Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 10 February 2017

American Guardian, 2007, 7-color lithograph, 31.5x43"

“Shadows of Minidoka,” an exhibit of Roger Shimomura lithographs from the collection of Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons, will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery from Friday, February 10, through Wednesday, April 5. All are invited to an opening
reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on February 10.

Shimomura’s paintings, prints, and theatre pieces address sociopolitical issues of ethnicity.

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays.

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63124

Monday, January 30, 2017

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 2 March 2017

 Bruno David Gallery presents six exhibitions by Charles Schwall, Douglass Freed, Xizi Liu, Frank Schwaiger, Monika Wulfers and Story Stichers Collective.
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 5 to 9 pm
Exhibitions Dates: March 2 – 25, 2017
Gallery Talk with the artists: Saturday, March 25th at 4 pm

CHARLES SCHWALL Breaking, Splitting, Seaming
DOUGLAS FREED Small Reflections
XIZI LIU Indoor Landscapes
STORY STICHERS COLLECTIVE Curating Teen Voices: Coming of Age

In Gallery 1, the gallery presents an exhibition of recent paintings by Charles Schwall titled “Breaking, Splitting, Seaming.” This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Schwall's work investigates a longstanding interest in curvilinear and organic formations found in nature connected to life, growth, water imagery, and the life sciences. In each work, interdependent elements create compositions that explore diverse organic systems and are evocative of flora and fauna of the natural world. His aesthetic explores trajectories of growth, the expansion of organic systems, and morphology (the form of living organisms and their structures). Compositions are created through the use of overlapping forms and visual elements that come together, touch, and in one sense caress one another. There is interplay of containment and lack of containment among the energy transferred among the distinct relational parts. Color is an essential element employed to compose the spaces of the paintings.

His most recent works on paper explore forms of change (processes that are taken apart, torn, split, or severed) and forms of union (processes that are seamed together, reconnected, or joined). These works explore the relationship of human culture to nature, and seek to create gendered space by combining forms that reference the natural world with cultural references taken from textiles, forms of clothing, and fashion. Symmetry, asymmetry, and surfaces that mirror one another and reveal the contents from another place are also key concepts in the work. Indeterminacy and fluidity of meaning within the context of gendered space provides viewers with opportunities to reconsider what can be revealed when looking deeper or beyond what is immediately obvious.

In Gallery 4, the gallery is pleased to present an group exhibition titled Curating Teen Voices: Coming of Age organized by Mariana Parisca and Susan Colangelo with the youth members of the Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective and Heather Bennett, Michael Byron, Carmon Colangelo, Addoley Dzegede, Ann Hamilton, Kahlil Irving and, Buzz Spector.

Curating Teen Voices: Coming of Age is a time capsule of teenage voices combined with adult artists living in St. Louis in 2015-16, all reacting to a critical and unique time in the history of race relations, gun violence, police roles and community relationships in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is a nonprofit organization where artists and urban youth collect stories, reframe and retell them through art to promote understanding, civic pride, and literacy. The project eloquently puts a megaphone to unheard voices, generating new respect for minority youth and brushing implicit biases away. There is no other program in St. Louis, or in the United States, that is generating work in this way.

The project contains an edition of 10 portfolios, each containing 30 archival digital prints. Each portfolio is housed in a handcrafted archival box created by Saint Louis Story Stitchers artist-in-residence Mariana Parisca. A limited number of sheets of six images will be available. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing work of the Saint Louis Story Stitchers.

In Gallery 3, the gallery presents an exhibition of recent paintings by Douglass Freed titled “Small Reflections.” This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

The landscapes of Douglass Freed can seldom be contained to one canvas. His minimalistic and almost ambiguous images of horizons, clouds, and bodies of water pour onto adjoining spaces where their forms shift in color and light as if they have transformed into entirely different pieces, but they remain undeniably suited to one another. While his pieces vary from quiet, monochromatic works to fully orchestrated chromatic ones, in either sense, he creates places that simultaneously imply reality and a dreamlike, even spiritual, serenity. He captures and holds onto the viewer’s gaze, creating an experience that few can. Through his harmonious use of blended color, texture, and structure, Freed finds the grey area between traditional landscape painting and its abstraction into color fields.

