Tom Huck: Hopeless Americana

Tom Huck: Hopeless Americana

October 17-December 5, 2015

Opening October 17th, Gallery 210 will be hosting Tom Huck’s “Hopeless Americana”. The exhibition of over 50 works will feature new and old, gathered together in one place! Included in the exhibition will be selections from Two Weeks in August: 14 Rural Absurdities, The Bloody Bucket, Snacktime Marcy, Hillbilly Karma Sutra, the triptychs Brandy Baghead and The Tommy Peepers from his Booger Stew Series. Also featured will be examples of Huck’s many illustrations for the Village Voice and promotional ephemera from his Evil Prints studio. Artwork borrowed from local collections, regional institutions, and East and West Coast print shops “Hopeless Americana” offers a comprehensive overview of over 20 years of work by one of America’s premier printmakers

A reception for Tom Huck: Hopeless Americana will be held Saturday, October 17 beginning at 4:00PM with a discussion on the work of Tom Huck featuring panelists Richard S. Field, Curator Emeritus of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from Yale University Art Gallery; Elizabeth Wyckoff, curator of Prints, Drawing and Photographs, St. Louis Art Museum; Sherry Leedy, Director of Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO, and Tom Huck, Evil Prints, St. Louis, MO followed at 5PM-7PM with a reception for the artist. The public is invited.

Tom Huck was born in 1971 in Farmington, MO. He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995. Since 1995, he has exhibited on a national and international level, and he has lectured widely across the U.S. about his work. His woodcut prints are included in numerous public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, and New York Public Library. He now lives and works in St. Louis, MO where he runs his own press, Evil Prints

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Regional Arts Commission, The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, The College of Fine Arts and Communication and the Center for the Humanities at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Detail from Tom Huck’s “The Tommy Peepers.”

Sharon Callner continues through October 10th, 2015.


Gallery 210 is pleased to celebrate the life and work of artist, mentor, teacher, and professor Sharon Callner at Gallery 210.”Drawing with Two Hands will include paintings and drawings featuring 25 years of work.Sharon lived the axiom “Life is movement.” It was that physicality that brought life into her work. Her representational works fulfilled the sublime, tragic potential of art. These along with other works, her art would be seen in the Chicago area as well as at various venues around the Midwest.

Sharon loved teaching, and her students loved her in return. Her teaching philosophy was, “learn craft while liberating one’s curiosity.” She insisted artists pursue their vision by asking: “What is your relationship to the society in which you live?” Sharon rigorously taught anatomy, color, value, and all the elements of design. She repeatedly said, “You must draw a 1000 miles of line…” of which she vastly exceeded.

Exposure 18: “Nervous Laughter”
By: Aimee Howard, Deborah Alma Wheeler, and Brett Williams

Through October 3, 2015

Three artists from the St. Louis Metropolitan Area have come together to challenge and expose social norms emerging from today’s society through artwork. Exposure 18: “Nervous Laughter” hopes to expose social contemporary issues addressing medical ethics, sexuality, and the self in contemporary culture. Within their art, is an element of dark humor that gives the work a seductive, alluring and to varying degrees subversive qualities. With each artist challenging a different society norm issue, they hope to challenge preconceived ideas on sexuality, technology and what art is.

The Exposure series originated from the St. Louis Art Gallery Association in the late-1990s and was later adopted and owned by the Gallery 210 in 2005 with Exposure 8. Since then, it has become one of the most anticipated programs in the gallery. The title for this edition of Exposure 18 comes from these three artists: Aimee Howard, Deborah Alma Wheeler, and Brett Williams. Each of their work comes with its challenges as it ranges from Aimee Howard’s critique on medicine and society to Deborah Alma Wheeler’s themes of homosexual guilt and reason to Brett Williams’ Fluxes inspired appropriation of technology to comment on pop culture through personal history. The challenging nature of the artwork and the unease it arouses is the inspiration for the exhibition’s title

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