Pop-Up STL Galleries

City Maps, paintings by Mark Horton

Pop-up gallery at 1204 Washington Avenue. Photo by Emily Amberger.

Art Saint Louis is pleased to showcase paintings by artist Mark Horton at 1204 Washington Avenue, the Jack Thompson Square building. For artwork sales inquiries, phone Art Saint Louis at 314-241-4810.

 

FROM THE ARTIST

"Those of you who are familiar with my work know that I usually paint from my imagination rather than from a specific city or place. The basis for such a starting point is that I see my paintings as a representation of an idea, rather than as an attachment to a place. The image of the city serves the idea well, both as subject matter and in terms of shape, rhythms, space and composition.

I do, however, occasionally paint a picture based upon a real place. Reality can be fertile ground for growing the imagination. If I can play fast and loose with the facts of the actual place, then my imagination is engaged." - Mark Horton

 

Mark Horton. Map of City with River. Oil on Linen. Mark Horton. City Map in Red, Yellow and Green. Oil on Linen. Mark Horton. City Map in Green, Red and Grey. Oil on Linen.

Click here for more samples of Mark Horton's artwork.

  

ABOUT THE VENUE

The Jack Thompson Square building was built in 1907 by the architectural firm Mauran, Russell & Garden. The first floor encompases approximately 7,000 sq. ft. For rental inquiries, phone Bryan King of King Realty Advisors, LLC, at 314-566-0192.

 

LIKE THE ARTWORK? LET THE ARTISTS KNOW!

You can help your favorite Pop-Up STL artist win a $250 Audience Choice Award by tweeting your vote to @ArtStLouis and hashtagging your favorite artworks. Hashtag details are included on showtags in each gallery. 



Special thanks to U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation for program sponsorship, and to the
Downtown Community Improvement District and the Chicago Loop Alliance for their help with program development. 

Pop-Up Mixup, paintings by David Dolak

Pop-up gallery at 1208 Washington Avenue
Art Saint Louis is pleased to showcase paintings by artist David Dolak at 1208 Washington Avenue. 
 

FROM THE ARTIST

"I am interested in doing and making. Painting and working with modular wood panels has led to an experimental approach to image making. This approach allows subjects of labor, image and the passing of time to be explored.

While the work is taking place, thoughts of faith, God, family, memory, life and death among others are contemplated. These thoughts serve as an impetus to create and a context with which to experiment with the subject matter.

The resulting panels are intended to be building blocks—individual time collectors that can be combined and broken apart until a final arrangement provides an honest testament to labor, a faithful interpretation of image and an extended record of time." - David Dolak  

David Dolak. 2013 PopUp MixUp 4. 2010-2013. Acrylic, Latex House Paint and Varnish on Aspen. David Dolak. 2013 PopUp MixUp 1. 2010-2013. Acrylic, Latex House Paint and Varnish on Aspen.
David Dolak. 2013 PopUp MixUp 2. 2010-2013. Acrylic, Latex House Paint and Varnish on Aspen. David Dolak. 2013 PopUp MixUp 3. 2010-2013. Acrylic, Latex House Paint and Varnish on Aspen. This artwork is slated for exhibit in the Pop-Up Collective at 1533 Washington Avenue later this spring.

 Check out David Dolak's website for more samples of his work.


LIKE THE ARTWORK? LET THE ARTISTS KNOW!

You can help your favorite Pop-Up STL artist win a $250 Audience Choice Award by tweeting your vote to @ArtStLouis and hashtagging your favorite artworks. Hashtag details are included on showtags in each gallery. 



Special thanks to U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation for program sponsorship, and to the
Downtown Community Improvement District and the Chicago Loop Alliance for their help with program development. 

Thrill Ride! Photography by Greg Barth

Pop-up gallery at 1424 Washington Avenue. Photo by Emily Amberger.

Art Saint Louis is pleased to showcase photography by Greg Barth at 1424 Washington Avenue. For artwork sales inquiries, phone Art Saint Louis at 314-241-4810.


FROM THE ARTIST

"Quite a few years ago I thought I knew everything.  Even though that phase did not last long, it took a long time before I could accept and even appreciate questions that I did not know the answer.  Most of my work is about unsolved situations where the resolution is not that important and probably not very interesting.  Who hangs out here?  Why is this here?  What goes on inside?  Where does it go?  The mind can come up with a better answer than reality.  This work embraces the question while ignoring the answer." - Greg Barth

 

Greg Barth. Thrill Ride 1. 2012. Photograph, Digital Pigment Print. Greg Barth. Thrill Ride 2. 2012. Photograph, Digital Pigment Print.
Greg Barth. Thrill Ride 3. 2012. Photograph, Digital Pigment Print. Greg Barth. Thrill Ride 4. 2012. Photograph, Digital Pigment Print.

 
Check out Greg Barth's website for more samples of his work.


LIKE THE ARTWORK? LET THE ARTISTS KNOW!

You can help your favorite Pop-Up STL artist win a $250 Audience Choice Award by tweeting your vote to @ArtStLouis and hashtagging your favorite artworks. Hashtag details are included on showtags in each gallery. 



 Special thanks to U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation for program sponsorship, and to the
Downtown Community Improvement District and the Chicago Loop Alliance for their help with program development. 

