Friday, June 6, 2008
Pittsburgh Biennial 2008 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
If you happen to be in Pittsburgh you should check out the Pittsburgh Biennial 2008 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. This show opened on May 3rd and will run until August 24th. It is running concurrently with The Carnegie International. My friend Adam Welch has an installation in the show entitled Reference, Styrofoam, audio component, and audio loop, 26' x 18' x 8', 2007-2008, which recreates an entire library room out of blue Styrofoam. The Styrofoam vibrates causing the books to shake and fall from the shelves. Adam Welch received his MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and is the Pittsburgh Emerging Artist of the Year-2008. While in Pittsburgh (my hometown) I recommend you check out Winifred Lutz's permanent garden installation at The Mattress Factory and also the Three Rivers Arts Festival is coming up, June 6th-22nd, where there will installations in used shipping containers entitled Contained, another friend, Ryan Keene, will be featured in this exhibition. Ryan Keene also received his MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer,