Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 6 October 2017

Please join us for an all-gallery opening reception
Friday, October 6 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Galleries open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
Lying Heavy: New Work by Joe Chesla
October 6 - November 25, 2017

Gallery of Music
The World of Spectacular Strings
October 6, 2017 - April 28, 2018

Gallery of Photography
Steve McCurry: The Importance of Elsewhere
October 6, 2017 - February 3, 2018

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Carl Safe: The Architecture of Buildings,
Furniture and Photographs
October 6, 2017 - February 17, 2018

Invent a Musical Instrument - Selections from
The Sheldon’s SOLID Program
October 6, 2017 - January 27, 2018

The Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Jill Evans Petzall: Still Lives with Stories
October 6, 2017 - January 20, 2018

GALLERY HOURS Tuesday, Noon-8 pm, Wed.-Fri., Noon-5 pm, Saturday, 10 am-2 pm

3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO

Friday, September 29, 2017

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 20 October 2017

Jiyong Lee, Green Cylinder Segmentation 

John Garrett, Meadow Shimmer


October 20th - December 9th
Opening Reception Friday, October 20th 5-8 p.m.

John Garrett's parents instilled in him an appreciation for the handmade with their collections of Native American arts and crafts. Garrett’s intrigue with the tools, systems and materials involved in weaving and other textile constructions has resulted in hundreds of exhibitions, including shows in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Visually unpredictable, he incorporates an expansive repertoire of material, achieving energetic complexity with meticulous craftsmanship.

Jiyong Lee’s work is inspired by the process of cell division; by utilizing both transparency and opacity he forges a narrative that explores both the clarity and mysteries of biology.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Grafica Fine Art: Saturday, 7 October 2017

Ron Isom: "Symbolic Journey"
Opening reception on October 7 from 3-8 pm

To Ron Isom, Sr., the whole world and everything in it, is his canvas. Some see his art as whimsical – if they look deeper, they’ll see that same whimsy packs a real punch! “Symbolic Journey invites you to experience his art as a diary of his very creative life.

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Reese Gallery: Friday, 29 September 2017

opening reception: Friday | September 29, 2017 | from 6p-9p

In the solo exhibition "American Visions," Daniel Stumeier brings meticulously rendered drawings of country stars (and one art critic) into a white cube gallery setting. In doing so, he creates a conversation between an “underclass” and an “aesthete” – squaring off the politics of rebellion against art world pretensions. The questions asked by this work are rather painful and yet so pertinent.  For, what is white America’s vision of itself? Stumeier’s response is not without humor.

In Stumeier's own words, "This exhibition features intimately-scaled, drawn portraits of country pop singers and other figures rendered from cassettes, book covers, and online sources. These works are a continued examination of American popular culture—specifically that of the Midwest." This imagery reflects Stumeier's own experiences growing up in rural Illinois, his current residence in St. Louis, and contemplation of these experiences within the larger context of America’s current attitudes toward class and race.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis MO 63118

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Saturday, 4 November 2017

Yvonne Osei: Tailored Landscapes
November 4, 2017–March 4, 2018
Free Opening Reception Saturday, November 4, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
The exhibition is curated by Dana Turkovic

Conceptual artist Yvonne Osei creates a large-scale photo installation to occupy the breadth and width of the indoor gallery, constructing an environment where textiles create landscape. Inspired by both the cultural and physical landscapes of the Park, Osei weaves design motifs from her home country of Ghana into her photographic and videographic documentation of the Park to create new and unique patterns for Laumeier. Using her textural understanding of fashion design to mold and manipulate an adhesive fabric, Osei creates an environment that uses the architecture of the gallery as figure and form. With Tailored Landscapes, Osei continues her inquiry utilizing the import of textiles as a medium to celebrate diversity in culture and in nature.

“Tailored Landscapes contextualizes textiles as physical and metaphorical landscapes,” says Osei. “Throughout the past year, I have photographed various sites within the Park to capture visitors’ interactions and use of the space. For this exhibition, I use the photographs to create a collection of vibrantly patterned, textile designs that bear a strong resemblance to traditional West African fabrics commonly worn in my home country of Ghana.”

