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Three Gallery Openings to Attend Friday, February 10, 2023

Join me tomorrow for the opening receptions happening at Houska Gallery, Duane Reed, and The Sheldon Galleries. See below for details on all three!
On Friday, February 10th, Houska Gallery will be celebrating the opening of their newest exhibitions with Roscoe Hall and Michael Hoffman. Stop by anytime from 5-8 pm to enjoy the show, drink some wine, and chat with the artists!

Roscoe Hall describes the work of Caution Increases as “a personal connection to failures, guided with great intentions, that fell short for whatever reasons.” Hall comments on the prison system, racial injustice, and broken government promises with many layers including paint, fabric, cooking spices, the music playing while working, as well as libations imbibed on each piece’s materials list. As a painter and chef from Alabama, drawing on roots steeped in BBQ sauce, punk rock, and Catholic boarding school, Hall states “Take caution with your choices because they will influence your surroundings.”

As a multi-disciplinary talent, Hall has gained recent culinary acclaim with his invitation and appearance on Top Chef, as well as many opportunities to show his work nationally, including the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AL), the Dallas Art Fair (TX), Graeter Art Gallery (OR), Lowe Mill Gallery (AL), Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum (GA), and Scott Miller Projects (AL).

Michael Hoffman returns to Houska Gallery with a much anticipated new body of work titled, Nexus. With these paintings, Hoffman links order with disorder and rigid with organic, creating harmony within his geometric abstractions. Hoffman’s interest in these dichotomies leads him to create paintings that offer respite from our modern-day lives, as we seek to embody the natural world while simultaneously increasing our connection to technology. “I try to create work that both captivates and calms. I work with abstractions because I want to put forth something universal that can be open to interpretations that are unique to each individual and can continue to evolve over time.”

Hoffman approaches the canvas from an eclectic background in film and photography, worldly travel, and experience living in community with other artists and performers. He is a well-known and respected contributor to the St. Louis art scene, as a maker, supporter, and gallerist. Hoffman is represented by galleries throughout the country, as well as in the collections of individuals and corporations worldwide.

Duane Reed Gallery is proud to announce new works by photographer Carol Crouppen Schuchard, returning to the gallery again after almost 30 years.
Carol Crouppen Schuchard’s photography draws from her experience working in collage, painting, fiber, building design and restoration. A life-long collector, the artist assembles tableaus of found objects to be photographed, each with personal memories and connotations attached. Using careful considerations in her light and printing methods while juxtaposing subjects removed from context, the artist presents her photographs as mysterious shards of information to be pieced together by viewers.
“I am a collector and director of objects and images from my own history and generations past. Subverting the obvious materiality making small and uneasy mysteries, is what I pursue. Staged fiction distorting and disguising imagery, scale and context.” – Artist Statement

The Sheldon Art Galleries announces the Winter/Spring 2023 exhibition schedule, with a public opening Friday, February 10 from 5 – 8 p.m. Exhibits run through May 6, 2023. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Landscape: Sarah Lorentz & Misato Pang
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
Sponsored by The Bellwether Foundation

Bill Steber: Hill Country Spirits
Sponsored by Ryan Easley, Kristen Peterson and John Foster

Patrick Earl Hammie: I AM…THE NIGHT

Alayna N. Pernell: Our Mothers’ Gardens
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Sponsored by Barbara & Arthur McDonnell

Bachelors in Fine Arts Exhibition:
Kailyn Hill, Sarah Loving and Eavan O’Neil
AT&T Gallery of Young and Emerging Artists

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