A new exhibit featuring the work of the late St. Louis artist Bill Kohn opens tonight at the Bruno David Gallery. The exhibition is small in number, but large in scale, featuring five of Kohn's signature colorful works painted on big stretches of canvas.
"Bill was an amazing painter," said gallery owner Bruno David. "He traveled around the world many times over and made a lot of paintings during his travel, drawings, coming back to St. Louis every time. And some of the paintings that he made, he felt that they needed to be extremely large."
One of the paintings featured in the exhibit is more than fifteen feet long - not something that can be hung on most living room walls. But, said David, "Artists in the past and still today, they don’t think in those terms. They see a painting that needs to be done. They're facing a white canvas, and the painting is calling for a large size."
Bruno David Gallery Presents "Bill Kohn: Monumental Painting"
October 11 - 26, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
Opening Reception - Friday, October 11, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd.
For more information, call 314-531-3030 or visit the Bruno David Gallery website.
Cityscape is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer, hosted by Steve Potter and funded in part by the the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis, the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.