Sunday, January 13, 2008

Gestures: Illustrations of Catastrophe and Remote Times at Mattress Factory Pittsburgh

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Gestures: Illustrations of Catastrophe and Remote Times
January 18, 2008 - May 11, 2008

Heather Pesanti, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art, will guest-curate the exhibit titled Illustrations of Catastrophe and Remote Times.

“The title and theme of the exhibition, Illustrations of Catastrophe and Remote Times, refers to a page from a larger collaborative essay, ‘The Domain of the Great Bear,’ written by the artists Robert Smithson and (Pittsburgh-native) Mel Bochner in 1966, describing an apocalyptic landscape in poetic and dramatic prose,” explains Pesanti. “The artists in this exhibition were asked to read and respond to this essay through site-specific installations, to whatever degree and in whatever manner they choose.”

“The participants in this show represent a wide spectrum of creative fields, techniques, media, ages, and perspectives, ranging from visual and performing artists to an experimental band and a robotics professor. Many are individuals with whom I’ve made studio visits or encountered in galleries or universities throughout the city,” says Pesanti. “They are all unbelievably talented and creative, and I am looking forward to seeing the final product of their individual and collective efforts.” -Heather Pesanti

Exhibiting artists include:

Mathew Barton and Jacob Ciocci
Black Moth Super Rainbow
John Carson
Rebecca Einhorn
Michael Ferucci,
Fabrizio Gerbino
Jennifer Howison
Renee Ickes
Ben Kinsley and Robin Hewlett
Christiane D. Leach
Jenny Lee
Lauri Mancuso
Danny Montano
David Montano
Jairan Sadeghi
David Wettergreen
Brett Yasko.

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