Monday, September 7, 2009

Fast Fwd Gallery: Pittsburgh has a great new gallery

Pittsburgh is lucky to have a new gallery in town by the name of Fast Fwd Gallery on 3700 Penn Ave in Bloomfield/Lawrenceville. The building is the former gallery of artist James Church then later painter Mark Gualtieri and more recently artist Thommy Conroy. The owners, Craig Freeman Smith and Joseph Materkowski, opened up last month to an opening crowd of more than 300 people! I missed that opening but checked out this past Friday's opening for Lots of Pulp, Works on Paper. The artists are from both Pittsburgh and NYC and it's an awesome exhibit. I met and spoke with co-owner Craig Smith and he said you can call/email to make an appt to check out the work if you miss Unblurred, first fridays of the month. Their phone number is 724.833.4537 and email addy is FastFwdArt(AT)

Check them out on facebook as well.

Rick Byerly