Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dark Room at The Grandel: Friday, 1 June 2018

Join us for the opening of Ben Kaplan's Anodize exhibit at The Dark Room.
Friday at 6 PM - 9 PM

The evening will feature three musical acts including Kaplan's group Hasty Drinks The Tiger's Heart.
6-8pm: Ptah Williams
8-10pm: Hasty Drinks The Tiger's Heart
10-12pm: Jesse Gannon

Benjamin Kaplan is a St. Louis-based multi-disciplinary artist working in film, sound, light, installation, the occasional performance, and flat stuff on paper. Kaplan newest project is ‘Hasty Drinks the Tiger's Heart’, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Rick Deja. Their debut release, “La suprématie de l'amour,” is an homage to and remix of Love Supreme, John Coltrane's sacred rumination on love and gratitude.

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 1 June 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 8 June 2018

ANN WIMSATT Keep it With You
LISA BULAWSKY Everything Is Still Happening

June 8 – July 27, 2018
Opening Reception & Meet the Artists:
Friday, June 8, 2018, from 5 to 8 pm
Artists Talk: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 4 pm

Ann Wimsatt presents a new series of prints examining the way that iconic architecture lives as fragments, in the individual and collective mind, across time. Multi-disciplinary artist Lisa Bulawsky presents a new series of works using the printed mark as a foundational metaphor for history that is marked by ruptures and continuities of time.

Her work is an exploration of her interest in the way we individually and collectively experience iconic architecture in our memory and imagination. In this new work, she has taken her detailed architecture paintings and set them as fragments in a flowing, imagined space. Per the habits of her architecture work, she has worked back and forth between the real (actual drawing and painting), and the surreal, (computer-aided drawing, painting and printing). The new work continues to examine the way that iconic architecture lives as fragments, in the individual and collective mind, across time. She is a painterly abstractionist whose work widens the boundaries of contemporary representation.

Lisa Bulawsky presents an exhibition of new works on paper titled “Everything Is Still Happening.” Everything Is Still Happening exhibits Bulawsky’s recent and ongoing body of work, NP-C (amor fati). This is a series of collages that considers time as a broken lens, not linear or cyclical but kaleidoscopic. All works in the series are generated from elements of past studio works, invoking forgotten histories. Handprinted works are cut up and collaged onto inkjet prints of newsprint backing sheets – byproducts of the printmaking process. Each collage is a navigation of the terrain suggested by the newsprint image – the color, marginalia, and residue found there. Each collage is also an intervention into the past by current events, both inside and outside of the studio, in the time and place of their making – St. Louis, Missouri between 2015 and the present, 2018.

Public Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105

COCA: Saturday, 25 August 2018

Edo Rosenblith: Let Me Help You Make A Mural
June 9, 2018 - August 25, 2018

Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors of all ages in creating a site-specific mural, blurring the distinction between artist and audience. Inspired by Rosenblith’s signature black and white wall drawings, the mural will reflect the thoughts, ideas, opinions and expectations expressed through collective visual impressions on COCA’s Millstone Gallery walls. Let Me Help You Make A Mural serves as a visual call and response that evolves over time, where the audience is invited to join the artist in creating a mural. The exhibition marks Rosenblith’s first time-based and community-collaborative work.

Curated by Yvonne Osei, Curator in Residence at COCA, the intention of this exhibition is to dissolve the boundaries between the artist’s private studio and the gallery space, inviting the public to become active participants in both the production and consumption of art.

Meet the Artist Edo Rosenblith at COCA on the following dates:
COCA Community Open House: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11am – 1pm
Drawing Marathon: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2-4pm
Drawing Marathon: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2-4pm
Exhibition Closing:  August 25, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm

Friday, May 18, 2018

the Gallery Within: Saturday, 29 May 2018

A Visual Dialog: The art of John Foster Dyess

Join Us for the Art Opening and Reception
Sun. May 20, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm

exploring themes of freedom, wonder, nature and more, accompanied by complimentary lyrics,
poetry, literature and scripture.

Gallery hours Tues-Fri 9 am-3 pm, Sun 9 am -noon

the Gallery Within
Webster Groves Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
1320 W. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63122

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Houska Gallery: Friday, 25 May 2018

Julie Malone: Chroma Glow
Opening Reception Friday, May 25, 5-9pm

Houska Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by artist Julie Malone, featuring all new paintings with an interactive twist.

As a colorist, her abstract landscapes push the boundaries of color theory, creating depth and movement that engage the viewer and allow for emotional connections.

Show runs through July 14th.

Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 496-1377

Houska Gallery:: Saturday, 19 May 2018

Peter Manion: La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper
Closing Reception and Artist Talk
Saturday, May 19, 1- 4pm

Houska Gallery presents a closing reception and artist talk by exhibiting artist Peter Manion. Enjoy new works on paper that have been added for this event while hearing the artist’s impetus for this series.

La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper features work by Peter Manion created during his residencies in La Fragua, Belalcazar, Spain, and the Vermont Studio Center. Needing a “flip of the switch” creatively, these experiences provided the isolation Manion needed to reemerge with a new artistic purpose. It was in La Fragua that he started to experiment with his felt and plaster sculptures - allowing him to reexamine his practice as a whole and create a new pace and vocabulary from which to work.

“These works are, in a way, a spirited approach to cataloguing my artist journey; my realization of creative freedom - freedom from a system I had placed upon myself years before. I’ve found my artistic voice, and now is the time to shout it out from this place from which I was born.”

Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 496-1377

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 8 June 2018

Opening Night Friday, June 8, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Open Gallery Saturday, June 9, 11:00 am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Visiting Artist Talk Saturday, June 9, Baron Wolman from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
(Tickets Required, see link below)

Forever 27 is a photography exhibit and print sale that features icons of music and fine arts scene who we lost at the age of 27. Showing the photographs by Dean Chalkley (UK), Charles Peterson (Seattle), Mark Sink (Denver) and Rolling Stone's first Photo Editor/Photographer Baron Wolman.

Please join us for a lecture and Q&A with Barron Wolman on Saturday, June 9th at 1:00pm. Baron will speak about his life's work photographing some of the iconic musicians featured in Forever 27, along with many other music legends. This is a private event. Limited to 50 participants. Click Here for tickets to Baron's talk.

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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May Gallery: Friday, 11 May 2011

11 May - 27 July 2018
Opening Reception Friday, 11 May, 5-7 pm

And in the Small Wall Gallery,
Josh Basco, Megan Griesenauer, Josh Tyler

We are presently under construction. The gallery may be accessed from the doors at the west end of the building, next to the Visual Art Studio and the Hunt Gallery.
Accessible entrances on Big Bend are marked by the construction crews.

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!

The May Gallerysecond floor, west wing, Sverdrup Building8300 Big Bend BoulevardWebster Groves MO 63119

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 11 May 2018

Opening reception Friday, May 11 6-8 pm
Juror Carol Cunningham 
Gallery Talk 5:30 - 6:00 PM 

Far more than interest or mere enthusiasm, obsession speaks of one’s deeper nature.  This all-media exhibition asks artists to dig into true passion - when the significance of a subject becomes immersive. Obsession can take many forms.  Collections and intense repetition are common examples of how a single object made multiple is physical manifestation of an obsession.  No matter how the artist views their own, or others’ obsessions, this exhibition invited artists to display their own interpretation of this concept.

Foundry Art Centre
520 N Main Center

St Charles, MO 63301

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 11 May 2018

The M.A. exhibition is Patricia Clark: Bound and Determined opens Friday evening in Hunt Gallery 5:00-7:00 PM. 

Clark’s exhibition of paintings and video is very thoughtful, timely and even provocative.  She has had a recent solo show of paintings at Bruno David Gallery.  Like all DADAH events the opening reception is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

UrbArts: Friday, 4 May 2018

Vashon through a Lens
Vashon High School student photography at UrbArts
Opening Reception, 6:00–8:00 pm, Friday, May 4
The exhibition runs from May 4 through May 27, 2018.

Vashon through a Lens, at UrbArts, this Friday, May 4. As part of the ongoing partnership between CAM and Vashon, Tiffany Sutton taught portrait photography to the students throughout their third quarter of instruction, beginning in January 2018. The work on view is the culmination of the students’ third quarter of art education through CAM.

Participating Vashon artists are Paige Wallace, Lewis Dickens, Kamia Williams, Tiona Robinson, Ryan Standley, Jamal Walters, Ahlaya Chavers, Daja Williams, Aubrey Logan, and Jessika Leatherberry.

Since August, 2017, CAM’s Learning and Engagement Department has partnered with Vashon, teaching two sophomore classes introductory art courses through project-based curricula. Vashon fits within CAM’s one-mile-radius initiative, in which staff and local artists work in neighboring schools. Under the leadership of Miriam Ruiz, CAM School and Community Programs Manager, and in coordination with Vashon teacher Tim Jennings, Vashon students have already exhibited their work at the Museum. For the final quarter at Vashon, Lizzy Martinez will instruct the students in mural art. CAM and Vashon High School have agreed to continue their partnership in 2018–19.

2600 N. 14th St
St. Louis, MO  63106

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Webster Groves Public Library: Friday, 4 May 2018

Opening reception exhibit on Friday, May 4, 6 p.m
Paintings and photographs by Tricia Coyle.

Tricia has had work in several juried exhibits, and won awards for her abstract photography.  Of this exhibit, she says, ‘I’m intrigued by minimal photography and finding simplicity in the ordinary. The photographs exhibited are categorized by the abandoned, old, and color. The abstract acrylic paintings are my interpretations of the photographs.’

Webster Groves Public Library
301 E. Lockwood Ave.

Webster Groves, MO 63119

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 25 May 2018

Michael Eastman: Southern light - photographs from Buenos Aires
Ethan Meyer: Descending Into Matter
Opening Reception Friday, MAY 25TH 5-8 pm.

Michael Eastman has established himself as one of the world’s leading contemporary photographic artists. The self-taught photographer is most recognized for his explorations of architectural form and the textures of decay, producing large-scale photographs unified by their visual precision, monumentality, and painterly use of color. Most recently, Eastman traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to capture some of the city’s most iconic interiors; the result of ambitious and extravagant architectural projects to boast its wealth during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. “[His] photographs present a complex tableaux of Buenos Aires’ vibrant history, juxtaposing the splendor of a bygone golden age with present-day realities.”

Ethan Meyer’s work is an obsession with densely intricate patterns that map the inner landscapes of consciousness. As the viewer attempts to chart the patterns, the overall effect is of a space that is both rhythmic and organic. Using markings that are frenetic and spatially dense, Meyer is able to create a web of color that is both transient and hypnotic. Exploring these “landscapes” becomes a visionary and thought provoking experience that plays with surface and organic overtones.

Duane Reed Gallery
ST LOUIS, MO 63108