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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
March 22 - May 3, 2008
St. Louis, MO

phd
presents:

Ensemble
Ensemble is a group presentation by artists using various medium.

Ceramics, sculpture, painting, and photography.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 7:00 - 11:00 PM

On view are: Joe Chesla, Rebecca Eilering, Leslie Holt, Ken Konchel, David Lancaster,Metra Mitchell, Jeff Palmer, Stan Trampe, David Wallace, Rebecca Trawick, and Lin Xu.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS...

Jeff Palmer: Idealized black and white photography of the male nude. Proceeds from the sale of Palmer's calendars in the last ten years have contributed over a half million dollars to AIDS organizations worldwide. In 2007, phd gallery hosted BODY/ BUILDING which paired Palmer's male nudes with architectural abstracts.

Joe Chesla: Beauty. Craftsmanship. Simplicity. The art work of internationally exhibited St. Louis Community College Meramec Art Professor, Joe Chesla, reveals the hidden beauty of natural order and organic process. His "rust prints" are a collaboration between artist and nature. In 2007, phd gallery hosted CONFLUENCE, a solo exhibit by Joe Chesla.

Leslie Holt: Painting which demonstrates the intersection of art, personal experience, and community. Holt is a Washington University graduate and teaches at Fontbonne University and St. Louis Community College. In May, 2008, Holt's solo exhibit HELLO MASTERPIECE will be featured at phd gallery.

David Lancaster: Oil painting on studded aluminum. Enter the peculiar but highly structured milieu of artist and Washington University graduate David Lancaster whose worldview is governed by the Canon of Planetarianism, a religion that may or may not exist.

Lin Xu: Ceramics which establish an invisible connection between objects and personal experience. Professor of Fine Arts at Canada's Brandon University, Lin Xu uses clay in a sculptural form to express her personal artistic knowledge and experiences. The Mongolian born Xu focuses on small-scale sculpture, exploring the soft qualities of clay.

Metra Mitchell: Painting where space is a playground for form. Mitchell holds an MA from Fontbonne University and expects to complete her MFA in 2008. She was the visiting artist for Lindenwood University, facilitating the on-site drawing workshops at the St. Louis Science Center Bodyworlds 3 exhibit.

Ken Konchel: Award winning black and white architectural photography. Transcending formal building portraiture, Ken Konchel's photography highlights the diverse characteristics of buildings and their relationship to one another. In 2007, phd gallery hosted BODY/ BUILDING which paired Konchel's architectural abstracts with male nudes.

Rebecca Eilering: Playful painting on maps. Eilering received her MFA from Ohio State University and currently teaches at St. Charles Community College. Her work is the result of intuitive exploration of place and directionas it relates to her travels. In 2007, phd gallery hosted LOST & FOUND, a solo exhibit by Rebecca Eilering.

Stan Trampe: Sensual black and white photography of the female nude. Though primarily self taught, Trampe studied under Ken Marcus and Jerry Uelsmann and was eventually tapped by Amherst publications to author Black and White Nude Photography. In June, 2008 he will be paired with Jeff Palmer in PERFECT EXPOSURE, hosted by phd gallery.

Wallace/ Trawick: Collaborative vintage collage. David Wallace and Rebecca Trawick are each consummate painters, illustrators, and designers. Together they were featured in HAND to HAND, A Coast to Coast Collage Project by Two Artists Who Never Met Each Other, hosted by phd gallery in 2007.

phd
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday, Noon to 4:00 PM
2300 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118  Map 
314.664.6644
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