Monday, March 7, 2011

Artist Ayanah Moor Work "Good News" Featured



Veronica Corpuz
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
(412) 471-6082

Ayanah Moor: Good News

707 Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District

March 4-April 3, 2011

Opening reception: March 4, 6-8pm

Pittsburgh, PA: Since 1945, Ebony has been the heralded, mainstream chronicle of the African American community, covering issues, personalities and interests in a self-affirming manner. A featured Ebony article on dating from the 1980s provides the inspiration for artist Ayanah Moor’s recent project, Good News. Through the use of creative wordplay, Moor offers an alternative commentary on site, desire and eligibility.

About Ayanah Moor

Ayanah Moor’s recent print and video works were exhibited at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Forja ArteContemporaneo, SPACE, Wexner Center for the Arts, John Hope Franklin Center-Duke University, IceBox Project Space and Columbia College-Chicago, among others. Her work has been published in Critical Inquiry (University of Chicago Press); Black Women, Gender and Families (University of Illinois Press) and Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism (Indiana University Press). Moor’s work is cited in What is Contemporary Art? (The University of Chicago Press), Home Girls Make Some Noise: A Hip Hop Feminism Anthology (Parker Publishing); and Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip Hop Generation (Cleis Press). She has held artist residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, Vermont Studio Center, Blue Mountain Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Brandywine Workshop and the Auckland Print Studio. Moor earned a BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University

For more information about Ayanah Moor, visit

Gallery Details:

707 Penn Gallery is a Visual Arts project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Located at 707 Penn Avenue in the Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District, 707 Penn Gallery is free and open to the public

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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