Friday, July 29, 2011

The Lost Pittsburgh School Opens August 6th at UnSmoke Systems Artspace

The Lost Pittsburgh School Opens August 6th at UnSmoke Systems Artspace



Jeb Feldman or Molly Hanse

UnSmoke Systems Artspace

1137 Braddock Avenue

Braddock, PA 15104

415.518.9921 /612.940.9747

The Lost Pittsburgh School Opens August 6th at UnSmoke Systems Artspace

Braddock, PA (July 15, 2011). The Lost Pittsburgh School, the first
comprehensive study of the earthworks and conceptual outdoor art
movement in 1970's Pittsburgh, opens Saturday, August 6th from 7pm –
10pm at Braddock's UnSmoke Systems Artspace. Admission is free.

Performances and lectures related to the works of The Lost Pittsburgh
School will be held in the gallery each Saturday in August at 7pm:

Saturday, August 6th
Stewart O’Nan, novelist
James Weiss, performance artist and art historian

Saturday, August 13th
Charlie Humphrey, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Center for the
Arts and Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh City Council Member
Doug Shields, Pittsburgh City Council Member

Saturday, August 20th
Charlee Brodsky, documentary photographer and professor at Carnegie
Mellon University
Jim Daniels, poet and professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Saturday, August 27th
Alexi Morrissey, artist
Half-time String Band, live music from Morgantown, WV

In addition to each free Saturday event, the exhibition will be
available to view on weekdays by appointment only.

"The essence of cultural colonialism is this: you demand your work
measure up to standards that cannot be shared or debated where you
live." – Robert Hughes

The Lost Pgh School fought this sad fact with everything they had.

For more information about The Lost Pittsburgh School please visit

UnSmoke Systems Artspace, a project of Braddock Redux, is a former
Catholic school building that has been repurposed into a gallery/
events venue and artist studio spaces. Inspired by the industrial
character and the historical importance of Braddock, UnSmoke Systems
seeks to further open the community to those with unconventional and
forward-thinking notions about the reuse of urban space and to help
reinvigorate this once-bustling town. For more information, visit
or email


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