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Jeremy Rabus

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September 12th - 27th 2014

Reception on friday august 29th 6-10pm



Alfonso Fernandez

One weekend show with work from Paul Art Space resident

Reception on friday august 29th 6-10pm

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My Extended Family

NEUE FORM

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A monochromatic exhibition involving designers & printmakers exploring typography through art.

Opening Reception: May 30th * 6-10pm * Free and open to the public

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Beer graciously sponsored by 4 Hands Brewing Company

Tunes provided by DJ MAKossa

Treats bestowed upon us by Sweet Art Bakeshop

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My Mexican Paintings

New work from

Craig Downs

and Book release!

may 9th - 24th

Opening reception May 9th 6-10pm


Advance Pattern

New work from

Casey Miller

pics here

April 18th - May 3rd


Ron Laboray

'at play in the fields of our stuff'

March 7th-29th

Opening reception March 7th from 6-10pm

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Video interview by Dickson Beall

I enjoy making work that is beautiful, sometimes humorous, and about real or imagined places that we all share. I am interested in topics that provide insight into current popular culture and that allow me, and the audience, a chance at self-reflection. Conceptual, procedural and actual distances are how I like to consider the idea of abstraction and or representation. For this exhibition the painting's references range from the fuzzy memory of common photographs to the formal mapping of fictitious locations.

Ron Laboray


One weekend only - Feb 28 from 6-10pm

The Skin I Have Been Living In

Mokulito-Lithography on the Wood of Ewa Budka (Budkalito)

When the human body is cut, the skin begins a new story: a story of the past, pain, restoration, memory, and the scar. This story is a universal lesson of pure reality. Budka illuminates these stories by replacing the cold, lifeless lithographer's stone with swelling, breathing wood - wood that already has its own life story embedded within its grain. The wood absorbs Budka's drawings and incantations, forming an emotive picture of primal instincts, a cosmos of natural reactions - pain, frustration, animality, sexuality and love. But it is the skin that tells the body's story. In Budka's work the wood is the body and the paper becomes the skin that retains and maps the imprint of affectivity within the matrix of its own cellular structure.

Pioneering an Earth-friendly approach to the lithographic process, the alchemy of Mokulito allows Ewa to substitute water for chemicals. While printer's ink sticks to the applied oil-based mediums (crayons, markers, pencils, and paint) water repels the ink from the untouched areas of the wood body keeping the original image intact for multiple printings and further manipulation.

Ewa Budka is a Master printmaker and fashion model. She graduated in May 2013 from the Department of Graphic Art and Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with the Rector's honors. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary is proud to host her show "The Skin I Have Been Living In" while she fulfills her residency at Paul Art Space.

http://www.ewabudka.com/



Christopher Burch

Stepping Razors: Chapter 22 "Dem Bloodletting Blues"

January 17th 2013

6-10pm

Images Here

review of 'The Missed-Adventures of Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Death in the Land of Shadows' at Aggregate Space

Another review in The Micro Giant

Christopher Burch and Hoffman Lachance Contemporary are pleased to present "The Missed Adventures of Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Death in the Land of Shadows: Stepping Razors, Chapter 22-Dem Bloodletting Blues" an exhibition of new mixed media works, reassembled found objects, and a large scale narrative mural. "Stepping Razors, Chapter 22-Dem Bloodletting Blues," will be Burch's second solo exhibition with Hoffman Lachance Contemporary since "The Sleep of Reason" of 2010.
The pieces in "Stepping Razors" draw from Burch's ongoing graphic narrative project "The Missed Adventures of Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Death in the Land of Shadows." In this project the trickster figure is championed as an embodiment of ambiguity and ambivalence, calling into question fundamental assumptions about the way the world is organized and, at times, offering new possibilities of transforming it. Acting as the shadow, brother/sister, teacher, and enemy/ally of the historical southern trickster figure of "Br'er Rabbit", Burch's own character "Br'er Death" reveals that the trickster's antics are at their root never comedic but serious gestures of resistance within a hostile environment
In the exhibition, "Stepping Razors," Burch not only re-contextulizes but remixes the Br'er Rabbit folklore with his own afro-surreal aesthetics. Further rotting theses stories within an encompassing cultural, material, and political worldview that extends beyond the local. By exposing traditions of subversive storytelling/mythology, narratives that "challenge the taken for granted," Burch makes visible the connections between particular lives and social organization.

