Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 10 November 2017

“Hygienic Bunker,” Brigham Dimick, 2017, charcoal/photos/oil, 22 x 4.25"
The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “Habitat,” an exhibit of mixed media work by Brigham Dimick, from Friday, November 10, 2017, through Wednesday, January 3, 2018. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, November 10.
Dimick worked every weekday at the St. Louis Zoo during the spring semester of 2016. He focused on habitats of animals that are endangered or severely threatened, bringing to light a bizarre mix of common and cross purposes at the zoo —  zookeepers who undertake the serious work of species preservation and visitors who come to the zoo for entertainment. 

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

The Bonsack Gallery
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63124

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dark Room at The Grandel: Friday, 3 November 2017

Theo Welling: Portraits
Opening Reception Friday, November 3 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Portraiture is among the oldest and most popular uses of photography.  Even in images that mostly feature other subjects, like landscapes, it has long been recognized that viewers visually locate the people in them first before taking in the broader view.  The advent of social media has further expanded our obsession with human depiction, with some sites even acknowledging this curious psychological tendency in their names (i.e. Facebook).  So why, with so many images of people coming into our connected consumption, does portraiture still matter? Why are these images still so affecting? Why make a portrait of a stranger when it is likely that they have already produced dozens, if not hundreds, of their own?
It is something to do with the interaction (conscious or subconscious) between the sitter and the photographer that makes these images, the really good ones, stand out. The best portrait photographers realize this exchange, and recognize that photographing a person’s likeness is a very intimate gesture, for a picture exposes a subject to the realm of possibilities. When a viewer sees a portrait, they are invited into a person’s life while their defenses are down, so it is the primary responsibility of these photographers to capture what is vulnerable, what is evocative, and what is true.  Theo Welling is one of these photographers.
Welling is the photographer behind “The Lede”, a weekly short-form interview centered around a portrait of a St. Louisan, which kicks off each issue of The Riverfront Times. To complete this assignment, Theo casts a wide net, often driving around the city for hours looking for that subject with a story to tell; the person that stands out even among other people. It is remarkable how successful Mr. Welling is at this task, and at uncovering the fundamental quirks that make up the people he points his lens toward. The photographs pulled for this exhibition are among his best. Each image reveals the essence of the sitter. Each image communicates an entire existence in a single shot.

– Jason Gray, Curator

Dark Room at The Grandel
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis 63103

Monday, October 23, 2017

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 17 November 2017

Jackie Saccoccio, Portrait (Fox), 2016, oil and mica on linen, 57x45"
November 17 through December 22, 2017

Ever since the days of Kandinsky, the spiritual in art has been a subject of interest to abstract artists--to all those who seek a path beyond the physical--those who, in the words of Yeats, "live for the moment when vision comes to our weariness like a terrible lightning."

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of some of those artists, including Alison Hall, whose Book of Beginnings is a small black diptych on panel about the size of a book; and Louis Cameron, whose digitally manipulated photos of clouds evoke the 14th-century Christian mysticism of The Cloud of Unknowing, a guidebook on contemplative prayer.

Another spiritual guide, the Kabbalah, continues to inspire Robert Sagerman, for whom painting is a meditative practice. Likewise, for Valerie Jaudon, painting is a slow, deliberate accumulation of brushstrokes within patterns inspired by Islamic art. John Zinsser continues his Zen-like search for satori in painting, while Richmond Burton channels the spirit of Christian Rosenkreutz in his painting, I AM Rosicrucian.

Other artists in the show include Brandon Anschultz, Lori Ellison, Douglas Melini, Ann Pibal, Jackie Saccoccio, Gary Stephan, and Dan Walsh.

4735 McPherson Ave 
St. Louis, MO 63108 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

OA Gallery: Friday, 3 November 2017

2017 Small Works Invitational - MANYmini extravARTganza begins on November 3rd

During MANYmini extravartganza, OA Gallery’s third annual Small Works Invitational, hundreds of works, no larger than 18” x 18” framed, will grace the walls of the gallery salon-style.

An opening reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 will allow guests to meet many of the artists and get the stories behind their memorable works.

OA Gallery
101A West Argonne
Kirkwood, MO  63122

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

May Gallery: Friday, 20 October 2017

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Jen Morris: Sanctioned Memory

13 October - 3 November 2017

with a talk by Ms. Morris on 20 October, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Reception for the Photographer Friday, 20 October, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, #webstereclipse:
Bill Barrett, Inocencio Boc, Ron Gaddis, Patrick Giblin, Christine Giancola, Kristi Lenz, Susan Hacker Stang

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!

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 26 October 2017

Foo Dog, The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
"China: Past and Present"
Photographs by Richard Sprengeler

October 26th - December 8th
Reception October 26, 4-7 pm

Photographs of the People's Republic of China created during the International Photography Collaborative- Sister City Exchange Program sponsored by IPHF in 2014. Also exhibited will be selections from the SIU-E Museum's Asian collection and calligraphy from the Songchun Guild of South Korea. An Asian music concert by the college music department and a guest artist will be performed at 7pm on the 26th.

The metro link can be conveniently taken to the college stop or free visitor parking is available in front of the Art Center. The gallery is directly across the parking lot.

Open Tuesday - Friday 10am to 4pm

Schmidt Art Center
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 14 October 2017


Opening Reception - October 14, 2017 

Join us for the opening reception for Heather Bennett, Chris Kahler, Leslie Laskey and Jill Downen's exhibitions.

HEATHER BENNETT: Photos of Gifts
LESLIE LASKEY: Cloud Images-Eclipse
JILL DOWNEN: Window Women

Public Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday 11 - 6 pm

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Framations: Friday, 20 October 2017

Framations Art Gallery invites the public to be a part of the art, or rather, to wear it home. Nothing says exclusive style and individuality quite like a handmade garment created by skilled artisans. Beginning October 20, Framations Art Gallery will hot an exhibit of wearable art created by the members of Missouri Fiber Artists entitled Darling! You Look Smashing.  

The Missouri Fiber Artists, also known as MoFA, are makers, creators and artists whose work primarily features natural or synthetic fibers, including textiles, fabrics, paper, reed, yarn, thread, and more. Overall the work of these artists encompasses many applications of fibers including wall hangings, quilts, sculptures, basket weaving, etc. For this exhibit, the focus will be specifically on wearable items. This will include traditional sewn garments, felted hats and jackets, salvaged fabrics repurposed, all having been made with outstanding creativity. This exhibit will open with a reception, free and open to the public, on October 20 from 6-8 pm and will continue through November 30. 
218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO

Framations: Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday, October 20th, 6-8 PM

218 N Main St

Saint Charles, MO