New work by David Bernabo and Emily Walley; Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino; Eli Blasko, Eric Charlton and Ian F. Thomas, Stephen Chalmers, Jonathan Chamberlain, Lizzy DeVita, William McAllister, David Montano, Lenore D. Thomas, and Kara Ruth Snyder
Picture This! a juried photo show on view for one day only - Saturday, January 12, 2013 features examples of work by Ward Home youth who attended a workshop by PF/PCA's Youth Media Program. They were asked to express through photography how they "pictured" their future. It is also a gala fundraiser being held that evening. The exhibit also features 14 photos by nine professional Pittsburgh photographers. All the work in this exhibit will be available for purchase during the event. More Info
Pittsburgh photographers selected by Ellen Fleurov
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
January 12, 2013
In collaboration with Ward Home, PF/PCA announces Picture This! a juried photo show on view for one day only - Saturday, January 12, 2013. It is also a gala fundraiser being held that evening from 6:00 - 9:00pm, at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside.
A mixed media collage/assemblage and video installation, NON-WORK is a series of pieces made from common, non-traditional and found materials. It continues some of the same themes present in Montano’s other work: memory, absence, error and the compromising human impulse to subvert, self-edit or conceal through erasure. Montano has exhibited at Carnegie Museum of Art, The Mattress Factory, and Unsmoke Systems.
Through a series of large-scale abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings, the artist explores the process of traveling from a place of struggle to a place of peace. Using her own experience of vision loss, with personal accounts of Holocaust survivors, Snyder investigates the subtle potentialities of the human spirit in its on-going search for meaning in the face of change or loss. Snyder is an expressionist painter who primarily works in an abstract style. She exhibits her work regionally and was the former Studio Arts Director at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
I've heard my father tell the same jokes for decades, which leaves me to wonder: if there ever was a time they were actually funny. Has the subsequent retelling of this dad-joke material shed any new light on meaning? Are the jokes excusable because they are so firmly embedded in a cultural past? Is the fact that he tells the jokes over and over actually the punchline? This exhibition SLO POKE is about a situation like I've just described. Do the motifs that interest me in the past, that I employ to slow down my present, carry any weight? The eye moves over them in a familiar way - so
The photographic portraits in this series are placed in juxtaposition to images of the landscape they occupy. There are both affluent “snowbirds” and those of very limited means – including methamphetamine addicts, ex-convicts, and others choosing to live off the grid – in the Southwest desert. Former professor of Photography and Digital Media at Central Washington University, Chalmers is currently Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University in Ohio.
This collaborative exhibit consists of a room-sized diorama, closed off except for three access portholes, each leading to a unique experience designed by one of the artists. Each segment of the whole will deal with a particular viewpoint on historical and contemporary constructs. When considered as a whole, the installation suggests the interconnectedness of our individual experiences.
This new video-based installation further explores De Vita’s interest in relationships between structure and content, and perception and consumption. It is an abridged documentation of three women, who shared mitochondrial DNA, singing the same song alone in their homes. De Vita's background is in printmaking, but works in a variety of media. She has worked at various print shops, including Pace Editions, Inc. in New York and Artists Image Resource in Pittsburgh.