The Foundry Art Centre (520 North Main Center, St. Charles; 636-255-0270 or www.foundryartcenter.org
) gives over three of its galleries to explore the current state of painting in America in the new exhibition, Luminous Language
. True to the show's title, many of the works seem to glow from within, whether they are photorealistic representations of the man-made world (Stacey McAdams' Route 66: Auto Seat Covers
for example, a portrait of a vintage sign) or the natural world; Rebecca Fogg's dazzling Fluid Dynamics
captures the interplay of sunlight on the pulsating surface of a pool of water that looks real enough to dive into. Luminous Language
opens on Friday, March 29; there's a free artists reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, and the work remains on display through Friday, May 10.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: March 29. Continues through May 10, 2013