Opening Reception: November 17, 4-8pm – UnSmoke Systems Artspace Artists in conversation: January 16, 7pm – Bare Bones Blackbox Theater Closing Party: March 24, Noon-5pm – UnSmoke Systems Artspace
American artists Dee Briggs and Jason Boone are exhibiting all new work in their first exhibition together at UnSmoke Systems ArtSpace in Braddock, PA. Both trained as architects, the pair will install small scale work in UnSmoke's Braddock Avenue gallery and several large scale pieces throughout Braddock.
Eastside Gallery- Diane Keane and Ben Matthews
Opening reception: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2-5 p.m. ••••• Diane Keane Ben Matthews Elaine Morris
Celebrate with us. ••••• Stop by during the opening and meet the artists. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – LIGHT FARE AND BEVERAGES ••••• SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH DECEMBER 18, 2018
The 2 Exhibit
Jesse Best Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit 2. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 16 from 7pm to 9pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Two halves make a whole, but in reference to art what is the whole? The 2 exhibit will explore many interpretations of this question, bisecting art both literally and figuratively.
Co-curated by renowned Pittsburgh artist Mia Tarducci, as well as the gallery’s owner, Jesse Best, 2 features one floor of abstract art and one floor of figurative art. Each woman in the exhibit is asked to display two pieces of artwork, the only stipulation being those artworks are the exact same dimensions. Beyond this requirement, the artists may interpret this concept freely, exploring in their own way what the whole of their work is.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Stephanie Armbruster Dee Briggs April Friges Sarika Goulatia Atiya Jones Crystal Latimer Cara Livorio Chelsea Long Sara O’Connor Rachel Renaudin Nicole Renee Ryan Amanda Scuglia Alison Stinley Mia Tarducci Laurie Trok
Reception with the Artist : Saturday, November 17th from 5 - 8 pm. Free and open to the public.
From November 13th to December 28th, BoxHeart Gallery is proud to present Chris McGinnis: Arroyo on exhibit in our 2nd floor gallery. McGinnis’ artwork is rooted in site-based research exploring notions of human progress and identity through place. This body of artwork specifically investigates his relationship with Arroyo, a lumber town in western Pennsylvania with an extensive hide tanning industry. Organized by Nicole Capozzi and Joshua Hogan, owners of BoxHeart Gallery, Chris McGinnis: Arroyo critiques the pursuit of progress through a variety of lenses from technology and social economics to cultural identity and personal experience.
McGinnis grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania during the waning years of America’s post-war industrial paradigm. Shortly after his birth in 1980 the steel mills closed, and the coal industry consolidated. Small towns in Southwestern Pennsylvania braced for an economic winter from which many communities have yet to emerge. As a child McGinnis developed romantic notions of America’s industrial past that were typified for him, by the ruins of a 19th century tannery located in Arroyo near his family cabin in Elk County Pennsylvania. Now hidden amongst the dense overgrowth, these ruins were the backdrops for his childhood reveries and continue to inform his research. Like an effigy to the impermanence of progress, rectangular mounds of dirt and moss now supplant the solid railroad ties that once transported hides to and from that tannery. McGinnis remembers searching with his siblings for the gnarled iron spikes still embedded in those mounds. Arroyo remains a place intimately connected to the natural world that surrounds it. At once a natural and industrial resource, a place for recreation and escape, and a quite beautiful sanctuary cursed by the allure of American landscape nationalism. It is a place and an idea that has come to mean different things to many different people. Chris McGinnis: Arroyo archives the interaction of memories connected with Arroyo in an effort to influence the composition and character of societal memory.
McGinnis is an artist, curator, and educator working in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, with over ten solo exhibitions and over 40 group exhibitions in recent years. McGinnis has created projects for the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and The Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation. His artwork has been published in the National Studio Visit Magazine, European Art Magazine, Manifest’s International Painting Annual as well as numerous local and university publications including Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette and The Tribune Review. McGinnis has worked for institutions across the country including Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Arizona, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he served as Director of the University’s Kipp Gallery from 2011 - 2016. He is currently Founding Director and Chief Curator for Rivers of Steel Arts a division of the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area and he is co-founder of Alloy Pittsburgh a site-based art project and research laboratory developed for the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark.
