briggs boone braddock - artists in conversation
Join artists Dee Briggs and Jason Boone in conversation with Madeline Gent, Director of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. The conversation will focus on their first exhibition together, Briggs Boone Braddock, on view at UnSmoke Systems ArtSpace in Braddock, PA. Both trained as architects, the pair have installed small-scale work in UnSmoke's Braddock Avenue gallery and several large scale pieces throughout Braddock. Gallery will be open 6-9pm
When: Wednesday January 16th at 7:00pm.
Where: Barebones Blackbox Theatre, 1211 Braddock Ave, Braddock, Pennsylvania 15104
Small bites provided by Superior Motors
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jason Nelson Boone was born in 1979 in King City, Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University in 2003 and came to Pittsburgh to practice architecture with Bohiln Cywinski Jackson Architects. No longer practicing architecture, Boone currently lives in the Regent Square neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh and owns Urban Tree, a company well know for making exquisitely crafted furniture from felled urban trees. As a sculptor, Boone has exhibited regionally.
Dee Briggs was born in 1968 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. She received a Masters of Architecture degree from Yale University in 2002 with undergraduate studies in architecture at the City College of New York. Briggs currently lives and works in Wilkinsburg, exhibits nationally and has taught in the schools of art and architecture at Carnegie Mellon University
ABOUT MADELINE GENT
A native of Franklin, PA, Gent started at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh in December 2017. She came to Pittsburgh from Washington, D.C. where she previously held positions at the Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler, University of Maryland Art Gallery, Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, and Johns Hopkins University. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. coursework in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, where she specialized in 20th-century Chinese Art.