LOCALpittsburgh — Gallery Roundup October 2023


Art is not a privilege, it’s a right. It’s a fundamental part of being human.”  Carmen Lomas Garza, artist-illustrator

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Galleries & Exhibits

707 Penn Gallery. Oct. 6-Feb. 4, 2024: Death of a Lunar Cult. New work by painter Zach Brown. 707 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

820 Liberty Gallery. Oct. 13-Feb. 18, 2024: MS User. New video, installation, performance work by Anisha Baid; opening reception Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m. 820 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

937 Liberty Gallery. Nov. 19: Divinity/Femininity. Curated by Dominique Seneca, this is the first U.S. solo exhibition by Zimbabwean contemporary artist Akudzwe Elsie Chiwa, whose multidisciplinary practice explores themes of migrant identity, femininity, Afro-Feminisms; opening reception Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m. 937 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

“Perennially Green” by Michelle Stitzlein (Pittsburgh Botanic Garden)

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Oct. 6-Nov. 17:  Commence. New work by Saige Baxter, Robert Buncher, Nicole Czapinski, Fabrizio Gerbino, Lori Hepner, Andy Julo, Stephanie Martin, Christine Lorenz, Peggy McClure, Catherine Ryan, Devina Goins, Michele Randall, Blaine Steiner, John Tronsor. At Tomayko Foundation. 5173 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. To Nov. 4:  Cutting Holes for Eyes. New work by photographers Nicole Czapinski and Centa Schumacher. At 100 43rd St., Unit 107, Pittsburgh. (412) 212-6650.

Atithi Studios. To Oct. 20: Deep Connection. New painting by Camilo Arias. 1020 N. Canal Street, Sharpsburg. (412) 301-5374.

BoxHeart Gallery. To Oct. 27:  A Journey Through Subconscious Landscapes of the Mind. New work by Mexican-born painter Stephanie Gonzalez. 4523 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 687-8858.

“A Constant Struggle for Reciprocity” by Mary Martin (Concept Art Gallery)

Carlow University Art Gallery. To Mar. 1, 2024: Kingdom of this World, Reimagined. New painting, photography, mixed media by Dudley Alexis, José Bedia, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Scherezade García, Sergio García, José García Cordero, Simryn Gill, Leah Gordon, Roberto Juárez, Maggie Steber commemorating the 1947 novel Kingdom of This World by Haitian author Alejo Carpentier. University Commons, 2nd floor, 3333 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 578-6000.

Carnegie Museum of Art. To Feb. 11, 2024:  Amie Siegel: Panorama. New work by filmmaker, multimedia artist Amie Siegel. To Jan. 7, 2024:  Unsettling Matter, Gaining Ground. 17 artists use photography, painting and sculpture to narrate complex stories of how fossil fuel economies have been produced and upheld; whom they have excluded and left vulnerable; how they have shaped and disrupted cities, communities, ecologies. To May 12, 2024:  Imprinting in Their Time: Japanese Printmakers, 1912–2022. 90 classic prints drawn from the museum’s extensive collection. 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 622-3131.

Concept Art Gallery.  To Nov. 11:  Michael Morrill & William Kofmehl: Thirty. Site-specific installation by sculptors Michael Morrill and William Kofmehl. To Nov. 11: J. Martin Bey and Mary Martin: Lines of Truth: Father to Daughter. New painting and ceramics by J. Martin Bey and Mary Martin. 1031 S. Braddock Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 242-9200.

“Project for Civic Center at Point Park for the Allegheny Conference, 1947” by Skyline Ink Animators + Illustrators (Westmoreland Museum of American Art)

Contemporary Craft. To Oct. 22:  James Simon: A Life of Making. An exhibit exploring the artistic diversity of Uptown sculptor, luthier and painter James Simon, including a simulated violin-making studio, early ceramic works, mosaics and new creations. BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery, 500 Grant St. Pittsburgh. To Oct. 28:  Radical Jewelry Makeover. New work by jewelers Curtis Arima, Kathleen Kennedy, Taylor Zarkades King, Jina Seo. 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 261-7003.

CURIO.  To Oct. 18: Essential Wanderings. New work by painter Samantha Cortese. 113 North Main Street, Zelienople. (724) 473-0223.

“Derby Ghost” by YinzerGhost (Ketchup City Creative)

Dormont Municipal Center. Oct. 1-31: Art on the Walls. New work from Pittsburgh-based artists Giovanna Ferrari, John Hinderliter, Paige Kleinfelder, Jeannie McGuire, Anne M. Trimble, Wavy Wednesday; opening reception Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m. 1444 Hillsdale Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 561-8900.

Double Dog Studios. Oct. 7-28: Dramatis Personae: The Multiple Personalities of Philip Rostek. Paintings and mixed media dating from 1970-2023; opening reception Oct. 7, 5-8 p.m.; artist talk Oct. 26, 7 p.m. 317 Second Ave. Carnegie, PA. (412) 343-5584.

