Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Memento Mori at Wood Street Galleries

Memento Mori
works by Gregory Barsamian
April 26-June 16, 2013
Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street, downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District

Pittsburgh, PA:  Wood Street Galleries, a project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will present Memento Mori by artist Gregory Barsamian, Friday, April 26 through Sunday, June 16, 2013.

5 Stages of  Grief by Artist Gregory Barsamian
In a strobe lit room, Barsamian's sculpture spins rapidly on an armature with imagery based on recordings of his dreams. At once low-tech and approachable, Barsamian's work simultaneously floats between the conscious and unconscious worlds in collaboration between artist and perceiver.    The exhibit will feature the artist’s work that combines mixed medium such as steel, wood and bronze; and steel, acrylic medium, paper, strobe and motor.

Hands by Artist Gregory Barsamian
Gregory Barsamian is a native of Chicago and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin.  He currently resides and works in Brooklyn, New York.  His works have been shown in cities across the U.S. and worldwide and include Commissions and Public Collections.  Barsamian’s sculptures have also been on display in past exhibitions at Wood Street Galleries.  Awards include Platform International Animation Festival Grand Prix (2007), MIT/Leonardo New Horizons Award (2001), and New York State Fellowship for the Arts, Sculpture (1995).  Barsamian’s work has been featured in various publications throughout his career.   For more information about the artist, visit

Memento Mori at Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood Street, opens on Friday, April 26, part of the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.  For more information about the Gallery Crawl, visit:

Runner:  Steel, Wood, Bronze by Artist Gregory Barsamian

Untitiled:  Steel, Acrylic medium, paper, strobe, motor by Artist Gregory Barsamian

Wood Street Galleries hours:  Wed. & Thur. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The gallery is free and open to the public.  For information call, 412-471-5605 or visit:   Support for Wood Street Galleries has been provided by the Howard Heinz Endowment and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Additional support provided by the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

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