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A Century of Japanese Prints

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 28, 2018

Japan had a long history of woodblock printing (ukiyo-e) that, although now recognized for their artistic qualities, were at the time purely commercial works. That began to change in the mid-nineteenth century, as Japanese artists were exposed to Western printmaking. These early modern artists began the creative print movement, which was motivated by a desire to explore the artistic possibilities of Japan's traditional hand-carved woodblock printing methods. Artists such as Kobayakawa Kiyoshi and Hashiguchi Goyō created portraits of modern Japanese society in prints that are both beautiful works of art and incredible documents of an era. The Saint Louis Art Museum displays a treasure trove of them in the new exhibit, A Century of Japanese Prints. The show opens on Friday, August 11, and remains up through January 28. Admission is free. free admission

New Media Series: Amy Granat

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 12

In the nineteenth century the American Dream was tied up in Manifest Destiny. We would spread across the continent from the East to the West on foot, by wagon or train. Once the West was won, the dream changed and became nice home, a fast car and an open road. But what is the American Dream today, when we cover the land from to sea to sea and all frontiers are gone? Amy Granat's Cars, Trees, Houses, Beaches is a silent 16mm film loop of Hawaiian beaches, muscle cars and modernist homes, among them Kirkwood's own Russell and Ruth Goetz Krauss house, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The film ruminates on these conquered frontiers, many of which are once again the stuff of dreams for Americans. The Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org) presents Granat's film as part of its long-running New Media Series. It shows on an endless loop from July 14 to November 12 in gallery 301. Admission is free, and the museum is open every day except Monday. free admission

Howard Jones: Think Rethink

Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 22

Like many artists, Howard Jones is deeply enamored of his tools. These are the objects that channel the creative vision, after all. But Jones engages with tools beyond merely working with them. He views them as material and media, taking them apart, modifying them and reshaping them into art objects. In Jones' hands a shovel handle sprouts three blades; the handle of a paint brush sprouts a violin neck or an assemblage of pencils; and the legs of a chair curl out in rake heads. His exhibition Howard Jones: Think Rethink features a host of tools that offer an elegant beauty — and sometimes function as well. Think: Rethink opens with a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 25, at the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (6640 Delmar Boulevard, University City; www.craftalliance.org). The show remains up through October 22, and the gallery is open every day except Monday. free admission

Kader Attia: Reason's Oxymorons

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 8, 2018

Human beings' adaptability is what allows people to gradually come to terms with catastrophic change and trauma. In the Western world, we consider it possible for someone who has experienced a tragedy to "heal," thereby erasing a wrong. But the non-Western world doesn't always believe that disaster can be plastered over. In some countries, the scars and imperfections are celebrated. These conflicting ideas of past damage are the inspiration for French-Algerian artist Kader Attia's exhibition Reason's Oxymorons. Attia interviewed and filmed historians, storytellers, philosophers and ethnographers from around the world discussing their cultural ideas of healing psychic damage. These films are then continuously played on an array of televisions placed throughout a maze of gray cubicles. The viewer can pass from cube to cube, gaining exposure to previously foreign worldviews. Kader Attia: Reason's Oxymorons opens with a free public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on the Washington University campus (1 Brookings Drive; www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu). The show remains up through January 8, and the museum is open every day except Tuesday. free admission

Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses and Celebrities

Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 31

New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas pursues the perception of black women in the spotlight in her new exhibit, >Mentors, Muses and Celebrities. Known mostly for her rhinestone, acrylic and enamel paintings, here Thomas explores how gender and beauty are represented in modern society through film and video installations. Her twelve-minute, two-channel video projection Do I Look Like a Lady? features images of Eartha Kitt, Moms Mabley and Whitney Houston, all of them black women who attained a level of power and fame. Thomas draws equal inspiration from the three women at the heart of the film adaptation of The Color Purple, as played by Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg and Margaret Avery. The juxtaposition of three characters who had little to no power in their lives being portrayed by three exceptionally powerful women is the essence of Thomas' work. Who decides which women are beautiful? What is the source of their power? Who controls the image? Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses and Celebrities opens with a free public reception at 7 p.m. tonight at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; www.camstl.org). The show remains up through December 31, and the museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. free admission

Exposure 19: Jumbled Time

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 2

Gallery 210's long-running Exposure series brings together local artists who work in the same media or pursue the same ideas in their work. In the case of Exposure 19: Jumbled Time, Stan Chisholm, Lizzy Martinez and Adam Turl all share an interest in narrative art, whether that's the sometimes enigmatic phrases Chisholm stamps out on bricks and other building materials, or Turl's set-like assemblages of objects and paint that hint at the personality of their subject. Jumbled Time opens with a free artists' reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Gallery 210 on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-5976). The show remains up through December 2, and the gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. free admission

University of Missouri-St. Louis-Gallery 210 (map)
1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road
North St. Louis County
phone 314-516-5976
Exposure 19: Jumbled Time

The Golden Hour

Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 21, 5-7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 27