In Gallery 2, the gallery presents an exhibition of recent paintings titled “Indoor Landscapes.” by Xizi Liu. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Xizi Liu’s work uses stylized painting methods to create a quasi-fictional consumer society in the contemporary economic environment, and explores different attitudes toward consumption and mass production, which the consumerism brings to us through the mechanical vision. In addition, her work portrays the power of information transmission from hidden language and painterly gesture, which replaced the alphabet in non-places.
No region in the world has undergone such rapid and profound economic and cultural changes as China in the last decades. As a part of the generation born in the late 20th century, Xizi Liu has witnessed the country’s feverish progress, technological innovations, and rapid economic growth. The subjects she chooses are heavily rooted in her experience growing up amidst frenzied transformations in China, followed by its subsequent unbearable urban density. The flattened surfaces - while depicting a complex, highly torqued deep space - use the accumulation of individual colors to contribute to that space, creating the sense of dizziness and turbulence.

She paints places where we easily find language, but the language is missing in the paintings. All those paintings are filled by the empty carriers of language. Her gesture is the language, and this language of the brush replaces words. No content or brand names are revealed; characters are anonymous; objects lack specificity, and it is impossible to distinguish one from another. They are meaningless objects immersed in an indistinct world. She uses a highly stylized painting method to create a surreal city that’s filled with fantasy. These flattened pictorial spaces are based on the desirable products. They are emotionless and explore the vanity and fantasy of the Pop Culture amidst urban chaos. They also bear her critical position and commentary on the manipulation of capitalism. The paintings based on capitalist society depict a culture in which choices depend on desires rather than needs, and where production is meaningless. The rigid, faceless, even headless people in her paintings artfully show the de-individualization and overwhelming nature of consumer culture, the cold relationships, and lack of freedom of people in the modern society. She transforms space and objects that disturb the ‘normal’ order and rhythm of urban life, in order to find new physical and conceptual spaces.

In Gallery 5, the gallery presents a sclupture by Frank Schwaiger titled “Ondine.” Frank Schwaiger is currently having a solo exhibition “Recent Works”at our second location –.Bruno David Projects. The location in The Grove and is open by appointment only.

In the Window on Forsyth space, the gallery presents “Open Lights” by Monika Wulfers. This is her third solo exhibition with the gallery. This exhibition can be seen all night and all night from the outside and, will be on view through April 29, 2017. Monika Wulfers explores the concept of line in minimalist sculptures and paintings, as well as computer generated images and constructs. Various representations of lines and shapes created by lines are seen in her work which draws upon spatial and temporal constructs. She uses two and three dimensions to examine the line and our perception of it.

Free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm – also open by appointment

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Art at the Station: Thursday, 9 Befruary 2017

Thursday, February 09, 2017 Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Art at the Station will feature the work of artists Linda Meyer and Randy Carrier. The opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the St. Louis Community College-Meramec library,11333 Big Bend Road. Hours for the Meramec library, as well as a map of the Meramec campus, can be found at www.stlcc.edu/libraries/hours.html. Art at the Station is hosted by the Kirkwood Arts Commission and St. Louis Community College-Meramec, with generous support from the Kirkwood Arts Foundation. The exhibits are free and open to the public, but donations are welcome.

Due to anticipated renovations at the historic downtown Kirkwood Train Station, Art at the Station has temporarily relocated to the Meramec library.

11333 Big Bend Road
Kirkwood, Mo. 63122

May Gallery: Friday, 3 February 2017

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Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition
3 February - 17 March 2017
Opening reception Friday, 3 February, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, People & Portraits

Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm.

The May Gallery
second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building 
8300 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves MO 63119

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 10 February 2017

February 10 — March 18, 2017

Dana Oldfather • Jacob Berkowitz • Ethan Meyer
Opening reception Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
The Gallery is excited to present the work of painters who blur the lines between object and environment while creating tension and expansiveness within a vast repertoire of mark making.

DANA OLDFATHER - “I propose a multidimensional diagram of anxiety and the desire to overcome it. The paintings allow me to transform my feelings of dread and insecurity into something physical, tangible, and beautiful; a bittersweet beauty that is brightened by the shadow it casts.”

