Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dark Room at The Grandel: Friday, 3 March 2017

Join us for the opening reception of the first exhibition in our new home, "Donald McKenna: The Theatre of Buildings" - during First Fridays in Grand Center (6-9pm).

Through four decades, Mr. McKenna has pursued the “narrative possibilities of a place or thing." First, he uses a 4×5 film camera that slows his process down. The large format film makes him more contemplative of what he encounters and makes his compositions more considered. Second, he is sensitive to the theatre of buildings, or to put it another way, the fact that a building is a stage where human actors perform the drama of their lives. He looks for the traces of these lives lived, which in his photographs reverberate a familiar quality that the viewer can always recognize, if not always summarize. Very simply, McKenna’s photographs present the stage after the performance has ended in a way that echoes, alludes to or commemorates what has occurred there.

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 3 March 2017

Art St. Louis: Friday, 3 March 2017

Graphic design by Kathy Duffin.
Varsity Art XXI

March 3-30, 2017    

Please join Art Saint Louis for our new exhibit, "Varsity Art XXI," our 21st annual invitational exhibition featuring 40 outstanding undergrad & graduate level art students representing 20 St. Louis regional universities and colleges from Missouri & Illinois.

The exhibit is presented March 3-30, 2017 and is free and open to the public. A free opening reception will be held next Friday evening, March 3, 6-8 p.m. 

"Varsity Art XXI" is a multi-media exhibit that will feature 40 artworks in a variety of media including ceramics, digital imaging, drawings, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and more. You can get a sneak peek of the exhibit in our Facebook album here with images of all 40 featured works and highlights from the recent exhibit install. After the show opens on March 3, we'll post highlights from the reception, too.

One of the interesting features of this exhibit is the opportunity for Gallery visitors to Meet the Artists through our unique Artist Interview Videos introducing guests to each of our participating artists. This year's videos will be presented on a special monitor in the Gallery dedicated specifically for the artist videos. The videos are also posted on the Art Saint Louis YouTube Channel.

East Central College Kelsey Hines, Ryan A. Lucas
Fontbonne University Ken Clay, Elizabeth Sheck
Greenville College Xuejun Lu, Rebecca Munshaw
Jefferson College Erich Humphres, Aaron Inman
Lewis & Clark Community College Marion Black, M.V. Laughlin
Lindenwood University McKinzie Chelberg, Lacey Minor
Maryville University Suzann Gille, Kendall Hambrook
McKendree University Brittany Fife, Jillian Hoffman
St. Charles Community College Brandon Arnold, Sandy Chan
St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley Rashonda Daniels, Elizabeth Ruhbeck
St. Louis Community College Forest Park Henry Cook, Paulina Conner
St. Louis Community College Meramec Cullen Curtis, Marica Sanchez
St. Louis Community College Wildwood Kevin Bullock, Allyson Burns
Saint Louis University Matt Meyers, Madeleine Wagner
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Shelby FlemingCaitlin McDonald
Southwestern Illinois College Nicole Marianovich, Justin Washington
University of Missouri-Columbia Kyle BaderScott McClellan
University of Missouri-St. Louis Afton Joiner, Samantha Lacadin
Washington University David WinninghamRachel Youn
Webster University Sajeda Issa, Mia Mendoza

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 7 am-5 pm and Saturday 8:30 am-4 pm. Closed Sundays & holidays.

Art Saint Louis Gallery & Catalyst Coffee Bar
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Saturday, February 18, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 3 March 2017

Leo Ray, Infinite Painting
March 3 – May 28, 2017  1st Floor
Opening Reception Friday March 3rd, 5-8pm

Infinite Painting is a solo exhibition of paintings by Leo Ray. On entering the gallery, visitors are greeted by an enormous blue and black wall of densely installed paintings. The installation of the contemplative blue field was intentionally planned to mark the transition between the two sides of the gallery.

On entering the gallery, visitors are greeted by an enormous blue and black wall of densely installed paintings. The contemplative blue field was intentionally planned to mark the transition between the two sides of the gallery. The Infinite Painting unfolds from right to left and depicts portraits of friends and family, dogs, cats, donkeys, and birds, in addition to a significant number of quotes from well-known paintings.

