Thursday, July 1, 2010

David Grim's Book of Life Art Exhibit, Panza Gallery July 2010

David Grim Opens Book of Life at Panza Gallery

Pittsburgh, PA: Saturday, July 10th marks the opening reception (6-9PM) for David Grim’s Book of Life at the Panza Gallery (115 Sedgwick Street) in Millvale, PA. This project, containing over 400 ink drawings on phonebook pages, documents over three years of work for the artist. Showing alongside Grim’s installation, virtual personality Merge Divide presents a series of photographs culled from his blog Crown of Appalachia. The exhibit runs July 3 – July 31, 2010

Important dates:

Saturday, July 3- Preview Invitational (6-9PM)

Saturday, July 10- Opening Reception (6-9PM)

Saturday July 17- Artist Talk (1-3PM)

Saturday July 31- Closing Party (6-9PM)

Artist Statements:

David Grim-

Inspired by a childhood escape from religious conversion, The Book of Life presents the opportunity for me to reclaim the act of creation from an externalized “other”. Based on the concept of a holy tome containing the names of all those saved from eternal damnation, this project seeks to render humanity in its purest of form- defenseless and open. The intention of the displayed product is to raise questions regarding authority, transience, privacy, and the relationship between the artist and his subject.

Merge Divide-

Convinced that Pittsburgh is the figurative “Crown” of a vast tract of America marked by the Appalachians, I decided to commemorate my travels throughout the region with an online presence, including words and images. This marks my initial foray into the sense of a partially imaginary place that may indeed exist. I mean to convey the weird netherworld quality of this area in sociological and alchemical terms.

For more information on David Grim and these events,

please call Mark Panza at 412-821-0959 or

PANZAgallery. 115 Sedgwick Street. Millvale Pa 15209. 412.821.0959 panzagallery@ Wed.Thurs.Fri.10-5 Sat10-3.

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