Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 3 June 2016

David Klamen, 2001, aquatint etching with surface roll 23" x 30 3/4"  
"The Print"
June 3 - August 13
Opening Reception Friday, June 3, 6 - 8 pm

Atrium Gallery invites you to our upcoming summer show "The Print," featuring works by Blanca Botero, Suzanne Caporael, David Klamen, James Kuiper, Karen Kunc, and Jim Nickel.

Included are works involving a variety of print processes, including etchings, aquatint, woodcuts, monoprints, photography, relief, lithography, and screenprinting. This exhibition is designed to present a rich range of print media and inform our audience regarding current practices. Printmaking has a more than 500 year history with many major artists involved during past centuries as well as currently. Albrecht Dürer was one of the early pioneers developing an extensive audience for his prints, as was Rembrandt. Many elements of current printmaking have remained essentially unchanged from these roots, and yet there have been so many refined and innovative ways to produce print images. During this exhibition Atrium will present several opportunities to learn more about current printmaking, major artists involved, market value, etc.

The exhibition opens Friday, June 3 with a Reception from 6 - 8 p.m., and will run through August 13. Parking available on the building lot (East Side)

Thursday - Saturday: 10 - 5, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

4814 Washington Ave. (Central West End)
St. Louis, MO 63108 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 10 june 2016

Grafica Fine Ar: Friday, 10 June 2016

"Market Street" by Marilynne Bradley

Marilynne Bradley: "And You Thought You Knew...."

Opening reception Friday, June 10th 6-9 pm

 Marilynne's opera artwork will be on display at Grafica alongside her new geometric art.
Show runs from June 10 through June 30.

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.

St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Glen Carbon Heritage MuseumL 11-12 June 2016

On June 11th and 12th, the second annual Blue Carpet Corridor Festival.

2016 marks the 90th anniversary of the Mother Road (Route 66).  Route 66 junkies will be welcomed to Glen Carbon with an Open House, at the Museum, featuring musical entertainment.  George Portz and the Friends of Blue Grass is scheduled to play from 1-4 on Saturday, June 11th and The Red Haired Boys on Sunday, June 12th, also from 1-4. 

Glen Carbon is lucky enough to have a small portion of this famous road run through the Village.  During the month of June, a special Route 66 exhibit will be displayed featuring a paver from a section of the original Mother Road that ran from Edwardsville to Hamel.  The Museum will also have a “selfie” station with a Route 66 Road Sign.  For more information on the Blue Carpet Corridor check the website bluecarpetcorridor.org

Glen Carbon Heritage Museum
124 School Street
Glen Carbon, IL.  62034

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Panera Community Café: Friday, 27 May 2016

Art Show and Artist Reception at the Panera Café in Clayton

Art Show this Friday, May 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. the Panera Community Café.
The work of 11 local artists from Clayton Fine Art Gallery is being shown through mid-July, at the St. Louis Bread Company Cares Community Café in Clayton.  An artist reception is scheduled for Friday May 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Soft drinks and light refreshments will be served. Meet the artists and see the wonderful artwork including:Michael Barry, Charles Dana  & Greg Kluempers -  photographyPatrick Henning & Judith Repke - watercolorJuliette Travous – pastelsJohn Salazzo & Jay Thompson - acrylicJan Busching & Mark Witzling – oil and cold waxDiana Gouy -  alcohol inks.  

St. Louis Bread Company Cares Community Café
10 N. Central
Clayton, MO.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Lillian Yahn Gallery: Saturday, 4 June 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Saturday, 21 May 2016

Green Air installation in progress.
Nomad Studio: Green Air opens tomorrow

Public  Reception   1:00 pm
Artist Q&A              1:30 pm

Please join us for the opening of Green Air, a monumental hanging garden designed by landscape architecture firm Nomad Studio that transforms CAM’s courtyard from May 21 through August 14.

Designers William Roberts and Laura Santín will answer questions about the sculpture and the plants that bring it to life—and complimentary lemonade will be served!

Please register here.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 20 May 2016

Greg Kluempers Photography - Reception

Greg is an exception photographer with a flare for color, texture and design. The reception is Friday, May 20th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  There will be light refreshments, live guitar music and beautiful works of art that will inspire your senses.
Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 N. Bemiston
Clayton, MO

Monday, May 16, 2016

Framations: Friday, 27 May 2016

When Framations began hosting juried exhibits shortly after opening ten years ago, their first was an exhibit of photography, "Beyond the Lens".  To mark their ten year anniversary, Framations is hosting a variation on this theme. In this ever evolving world of technological advances, there are everyday more programs, apps, filters, and more to use, to alter, create and explore your photographs and art. In the newest exhibit set to open at Framations Art Gallery in St. Charles, the focus is on digital artwork. In this exhibit entitled "Altered", artists were asked to present their work created either entirely digitally or heavily manipulated on screen. The exhibit will be on display May 27 - July 7.  