JACOB BERKOWITZ - Raw brush strokes, gestural motions, and intuition are the core of Berkowitz's process.  His work pushes him to explore the balance between conscious and sub-conscious thought and action to gain a further understanding of self in context of it's surroundings.  Within that harmony lies work that holds fluidity, moments of tension, and ultimately reaches a place of ambiguous belonging and wholeness.

ETHAN MEYER - Meyer’s work explores the relationship of multiple planes of reality relating to both mind and spirit that visually describe the fluidity of consciousness. The surfaces of his work are covered with densely intricate patterns that map the landscapes of, otherwise difficult to describe, sensations and experience

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Gallery at RAC: Saturday, 4 February 2017

Regional Arts Commission Presents Humans of St. Louis

Join us for the Closing Reception
on Saturday, February 4th from 3:30pm - 5:00pm

It's your last chance to see the Humans of St. Louis exhibition in the Gallery at RAC!

Featuring the work of Lindy Drew, Caroline Fish, Dessa Somerside

Curated by Lindy Drew

Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112
(across from The Pageant)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 27 January 2017

Nicola Tyson, Quarrel, 2014. Acrylic on unstretched linen, 85 x 71.5 in

Friday, January 27
Public Reception: 7:00–9:00 pm

CAM's spring exhibitions feature an overview of recent work by Nicola Tyson; recent portraits of African Americans and the African diaspora by photographer Deana Lawson; a site-specific mural by Katherine Bernhardt; and Louis Cameron, who will premiere photographs from his ongoing Clouds series as well as poster art from his The Poster Project presents online initiative.

Members receive complimentary drinks at all exhibition openings.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.

St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 10 February 2017

February 10 - March 11, 2017

Jan van der Ploeg, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on linen, 28 x 22.5 inches

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Edge, an exhibition of hard-edge paintings by some of the more interesting practitioners in the field today. The commonality of the work in Edge is that the paintings all utilize line as an element in their construction. Often the line is straight and the format linear as in the work of Ann Pibal, Cary Smith, Li Trincere, and especially in the constructions of Rachel Hellmann. With others, shapes are defined by lines, as in the work of Marilyn Lerner, Eric Brown, and Jan van der Ploeg. Or the line becomes part of a pattern, a complex system as in the work of Douglas Melini, very direct as in the work of Mary Judge, or pared down and reduced as in the work of Kate Shepherd. Or the line creates an edge that almost disappears yet still defines the painting, as in the work of Lisa Beck.

But the edge plays into all of the paintings in another way. All have an emotional edge as well--the same "edge" as in all art. This edge is reflected not only in the minds and hands of the artists, but also in the times in which these artists live.

4735 McPherson Ave 
St. Louis, MO 63108

Anew: Friday, 3 February 2017

© Jeannie Liautaud
All Together: StLouisGram at Anew

Friday, February 3 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Free + Open to the Public

Join us for drinks and an intimate selection of photographs from artists who call St. Louis home during First Fridays in Grand Center, Friday, February 3rd. Proceeds from the bar benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri.

Photographers include Virginia Harold, Izaiah Johnson, Jeannie Liautaud, Mike Thomas, Mike Romer, Nic Tullis, Matt Wilson, Josh Ferrell 

519 N. Grand
St. Louis 63103

Friday, January 20, 2017

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 27 January 2017

Framations Art Gallery presents their 11th annual photography exhibit at their Main Street St. Charles gallery space. Beyond the Lens XI is a juried exhibit featuring new photographic work from St. Louis area artists.  Beginning with an Opening Reception on Friday, January 27 from 6-8 pm, the exhibit will continue through March 9, 2017. 

The public is invited to view the artwork on display and to vote for People's Choice in this exhibit when they visit. The voting continues through the full length of the exhibit, ending on March 9, 2017. This exhibit was juried by Mark Appling Fisher.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 20 January 2017

The exhibition reception of Tom Lang’s Recent Prints and Drawings
"Anything Familiar Here?" 
Friday, January 20, 6-10 pm.  