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
To think outside the box Scott Hunter entered the square (a three foot square), not a familiar place for him and his abstract works, but it seemed fitting for an exhibition at Barebones Black Box Theater. The works reflect the mission of the theater as they are challenging, entertaining, and thought-provoking.
Hunter's efforts were soon focused on disruption: It was tough to stay square, having known comfort in canvases slightly off. Waiting for years of experience to finally justify an initial gesture across the canvas. Then sacrificing the successful moments that sucked the life out of the rest of the picture. Adding clarity with a star, square, spike or random collaged image. Knowing when to finish.
Variation: Gary Jurysta & Paige Tibbe
You are invited to the opening reception of Variation, an exhibition featuring the work of Gary Jurysta and Paige Tibbe at Christine Frechard Gallery. The opening is Saturday, November 10th from 4pm - 7pm.
No End / No Beginning
new work by Seth LeDonne
November 2, 2018, 6-9 pm
Imagebox 4933 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224
Bewitched: The Art of Brenda Stumpf
October 25 - November 23, 2018
Jodee Harris Gallery
Seton Hill University
201 W Otterman Street, Greensburg
AAP members organize artist visit and talk: Zora J Murff
Zora J Murff Visiting Artist Lecture
Friday 10.19.2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Point Park University | Thayer JVH 201 Wood Street Pittsburgh PA 15222
Zora J Murff is an emerging artist and Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Arkansas. His work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and featured online including Aperture Magazine, The New Yorker, VICE Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, and The New York Times. In 2018, Zora was selected for the 2019 Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program.
This lecture is sponsored by the BFA Photography Program and is free and open to the public. AAP Members Ben Schonberger and April Friges organized the talk and visit.
Joel Kranich and Carol Amidi at Eastside Gallery
Featuring AAP Members Joel Kranich and Carol Amidi
Sunday, October 7th
Sunday, October 7th 2-5 p.m.J
Dialogue and Disruption
AAP Member Patrick Schmidt with Amy Schissel
Union Hall above Bar Marco
October 4, 2018
God's Acre and Other Stories- William D. Wade
William D. “Bill” Wade presents, “God's Acre and Other Stories,” a multi-media projection of photographs and video, that brings together the interests of art, history and health. Wade is best known for his photo-journalistic work with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but has also exhibited his work internationally.
October 18, 2018, beginning with a cemetery tour at 6 p.m. The rest of the program begins at 7 p.m., which will be held in the the chapel of Homewood Cemetery, at 1599 South Dallas Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, in Pt. Breeze.
Wade says, “God's Acre uses my interpretive still photographs to explore mortality. I put a challenge to people’s notions of cemeteries of being only places of death, but also one of beauty, history, life and sanctuary.”
The night starts with a short tour of grave sites related to the arts, led by Homewood Cemetery historian Jennie Benford. In the chapel, art historian and Chatham University professor Dr. Elisabeth Roark will present a brief talk, after which the projection of Wade's work and a reception will follow. The production includes music by Lisa Miles. http://lisamilesviolin.com
There's A Pink Poodle In My Arcadia- Atticus Adams
Pittsburgh Center For the Arts 2018 Artist of the Year Atticus Adams
Friday September 28th - Sunday November 4th
Opening night Friday September 28th from 5:30pm - 9:00 pm
Artist Talk: Annie Weidman
Join member Annie Weidman Sunday, September 23rd at Biddle’s Escape for an artist talk.
GalleriE CHIZ late hours
GalleriE CHIZ, owned by AAP Member Ellen Chisdes Neuberg, will be open late on September 5th, from 5-8pm and offering a 10% discount all day. See paintings by Ellen Chisdes Neuberg and Kim McAninch.
