Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Pittsburgh Art Gallery Luke and Eloy in Lawrenceville

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New Pittsburgh art gallery added to the http://www.pghgalleries.com/ website:

Luke and Eloy Gallery 5169 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201 412.784.1919 http://www.lukeandeloy.ning.com/ Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 11 - 3, Sat 11 - 5. Opened August 2008.

Gallery Services

* Artist Representation* Art Consulting* Custom Jewelry Services* Metalsmithing Workshops (one-on-one and small groups) for all levels* Fine Craft Workshops by visiting artists (one-on-one and small groups)

Artemis Herber: "Lost Spaces" - Paintings and Cardboard Sculpture
Opening: September 27, 2008 11-5

Exhibition runs through November 1, 2008

Artemis Herber was born in Germany where she studied fine arts and art education at the University of Paderborn (1983-1993.) She resides in Baltimore, Md.

Exhibitions include "Room Installation" at the Munich Airport (1991), purchased by the State of Bavaria; Associazone Culturale Piazza, San Placido, Italy (1995); and Female Artist Archive, Paderborn, Germany (2002), e.gordon gallery, Cleveland (2006), INGENUITY FESTIVAL, Cleveland (2007). She recently exhibited at the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY and currently works on a site specific installation for the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Jose (CA) scheduled for exhibition in November 2008."

Artemis Herber's paintings of abandoned, empty landscapes are snapshots of a magical moment in time, when a certain, diffuse lighting seems to permeate the scenes, leaving what has just happened in the area up to the viewer's imagination. The inner city landscapes Herber paints are usually devoid of people and appear somewhat melancholic. The spaces are nevertheless presented as quiet, peaceful and intensely beautiful locations that invite the viewer's reflection and elicit a sense of wondrous anticipation of what is yet to come."(Brigitte Martin, Luke & Eloy Gallery, 2008)"

One may think Artemis Herber's works are created with steel or wood, but closer inspection reveals that they are actually made of cardboard. Herber is drawn to this unpretentious, everyday material because of its sturdy, yet imperfect, vulnerable nature, and she is fascinated by its ability to incite mystery and excitement in the form of a box. Often after the contents of a box are revealed, the box is collapsed, discarded, and forgotten. By mastering the art of "scoring," Herber has cleverly devised a way to manipulate her corrugated muse to fold, bend, or sway in any direction she desires. Through this process, cardboard is transformed and takes on a delicate body language. When coupled with her sumptuous color palette, this unique exploration of an unlikely material creates poignant, minimal works that melt painting with sculpture."(HOLLY E. HUGHES, Associate Curator, Albright Knox Gallery (Buffalo NY from the exhibition catalogue: Beyond/In Western New York, 2007)

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