LOCALpittsburgh’s Gallery Roundup – February 2022


PITTSBURGH PAINTER Heather Heitzenrater reveals a lifetime of science fiction/fantasy inspiration in a new BoxHeart Gallery exhibit titled Imaginarium.

Showing from Feb. 2-Mar. 4, her oil-and-mylar interpretations of alternate, alien worlds are radically unlike standard genre book or poster imagery, as shape-shifted beings pulsate, fragment, shimmer and fuse into startling hybrid forms that entice the viewer to venture deeper into their inner unknown and perhaps unknowable.

Opening Reception with the artist takes place Feb. 5 from 5-7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. BoxHeart’s 2022 lineup of main gallery artists includes Kyle Anger, George Kollar, Andrew Ooi, Nichole Gronvold Roller.

— Feb. 2-Mar. 4, 2022 at BoxHeart Gallery, 4523 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 687-8858.

“Maybe She’s A Wildflower?” – Heather Heitzenrater – BoxHeart Gallery

* To Feb. 28: The City-County Building Grand Lobby at 414 Grant St. in downtown Pittsburgh is the site of a new exhibit spotlighting legendary Pittsburgh photojournalist Teenie Harris (1908-1998). Teenie Harris: The Man behind the Lens offers 50+ photographs offering a revealing look at Harris’ personal and family roots as he documented the city’s African-American community. (412) 255-2493.

“Duke Ellington seated at edge of stage signing autographs for patients at Veteran’s Hospital, Aspinwall, December 1948” – Charles “Teenie” Harris – City-County Building

707 Gallery. Feb. 16-May 15: BRAIN BONE BLOOD, solo exhibition of new paintings by BOOM Concepts co-founder DS Kinsel, a collection of artifacts exploring abstracted anatomy, jujuism and the amalgamation of identities expressed in diptychs, triptychs, quadriptychs. Opening reception/artist talk Feb. 18, 5-8 p.m. 707 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

937 Liberty. To Apr. 10: The Border Is a Weapon/La Frontera es un Arma, work by Maritza Bautista, Angel Cabrales, Juan de Dios Mora, Daniela Madrigal, José Villalobos. 937 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Andy Warhol Museum. To Feb. 14: Marisol and Warhol Take New York! Features 1960s Pop Art works by French-Venezuelan Marisol Sol Escobar and Andy Warhol. 117 Sandusky St. Pittsburgh. (412) 237-8300.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. To Feb. 15: Dynamic Duos: Collaborative Works by AAP & CCS Artists. Feb.19-Mar. 22: Featured Artists Exhibit. 100 43rd St. Pittsburgh (412) 361-1370.

August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Feb. 11-Mar. 20: Who Are You? (W.A.Y.) portraits and abstracts by Cue Perry; opening reception/artist talk Feb. 12, 5-8 p.m. To Mar. 31: Danny Simmons: Selected Works. 980 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 339-1011.

be Galleries. To Feb. 5: Lint Sculptures by Cheryl Capezzuti and More Momento Mori by Mary M. Mazziotti. 3583 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 687-2606.

“Camouflage Environment” – Mick Fisher & Lauren Braun – Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

Brew House Association. To Mar. 12: Progeny of Change: Contemporary Art by Pittsburgh’s Women of Color. 20 artists featured in a 40th Anniversary Exhibition presented by Women of Visions, Inc. 711 South 21st St. Pittsburgh. (412) 212-6650.

Carlow University Art Gallery. To Feb. 22: Love is Colorful: A K-8 Project (painter Sarah Zeffiro). University Commons, 2nd floor, 3333 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 578-6000.

Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 622-3131.

Christine Frechard Gallery. To Feb. 19: Dialogue (David Sears, Judy Melvin, Raphael Eisenberg, Yang Cai; Meet the Artists Night (Feb. 12, 5:00-6:30 p.m.). 5126 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 407-9319.

Concept Art Gallery. To Feb. 26: Alisha Wormsley: Remnants of an Advanced Technology. 1031 S. Braddock Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 242-9200.

Contemporary Craft. To Mar. 19: Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art featuring objects and installtions using clay, ceramics, plants, sculpture, collage from Gavin Benjamin/Jason Forck, George Bowes, Joan Goswell, Holly Hanessian /Michael Diaz, Stephanie Herr, Amos Kennedy, Jr., Anna Metcalfe, Jeff Schmucki/Wendy DesChene, Patty Kennedy Zafred, Xena Ni/Mollie Ruskin. To Apr. 4: Cities of Steel Cities of Rust, works by Allegheny Metals Collective and Baltimore Jewelry Center Peer Group. 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 261-7003. (At CC’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery) To Apr. 4: American Portraits: The Family Farm by fiber artist Patty Kennedy-Zafred. 500 Grant St. Pittsburgh.

