Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 8 November 2019

3 x 3 PopUp
November 8-9 at Grafica

3x the art - 3x the artists - 3x the fun!
Marilynne Bradley: unframed watercolors
Allen Kriegshauser: framed & unframed oils
Patrick Murphy: framed & unframed woodcuts

Friday, November 8, 2019
Art displayed from 1 to 7 pm
Artists' Reception 4 to 7 pm

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Art displayed from 11 am to 3 pm

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Art meets Vintage: Saturday, 2 November 2019

Please join us for the opening reception of Fantastical Funk & A Fairy Symphony.  This gallery exhibition will feature new works: paintings by Carole Morales & ceramics by Ryan Bredlau.  

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

World Chess Hall of Fame: Thursday, 7 November 2019

Ground Control: A Journey Through Chess and Space
Opening reception: Thursday, November 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Ground Control: A Journey Through Chess and Space explores space-themed chess sets and significant chess events from the year 1969, in connection with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Highlights of this exhibition include Star Wars, Star Trek, and other pop-culture-themed chess sets from the World Chess Hall of Fame’s permanent collection as well as a signed chessboard that was flown on the final mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

Friday, October 11, 2019

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 2 November 2019

KELLEY JOHNSON Rhythmic Patterns
ROBERT PETTUS 8 Min. / 20 Sec.
YVONNE OSEI New Media Room: Sea to Shining Sea
KELLEY JOHNSONn Window on Forsyth Sculpture

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2. 6-8 pm
November 2 through December 21, 2019

Bruno David is pleased to present Rhythmic Patterns, an exhibition by Kelley Johnson. Kelley Johnson’s recent work is an exploration of the formal language of painting and the application of those concepts onto installation and sculpture. The relationship between the participant and the painted object are crucial to the practice. This body of work focuses on investigating the interaction between painting and viewer and their negotiation of movement with the additional sculptural aspects of the pieces. The merging of physical space and optical illusions function as a metaphor of a kaleidoscope’s effects.
The creative process begins with mapping: lines, geometric shapes repeated, form the foundation of a sculptural language for the work. A developed system emerges and allows for intuitive, meditative painting. Sometimes the work stays within the confines of the painted support, but more often it occupies the physical space. During the building of work, there is a constant editing and adding of elements concerned with the pictorial space and physical objects that interact with it, building optical tension within the exchange.

Each piece demands to be navigated, not simply absorbed from a single position. Viewers’ bodies engage as they make choices about how to circumnavigate the work. As observed and explored from multiple vantage points, areas create spatial relationships, functioning as a dance, and changes reveal optical interactions that create patterns. The work functions as an escape to an alternate reality, away from mundane daily distractions. A visual rhythm fuels the chromatic artwork, transforming it into a dialog about tension and vibrations between spaces.

Bruno David is pleased to present Trilogy, an exhibition by Charles P. Reay. Trilogy is comprised of the titular in three parts: The Amendments series, built upon photographic images of found, wall-based assemblies of wheat-pasted posters and ephemera, amended, in each instance, through the addition of similar materials, to create three dimensional trompe l’oeil iterations of the original surfaces. In some instances, graffiti is an inherent part of the original photograph and brought into the amended work. Historic references to earlier works express suggestions discovered in the original prints. Words are provocative.

The Amazing Beetle Circus! series, is an amazing feat of artistry created by true Goliaths of the Arthropoda as they arrange themselves into inspirational tableaus expressive of world-famous artworks from the oeuvres of important minimalists resident in the pantheon of contemporary art. Within this magnificent convocation are over one hundred performing beetles, each and every one lovingly trained to perform in these extraordinary displays. It is an uncommonly performative and provocative, and not to be missed.

The Grand Menu Exceptional series offers an abbreviated taste of a Grand Tasting Menu at Wylie Dufresne’s now shuttered WD-50 Restaurant in New York. At his temple of molecular gastronomy, Dufresne served food that tested the binds of conformity as it ever opened new, exciting, always playful worlds of possibilities. Four courses are served, selected from a full menu for their sense of adventure and inventiveness: A simple poached egg starter, Quails with chartreuse yogurt and turnips, Lamb Loin on a bed of pickled chayote with red beans and rice and finally, a plurality of Meringues. The dishes are individually constructed bas-reliefs finished in Gouache and realized at a scale befitting a Grand Menu.

Bruno David is pleased to present 8 Min./20 Sec., an exhibition of new photographs by Robert Pettus. Robert Pettus continues to investigate time, light and its source the Sun, in a new series of photographs 8 Min./20 Sec. as this is the time it takes for light to travel from the Sun to Earth. Much of Pettus’s work in inspired by an interest in the effects of time. Pettus uses a minimalist aesthetic that arrests the formal qualities of light as it falls upon and defines the forms in his photographs. His work not only alludes to the essence of time and memory, but also effectively encapsulates those fleeting moments that usually go unnoticed.

Bruno David is pleased to present a new video work by Yvonne Osei, Sea to Shining Sea, in the New Media Room. Yvonne Osei’s creative practice examines beauty and colorism, the politics of clothing, complexities associated with global trade, and the residual implications of colonialism in post-colonial West Africa and Western cultures.

Bruno David is pleased to present a new sculpture by Kelley Johnson on view live in the gallery’s vitrine space Window on Forsyth.

