The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces 2022 Ongoing and Upcoming Visual Arts Exhibits, Artist Talks and Openings

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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust offers year-round visual arts experiences at galleries located throughout the Cultural District featuring work by contemporary artists – with local, regional, national and international affiliations and recognitions.

Upcoming gallery events this winter include artist talks, an opening exhibition, an opening reception, and all are free and open to the public. The Trust’s galleries include Wood Street Galleries, SPACE, 937 Gallery, 707 Gallery and 820 Liberty. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.

Current and upcoming visual arts exhibitions/events, February-May 2022

The border is a weapon

A collective exhibition of five contemporary artists from the United States/Mexico border

937 Gallery
937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
From January 28 to April 10, 2022
Free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 11am-8pm; Sunday: 11am-5pm

Website: www.TrustArts.org
https://trustarts.org/exhibit/22269-2022/the-border-is-a-weapon-slash-la-frontera-es-un-arma

Artist speech:

On Tuesday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. EST, there will be a Virtual Artist Talk with Jose Diaz, Chief Curator of the Andy Warhol Museum, along with artists Maritza Bautista, Angel Calabres, Juan de Dios Mora, Jose Villalobos and the curator Gil Rocha of La frontières is a weapon. The event will take place on Zoom and is open to the public, and will be recorded. Register here via Eventbrite:

Other Border Wall Project presents ‘The Border is a Weapon / La Frontera es un Arma’ curated by Gil Rocha and featuring Maritza Bautista, Angel Calabres, Juan de Dios Mora, Daniela Madrigal and Jose Villalobos

The Border is a Weapon is a special exhibition to illuminate artwork from and about the US-Mexico border region curated by Laredo-based artist and educator Gil Rocha and presented by Other Border Wall Project, an art collective based in Pittsburgh who does creative resistance to Borders. The exhibition features works by Maritza Bautista, Angel Cabrales, Juan de Dios Mora, Daniela Madrigal and Jose Villalobos. The work includes sculptures, installations, photographs, videos and works on paper. A new performance by Jose Villalobos titled “LENGUA” premiered during the opening.

Gil Rocha previously traveled to Pittsburgh in 2019, invited by Other Border Wall and Camilo Ruiz to lead a community mural workshop. The resulting mural, titled “Unrespecting the Border/Irrespetando la frontera” is currently on display inside the University of Pittsburgh’s Hillman Library.

Other Border Wall Project is a team of three artists – Tereneh Idia, Leah Patgorski and Jennifer Myers – who formed in the early months of the Trump administration to create works in opposition to the proposed border wall.

The Frontier Is A Weapon would not be possible without the support of The Opportunity Fund, The McKinney Charitable Trust, The Pittsburgh Foundation’s AW Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund, and individual donors.

OTHER BORDER WALL PROJECT www.otherborderwallproject.com

BRAIN BONE BLOOD

by DS Kinsel
707 Gallery
707 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
From February 16 to May 15, 2022
Free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 11am-8pm; Sunday: 11am-5pm
Website: www.TrustArts.org
https://trustarts.org/exhibit/22394-2022/brain-bone-blood

Opening: Friday, February 18, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., free and open to the public.

BRAIN BONE BLOOD is a solo exhibition by DS Kinsel that features a collection of artifacts exploring abstract anatomy, Jujuism, and merging identities.

BRAIN BONE BLOOD mainly presents a wide range of canvas paintings depicting bold epic forms. Each work presents a unique subject undergoing dissection, forcing an act of sacrifice from these unknown bodies through diptychs, triptychs and quadriptychs. Bold brushstrokes, a text-based pattern, and intense surface texture are Kinsel’s most prominent paintings. BRAIN BONE BLOOD not only acts as a title for this collection, but a sacred hymn repeated through the paintings in the act of spell casting. Transforming these obvious art objects into totems that display easily accessible conjurations of unknown magic. Completely unpublished, this collection of paintings has never been shown to the public.

Additional artifacts featured in the exhibit serve as totems that demonstrate a symphony of personal stories. Reflecting the various ideas, techniques and physical experiences contained within our BRAIN, BONES and BLOOD.

Matthew Schreiber | New job

Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
From September 11, 2021 to March 13, 2022
Free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 11am-8pm; Sunday: 11am-5pm
Website: www.TrustArts.org

https://trustarts.org/exhibit/21629-2021/matthew-schreiber-new-work

Matthew Schreiber produces works of art in a wide variety of media including drawing, performance, sculpture, video and light. Explore two floors and three new installations at Wood Street Galleries, incorporating all of these media related to physics, technology and the exploration of perception. Works include Double Gemini, a major new laser sculpture commission especially for Wood Street Galleries, as well as a video installation, Summoner, and a dark space, Gift Shop.

FRILLS: Glories, Excess and Getting Weird

SPACE
812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
From December 29, 2021 to February 27, 2022
Free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 11am-8pm; Sunday: 11am-5pm

Website: www.TrustArts.org
https://trustarts.org/exhibit/22246-2021/frills-glories-excess-and-getting-weird

FRILLS: Glories, Excess, and Getting Weird is a contemporary art exhibition showcasing works that subvert common notions of extravagance by playing with the boundaries between frills and the simplicity of everyday life. Each artist draws materials from their personal experiences and from their mundane yet intimate home environment. The banality of these objects is transformed through embellishment and decoration, revealing how flourishes are a necessary form of human treatment that allows for greater appreciation and rediscovery of the forms, memories and objects that surround us.

Invisible

The collective of black artists of the colored section
820 Freedom
820 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
From November 19, 2021 to February 13, 2022
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 11am-8pm; Sunday: 11am-5pm
Website: www.TrustArts.org

https://trustarts.org/exhibit/22019-2021/invisible

Artist talk: February 11, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
With The Colored Section artists Tomi Adebayo, Jameelah Platt & Amun Ray and Willy James (WQED). Moderated by Zeal Eva. Free, open to the public. Watch virtually on IG @thecolouredsectionarts

With The Colored Section artists Tomi Adebayo, Jameelah Platt & Amun Ray and Willy James (WQED). Moderated by Zeal Eva. Free, open to the public. Watch virtually on IG @thecolouredsectionarts

InVisible, an art exhibition focusing on mental health from a black perspective, features paintings, sculptures, performances, multimedia installations and poetry by 12 artists. The work highlights the artists’ personal battles with mental health and explores vices, remedies, mental health practices, therapy, medications, coping mechanisms and triggers.

The artists also present works inspired by situations that make black people feel invisible, such as casual racism, microaggressions, narrative shifts, and fake diversity moves.

Learn more about black artist collective The Colored Section at coloredsection.us/invisible.

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