Saturday, August 24, 2019

Art meets Vintage: Saturday, 7 September 2019

Art meets Vintage
501 N. Kingshighway 2F
St. Charles, MO 63301

Friday, August 23, 2019

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 20 September 2019

Patrick Murphy,  A View from the Park, 2018. Woodcut print, 20x16"
Green Door art gallery is proud to present “It’s Elemental.”
The Reception is Friday September 20, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 pm.
Featuring botanical cyanotype and collage art by Suzy Farren, woodcut prints by Patrick Murphy, landscape oil paintings by Lee Copen, powder coated metal sculptures by Jessie Cargas, and enamel on silver jewelry by Michele Mohr. These works of art will be on display and available for sale from September 4 through October 31, 2019.
Green Door art gallery’s 30 resident artists will also be exhibiting and selling artwork including fused glass, mosaics, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, collage, mixed media, wood, pottery, textile art, jewelry and more.

Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday,

Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves
in the historical Heritage Building
(314) 202-4071

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 6 September 2019

Andy Warhol, Still Life, 1976, Ink and graphite on paper, 28x41"

On Paper will feature a diverse group of artists united by one commonality - the use of paper as the primary medium.

Paper, one of the most easily accessible and multi-purposed material, has been used by artists throughout the existence of time. It is one of the greatest artistic chameleons. It is used to create masterworks of art but yet, is also the same material that contains simple sketchbook drawings that are never meant to see the light of day. It is this alluring dichotomy that entices artists to experiment and use paper as the centerpiece of their work.

Artists presented are Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, James Castle, Richard Diebenkorn, James Drake, Sam Francis, Joseph Havel, Hans Hofmann, Tony Lewis, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Henri Matisse, Robert Motherwell, Nathan Oliveira, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Sultan, Bernar Venet, Andy Warhol and Lisa Yuskavage.


Friday, August 16, 2019

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 23 August 2019

Portugal 2019
"New Works" by Tom Hunt
Opening reception, Friday, August 23 from 5 to  8 pm

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

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 6 September 2019

Stephanie Syjuco, Rogue States, 2018, installation view, 22 digitally printed flags, 5x3 feet each.
Opening Night Friday, September 6
Public Reception 7:00–9:00 pm 
Fall exhibitions remain on view through Sunday, December 29, 2019.

Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States   
For this exhibition of new and recent works by Stephanie Syjuco, she employs installation, photography, sculpture, and textile to explore the complexities of such politically charged concepts as citizenship, immigration, and nationality. She links history to present-day narratives, connecting image-making to the impacts of colonialism.

Bethany Collins: Chorus
Language is both subject and primary material for Bethany Collins. She fractures and erases text from dictionaries, patriotic songs, bureaucratic reports, and classified ads, rendering select phrases illegible. Through these actions Collins seeks to remaster the language that others have made.

Jonathas de Andrade: Voyeristico
For Voyeristico, Jonathas de Andrade approached strangers on the streets of his hometown Recife, in northeast Brazil, and São Paulo, to film them slowly opening their wallets, offering an unusual visual entry into people's private lives. Shown on CAM's exterior facade as part of Street Views, this is the artist's first outdoor video projection.

Margaret Keller: Botanica absentia
Presented by Teen Museum Studies
Botanica absentia emerges out of Margaret Keller’s belief that at this precise moment, we are at the tipping point of a world gone wrong. The installation serves as a fictive memorial and archive dedicated to lost trees.

Museum hours: Wed–Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm; Open until 8:00 pm Thu & Fri

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 13 September 2019

Carl Ostendarp, Orion, 2004, acrylic on linen, 57 x 45 inches

Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present STARS, an exhibition featuring Alison Hall,
Warren Isensee, Douglas Melini, Carl Ostendarp, and Barbara Takenaga.

Opening Reception Friday, September 13, 2019, 5 to 8 PM
Exhibition runs through Saturday, October 19, 2019

Stars,  Constellations, the Heavens….

