Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Interactive Art Exhibition EXTRACTION at the SPACE


Today's date: September 26, 2011


Guest Curator: Jill Larson

September 23-November 20

Participating Artists:

Ryan Keene, Alexandra Watrous, Matthew Paul Isaacson, Karen Rich Beall, Meghan Olson, Gail Heidel, Delanie Jenkins, Traci Molloy, Chris Craychee, Aimee Manion, Wendy Osher, Ana Kovacic, Tim Kellner, Staycee Pearl, Yuko Oda and Theodore Johnson, Jay Stuckey and Brian Dick, Thommy Conroy and Tommy Bones

PITTSBURGH, PA -- When the SPACE exhibition EXTRACTION commences on Sunday, November 20, it will look dramatically different when from it opens on Friday, September 23. Under the direction of guest curator Jill Larson, visitors to SPACE have a unique opportunity to alter the outcome of an exhibition. EXTRACTION invites gallery visitors to interact directly with, and continually re-shape, the 20,000+-piece exhibition. Visitors are encouraged to not just view the exhibit, but to "extract" pieces of it, and by doing so, the exhibition will be in a constant state of flux, change and loss.

For EXTRACTION, a group of local, national and international artists create 17 works of art; three of the projects are being created by a collaborative team of two artists. Participating artist Delanie Jenkins will be present at SPACE on Thursdays from Noon -3 p.m., September 29 - November 3, to field questions and observe the exhibition’s ongoing, organic transformation.

Guest curator Jill Larson is increasingly active with Downtown Pittsburgh’s thriving art scene. Last year, Larson exhibited the extremely personal large-scale work After the Sky Has Fallen at 709 Penn Gallery. Born in northwest, Pennsylvania. Larson studied art and photography at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, the Atlanta College of Art. Larson completed her studies at Georgia State University, where she earned an MFA. Larson is the founder of Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, where she worked as the Executive Director and Curator from 2003-2010. She currently works as an independent curator.


SPACE is located at 812 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District.

Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m. -6 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SPACE is a Project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and is Free and open to the public

For more information call 412-325-7723 or visit spacepittsburgh.org


Exhibition runs September 23 – November 20

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