Friday, January 25, 2019

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 15 February 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Framations: Friday, 25 January 2019

Framations Art Gallery invites the public to view their 13th Annual Photography Exhibition, Beyond the Lens XIII. Open to artists in the St. Louis Region, this exhibit was open to all styles and subject matter of photography.

The exhibit will open to the public Friday, January 25, with a free public viewing party from 6-8pm. The exhibit will continue through March 7. Works will be available for sale and the public is also invited to participate in the People's Choice Award.

The Juror for this exhibit,  Erica Popp, is an artist, educator, curator, and project manager. Her artwork is primarily photography, especially alternative photographic processes.

Framations is open Tuesday - Saturday 10-6 and Sundays 12-5.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 15 February 2019

Benjamin Lowder, El, mixed media, reclaimed wood, vintage metal signage, 40x33"
Group exhibition featuring featuring Howard Jones, Stefanie Kirland, Belinda Lee, Benjamin Lowder & Ethan Meyer
February 15th - March 23rd
Opening Reception Friday, February 15th 5-8 p.m.

For many creatives, art is not simply a means of expression, but also functions as a strategy for making sense of the world around them; these constructs of meaning provide the artist with an insight that is subjective yet transcendental, appealing to the narrative of personal experience while also reaching out to grasp further understanding. The selected artists in this exhibition all achieve this in a variety of ways, from Belinda Lee’s multi-layered paintings that convey systems related to “maps, plants, and the human form” to Benjamin Lowder’s process of “drawing people’s awareness to Nature’s sacred geometry” through form and pattern, showing the “matrix of geometry” that “balances out chaos”.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 15 February 2019

Vicki Friedman
February 15th - March 9th
Opening Reception Friday, February 15th 5-8 p.m.

“Art is about seeing and creating. It is a process. As an artist, I must take the time to see, analyze, translate and own an image. The goal is to embrace that image and the feelings it evokes. Only then am I able to explore the depths of what I am creating, knowing that I have the foundation to stay focused and on task. This series: “Sharing the Process” speaks to this approach. Each work of art is based on a classical pen-and-ink drawing; from this platform I am able to visualize and organically grow each image in my series, starting with the most formal, academic representation and gradually becoming more abstract with each piece I create. As the series progresses, so does my vision of what I am creating.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 15 February 2019

Philip Slein Gallery presents Arthur Osver: A Retrospective
Opening Reception:  Friday, February 15th, 2019, 5 PM to 8 PM

Exhibition runs through Saturday, March 30th, 2019 

When Philip Guston had taken a leave of absence from his teaching job at Washington University in 1947, he wrote a letter to Dean Kenneth Hudson explaining that the reason he would not be returning was "...the stimulation of New York itself and the contact with several painters I know there..."  One of those painters was Arthur Osver, who Hudson ended up hiring on Guston's recommendation. Osver had found the same sort of stimulation in New York, painting the urban landscape, with its rooftops, smokestacks, etc., which he rendered in an increasingly lyrical, poetic way as he moved toward abstraction.

By the early 1950s, Osver had embraced pure abstraction. By the late 1960s, he was making meticulously composed paintings and drawings of abstracted vertical forms inspired by the architecture of the Grand Palais in Paris. By the mid 1970s, his compositions were pared down, simplified, and flattened out as he explored the aesthetics of minimalist geometry. By the early 1980s, he returned to the rooftops, so to speak, by re-introducing one of his favorite motifs--the smokestack. Until the end of his life, Osver would make paintings that riff on the image of the smokestack.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

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

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Erica Popp Studios + Gallery: Friday, 18 January 2019

Rachel Youn: Bounty Friday, January 18, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM
"My work collapses notions of authenticity and artifice. I utilize soft sculpture, faux materials and glossy veneers to poke fun at the superficiality of hierarchal narratives embedded in objects and lifestyle. Sourcing from discount home furnishing stores and oriental goods peddled on craigslist, my work identifies with surface-level replicas and cheap alternatives found amidst suburban detritus that sincerely attempt to simulate status and class. It is a meditation on the flux between cultures and genders, driven by my desires and failures to feel genuine."

