October 2019

 

Home Color

Home Color explores the natural, man-made, and cultural color and textures of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The exhibition will feature an installation of a bedroom, connecting a personal “home” to a regional “home”, as well as the relationships between land, culture, individuals, and industry.

 

About the Artist

Rebecca Harrison is a fiber artist from Washington, Pa who uses natural dye, embroidery, sewing, watercolor, and knitting in her practice to create functional artifacts. Upon graduating with a BFA in Fibers in 2014, she moved to Pittsburgh where she has been making things and teaching people how to make things. Her work is inspired by relationships between people and land, particularly the extraction of natural resources in Washington County as well as the cultural changes in Pittsburgh. The themes in her work began as a manifestation of homesickness, experienced through both geographical distance and distance through time. These days, she uses her work as a way to ground herself in the present; locally sourced plant-based dyes are only available during certain times of the year, and staying in tune with a rapidly changing cultural landscape in the Pittsburgh region requires daily observation.

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September 2019

 

New Divination

We are progressing further into a future unknown. Political factions are becoming increasingly polarized, our planet is wilting before our eyes and aspects of our democracy, like the economy and personal freedom, delicately hang by a thread, dangling over a pit of complete corruption. DÏ’s first-ever solo show, New Divination takes the guise of a 21st-century, agnostic spiritualist, utilizing ancient theological methods and ideas in order to facilitate the possibility of a calmer, safer future for the earth, or at least a better realization of how anxiety, confusion, and hope all intersect.

 

About the Artist

DÏ is the moniker of a 19 year old artist, hailing from the small town of Cuddy, Pennsylvania, approximately 30 minutes south of the city of Pittsburgh. DÏ’s work often displays a chaotic, scatterbrained aesthetic, influenced both by his application of history, psychology, theology, and philosophy into his work, and his personal struggles with severe anxiety and OCD. By creating not only fine art, but also music, films, clothing, sculptures, and poetry, DÏ attempts to take conceptual art to a new level of applicability to the viewer: the work does not only have a rich background of historical and analytic interpretations, but also induces a deep, personal relationship with the spectator, independent of all outside references.

August 2019

Reverberations of Love

Reverberations of Love explores the visual representation of sound and aspects related to sound, through digital art and mixed media mediums. Sound comes in many forms, from the words we speak to the sound of musical instruments. The work in this exhibition focuses primarily on capturing the visual representation of positive words and phrases including, but not limited to “I Love You”, “You Are Loved”, “Peace, Love, Light” from various participants of different races, genders and ethnicities.
 

About the Artist

Stefani A. Allegretti is an interdisciplinary, contemporary, award-winning artist living and working in the Pittsburgh Metro Area. Her work has appeared in various regional and national exhibitions including “Art Meets Science: Is it Art or Is it Science? “, “Feast your Eyes: the art of Food”, the “Westmoreland Art Nationals”, “Loving Your Mother: Farming as if the Earth Matters” a photography exhibition presented at the (PASA) Annual Conference for the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture and many more.
 
The majority of her work focuses on the environment, nature or natural elements in the environment. She is also interested in exploring connections, connections between the natural world and the human body, connections in the environment and the human-to-human connection through the use of various technologies. Through this exploration, much of her work takes aspects of nature, science, or society that might typically be unseen by the human eye and brings these aspects into the normal visual plane. By seeing these aspects in a new way and from a different perspective, new connections can be made and an enhanced appreciation or awareness can be achieved. Allegretti uses a variety of mediums including mixed media and a combination of photography, digital imaging, and graphic design. For more information, visit her website at www.stefaniallegrettiart.com 

 

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