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.
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.
November Unblurred Showcase: Less Guts Than Most
The work in “Less Guts Than Most” is an exploration of the anxiety and body horror that comes with a chronic illness diagnosis. Using soft sculpture and printmaking, Lauren Bailey manipulates scientific illustration into nauseating patterns and intimate illustrations of her perception of the inner body’s workings. “Less Guts Than Most” investigates the body as temporary and the will behind survival.
Join Assemble on Friday, November 2 from 6-10pm to meet the artist, learn to crochet a piece of the show, and decorate intestine cookies for your guts!
About the Artist: Lauren Bailey is an artist and educator originally from Athens, Georgia. She has a BFA in studio art from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. She has taught at Artists Image Resource, Mattress Factory, and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Her work explores portraiture and figures through digital manipulations, relief and screenprinting.