art

Moving Soup
9:44 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Arts Rundown: Gary Stephan At Philip Slein, Fabric Art At 10th Street

Gary Stephan, Big X, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 56 x 70 inches
Philip Slein Gallery

According to the release from Philip Slein Gallery, Gary Stephen has had more than 70 solo shows and has received awards from the Whitney Biennial, the National Endowmen of the Arts and others. His work is now at the gallery at 4735 McPherson Ave through March 29.

To find out more, we went to a 2010 article by David Carrier in Art Critical about Stephan’s “Transcending Suburbia” show.

Read more
Visual Arts
12:25 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Reflection: St. Louisans Can Be Witnesses To (Art) History At SLAM

Max Beckmann, German, 1884–1950; Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, 1917; oil on canvas; 58 3/4 x 49 7/8 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Bequest of Curt Valentin
Credit © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Does every picture tell a story? Is it worth a thousand words? And exactly how many dollars, Euros or, if it were the 1940s, Deutschemarks would it take to buy a work by Leonardo, Picasso or Monet?

At its core, George Clooney’s film, “The Monuments Men,” ponders the value of art. Based on a historical account of the scholars who were sent to find and secure the artworks that fell victim to Hitler’s raping of European culture, “The Monuments Men” recounts the race to rescue the art that the Nazis stole.

Read more
Arts & Culture
5:14 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Arts Rundown: Faring Purth, Soup Across Delmar, RAC Grants

Faring Purth's mural in progress on Feb. 23 on the south side of the building at 3407 S. Jefferson Ave.
Donna Korando | St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon

Nebula sent the email: "When internationally acclaimed street artist Faring Purth arrived in St. Louis last week looking to paint, all signs pointed to Cherokee as a vibrant creative district that embraces public art. With generous support from the greater St. Louis community of art lovers we pulled together funding and a boom lift to make it happen. A few days later in 20 degree temps, the form of a giant 80’ mural is taking shape on the South wall of Nebula."

Who is Faring Purth?

Read more
'365 Days with Dad'
9:31 am
Wed February 26, 2014

St. Louis Artist Cbabi Bayoc’s ‘365 Days With Dad’ Draws To A Close

Cbabi Bayoc
Stephanie Zimmerman | St. Louis Public Radio intern

*On Thursday, Cbabi Bayoc completed the final piece in his "365 Days with Dad" project. On Friday, he spoke about the project on St. Louis Public Radio's arts and culture talk show Cityscape. This article has been updated to include the audio from Cityscape.

Tonight, St. Louis artist Cbabi Bayoc plans to finish his masterpiece: the “365 Days with Dad” project.

Read more
Start With Ideas
10:34 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Reflection: Art-Activist Alfredo Jaar Asks St. Louis Students To Stop Making Art and Think

Alfredo Jaar, The Geometry of Conscience, 2010. Santiago de Chile, Museo de la Memoria y de los Derechos Humanos. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York, and the artist, New York.
Credit Kemper Art Museum

An exhibit at Washington University’s Kemper Museum — In the Aftermath of Trauma: Contemporary Video Installations —  introduces painful political conflicts to St. Louis museum goers at oblique angles.

Read more
Salon 53
12:55 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

‘2-5-Oh!’ Exhibition Tells Story Of ‘Surprise, Sadness and Struggle' In St. Louis

Cannot Be Contained by Edna Patterson-Petty
Salon 53

Perseverance and triumph in St. Louis history will be explored in a new exhibition, opening today at Salon 53, a private art gallery in north St. Louis.

Read more
Arts & Culture
10:28 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Arts Rundown: Walker At SLAM, Help Create A Sculpture, Aaron Neville

Kara Walker, American, born 1969; Confederate Prisoners Being Conducted from Jonesborough to Atlanta, from the portfolio Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), 2005; offset lithograph and screenprint; printed and published by LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University; 39 x 53 inches; Promised gift of Alison and John Ferring © Kara Walker, 2005
Credit Provided by SLAM

Word from the Art Museum sent me looking for more information.

First the release: “The Saint Louis Art Museum presents Anything but Civil: Kara Walker’s Vision of the Old South. Kara Walker, the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur fellowship in 1997, is internationally renowned for her black-paper cut-out silhouettes of the American South. The free exhibition opens in Galleries 234 and 235 on Feb. 26.”

Read more
Arts & Culture
10:56 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Reflection: Nicole Eisenman's Broad Range On View At CAM

Nicole Eisenman, Sloppy Bar Room Kiss, 2011. Oil on canvas, 39 x 48 inches. Collection of Cathy and Jonathan Miller. Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer
Credit Provided by CAM

Those who say they do not understand contemporary art or who question the talent needed to create the art they encounter need to see the work of Nicole Eisenman. The survey of her last 20 years of painting, sculpture, print and drawing at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) is powerful enough to singlehandedly answer these sort of rumbles. She clearly knows how to draw, how to paint and has something to say.

Read more
Events
2:30 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Arts Rundown: Blank Slate Vs. Full Report

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Credit Provided by the foundation

In a recent conversation with my daughter, who works in the arts, I said that I liked to know about the artist before seeing his or her work.

She disagreed, saying that the art should be experienced on its own by each person. Expectations could cloud the impressions created.

I understand her view, but coming into something cold makes me feel vulnerable (which I’m sure she would say is a good thing) and the journalist in me wants to have done homework.

Read more
Mustard Seed Theatre
11:10 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

STL Rising Star, Alicia Reve' Like, Helps Piece Together Black History in 'Gee's Bend'

Marty Casey (left) and Alicia Reve' Like from Gee's Bend.
Credit Mustard Seed Theater

Alicia Reve' Like plays Nella, a bright patch in an Alabama family whose quilts tell stories of segregation and the civil rights movement.

Last February, Alicia Reve' Like portrayed a motel maid who whooped up on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Black Rep’s “The Mountaintop,” the story of King’s last hours.

Read more

Pages