Art Saint Louis challenged artists to capture the golden hour — that magic time at dawn and dusk when sunlight gives the world a luminous beauty — in the medium of their choice for the gallery's new show. The works selected for the juried exhibit run the gamut. Lorraine Cange photographed a Jewel Box lily pond in black and white, focusing on the pattern of shadows formed on the lily pads. Russell Vanecek captured the glory of a Flad Avenue alley bisected by a bright box of brilliant sunlight. Bob Rickert's abstract photograph of the Palouse hills in Washington State is a model of contrasts, with stark shadows giving way to glowing hilltops. The Golden Hour is at Art Saint Louis (1223 Pine Street; www.artsaintlouis.org). The show continues through October 27, and the gallery is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be a rescheduled closing reception from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, October 21. free admission

Art Saint Louis (map)
1223 Pine St
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-241-4810
The Golden Hour

LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 7

The Los Angeles art scene doesn't get as much attention as New York's does (they're just not cool enough), but the West Coast scene is thriving. LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art, the new exhibition at Bruno David Gallery (7513 Forsyth Boulevard; www.brunodavidgallery.com), features contemporary work by 24 artists working in a broad range of styles. Some artists capture the unique LA sunlight, some work in Abstract Expressionism, others are more concerned with the narrative use of the figure or the uniquely Southern Californian school of Abstraction, Hard-Edge Geometry. LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art opens with a free reception 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 2, and remains up through October 7. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. free admission

Bruno David Gallery (map)
7513 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-696-2377
LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art

Retrospective of Mary Engelbreit

Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29
greendoorartgallery@gmail.com

Green Door art gallery presents “Retrospective of Mary Engelbreit-Originials“ Reception will be Friday, September 8, 2017 from 5-9 pm featuring Mary Engelbreit’s original drawings and paintings and over 35 other artists. There will be a Engelbreit book signing on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Mary Engelbreit’s warm-hearted style has endeared her to consumers for 40 years—her colors are luminous, the designs ornate. It is a style that captures hearts everywhere. Mary Engelbreit Studios is located in Mary’s hometown, St. Louis, Missouri. Artwork available from September 8 thru October 29, 2017. Opening reception from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 8. Thirty other local artists will be exhibiting with artwork free

http://www.greendoorartgallery.com
Green Door Art Gallery (map)
21 N. Gore Ave.
Webster Groves
phone 314-402-1959
Retrospective of Mary Engelbreit

Renaissance and Baroque Prints: Investigating the Collection

Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 8, 2018
phone 314-935-4523
kemperartmuseum@wustl.edu
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With its fine slashing lines and dark, inky shadows, Rembrandt’s “The Three Crosses” is mournful, majestic, and exemplifies the artist’s experimental approach to printmaking. This fall, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will present the historic etching, and more than 100 other prints, as part of “Renaissance and Baroque Prints: Investigating the Collection.” Free

https://source.wustl.edu/2017/09/renaissance-baroque-prints-investigating-collection/

Kader Attia: Reason’s Oxymorons

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 7-9 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 8, 2018
phone 314-935-4523
kemperartmuseum@wustl.edu
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What is the nature of the self? How do conceptions differ in Western and non-Western cultures? Can individual and collective traumas ever be “fixed,” or do certain wounds defy the notion of repair? In “Reason’s Oxymorons,” French-Algerian artist Kader Attia surveys how different cultures, societies and disciplines grapple with questions of loss and damage. Free

http://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/exhibitions/11993

What's Your GPS?

Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11
http://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/new/node/2534

The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents What's Your GPS? The GPS or Global Positioning System can instantly pinpoint your location and lead you to a destination. This national juried exhibition explores the transformative relationship between individual identity and a physical space, geographic location, or inhabitance. Exhibiting artists conceptualize how topographical characteristics evoke a sense of place through photographic prints, hand-crafted fiber art, photorealistic oil and watercolor paintings, digital collage, screenprints, glass sculptures, and installations. 0

St. Louis Artists' Guild (map)
12 N Jackson Ave
Clayton
phone 314-727-6266
What's Your GPS?

Alex Couwenberg: In Pono

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Oct. 7
info@brunodavidgallery.com

Bruno David Gallery’s opens its 12th season with “In Pono” a one-person exhibition of paintings and prints by Los Angeles-based artist Alex Couwenberg.

http://www.brunodavidgallery.com/
Bruno David Gallery (map)
7513 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-696-2377
Alex Couwenberg: In Pono

LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Oct. 7
info@brunodavidgallery.com

Bruno David and Los Angeles-based curator Andi Campognone are pleased to announce a group exhibition LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art. The exhibition, at the Clayton Location, will include 24 Los Angeles-based artists. All the artists in this exhibition, react to their surrounding with their medium. From a formal use of geometry, to the experiential use of color, to figurative works, they all tell the story of Los Angeles.

Bruno David Gallery (map)
7513 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-696-2377
LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art

Plein Air Paint Out Art Event

Sat., Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
phone 314-965-6885
http://museumstlouis.org/
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@ Museum of Transportation, 2933 Barrett Station Road
Join us for the Museum of Transportation's first Plein Air Paint Out, Saturday, September 23rd. You bring the canvas and we supply the exquisite works of art. Outdoor and indoor venues available-trains, planes, autos, trolleys, pollinary park-40 acres of beauty. Space is limited! Advance registration required. Best of show prize of $350; three honorable mention prizes. $10.00

http://transportmuseumassociation.org/plein-air-artist-registration/
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Museum of Transportation (map)
2933 Barrett Station Road
Kirkwood
phone 314-965-6212
Plein Air Paint Out Art Event
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