5 Visual Art Exhibits to See in St. Louis this December

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Don’t miss out on the numerous art exhibits opening or continuing in St. Louis this month! From an exhibit featuring toys to landscape work that uses minimalist design or photographs documenting a famous blues man, those looking for some artistic stimulation won’t be at a loss. Find our list of top exhibits this December below, and plan your outings accordingly!

Ahzad Bogosian

Ahzad Bogosian exhibit. Photo courtesy of Hoffman LaChance Gallery.

“Willem de Looper: All that Jazz…”
Nov. 22-Jan. 17; Atrium Gallery
Artist Willem de Looper‘s best works from the 80s and 90s is on display at Atrium Gallery, showcasing his fondness of unique color combinations, bold shapes, abstract themes and subtle designs. Find more exhibit info online.

“Ahzad Bogosian: New Wilderness”
Dec. 6-28; Hoffman LaChance Gallery
With paintings spanning three decades, Ahzad Bogosian continues to search for new meanings in his unique and somewhat minimalist pieces of work. Check out this exhibit and discover how it redefines your ideas of landscapes. Find more info online.

“Rag Dolls, Robots & Rocketships”
Dec. 6-Jan. 17; Foundry Art Centre
This all-media and juried exhibition shows off different artists’ work filled with favorite toys like dolls, dump trucks and stuffed animals. Find more info online.

“Douglass Freed: Reflective Landscapes, Charles P. Reay and Van McElwee”
Dec. 6-Jan. 11; Bruno David Gallery
Through blended colors, texture and structure, Douglass Freed creates ambiguous images of nature’s symbols. Charles P. Reay celebrates Marcel Duchamp’s “Bicycle Wheel” centennial by looking at the iconic work in a new light. In Van McElwee’s “And/Or” film, a dancer wanders through an invisible maze. Find more info on these exhibits online.

“NoELLES: Nine Wise Women Bearing Gifts”
Dec. 7-28; phd gallery
Inspired by recent research suggesting some of the traditional three wise men might have been female, this exhibit takes a female-centric approach during the holiday season. “NoElles” features pottery, glass art, fabric design and more from nine different talented women artists. Find exhibit info online.

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