Artgasm: St. Louis Art Openings, January 21 to 23, 2011

Categories: Arts, Go!
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Mark Florida
Come see all the pretty ladies, birdies and masks at phd gallery.
Neither snow, nor ice, nor freezing winds, nor encroaching darkness, nor the hulking Wampas lurking out there in the night shall keep the dedicated gallery-goer from making the rounds this weekend. Put on your best face and get out there -- do it for the artists.

Beholder: Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, January 22. Starting Jan. 22, Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 24, free. Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave. #150, St. Louis, 314-241-4810, www.artstlouis.org.

Carrie Scanga: Breathe: Installation piece comprising a vaulted canopy of tracing paper. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 21. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 24, free. Craft Alliance Grand Center, 501 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314-534-7528, www.craftalliance.org.

Dismantling Evil: A new body of work by Robin Assner and Sarah Nitschke that explores the essence and presence of evil in modern society and media. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, January 21. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 26, free. Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-348-4587, www.goodcitizenstl.com.

Feather, Leather, Lipstick: Paintings by Jeff Kapfer, leather masks by Jerry Miller and backstage drag photography from Mark Florida. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 22. Starting Jan. 22, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 5, free. phd gallery, 2300 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-6644, www.phdstl.com/.

Head Over Heels: Sharky's First Love: Maggie Ginestra and Amelia Colette Jones transform Los Caminos into a participatory temple suitable for celebrity transformation via high school rites of passage -- it's a prom bomb waiting to go off. Sat., Jan. 22, 8-11 p.m., free. Los Caminos, 2649 Cherokee St., St. Louis, www.loscaminosart.com.

In the Mix: Mixed media art show. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 21. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28, free. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Ctr, St. Charles, 636-255-0270, www.foundryartcentre.org.

Matthew Davey:The Double Edge of Being: Exhibition of painting and sculpture. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 21. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 4, free. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Ctr, St. Charles, 636-255-0270, www.foundryartcentre.org.

ORANGES/MEGALITHIC: Installation/sculpture of 300 orange vinyl blocks by Shawn Burkard. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 21. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 26, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Profiles + Plants: Mixed media paintings by Maura Murphy-Pusateri. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 21. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 15, free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

Richard Aldrich and the 19th Century French Painting and Manon de Boer: Between Perception and Sensation: Twenty of Aldrich's large-scale paintings with selections from the Saint Louis Art Museum's collection of 19th and 20th century French paintings; Four key cinematic works from de Boer. Opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 21. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 1. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.camstl.org.

Ryan Thayer: Timemachines: Photographs of devices that take and store photographs. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 21. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 25, free. Pace Framing and PSTL Window Gallery, 3842 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, 314-531-4304, www.paceframing.com.

Source and Destination: Paintings by Jason Bly: Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 21. Jan. 21-Feb. 18, free. St. Louis Community College-Forest Park-Gallery of Art, 5600 Oakland Ave. (Library Bldg), St. Louis, 314-644-9231, www.stlcc.edu.

stylus Finale -- A Sounding: An all-day closing celebration for Ann Hamilton's stylus features marathon readings of an address to Ellsworth Kelly's Blue Black (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), music by DJ Ruckus Roboticus (1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.) a chorus of waving hands and and KDHX DJs Nico Leone and Ryan Heinz spinning diverse music (6 to 8 p.m.). Sat., Jan. 22, free. Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, 3716 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-754-1850, www.pulitzerarts.org.

Subtle Textures, Bowl Statements: Delicate black-and-white Raku ceramics by Dawson Morgan. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, January 21. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 15, free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

This City, Daily Rising: Solo exhibition by Christina Smigel features three installations inspired by Shmigel's life in Shanghai. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 21. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 26, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Touch the Sky: New video work by multimedia performance artist Eleanor Dubinsky. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 21. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 26, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Under Pressure: Five separate exhibitions that showcase contemporary prints and printmaking. Opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 23. Starting Jan. 23, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 25, free. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Voices in Encaustic: Featuring the work of Pamela Blum, Miles Conrad and Molly Geissman. An opening reception takes place Friday, January 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 18, Free. St. Louis Community College-Meramec-Meramec Gallery, 11333 Big Bend Rd., Kirkwood, 314-984-7632, www.stlcc.cc.mo.us/mc/.

The Wedding Party - Mad Art's 10th Anniversary: Weddings have funded the gallery's mission for the past decade, and we are celebrating ten years by throwing a huge wedding party MAD ART style. Come dressed as a wedding party member or guest -- costume contests will be held throughout the night. Event is 21 and over. Sat., Jan. 22, 8-11:59 p.m., $10. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.

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