Must-See Art Exhibits In St. Louis This November

By Katie Davis
In Culture
The Weight of Things

“The Weight of Things” on display at SLAM. Photo courtesy of Saint Louis Art Museum.

Don’t miss out on the huge variety of art exhibits in St. Louis this month. From photography to painting and multimedia works, the options boast multiple genres, materials and artists, including some artists of the primate variety!

Check out some of our top visual art picks for November here.

An Altered Reality
Nov. 2-30, phd Gallery
Two artists take photographs of familiar scenes and, through techniques that mimic weaving, pixel manipulation and more, create surreal appearances and more whimsical ideas of the same original scenes. For more information, visit the phd Gallery page.

Holiday Show: Primary Elements
Nov. 3-Dec. 24, Craft Alliance in Delmar Loop
Ceramic art and jewelry are on display in this unique holiday exhibit, featuring bold colors, distinct shapes and materials like glass, clay and more. More information can be found at Craft Alliance’s website

The Weight of Things: Photographs by Paul Strand and Emmet Gowin
Nov. 8-Feb. 16, Saint Louis Art Museum
SLAM presents historical photographs spanning over 100 years from both Paul Strand and Emmet Gowin, both of whom were known for photographing and displaying rural scenes.

The Great Apes Paint
Nov. 8-16, SOHA Studio and Gallery
Animal lovers won’t want to miss this unusual painting exhibit featuring artwork created by the apes from the Saint Louis Zoo. Proceeds benefit the Goualougo Triangle Project. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

Clearly Human and Deb Douglas: Works on Paper
Nov. 15-Dec. 29, St. Louis Artists’ Guild and Galleries
This November introduces two new St. Louis Artists’ Guild exhibits, including “Clearly Human,” which features over 59 artists using different media to express interpretations of the human figure. Color, pattern and form are all explored in the paper-based solo exhibit from artist Deb Douglas who is known for blending pop culture with historic items. To learn more about the new exhibits, visit the St. Louis Artist’s Guild and Galleries website.

Jill Hackney Exhibit
Nov. 15-Jan. 4, Duane Reed Gallery
Artist Jill Hackney once again presents work at Duane Reed Gallery, showing off her signature water- and flower-based paintings that feature bold natural colors and impressionist styles. 

Ruben Ochoa and B.J. Vogt
Nov. 16-Feb. 15, Duet
Space is explored with young artist Ruben Ochoa’s wire and construction material-heavy sculptures as well as artist B.J. Vogt’s interesting painting work that takes form on wooden beams and architectural properties. 

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