Stop by Firebox Art Studios Holiday Pop Up November 30 - December 2, 2018 on Butler Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The Pop Up is organized by Firebox Art Studios director and AAP member Eva Trout and features many AAP members.
Briggs Boone Braddock
November 17, 2018- March 24, 2019
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