Friday, December 17, 2010

Scale: November 19 - February 6, 2011, at SPACE, Heidi Tucker


don't miss the exhibit at SPACE in downtown pittsburgh. particularly enjoy seeing heidi tucker's work which is shown above

show info below:

November 19 - February 6, 2011, at SPACE
Opening November 19th 6-9pm.


SPACE gallery, a project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents the visual arts exhibition ''Scale'' with guest Curator Ally Reeves, from November 19, 2010 through February 6, 2011. Ally Reeves, published art critic, Fulbright recipient and MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, is looking to integrate artist's practices with the concerns of the current economic times.

Artists featured in this exhibit are sculptor Derk Wolmuth who's functional shower is built from almost 80 percent salvaged materials, Guffey Hollow a mysterious east coast speakeasy, Bill Daniel a filmmaker, drifter, and transient anthropologist, Gordon Kirkwood whose work makes use of salvaged wood and lasers, Heidi Tucker and Caleb Gamble who sell both prints and tamales, and Teresa Foley who's gleaned Craigslist images and given them a second life as wearable merchandise.

This exhibit also features a project of Mark Dixon, Invisible with a musical performance on Feb.5th.


Scale's artists explore the current and coming years of economic change which are forcing the world to reconsider definitions of lifestyle. What new practices, images, and modes of creativity 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. Artists will showcase their models and visions for work, play, and living in a world where creativity has become an everyday necessity and even a survival technique. Featured artists make use of items that come at a low cost, provide efficiency, or are surprisingly durable as a means to meet both basic necessity and fuel creative passions.

Guest Curator Ally Reeves is a recognized visual artist with over ten years of experience and an active exhibit history. Currently an Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Reeves works with the Coleman Center for the Arts with the One Mile Garden project and was previously the artist in residence at the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Center. Reeves was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to India in 2009-2010.

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


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