Alloy Pittsburgh is a unique visual and performing arts project co-founded by Pittsburgh artists Sean Derry and Chris McGinnis. The project was developed in collaboration with the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and the Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Alloy Pittsburgh offers 15 artists from the greater Pittsburgh region the opportunity to develop temporary site-based artworks for the Carrie Furnace National Historic Landmark.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Join us for a free artist lecture led by Ann T. Rosenthal!
May 29th, 2015. 5:00-7:00pm
Free and Open to the Public
Ann Rosenthal will discuss critical analyses of western culture's disconnect from non-human nature and how environmental art has addressed the nature/culture split historically and in contemporary ecoart.
Ann Rosenthal brings to communities 30 years experience as an artist, educator, and writer. Her art installations address the local manifestation of global concerns, including climate change, food safety, and nuclear waste. Her work has been shown at the Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh; Exit Art and the Hudson River Museum in New York; the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia; and Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren in Germany. For 2014, Ms. Rosenthal and collaborator Steffi Domike exhibited Moving Targets in the eastern U.S. This interdisciplinary art installation linked the artists’ shared cultural heritage and family migrations to the story of the American passenger pigeon for the centenary of the bird’s extinction (1914). Throughout 2014, Ms. Rosenthal led a coalition of environmental and arts institutions in Pittsburgh to promote a series of regional events for this anniversary.
Ms. Rosenthal’s essays and work on eco/community art have been published in several journals and anthologies, most recently in Regenerative Infrastructures (New York: Prestel, 2013); “Atomic Legacy Art” in the Women Environmental Artists Directory Magazine (September 2012) and the online, peer-reviewed Ecopsychology Journal (Winter 2012).
She teaches foundations, art history, and environmental art courses in the region, and has developed several ecoart college-level courses, including an online graduate course, Introduction to Eco/Community Art, for Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Ms. Rosenthal received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. She owns an industrial building in Pittsburgh where she directs LOCUS – a creative commons where art, community and ecology meet.
To learn more about Ann Rosenthal's work visit her website here: http://atrart.net/
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Name: Dan Ivek
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Name: John Tronsor
Hometown: Ephrata, PA
Current Location/ Neighborhood: Pittsburgh/ Lawrenceville
I am an artist who has been interested in ideas concerning representation, processes of cognition and models of ontology. My work finds itself expressed in a variety of media but is typically realized three dimensionally, in video or both. Recently I have been occupied attempting to encapsulate the following three aspects of my practice into coherent wholes: i) the attention and priority of material as directing and providing the foundation for the sense of the work (rather than necessarily functioning as ancillary to the piece, but being integrated into it as base); ii) the construction or staging of a process so that its material production and/or its sense folds back on itself; iii) as an investigation into the relation between interiority and exteriority as expressed at the site of an interstice or membrane.
Untitled (Mirrorpane), 2014
Mirrorpane glass, acrylic, strobe lights, drywall, wood, hardware
144" x 154" x 25"
Monday, May 18, 2015
|Sarika Goulatia, Untitled X, 2014|
Gesso, acrylic, donated shoe boxes
3 panel installation of 106" x 107" x 24"
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
|Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson|
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Name: Rose Clancy
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Current Location/ Neighborhood: Ingram
Influential or Favorite Regional Artist: There are too many regional artists who’s work I respect to list one as a favorite. I am drawn to individual and collaborative efforts that use a variety of mediums and genres, outside-the-box thinking, and the element of community engagement in their work.
Artist Statement:I am an interdisciplinary artist working on site-specific installations, found object sculptures, community engaged projects, and process-based performances that comment on the abuses human beings inflict upon one another and on the the natural environment they live in. My current body of work is focused on the relationship between neglect and nurturing, and explores internal and external transformations that occur within the process of healing and recovery.
As a site-specific installation artist, I am drawn to environments that hold an energy of active transformation – where my first response to the site, is to an awareness of the heartbeat lying beneath the surface of the site’s brokenness and decay. My work is informed by the site’s history, its present condition, and the potential for its transformed future. I am committed to the practice of creative re-use and prefer to use materials of little or no value to others. I am often physically present in my work to give the public audience an opportunity to become involved in the work on a personal level, and to create a sense of connectedness with the community around the site.
|Rose Clancy, GardenLab@516, site specific installation|
22'w x 90'd, 2010-2012
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Hometown: Charleroi, PA
Current Location/ Neighborhood: Charleroi, PA
Influential Regional Artists: My Dad Theo Camut, Chad
As an artist I document the moments in life that have the power of unexpectedly altering the planned future. These moments can be as simple as a kiss or as complex as selecting a career, but share that special ability to change ones life. After taking note of these moments, I recreate them using an artistic language that has been developing with me since a very young age. This artistic language uses the kinetic actions of machines to create metaphors and building techniques learned from childhood toys.
|Patrick Camut, Post-Perpetual Revolution, 2013. |
Metal, Rubber, Motor, Boots, Motion Senor
48" x 16" x 54"
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Current Location/ Neighborhood: Edgewood, PA
Influential Regional Artists: I am influenced by the amazing women artists and curators that surround me in Pittsburgh. Some of them but by no means all of them are Natalie Settles, Ivette Spradlin, Vicky Clark, Delanie Jenkins, Barbara Weissberger, Stephanie Armbruster, Becky Slemmons, Anika Hirt, JoAnna Commandaros, Anna Divinsky, Elise Rugolo, Staycee Pearl, Casey Droege. I could go on and on. Pittsburgh is full of incredible women doing amazing things.
Artist Statement: Perception and personal observation provide the foundation for my most recent “landscape series,” which consists of mixed-media prints and paintings based on recreating the observed landscape through layers of overlapping abstract shapes. Grounded in pastoral midwestern topography, the series has grown to include rural sites of Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tennessee, and West Virginia. As I travel from one location to another I photograph the landscapes that capture my interest. In general I am intrigued by landscapes that have an ambiguous sense of space, scale, distance and depth. Through my sketches, Photoshop experimentation, and color choices, I translate the landscapes into basic shapes and forms creating a ﬂat, geometric interpretation of the original photograph. The ﬂexibility of printmaking fosters this investigation; through multiple plate etchings and screenprinting I can build an image with a dozen or more layers in one piece. I am interested in the tension between the flat colors I choose and the sense of space and perspective created by the abstracted forms.