Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Dark Room: Friday, 7 June 2019

Peace in the Prairie
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5–9 pm.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ Peace in the Prairie expands the artistic body of work of African American artists, supports the exploration of natural settings by both artists and audiences and the greater understanding of Missouri's endangered prairies. The exhibition highlights photographic work collected for the project in Missouri prairie lands.

Tall green grass and starry nights,                                                                                                              Dilapidated residentials, such a sorry sight.
Endless plains, wild life and wild weeds,                                                                                                  Emergency vehicles, cops and sirens.
Post-traumatic stress,                                                                                                                            Living this inner-city life is so scary,                                                                                                        But I finally understand what I really need,                                                                                              Peace in the prairie.

Is the path towards peace through Missouri's prairies?

Artistic collaborators on the project include visual artists Troy Anthony, Susan Colangelo, Demil Johnson AKA Superhood, and Stitchers Youth Council photographers Cali Fleming and She’Kinah Taylor. Performing artists on the larger project include K.P. Dennis, Reginald McNichols AKA Ntegrity, Bobby Norfolk, and Merlin Bell.

The Dark Room
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis 63103

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sheldon Art Galleries, Friday, 31 May 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 31 May 2019

Opening reception  Friday, May 31, 2019  6-8 pm.
Juror’s Talk from Deborah Douglas in the Main Gallery at 5:30 pm.
On show May 31 - July 19, 2019.

“Putting It Together 2: The Art of Assembling” is as much a collage of diverse artists as it is a collection of collage artworks. It includes forty-one artists from sixteen states, Belgium, Lithuania, and Canada. Juror Deborah Douglas has selected fifty-five assemblage and collage artworks for this exhibition. The viewer will be struck by the combination of

material and process utilized uniquely by each artist to communicate their idea
into two or three dimensions.

Going Solo
Award Winner from 2017 exhibition “Nth Degree” Susan Campbell will be exhibiting her artwork in Gallery III. In “We Made (Pretend) Plans”, she “considers the ways that urban environments are manipulated and shaped. Campbell’s process of apprehending inscriptions and boundary marks found on site transpires into artworks which explore patterns of impermanence, perpetuated by technological developments in the production of space.”

Emerging artist Holly Boruck will exhibit her body of work entitled “Zeitgeist Portraits” in the Ameristar Gallery. These oil portraits communicate a direct, emotional, physical, and wordless reaction to the question: “What is your outlook, response, frame of mind about the current state of the world?”

520 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301

Soulard Art Gallery: Friday, 24 May 2019

“Faces” opening night 7-9 pm.
awards are announced at 8pm.

You’ll have a chance to meet the artists, enjoy live music by the band Raw Earth, have some finger foods and drinks. You can also check out the rooms of our 14 resident artists.

Soulard Art Gallery
2028 S 12th St.

St. Louis 63104

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects: Saturday, 1 June 2019

Santos Foundation 10th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects
Webster University Gateway Campus
812 Olive Street
St. Louis 63101

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

May Gallery: 10 May 2019

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Carolynne Barrow, Ryan Gines, Jake Howell, Kaylee Reagan

10 May - 2 August 2019
Opening reception Friday,10 May, 5-7 pm

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!

Old Orchard Gallery: Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Nerinx Hall Photography students are exhibiting at Old Orchard Gallery this week and weekend. The opening reception is tonight from 5:30 to 6:30.

Old Orchard Gallery
39 S. Old Orchard Ave.
Webster Groves

Monday, May 06, 2019

Angad Arts Hotel: Saturday, 11 May 2019

You are cordially invited to join Art Saint Louis at Angad Arts Hotel in the Grand Center Arts District this Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. for a free opening reception for our "Spring Exhibition."

This is Art Saint Louis' third curated exhibit for Angad Arts Hotel and features St. Louis area artists Briana Kagy, Nick Schleicher, Brandon De Sha, and Zack Smithey. The original artworks featured in this new exhibit include mixed media photography, paintings, and printmaking and are all available for purchase. The "Spring Exhibition" was curated for Angad Art Hotel by Art Saint Louis with Jessica Mannisi as Assistant Curator for this project.

This exhibit is free and open to the public and runs through July 27, 2019. Angad Arts Hotel is open 365/24/7 and is located in the Grand Center Arts District at 3550 Samuel Shepard Drive (just East of Grand--located adjacent to the Powell Hall). Valet parking services are available at the Hotel’s main entrance off of Samuel Shepard Dr., as well as street parking on Samuel Shepard and surrounding streets. Stop by this Saturday, meet the artists, enjoy some wine and hors d'oeuvres, and take in this exciting new exhibition!

