LOCALpittsburgh — Gallery Roundup September 2022


SEPTEMBER … still time to see Art Outdoors … (and indoors, as well).

* Fri. Sept. 2, 6-10 p.m. Along Penn Avenue in Bloomfield/Garfield, Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn offers a monthly art and entertainment stroll spotlighting an eclectic blend of galleries and art retailers including Pittsburgh Glass Center, Silver Eye Photography, BFG Café, Arts & Crafts: Bottanica & Occult Shop, Songbird Artistry, Imagebox, Vault Art Studio, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Center for PostNatural History, Irma Freeman Center for Imagination and more.

* Fri-Sun. Sept. 9-11. Mellon Park (1047 Shady Ave. in Shadyside) is the site for the annual Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh’s A Fair in the Park featuring 87 artists representing fiber, ceramics, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, wood, glass and traditional 2D. Full artist listing is here.

* Fri. Sept. 23, 5:30-10 p.m. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust sponsors the Fall Downtown Gallery Crawl with Pittsburgh Paints Pop-Up, local photo exhibits, live music at The Backyard, silent disco (10 p.m.-midnight).

IN ADDITION to the 58th Carnegie International opening Sept. 24 at CMOA in Oakland (see below), the similarly global-themed Carnegie Goes International runs Sept. 17-Oct. 1 at Double Dog Studios, 317 Second Ave. in Carnegie, PA. Curated by P.J. McArdle, Carnegie Goes International features 75 paintings, sculptures, drawings and projections from 19 artists representing 8 countries.

(l-r) Works by Helen Bryant, Ben Edge, Marina Mozhayeva in “Carnegie Goes International” at Double Dog Studios

Galleries & Exhibits

707 Gallery. To Nov. 20: USE WHAT YOU GOT. Multimedia artist atiya jones offers a solo exhibition from her Self Avoidance Series. 707 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

820 Liberty Avenue. To Sept. 12: Traveling Show. Multimedia artist Renee Piechocki recounts recent international travels. 820 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Ali Baba Restaurant. To Sept. 30: 14 new paintings by Turkish artist Bengü Çetinkale. 404 S. Craig St. Pittsburgh. (412) 682-2829.

Andy Warhol Museum. Sept. 24-Feb. 20, 2023: Andy Warhol’s Social Network: Interview, Television and Portraits examines intersections between Warhol’s longest running project, Interview magazine; his ventures in television with his original series Fashion, Warhol TV, and Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes; his portrait commissions of the 1970s and ’80s. Special Events: Body Music: A Celebration of 80s NY Club Culture (Sept. 24, 8-10 p.m) and Warhol, Club Culture, and the Black Celebrity Image (Sept. 25, 2-3:30 p.m.) 117 Sandusky St. Pittsburgh. (412) 237-8300.

“Watermelon, Broccoli and Wilbur” by Lee Kennedy (VaultArt Studio)

Assemble. Sept. 2 (6-10 p.m.): Tea Haze. Art and poetry by Tea Haze. 4824 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 661-6111.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. To Sept. 10-Nov. 5: Plain Silk, Uncarved Wood, an exhibit of Pittsburgh Asian American artists — Anny Chen, Eriko Hattori, Sarah Kim, Julie Lee, Karen Lue, Paul Peng, Imin Yeh; opening reception Sept. 10, 4-7 p.m. 100 43rd St. Pittsburgh (412) 361-1370. To Oct. 1: Running Out of Time. Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer and Sharon Massey at Touchstone Center for Crafts, 1049 Wharton Furnace RD, Farmington, PA. (724) 329-1370.

August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Sept. 8-Jan. 29, 2023: Radio Golf, Ricardo iamuuri Robinson presents an sound installtion ode to August Wilson’s final work of art (Radio Golf) To Sept. 25: Shani Crowe Presents: Red, Black, and Green. To Oct. 2: Amber Robles-Gordon: The Architect and The Oracle. On permanent exhibit: August Wilson, The Writer’s Landscape. 980 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 339-1011.

BoxHeart Gallery. To Sept. 16: Shape Maker. Paintings and ceramics by Nichole Gronvold Roller. Sept. 28-Nov. 4: With Eyes of Stone and Water, Curator Rafael Migoyo presents works by Cuban collective Del Caimán (Eliseo Valdés Erustes, Evelio Toledo Quesada, Orlando Rodríguez Barea, Jorge Hidalgo Pimentel, Daniel Ortega Beltrán, Belkis Martin Mateo, Isolina Limonata Rodriguez, and Nadia García Porras); reception Oct. 1, 5-7 p.m. 4523 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 687-8858.

“Feria del os Pájaros” by Daniel Ortega Beltrán (BoxHeart Gallery)

Brew House Association. Sept. 15-Oct. 22: FULL SPECTRUM: Maximum Creativity. Juried exhibition organized by Society of Sculptors, Pittsburgh. 711 South 21st St. Pittsburgh. (412) 212-6650.

Carlow University Art Gallery. Through Oct. 2022: “To Hear It With Our Eyes”: Activist Voices in the International Poetry Forum (1966-1974). Poetry and spoken word performances of influential 1960s/70s International Poetry Forum (IPF) writers and how their activist-informed creative practices contributed to social change. University Commons, 2nd floor, 3333 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 578-6000.

Carnegie Museum of Art. To Sept. 6: Cauleen Smith: Pandemic Diaries. Sept. 24-Apr. 2, 2023: 58th Carnegie International: Is it morning for you yet?. Historical works from the collections of international institutions, estates, and artists alongside new commissions and recent works by contemporary artists. 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 622-3131. 