Join Framations in celebrating their ten year anniversary at the Opening Reception on Friday, May 27 from 6-8pm and plan to have dinner or drinks on Main Street, as there are many options within walking distance. At the Opening, there will be a variety of free food and beverages available. Framations also invites the public to vote for People's Choice in the "Altered" exhibit when they visit. The voting continues through the full length of the exhibit, which ends on July 7.  

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO

Friday, May 13, 2016

White Flag Projects: Friday, 13 May 2016

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 13 May 2016

Michael Eastman: Derivation

Reception for the Artist   6:00 - 8:00 pm
Forest Park #17, 2015, Archival pigmented ink print on Arches watercolor paper

On view through June 24, 2016


Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 3 June 2016

CHARLES P. REAY: Strats / DADADADA / Complications

Project Room

YVONNE OSEI: Africa Clothe Me Bare
Media Arts Room

June 3 – July 9, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 2016 6 to 9 pm

Bruno David Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by Charles P. Reay. Chip Reay presents a new installation titled “Strats, DADADADA and Complications.”

A plurality of conjectures, “Strats, DADADADA and Complications” summarizes several small groups of works produced, primarily in simple collage form, over the last two years. Strats riffs on the influence that the forms of Fender’s electrical Telecasters and Evangelons might have had on the guitar works of Picasso and Braque. DADADADA: exemplifications of the Dadaistes while oblique references illuminate a cacophony. Should DADA be heard and not seen? Should art be seen and not heard? Should DADA be? Should DADA!?! DADADADA! Complications: a collection of modest impressions that grow increasingly complex. In a horological sense, by adding complications they have moved beyond the simple display of minutes and hours to become more elaborate and grander. While sharing a common genesis, their evolution reflects a fuller picture of time. When in Rome all roads lead elsewhere. Charles P. Reay lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri. 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 Project Room, the gallery presents new paintings by Daniel Raedeke. Naturebook, offers a handmade, acoustic, compliment to his often digitally inspired artistic output. The paintings explore the saturated world of images from nature publications Raedeke enjoyed as a child. In previous work, Raedeke has developed layered surface effects as backgrounds and skins on invented forms. In Naturebook, Raedeke concentrates the work into an investigation of the layered background.  Although expressive and handmade, the works in Naturebook recall a digital past as if archived jpegs of nature photos have broken down over time and are repackaged as color and texture samples. 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, the gallery presents a video work by German-born Ghanaian artist Yvonne Osei. Yvonne Osei most recent work, entitled Africa Clothe Me Bare, is an ongoing series of performances, characterized by redefining outdoor nude female sculptures in Western countries. The art is birthed not through a product but through the process of dressing and undressing nude female monuments often erected to commemorate buildings, decorate architectural façades and become mere extensions of water fountains and museum fronts. The series explores ideas of nudity and nakedness both literally and metaphorically as old monuments of “nude” female sculptures are seen anew as “naked” female bodies. The work exposes an inherent exploitation of female bodies as objects of possession, while the act of clothing and unclothing transforms their status from mere objects of viewing pleasure to subjects of a heightened humanness. The cloths present residues of colonialism as they are plagiarized, mass-produced products, purchased in Western fabric shops and problematically labeled as African affiliated in order to gain global market value. These labels generated through Western lenses perpetuate stereotypes while generalizing and bastardizing a wide range of African cultural norms and traditions. Africa Clothe Me Bare also reverses expectations of the relationship between the parental colonial power and the infantilized colonial subject, as the Ghanaian artist publicly cloths Western sculptures in various African clothing styles. The performances reveal evidential and temporal indications of issues associated with colonialism and gender inequality still prevalent in our hypocritically “post-colonial” and “equal world”.

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

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

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Saturday, 21 May 2016

Nomad Studio: Green Air opens Saturday, May 21

Public Reception 1:00 pm
Artist Q&A 1:30 pm

Enjoy complimentary lemonade underneath this monumental hanging garden composed of thousands of air plants. Please register and join the Facebook event here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

282 N. Skinker: thursday, 12 May 2016

ON VIEW MAY 10, 11, 12 FROM  11 am-12pm 
Landscapes of Power: Projected Futures Exhibition
Closing Reception: 7-9 pm on May 12

Drawing by Shuying Wu

In case you missed the opening reception, you can still catch the first-year Master of Landscape Architecture exhibition of sketches, drawings, and models developed in the studio Landscapes of Power, led by Natalie Yates and Laura Schatzman. Student work investigates and speculates on energy production, shifts in consumption paradigms, and climate change. A closing reception is scheduled from 7-9p on May 12

282 N. Skinker

2720 Cherokee St.: Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Pop-Up Show 7-10 pm

Described as a "self-referential, emotionally-charged autobiography" and "A Vigil to Autovigilance," e(r)go features the work of more than 20 Sam Fox School students.

