Check Out the Latest Arty Openings Guaranteed to Cure the Winter Blues

By Krystin Arneson
In Culture

There’s been a lot going on in the art world this past week, a refresh capable of alleviating these mid-January doldrums. If you missed any of these openings last weekend whilst frolicking in the unseasonable sunshine…well, consider this coming one sorted.

  • Check out Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’ new exhibitions, which opened last Friday. This marks the comprehensive debut of Jeffrey Uslip, CAM’s new chief curator, who curated the whole shebang, and the result is a look at the lived Midwest experience through the eyes of a SoCal pop art icon (with roots in Oklahoma), a local recluse and an artist who created a monumental work on-site last week (shameless plug, but check out @krystinarneson on Twitter for some images from the night). There’s also a parrot to usher you in the 3750 Washington Blvd. institution. What to know before you go? Read “Midwest, Refreshed” from our January issue. Shows run until April 11.
  • Both Bruno David locations opened new shows over the weekend. Bruno David Projects (1245 S. Vandeventer Ave.) features Monica Wulfer’s light installations in “Lines,” which examine, well, lines—in terms of dynamic movement and energy. Runs through Feb. 21. 
  • Meanwhile, Bruno David (the original, right across from CAM at 3721 Washington Blvd.) is showcasing the new landscape work of Lisa K. Blatt, which explores extreme landscapes, asking them to reveal the complex secrets and memories embedded below their surface. Runs through Feb. 21.
  • “Wintry Mix,” which opened at Atrium Gallery (4814 Washington Ave.) last weekend, reworks the gray skies of January into a show that encapsulates the serenity and stillness of winter. The mixed-media show, featuring paintings, sculptures and photography, combines to evoke—if not a warm fuzzy feeling—winter’s icy elegance. Runs through March 7. 
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