Bruno David is continuing his 12th season of art galleries with four new solo exhibitions, but in a new location.
After 11 years at Grand Center on Washington Boulevard., David has moved his gallery to 7513 Forsyth Boulevard near the St. Louis Artists’ Guild in Clayton.
Painter Gary Passanise will present a new series of small works produced in the last ten years, while painter Damon Freed will showcase recent paintings titled “The Correspondence of Color.” Los Angeles artist, Ben Brough, is making his way East to present an exhibition of new paintings, joining St. Louis artist Patricia Clark, who will have several new paintings on display.
Bruno David’s Gallery kicks off with an opening reception and Meet the Artists event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 16. The gallery featuring these four artists will continue through April 6, with public viewing hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Viewings can also be made by appointment.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish an exhibition catalog of all four of the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography, according to a written statement.
In his third solo exhibition with the gallery, Passanise, multi-disciplinary artist, presents an exhibition titled “Twenty-Seven Nights” of small works produced in the last ten years, according to a press release.
Passanise works fluidly in a wide range of mediums. The exhibit includes intimate scaled constructions, works on paper and proposals for large scale sculpture. Also included in this recent body of work are two limited edition prints created specifically for this exhibit.
Passanise received his B.F.A. from Webster University, and his M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has been the
recipient of numerous awards and endowments, including the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts (1994); the Pollack Krasner Foundation Award (1989) and the Ford Foundation Award (1981). His
works are in the collections of the Stuttgart Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany; Central Academy of
Art, Beijing, China; Saint Louis Art Museum; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio; and Springfield Art Museum, Missouri.
Passanise is currently a professor and Director of Painting at Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Art.
Freed, in his sixth solo exhibition with the gallery, presents a series of nonobjective abstract paintings titled “The Correspondence of Color.” In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish an exhibition catalog of the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography.
In this series, Freed’s paintings began stylistically through systematic ideation, a press release said. They were mathematically composed by using different proportions of mixing the paint and by way of a ruler to measure out the compositions.
Freed works and lives in Missouri. He received a M.F.A. from Hunter College, New York, and a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, New York. He recently published “Twonism (Thoughts, Essays, and Poems)”-January 2018. He lives and works in Sedalia, Missouri.
For his first solo show with the gallery, Los Angeles-based artist Brough presents an exhibition of recent paintings titled “Femmes fatales.”
In this new body of work Brough explores the face of the femme fatale. Inspired by American film noir and folklore, these mysterious and dangerous femme fatales are often depicted as villains, using their seductive and enchanting nature to bring about the destruction of men.
For her first solo show with the gallery, Clark, a St. Louis-based artist, presents an exhibition of recent paintings titled “A Matter of Circumstances”.
This series of paintings and drawings done from 2015 to 2018 are metaphoric and figurative gestures of freeing oneself from the restrictions and burdens of the constant struggles African American women must face in their daily lives.