Friday, June 4, 2010

Artgasm, This Weekend's Art Openings, June 4 - 6, 2010

Posted By on Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 7:30 AM

Jay Wolke, Quarried Hill, Matera, 2000. From Architecture of Resignation. - COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.
  • Courtesy of the artist.
  • Jay Wolke, Quarried Hill, Matera, 2000. From Architecture of Resignation.

Lots more after the jump...

Christopher Burch: The Sleep of Reason: Christopher Burch strive to create "the ectoplasmic echoes existing between laughter and death" in his art. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 4. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through June 26, free admission. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-960-5322, www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com.

Baseball Fine Art Photography: An exhibit by Don Marquess. An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 5, at 5 p.m. A portion of the reception proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care. Starting June 5, Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Sept. 12, Free. Maryland Gallery, 8125 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314-726-0707, www.maryland-gallery.com

Craft Alliance's ARTrageous Party: Enjoy an evening with urban mural art along with fashion, food and music. All proceeds benefit Craft Alliance. Fri., June 4, 6 p.m.-midnight, $35-$500, www.craftalliance.org. Palladium St. Louis, 1400 Park Place, St. Louis, 314-799-8886, www.palladium-stl.com.

Erik Spehn: Tape Drawings: Spehn applies masking tape to his canvases, paints on it and then removes the tape; this discarded tape is then applied to matboard, making faint echoes of the original painting. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 4. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Sept. 18, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Ernest Trova: The first posthumous survey of artwork by St. Louis native Ernest Trova, including sculpture, painting and prints spanning Trova's 60-year career. A free opening reception will be held Saturday, June 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. Starting June 5, Wednesdays, Saturdays. Continues through July 17, Free. White Flag Projects, 4568 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-531-3442, www.white-flag-projects.org.

Henry Slavin and Jerry Wilkerson: A joint showing of painter Henry Slavin's You Are Here and pop-artist Jerry Wilkerson's Flowers . An opening reception will be held Friday, June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through June 26, Free. Philip Slein Gallery, 1319 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-621-4634, www.philipsleingallery.com.

Large and Still in Charge: Presented by the Flax Gallery, a concept gallery celebrating women in the arts. All artwork will be by or about women and at least four-feet wide or high. There will be performances by Slightly Askew Theater Ensemble and artists painting live. There will be a two-night opening reception: Friday, June 4, from 7 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. Starting June 5, Fridays, Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through June 26, $7. ArtDimensions Gallery and Studios, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-330-8869, www.artdimensions.org.

Laura Weinrich: Where the Paint Dries: Abstract paintings by Laura Weinrich; reception features music by Kevin Nacy, and a portion of all sales will be donated to the Humane Society's Longmeadow Ranch. Sun., June 6, 2-4 p.m., free. Attitudes, 4100 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-534-0044, www.attitudesnightclub.com/.

Scott Raffe: Circus Flora: Eight portraits of Circus Flora performers made by the Oklahoma-based photographer. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 4. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Sept. 18, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Sheldon Johnson: Abstraction Revisited: New abstract art. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 4. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 10, free. Gateway Gallery, 7921 Forsyth Blvd., Saint Louis, 314-503-3880.

Wallace Herndon Smith: A career overview of the St. Louis native's paintings. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 4. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 21, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org

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 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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