Friday, July 29, 2011

Visual Arts Show "Memory Shredder" at 707 Penn Gallery


Veronica Corpuz
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Felipe Garcia-Huidobro: “Memory Shredder”

707 Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District

July 15 - September 11, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA: You have to be a little destructive to get really creative. Destruction, and the subsequent transformation of materials, is at the heart of Felipe Garcia-Huidobro’s new show “Memory Shredder” at The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 707 Penn Gallery located at 707 Penn Avenue in the Cultural District. Tearing apart layers of collective consciousness -- ad posters, film strips, maps -- Felipe Garcia-Huidobro is reconstructing a personal geography through collage, sculpture, and video.

Felipe Garcia-Huidobro was born in Santiago de Chile in 1975. He received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Universidad Finis Terrae, and his Master of Arts degree from Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya. He lives and works between Santiago, Chile and Pittsburgh, PA.

With interdisciplinary approaches to the creation of works, Felipe has experimented with different traditional techniques, such as drawing, photography, music, collage, painting and carpentry, and is now integrating digital technologies, such as video and audio recording and postproduction.

“Memory Shredder” opens on Friday, July 15, 2011, with an artist reception as part of the Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl from 5:30-9 p.m. The show concludes on Sunday, September 11, 2011.

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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