Each of the ninety-eight canvases are extensions of adjacent canvases and contain unifying elements of the entire Infinite Painting, allowing the viewer a chance for contemplation and reflection.

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

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
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, February 10, 2017

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Saturday, 1 April 2017

April 1, 2017 Free Exhibition Opening
Drawing from the Collection: 40 Years at Laumeier

Laumeier Sculpture Park opens an exhibition featuring a selection of works from our extensive collection of preparatory drawings, prints, works on paper, collages, photographs and videos in commemoration of the institution’s 40th Anniversary. The exhibition runs Saturday, April 1–Sunday, July 16, 2017. Opening reception is Saturday, April 1, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
Saint Louis, Missouri

Friday, February 03, 2017

OA Gallery: Friday, 3 March 2017

Bryan Haynes: For My Eyes Only - Works in Pursuit of an Illusive Masterpiece
March 3 - April 29, 2017
Opening night is Friday, March 3, from 6-9 and will include a book signing,

OA Gallery presents an  exhibition of over 100 original works on paper and canvas by  Bryan Haynes. For My Eyes Only - Works in Pursuit of an Illusive Masterpiece. It showcases the preliminary acrylic sketches and studies Bryan used to develop his early concepts into the final artworks familiar to and loved by collectors. Never meant to be seen by anyone but the artist, these paintings reveal the thought process of an artist pursuing an original idea. This unique event will be the first time these works have ever been placed on display or offered up for acquisition to the public.

Historical figures, Native Americans and local characters inhabit the sweeping landscapes of his narrative paintings. Influenced from an early age by American Regionalist painters Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, Haynes's landscape and historical paintings are characterized by sculptural forms, undulating lines, and rhythmic gestures.

"In choosing which images to display, I got to take a visual stroll through the inner history of Bryan's
work," said Shawn Cornell, partner of OA Gallery. "It was inspiring to figuratively hold his thoughts in my hands."

OA Gallery
Kirkwood, MO

Northwest Coffee Company: Friday, 10 February 2017

Opening reception Friday Feb 10, 6-9 pm.

Photographer Michael Rudolf is featuring some of his abstract images of Saint Louis in his solo show, In lieu of upcoming Valentines day he will also be providing his signature "chocolate covered raspberries on a stick", as well as other hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

His show will be up through Feb 24th"

Northwest Coffee Company
 8401 Maryland Ave
Clayton, MO

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 10 MArch 2017

Opening Friday, March 10, the latest Foundry Art Centre juried exhibition Luck of the Draw explores the theory of luck, investigates happenstance, or portrays this abstract concept. Themes within the exhibition will also investigate superstitions, myths, and rituals. 

Grant Hargate has curated artwork from a wide range of entries submitted from artists across the nation. Hargate will be in attendance at the opening reception and will host a gallery talk at 5:30 pm before the reception begins.

Alongside Luck of the Draw, sculptor Logan Woodle will exhibit in Gallery III. Woodle's handcrafted metalworks are an homage to his agricultural heritage.

Rirostro will exhibit his expressive, caricature-like painted portraits as part of the Emerging Artist Series in the Ameristar Gallery.

Enjoy food and drinks while chatting with Luck of the Draw’s participating artists at the opening reception 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. These three exhibitions will open Friday, March 10, 2017 and close Friday, April 21, 2017.

Duet: Friday, 17 March 2017

Jay Lizo (Los Angeles) and Eve Maret (St. Louis)
March 17 - May 20, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, March 17, 6 - 8 pm

Jay Lizo’s work Microphones, 2016 stand as a mute poet, the resins mimic the form and function of the voice like sweet treacle, yet what is important about these objects cannot be put into words. Eve Maret’s audio installation stands as a blind painting evoking memories, dreams and nightmares as a private vision. The combination of works is about unfathomable expressions, the sounds shapes and colors. This particular pairing is also about "seeing" and "recording" the way memory plays on the surface of things, in contrast from the things in front of our eyes and in our ears. The spatial relationship between these artworks play with both the sensation of sight and the mysteries of representation.

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

3526 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103