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

Friday, January 11, 2019

SLCC Forest Park Gallery: Friday, 25 January 2019

January 25-February 21, 2019

Starting from Anywhere: Vernacular Photography is an exhibition of photographs from the collections of STLCC faculty members David Hanlon, Jamie Kreher, and David Moore. Vernacular photography is a genre that includes personal snapshots, family albums, school portraits, travel or souvenir images, commercial portraiture, and occupational photographs.  Most of the time the images are made by amateurs or photographers who aren’t well known.  They can be unintentionally artistic in their depictions of everyday life. Vernacular photographs also reveal the relationship between culture, history, and photography. Visitors to the gallery will be able to create their own vernacular photographs from their smart phones during the opening reception and at various times throughout the exhibition. 

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am to 2pm or by appointment.

The Contemporary Art Gallery is located within the entrance vestibule of the STLCC-Forest Park Library. Once you enter the first set of doors, the gallery will be located to the right; D-118.

Webster Arts: Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

projects+gallery: Thursday, 10 January 2019


January 10 – March 2, 2019
Opening reception Thursday, January 10th from 5:00 to 8:00PM.
sky every day, titled after a 1968 poem by Aram Saroyan, is a group exhibition of work in which materials function literally rather than metaphorically — locating the expressive gesture in principal choices, processes and forms rather than the illusionistic tradition of descriptive marks. Artworks here communicate across disjunctive gaps within the gallery similar to spare, enjambed lines of Minimalist poetry — a formal genre in which words, punctuation and syntax become primary media. For instance, Christine Corday’s untitled white monochromatic paintings on aluminum (all 2017), distinguished only by a slight bend or fold, act as counterpoints to Keef Winter’s “High Street Girl 2” (2016), a monochromatic powder-coated pink painting on aluminum, vigorously hand-pounded by a hammer — the irregular and shadow-pocked contours of which become all the more heightened next to the crisp-edged, flat expanse of Joshua Smith’s untitled monochromatic pink painting on canvas (2011). Similar to Saroyan’s focused use of prosody and the space of the page for underscoring the materiality of language, the works presented here require the physical space around them and incidental environmental conditions such as light to assist in articulating their non-pictorial visuality.

sky every day features work by Christine Corday, Paul Cowan, N. Dash, Tom Friedman, Michelle Grabner, Ajay Kurian, Roman Liska, Anthony Pearson, Richard Serra, Joshua Smith and Keef Winter.

4733 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Monday, January 07, 2019

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 24 January 2019

CARMON COLANGELO: Infinite Abstraction
BARRY ANDERSON: Fragments of Space (Media Room)
GRASSHOPPER: Daily Life (Project Room)

Opening Reception:Thursday, January 24. 5-8 pm
January 24 – March 1, 2019
Gallery Talk with the Artists Saturday, February 9, 2019. 4 pm

Carmon Colangelo’s series of new printed paintings are composed of ink on canvas that are generated from hand drawings and digital media exploring the infinite possibilities of abstraction. Inspired by geometric and biomorphic abstraction, the work experiments with the endless and unique combinations that result from a personal reflexive process and computational system. Remixing, sampling and riffing off of iconic modern and contemporary paintings, the fusion of images is manipulated to create a fantastical illusionistic space by morphing, stretching and distorting geometric planes, colors and shapes. Expanding on Colangelo’s daily practice, the result is a generative series of colorful works where meaning is adaptable to shifting cultural and social conditions, in an age of networks and algorithms where everything is fluid. Colangelo feels the issues in painting have become somewhat similar to printmaking; defending its’ relevancy and agency as well as arguing for its historical past. Decidedly, each work is a one-of -a-kind impression that is physically made in the studio without regard to reproducibility. Viewed as a whole the paintings create an environment full of energy and optimism, where the importance of intuitive artistic play in the creative process is untethered to generate a vast idiosyncratic world and a joyful experience without a beginning, middle and end.

Fragments of Space is a series of animations exploring imaginary architectural and psychological spaces. These minimalist works exist as endless, inescapable movements of exploration and claustrophobia. The animations were created wholly using digital 3D design tools.