“Encore” by Douglas J. Webster (Sweetwater Center for the Arts)

The Frick Art Museum. Oct. 7-Jan. 28, 2024. The Red Dress. A collaborative embroidery project conceived by British artist Kirstie Macleod as an artistic platform for women around the world, many of whom are vulnerable and live in poverty, to tell their personal stories through embroidery. The dress features contributions by 380 artists from 51 countries and has become a representation of border-defying unity and self-expression. To Feb. 4, 2024: Pittsburgh and the Great Migration: Black Mobility and the Automobile. An exhibit exploring the role of automobile ownership and the early 20th-century migration of Black Americans fleeing racism in the U.S. South. To Mar. 10, 2024:  From Stage to Page: 400 Years of Shakespeare in Print. An exhibit tracing the history of the famed First Folio collection of William Shakespeare plays. 7227 Reynolds St. Pittsburgh (412) 371-0600.

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. Oct. 6-Nov. 3: Tenderness. New work by collagist Glendon Hyde; opening reception, live music by Craig Philip, Oct. 6, 7-10 p.m. 5006 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. (412) 924-0634.

James Gallery. Oct. 12-Dec. 8: Fugue State: Paintings by Catherine Fichtner, solo show by painter Catherine Fichtner; opening reception Oct. 12, 5-8 p.m. 413 S. Main St. Pittsburgh. (412) 922-9800.

“Junky Hell” by Jane Resnick (Spinning Plate Gallery)

KST Alloy Studios. To Dec. 17: Eternal Maternal. New work by painter Fran Flaherty and dancer Meg Foley. 5530 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 363-3000.

Ketchup City Creative. Oct. 6-7: YinzerGhost: Photographic Proof of Life After Death. New work by photographer YinzerGhost. Oct. 13-14:  Colors of Life. New work by painters Nate Pepmeyer and Marlon Ezywider. Oct. 21-28:  Chaotic Structures. New work by Catton, Ochai, Pheto. 612 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 593-4386.

Latrobe Art Center. Oct. 1-14: Annual Silent Auction. 819 Ligonier St. Latrobe. (724) 537-7011.

Lohr Gallery. To Nov. 18:  Kelly Lanzendorfer. New work by photographer Kelly Lanzendorfer. 725 Wood St. Wilkinsburg. (412) 727-7855.

“Paradise Droplet” by Nancy Callan (Pittsburgh Glass Center)

Manos Gallery. Oct. 7-31: Artists Choice Exhibition by Allegheny Valley League of Artists. New work by Linda Roos, Peter Cehily, Patti Giordano, Eileen Kopelman, Lynn Jacques, Joyce Clohecy, Bridget Benton, Andrew Benton, Cindy Downard; opening reception Oct. 7, 12-5 p.m.  320 E. 5th Ave. Tarentum. (484) 529-1597.

Mattress Factory. To Dec. 1, 2024: Andrea Peña. New solo exhibit by sculptor/choreographer Andrea Peña. To Dec. 30:  The Museum Collects Itself by Lenka Clayton & Phillip Andrew Lewis; Do this while I wait by Lydia Rosenberg; As Seen From the Surface by Katie Bullock – at Monterey Annex, 1414 Monterey St. Pittsburgh. To Fall 2023: HalfDream: Another Room. New solo exhibit by Hong Kong and US-based artist Doreen Chan in which users around the world can describe their dreams, add them to a database which matches common dreams of participants and connect to “dreammates”. To May 19, 2024:  As Below, So Above. Artist-in-residence Shohei Katayama explores the space between light and dark, life and death, beauty and danger, nature and man. 516 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh. (412) 231-3169.

Merrick Art Gallery. Oct. 1-15:  Roc Prologo. New work by painter Roc Prologo; opening reception Oct. 1, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 22-Nov. 5: Ed Hancock. New work by painter Ed Hancock; opening reception Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m. 1100 5th Ave. New Brighton. (724) 728-4658.

Miller ICA. To Dec. 10: Impossible Music. Interdisciplinary group exhibition features work by composers, artists, collectives (Terry Adkins, Black Quantum Futurism, Benvenuto Chavajay, Nikita Gale, Sarah Hennies, Tom Johnson, Conlon Nancarrow, Aki Onda, C. Spencer Yeh, Christine Sun Kim, Potlatch Records Listening Station); opening reception Sept. 29, 6-9 p.m. Carnegie Mellon University Purnell Center for the Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 268-3618.

“The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma” by Maggie Steber (Carlow University Art Gallery, University Art Gallery)

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. To Oct. 29: Unearthed: EcoArt in the Landscape. Exhibition of artworks created using found objects, repurposed materials otherwise heading to a landfill, and/or natural materials from the Allegheny Plateau ecoregion features Dino Deluliis, Jan Loney, Duncan MacDiarmid, Mary B. Mason, Sarah Simmons, artist collective La Vispera, Sierra Weir. To Oct. 29:  Perennially Green. New work by sculptor Michelle Stitzlein. 799 Pinkerton Run Road, Pittsburgh. (412) 444-4464.

Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. To Nov. 5:  Ever Evolving: New Work from The Pittsburgh Group. New work by Adrienne Heinrich, Alexis Dillon, Aline Shader, Debra Platt, Ellen Chisdes Neuberg, Jane Ogren, Jo-Anne Bates, Jill Whittaker, Judy Musser, Kathleen Zimbicki, Phiris Kathryn Sickels, Sheila Cuellar- Shaffer, Sue Pollins, Tina Williams Brewer; panel discussion Nov. 5, 2-4 p.m. 1047 Shady Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 361-0873.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. Oct. 6-Dec. 22: This Is Becoming a Pattern. New work by Nancy Callan, Mel Douglas, Joanna Manousis, Corey Pemberton, Nathan Sandberg, Amanda Simmons; opening reception Oct. 6, 6 p.m. 5472 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 365-2145.

“Transcending Travelers” by Tina Williams Brewer (Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media)

Redfishbowl Studios. Oct. 13 (7 p.m.-12 a.m.):  Unsettled: Monstrous Emotions. 25 artists intertwining terrifying, profound emotions with mental health. Oct. 21 (9 p.m.-2 a.m.): RFB Turns 4: Halloween & Anniversary Party. Featuring an eclectic lineup of bands, performance, dark art. 4327 Butler St. #200, Pittsburgh. (724) 681-8965.

Rivers of Steel. To Oct. 26: Gledaj! The Gaze of Maxo Vanka. Retrospective of Croatian-born Pittsburgh muralist Maxo Vanka (1889-1963). Bost Building, 623 E. 8th Ave. Homestead. (412) 464-4020.

Silver Eye Center For Photography. To Oct. 21: In dreams I walk with you. New work by 25 photographers. 4808 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 431-1810.

“Guna’s Heart” by Camilo Arias (Athithi Gallery)

SPACE. To Nov. 19: Jesse T. Best: Analog Holiday. New work by painter Jesse T. Best; opening reception Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m. 812 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 325-7723.

Spinning Plate Gallery. Oct. 2-30: if you’ll dance i’ll dance. New work by painter Jane Resnick. 5821 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh. (412) 592-6418.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. To Oct. 27: In Life… New work by Alecia Dawn Young, Deavron Dailey, Douglas J. Webster, Ernest Bey, Janet Watkins, Marlon Gist, Marce Nixon, Norman Brown. 200 Broad St. Sewickley. (412) 741-4405.

“Discrimination (Black Barbies in the Hair Store Part 3)” by Wavy Wednesday (Dormont Municipal Center)

Thoughtrobbers Gallery. Oct. 6 (5-8 p.m): Big Art Pop-Up. Annual outdoor art market and indoor group art show featuring 30 local artists. Oaklander Hotel, 5130 Bigelow Blvd. Pittsburgh. Oct. 13 (6-10 p.m):  An Autumn Arts Affair. New work by painters A. Gaglia and Hope Keshavarz. 438 South Main St. #100, Pittsburgh (702) 854-0507.

Tomayko Foundation. Oct. 6-Nov. 17:  Commence. New work by Saige Baxter, Robert Buncher, Nicole Czapinski, Fabrizio Gerbino, Lori Hepner, Andy Julo, Stephanie Martin, Christine Lorenz, Peggy McClure, Catherine Ryan, Devina Goins, Michele Randall, Blaine Steiner, John Tronsor. 5173 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. info@tomayko.foundation

University Art Gallery. To Mar. 1, 2024: Kingdom of this World, Reimagined. New painting, photography, mixed media by Dudley Alexis, José Bedia, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Scherezade García, Sergio García, José García Cordero, Simryn Gill, Leah Gordon, Roberto Juárez, Maggie Steber commemorating the 1947 novel Kingdom of This World by Haitian author Alejo Carpentier. Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh. (412) 648-2400.

“Hot Wing” by Glendon Hyde (Irma Freeman Center for Imagination)

Westinghouse Castle. Oct. 6-28. Rust and Renewal. New work by painter Freddie James Bainbridge. 325 Commerce St. Wilmerding. (412) 646-5424.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Oct. 15-Jan. 14, 2024: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Southwestern Pennsylvania. Multimedia exhibit features immersive videos and models of unrealized residential, commercial and civic projects designed by Frank Lloyd Wright from the 1930s through the ’50s. Toshiko Mori & Frank Lloyd Wright: Dialogue in Details. Exhibit features a dialogue between architects Wright and Mori. 221 N. Main St. Greensburg. (724) 837-1500.

Wood Street Galleries. To Feb. 11, 2024: Workflow: Jenson Leonard. New work by filmmaker Jenson Leonard. 601 Wood St. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

ZYNKA Gallery. To Oct. 28: OTHERWORLDLY. New work by painters Evan Boggess and Sarah Jacobs. 904 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 952-7370.

“Hypnos” by Zach Brown (707 Penn Gallery)