Monday, September 25, 2006

Kate Temple / Pittsburgh Alumni Opening

Here are some shots from the Opening of my Pittsburgh Alumni Show on The 14th. Sorry for not posting this sooner. I will be improving on this post as I can. Let's just say the show looks good and the opening went great. It's also been fun to watch in the gallery as people see the work of people they know and to see who knew who and stuff.

Update. Here is a link to Kurt Shaw's Review of the show. As we all know, Kurt writes for the "right wing" paper in town, that i often strongly disagree with ( an understatement ) and often not. But Kurt is in truth one of the most reliable reviewers in Pittsburgh. I mean he bothers to show up and look at alot of stuff and that alone makes him OK.

The review is well done and actually has some nice pictures, if you see it in person. However, he had to review the show before Kate had installed her Solo, and had to sort of wing the review from looking at images and seeing some of the Kate's on hand. This is work to see in person.

I had a nice crowd at the opening but sold very little work, with my "big sale" coming in my satelite space with a whole buch of David Gonzales's flying out the door. Well they are still there, but let's say a lot of them are now hitched and spoken for.


Marc Snyder said...

Congratulations on a good crowd and a fine opening!

There was a tiny drawing/collage that really struck me - two figures cut from one sheet of paper that was placed on another, slightly different colored/textured (lined?) page, with a couch drawn on the second sheet, upon which one of the negative figures was sitting. . . It was quite nice.

There was a lot of great stuff, but that was the piece I "took away" from the show.

Susan Constanse said...

Jason Szalla - Experimental Drawings

John Morris said...

Yes, Jason lives in NY, but is from Pittsburgh and went to Pitt.
His work is pretty hard to pin down or quantify. These are pages from his "sketch book" of ideas. Many are the raw beginigs of painting ideas. His large works evoke the same kind of disconnected strangeness-- Juxpositions of pop culture, art history and kitch. A lot of them are awsome.

Szalla knows Paul Brainard's work and they share a kind certain post modern thing-- atraction to consumerism vs, hatred of it vs, guilt over it vs, search for truth vs, knowing it aint to be found.