Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pittsburgh Artist Kathryn Carr at WildCard Lawrenceville Pittsburgh PA




WildCard presents Pittsburgh Artist Kathryn Carr’s Root,

A Scherenschnitte Show, from June 11 to July 15, 2010

Pittsburgh, PA

With the success of Chicago Artist Laura Berger’s “Water Test” show, as well as the wildly popular Vintage Weekend, WildCard in Lawrenceville continues its run of summer events with the Friday, June 11 opening of artist Kathryn Carr’s “Root.” The show revolves around images featuring roots and tying into the fairy tale idea of a “root of all evil.” In addition, new art cards and posters will be created specifically for this show.

Carr’s art was recently presented at Gallery Sim’s “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” where it garnered accolades for her exacting work. But unlike “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” where Carr’s work was presented alongside one other artist, “Root” is a solo show of her paper cuts. Rooted in the traditional German style of Scherenschnitte, Carr is working towards creating a contemporary style that combines the delicate paper cuts with the shadows they create.

WildCard owner Rebecca Morris was pleased to discover a world-class paper-cut artist living right in Pittsburgh and was eager to sell Carr’s work, as well as featuring her as an artist in the store’s back gallery.

“Root” has its opening night on Friday, June 11 with a free reception from 6 to 9pm. No RSVP is required. Samples of Kathryn Carr’s work can be seen on her website at gocarrgo.com

WildCard is located at 4209 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.
412.224.2651.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-7, Sunday 12-6, late hours Thursday until 9pm
www.wildcardpgh.com.
info@wildcard.pgh.com

For press inquiries, or high-res photos, please contact Matthew Buchholz at
matthewbuchholz76@gmail.com.
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