Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Jean McClung at The Center For The Arts

Jean McClung is a local artist who has been documenting the street art scene in Pittsburgh and NY for years. This has culminated in luminous light works installed at The Center For The Arts through August 20. The effect of the room is transporting as she manages to take some of the most raw urban art and create pieces of almost religious beauty.

The show combines shots she has taken in both cities and is both an important documentation of lost worlds like Pittsburgh's legendary graffiti Warehouse and also some pretty profound art. The rather strange revival of street art and it's now current re-entry into and blurring with the fine art world makes this work particularly interesting.

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