Christine Frechard Gallery. Sept. 3-Oct. 6: Nurture Nature. New painting by Mary Bianchi and Ben Gibson; opening reception Sept. 3, 4-7 p.m. 5126 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (724) 766-0104.

Concept Art Gallery. To Sept. 10: Concept at 50. Works by 41 artists. To Sept. 30: Vanessa German: News of the Day. New sculptures, wall works, prints made during a residency with Brandywine Workshop. To Sept. 30: Trevor King: Notions. 1031 S. Braddock Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 242-9200. 

“A New Life in the Village” by Cedric Mizero (The Frick Art Museum)

Contemporary Craft. Sept. 9-Mar. 18, 2023; Transformation 11: Contemporary Works in Glass. 17 contemporary glass artists; opening reception Sept. 9, 5:30-8 p.m. 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 261-7003.

Double Dog Studios. To Sept. 3: Futuristic Landscapes, New works by sculptor/painter Ryder Henry. 317 Second Ave. Carnegie, PA. (412) 343-5584.

The Frick Art Museum. To Sept. 18: Romare Bearden: Artist as Activist and Visionary. To Sept. 18: Murinzi. Works by Rwanda-based multidisciplinary artist and fashion designer Cedric Mizero. 7227 Reynolds St. Pittsburgh (412) 371-0600.

Heinz History Center. To Jan. 8, 2023:   Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman. 37 original works of art by Scottish-born Pittsburgh painter John Kane. 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh. (412) 454-6000.

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. To Sept. 2: PROCESS: Batista, Dugas, Turri. New paintings by Kenneth Batista, James Dugas, Scott Turri; closing reception Sept. 2, 7-9 p.m. 5006 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. (412) 924-0634.

“Fast” by Ian Brill (Wood Street Galleries)

Johno’s Art Studio. To Sept. 30: Art-A-Thon, new works by painters Johno Prascak, Maria Desimone Prascak, jeweler Joanie DeSimone. 1705 Arlington Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 481-4208.

Ketchup City Creative. Sept. 9-10: Bob Freyer: Youth Gone Wild. Sept. 16-17: COLOR PLAY – an interactive show designed to evoke emotion through COLOR. Sept. 23-24: Korey Edmonson: For Broken Eyes. Sept. 30-Oct. 1: GET BUSY LIVIN. Benefit Exhibition for Red Door. 612 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 593-4386.

Latrobe Art Center. Sept. 1-30: 12th Annual Mister Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition; opening reception Sept. 8, 5-8 p.m. 819 Ligonier St. Latrobe. (724) 537-7011.

Lohr Gallery. To Oct. 15: Ashanté Josey: Free Mind, A Collection of Portraits. 725 Wood St. Wilkinsburg. (412) 727-7855.

Manos Gallery. Sept. 19: Paint and Sip Night. 320 E. 5th Ave. Tarentum. (484) 529-1597.

Mattress Factory. To Dec. 30: Shrine, features new works by Naomi Chambers, Renee Cox, Mary Martin, LaKeisha Wolf, Alisha B. Wormsley, sarah huny young. Current: Pop-Aganda: Revolution & Iconography, Russia & US, installations by Liz Cohen, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Lera Lerner, Bekezela Mguni, Emily Newman, Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva, Untitled, Galina Syanda Yaptik. 516 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh. (412) 231-3169.

“Ascension” by Ashanté Josey (Lohr Gallery)

Merrick Art Gallery. To. Sept. 11: Merrick Masters 2022 Biennial Juried Show; reception Aug. 28, 1-4 p.m. 1100 5th Ave. New Brighton. (724) 728-4658.

Phipps Conservatory. To Sept. 25: Summer Flower Show: Monet in Bloom. One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh. (412) 622-6914.

SPACE. To Oct. 23: The Pittsburgh Left. New art by 11 Pittssburgh artists explore the city and how it has influenced their work. 812 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 325-7723.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. To Sept. 2: Depicted in the Mud. Invited and juried artists display ceramic works. Sept. 17 (noon-5 p.m.): 2022 Mavuno Festival. 200 Broad St. Sewickley. (412) 741-4405.

Union Project. Fridays/Saturdays in August: Open Studio for ceramics – registration. 801 N. Negley Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 363-4550.

(l) “Bloom-II” by Aya Oki, (r) “Dreams V” by Eunsuh Choi (Contemporary Craft)

VaultArt Studio. Sept. 2 (7-10 p.m.): fries & a coke: a dining experience. New paintings on food by Charlie Wallce, Lee Kennedy, Darian Johnson, Kahyll Holyfield, Herman Shuler, others. 5100 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 404-2895.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. To Sept. 25: Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism. Early 20th-century magic realist and American scene paintings from the collection of Jason Schoen featuring 29 artists including Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Mary Henderson, Colleen Browning, Wynn Chamberlain, Opal Ecker DeRuvo. To Sept. 25: Knowing and Naming: Abstraction Beyond Reality, 9 artists from 19th-century American West painter Albert Bierstadt to contemporary Pittsburgh sculptor Thaddeus G. Mosley. To Sept. 25: Shelter in Place, new work by painter Scott Turri. 221 N. Main St. Greensburg. (724) 837-1500.

Wood Street Galleries. To Nov. 20: Supply and Demand. Performative, light, sound installations by Ian Brill. 601 Wood St. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Zynka Gallery. Sept. 3-Oct. 23: words and other weapons, new works by painter Patricia Bellan-Gillen; opening reception Sept. 3, 3-5 p.m. 904 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 952-7370.

“The Tug of the Rabbit/The Pull of the Whale” by Patricia Bellan-Gillen (ZYNKA Gallery)