John Medwedeff’s “Prow” returns to Gallery 210.

Gallery 210 is pleased to present an installation by returning artist John Medwedeff. Gallery 210 featured Medwedeff three years ago with his solo exhibition titled Rhythm, Line and Form: The Sculpture of John Medwedeff. His sculpture, titled Prow, will be presented outside of the Gallery as part of Gallery 210’s 45th anniversary celebration.

John Medwedeff of Medwedeff Forge and Design is a nationally renowed sculptor and metalsmith. He has won several national and international metalsmith competitions over his 30-year career. In his studio, Medwedeff oversees the creation of sculptures with the help of his crew. These sculptures can range to 20 feet high, and often Medwedeff and his crew are working on several projects at a time. The studio produces a large array of sculptures for different clients, ranging from large-scale and site-specific sculptures to architectural pieces for commercial, museum and public projects.

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Medwedeff has traveled all across the world including Thailand, Greece and India. He cites the familiar landscapes, waterways, plant life and weather of his childhood as inspiration for his work. Medwedeff was 19 years old when he began his first blacksmithing apprenticeship with James Wallace at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. He later went on to receive his Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

All of the Gallery 210 events are free and open to the public. Public parking for Gallery 210 is available at the South Millennium Parking garage on the east side of East Drive on the UM-St. Louis Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210.

Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 44 East Drive, TCC between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and Touhill Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The gallery phone is (314) 516-5976; the fax is (314) 516-4997; and email is gallery@umsl.edu. For parking locations, directions, and campus map please visit http://gallery210.umsl.edu.

 

Exposure: 10 Years

Gallery 210

August 27-December 3, 2016

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Last week for EXPOSURE: 10 YEARS.

The last day for exhibition Exposure: 10 Years is Saturday December 3.  Exposure: 10 Years is part of the celebration of Gallery 210’s 45 years as vital presence in the St. Louis Arts community. Exposure: Ten Years will feature work from area artists who have participated in previous Exposure exhibitions. This survey demonstrates the vitality and diversity of the St. Louis visual arts community. The “Exposure” series originated with the St. Louis Art Gallery Association in the late-1990s and was housed at Hunt Gallery on the campus of Webster University for several years. Beginning in 2005 Gallery 210 took ownership of “Exposure” and since then it has become one of Gallery 210’s most anticipated programs. After becoming a Gallery 210 program the curatorial focus shifted from a broad survey of regional artists to a thematic approach addressing topics of place, race, feminism, and sexuality. The Exposure: 10 Years exhibitions features 102 artworks from by 33 by artists who have participated in the Exposure series starting in 2005, when Gallery 210 took ownership of the Exposure exhibition, to 2015.

The artists featured in the exhibition include Jamie Adams, Gina Alvarez, Sarah Colby, Deborah Alma Wheeler, Jane Birdsall-Lander, Nanette Boileau, Martin Brief, Brigham Dimick, Deborah Douglas, Greg Edmondson, Melody Evans, Cameron Fuller, Andrea Green, Jason Hoeing, Deborah Katon , Asma Kazmi, Bill Kreplin, Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Travis Lawrence, Ron Leax, Andrew Milner, Jerry Monteith, Heather O’Shaughnessy, Edo Rosenblith, Snail Scott, Linda Vredeveld, Brett Williams, Kit Keith, Peter Pranske, B.J. Vogt, Edo Rosenblith, Aimee Howard, Sarah Paulsen, Joe Chesla, and Sarah Giannobile.

There is a reception for the artists on August 27. The program starts at 4PM in the Gallery 210 auditorium with a panel discussion on developments in the St. Louis visual arts community since 2005. The panelists are Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Lisa Meaandri, Philip Slein, Roseann Weiss and moderated by Ivy Cooper. The panel is followed immediately a public reception until 7PM. This program is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; the Regional Arts Commission, the Center for the Humanities at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the College of Arts and Sciences at UMSL.

Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 44 Grobman Drive between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and the Touhill Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The gallery phone is (314) 516-5976.

Public parking for Gallery 210 is available at the South Millennium Parking Garage on the east side of East Drive on the UM-St. Louis Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210