Upcoming Exhibitions

RECLAIM on view through December 30

 

Exhibition Dates: November 17, 2017 - December 30, 2017
 
The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents, Reclaim, a Midwest regional all-media juried exhibition that contains work with a concern for the environment and mass consumption. In particular, there are many works of art made from repurposed and recycled materials. Through this exhibition, STLAG is interested in promoting artwork rooted in the tradition of found object and assemblage projects, as well as self-reliant individuals who see multiple uses for items and materials. We believe that by using materials in a new and fresh way, artists are a mirror for society's use of short-lived and disposable products.  
 
 
EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING: (November 17 through December 30)
 
November 10: All Artwork must be Delivered
 
November 17: Gallery Talk at 6 p.m. with Juror Galen Gondolfi and Curated Gallery                                    Artists Adam Long and Blake & Hannah Sanders. Juried artists award                                     presentation to follow
 
November 18: Show Me Adventure Kids Book Signing with Author Deb Reinhardt from
                         2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
 
November 29: Gallery Talk with RECLAIM juried artists and Fine Line Studios at 7 p.m.
 
December 2: First Free Family Saturday: From This to That, sculpture project sponsored                             by ReFab from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 
December 3: Field Trip to Granite City Arts District. Meet at 11 a.m. at STLAG to caravan.
 
December 7: Holiday Hour + Design and Build Sculpture Challenge sponsered by ReFab                           at 6 p.m.
 
December 16: Craft Mafia Takes Over the Gallery 
 
December 30: Exhibition Closes 
 
Yarn Bomb Installation courtest of River Bend Yarn Bombers and St. Louis Weavers' Guild 


JUROR: Galen Gondolfi
Galen is founder and president of Fort Gondo, Inc., a non-profit arts organization that operated the now defunct Cherokee Street galleries Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts and Beverly. Galen now manages Fort Gondo Inc’s new project G-CADD, the Granite City Art and Design District in Granite City, Illinois which features a city block campus that includes indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces. As a microfinance practitioner, Galen is Chief Communications Officer with the St. Louis based non-profit Justine PETERSEN, which seeks to advance asset development among the underbanked.

 

Solo Shows in the Curated Gallery  November 17 - December 30

Blake and Hannah Sanders - Running on Fumes

Blake and Hannah Sanders present "Running on Fumes," a body of work that acknowledges their complicity in ecological waste and destruction. It provides a garish reminder of how their growing family, and the creature comforts that go with it, have a tremendous negative impact on the environment. Their work employs printmaking and traditional craft media to discuss how conventional notions of family, domesticity, and success affect our behavior as consumers and planetary stewards. Their work centers on environmental issues, so nearly all the material employed in this work has been recycled or repurposed. While the work may seem thematically negative, it is both an indictment and celebration of domestic bliss. The vibrant colors and bold shapes evoke energy, both the thankfully exhaustible energy of a child, and the reserve of energy discovered by the parents during naps and cuddle time. The future is uncertain, and anxiety is the norm, but this work evokes a feeling of comfort in their  discomfort and hope in their hopelessness.

 

Adam Long - Forest Figure Fashion

Adam Longs' Forest Figures explore humankind's intimate connection to the natural world.  Now, in addition to that underlying theme, he has begun to explore the expressiveness of female Forest Figures clothed in dresses of branches, petioles, and snakeskin.  The dynamism of the figures has increased, and he has discovered the potential of fashion as a vehicle for exploring ideas of how we idealize women in our culture, the grace of the female form, movement, levitation, and connection/disconnection with our natural surroundings, all while using carefully collected natural materials.  

 

Opening: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:00pm - Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 9:00pm
Gallery Dates: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017