Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 4 November 2016

Metro Arts In Transit (AIT) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s MetroScapes program, which showcases local art at Metro transit locations throughout the region. The original artwork of 10 local artists was selected from a group of 140 submissions, which were all reviewed by a panel of artists and art professionals. The public also will be able to view the artwork and visit with the artists at a public exhibit and reception to be held at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary in Maplewood on Friday, November 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Blvd

St. Louis 63143

Thursday, October 27, 2016

May Gallery: Friday, 18 November 2016

Jill Enfield

4 - 23 November 2016

with a talk by Ms. Enfield Friday 18 November,3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Reception for the Photographer Friday, 18 November, 5-7 pm

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!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Green Door Art Gallery: Friday, 11 November 2016

Barcelona, Paris and Villages Southern France 

Opening Reception (free and public invited) – Friday, November 11, 2016, 5 to 9 pm Exhibition – Through Sunday, December 30, 2016

 Green Door Art Gallery co-owners Vic Mastis and Michele Wells visually chronicle the captivating beauty of locations that have served as inspiration for legends from Antoni Gaudi to Claude Monet in their latest exhibit:  An Artistic Exploration of Barcelona and of Southern France.   

Pastel and oil paintings capture the ephemeral effects of light and weather conditions in the Perigord, Dordogne and Quercy regions of France, and Barcelona Spain. Revel with the frolicking pigeons in Placa De Catalunya. Experience the lavender fields in Lherm.  And explore the timeless beauty of Saint Cirq LaPopie, voted the most beautiful village in France, in paintings destined to become family heirlooms. 

Guest artists include Linda Briesacher,  Gretchen Gackstatter, Suzie Tenzer and 30 other artists

The Green Door Art Gallery
21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves in the historical Heritage Building
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Parking is available in the garage behind the gallery; and on Gore.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Philip Slein Gallery: Thursday, 3 November 2016

PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY is pleased to celebrate and host a wine and cheese reception for Dan and Connie Burkhardt and Bryan Haynes as they present and sign their new book.

Cover art by Bryan Haynes illustrates the march of time along the Missouri River since 1806. Carolina parakeets, once found in the river valley, dot the white bark of a sycamore tree and one carries a bur oak acorn. Osage Indians, steamboats and the parakeets are gone but the oak trees, like the mythical bur oak in our story, remain - witnesses to history.

Thursday, November 3,
5:30 - 7:30 PM
All proceeds from sales of the book go to the Katy Land Trust and Magnificent Missouri


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 21 October 2016


in our Project Space
October 21 - November 19, 2016

Vaughn Davis, Red Rival, 2015, red earthenware on canvas, 86 x 72 inches (detail)

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of the work of Vaughn Davis in our Project Space.
Davis, using simple canvases, dyed, torn, stained, and marked, reaches back to the roots of African fabric art in which simple applications yield aesthetic complexities that both echo and renew the vibrancy of long-standing traditions. Unlike African fabrics, however, Vaughn’s use of cloth is not in any sense decorative ornamentation. The depth of his links to contemporary abstraction is clear.  One can easily reference not only both Sam Gilliam and Martin Puryear who also draw from their African heritage, but also the work of the young Richard Serra who too pushed materials to their limits in order to redefine shape and space.


REESE GALLERY: Friday, 14 October, 2016

Artists Opening Reception: Friday,10.14.16 from 6pm to 9pm

Reese Gallery is pleased to present artists Michael Krueger and Alex Reed in "Non-Doing," an exhibition exploring making in the moment. With lightness and detachment, artist Michael Krueger creates paintings and drawings that tap into the greater flow of life. Designer and ceramic sculptor Alex Reed brings this very methodology to his studio practice, leaving the viewer with gentle epiphanies. Non-Doing refers less to inaction but to an unhindered experience of now.  

"...Use [the] mind like a mirror - going after nothing,
welcoming nothing, responding but not storing. ~ Chuang-tzu 

Artists will be present for the reception.  REESEgallery is located in the Cherokee Arts Neighborhood, just off of Antique Row on Wisconsin Avenue.  This event is free and open to the public.
Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118
Exhibition Run: 10.14.6 to 11.12.16
Hours:1-4pm Wednesday & Saturday during exhibition run or
Call for appointment at: 314.954.7638

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 10 November 2016

Van McElwee, Still from Travel Dream
Opening Reception: Thursday night, November 10, 2016, from 5 to 9 pm.
Exhibitions Dates: November 10 – December 23, 2016.

KAHLIL IRVING: Undocumented
ANN WIMSATT: Not a Passive Journey
MICHAEL JANTZEN: Deconstructing My Chairs
VAN McELWEE: Travel Dream

Chris Kahler presents a new exhibition of recent paintings titled “METAPHEMERAL.” The new series offers a unique body of work emerging from the questioning of linear possibilities and systematic process. The new work pertains to the concepts of destruction and regeneration, and the rhythm of emerging forms. Kahler’s exploration of negative space, light, and intersecting planes has resulted in arresting juxtapositions of biomorphic and ephemeral forms. Similar to previous works he explores the “boundaries between physical and psychological time, between phenomena and the variable conceptual filters for understanding them.”

Kahlil Irving presents an exhibition titled “Undocumented.” The series explores the history of decorative ceramics, racism, and sculpture. Undocumented is a series that is culminating in Irving’s first solo exhibition at the Bruno David Gallery. Thinking through sculpture, Irving uses the ceramic multiple to be metonymic signifier of bodies. This is an interpretation of marching, congregations of people, or even a family reunion. Blackness is infinity; it is strength, it is power. Most recently, his work utilizes clay as a medium to encapsulate truths to last forever. Irving wants to challenge historical notions of colorism, structural barriers that separate communities, and objects that exist within those communities.

