Eclectic exhibits on view at Pittsburgh galleries
The exhibition “Repetition, Rhythm, and Pattern” will be on view until June 28 at SPACE. Lindsey Landfried organized this exhibition exploring artists’ uses of repetition, rhythm, and pattern as elements to investigate the possibilities of abstractions.
In its fourth iteration (shown in 2014 at Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA; TSA, Brooklyn, NY; and Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS), the show’s Pittsburgh presentation is its largest to date, including new site-specific works by artists Kim Beck, Alex Paik, and Lilly Zuckerman. It also includes larger installations by artists Corey Escoto, Brian Giniewski, Kate McGraw, and Anna Mikolay; as well as works by Megan Cotts, Crystal Gregory, Lindsey Landfried, Helen O’Leary, and David Prince.
The exhibition features installation and sculpture, highlighting works that use paper as structural material, not only as a picture surface. Pieces in glass, aluminum, and porcelain and also included.
SPACE is located at 812 Liberty Avenue. Gallery Hours: Wed & Thurs: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public.
“Out of Many, One People” – an exhibition exploring the vast cultural heritage of Jamaica by artist Tamara Natalie Madden – will be on view until June 21. The exhibition explores the island’s diverse ethnic background that informs its rich and unified culture.
This cultural hybridization extends beyond Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America.
While Madden says Caribbean people fully celebrate their African heritage, some works in this exhibition seeks to explore “Black” as a singular racial distinction, challenging a monolithic notion that does not account for the many races inherent in the Caribbean bloodline.
The exhibition includes 30 works in acrylic and mixed media. The artworks feature bright, vibrant colors and figures often wearing collaged fabrics.
709 Penn Gallery is located at 709 Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
Gallery Hours: Wed. & Thurs. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public.