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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.
The other day I had the treat to see William Shearburn's new gallery located on the first level of the Dorchester at 665 S. Skinker. Philip Durham of Studio Durham designed the new space. It is gorgeous with views of Forest Park. See more on Studio Durham's site: HERE. Check out William Shearburn Gallery's site: HERE
An annual art sensation, voted Best Arts Fundraiser by the Riverfront Times!
When: Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 7pm to 11pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
$30 General Admission, $50 VIP (includes beer + wine)
Photo by JJ Lane – Be Lovely Photography
Wall Ball is one of the most anticipated art and social events of the year. In a unique silent auction format, Wall Ball showcases the live creative process of top established and emerging artists in St. Louis while patrons compete to secure these unique, original artworks. This lively party is attended by over 500 art enthusiasts, collectors and admirers every year.
Photo by JJ Lane – Be Lovely Photography
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An exhibit of sculpture by the very awesome Howard Jones His work involves uniquely paired everyday objects that are masterly crafted and seamless... Opens Friday, January 10, 6-10pm Family Day Saturday, January 18, 11a - 4pm Artist Talk Wednesday, January 22, 7pm Show closes January 25, at 4pm Statement, Howard Jones. "It has been everyday objects that interest me, objects common in their description only because they have been refined over time and served so nobly. I know these objects well, and have used many of them as first intended. I imagine a use for them in keeping with their original purpose, yet more specifi
Gallery Phone: 314-497-5202 Address: 4915 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109 (S. of Chippewa, at Neosho) Hours: Wed, Fri & Sat 11-4pm (or by appointment) *** please call before you visit
I was thrilled to see Louisiana, MO Pike County artist, Josh Cote, exhibiting at the Shaw Art Fair. I bought one of his crows from the farmhouse in Pike County. Check out the super cool building that I had listed which he purchased: HERE
Alicia LaChance was featured in the book, New American Artist. Congratulations! One of her important pieced pictured in the book is currently at The Houska Gallery in the CWE. Click HERE to see the painting that I bought!
Wall Ball was last night and as always it was a huge success and a fun party. This is the first year that I was not the highest bidder on a piece of art. I bid on some art, though really just to drive up the prices. I have too much art already.