Public Hours Tuesday-Friday 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, Closed Sundays and Mondays,

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63105

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 8 November 2019

Marilynne Bradley "Climatron," Patrick Murphy "Winter Scene," Allen Kriegshauser"Morning Reflection"

Grafica’s 3 x 3 PopUp guarantees 3x the art by 3x the artists in 3x the media!  Marilynne Bradley will show her unframed original watercolors, Allen Kriegshauser will show both framed an unframed oils and Patrick Murphy will show framed and unframed woodcuts.  On Friday November 8 the art will be on display from 1 pm to 7 pm, including a reception with the artists from 4 to 7 pm.  Saturday the show will be open from 11 am to 3 pm.

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO  63119
(314) 961-4020

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 15 November 2019

Lisa Crisman, Funflowers, Mixed Media, 11 x 14", 1820

Green Door art gallery is proud to present “Life in Layers”.
Reception is Friday November 15, 2019 from 5-8 pm and is free and open to the public.

Featuring oil paintings by Scott Clark, mixed media works by Lisa Crisman, abstract acrylic landscapes by Lindsay Higa, encaustic paintings by Leah Merriman, and fiber and metal jewelry by Claire Hasemeier. These works of art will be on display and available for sale from November 6 through December 29, 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

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Duane Reed: Friday, 18 October 2019

Lindsay Pichaske
 “I use the animal figure to explore empathy and sentiency, and to challenge the perceived order and comfortable classifications of life.  My figures are tricksters—both familiar and alien, corporeal and ethereal—existing at the interface of human and animal worlds.  Their stoic postures and ornate, often beautiful appearances can act as facades for existential uncertainties.  They oblige our instinctual reactions, yet as we begin to identify with them, we admit that their identities are perhaps not so clearly defined.”

Steven Young Lee
 "The objects I create collect elements of form, decoration, color and material from various cultures while questioning failure, expectation and intent.  They offer a collision of influences from various origins–Chinese, Korean, French, Dutch, English, Minoan, etc. reflecting my passion for historical ceramics and insights on the past.  Ceramic production has long been influenced by an industrial standard of perfection and I commit myself to the integrity and craftsmanship of form and decoration in each piece. Deconstructing and imploding the forms creates a visceral reaction that defies the human desire for perfection and confronts the perception of value.  It is in this act that I hope to challenge and redefine what is beautiful."

Alessandro Gallo
 “Animals carry strong associations that make them ideal in portraying, sometimes humorously, our basic disposition or nature.  Some animals have a long cultural history while others display biological features that can be extended metaphorically to humans, which is why they’ve been used to embody intangible values and vices across all ages and cultures in numberless stories and myths.  Donkeys are stubborn, eagles are noble, pigs are greedy... I combine the animal head and the meanings they evoke with the silent language of our body and the cultural codes of fashion in order to portray some individuals, the larger subcultures they belong to and the habitat we share.”
4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis MO 63108

projects+exhibitions: Saturday, 5 October 2019

Alexander McQueen Exhibition: Ann Ray & Lee McQueen: Rendez-Vous
Saturday, October 5th 11am to 5pm

Join us this Saturday, October 5, 2019 for the opening day of our Alexander McQueen exhibition, Ann Ray & Lee McQueen: Rendez-Vous at our new exhibition space, projects+exhibitions. The exhibition highlights iconic works from one of the largest private collections of Alexander McQueen and intimate photography by his personal photographer.

Valet parking will be available from 12-3pm (with street parking available throughout the day), and Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery will be on hand with ice cream treats from 1-3pm! We hope to see you Saturday for this special celebration of art, friendship, and fashion.

4568 Manchester Avenue (in The Grove)

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 18 October 2019

Emmylou, 2019, Hand embroidery: Crewel wool on Belgian linen with acrylic background, 30x28"
Cayce Zavaglia: Unseen
October 18 - November 27, 2019
Reception for the Artist Friday, October 18, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

I was originally trained as a painter, but switched to embroidery 18 years ago in an attempt to establish a non-toxic studio and create a body of work that referenced an embroidered piece I had made as a child growing up in Australia. My work focuses exclusively on the portraits of friends, family, and fellow artists.  The gaze of the portrait toward the viewer has remained constant over the years and in my has my search for a narrative based on both faces and facture. The work is all hand sewn using cotton and silk thread or crewel embroidery wool. From a distance they read as hyper-realistic paintings, and only after closer inspection does the work’s true construction reveal itself.

Over the years, I have developed a sewing technique that allows me to blend colors and establish tonalities that resemble the techniques used in classical oil painting.   The direction in which the threads are sewn mimic the way brush marks are layered within a painting which, in turn, allows for the allusion of depth, volume, and form. My stitching methodology borders on the obsessive, but ultimately allows me to visually evoke painterly renditions of flesh, hair, and cloth.

A few years ago, I turned one of my embroideries over and for the first time saw the possibilities of a new image and path for my work that had been with me in the studio for so long but had gone unnoticed.  It was the presence of another portrait that visibly was so different from the meticulously sewn front image…but perhaps more psychologically profound.  The haphazard beauty found in this verso image created a haunting contrast to the front image and was a world of loose ends, knots, and chaos that could easily translate into the world of paint.

This discovery led to a “return to paint” in my work and the production of a series of intimate gouache and large format acrylic paintings of these verso images.  Highlighting the reverse side of my embroideries, which historically and traditionally has been hidden from the viewer, has initiated a conversation about the divergence between our presented and private selves.  The production of both Recto and Verso images is now the primary focus of my studio work.
- Cayce Zavaglia