Click here for details on Arts Saint Louis' work as Fine Art Curator at Angad Arts Hotel.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 16 May 2019

YVETTE DRURY DUBINSKY and VICKY TOMAYKO Steamroller Collaborations
TAYLOR YOCOM (New Media Room) Romance: a feeling of excitement or mystery associated with love & (Project Room) It’s Romantic
THOMAS SLEET (Window on Forsyth) Volcanoa
Opening Reception Thursday, May 16. 5-8 pm
May 16 – June 21, 2019
Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 16 at 7 pm (During the Opening Reception)

While participating in a public arts event in Truro, Massachusetts, artists Dubinsky and Tomayko each made stencils, then together they combined the stencils, alternately inking them and using them to resist the ink, and placed them on a concrete surface to be pressed by a steamroller. Both artists felt that the initial results needed additional work and, in an almost humorous and fearless attempt to both aid and salvage the work, they continued working. The one-day project launched a vitalized collaboration to create new monotypes and collages.

The collaboration gained increasing momentum when relocated to Dubinsky’s studio. There the partnership continued over the course of several months, using a 38-inch press, a range of paper, additional stencils, and inks. The joint work culminated in this series. Steamroller Collaborations was initially exhibited at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY in March and April of 2019.

Though abstract, it is inspired by the trails and beaches of Cape Cod’s National Seashore where the two artists live and often walk together. In this body of work Dubinsky and Tomayko make certain apparent observations on nature, color, shapes, and atmosphere. Issues regarding their collaboration itself, politics, the global environment and its discontents, are more subliminally present.

Bruno David is pleased to present a new video work by Taylor Yocom, Romance: a feeling of excitement or mystery associated with love, in the New Media Room and a series of photographs, It’s Romantic, in the Project Room. Romance is defined as “a feeling of excitement or mystery associated with love.” In this video, Taylor Yocom explore romance as a concept that is manifested through a set of gestures and icons. This sequence of images focuses on tropes of romance and objects loaded with romantic connotations: glasses of champagne, swan figurines, a bouquet of red roses.

Cut to the brass padlocks – she paints them pink. She said “I am reminded of how pink is used as a calming color. Forget your worries. Look through the rose-tinted glasses. I unlock them – add them to the tiny wooden bridge in my studio. The city of Paris warns tourists against leaving their signs of their love on the bridges. The infrastructure can’t take the locks anymore.” She adds more locks to her bridge. The dowel falls closer to the ground. It finally crashes – flash to the images we saw earlier. But the champagne is flat, the figurines are cheap plastic, and the rose buds get chopped from the stems. Through creating an uncomfortable and destructive setup, she alludes to how despite the beauty of romance, the concept can be used to facilitate power imbalances. Situated within the “city of love,” Romance: a feeling of excitement or mystery associated with love simultaneously celebrates the beauty of romantic gestures while leaving an ambiguous space for reflection on the ways romance can be taken too far.

Bruno David is pleased to present Volcanoa, a sculpture by Thomas Sleet on view 24/7 in the gallery’s vitrine space Window on Forsyth. Thomas Sleet continues an investigation into the structural dynamics of repeating forms and the interrelationships between resultant internal and external spaces. The evidence provided by these experiments evokes natural structure, synthetic assembly and the possibilities of interface between. This work is inspired by methods of building found in nature; “I get inspiration from natural formations of earth, rock, and debris typically found along creeks, streams, and rivers.” The materials Sleet employs: cement, wood, ground red brick, carpet and mirror – echo the colors, textures and surfaces of these natural topographies.

Sleet works primarily with recycled and reclaimed materials and does so because there is a story or history inherent in these objects– like a spirit. Working with these material histories, [spirits] enables the artist to articulate concepts and principles that transcend specific composition, material bias and scale. Shape and form evoke function and includes both positive and negative form function.

Meaning that the positive form can serve as vessel, shell, solid or fluid and the surface can even be permeable: Effigy, shrine, vestibule, crucible, reservoir, altar, vessel, obelisk, and portal.

Public Hours Tuesday through Friday Noon – 6:00 pm and open by appointment. Open Saturday when noted on website. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays

Bruno David Gallery 

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 10 May 2019

The Department of Art, Design, and Art History has announced a Hunt Gallery exhibition honoring the work of Professor Brad Loudenback, who passed away last year.

''Anamnesis: Brad Loudenback" will open at the Hunt Gallery in the Visual Arts Studio building on Friday, May 10. The opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m., with remarks at 6:45 p.m.

The show will display artwork from throughout Brad's life and career, including drawings, oil paintings, and collages. It will be on view until May 31.

The Hunt Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-5 p.m.

The Luminary: Friday, 10 May 2019

2019 MFA in Visual Art Thesis Exhibition
May 10–July 12, 2019
Opening Reception Friday, May 10, 6–9 pm

2019 Sam Fox School MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring the art of the seventeen students in the graduating class of the Graduate School of Art's Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art program. Works in various mediums explore themes of race, gender, the poetics of the everyday, and utopian/dystopian futures.

The 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition is organized by Meredith Malone, associate curator at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

The Luminary
2701 Cherokee Street
St. Louis