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.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2015 Participating Artist: Rose Clancy

You may recognize Rose Clancy from seeing GardenLab@516 on the North Side (2010 - 2012). If you are unfamiliar, take some time now to learn about Rose's site specific works!

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

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