AAP X PIT AIRPORT

From September 11 – December 2, 2019, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) and the Allegheny County Airport Authority present recent sculptural work by six AAP members. Featured in the landside terminal cases of the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is the work of Atticus Adams, Angela Beiderman, Ron Copeland, Dennis Doyle, Dan Droz, and Tyler Gaston. The exhibit was curated by AAP exhibition committee members Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer and Sheila Swartz in partnership with AAP staff and the airport.

 

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Mixed Red 

A selection of new mixed media work by Scott Hunter and starring the color red. Work made by responding to the spark that comes from recognition of similarity or sympathy demanding placement above or below.  Scaled up or scaled down, impatient, messy, explained, self-explanatory, self-congratulatory, framed and then finished. Work steeped in the mysteries of random pairings of images found in everyday detritus.  Forging connections that might offer deeper introspection than a contrived plot when looking back upon them as if planned. 

Read or misread.

This exhibition is on view to the public from August 16-December 8, 2019.

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Scott Hunter tried to make his own Muppet once.  It went pretty well.  He hates mayonnaise but apparently eats it all the time.  Recently, he lost a piece of a three-piece suit but wore it anyway.  Once he thought he was a genius, but it turned out he was watching Teen Jeopardy.  He still cries after most episodes of “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”.

He lives with his wife and two kids in Bethel Park.

mutual understanding

Mutual Understanding will showcase the work of Judith Musser and Adrienne Heinrich, curated by Jennifer Panza. On view August 2 - September 30.

Opening reception August 4th, 2:00-5:00PM at Touchstone Center for Crafts.

Curator’s Statement:

"When I first met Judith Musser and Adrienne Heinrich I knew I would be impressed by their talents and experience. However, meeting them and seeing what they have done sheds light on the creative needs and desires we all crave to express. Some may find their outlet in various other forms but here it is expressed in painting, collage, and sculpture. Mutual feelings between the artists can be found even though expression may be very personal.
Their artworks and chosen mediums while unique to them as individuals are relatable in that their own creative evolutions shine forth. One method may seem calculated while the other random. However, I get the sense that each object holds a tangible and metaphorical personal memory or attachment.
When visiting Judith’s studio, she shared with me that her life and experiences have allowed her to evolve both personally and in her art. Feelings and memories are attached in her work titled Duet. The couple reminds Judith of her and her late husband together. Conversely, when I asked Adrienne why she had chosen a particular object to float inside the rubber, she replied “I don’t know, I just like them.” As our conversation continued, memories and attachments to the objects arose, such as the skull given to her by a good friend in the work titled Woman in Pain. Vicky Clark was on point when she wrote about Adrienne in her 2002 Artist of the Year Catalog, “The process of looking at her work replicates her process of making sense of the world.” I agree as I look at the work of Judith Musser as well.
Judith and Adrienne guide us through layers of feeling, memory, and personal attachments, gravitating us further in thought and appreciation with their ingenious way of utilizing both grace and power in their execution.
I remain in awe of their talent and uniqueness. It has been a great honor to get to know them at their studios and through their artwork."


Jennifer Panza

Image: Judith Musser

Image: Judith Musser

 

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BARELY BREATHING

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s new Emerging Curator Program will conclude with the opening of the Emerging Curator Exhibition in July 2019. Vania Evangelique is the 2019 Emerging Curator. Opening July 17th. This exhibition will be on view at our new exhibition space: 100 43rd St. Suite 107, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

The exhibition opens to the public on the evening of Wednesday, July 24, 2019, from 6:30pm–8:30pm at the new Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 
Office and Exhibition Space. Hours for the exhibition are 11:00am–3:00pm, Mondays–Fridays, with additional viewing hours available upon request. 

The exhibition features the work of Ashley Cecil, J Houston, Kristen Letts Kovak, Corrine Jasmin, Natiq Jalil, Stephanie Martin, and Elizabeth Rose.

HOMEOGRAPH

JUNE –JULY, 2019

The Union Hall
2216 Penn Ave, Fl 2nd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 15222

Homeograph, a word that shares the same form but has different meaning. the show reaches towards unifying themes of the reconceptualization, deconstruction, and redefinition of utility and history in the works of Mary Dorfner Hay, Melissa Riggatire, and Crystal Latimer. With the combined forces of the artists, AAP, and the Union Hall; Homeograph reconsiders time, events, and space and allows it to be viewed through divergent angles.

