A few things happening this weekend:
Paintings by Damodar Lal Gurjar, opens at BE Gallery tomorrow 1-4 (see above).
Tonight, Opening at Fe Gallery:
Rust Melt: New Pittsburgh AbstractionsTwo painters from different parts of the country found themselves living in Pittsburgh and had a conversation about the state of abstract painting in the Rust Belt. They observed the history of the region's rise and fall of industry embedded within the complexities of the landscape. They wondered whether those features were in turn reflected in the abstract language of the city's painters. The result of this exploration is Rust Melt: New Pittsburgh Abstractions, an exhibition co-curated by Julie Leidner & Elizabeth Mooney.
From the Curator's Statement: "...An exhibition of local artists that explores issues of technology, landscape and time through paint. In the context of a city that has historically prioritized science and technology and continues to do so within the contemporary art community, the exhibition features paintings and other work that prioritize human gesture. As natives or residents of Pittsburgh, the 8 selected artists have common roots in a landscape of abandoned factories, collapsed industry and hope for reinvention. Each of these artists chooses to defy logic in favor of intuition, making work that defies functionality in favor of chaos. As paintings, these works are non-machines..."
The 8 featured artists:
N Sean Glover
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
7:00 - 9:00PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SHOW RUNS AUGUST 12-SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
Tomorrow: "The Lost Pittsburgh School" Continues
THANK YOU to all who attended the Opening and the first of our Lost Pittsburgh School events last Saturday! This collection of artists is special. If you missed it, it's not too late... events are ongoing with a great panel this weekend:
Saturday, August 13th, 2011 7pm – 10pm
Charlie Humphrey, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh City Council Member
Doug Shields, Pittsburgh City Council Member
@ UnSmoke Systems Artspace (1137 Braddock Ave, Braddock, PA)
FREE to all
21+ to drink