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood, MO

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 10 February 2017

Friday, February 10
Member preview 6-7p
Public reception 7-9p 

Join us to celebrate the opening of our spring exhibitions: Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?, Spectacle & Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha, and (Re)Presenting Heroes, Defining Virtue.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 27 January 2017

Ice Storm "Re-Do" Opening
January 27th, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Ahzad Bogosian  — Daniel Burnett – Perry Haas

The December 10th ice storm hit and prevented so many people from coming to the CWE to celebrate the exhibition openings for Ahzad Bogosian, Daniel Burnett and Perry Haas that we've decided to DO IT AGAIN!  Join us and take in the Art, Drink and Music closing out this incredible exhibition.

Azhad Bogosian Gathering Clouds Late Afternoon , acrylic on canvas 40" x 60"

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 27 January 2017

"Romancing The Stone and Embracing The Brush"
Jeff McKee  - sculpture and paintings
Current Exhibit Through February 27

Gallery Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11am-6pm,   Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm

Clayton Fine Art Gallery21 N. Bemiston, Clayton, MO

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 21 January 2017

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RESCHEDULED: Saturday, January 21
Free reception 6-8 p.m. 

January 14-February 15, 2017    

PLease join Art Saint Louis for our new exhibit, "Personal Space," featuring artworks by 42 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. This new juried exhibit features artworks and imagery that focus on the human form, the human experience, how people interact, move & use our bodies, especially in terms of personal space.
The exhibit is presented January 14-February 15, 2017 and is free and open to the public. A free opening reception will be held Saturday evening, January 21, 6-8 p.m (NB: RESCEDULED due to ice storm). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 7 am-5 pm and Saturday 8:30 am-4 pm Closed Sundays & holidays. 
Alex Johnmeyer, One Flew Over. 2016. Acrylic, Modeling Paste on Wood Panel, 32"x26 

Personal Space is a juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks and imagery that focus on the human form, the human experience, how people interact, move & use our bodies, especially in terms of personal space. This show features 52 artworks by 42 artists from Missouri and Illinois. Artworks featured are in a variety of styles, techniques and media including ceramics, collage, drawing, encaustic, mixed media, paintings, handmade paper, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textile 

Our jurors are Cbabi Bayoc and Ruth Reese. Cbabi Bayoc is co-owner of SweetArt Bakeshop & Art Studio. Ruth Reese is a ceramic artist and owner of Reese Gallery.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Favian Anello, St. Louis; Rick Battram, Town & Country, MO; Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO; Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO; Robert Bolla, Chesterfield, MO; Naomi Brown, Fairview Heights, IL; Dave Carter, Cape Girardeau, MO; Ann Chartrand, Sappington, MO; Piety Choi, Highland, IL; Dina Fachin, St. Louis; Tracey Farmer-Luster, Fairview Heights, IL; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Lisa Hilton, Creve Coeur, MO; Sean Hoisington, Chesterfield, MO; Martha Iler, Greenville, IL; Diane James, Florissant, MO; Alex Johnmeyer, St. Louis; Lani Kohoutek-Miller, Florissant, MO; Alex Lambrecht, Chesterfield, MO; Eric Langley, St. Louis; Donna Lochmann, St. Louis; Philip Padilla, Lake St. Louis, MO; Alex Paradowski, St. Louis; Jody Paulson, Carbondale, IL; Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO; Drew Reynolds, Edwardsville, IL; Megan Rieke, Kirkwood, MO; Amy Firestone Rosen, Clayton, MO; Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO; Lindsy Shapiro, St. Louis; Linda Smith, St. Charles, MO; Julie Snidle, St. Louis; Michelle Streiff, Manchester, MO; Mark Swain, St. Louis; Kerra Taylor, Springfield, MO; Russell Vanecek, St. Louis; Terry Vermillion, Kirkwood, MO; Madeleine Wagner, St. Louis; Allison Walsh, Peoria, IL; Deborah Weinstein, Chesterfield, MO.

Please join us at Art Saint Louis this Saturday, January 28, at 11 am and meet some of the featured artists in "Personal Space" as they discuss their featured works on view in our exhibit, talk about their inspiration, the media that they use to create their artworks, and the various techniques that they employ to make their unique form of artwork.


