Artgasm: St. Louis Art Openings, March 11 - 13, 2011

Finally a day that feels like spring! Enjoy it by getting out to see some great art openings going on tonight and/or this week in St. Louis, including Karthik Pandian: Elements of Style, an exhibit inspired by Cahokia Mounds. More details on that opening -- and lots more exhibits -- after the jump.

click to enlarge Unearth, 2010, film still, Whitney Museum of American Art, from Karthik Pandian: Elements of Style - Photo by Sheldan C. Collins
Photo by Sheldan C. Collins
Unearth, 2010, film still, Whitney Museum of American Art, from Karthik Pandian: Elements of Style

Saturday The Birds Fell From The Sky: For their new experiment in altered location, Cameron Fuller and Travis Russell have constructed a "whimsical, yet apocalyptic" setting. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 11. March 11-12; March 16-19; Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through April 9, free. Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-348-4587,

Everybody's Autobiography: Opening Reception from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through April 24, Free. Center of Creative Arts (COCA), 524 Trinity Ave., University City, 314-725-6555,

Humenagerie 2011: Containers of Uncertain Ancestry: Local high school and community college students compete in a juried exhibition of lidded ceramic containers made in the shape of combined human and animal forms. Opening reception Friday, March 11 5:30-8 p.m. Closed March 14-20. Mondays-Saturdays; Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through April 1, Free. St. Louis Community College-Meramec-Meramec Gallery, 11333 Big Bend Rd., Kirkwood, 314-984-7632,

Jay Lizo: Jimma!: Jay Lizo's portrait of former President Jimmy Carter. Fri., March 11, 6-8 p.m., free. Isolation Room/Gallery Kit, 5723 Dewey Ave., St. Louis, [email protected],

Karthik Pandian: Elements of Style: The third and final installment from a trilogy of exhibitions inspired by the archaeological and architectural milieu of Cahokia Mounds. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Starting March 12, Wednesdays, Saturdays. Continues through April 23, free. White Flag Projects, 4568 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-531-3442,

Paperwork: In On and Of Paper V: A juried exhibition with work of any medium that utilizes paper as an integral component of expression. Opening reception Friday, March 11, 6-8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-4 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through April 29, Free. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Ctr, St. Charles, 636-255-0270,

U.S. & Indonesian Artists Abroad Exhibition: Opening reception with live art, food and music by Alexis Tucci. Sat., March 12, $12. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-9900,

Varsity Art XV: Group exhibition of work by graduate and undergraduate students at Midwest colleges and universities. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 11. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through March 31, free. Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave. #150, St. Louis, 314-241-4810,

Very Literal Minded: The Mirage of Materiality: This is a dual solo show, featuring the artwork of Allen Kriegshauser and Amy VanDonsel. Opening reception March 11, 7-11 p.m., Closing reception April 1, 7-11 p.m. First Monday-Friday of every month, 2-6 p.m. Continues through April 1, Free. Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, 2257 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314-497-0199,

Editor's note: If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to [email protected] 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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