Curated by Andrew Hefner and Shelby Ciarallo.

There will be an artist talk on JULY 23rd, from 6PM until 8PM

La Batalla, una . Crystal Latimer

La Batalla, una. Crystal Latimer

VESSELS IN FIVE DIMENSIONS

JUNE 2–JULY 27, 2019

IRON GATE GALLERY, TOUCHSTONE CENTER FOR CRAFTS

Touchstone Center for Crafts is hosting two Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibitions in the summer of 2019. Both exhibitions will take place at the Iron Gate Gallery, and will are juried and curated by Lindsay Ketterer Gates, Executive Director of Touchstone and Travis Winters, Programs Manager at Touchstone.

Vessels in Five Dimensions is a duo exhibition between Kristen Letts Kovak and Silvija Singh.

Vessels in Five Dimensions explores the fluidity between two-dimensional images and three-dimensional forms. Augmenting the static dimensions of height, width, and depth with time and individual perception, both Kovak and Singh create vessels that subvert function while alluding to meaning.  Both artists intentionally leave gaps in information. Using the fragments to construct new and more complex narratives, they reform instability into strength and surface into transparency.  Kovak’s paintings depict forms whose context has been removed or interrupted. Similarly, Singh’s ceramic forms are carefully pieced together, revealing cavities interrupting their function. The resulting physical and pictorial vessels are not empty bodies but bodies reformed by history, observation, and cognition. 

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 2019 New Member exhibition

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The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh presents an exhibition of work by the recently accepted members of AAP at the Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media. The exhibition opens to the public on the evening of Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The exhibition is open to the public, and admission is free. 

Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media
6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Tuesdays–Saturdays, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sundays 12:00pm–4:00pm
(Closed Mondays)

The 2019 New Members are Karen Antonelli, Allison Blair, Cory Bonnet, Eric Charlton, Kevin Clancy, Thommy Conroy, Matthew Constant, Dennis Doyle, Dan Droz, Tara Fay, Kylie Ford, Adrienne Grafton, Hannah Harley, Megan Herwig, Christopher Hofmann, J Houston, Selena Hurst, Tressa Jones, Alyssa Kail, Ignacio Lopez, Karen Lue, Stephanie Martin, Paul Mullins, Brent Nakamoto, Njaimeh Njie, Joe Perry, Cassandra Pfaff, Justin Pope, Allan Rosenfield, John Sanders, Rachel Saul Rearick, Tyler Stanton, and Sarah Tancred. Artist Annie Weidman, who was juried in at the 106th Annual Exhibition, will also have work featured in the exhibition.

EARTH PT. 2

SETH LEDONNE

“The exhibition is called Earth Part 2 because we deserve to be hopeful and envision new futures. We also have to recognize that there are some dreams that cannot come true- there is no Earth Part 2.”

NOVEMBER 2018 - FEBRUARY, 2019
Tomayko Gallery, Lawrence Hall
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

Artist Talk: Wednesday, January 23rd, 5:30pm–7:00pm at the gallery. RSVP on Facebook

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 Object/Oggetto

December 7–28, 2018
Gallery One Collective Works
4106 Howley Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Opening: Friday, December 7th 6:30pm-9:30pm
Opening and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Artist Talk: Tuesday, December 18th, 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is bringing our fall 2018 exhibition Object/Oggetto to Pittsburgh. Installed in partnership with the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts in Foxburg, PA, juror and curator Graham Shearing will recreate the exhibition at Gallery One Collective Works in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The exhibition examines the interpretation and re-presentation of the object in contemporary art and features the work of AAP members Fabrizio Gerbino, Ben Schonberger, and Imin Yeh.

OFF THE WALL

december 1–December 29, 2018
FrameHouse & Jask Gallery, 100 43rd St., Pittsburgh, PA
Juried and curated by Jill Larson

Opening: Saturday, December 1st, 6:00pm–9:00pm.
Happy Hour: Thursday, December 20th, 5:30pm–8:00pm

Juried and curated by Jill Larson, Off the Wall features the work of 39 artist members. All artwork is priced at $500 and under, with the majority of the work priced under $300. Upon purchase of a work, visitors are invited to take their work ‘off the wall.’