"Surface is an illusion of protection-a false border"



New Wilderness

Dec 6th - 28th

Ahzad Bogosian

New Wilderness

IMAGES HERE



WONDERCULTURE

New work from Jon Cournoyer

November 8th-30th

Opening reception November 8th 6-10pm

Artwork pics here

Artist talk at gallery Sunday November 10th at 2pm

"Jon Cournoyer creates art from objects of the past, but he's not in the nostalgia business. His layered collages are carefully built from last century's storybook images, bits of advertising, postcards and strange sigils from who-knows-where, but not as a simple statement of "Ah, the old days." Instead, Cournoyer imbues each piece with a secret narrative -- every object is integral to the story inherent in the larger whole, and it's up to the viewer to decipher that story. The more you look the more you see, but careful examination is useless without intuition; the more you feel each of his works, the more you know about each one. That inspired connectivity is the gift locked in all of his work."

--- By PAUL FRISWOLD



Zombie show

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October 11th

6-10pm

Group show of artists interpretations of the myth, horror and humor of Zombies through sculpture, painting, drawing, photo and mixed media.


Saturday October 5th 6-10pm

Benjamin Lowder

"Myth, Math & Magic"

Exhibition by Benjamin Lowder

'The spell cast by the last century of advertising, to create a consumer culture, will be broken by this exhibition. Benjamin Lowder has worked as a designer for fifteen years bringing creative design solutions to fields ranging from architecture to advertising. Lowder has emerged as a contemporary polymath drawing on his passion for geometry, mythology and semiotics. He is currently serving as a design consultant to the preservation of R. Buckminster Fuller's original geodesic dome home in Carbondale IL, and is using his exhibition, Myth, Math & Magic as a fund-raising effort to complete the dome's preservation. "Preserving Fuller's original dome home is an important declaration of our contemporary cultural values," says Lowder.


One Hybrid Moment

New work from Christopher Paquet

Opening with artist saturday Sept 14th 6-10pm

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Aug 16-31 2013

Paul Artspace teams up with Hoffman LaChance Contemporary for special exhibition 'Sisyphus Americana' - with Irish artists Carl Giffney and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch


Michael Hoffman

New Paintings

July 14th - August 10th

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Review in STL Beacon by Sarah Hermes Griesbach

Review in West End Word by Dickson Beall


Jeremy Rabus

Everything Else is Everything Else

Friday June 14th 6-10pm

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Burn 353

Opening rception May 10 6-10pm

May 10- June 1

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STL Beacon review by Sarah Hermes Griesbach



Jeremy Long - New Paintings

Opening reception Friday April 5th from 6-10pm

April 5th - 27th

Jeremy Long, is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing. He received his BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from The American University in Washington D.C. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States, most recently at Quidley & Company Fine Art Gallery in Boston MA ,The Bowery Gallery in N.Y.C., Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago Il, and the Swope Museum of American Art in Terre Haute, IN. Since 2007 he has been an active member in the painting collective Midwest Paint Group.

Exhibit photos HERE


'On the Shoulders of....'

revisiting/reworking thriftstore paintings,photos,sculpture, etc.

Opening reception Friday March 8th 6-10pm

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Participating artists -

Alicia LaChance, Amy Bautz, Amy VanDonsel, Ben Pierce, Bryan Walsh, Burn 353, Casey Miller, Chris Harris, Christopher Burch, Christopher Paquet, Dana Smith, Daniel Burnett, Daniel Gaeng, Daniel Jefferson, Danielle Spradley, David Langley, Deb Douglas, Dik Downey, Jason Spencer, Jay Alan Babcock, Jeremy Rabus, Joey Potts, Jon Cournoyer, Joy Tiyasirachokchai, Justin Tolentino, Kit Keith, Kris Mosby , Michael Hoffman, Michael Kilfoy, Michael Wille, Myles Keough, Neil Vandervloed, Peat Wollaeger, Peter Pranschke, Phil Jarvis, Robert Longyear, Ron Buechele, Revise CMW, Ruben Aguirre, Sam Davis, Sandra Marchewa, Sarah Giannobile, Seth Coston, Stan Chisholm, Tim Meehan, William LaChance



Floating

New paintings from Michael Wille

Feb1st - 23rd

opening reception with the artist Feb 1st from 6pm - 10pm

Refreshments provided - open to the public!