In the Front Room, the gallery presents a series of new prints titled “Not a Passive Journey” by Ann Wimsatt. Ann Wimsatt begins her work with a journey, traveling to important cities around the globe where she makes small ink and watercolor paintings of the city’s iconic public plazas and skylines. She then brings the works back to her studio for further scale and color investigations. Her compositions gain their unique emotional resonance through a nuanced layering of plein-air painting beneath a series of digital modulations. As the meaning and significance of cities is often hidden in generations of continual construction, likewise, the complexity of Wimsatt’s final prints reflect the enduring resilience of the cities she represents, alongside a contemporary narrative about the physical process of making paintings.

In the Media Arts Room, the gallery presents a video work “Travel Dream” by Van McElwee. An alchemy occurs when the outer world is transformed into video: it becomes mind-stuff. McElwee carries this process forward by questioning the nature of mediated reality, exploring time and dimensionality and by weaving fragments of the world into new patterns. His work is to create experiences that allow viewers to see and hear in new ways and that resonate in memory like a tuning fork. In this way video can enjoy the same freedom as painting and music; it can be something, not just about something.

In the Sculpture Room, the gallery presents “Swing” by Sarah Harford. Swing is a sculpture installation depicting a chandelier structure stranded with broken headlight and taillight plastic. The artist harvested these shards from the casted metal bodies that were once extensions of our lives, traded in for newer and updated versions of ourselves. A light timer switch, used to deter home invaders, signifies the imagery of headlights performing as household appliances. As the sequenced lighting ignites the suspended object, fractured shadows scatter across the space. This effect intends to unveil the presence of violence by challenging the viewer’s understanding of their everyday realms though the manipulation of structure and material.

In the Photo Room, the gallery presents a series of prints titled “Deconstructing My Chairs” by Michael Jantzen. Deconstructing My Chairs, is a series of photomontages that are part of a larger series of photomontages that visually deconstruct parts of the real world that we normally think of as stable and familiar. The images were randomly cut into pieces, and pasted back together in ways that reconstruct the original images into completely new forms. The new forms attempt to suggest ways in which the original chairs might take on new fanciful functions, as well as new hybrid images. The challenge is to retain just enough of the original chair image, so that the viewer can maintain some kind of a reference point of departure from it, to something new.

Wednesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm (Starting November 11, 2016)

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63105

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 21 October 2016

Persuasive Politics 2016: 
Presidential Campaign Memorabilia

October 21 – December 30, 2016  Community GalleryOpening Reception Friday October 21th, 5-9pm

Reception parking is available at the Canisius lot located at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Spring Avenue. 

Centuries of presidential memorabilia are contained in this impressive collection of presidential memorabilia. A George Washington coat button; an “I Like Ike”  paper cup; and a Votomatic voting machine (with butterfly ballots) used in the 2000 presidential election in Palm Beach, Florida, are among the over 700 campaign items ranging from the historic and stoic to the contemporary and whimsical.

he Persuasive Politics 2016 exhibit contains part of the extensive collection of presidential campaign memorabilia of Cecelia and U.I. "Chick" Harris, who graciously donated the collection to the Saint Louis University Museum of Art in 2007. The sole restriction was that the collection be available to the metropolitan St. Louis community during a presidential election year. It is meant first to encourage participation in the political life of the nation and to encourage interest in history and the remarkable imagination of the American people.

Regular hours are 11a.m. to 4p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, and 11a.m. to 8p.m. on the first Friday of the month. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Saint Louis University Museum of Art
on the campus of Saint Louis University
3663 Lindell Boulevard. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Metropolitan Artist Lofts:Friday, 4 November 2016

Join us this November 4th, from 6-9 pm for Art at the Met's First Friday exhibition. 

This month's exhibit will focus on social and political awareness and we will also feature two series from resident artist, DeAnna Michele, "African:American" and "Minority Report." There will be a talk with the artist at 7:30 and spoken word performance right after. 

The gallery is located on the first floor of the Metropolitan Artist Lofts at 500 Grand Blvd, across from the Fox Theatre in Grand Center. 

Metropolitan Artist Lofts:Friday, 4 November 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 21 October 2016

October 21st - December 3rd
Opening Reception Friday, October 21st 5-8 p.m.

Duane Reed Gallery is excited to present the work of glass artist duo Pohlman Knowles and ceramic artist Lindsay Pichaske. Pleasantly unexpected and visually gripping, Pohlman Knowles features a body of work combining photography with elegantly hot and cold sculpted glass forms. Similarly, Pichaske takes an unanticipated approach to her ceramic work, covering each lovingly crafted life-like animal form with an unconventional material that gives each piece an individual personality and identity.

POHLMAN KNOWLES - Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles began their collaboration in 1992. Using a variety of materials in their rich assemblages, the artists achieve a fine sense of formal balance while simultaneously establishing a narrative that embodies the stories of the cultures and people they encountered in their travels.

LINDSAY PICHASKE - Since 2010, Pichaske achieves a believable sense of life that creates an intersection between the familiar and the strange, investigating the shared space in this duality while creating empathy for beings that are not human.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 14 October 2016

Featured artist Natalie Avondet
Natalie Avondet describes her artwork as "calm and compelling."

"Selfies"opens on Friday, Oct. 14 with a reception from 6-9 pm.  

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Darkroom: Friday, 7 October 2016