Sunday, April 6, 2008

La Vie Gallery's Ground Control and BE Galleries Fiber Arts Show

Ground Control at La Vie Gallery was well attended and it was clear people were engaged and responding to the show. Tommy Bones' work fit the theme perfectly with many colored moon-like square blocks whereby patrons seemed fixated on trying to determine what materials were used. Jairan Sadeghi's work always commands attention and her work in this show does not disappoint. Thommy Conroy's images on canvas are beautifully done and on the other end of the spectrum Renee Ruth Ickes' "Young Republican" and Gavin Kenyon's work depecting warcraft via iron axes and wooden craft swords via childhood bring the edge. All of the works there are significant so I suggest you make a trip to La Vie Gallery and check it out during their regular hours of Wednesday thru Saturday 12 – 6pm, Sunday 12 – 3pm and by appointment as well. 3609 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA in Lawrenceville 15201, website .
Ground Control runs until May 4, 2008.

I didn't know until I was at La Vie Saturday that the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh has an exhibit at Be Galleries which is just across the street. I had about 10 minutes before they closed to check out the work so I can't do it justice but some work did stand out to me in that brief time including work from Anna Divinsky (and work from another by the last name of Divinski as well), David Watts, Kitty Spangler and Tina Brewer. Since it's a group show there are too many to name so check it out and see for yourself! Fiber Arts: Thread from Body to Soul at Borelli-Edwards Galleries, 3583 Butler Street, Lawrenceville Dates: Friday, April 4 until Saturday, April 26, 2008. Tuesday - Friday 11 - 6 / Saturday 11 - 5 .

Rick Byerly


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