The Pop-Up Collective: Greg Barth, Mark Horton, Paul LaFlam, Megan Rieke & Brian D. Smith

Pop-Up gallery at 1533 Washington Avenue. Photo by Emily Amberger.

Art Saint Louis is pleased to showcase work by a collection of St. Louis regional artists at 1533 Washington Avenue. Featured artists include Greg Barth, Mark Horton, Paul LaFlam, Megan Rieke and Brian D. Smith. For sales inquiries, phone Art Saint Louis at 314-241-4810.


FROM ARTIST PAUL LAFLAM

"Each painting is started and completed in my mind several times before I even start an actual painting. This is so I do not get distracted (as much) by wonderful things I did not anticipate. I then coax the paint or as of late, I have had to reign in it's energy to achieve the piece I had envisioned in my head. With the exception of three paintings, my paintings are completed in one session, I prefer the instant gratification and if one takes even one day longer I find it increasingly difficult to remain focused.

I paint large for a couple of reasons; because it is fun and I want to get the viewers attention from across the room, maybe even from across the street, then pull you in closer and closer, so enjoy the journey, within each painting there are many small worlds to be discovered." - Paul LaFlam
 

Paul LaFlam. Letter from Tibet, No Postage Due. 2012. Acrylic on Canvas. Paul LaFlam. I Jumped But I Did Not Land. 2012. Acrylic on Canvas.
Paul LaFlam. Here Life is Always in Full Bloom. 2012. Acrylic on Canvas. Paul LaFlam. Something is Awry, Mr. Cheshire. 2012. Acrylic on Canvas.

Check out Paul LaFlam's website for more samples of his work.

 

FROM ARTIST MEGAN RIEKE

"As a painter, I'm free to evoke my emotions through visible struggles. Without having to digest and evaluate them, they remain raw. My paintings are intended to be an honest interpretation of my world colored by my emotions.

The motif of my struggle is showing how ugly can be pretty. Rust, corrosion and foulness are beautiful to me because they are honest. The paint itself is the central character of my works. By utilizing the material's fluidity, my struggle becomes palatable. In a world scared to live truly, the ugly underbelly of our existence is the foundation of everything beautiful.

The point? To accept the world's imperfections and our own imperfect selves." - Megan Rieke
 

Megan Rieke. If I knew you were going to show up, I would have prepared myself better. 2012. Acrylic on Wood Panel. Megan Rieke. Are you a man or a mouse? Neither. I'm a woman. 2013. Latex, Acrylic, Charcoal on Canvas.
Megan Rieke. When I saw you cross the room my whole world exploded. 2011. Acrylic on Canvas. Megan Rieke. There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed – Ernest Hemingway. 2013. Latex, Acrylic, Charcoal on Wood Panel.

Check out Megan Rieke's website for more samples of her work. 

 

CLICK BELOW FOR ARTIST STATMENTS AND SAMPLE ARTWORK FROM:

Greg Barth, photography featured in pop-up gallery at 1424 Washington Avenue

Mark Horton, painting featured in pop-up gallery at 1204 Washington Avenue

Brian D. Smith, painting featured in pop-up gallery at 1224 Washington Avenue

 

LIKE THE ARTWORK? LET THE ARTISTS KNOW!

You can help your favorite Pop-Up STL artist win a $250 Audience Choice Award by tweeting your vote to @ArtStLouis and hashtagging your favorite artworks. Hashtag details are included on showtags in each gallery. 



 Special thanks to U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation for program sponsorship, and to the
Downtown Community Improvement District and the Chicago Loop Alliance for their help with program development. 

Indian Summer, artwork by Brian D. Smith

Pop-up gallery at 1224 Washington Avenue. Photo by Emily Amberger.

Art Saint Louis is pleased to showcase artwork by Brian D. Smith at 1224 Washington Avenue. For artwork sales inquiries, phone Art Saint Louis at 314-241-4810. Mr. Smith's artwork is presented courtesy of Duane Reed Gallery.


FROM THE ARTIST

"The act of painting is a vital experience. My art is about memory, imagination and the process of painting. Meaning in the work can be derived from specific feelings I have about nature as well as my responses to the art that inspires me. The overall effect of the paintings should be understood metaphorically.

I create intuitively to develop images that appear as a view into an imagined space. The arrangement of colors, textures and shapes are fundamental characteristics of my paintings which are integrated to convey a dazzling optical effect and a spirited emotional quality. The sensuous qualities of paint make these aspects both conspicuous and abstract."

- Brian D. Smith 

Brian D. Smith. Indian Summer. 2009. Oil on Canvas. Courtesy of Duane Reed Gallery. Brian D. Smith. Monterey. 2004. Oil on Canvas. Courtesy of Duane Reed Gallery. This painting by Brian D. Smith is featured in the Pop-Up Collective at 1533 Washington Avenue.

 
Check out Brian D. Smith's website for more samples of his work.


LIKE THE ARTWORK? LET THE ARTISTS KNOW!

You can help your favorite Pop-Up STL artist win a $250 Audience Choice Award by tweeting your vote to @ArtStLouis and hashtagging your favorite artworks. Hashtag details are included on showtags in each gallery. 



 Special thanks to U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation for program sponsorship, and to the
Downtown Community Improvement District and the Chicago Loop Alliance for their help with program development. 

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