2720 Cherokee St. 

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 20 May 2016

The Craft of Art
Opening Reception: Friday, May 20, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Curated by Nancy Newman Rice

The Craft of Art continues through July 30, 2016

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents The Craft of Art, a sequel to The Art of Craft exhibit that was curated by Nancy Newman Rice at the RAC Gallery in the Spring of 2014. In this latest exhibit, artists selected for The Craft of Art have maintained a keen sense of craftsmanship and technical skill in order to communicate coherently with the viewer: Jane Birdsall Lander, Jason Bly, Brigham Dimick, Jeremy Rabus, Jerry Wilkerson, Ken Wood.

Their work varies in their manner of expression and aesthetic sensibilities but is tied together by a bond of careful consideration for content, composition, and execution. Whether non-objective or realistic, the paintings, prints, and sculptures in this exhibit rely upon visually articulate results, which are essential to the meaning of each work. The viewer has the opportunity to interpret these works of art intellectually, viscerally, or emotionally.

Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Monday, May 09, 2016

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 20 May 2016

Cup & Straw set 2B, 2016, ceramic, glaze, 10.25" x 8" x 5.5" 


May 20 — June 4, 2016

DUANE REED GALLERY is excited to showcase the intriguing ceramic vessels of Kansas City based artist Joey Watson. Watson’s work focuses on recontextualizing objects we encounter in everyday life through the process of abstracting their appearance, creating an aura of mystery, and elevating it to a status of greater importance and reverence. His cup and straw sets, which the pop-up exhibition will focus on, are not without a healthy sense of humor; both the colors and shapes utilized are playful and approachable, jovial and eccentric. Like a ritual artifact from an ancient culture Joey’s work “is oriented around the concept of ceremonial procedure and its associated paraphernalia.” Joey says about his work: “I’m interested in the forces that ritual objects imply and the sequence of operations necessary to activate them. The work that I make is intended to be utilitarian, but within specialized circumstances. Through this intention I invite the percipients into choreographed scenarios that I hope entice a kind of transformative participation.” 

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 20 May 2016

Ronald Johnson, All Flies By

Ronald Johnson — Griff Williams
Opening Reception Friday, May 20th, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Opening May 20th, 2016 thru June 25th, 2016

 Duane Reed Gallery proudly presents the work of Ronald 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."
"I’ve been a long admirer of Dutch still life painting. But, also for the traditions of using flowers as a symbol of appreciation and well wishing. With the Assertion series I wanted to create two still life paintings, one that redacted the other. I start by painting a still life on canvas that references a Dutch painting. That painting is then covered with resin and a new abstracted vase of flowers is painted with poured enamel. The lattice patterns and poured vase shapes obscure the previous painted image. This, for me has become a metaphor for growing and aging. I like the idea of a painting foregrounding a variation of itself."

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Friday, May 06, 2016

duet: Friday, 6 May 2016

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

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

Thursday, May 05, 2016

World Chess Hall of Fame: Thursday, 19 May 2016

Thursday, May 19 at 6 PM
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

In his ongoing series of chess paintings, British artist Tom Hackney translates the chess games of influential artist and self-avowed chess fanatic Marcel Duchamp into vivid geometric abstractions.

Welcome by Shannon Bailey, Chief Curator, World Chess Hall of Fame, at 6;30 p.m. followed by brief remarks from the artist, Tom Hackney.

Free and open to the public. Complimentary valet.
RSVP to events@worldchesshof.org

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Ave,
St. Louis 63108

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Hunt Gallery: Friday: 6 May 2016

Please join us this Friday, May 6, 2016 for the Opening Reception of "Ink Rhythm" by Webster University Master of Arts in Art Graduate, Xin Yan Niu.

-All Cecille R. Hunt Gallery events are free and open to the public. Cecille R. Hunt Gallery of Webster University is located at 8342 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119.
Exhibition Hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

For more information please call 314-246-7171 or 314-246-7957

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

UC Library Gallery: Friday, 6 May 2016

May Gallery: Friday, 6 May 2016

Gallery logo

Lily BennettGaby DeimekePaige Dieckmann,
Sarah Korinek, Jeannie LiautaudKhia McCombs,
David Alexander Nash, Melissa Tucker, Brian Verbarg

Opening Reception Friday, 6 May, 5-7 pm
6 May - 26 July 2016

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!

Monday, May 02, 2016

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 6 May 2016

Friday, May 6 79p public reception

2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery

Battle of Ideal vs. Real: The Figure in Nineteenth-Century Art
Teaching Gallery

Also on view:
Julian Rosefeldt: American Night
Garen Gallery

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM), and the Sheldon Art Galleries will provide a free art shuttle between their opening receptions on this evening. The shuttle will run in a continuous loop between Grand Center and Washington University in St. Louis beginning at 6:30p, with the last shuttles leaving both locations at 9p. Visitors are encouraged to park at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and ride the shuttle to CAM and the Sheldon in Grand Center.

Mldred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
| 314.935.4523

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 10 June 2016

Marilynne Bradley's new geometric paintings will be partnered with her Opera Garden series for "And You Thought You Knew....."  The show will run from June 10 through June 30 with an opening reception from 6-9 pm on June 10 at Grafica Fine Art.

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