Piet in Pitt

If you’ve never been to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, you probably haven’t seen many of the Piet Mondrian paintings on view at the Andy Warhol Museum this summer. A leader in abstract painting of the twentieth century, Mondrian (1872 -1944), was best known for Neo-Plasticism, which he explained as the absolute harmony of straight … read more… “Piet in Pitt”

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Hot metal burns in Pittsburgh

Artists Carley Jean Parrish and Ed Parrish witnessed their Etna home and studio burn to the ground on January 17. They lost all the work they had made for “Hot Metal,” a new exhibition organized by Ed Parrish and planned for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s largest Downtown gallery SPACE. The Tribune-Reveiw art critic Kurt Shaw … read more… “Hot metal burns in Pittsburgh”

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Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is overflowing with non-profit galleries. Due to the availability of generous funding from the Carnegies, Mellons and other industrial barons, these galleries don’t need to sell the art to make a buck. I’m not sure that’s a good thing for the local starving artists, but it explains why Pittsburgh is awash in digital media … read more… “Mysteries of Pittsburgh”

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Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Emerging Artist of the Year: painter Adam Grossi

“Adam Grossi: Dimensions for Vanishing Points,”, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts 2007 Emerging Artist of the Year recipient. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts,. Pittsburgh, PA. Through Nov. 14.Kurt Shaw reports in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: “Most of the works are arranged in groupings that are combined with various imagery, also derived from maps and … read more… “Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Emerging Artist of the Year: painter Adam Grossi”

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Sunday painters

“Season Three: Plein-Air Painters of Western Pennsylvania,” Watercolors Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Through September 22. As the eagerly anticipated fall gallery openings approach, there may be some harried, anti-social painters who would welcome a quiet contemplative painting experience far from the ambitious urban art crowd. If anyone who usually spends their days holed up in a … read more… “Sunday painters”

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Rethinking William Bouguereau

“In the Studios of Paris: William Bouguereau and his American Students,” Frick Art & Historical Center through Oct. 7. Originally curated by the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Sept. 17-Dec. 31, 2006. Also installed at the Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida, Feb. 9-Apr. 29, 2007. Artists include: Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942), Minerva Chapman (1858-1947), Eanger … read more… “Rethinking William Bouguereau”

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Snowblind in Pittsburgh

“Snowblind,” curated by Thad Kellstadt. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, SPACE, Pittsburgh, PA. Through Sept. 15. See images from the show. Kurt Shaw reports in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “For several years now, Kellstadt has been the Pied Piper of Pittsburgh’s 20- and 30-something artists. Having an enviable post with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, he has been behind … read more… “Snowblind in Pittsburgh”

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Personal Jesus: worshiping Warhol and Haring together

Kurt Shaw reports in the Pittsbrugh Tribune-Review: ” There is a kind of poetic logic in the fact that Warhol and Haring created religiously inspired works at the end of their careers. Haring owned one of Warhol’s Last Supper paintings, and Warhol collaborated with Haring on more than one occasion. But the intertwining of the … read more… “Personal Jesus: worshiping Warhol and Haring together”

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