OBJECT/OGGETTO

October 5–November 11, 2018
Red Brick Gallery
17 Main Street, Foxburg, PA
Juried & Curated by Graham Shearing

From October 5–November 11, 2018, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) in partnership with the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts (ARCA) presents Object/Oggetto, an exhibition examining the interpretation and re-presentation of the object in contemporary art. The exhibition features the work of AAP members Fabrizio Gerbino, Ben Schonberger, and Imin Yeh.

M. Thomas, “AAP opens shows in Lawrenceville, Foxburg,” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 3 October 2018.

Images provided by Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts. ©2018 Kathy Soroka.

The end

october 4 - 27, 2018
Framehouse & jask Gallery, pittsburgh, pa

The End is an Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibition featuring artworks that reflects on ideas of when something ends, stops, or ceases to exist. The AAP artists featured in the exhibition are John Belue, Zachary Brown, Kathleen Kase Burk, Seth Clark, Tyler Gaston, Gil Gorski, Seth LeDonne, Adam Linn, Tracey Parker, Aaron Regal, David Stanger, Su Su, Zachariah Szabo, William D. Wade, and Lauren Wilcox. The opening reception is Thursday, October 4th from 7pm to 9:30pm, and the show runs through Saturday, October 27th.

FrameHouse & Jask hours are Tuesdays–Fridays, 11am–7pm and Saturdays 10am–4pm.

Links:

Curator’s Essay: The Big RIP
AAP opens shows in Lawrenceville, Foxburg,” Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3 October 2018.
Associated Artists Show Examines “The End”,’ Nick Eustis, Pittsburgh Current, 9 October 2018.
Sculpture Grad Gaston Included in Pittsburgh Exhibition,” Indiana University of Pennsylvania website, 1 October 2018.

© 2018 Zachariah Szabo

2018 New Member Exhibition

August 4 - 19, 2018
Butler Street Lofts, Pittsburgh, PA
Juried & Curated by Eowyn Mays, National Gallery of Art.

The 2018 New Member Exhibition features the work of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh newest members. The exhibition, presented at the Butler Street Lofts, is curated by Eowyn Mays of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The artists are Jessica Alpern Brown, Erin Bechtold, John Belue, Heather Brand, Robert Buncher, Tana Cadena-Vuignier, Sean Carroll, Dennis Childers, Nicole Czapinski, Fabrizio Gerbino, Gil Gorski, Jon Hall, Henry Hallett, Joshua Hogan, Christine Holtz, Sarah Jacobs, Natiq Jalil, Elzbieta Kazmierczak, Mandy Kendall, Alexandra Lakin, Kristen Letts Kovak, Adam Linn, Katie McMurtry, Maura O'Connor, Susan Palmisano, Tracey Parker, Paul Peng, Joseph Ryznar, Liz Sabol, Lauren Scavo, Miriam Scigliano, Nick Silvis, Henry Simonds, Marc Snyder, Bernard Stote, Brenda Stumpf, Su Su, Karly Takach, Ian Thomas, Mike Weber, Suzanne Werder, Bernie Wilke, Travis Winters, and Terri Wolfe Izzo. 

The exhibition runs August 4th – 19th. It is open to the public, and admission is free. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm, as well as by appointment. Please email or call AAP for an appointment. 

AAP exhibitions are supported in part by AAP members, individual donors, The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Opportunity Fund, Jack Buncher Foundation, Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Buhl Foundation, S Kent Rockwell Foundation, and Irving and Aaronel deRoy Gruber Charitable Foundation.

© 2018 Nick Childers.

by means of play

April 18 - May 20, 2018
Gallery One, 4106 Howley Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

By Means of Play is an exhibition juried and curated by Emma Vescio that explorse celebratory and vibrant art and artmaking as practices of self-care, expressions of joy, and political engagement. The exhibition features both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works that highlight intimate, joyful, and passionate moments. 

I See You

April 2 - May 4, 2018
Tomayko Gallery, Lawrence Hall, Point Park University

I See You, curated by Jen Melvin, features a range of contemporary portraiture from five members of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Unlike traditional portraiture, these works do not aim to portray their subjects realistically. Instead, these works depict their subjects in emotional atmospheres that implore the viewer to explore the stories behind them. Featured artists are Peggi Habets, Annie Heisey, Kenneth Nicholson, Marian Phillips, and Paige Tibbe.