Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, September 10 - 12, 2010

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Technology has become so ingrained in daily life we don't even think about it anymore. Keny Marshall is attempting to change that. For the Asynchronous Array, he created small electronic devices from motors and scrap metals that change their interactions when observers are around. Find full details for this show and many more in the list below.
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April Tate's Hedgehog Family knows Schlafly's Art Outside is a family affair.

Garth Weiser: Opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Starting Sept. 11, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 23, free admission. White Flag Projects, 4568 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-531-3442, www.white-flag-projects.org.

Saint Louis Art Fair: More than 150 artists selling fine art prints, paintings, jewelry, sculpture and more on the streets of Clayton. Sept. 10-12, free admission. Brentwood and Forsyth, Brentwood and Forsyth blvds, Clayton.

Art Outside: Schlafly's union of fine art, DIY Indie Craft, beer, popular music and the finest meats and cheeses takes over Maplewood for the weekend. Sept. 10-12, free admission. Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, 314-241-2337, www.schlafly.com.

Elad Lassry: Sum of Limited Views and Richard Artschwager: Hair: Lassry's tightly framed still lifes of common objects against backdrops of vibrant, saturated color and Artschwager's life-sized sculptures made from rubberized horsehair. Opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 2, $3-$5, free on Wednesday and Saturday and opening night. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.contemporarystl.org.

Mary Sprague: Drawings of rhinoceri that play with the creature's anatomy for artistic effect. Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 16, free admission. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100, www.duanereedgallery.com.

Answer Factory: Multimedia showcase features playful and maddening installations. Opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 9, free admission. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.

The Asynchronous Array: Kinetic works -- small, sound-emitting robots built by Keny Marshall -- that follow their program but also respond to outside stimulus. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 9, free admission. Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-348-4587, www.goodcitizenstl.com.

Barry Anderson: Totem (1): Three channel video installation. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 6, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Benjamin Pierce: The Leviathan and the Flea: Seventy-ish new pieces that juxtapose the artist's real life and his imagined life. Opening reception from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Sept. 10-Oct. 1, free admission. Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, 2257 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314-497-0199, www.myspace.com/concreteoceanart.

The Biennial: The UM-St. Louis Fine Art Faculty: Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 9, free. UM-St. Louis-Gallery 210, 1 University Dr. at Natural Bridge Rd. (East Dr, Bldg 44), Normandy, 314-516-5976, www.umsl.edu/~gallery.

Big Splash '10: The annual members-only show for the St. Louis Watercolor Society. An opening reception will be held Saturday, September 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Starting Sept. 11, Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 24, Free, www.stlws.org. St. Peters Community & Arts Center, 1035 St. Peters Howell Rd., O'Fallon, 636-397-6903.

Fredrick Nelson: Intuitive Theories: New paintings by this committed abstract artist. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 6, free. Atrium Gallery, 4728 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-1076, www.atriumgallery.net.

Gary Passanise: The Sky Is no Longer the Limit -- Constructions and Proposals: Small, mixed-media constructions. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 6, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

In Transit: journey, change and motion: Juried group show. Opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Starting Sept. 11, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 3, free admission. Framations, 218 N. Main St., St. Charles, 636-724-8313.

Iris Nesher: In the Dark Rooms: Photographic series examining the essence of female creativity. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 6, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Kelly Johnson: Recent Paintings: Paintings of complex abstract landscapes completely removed from the earthly environment. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 6, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Kit Keith: New and Used: Paintings made over found imagery from thrift stores, old magazines and advertisements. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 16, free. William Shearburn Gallery, 4735 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-8020, www.shearburngallery.com.

Local Flavor: Group show featuring the work of 21 local artists. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 10. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 2, free. Gateway Gallery, 7921 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314-503-3880.

Lucy Feller: Digitalized post cards that combine vintage imagery with modern photography. Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 16, free. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100, www.duanereedgallery.com.

Matt Wilt: Trials and Errors: Ceramics work that explores the body and its uneasy union with the artificial or mechanical. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 31, free admission. Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-1177, www.craftalliance.org.

New Work: Anne Lindberg and Lizzy Martinez: Unusual still lives and figurative works by these realist painters. Opening reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 1, free. St. Louis Community College-Meramec-Meramec Gallery, 11333 Big Bend Rd., Kirkwood, 314-984-7632, www.stlcc.cc.mo.us/mc/.

Threads of Tradition: Contemporary interpretations of traditional quilt patterns by area quilters. Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 3. Saint Louis University-Museum of Art, 3634 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-977-3399, http://sluma.slu.edu.

Editor's note: If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to calendar@riverfronttimes.com so we can list it in the online calendar). All art openings are free unless noted. For a full list of all ongoing art shows in the St. Louis area, please click here.


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