Art Exhibit Openings in St. Louis Worth Catching This Weekend
If you caught the article “Art Walk” in the current issue of ALIVE magazine, you know there’s no shortage of art going on in St Louis. Five exhibits opening this weekend illustrate the abundance and variety of visual art the city has to offer.
Contemporary Museum of Modern Art
3750 Washington Blvd.
CAM kicks off its fall exhibition on Friday, Sept. 5 with “Rematch,” featuring over 50 works created over the past 40 years by conceptual artist Mel Chin, easily the most inclusive presentation of Chin’s work to date. The exhibit includes drawing, painting, sculpture, video, and rarely seen documentation public land art and performance works by the artist. Mark Flood’s “Another Painting” features primary examples of the artist’s recent text-based, lace, and corporate logo paintings. This is the first solo show for the Houston-based artist. The 60-foot-long Project Wall will focus on a few of acclaimed Dutch artist Carla Klien’s large-scale paintings. Through Dec. 20. For more info, visit the CAM website.
Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Blvd.
Buzz Spector’s new work goes on display at Bruno David Gallery Friday, Sept. 5 with an opening reception from 5-9pm, featuring collages created from dust jackets in the front gallery, while his larger drawings and collages will be shown in the main gallery. In addition, Spector’s series of wall-mounted sculptures incorporating photographs of authors will be shown, plus a reinstallation of “Frieze,” the 60-foot-long arrangement of photos of authors Spector showed at the Huntington Museum of Art last fall. Through Oct. 11. For more info visit the Bruno David Gallery.
4915 Macklind Ave
SOHA presents “All the Art on the Floor,” featuring new works by artist Peter Manion, beginning Friday, Sept. 5, with an opening reception from 6-10pm. The native St. Louisan uses an assortment of tools, techniques, and mediums in his paintings that contain subtle abstract details and images built around a central form that often compels the viewer to wonder how Manion creates his works. Family Day with the artist is on Sept. 14 from 11am-2pm, and a closing event and artist talk on Sept. 25 at 7pm. Through Sept. 25. For more info, visit the SOHA Gallery website.
Ober Anderson Gallery
101A W. Argonne, Kirkwood
Ober Anderson Gallery presents an exhibition of works from the St. Louis Watercolor Society entitled “Big Splash 2014,” opening Friday, Sept. 5, with an opening reception from 6-9pm. Many artists and styles will be represented, but they’ll all be watercolors. Through Sept. 30. For more information visit the OA Gallery website.
7260 Southwest Ave.
Schlafly Art Outside is a three-day-long juried alternative art fair featuring art from over 50 artists based here in the St. Louis area. The event, now in its 11th year, kicks off Friday, Sept. 5 and features quality art, music, and plenty of tasty food and drink from Schlafly Beer. Hosted at the brewery’s Bottleworks location in Maplewood, Missouri, Art Outside draws approximately 15,000 visitors each year. For more information visit the event website.
fort gonzo and beverly
3155 Cherokee Street
“Cleavemark Dr.,” a collaborative exhibition by St. Louis-based artists Stephanie Schlaifer and Cheryl Wassenaar opens at fort gondo Saturday, Sept. 6 with a free public reception from 7-10pm. The multi-media collaborative installation uses Schlaifer’s manuscript, “Clarkston Street Polaroids,” as a point of departure.
“MASS TECH ERR>>>” by Joseph Cassan & Mike Schuh opens simultaneously next door at beverly. The exhibit is a collaborative exhibition by Chicago-based artists Joseph Cassan and Mike Schuh. Both exhibits will remain on view through Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. For more information visit the fort gondo website.
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