Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Modernformations Gallery Retrospective June 3-August 19, 2011



Show extended until August 19th, 2011

Call for gallery hours 412.362.0274

Don't miss this one! ModernFormations Gallery celebrates 10 years with 73 individual artists, 12 groups, and 2 installations!

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What: ret·ro·spec·tive - A celebration and exhibition opening of the artists that have exhibited at Modernformations Gallery during its 10-year history with artists in attendance.

Who: Over 50 artists from solo, group, and installation shows that have have exhibited during the 10-year history of the gallery.

Where: Modernformations Gallery and Performance Space – 4919 Penn Avenue, Pgh, Pa 15224

(Part of Unblurred - The First Friday art walk on Penn Avenue.)

When: Opening reception: 7 to 10pm, Friday June 3rd 2011. Show runs to July 22, 2010.

Retrospective:

Modernformations is privileged to host an exhibition of works created by artists who have been an integral part of the gallery's 10-year history. Some are Pittsburgh natives. Others moved here for a variety of reasons, from schooling to employment to complete chance, and made it their hometown as well. All share the common connection in this place.

Modernformations was founded to exhibit the up-and-coming artists of Pittsburgh, whether native or adopted, and to encourage and support the notion that Pittsburgh has the potential to nurture the arts as well as any city. The anniversary exhibit will feature documentation from many of the significant events during our 10 years - from poetry readings to concerts, film showings to dance, plays to fundraisers, and many other unique gatherings!

Information about the artists:

57 artists, 12 group exhibitions, 2 installation exhibitions, and 16 other significant contributors will be featured. Some artists include Ben Kehoe, Andy Kehoe, Jairan Sadeghi, Jesse Best, Jeremy Beightol, and Mike Budai. A complete list has been included in the press packet along with the month and year of each exhibit.

Mission Statement:
ModernFormations Gallery and Performance Space was founded in June of 2001, and since then, has been committed to contributing to the growing artistic culture of Pittsburgh, the Penn Avenue arts community, and to the surrounding neighborhoods. ModernFormations Gallery and Performance Space is dedicated to representing the diverse artistic, musical, and dramatic talent of Pittsburgh.

Whether it’s on the intimate stage, live music, or artwork hung in the gallery space, the goal is to create an atmosphere conducive to bringing interaction and discussion about the arts. In order to meet this goal, and that of promoting art in Pittsburgh, ModernFormations exhibits a diverse range of art mediums including modern visual art, performance art, music, plays, films, and literary readings. ModernFormations will continue to give emerging artists, whose talent is greater than their opportunity to exhibit, a chance to show their work in Pittsburgh.

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If you would like more information on this topic, or you would like to schedule an interview with the gallery and/or artists, or you would like to visit the gallery, please contact Jennifer Quinio at 412.362.0274 or modernformations@hotmail.com

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Artists:

  1. Jamie Adams - May 2008, May 2009
  2. Ashley Andrykovitch - Sept 2010
  3. Crystal Armagost – Spring Salon 2008, Sept 2010
  4. Jen Baker -Dec 2004
  5. Jeremy Beightol - Dec 2009
  6. Dave Bernabo - Aug 07, Sept 2009
  7. Jesse Best – Spring Salon 2009, Dec 2009
  8. Kelly Blevins - Spring Salon 2010, Dec 2010
  9. Christian Breitkruetz – Spring Salon 2008, 2009, Sept 2008, Nov 2009, Nov 2010, Nov 2011
  10. Kim Brickley - May 2002
  11. Mike Budai - March 2005
  12. Talman Charters - Oct 2008
  13. Bethany Chiarizio - Sept 2008
  14. Seth Clark - Spring Salon 2010, Dec 2010
  15. Kat Cole – Spring Salon 2008, Dec 2008
  16. Ron Copeland - Spring Salon 2009, Apr 2011
  17. Thad Dachille - Spring Salon 2008, Aug 2009
  18. Brett Davis - May 2008, May 2009
  19. Joe Deferrari - Nov 2006
  20. Mike Egan - July 2007, Oct 2009
  21. Gabe Felice - Spring Salon 2008, Nov 2008, Feb 2010
  22. Elaine Fernandez - Feb 2004
  23. Lesley Gena - May 2002
  24. Meg Graham - Dec 2006
  25. Adam Grossi - Sept 2004
  26. Taya Hanauer - Oct 2006
  27. Lindy Hazel - Mar 2011
  28. Brad Heiple - Feb 2011
  29. Karl Huber - Feb 2008
  30. Robert Isenburg - March 2011
  31. Rob Katkowski - May 2008, May 2009
  32. Ben Kehoe – Spring Salon 2005, Dec 2005, July 2007
  33. Andy Kehoe - Dec 2005
  34. Chad Knapik - Spring Salon 2010, May 2011
  35. Daniel Kuhn - Oct 2010
  36. Jon Laidacker - Aug 2004
  37. Rob Larson - July 2007, Oct 2009
  38. Kristina Lazar - July 2004
  39. Aimee Manion – Spring Salon 2008, Oct 2008
  40. Darren Myers - June 2008
  41. Mike Ninehouser - Sept 2008
  42. Benedict Oddi - June/July 2008, June/July 2009, Oct 2010
  43. Clare Parry - Oct 2004
  44. Joanna Ricou - Mar 2007
  45. Jason Rosemeyer - Sept 2008, Nov 2009, Nov 2010, Sept 2011
  46. Jairan Sadeghi - Dec 2007
  47. Jeff Shreckengost - Dec 2004
  48. Ed Steck - Spring Salon 2008, Feb 2009
  49. Beth Steidle - Mar 06, June/July 2010
  50. Shar Sturm - May 2011
  51. Mike Tamburo - June 2008
  52. Josh Tonies - Sept 2004
  53. Masha Vereschenko - May 2010
  54. Matthew Wasiela - Nov 2007
  55. Katie Watson - Feb 2011
  56. Carolyn Wenning - Spring Salon 2009, Mar 2010
  57. Katherine Young - Aug 2006, Sept 2009

Group Exhibits:

Bigfoot - May 2007

Four Weddings - Sept 2009

IUP Graduate Students - Feb 2005

Mneumonic Devices - Oct 2005

Monster - Jan 2007

MPM Customs - April 2003

NCECA Conference - May 2008

Oakbridge Academy of Art - Sept 2007

Signs of Survival - Aug 2008

TinyArt - Mar 2009

Treez - Oct 2007

Unicorn Mountain - June 2006

Installations:

“People Who Stay, People Who Go” - June 2005: Robin Hewlett, Samantha Ross

“Pleromadromadhatu” - Sept 2006: John Allen Gibel

More Artists...

Tom Been - Nov 2003

Shawn Brackbill - Dec. 2003

Rick Byerly - Spring Salon 2008

Jay Michael Del Greco - May 2004

Lori Felker - July 2005

Eric Fleishauer - July 2005

Stacy Gross - Mar 2007

Dafna Hanauer - Spring Salon 2009

Noel Hefele - Nov 2004

Kevin Hicks - Nov 2005

Elina Malkin - Nov 2005

Matthew Nauman - Oct 2010

Amy Robeson - Aug. 2003

Theresa Sokol - Aug 2001

Sara Stanek - Nov 2004

Eric White - June 2003, July 2008

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