Metamorphosis: on Form & Experience
AAP Member Dafna Rehavia is co-curating Metamorphosis: on Form & Experience, which features work by AAP members: Derek Reese, Kara Snyder, Leah Patgorski, Mary Weidner, Oreen Cohen, Patti Menick, Patricia Scharbo Barefoot, Sarah Jacobs, Sophia Sobers, Suzanne Werder, Terry M Boyd, and Yelena Kukharenko. Opening reception on September 29, 2018 at Percolate : Art Space, Gallery, Creative Laboratory.
Between The Lines
An exhibition of SuSu’s new paintings
September 7 - 23, 2018
5106 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
If we keep this up we're gonna kill each other: New Works by Zach Brown
September 7, 2018
6pm - 9pm
4106 Howley Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Scott Hunter TV- New Paintings
Scott Hunter TV - New Paintings - opens at Panza Gallery on September 7th with a reception 6-9 pm. See the show through September 29th.
115 Sedgwick St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15209
Vignettes- Abstract Show
11th Annual Invitational Abstract Group Show
Louisa Gould Gallery
Featuring AAP Member Jo-Ann Bates
Show Dates: August 30 - September 12
(Artwork shown: Red, Black, Yellow it Don't Matter by Jo - Anne Bates)
Lisa Bergant Koi: Configuring The Collection
A solo exhibition now on view through August 31 at Gallery 201.
201 High Street, Morgantown, West Virginia
Three Foot Square: New Abstract Paintings by Scott Hunter
Three Foot Square New Abstract Paintings by Scott Hunter August 11 - September 7, 2018
Reception: Saturday, August 11, 6:00-8:00pm Artist Talk: Thursday, August 30, 7:00-8:30pm
Scott Hunter’s work is rooted in tradition, drawn from observation and constructed with imagination. It is about the arrangement of images, textures, colors and shapes. He produces two distinct bodies of paintings, working in both a representational and nonrepresentational manner while struggling with the need to merge figuration with a love of abstract expressionism. Both evoke a specific place or memory and resonate with emotional presence. Three Foot Square will offer a selection of new abstract paintings and invites you to consider these works in relation to the traditions of both realism and abstraction.
August 4 – 21, 2018 Butler Street Lofts, Pittsburgh, PA Juried & Curated by Eowyn Mays, National Gallery of Art.
The exhibition features the work of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh's 2018 new members. Curated byEowyn Mays of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the exhibition is held at the Butler Street Lofts in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The 2018 new members 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 Taking Shape opens July 13, 5-9 pm, and Sat, July 14, 10am-1 pm. The exhibition features the work of AAP artist members Patricia Apuzzo, Sarah Jacobs, Maura Koehler Keeney Marian Philips and Eva Trout.
The exhibition Some Funky, Some Plain & Some Far Away at 707 Gallery features the work of AAP Member Kathleen Zimbicki. The exhibition runs from July 6th - August 26th.
Kristen Letts Kovak
Curated by AAP member Kristen Letts Kovak, the exhibitionIdentity Playexplores the role of whimsy in the earnest search for self. The artists in this exhibition use the strategies of childhood to explore the complexities of adulthood. They discover, shift, reveal, and redefine the parameters of identity, addressing the liminal space between innermost worlds and external self. The exhibition is on view at 707 Gallery from June 22nd to August 19th.
Discovery + Premonition
AAP Members Juliet Pusateri and Sonja Sweterlitsch both have exhibitions at Boxheart Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. Pusateri’s show Premonitionreferences portrait painting of the past and hypothetically of the future. Sweterlitsch’s exhibition Discoveryfeatures new realist portraits and a seriesof images of the Blessed Virgin Mary, painted from devotional statues in the Pittsburgh area. The exhibitions run May 29 - June 29, 2018.
AAP Member Constance Merriman has an exhibition at Framehouse & Jask Gallery. The exhibition also features the work of Michel Demetria Tsouris and Maria Mangano.