Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery

2000 South 39th Street

Saint Louis, Missouri 63110


Open by appointment

dan johnson: mini-monumentals

Mixed media sculptures – September 23 to November 10, 2017

Jestful and boastful, these works of concrete, clay and steel imbue a sense of "Big" though they may not be huge; their monumentality springing both from our imagination and their suggestion of size. Charged with their own grandeur, they inhabit space in the same way as a much larger work. They are of a scale that will fit comfortably in your home or garden without taking over as would a true monumental piece.

A sense of humor and simple design are guiding principles with many of these sophisticated mini-menhir-like pieces. Enjoying a piece of sculpture can come from the idea of a little jab in the ribs as much as the formal elements of form, texture and color.

Broken Man, 2017, wood fired stoneware, 32" x 16" x 9"

C-Class, 2017, wood-fired stoneware with porcelain inclusions, 15" x 15" x 6"

Landscape 1, 2017, natural granite and colored concrete, 18" x 52" x 12"

Twin Towers, 2017,wood-fired stoneware with porcelain inclusions, 36" x 16" x 9"

Three Muses, 2017, earth cast colored concrete, 77" x 60" x 56"

Mini Monumental 1, 2017, wood-fired stoneware with local clay inclusions and colored concrete, 55" x 24" x 12"

Large Handled Vessel with lid, 2017, wood fired stoneware, 39" x 11" x 10"

Ritual Site, 2017, Steel, 26" x 24" x 9 1/2"

Special event for closing night of Mini-Monumentals beginning at 6 pm.

Confession: Friday, November 10, film screening at 7 & 8 pm

Confession, film by Dan Johnson showing at the Cathy Gregory Studio GalleryDirected and shot by Dan Johnson, Confession is an art film that reveals a father’s long-held secret about his relationship with his son. Shot during a canoe trip down the Mississippi River, Confession examines the landscape of the river and the father's mindset.