selection of works by Doris Salcedo, Jean (Hans) Arp, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Serra, Gedi Sibony, and Mark Rothko.

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 8 april 2016

Brad Loudenback
Opening reception 6-9 pm, artist talk 7 pm
"The collages in this exhibition are interpretations of various cities across Europe. While working and traveling in Europe, I realized the method of assembling collages - with overlapping bits of paper and layers of transparent vellum - was analogous to the way cities are built and well suited to convey the story of rival cultural narratives as they merge over time. Yet, I think of these works more like color poems than historical analysis. Through juxtaposition and displacement these works allude to periods of turbulent history; but also convey ideas of harmonious adaptation in the effect of the designs."

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Boulevard
Saint Louis MO 63143