Saturday, December 30, 2017

Art at the Station: Thursday, 11 January 2018

Photography of Charles Turnell
Jan 2 - Feb 4
Opening reception Thursday, January 11, 5:30-7 pm

Kirkwood Train Station
110 W. Argonne Dr.
Kirkwood MO

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 13 January 2018

Featuring works by 49 St. Louis regional artists

January 13-February 14, 2018
Free opening reception Saturday, January 13, 5-7 pm

"Symbolic" is a juried visual art exhibition featuring 54 artworks that depict, incorporating or are otherwise inspired by symbols; where symbolism itself is the subject matter and/or an expressive means to address other subjects. For our exhibit, 201 artworks in nearly all media were submitted by 83 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by Jurors Cheri Hoffman and Fr. Terrence E. Dempsey, from which they selected 54 artworks by 49 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final exhibition. This exhibit includes artworks in a variety of media, including collage, drawing, fiber, glass, handmade paper, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

FEATURED ARTISTS: CB Adams, St. Charles, MO; Beth Anglin, Richmond Heights, MO; Ann Aurbach, University City, MO; Natalie Avondet, Manchester, MO; Eve Dake Bayer, Ladue, MO; Sarah Bohn, Edwardsville, IL; Robert Bolla, Chesterfield, MO; Heather Brown, St. Louis; Donna Broyles, Alton, IL; Josie Cammarata, Maplewood, MO; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; Debbie Corson, Ballwin, MO; Stephen Da Lay, Shrewsbury, MO; John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL; Matthew Derezinski, Kirksville, MO; Stewart Drolet, O'Fallon, IL; Lawrence Duffy, St. Charles, MO; Diane Epstein, Columbia, MO; Alison Erazmus, St. Louis; Todd Fischer, St. Charles MO; Mark Appling Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Susan Garrett, Olivette, MO; Jacquelyn Hollenberg, Ballwin, MO; Linda Horsley, St. Louis; Cary Horton, Shrewsbury, MO; JP Phil Jones, Jefferson City, MO; Christine Kraus-Lohmann, St. Louis, MO; Ayako Kurimoto, Carbondale, IL; Dimitrina Stamboldjiev Kutriansky, Collinsville, IL; Susannah Lohr, St. Louis; Martha Mahon, University City, MO; Barbara Marshall, Chesterfield, MO; Michael Matney, Troy, IL; Leslie Miller, Creve Coeur, MO; Jared Nearsy, St. Louis; Gary Netzler, Greenville, IL; Ron Odenthal, St. Charles, MO; Dawn Ottensmeier, Brentwood, MO; Sharron Pollack, St. Louis; Diane Reising, St. Louis, MO; Lisa Ritz, St. Charles, MO; John Salozzo, Olivette, MO; Snail Scott, Edwardsville, IL; Michelle Streiff, Wildwood, MO; Jerry B. Walters, Farmington, MO; James Wilson, Farmington, MO; Mark Witzling, Maryland Heights, MO;  David M. Yates, Edwardsville, IL; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis/

Juried by Cheri Hoffman & Terrence E. Dempsey, SJ

"Symbolic" is on view January 13-February 14, 2018 and is FREE & open to the public. Free opening reception 5-7 p.m., Saturday, January 13. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays.

Art Saint Louis Gallery
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Erica Popp Studios + Gallery: Friday, 5 January 2017

Shabez Jamal: A Free Space Between Intersections

We are excited to invite you to the inaugural exhibition for Erica Popp Studios + Gallery. 

Join us on Friday, January 5, 5-8 pm for the opening reception for "A Free Space Between Intersections," a collection of photographs by St. Louis artist Shabez Jamal.

"A Free Space Between Intersections," celebrates queer Black men at the intersection of race and equality, contrasted against the backdrop of desertion and abandonment. The vibrant photographs are a means to claim space in the discussion about equality and bring Black queer bodies into open spaces.

Erica Popp Studios + Gallery
3271 Roger Place
St. Louis, MO 63116

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 15 December 2017

DECEMBER 15, 2017 - JANUARY 26, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, December 15, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Jurors Carrie Becker & Christian Lawrence

This exhibition explores humor through art. It is all too easy to take oneself too seriously at times. Joke’s on You encourages levity through visual expression. Open to all media, this exhibition will allow a glimpse at how artists highlight the humor and lightness in a society filled with gravitas.