Celestial bodies have inspired artists since the European cave paintings where the first known images of the sky appear. Sky gazing, starry nights, contemplation of the universe were staples of the Renaissance and have continued to be explored to this day.

This exhibition gathers five contemporary abstract painters whose work interprets the sky and its the stars in fresh visual language.

Alison Hall
Giotto’s Arena Chapel with its vaulted ceiling of stars has been the inspiration for Alison Hall’s work for many years.  Using the same renaissance techniques that Giotto employed in his frescos, Alison's deep blue panels with hints of graphite mark her heavenly grids, her panels shimmering in monochromatic depth.

Warren Isensee
Warren Isensee hard edge hard edged constructions employ the grid as well utilizing bright bold marks, exactly executed, inviting the viewer to find fresh interpretations of the manner in which we perceive stars. Unlike the other artists his stars exist out of the sky, not within it, yet they are of the spirit of the sky as truly as the rest.

Douglas Melini
Douglas Melini’s remarkable collages piece together mottled shapes and tones of paint allowing his stars rest upon or peek  through his permutations of blue. His is a unique and personal space; those who spend time with these works will be justly rewarded.

Carl Ostendarp
Carl Ostendarp’s work,  as that of Alison Hall, was inspired by a  specific moment in art history. Orion is one of six paintings Carl made of water sign constellations, the paintings’ sizes are exactly those of six 1968 works by Joan Miro, Letters and Numbers Attracted by a Spark, the swirling motif of which is perhaps as reminiscent of the heavens as is Carl’s reconsideration.

Barbara Takenaga
Barbara Takenaga reconfigures space, our space, into fresh environments - an entire cosmos can be contained as small as a sheet of paper. And although her paintings are worlds of their own they somehow reach out and become ours as well.
Together, the five different artists present five contemporary interpretations of our heavens, constellations, and the stars.  They are their thoughts of  journeys throughout art history and their starry new ones.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

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

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 13 September 2019

Rebecca Hutchinson, Flourish, Bold Red Four Square

September 6th - October 12th
Opening Reception Friday, September 13th, 5-8 p.m.

REBECCA HUTCHINSON: “Using diverse processes, my interest is in quality of craft, connections, structure, and conceptually to all physical parts to the whole. I build site-responsive sculptural works made from clay and recycled materials, like old clothing or industrial surplus. I hand build, slip trail, dip, layer, cut and construct with the surplus and handmade materials.”

SUN SMITH-FORET: “...this work is from self-taught traditional textile techniques begun in childhood and pursued throughout my domestic life. Knotting is a recent acquisition in my skill set and came from direct observation of the work of Jane Sauer, a former studio mate and decades-long friend and colleague. I have studied non-Western art forms, especially Survival Arts of the Pyramid Lake Paiutes by Margaret M. Wheat, and basketry of American and Canadian native tribes, global contemporary basketry, and the earth-focused spiritual aesthetic of Australian aboriginal artists. Vernacular African architecture also informs the work, as do repetitive rhythmic drumming and dance.”

ETHAN MEYER: “My interest in fiber began in childhood. Growing up in a rural environment, I was always around growing things; studying spider webs, climbing on and swinging from vines, foraging for morels, picking wild flowers, etc. These experiences became the foundation for my aesthetic interests, and at every opportunity, I would get into my mother’s sewing kit or yarn, scrounge for woodscaps from my father’s workshop, and build crude sculpture. After spending much time working primarily in painting, I have returned to these sculptures and their roots in my love for nature and all growing things.” -

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Messing Gallery at MICDS: Friday, 6 September 2019

PATTY CARROLL: Anonymous Women
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6-8 PM

In her most recent project, Anonymous Women, Patty Carroll addresses women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman.

Gallery Hours: M - F 9 AM - 4 PM

Messing Gallery at MICDS
101 N. Warson Road
(3rd entrance from Ladue Rd.)
Saint Louis, MO 63124