The exhibition Daily Life, an overview of the practice of the artist known as GRASSHOPPER from 2000 to 2010, will feature works from a New York City private collection. These never-shown works from the private collection of Paul Ochman, follow in the tradition of outsider artists Adolf Wölfli, Henry Darger and Bodys Isek Kingelez, inviting us to imagine a vignette of the artist’s daily life. “Languages need to start somewhere,” he said and invented his own. By developing a bilingual dictionary in which this new language can be seen through the dialogue of his characters, the artist exemplifies his own methodical and driven creative process. GRASSHOPPER started his art practice in his 50’s. Many of his drawings are directly reflective of his daily life at the time, from observing people interacting in an office (“Antilios”), to being hungry (“Food”), to traveling (“Transportation”), and translating these in his distinctive works.

Public Hours: Tuesday through Friday Noon – 6:00 pm and open by appointment.

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 19 January 2019

Attention to Detail
January 12-February 13, 2019 

NOTICE: due to the predicted Winter storm,
we are RESCHEDULING our event.
NEW reception date: Saturday, January 19, 5-7 p.m.

Attention to Detail is an all media juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks that are predominately defined by the details of their composition: artworks that are either marked by a density of detail or intricacy, or by details presented in isolation or contrast to surrounding elements-all works where significance, meaning or impact is achieved principally in or through detail.

For this exhibit, 215 artworks were submitted by 81 regional artists for consideration by Jurors M. Shawn Cornell and Marie Oberkirsch, from which they selected 50 original artworks by 50 artists from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky  for the final exhibition. This multi-media exhibit presents works in ceramics, collage, drawing, fiber, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, wood, and more. You can view all of the featured artworks in our Facebook album for the exhibit here and in-person in the Gallery when the show opens.

Marie Oberkirsch and M. Shawn Cornell were the exhibit Jurors for "Attention to Detail." M. Shawn Cornell is an award-winning plein air painter. Marie Oberkirsch is Director, Central Print, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization founded in 2015 that focuses on letterpress printmaking through workshops, classes & programs that focus on design and production using historic equipment. 

Bill Abendroth, Highland, IL; Katherine Alexander, Ballwin, MO; Adrian Aquilino, Richmond Heights, MO; Ainura Ashirova, St Charles, MO; Rick Battram, Glencoe, MO; Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO; Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO; Ryan Bredlau, St. Charles, MO; Renee Brochu, Columbia, MO; Angela Burns, Edwardsville, IL;
Lorraine Cange, St. Louis; Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO; Edgar Eslinger, Chesterfield, MO; Gary Gackstatter, Kirkwood, MO; Gaye Gambell-Peterson, St. Charles, MO; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Kathy Gomric, Millstadt, IL;
John Hardecke, Washington, MO; James Hildebrand, St. Louis; Christine A. Holtz, St. Louis; Ken Konchel, St. Louis; Howard Kuo, Hannibal, MO; Terry Lay, St. Louis; Naomi Sugino Lear, Columbia, MO; Elizabeth Madden, Clayton, MO;
Stacey McAdams, Fenton, MO; Marty McKay, Alton, IL; Garry McMichael, St. Louis; Leah Merriman, Richmond Heights, MO; Chris Mouser, Ballwin, MO; Darby Ortolano, Murphysboro, IL; Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO; Michael Plurad, Webster Groves, MO; Diane Reising, Kirkwood, MO; Alan Sandler, St. Louis; Adrienne Sandusky, St. Louis; Annie Scheumbauer, St. Louis; Michael Shadwell, St. Louis; Ian Shelly, Macomb, IL; Kimberly Smith, Glen Carbon, IL;
Tracey Snyder, Fenton, MO; Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Leslie Song, Maryland Heights, MO; Michelle J. Streiff, Wildwood, MO; Gary Tetley, Ballwin, MO; Andrea Vadner, Richmond Heights, MO; Ben Walker, Paducah, KY; Jerry B. Walters, Farmington, MO; Andrew J. Williams, University City, MO; Jerry C. Williams, Sr., Hillsboro, MO.

Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm, Saturday 9 am-3 pm. Closed Sundays & major holidays. 
Art Saint Louis Gallery & Catalyst Coffee Bar
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 18 January 2019

Christine Corday, artist rendering of RELATIVE POINTS 2018. Iron, metals, metalloids, sodium silicate, 53 x 49 x 53"

With the new year comes new exhibitions. CAM’s spring season features Christine Corday: RELATIVE POINTS, a major site-specific installation commissioned by the Museum, including a monumental series of sculptures that invite human interaction; Guan Xiao: Fiction Archive Project, three video works by the Beijing-based artist in which transformation is the unifying theme as well as Guan's first museum project in the US; and Oliver Laric’s 2000 Cliparts projected on the building’s facade, a three minute animation that speeds through a spectacular, morphing portrait of human culture and cultural stereotypes. In the Education Galleries, ArtReach: Vashon High School highlights the work of sophomores involved in the Vashon + CAM partnership. Students will present collages, drawings, and a large-scale collaborative installation. Learn more.

Please join us for the opening on Friday, January 18. 

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 11 January 2019

Ann Metzger National Biennial Exhibition
Opening Reception with juror Hannah Klemm

Friday, January 11 from 5 pm to 8 pm (awards at 6:30 pm)

The Ann Metzger Memorial National Biennial Exhibition is an all-media, all-content, juried exhibition open to artists across the United States. For this exhibition, we search for and bring together great contemporary artwork from around the nation. We are proud toannounce our juror is Hannah Klemm, assistant curator of modern and
contemporary art at the St. Louis Art Museum.

List of Juried Artists: Daniel Atyim, Jody (Burke) Baltzer, Joy Kroeger Beckner, Andrea Beaumont, Katherine Blackburne, Maria Bohannon, Diana Bose, Karen Bradfield, Quinn Briceño, Jackie Brown, Gianfranco Cioffi, Karen Cowdery, Miguel de Aguero, Ted Denton, Richard Dowdell, John Dyess, Emily Elhoffer, Rachel Ensor, Suzy
Farren, Vincent Fazio, Dominic Finocchio, Alejandro Franco, Danny Glass, Kathy Gomric, M, Alexander Gray, John Hardecke, Celine Hartwig, Lauren Harvey, Donna Hasegawa, Gina Herrera, Tim Judge, Teri Keegan-Castrop,
Robert Kokenyesi, Ruth Kolker, Amanda Kralovic, Andrea Land, Andrew Leicht, J, (Jie) Li, Lisa Maione, Edmund Merricle II, Pratima Murali, Patrick Murphy, Deanna Nash, Alex Paradowski, Jody Paulson, Jane Reed, Charlotte Rennard, Ron Rice, Karen Romani, Clare Rosean, Winter Rusiloski, Jason Scholtz, Steven Schroeder, Anita Seltzer, Michael Shadwell, Debra Smith, JoanneStremsterfer, Daniel Sullivan, Georgia Tambasis, Shane Ward, Susan Wehrman,
Chelsie Wilson, Madeline Winter, Mark Witzling, Shanlin Ye, Carmile Zaino, Maggie Zografakis, Barbara Zucker.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105

COCA: Friday, 11 January 2019

Join us Friday, January 11, 2018 for an Opening Reception for Art. Write. Now from 4:30-6:30PM.
Art. Write. Now. runs JAN 11–MAR 17, 2019

Produced and presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, this exhibition showcases a selection of works from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—inspiring & innovative work by teens from all across the country.

Teenagers today are coming of age in a time of accelerated social and technological change—making the thoughtful self-exploration of their worlds and lives even more profound. How do they grow into adulthood while ideas about gender and identity are being reexamined? What do they think of the future as the climate changes and the global population grows in size and mobility? We honor these artistic explorations as a means for young people to dream and design a world we can all share.

Explorations of beauty and identity, sharp social commentaries, and acute observations of nature and society populate this curated exhibition. As a collection of works, the Art. Write. Now. Tour 2018-19 presents valuable insights into the minds of teens today.

524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130