Upcoming Events

Make It! With Seth Clark

Friday, Feb. 9 from 7:30-10pm // Register here! (This event is 21+)

Join Assemble for a night of making with guest expert Seth Clark. Make your own architecture-inspired collage using a layering technique and various mixed media. Tickets include food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and all materials. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Assemble’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programs.

About the Artist:

Seth Clark grew up in Seekonk, Massachusetts and studied close to home in Providence at the Rhode Island School of Design. He earned his BFA in Graphic Design, focusing primarily on print design and alternative typography. During this time, he discovered collage. This method of hands-on, spatial development took a major role in his digital work as well as his physical works on wood and paper. His drawings and paintings have shown nationally including exhibitions in the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Chautauqua Institution, Recent honors include Best in Show at the Three Rivers Arts Festival and publication in New American Paintings. Clark is a 2012 Flight School Fellow and was named Pittsburgh’s 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. He is the recipient of three Design Excellence Awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Pittsburgh.

Artist Statement:

“My work focuses on deteriorating architecture. These structures, designed to be huge forces of permanence, are continually being challenged, destroyed and forgotten. I see an inherent honesty in the face of my subject. Among all of the clutter—the shards of wood and layers of rubble—there remains a gentle resolve. As I work, I study these structures incessantly. The buildings, often on the brink of ruin, have something very energized and present trying to escape from their fragmented reality.

These images are created through an ambitious layering process. I collage with found paper to reflect the fragmented and complex tactility of decay. Once a dimensional foundation is achieved, various mixed media are used to bring definition and depth to these raw materials. The processes of collage and drawing alternate between themselves lending to a seamless blend of the two mediums.”

 

Unblurred

Join us for Unblurred, Penn Avenue’s First Friday Gallery Crawl! Each month, Assemble features a local artist, maker, or technologist in our space at 4824 Penn Ave.

We have beer, snacks, and a free DIY activity! This event is for all ages. Must be 21+ to drink.

Visit our Gallery Showcase page for details about our featured artists.