Tues-Thurs 10 am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm, Mon closed

The Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301

Parish Gallery: Friday, 15 December 2017

Bryan Robertson:  Superpower
Closing Reception Friday, December 15 from 5 to 8

Maps can envision the totalizing powers at work in the globalization of modern life. My cartography looks strangely recognizable but departs from any geographic context and highlights the difference between the Mercator and Gall-Peters projections. I am particularly interested in how the Mercator projection skews landmasses towards the north and south poles, making the Northern Hemisphere appear much larger than it is. I think this functions as a kind of propaganda for the places where power is centralized today.

For me, the creation of these maps visualizes the cyclical re-purposing of territory from colonial outliers of nation-states to neo-colonial surrogates of transnational corporations. Sheldon Wolin describes this world as an “Inverted Totalitarianism,” that unlike classic fascism is not formed by nationalism, but rather by “private media that disseminates propaganda and encourages political disengagement.”

Consequently, these maps depict the major world economies as being under the thumb of corporate influence. In the Eurocentric Mercator projections, I see a kind of post-Cold War dynamic where capitalism overcomes communism. Where the 1st and 2nd worlds have merged into a cabal of "G-20" nations and the 3rd world remains relevant only in its commodity production. While the Gall-Peters maps depict a more modern world of fragmented and competing media forces that enhance the excesses of consumption and erase culture with scripted multinational narratives. In this version, the West is aware of the irony of its colonial past but has rewritten the history to describe the better world it is solely responsible for creating.

Parish Gallery
600 N. Euclid inside Trinity Church
St. Louis, MO  63108 

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 5 January 2018

Langton Kitchen - 2, 2017, acrylic, 6x12"

The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “Light + Dark (inside),” an exhibit of paintings by Sole Van Emden, from Friday, January 5, through Wednesday, February 7. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, January 5.

Van Emden, who paints images from her surroundings, is specifically inspired by strong light raking across surfaces and through space. The artist says, “I am drawn to the drama and the sense of volume created by the stark contrast between light and dark, whether across a child’s face, a still life or an urban scene.”

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.

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

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 15 December 2017

Calvin Ma. The Walk. ceramic, glaze, 15x6x12"

Opening Friday, December 15, 2017
with an opening reception from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

The versatility of clay allows for infinite possibilities within creative expression. The same earth based material can be practical and functional or emotive and expressive. When the later is pursued, the intimate connection between artist and material result in artwork that is both powerful and evocative.
Beverly Mayeri is an established ceramic sculptor. Mayeri works with refined and elegant heads and figures, often using meticulously patterned details that allude to the inner life of emotions, thoughts, and human frailties.

Calvin Ma is a ceramic sculptor. Calvin’s practice is both playful and adventurous, creating works that are rooted in childhood innocence and imagination.

Erika Sanada anthropomorphizes anxieties and insecurities into beautifully unusual creatures. Inspired by supernatural movies and animations, Erika’s aesthetics are based in and informed by magical and fantastic scenarios. Her work is composed into dynamic compositions and imbued with a surreal feeling that the sculpture object is very much alive and ought to be cared for.

This exhibition runs through January 20, 2018.

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Friday, December 01, 2017

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 1 December 2017

Opening tonight at Bullivant Gallery from 5:30pm - 8:30pm!
New Zealand: The Majesty of the South Island 
On opening night only farm-fresh hors d'oeuvres from EarthDance Organic Farm School

Please join us for a photography exhibit to benefit EarthDance Organic Farm School. Beautifully framed photography will be sold to support EarthDance Organic Farm School.

Featuring photography from the 2017 New Zealand Trip & Workshop
Presented by Stewart Halperin and Jeff Hirsch
Along with the participating photographers who went on the trip: Elisabeth Boone, David Capes, Robert Denlow, Maurice Hirsch, Angela Knight, Bill Knight, Donna Parrone, Susan Thomson

Open Gallery Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, December 4-8, 2017 by appointment

Bullivant Gallery
Grand Center for the Arts District 
3321 Washington Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63103