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RFT review by Jessica Baran here


Home Life in Far Away Lands

New work from Jon Cournoyer

Opening reception Friday November 2nd 2012 from 6pm-10pm

RFT review by Jessica Baran

"Jon Cournoyer layers beautiful images that recall the happiness of childhood days, but that are also tinged with the dread menace of childhood nights. His materials are old picture books, aspirational novels for girls, treasuries of verse and his own arcane sense of balance. For his new exhibition, Home Life in Far Away Lands, the familiar angelic young ladies and golden seals are once again set against their stately text fields, but there's something new -- images of the night sky are a recurrent feature. Are these constellations the far away lands of the show's title? That's the true beauty of Cournoyer's work; there's always a narrative for you to unravel and make each piece your own. These are storybooks written in image, half-remembered adventures made manifest.

Home Life in Far Away Lands opens with a free public reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, November 2, at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary (2713 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-960-5322 or www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com).

The show remains up through November 25, and the gallery is open Friday and Saturday (and by appointment). - By PAUL FRISWOLD"

Images HERE


Alternative Cloud Research

Vadim Gershman

Saturday September 29th

6-10pm

RFT Review by Jessica Baran

Images Here

Titles and medium

Artist statement

Alternative Cloud Research is a platform for exploring the meta-physical dimensions of Google earth. It is an automated image archive as well as a collectionof non-utilitarian objects created on the basis of this research.

alternativecloudresearch.com


'A Moment In Time'

New paintings by Elizabeth Knoblauch

Oil paintings made from old photos of people and landscapes from the surrounding area of artsts home in France.

June 8th -- June 30th

Opening reception friday June 8th 6-10pm

Images HERE

'Twilight Canopy'

New paintings by Jeremy Rabus

images HERE

May 4th -- May 26th

Opening reception friday May 4th 6-10pm

April 6th - April through April 28th

'For the Record'

paintings of Giovanna Cassilly

Opening reception Friday evening April 6th from 6 til 12

refreshments provided + music from 18andCounting

Review in Examiner by M.T.Erickson here

Images Here



 

Dec. 9th - Jan 7th

Peat Wollaeger

The Work here

Peats Peeps here

Review by Jessica Baran here


 

 

Nov 4th - 26th

'In Plain Air'

Paintings from Christopher Paquet and Seth Coston

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Jenna Bauer

New Paintings, Drawings Archived & Flat Filed 1997-2011

One weekend show

August 19 , 20 and 21

Reception with artist friday August 19th 6pm - 10pm



June - July

Michael Hoffman

RFT review


LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT

One Weekend show - June 3,4 and 5

Jessica Hargreaves and Susan Kraut


May 6th - May 28th 2011

Opening reception May 6th from6pm - 10pm

Group show Curated by Michael Wille

Review by Ivy Cooper in Saint Louis Beacon

Review by Jessica Baran Saint Louis Art Capsules RFT

Review by Sarrita Hunn in temporaryartreview.com

Ruptures:

Zachary Buchner - Melissa Oresky - Michael Perrone - Thomas Vance - Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Linnea Paskow - Trew Schreifer - Michael Wille - Gianna Commito - Jared Sprecher - John Kissick -


Outliers: New paintings by Jeremy Rabus

Opening Reception: Friday, April 8th, 2011, 6pm -10pm

April 8th - April 30th, 2011


Round About -

Work from Pele Prints

March 14 - March 31, 2011


February 4th - February 26

Opening reception Feb. 4th 6pm - 10pm

John Talbott Allen

'2,192 Little Pieces'


November 5th - 27th

Opening reception Nov. 5th 6pm - 10pm

Dana Smith

'One Night Plays'


October 1st - 30th

Opening reception Oct. 1st 6pm - 10pm

Jon Cournoyer

'Not Coming Home'

RFT review by Jessica Baran


September 3rd - 25th.

Stan Chisholm

'NewPopII'


June 4th thru June 26th

Christopher Burch

THE SLEEP OF REASON..