Laumeier Sculpture Park is free and open daily from 8:00 a.m.–30 minutes past sunset. The Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Whitaker Foundation Gallery
Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63127

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bullivant Gallery: Wednesday, 27 September 2017

100 Megapixel Gallery Show 
September 27, 2017 5pm - 7pm
You must be 21 or over.
This is a free event. Please RSVP by September 25, 201

Be sure to join us for happy hour and our pop gallery featuring spectacular 80 - 100 Megapixel large prints from our customers! Equipment demonstrations and great conversation with experts to answer your questions about what Phase One can do to bring your photography to the next level

Bullivant Gallery & Consulting
3321 Washington Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63013

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 6 October 2017

Sheldon Art Galleries Fall Exhibits

Joe Chesla, Untitled, 2016, iron oxide, graphite, encaustic on paper, 44 x 31 inches, courtesy of the artist.
Steve McCurry, Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl. Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984, EPSON UltraChrome print, 60 x 40 inches. Image courtesy of and © the Artist.
Soprano Lute (pre-mandolin), ca. 1500s-1600s, Maker Unknown, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, ivory, ebony, mother-of-pearl, wood, 22 H x 7.5 W x 5 D inches. The Sheldon Art Galleries, Hartenberger World Music Collection of Historical Instruments. Gift of Dr. Aurelia & Jeff Hartenberger, Karrie Bopp, Jaclyn Hartenberger and Kevin Hartenberger WE-CHLT-38.

You are invited to an opening reception on
Friday, October 6 from 5-7 p.m.
The Galleries will remain open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Sinkhole: Saturday, 30 September 2017

As Always: Pictures by Josh Basco
Through October 1st.
Reception and Sinkhole first anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 30th from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

The show is all of and about people in the local music scene, either during a performance or simply snapshots I've shot at local events. All the pictures were shot on film; all but one were shot on my Ansco 1065 point and shoot (the other one was shot on an early '50s Brownie Hawkeye). All pictures were shot this year.

The Sinkhole
7423 S Broadway
St. Louis 63111

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 21 October 2017

Wm. Daniel File, In the Thick Of It, 2016, Photograph, 18"x18" $875

CLOSING reception has been RESCHEDULED

"The Golden Hour"
Closing reception
Saturday, October 21, 5-7 p.m.
September 16-October 26, 2017  

"The Golden Hour" is a juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks that celebrate the special times of day- right after sunrise and right before sunset-when the color of light is golden. For our exhibit, over 177 artworks in all media were submitted by 71 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by jurors Olivia Lahs-Gonzales and Larry Torno, from which they selected 49 artworks by 39 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final exhibition. This beautiful color of light and these times of day were depicted in a variety of media & techniques by the 39 artists whose artworks are featured in this exhibit. Works featured include collage, drawing, fiber, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and video. Take a sneak peek at the "The Golden Hour" exhibit in our Facebook album of the exhibit here with images of all 49 artworks in the show, along with gallery/installation views & more.

