Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Critical Mass Creative Stimulus grant

St. Louis Artists - The deadline for the Critical Mass Creative Stimulus Project is due this coming Friday, the 20th at 4pm.

"Critical Mass for the Visual Arts is offering three artists $1,500 for their use as creative operating capital along with the opportunity to present their work in a group exhibition. These stipends will be awarded to St. Louis, Missouri area visual artists in recognition of their outstanding work and commitment to developing their own career.  A panel of local artists and curators will be reviewing the submittals. Past recipients include Martin Brief, Robert Goetz, Cameron Fuller, Emily Hemeyer, Sarrita Hunn, Asma Kazmi, Elysia Mann, Sarah Paulsen, Alex Petrowsky, Lyndsey Scott, and BJ Vogt."

Please see the prospectus for more information.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Do emerging artists need to live in New York or LA?

This is a very interesting episode from TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, an NPR syndicated radio show from Wisconsin. The topic concerns making art in the "fly-over zone," that being the portion of the country that isn't New York or LA.

"Do you ever get the feeling that everyone's reading all the same books and listening to all the same music, and seeing all the same films?   Maybe there's a reason why.  New York and Los Angeles account for only a fraction of landmass when it comes to the continental United States.  But together, they drive the culture consumption of the nation.   But what about the rest of the country, the fold in the map?  This hour, artists and critics speak out about creating in the fly-over zone."

Listen to the episode

-Aaron Bos-Wahl

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Transitional: Sculptures & Installations in Domestic Space

Transitional: Sculptures & Installations in Domestic Space
Saturday, February 18, 2012: 6 - 8pm
6612 Chamberlain Ave / St. Louis / 63130
Sixty-­Six Twelve Art Space presents new work by John Early, Luke Herron, Marie Bannerot McInerney, Tuan Nguyen, and Carlie Trosclair that responds to the architecture of an empty home. Working with familiar objects -­ such as car parts, mirrors, furniture, wallpaper, and trophies -­ the artists explore the permeability of boundaries and the possibilities of transformation, reflecting in turn the history and potential futures of the space. Curated by Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt.

Read what Arched Art Now has to say about the exhibit. Can't wait to see it!

Luminary Show on the 24th!!!

Hey guys, dani here. Aaron and I (along with other people I'm sure you know!) will have work in the upcoming residency retrospective at the Luminary on the 24th. The opening is from 6-9 and the show runs through the 31st (if you can't make it out that night.) Hope to see you there though and to hang out somewhere nearby afterwards! 

Something Happened: Residency Retrospective

Sunday, January 29, 2012

hope everyone enjoyed the busy weekend as much as I did!

Does anybody have pictures to share from the Indiana Show last Friday?
Thanks to all who attended and especially to Gina, Travis, and BJ for making it happen. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Anne Lindberg studio visit and meeting

Hi all, Jonathan Muehlke here kicking off our blog, thinkingartstl, with the first post.  My hope is that other members will feel comfortable posting relevant comments of a serious, reflective, critical, and constructive nature related to our lively art discussions.  This may include  images for further dialogue or other relevant media in addition to writing.  My own loosely defined goal is also to use this blog as a forum to encourage each other and expand discussion of our work beyond the studio with a larger peer group.  In one sense I think of this blog as a kind of "testing grounds" for ideas and discussion related to art, but I also see it as a space to more formally articulate current concerns, ideas, and future trajectories with our work and studio practices.  What do others think?  I would like to welcome other colleagues to submit other formative short pieces of writing, posts, or replies.  Maybe we could get one different person to do a post following each studio visit?  It could be a great way to get back into writing more about each others art.

Below I have included images documenting our group's visit to Anne Lindberg's studio.  We munched on some wonderful rosemary sea salted bread and sipped on beer while Anne gave a wonderful slide presentation of her work.  The conversation was rich, lively, and engaging.  Anne first gave a lecture her work then the group moved into her studio to talk about the most recent paintings in progress.  

From my perspective I found the discussion of compression, narrative, and challenging oneself to be most interesting. (expand)   I also continue to have an intellectual interests in Emmanuel Levinas, who Anne wrote about in her MFA thesis, as well. (expand) I eagerly look forward advancing these discussions in the future with her as kick off a more focused reading and discussion group.  This is still in the works so please contact me if you are interested at Jonathan.muehlke@gmail.com.  I will be sending an email to all members of the group soon enough.  

Thanks for listening to me and enjoy the images! 

On the way to the studio at the city museum
Anne Lindberg giving slide lecture of work

Anne explicating the process of casting home models 

Group discussion, Aaron Bos Whal, Jordan McGirk, Meghan Bean, John Early, Carlie Trosclair, and Gina Grafos.

Painters Jordan and Anne talking in the studio

Meghan Bean, Maia Palmer, Gina Grafos, and Aaron Bos Whal in conversation after group discussion.