Sunday, October 07, 2018

projects+gallery: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Derrick Adams, Figure in the Urban Landscape 24, 2018. Acrylic, graphite, ink, fabric on paper collage, grip tape, and model cars on wood panel. 
Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom
October 18 – November 24, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In conjunction with For Freedoms' 50 State Initiative, projects+gallery presents three billboards located throughout Saint Louis City and County as a part of forthcoming group exhibition Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom, curated by Modou Dieng.

Featuring fourteen artists of various disciplines, the exhibit celebrates creative gestures as small yet impactful victories in the context of a dire political administration that is actively cutting funding for the arts. Together, each artist's work provides a renewed sense of optimism and the potential for dialogue, progress and change. The exhibit includes three pieces from 1965 by Kwame Brathwaite, thus bridging contemporary and past struggles.

Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom will feature Derrick Adams, Kwame Brathwaite, Bunny Burson, Jen Everett, Shabez Jamal, Rodolfo Marron III, Fabrice Monteiro, Esmaa Mohamoud, Alexis Peskine, Michele Pred, Aram Han Sifuentes, Xaviera Simmons, Hank Willis Thomas and Kennedy Yanko.

4733 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 28 October 2018

Kevin Snipes
Opening Reception Thursday, October 28th 5PM to 8PM

Kevin Snipes’ artwork explores concepts of otherness by employing techniques of figurative narration and craft to form objects that cross the boundary between sculpture and painting. His work is a combination of atypical pottery forms, quirky figurative drawings and contemporary vernacular language. Kevin’s work is influenced by an array of traditional and nontraditional art forms, including street art, architecture, contemporary painting, the avid love of art history and even children’s toys and drawings. His work has an underlying sophistication, which is based in existentialist thought, creating a dynamic body of work that is both culturally transcendent and personally identifiable. Through this use of multi-faceted self referential narratives Snipes challenges the viewer to consider the concept of otherness in confrontation with the self.
4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis MO 63108

Reese Gallery: Friday, 12 October 2018

malcom mobutu smith: heave
Reception Friday, October 12th from 6 - 9 pm 
Exhibition Run: 10/12 to 11/14

Reese Gallery is proud to present Malcolm Mobutu Smith in his solo exhibition, heave. Mobutu Smith creates jazz and graffiti inspired visual improvisations with the medium of clay. These works rest on intentionally designed pedestals with dynamic back-splashes. Integrating sculpture, function, design and painting, Mobutu Smith brings poetry to the present moment. 

Hours: 1-4 pm on Wed & Sat (during the run of an exhibition)

Please call for an appointment at 314.954.7638

 Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118 

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 5 October 2018

Friday, October 5 6-8 PM
Gallery Talk 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Out of the Woods - Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens,
the American Society of Botanical Artists and The New York Botanical Garden's Third Triennial.

Juried by Todd A. Forrest, Joanna L. Groake, Robin A. Jess, & Barbara Macklowe

Out of the Woods is an international juried traveling exhibition of artwork by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists. All works in this exhibition depict specimen trees among the living collections of botanical gardens and arboreta around the world.

Out on a Limb
Juried by Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson and Michael Schoenewies

The theme of this exhibition is trees, inviting artists to portray one of the planet’s most important and beautiful resources. We encouraged artists to seek out trees in any season and depict whatever aspect of them they found most engaging and inspiring; whether the entire tree, a leaf, branch, fruit, flower or seed. This exhibition displays the work of 45 different artists and is hung in conjunction with Out of the Woods.

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

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Houska Gallery: Friday, 19 October 2018

Opening Reception - Jeremy Rabus: Since It Is Only The Mirror
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5 PM – 8 PM 
Exhibition runs through December 8th, with a closing reception Saturday, December 8, 1-4pm
Curated by Jessica Mannisi.
Jeremy Rabus’ paintings are composed using an intuitive process of layering and excavating. He arranges vivid hues alongside subtle tones, or rich and opaque passages with translucent glazes. These elements overlap, intertwine, and accentuate each other.
As the piece evolves, Rabus grinds into the layers with a power sander, revealing new textures, early brushstrokes, and stunning color "conversations" which tell the painting's story of its making.
Every painting orchestrates the elements of imagery- hue, contrast, space, texture, and contour into an immersive optical experience in the final piece.

Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis 63108

Philip Slein Gallery: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Blondie Bubba: New Paintings by Jamie Adams
Opening Reception:  Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 5 PM to 8 PM
Exhibition runs through Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Blondie Bubba is the name of Jamie Adams's new series of paintings, and also a reference to Jamie's father--both his father's youth (wavy blonde hair) and his old age (Bubba is what his grandchildren call him). Jamie effortlessly (it seems) depicts the past and present existing simultaneously. His classically rendered figures add to the effect. Likewise, his figures are frequently combinations of people, sometimes appearing androgynous as a result.

Identities merge in Jamie's art. His canvases are the screens upon which he projects dreams. It is only fitting, then, that some of his figures are film stars, and that he staged scenes from his own life in Jean Seberg's apartment in Breathless because, among other reasons, Jean Seberg bore a resemblance to his family.

In his new series of paintings, the figures do not seem to inhabit a real space, but seem posed in front of rear-screen projection. They are frequently floating, as if painted on the ceiling of a chapel or palace. In any event, his figures continue to include family, this time his father moves front and center in Jamie's dreams. As the old man nears the end of his life, his son remembers.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Monday, October 01, 2018

Stephens College School of Design gallery: Saturday, 6 October 2018

Dress up your fashion knowledge this fall at the Stephens College School of Design’s “Teaching from the Collections” exhibition starting Saturday, October 6, at noon at Lela Raney Wood Hall in Columbia. Featuring original pieces from fashion legends Geoffrey Beene, Bonnie Cashin, and Claire McCardell, this free exhibition will mark the first at Stephens to include an innovative, interactive phone app to accompany the curated experience. The exhibition will run through December 16.

“Teaching from the Collections” will give guests a glimpse into the 15,000-piece collection at the Costume Museum and Research Library, which serves the Stephens College community and the general public. The interactive app, which will be available for download October 6, will provide text and audio narration to guide guests through the gallery, introduce guests to some of the offerings of the School of Design’s curriculum, and offer guests a chance to test their knowledge at the end of the exhibition. Guests will also have a chance to visit a Fashion Petting Zoo to examine “okay-to-touch” pieces from the museum collection.

The designers featured in this collection represent important threads in the fabric of 20th century American fashion. Beene revolutionized ready-to-wear garments by translating high-fashion concepts into distinctive, comfortable designs. Cashin and McCardell made strides in fashion innovations with a focus on easy movement, pioneering modern sportswear.

Stephens students have been involved at every level in the curation and promotion of this exhibition, led by curator Lori Hall-Araujo. Students have helped conduct research, design marketing materials, style the exhibition space, and create the new app.

Regular hours for the gallery are 12-1 p.m. on Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, and 12-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

The gallery is located in the mezzanine at 
Lela Raney Wood Hall,
6 N. College Ave.

Columbia, MO

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Public Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 11 - 6 pm

Bruno David Gallery - Clayton
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis Missouri 63105

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 26 October 2018

Opening Reception for Janet Fons "Point of Departure"
Friday, October 26 from 5-8 pm

With a limited palette, harmonizing hues and a play of light, landscape artist Janet Fons offers us an escape from the constraints of reality art and a means to explore the emotions nature stirs in each of us. We are encouraged to leave behind the superficiality of the material world and allow ourselves to revel in the beauty that surrounds us.

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