Recession got you down? For some artists, such as those exhibiting at the Bruno David Gallery, tough economic times prove inspirational. This weekend you can check out what a down economy looks like, artistically speaking, and take a gander at contemporary Native American artwork and more. Get all the details from our listings below.
Lots more after the jump...
Colin Michael Shaw: Urban Eats artist-in-residence Colin Michael Shaw presents the latest work made during his three month tenure. Opening reception from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11. July 11-31, free. Urban Eats Cafe & Bakery, 3301 Meramec St., St. Louis, 314-558-7580, www.urbaneatscafe.com.
Contemporary Indian Art Show: Juried art show features work by more than 30 Native Americans. Preview party from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 9, costs $15 and includes food and drink; call 618-344-7316 for reservations. July 9-11. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 30 Ramey St. & Collinsville Rd., Belleville, 618-346-5160, www.cahokiamounds.com.
Drawgasmic: Combination art show/book-launch party features the work of 1,000 artists, along with a craft shanty town, live art by the ArtDimensions crew, DJs and bands. Sat., July 10, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., free, www.drawgasmic.com. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-9900, www.2720cherokee.com.
Fresh 2010: Student Photography Show: Juried photography show features work by full-time students and an accompanying book of their work available during the show ($45). Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 9. July 9-26, free. Studio Altius, 3518 Greenwood Blvd., Maplewood, 314-769-9769, www.studioaltius.com.
Greg Matchick: Matchick uses water as inspiration for his photographs. A reception will be held Friday, July 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Starting July 11, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 29, Free. Gateway Gallery, 7921 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, 314-503-3880.
Recession Rejuvenations: A group exhibition by the gallery artists displaying the resilience of the creative impulse in the face of economic adversity. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 28, Free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.
Stylus: A Project by Ann Hamilton: Installation art structured around live acoustic elements was designed specifically for the Pulitzer; participatory workshops occur throughout the project. Opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 9. First Wednesday, Saturday of every month. Continues through Jan. 22. Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, 3716 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-754-1850, www.pulitzerarts.org.
Terrell Carter New Prints: Carter's ink monoprints explore the human form and the Biblical creation story through the use of abstract shapes and contrasting colors. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Continues through July 30, Free. St. Louis Community College-Forest Park-Gallery of Art, 5600 Oakland Ave. (Library Bldg), St. Louis, 314-644-9231, www.stlcc.edu.
Editor's note: If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can list it in the online calendar). All art openings are free unless noted. For a full list of all ongoing art shows in the St. Louis area, please click here.