Rust Melt: New Abstractions from Pittsburgh opens today at the Fe Arts Gallery in Lawrenceville. The exhibit is curated by Julie Leidner and Elizabeth Mooney and features the works of eight artists with ties to Pittsburgh: N Sean Glover, Jessica Langley, Dana Lok, Clayton Merrell, Meghan Olson, Karen Seapker, James A. Schaffer, and Adam Welch.
Opening reception tonight (Friday, August 12, 2011) at 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Rust Melt: New Abstractions from Pittsburgh is an exhibition of regional artists that explores issues of technology, landscape and time through paint. In the context of a city that has historically prioritized science and technology, and continues to do so within the contemporary art community, the exhibition features paintings and other work that prioritize the human gesture.
As natives or residents of Pittsburgh, the eight artists we have selected for inclusion in this exhibition share a connection to a landscape of abandoned factories, collapsed industry, and hope for reinvention. Each of these artists chooses to defy logic in favor of intuition, making work that defies functionality in favor of chaos. As paintings, these works are non-machines.
Where is the gallery?
Fe Arts Gallery
4102 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
When will the exhibit be displayed?
August 12, 2011 through September 17, 2011