Juried by Olivia Lahs-Gonzales & Larry Torno

Jennifer Allwright, Chesterfield, MO; Ann Aurbach, University City, MO; Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO; Sarah Bernhardt, St. Louis; Robert Bolla, Chesterfield, MO; Donna Broyles, Alton, IL; Monika Burkhart, St. Louis; Lorraine Cange, Swansea, IL; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; Dave Carter, Cape Girardeau, MO; Cathie Crawford, Peoria, IL; Emily Cross, St. Louis; Carla Dawson, St. Louis;  Miguel de Aguero, Sullivan, MO; John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL; Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO;  Tracey Farmer-Luster, Fairview Heights, IL; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Ed Giganti, St. Louis; Jackie Johnson, Maryland Heights, MO; Gregory Kluempers, Florissant, MO; Ken Konchel, St. Louis; William Lobdell, Kirkwood, MO; Michael Matney, Troy, IL; Garry McMichael, St. Louis, MO; Judith Medoff, Clayton, MO; Barbara JK Nwacha, Glen Carbon, IL; Charlie Oldani, St. Louis;  Janel Peyton, Pevely, MO; Judith Repke, Bridgeton, MO; Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO; Michael Rudolf, St. Louis; Mark Schatz, Lake St. Louis, MO; Mary Beth Shaw, Wildwood, MO; Den Smith, Green Park, MO; Dennis Smith, Chesterfield, MO; Michelle Streiff, Wildwood, MO; Russell Vanecek, St. Louis; Ramsay Wise, Columbia, MO.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays.
Art Saint Louis
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Friday, September 08, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 27 October 2017

To Soar, Palladium Print, 2015
Jon Kolkin
Inner Harmony...
Learning from the Buddhist Spirit

The General Opening Reception and Lecture have been rescheduled for Friday October 27, 2017. The lecture is 5-6 pm with the reception following until 8 pm.  

On display September 15 - December 30, 2017
Lecture: Dr. Kolkin will present "Living a Balanced Life: Practical Strategies for Busy People"

In 2011, Kolkin began taking the photographs which make up this exhibit. During his travel to Wenzhou, China, Kolkin was permitted to take photographs during a special ceremony in Taiping Temple, a cloistered enclave of 100 Buddhist nuns, situated in the heart of the city. Upon showing his work to the headmistress, Kolkin was given access to almost the entire complex for a full month. Though 2011 was only the beginning of this exhibit, Kokin continued to work on this project for over 5 years, while living in many countries and photographing Buddhist monastics from many traditions.

Inner Harmony... Learning from the Buddhist Spirit is exhibited as Palladium prints due to the warmth and textural environment communicated in the technique.            

Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Saint Louis University Museum of Art

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Duet: Friday, 29 September 2017

Kevin Kao (Illinois) and Tom Lang (Missouri)
September 29 - November 14, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 29, 6pm-9pm

Over a series of works Tom Lang examines the relationship between art and imitation, of concept and depiction, picture and image. The French word for white or ‘blanc’ becomes a label on a multicolored composition titled Exactly, 2017, but it is also the label on a nice white wine transliterated as a bottle of “plonk” by the insensitive Anglophone ear. The text in the works have the function of anticipating the viewer’s expectation and often refer to literary or philosophical sources. In Kevin Kao’s Buns, 2015, the parade of male bobs and female bits tells us what we already know and the hard, shiny latex like surface reflect our fascinated gaze without offering the least satisfaction to our curiosity. The object of our desire is what we get. Kao’s work hints at the Rococo, the 17th Century French style of curly cues and the bizarre exaggeration topped with sweet charm. The connection is clear in the adoption of slick jet slip finish, which offers the ideal medium for small sculptures that the Rococo raised to prominence.

3526 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103

Gallery 210: Saturday, 9 September 2017

Jess T. Dugan
Every Breath We Drew

Opens at Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Saturday, September 9 with an artist talk at 4 p.m. and a reception from 5-7 p.m.

In addition to photographs from Every Breath We Drew, this exhibition includes the debut screening of a new autobiographical video, Letter to my Father. The exhibition will remain on view until October 15, 2017.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Mad Art: Friday, 1 September 2017

The Mad Art Gallery will kick off the Umali and MSA Awareness exhibit from 7-10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1. Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and local artist, Rey Umali, will showcase artwork during the month of September in hopes of raising awareness of the rare disease.

Umali is a Saint Louis artist who returned to painting after being diagnosed with MSA in September 2015. All proceeds from the sale of Umali’s artwork will be donated to Defeat MSA, an organization dedicated to raise awareness and find treatments for the disease. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to Umali’s artwork, the MSA Shoe will also make an appearance at the opening. The MSA Shoe is a tool that has traveled the world to raise awareness of MSA, increase support for MSA patients and raise vital research dollars.