Spring 2004 Exhibitions / Lectures

April 3-June 6, 2004
Free Opening Reception, April 2, 5:30-8:30 pm

Fiberart International 2004
Fiberart International 2004, the 18th juried biennial produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh will feature the work of 48 artists. On display at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft through August 15, 2004, this exhibition will showcase the trends and innovations of all facets of the fiber medium.
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Memory, Conjecture, and Yearning
Paintings and Installations by Mary Weidner

Weidner's work focus on the complex dynamics of our most fundamental social unit, the family. Examining the shared histories, intimacies and layers of emotion which form our understanding of family, a cast of characters is woven throughout layers of pigment that have been painted, glazed, over-painted, and then sanded away to reveal pentimentos of experience.
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Conversation Piece
Cara Tomlinson and Sean Regan

A collaboration in video, sound and drawing between painter Cara Tomlinson and video artist Sean Regan, Conversation Piece investigates the relationship of the emergence of discourse and development of language with emergent patterns in the natural world. Supported in part by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Small Research Projects Grant.
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The Stone Bower
Karl Brake

This exhibition showcases the series of color woodcuts and accompanying silkscreen texts that were created for a limited edition artist’s book. This project weaves together many of Brake's creative interests as a professional scenic artist and designer with the storytelling qualities of the human figure in his semi-abstract, expressionistic paintings.
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media/media project
Video Installation by Bob Bunche
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Media/media project is a personal interpretation of the intersection of broadcast television with social and political issues. In Buncher's video project, consumerism, advertising, the profit margin, media monopolies and a general subjugation to government-speak mix in a visual stew with something rare--the attempt to focus on a single incident.
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Touch
Installation by Amber Coppings
This installation invites visitors to help construct a fiber environment.
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Lectures

April 3, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
2004 Fiberart Forum: A Dialogue with Artists
will open with a keynote presentation by juror Sarah Quinton, Contemporary Curator and Exhibition Manager of the Textile Museum of Canada, and will provide multiple opportunities for dialogue among exhibiting artists and Forum participants. $25 for general admission.
Call to Jane Ogren at 412.653.3162 register.

April 17, 2 p.m.
Artists' Talk with Karl Brake and Bob Buncher

May 1, 1 p.m.
The Ties that Bind
Panel Discussion
Artists Mary Weidner, Tina Brewer, Connie Merriman, and Jill MacKay will present slide talks and discuss the theme of family dynamics in their work.

Docent Tours of Fiberart International 2004 will be available on select Saturday afternoons.

*All taking place at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the big yellow mansion on the hill located at 6300 Fifth Avenue at the corner of Shady and Fifth Avenues in Shadyside. For more information call 412.361.0873 or visit www.pittsburgharts.org.

 
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