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Ted Wight is a Broker- Salesperson with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty. Ted is the #1 agent in the office & a top-ranked realtor in the St. Louis area.
"Based on the images you are about to view, you might believe that St. Louis photographer Carrie M. Becker is an urban explorer of abandoned buildings. She assures us she is not, at least not with this series of work. The truth is that Becker creates these photographs from the comfort of her own studio. The walls, floors, ceilings, and all of the objects you see are part of cardboard dioramas she makes on a tabletop in her studio. "
Over the weekend I traveled down to Bentonville with a group of friends to see the Crystal Bridges Museum. The occasion was my birthday. It was well worth the trip! We had a lovely dinner at The Hive restaurant located in the cool 23C Hotel. Brunch the next day at Tusk and Trotter....a quick view of the Walton Walmart Museum and then back to St. Louis.
projects+gallery is pleased to present its inagural exhibition:
On My Way - Hideki Seo Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 10th, 2015 6-8pm 4733 McPherson Avenue - Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
Hideki Seo Heart, 2014 Paris
Heart - 2014, Paris
About On My Way
On My Way is a solo retrospective featuring the work of Paris-based artist, Hideki Seo. Exploring the artist's fascination with travel, culture, and the transitory nature of material life and human experience, the exhibition will include key pieces from Seo's career and new, never before seen works. According to the artist, "Through these works, I am considering the boundaries of art. My concept is focused on life and death, and how differences between cultures and languages inform art."
About projects+gallery Located at 4733 McPherson Avenue in Saint Louis' Central West End, projects+gallery is a commercial art space designed to feature contemporary exhibitions and artists that blur the boundaries of traditionally understood artistic disciplines and practices. In conjuction with Barrett Barrera Projects, a consulting company founded by Susan Barrett in 2014, projects+gallery will feature regional, national and international artists working in a variety of mediums.
What has artist Zack Smithey been up to??? See below:
What is the Easter Art Hunt? Since the beginning of January I've been working tirelessly in the studio to complete 1,000 pieces of original art. I'll be hiding 100 pieces per day from March 28th to April 3rd all over St. Louis. I'll be hiding pieces all throughout the day posting photo clues on my Facebook wall as I hide them... where there is one piece there are many. The remaining 300 pieces of art will be hidden all over Delmar on Saturday, April 4th.
If you find one of the 1,000 pieces in the Easter Art Hunt, congratulations! Bring your piece to the reception, Saturday April 4th 4:00 to 7:00 @ Cicero's, to get it autographed. If you didn't find a piece from the Hunt you're still welcome to join me for a beer and see what pieces return for an autograph.
Easter Art Hunt by the numbers....
*1,000 pieces of original art
*166 hours to prep and prime the paintings alone
*864,000 square inches of paintings
*if the paintings were lined up they would stretch a 1/2 mile
Like a good son, I woke up early Saturday morning to meet my mother at SLAM to see their Art in Bloom exhibit. This is the first year that I have gone and I really enjoyed it. Floral artist interpreted masterpieces with arrangements. It is is over now....though catch it next year!
How many nights a year do you lay your head down and drift off in to a restful slumber during a thunderstorm? Think about being able to do that every night, even experience the bright flashes of lightning filling your room for a brief second. Sounds pretty amazing doesn't it? Well Richard Clarkson Studios has created just the cloud for you. A lamp that hangs from the ceiling and has full motion sensors, microphones, and high quality speakers to create just the storm you want. You have full control of the clouds, sounds, and the sensitivity it has to the movement around it. Check it out HERE.
You have to check out the Nick Cave exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum before it closes on March 8th. These are costumes that can actually be worn....very imaginative and fun. Nick is a Missouri native from Fulton.
Sirmans is known for his interest in reaching beyond traditional visual art parameters into music, performance, and popular culture. He has worked as an independent curator, writer, and editor and often organizes exhibitions that celebrate both universality and individuality from the vantage points of spirituality, multicultural experiences, and even soccer.
The Susan Sherman Annual Distinguished Speaker Series is designed to bring scholarship and art commentary of the highest caliber to St. Louis. Past speakers have included Thelma Golden, Michael Kimmelman, Maya Lin, Glenn Lowry, and Jerry Saltz.
Member Preview: 6:00–7:00 pm Public Reception: 7:00–9:00 pm Cash bar. Complimentary bar and valet for members.
Please join us for the opening of CAM's spring exhibitions, featuring Joe Goode, a selected survey of one of America’s most innovative painters, and Jesse Howard: Thy Kingdom Come, the first comprehensive museum survey of self-taught Missouri artist Jesse Howard.
