Saturday, July 24, 2010

Poisonous: Anna Rebek, 707 Penn Gallery, Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District

Poisonous: Anna Rebek
August 6 - September 12,2010
707 Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District

Artist Anna Rebek invites you to explore the dangerous fury of color and the exotic. In her latest exhibit, Poisonous, Rebek unleashes a collection of bold, expressive work that investigates the natural purpose of the earth’s most colorful creatures.

According to Anna Rebek, all of species depicted in Poisonous have been painstakingly pigmented – everything from the eight-legged stripes, slick stingers, diamond scales and silky, florescent skin. While the primary purpose of camouflage is to ward off predators and entice and confuse prey, Anna Rebek explores intricate, complex patterning to reveal an optical clash and extravagant scenery that celebrates the luxury of color in nature. Poisonous gives viewers a unique perspective of visually stunning phenomena found only in nature.

About Anna Rebek:

Born in 1982 and raised in Pittsburgh, Anna Rebek’s passion for the arts emerged at an early age and evolved throughout her teens. Anna Rebek attended Yale University where she shaped her artistic voice. While at Yale, she was invited by Robert Reed to study painting at the prestigious Pont Aven School of Arts in France. After graduating with a degree in Theater, Rebek relocated to La Jolla, CA, to further her artistic explorations.

Anna Rebek has been represented in the collections at Sirani Gallery, Pittsburgh and Marcia Rosenthal Gallery, Pittsburgh. In La Jolla, her portraiture is on permanent display at the Scripps Research Institute. Anna Rebek extends this dedication to her stage work as a member of an international tour of Terrence McNally’s controversial Corpus Christi cast. She has developed video installations and stop-motion shorts and will be directing her first feature in 2011. She is currently working on pre-production for the film and her second collection of “Dreamscapes.”

For more information on Anna Rebek, visit

Gallery Details:
707 Penn Gallery is a Visual Arts project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Located at 707 Penn Avenue in the Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District, 707 Penn Gallery is free and open to the public

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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