Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, January 14-16, 2011



This weekend, you can catch the opening of Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson's Fireworks at the Isolation Room/Gallery KitThe video captures the progression of a large indoor fireworks display as a vehicle for examining the relationship between action, consequence and spectacle It also, um, looks cool. Find details on this show and lots more in the jump below.

Image: From Fireworks at Isolation Room/Gallery Kit. - NICK CROWE AND IAN RAWLINSON.
  • Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson.
  • Image: From Fireworks at Isolation Room/Gallery Kit.

ART LAB: Work in Progress: New work from Ron Laboray, Thomas Sleet and Yosafa Deutsch and many others. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 14. Wednesdays-Fridays. Continues through Feb. 11, free. The Metropolitan Gallery, 2936 Locust St., St. Louis.

Beyond the Lens: Annual juried photography exhibit. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 14. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 24, free. Framations, 218 N. Main St., St. Charles, 636-724-8313.

Impressions of Indonesia: In November 2010 an artists delegation from the Midwest traveled to the Republic of Indonesia for two weeks. This exhibition showcases their work reflecting that experience. An opening reception takes place Saturday, January 15, from 7 to 10 p.m. Starting Jan. 16, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 4, Free. Soulard Art Market, 2028 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-258-4299,

January Smiles: Original paintings by Craig Downs, the 2010 first place award-winner at Taste of St. Louis. An artists reception takes place Sunday, January 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Through Jan. 31, Free, Urban Eats Cafe & Bakery, 3301 Meramec St., St. Louis, 314-558-7580,

Landscape: Group exhibition featuring a variety of interpretations of landscape themes. An opening reception takes place Friday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 12, Free. Atrium Gallery, 4728 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-1076,

Multiple Personalities: Featuring multiple works from Pattie Chalmers, Cynthia Consentino, Andrea Donnelly, Kay Kahn, Nancy Kubale, Esther Shimazu, Loring Taoka. A free opening reception takes place Friday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 6, Free. Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-1177,

Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson: Fireworks: Video of an ambitious indoor fireworks installation that explores consequence and action, as well as the aesthetics of spectacle and overkill. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 14. Jan. 14-Feb. 10, free. Isolation Room/Gallery Kit, 5723 Dewey Ave., St. Louis,,

Paper Play: Meredith Foster and Chris Day have transformed an everyday product into intricate works of art. An opening reception takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 14. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Continues through March 12, Free. Chesterfield Arts, 444 Chesterfield Ctr, Chesterfield, 636-519-1955,

Pointalized Prime and Typography of the Nothing First Century: New work by artists Jenn Carter and Jennifer Bradford. Opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, January 14, with live music. Jan. 14-Feb. 4, free. Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, 2257 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314-497-0199,

Time Wounds All Heels: Group show features work by Jane Hammond, Edward Lipski, Erwin Wurm and a performance by C. Spencer Yeh during the opening reception. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 15. Starting Jan. 15, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 26, free. White Flag Projects, 4568 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-531-3442,

Editor's note: If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to 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.


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