Also on view are New York-based artist Barnaby Furnas’s The Last Flood, a site-specific, fifty-foot-long painting; Paris-based German artist Ulla von Brandenburg’s quilt series, Wagon Wheel; Untold Stories, new mixed-media drawings by Nigerian-born, New York-based artist Toyin Odutola; Marcos Rios’s At Loulou’s Door projected on the Museum’s front facade; and I Have a Right To... posters by Saint Louis Public School students.
CONTEMPORARYARTMUSEUMSTLOUIS 3750 Washington Blvd / St. Louis, MO 63108 camstl.org / 314-536-4660
New Hours 10–5 Wed / 10–8 Thu & Fri 10–5 Sat & Sun Free admission compliments of Gateway Foundation
Last Saturday The Opop Tower downtown (Former Robert's Tower) was the setting for a 50th Birthday Gala for Charlie Houska. With a chinoiserie theme and a festive group of friends- it was the place to be!
Last night McPherson Ave in the CWE was hopping with the Ted Collier show. All the fashionistas were out and then filtered into the area restaurants. I ended up at Herbie's. Their Shrimp and Grits really is the best thing in the world!
(I may need to buy myself a new phone for my X mas present....my photos are getting pretty bad.)
"Montreal based sculptor Laurent Craste creates very unusual sculptures. While creating them Laurent transforms the act of destruction to the act of creation. His beautiful sculptures from porcelain, knives, axes and a bit were done by hand, without the use of forms. All the deformation of vessels he does before sending them into the oven. Take a look at his art works and tell us what do you think about such form of art."
It was a gorgeous evening in the Central West End last Friday for the McPherson Gallery openings. Live music was on the street and area restaurants provided food at the galleries. The fashionable crowd was out to see the latest exhibits at Houska, Duane Reed and Philip Slein Galleries.
Mark Newport and Beverly Mayeri @ Duane Reed Gallery
Beverly Mayeri is a studio artist living in the Bay Area with over 30 years experience as an established ceramic sculptor. She earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in sculpture at San Francisco State University.
Mayeri works with refined and elegant heads and figures often using meticulously patterned details that allude to the inner life of emotions, thoughts and human frailties. The pieces are painted in washes of acrylic paint. Mayeri’s figures “evoke a richly complicated human presence,”and often “bridge the psychological, the political and the sensuous within one hybrid form.” Her work has been shown extensively in numerous museums and galleries, and is included in many public and private collections. She has received 2 NEA grants, and a Virginia Groot Grant, and has lectured and taught many workshops throughout the U.S.
Mark Newport is the Artist-in-Residence and Head of Fiber at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Newport’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. His work has been recognized with grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council.
Inspired by the the heroes, toys, and action figures of his youth, Newport challenges “The Hero” ideals by hand knitting replica costumes as well as the suits of heroes of his own invention. These costumes combine their heroic, protective, ultra masculine, yet vulnerable personas with the protective gestures of his mother – hand knit sweaters meant to keep a child safe and warm. The costumes are life-size wearable objects that hang limply on hangers, deflating the standard muscular form of the hero and offering the space for someone to imagine themselves wearing the costume, becoming the hero. The doll-like figures that accompany these costumes raise the relationship between childhood play and adulthood, between toy and figurative sculpture, and between how our ideals about the body clash with the real and the possible. His work offers narratives of the popular personal hero through a contemporary textile outlet.
"Intimate" March 21—May 10 Please join us for an Opening Reception, Friday, March 21, 6-8pm
Claudia DeMonte, "Female Fetish: Open-toe Shoe," 2009 pewter and brass on wood 5 1/2" x 9" x 3"
Atrium Gallery presents "Intimate," a group exhibition featuring new work by:
Claudia DeMonte Julia Fernandez-Pol Michael Marshall Annette Morriss Steven Sorman Katy Stone Elizabeth Thach
Presented will be specific groupings of small works creating opportunities for an intimate encounter with viewers. The focus will be on the dynamic quality of close viewing of small, very precious works from each of the seven artists. Included will be both two and three dimensional works, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and mixed media pieces.
The exhibition opens March 21 with a reception from 6—8 p.m. and runs through May 10.
Friday night I had the treat of seeing Ron Laboray's work at Hoffman LaChance Gallery in Maplewood. Ron was at Wash U and recently moved to North Carolina.
Part of the fun is reading the painting's title and seeing how the painting relates. Titles like Malibu Barbie with the painting having the Malibu coastline in the back and Barbie as almost a melted glob in front. Go see it!
Below is "Malibu Barbie"....the Malibu coast line in the back....then Barbie is the object in the middle....flesh colored...blue for a dress ....and yellow for her hair!
Commissioned in 1970 by the St. Louis Art Museum, James Marchael’s original exhibit captured the character of St. Louis’ architecture. "Revisiting" is an exhibition of Marchael’s black and white photography along with a selection of current images depicting both continuity and change in St. Louis' architectural heritage.