Thursday, November 4, 2010

Scale at SPACE gallery Nov 19- Feb 6 2010-2011





Scale: Aesthetic Turbulence and and the Search for Lifestyle Panacea

November 19 - February 6, 2011, at SPACE

SPACE gallery, a project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents the visual arts exhibition “Scale: Aesthetic Turbulence and the Search for Lifestyle Panacea” with Guest Curator Ally Reeves, from November 19, 2010 through February 6, 2011. Ally Reeves, published art critic and holder of an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, is looking to integrate art and design with the concerns of the current economic times.

Featured artists and designers for this exhibit are sculptor plymath vagrant Derk Wolmuth; Guffy Hollow, a Pittsburgh speakeasy; filmmaker, drifter, and transient anthropologist Bill Daniels; The Library of Radiant Optimism, librarians of optimistic and visionary activities; Dana Bishop-Root, organizer and operator of a handmade ice cart; and Jon Rubin, artist, instructor, navigator of ambiguous social spaces.

The current and coming years of economic change are forcing the world to reconsider its lifestyle. In a society that no longer embraces excess and luxury, consumers now make choices that encourage conservation, economic stimulation, and the free exchange of skills and information. What new practices, images, and lifestyles will emerge as others become expensive, exclusive, or impractical? How will society communicate and share?

“Scale” seeks to envision new ways society can live, work, and create. 8+ artists and designers showcase their models and visions for work, play, and living in a future where consumers are more financially conservative. Featured artists will make use of low cost, efficiency, or durability as they approach the topics of making and living.

In addition to the exhibits, a space is available for visitors to post questions or ideas of their own. This unique opportunity allows the exhibition to grow and change, giving patrons a unique experience each visit. Ally Reeves, guest curator, believes this area properly highlights the creativity and diversity of concerns held by visitors to the gallery.

Guest Curator Ally Reeves is a recognized visual artist with over ten years of experience and an active exhibit history. Currently a Professor of Fine Art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, Reeves was previously the artist in residence at the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Center. As artist in residence, she worked as director and curator of several museum exhibits including a collection at the Children’s Museum. Reeves also studied in Mumbai, India through a Fulbright Scholarship.

SPACE gallery, a project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is located at 812 Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District. Gallery Hours: Wed & Thurs: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Information: www.pgharts.org


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