Opening reception June 4th 6-10pm


Christopher Paquet

'Into the Void'

May 2010


Michael Wille

'Gates and Ways'

Opening reception friday April 2nd 6pm - 10pm



"The Pangaea Project"

new work by Jeremy Rabus

Opening reception March 5th from 6pm - 10pm



It's Getting Light

Jan 15th to Feb 13th

New work from Christopher Gustave and Julie Malone

opening reception Friday Jan 15th from 6-10pm

The Studio Chronicle interview

RFT Review (Baran)



October 16th thru November 14th

Jon Cournoyer

'Empire of Dust'

The Studio Chronical interview (D.B.Smith)

Rft review (Friswold)

RFT review (Baran)


September 18th thru October 10th

Charley Edelman and Robert Longyear

'Sharing Skin'


'Waves and Rococo'

May 29 - July 4

Opening reception with the artist 6pm to 10pm Friday May 29th

Good wine and food from Sashas Wine Bar

Jeralds work can be found in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the UBS Art Collection Los Angeles.

Artist bio here

'Waves and Rococo paintings'

Jerald Ieans in RFT


Artist statement

Pics from opening

Friday April 17th 6pm - 10pm

'Location; In Formation'

Jeremy Rabus



'Presence at a Distance' - sculpture into architecture

Group exhibit May 2nd - May 9th

opening reception May 2nd 6-10


Benefit for NEST

Wednesday May 13th 5:30pm to 9:00pm

more info for NEST here


HLC is relocating to 2713 Sutton Blvd

Our grand re-opening is Friday February 13th 6pm-10pm

Promo in RFT

Friday February 13th thru Saturday March 14th

Featuring:

Jon Cournoyer,

Brian Kuhlmann/Joslyn Beta Lawrence,

Jerald Ieans

Gina Alvarez,

Jim Daniels,

Jeremy Rabus,

Sarah Giannobile,

William LaChance,

Alicia LaChance

and Michael Hoffman.


Group Show artwork


Opening night photos


Culture Surfer interview

Poetry Scores benefit November 21st 2008

'Nailed Seraphim' Curtis Lyle


Silent art auction fundraiser for AIDS Lifecycle 7 on Sunday May 4th from 4pm - 8pm. Enjoy food and drinks and bid on the artwork of:

Tom Huck, Anne Treager Huck, Jerald Ieans, Jorge Martinez, Laura Beard, Jenna Bauer, Wade Crowder, Carly Main, Riccardo Hayes, Andy Millner, Ken Calcaterra, Heather Reed, Anne Owens, Nancy Holtz, Bill Christman, Anne Molaskey Ibur, Dimitri Kabbaz, Keith Kelly, Alicia LaChance and Michael Hoffman.

Music by DJ Love and The Magic Tree.

Support Rommie Martinez on her third Life Cycle ride!


Friday April 4th -

'TRACT'

opening reception with the artist

Michael Wille

Group show in second room

'INDELIBLE'

Andy Messerschmidt

Tom Vance

Jeffrey Jones


Washington University sculpture exhibit

feb 15th 2008

'hold me tighter' performance


November 30th holiday group show


November 9th

Go South for Animal Index Invitational Exhibition and Poetry Score Release party


Friday October 5th

RFT review

Jon Cournoyer showcard

End Middle and Beginning

new works from Jon Cournoyer

October 5th thru November 5th


'Character Development'

Friday September 14 8pm - Midnight

Alex Petrowsy

Dani Kantrowitz

Peter Pranske

Benjie Heu

Sounds by DJ Eric Hall


'Art and Cinema'

July 13th group show featuring

Jerald Ieans, Michael Behle, Doug Kassabaum, Belinda Lee, Matt O'Shea, Michael Hoffman, William LaChance and Alicia LaChance.


July 14th Rendevous Cinema

French New Wave Cinema's defining films,

6pm * Truffaut's The 400 Blows

8pm * Godard's Breathless


Graphic in Nature March 2007

Max Key and Christopher Paquet


'Clue - a photographic interpretation' by

Hope Edwards


Washington University Sculpture Exhibit

February 9th 2007


November group show with over 20 local artists

Grand opening with Jon Cournoyer and Jake Cruzen