LOCATION & GALLERY ENTRY Art Saint Louis is located at 1223 Pine Street in the heart of downtown St. Louis at the historic Park Pacific Building. The building is bordered by Olive, 13th, Tucker and Pine. We are located on the Pine Street side (one-way Westbound) of the building. 

METERS: There are parking meters on Pine Street and Olive Street & other nearby streets. Parking meters run 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Fines are steep ($15-20), so don't let your meter expire. If you park at a meter for the reception, remember that meters operate in downtown until 7 p.m. on Saturday

PARK PACIFIC GARAGE: There is hourly parking in the Park Pacific Garage on Olive just West of Tucker (entrance is on the South side of Olive). Parking is at your own expense. For garage parking, pay by cash via a machine in elevator bay no more than 15 minutes prior to departure or pay by credit card upon exiting the garage. Be sure to take your parking receipt/ticket with you when you exit your car to visit the Gallery so that you can to get back in to the garage to get to your car. We are not able to validate parking.
The Gallery is easily accessible by MetroLink and MetroBus with MetroBus stops on Olive Street and Tucker right near the building.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 20 January 2017

CONSTRUCTED VISIONS II Artists’ Reception: 5-8 pm January 20, 2017
January 20, 2017 -February 25, 2017
Awards Presentation 7 pm
Gallery Talk 7 pm; February 8, 2017
Juror Terry Suhre

Constructed Visions II at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a juried exhibition featuring regional sculpture and fine craft artists. This exhibition includes artisans and artists from Missouri and Illinois with works in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, paper, plastic, stone, and wood - both traditional and non-traditional, functional and nonfunctional.

Selected Artists: Alexander Bannan, Eldon Benz, Dave J Bermingham, Matthew Boonstra, Peter Bushell, Kacey Cowdery, Jerry Cox, Miguel de Aguero, Janet de Aguero, Debra Evans-Paige, Nancy Exarhu, Suzy Farren, Robert Fields, Shelby Fleming, Craig Hoffmann, Kahlil Irving, Howard Jones, Ellen Klamon, Robert Kokenyesi, Anthony Ledbetter, Debra J Lewis, Ron Longsdorf, Patrick Luber, Heather Macali, Jessica Riddle, Barrie Rupp, Rachel Santel, Suzanne Sidebottom, Dennis Smith, Debra Smith, Tom Sontag, Susan Sontag, Tom Stauder, Josh Svoboda,
Andy Van Der.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 27 January 2017

Green Door art gallery presents “Poppin’ Pastels
January 18 – February 25, 2017
Opening reception held on Friday, January 27,  from 5-9 p.m. 
Green Door art gallery is proud to present “Poppin Pastels”. The Reception will be Friday, January 27, from 5-9 pm and is free and open to the public. Gateway Pastel Artists was founded in 1998 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The members have been educating artists and the public about the beauty and permanency of the pastel medium for the past 18 years. The organization is a part of the International Association of Pastel Societies which has members and societies all over the world.  These painting will be available from January 18, 2017 thru February 25, 2017

Thirty other local artists will be exhibiting with artwork including textiles, glass, wood, paintings and much more.

Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm- Closed Monday and Tuesday  

 Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves
in the historical Heritage Building
(314) 402-1959

Duane Reed: Friday, 10 February 2017

February 10th - March 18th
Opening Reception
Friday, February 10th, 5-8 p.m.

The Gallery is excited to present the work of two painters who blur the lines between object and environment while creating tension and expansiveness within a vast repertoire of mark making. Oldfather’s compositions are simultaneously visceral and beautiful, sinewy and organic; while Meyer’s work combines fluidity and structure with loose yet highly technical morphing fields of pattern.

DANA OLD FATHER - “I propose a multidimensional diagram of anxiety and the desire to overcome it. The paintings allow me to transform my feelings of dread and insecurity into something physical, tangible, and beautiful; a bittersweet beauty that is brightened by the shadow it casts.”

ETHAN MEYER - Meyer’s work explores the relationship of multiple planes of reality relating to both mind and spirit that visually describe the fluidity of consciousness. The surfaces of his work are covered with densely intricate patterns that map the landscapes of, otherwise difficult to describe, sensations and experiences.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108