About Our Gallery
Our gallery opens for every first Friday gallery crawl along the Penn Avenue Arts District. Each first Friday of the month, called Unblurred, Assemble features an artist, maker, technologist, academic department, or student. The work is in the space from the first Friday to the last Friday of the month.
For more information on upcoming shows and workshops, visit our calendar.
September Unblurred Showcase: The App Expo 3G LTE
The App Expo 3G features sculptural and conceptual works by several local artists, technologists, and app enthusiasts. The work comes from a strategically crafted design challenge related to the development of tangible (non-screen) apps that help kids understand internet safety, responsibility, and the trappings of the digital reality.
Featured artists: John Balash, Nina Barbuto, Russ Cogdell, Darnell Chambers, Naomi Chambers, Andrew O. Ellis, Tereneh Idia, Jennifer Meridian, Juliet Pusateri, Lindsey Scherloum, Jennie Stephens, and Dave Wachter. Curators and contributing artists: Ash Andrews and Ashley Andrykovitch, affectionately called “The Ashleys”
The Ashleys are the co-founders of The App Expo, a 6-year long art project taking form in pop-up performance, group shows, residencies, videos, and general technological goofs. They hope to engage community members throughout the exhibition through meetings of the Digital Reliance Support Group. Don’t be alarmed – the Ashleys will often be performing in their early 1990’s tech enthusiast personas, Jackie Tidmouth and Bill Napford, throughout the duration of this exhibition, and especially during special events.
On September 7th, Bill and Jackie will be on hand to meet and greet every single attendee! Many apps are interactive as well.
Ash Andrews makes art about gender, technology, and humor, and is a co-founder of the App Expo. Ash moonlights as the Executive Director of Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.
Ashley Andrykovitch is a multi-disciplinary visual artist from Pittsburgh who is known for paintings on the topic of space and time, a newspaper article turned radio program with Juliet Pusateri called Art Chat, and as the co-founder of The App Expo. She is also curator of education at Fallingwater.
October Unblurred Showcase: The Divine Woman
The Divine Woman is a feminine unveiling of the emotions of postpartum through paintings in watercolors, dyes, acrylic paint and multimedia by Takara Canty. Takara wants moms who have had children to connect, remember, and reconnect with emotions and memories.
Takara is a classically-trained visual artist from Garfield Heights in Pittsburgh, PA. Her talent grew from watching her mom paint pictures in watercolor and acrylic paint, and quickly evolved to an appreciation of color, textures, and forms. Inspired by prominent artist like Frida Kahlo, she decided to chase her dreams as an artist. With over ten years of teaching experience, Takara is passionate about helping kids express themselves through making art.
She has worked with nationally-known artists like George Gist, Therman Staman and James Simon, and partnered with ARCHO construction to complete and display installations. In addition, Takara has curated adult and kids painting classes, painted murals, installed mosaic pieces on buildings, and worked with local galleries like Boom Concepts.