“The Forager” – Alicia Wormsley – Concept Art Gallery

Emerald City Pittsburgh. To Feb. 28: February Art Viewings, Mon.-Thur. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. curated by BLAQK House Collections; opening reception Feb. 4, 5-8 p.m. 213 Smithfield St. Pittsburgh. (412) 652-9364.

Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. Feb. 10 (1:00-2:30 p.m.): Lecture with California College of the Arts Fashion Program Chair Greg Climer. P.O. Box 9211, Pittsburgh PA 15224. fiberartspgh@gmail.com.

James Gallery. An evolving collection of new work by regional and national artists; to Feb. 28: African-American artist Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). 413 South Main St., Pittsburgh. (412) 922-9800.

Ketchup City Creative. Feb. 9: Valentine Making Party with Alison B; Feb. 26: For Families: Community Puppet Workshop with Alison B. 612 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 593-4386.

Latrobe Art Center. To Feb. 28: Fall/Winter 2021 Group Exhibition (Select Works). 819 Ligonier St. Latrobe. (724) 537-7011.

Lohr Gallery. Feb. 12-Apr. 2: photographs by W. Randy Rice; artist talk Feb. 17, 6 p.m.. 725 Wood St. Wilkinsburg. (412) 727-7855.

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. To Mar. 11: Celestial Beasts, new work by ceramicist/sculptor Eva Funderburgh; opening reception/artist talk Mar. 3, 6-8 p.m. 1815 Metropolitan St. Pittsburgh. (412) 322-1773.

Manos Gallery. Feb. 5, noon-5 p.m.: Reinventing Nature features paintings by 22 artists. 320 E. 5th Ave. Tarentum. (484) 529-1597.

Mattress Factory. Current: Installations by Njaimah Njie (Did You Get Everything?), Naomi Chambers (Black Community Survival Conference Tea Party Ice Cream Social Moonlit Cinema), Gavin Benjamin (Living in Eden), Justin Emmanuel Dumas (Good/Bones), Harrison Kinnane Smith (Sed Valorem), Dennis Maher (A Second Home). 516 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh. (412) 231-3169.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. To Feb. 25: Tales from Craig Street (ceramicist Darrin Simmons). 1047 Shady Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 361-0873.

“Tales from Craig Street” – Darrin Simmons – Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Pittsburgh Glass Center. Feb. 4-May 22: Full Spectrum: Visionaries Elevating Art, Craft, and Design features new work by 18 Pittsburgh glass artists; opening reception Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m. 5472 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 365-2145.

Robert Morris University Media Arts Gallery. To Mar. 7: Interaction Now, 22 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh members reflect on pandemic impacts; artist talk Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., artist reception Mar. 1, 4:30-7 p.m. Wheatley Center, 6001 University Blvd. Moon Township.

Silver Eye Center For Photography. To Feb. 19: Radial Survey, Vol. 2 with Ryan Arthurs, Nakeya Brown, Anique Jordan, Njaimeh Njie, Jay Simple, Raymond Thompson Jr., Hannah Altman, Nadiya I. Nacorda. 4808 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 431-1810.

SPACE. To Feb. 27: FRILLS: Glories, Excess, and Getting Weird with works by Andrew Allison, Anna Azizzy, Anny Chen, Crystal Latimer, Dyvika Peel, Imin Yeh, Nakeya Brown, Naomi Chambers, Saige Baxter, Sidney Mullis. 812 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh. (412) 325-7723.

“Double Gemini” – Matthew Schreiber – Wood Street Galleries

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Feb. 2, 7 p.m.: Artist Guild Meeting featuring illustrator Mark Zingarelli. 200 Broad St. Sewickley. (412) 741-4405.

Thoughtrobbers Gallery. Feb. 5 (6-10 p.m): UV Menagerie, paintings by Carrie Ann Eickmeyer; Feb. 19 (6-10 p.m): The Mind of a Beast, paintings by Marlon Eazywider. 438 S. Main St. Pittsburgh. (702) 854-0507.

Vestige Concept Gallery. To Feb. 12: Like Clockwork. Painting, collage, wood assemblage, charcoal, ceramics by 10 artists. 5417 Butler St. Pittsburgh. (412) 532-8969.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. To Apr. 24: Cultivation: Journey of the Work, quilter Tina Williams Brewer. To May 8: Declaration & Resistance, figurative paintings and story quilts by Stephen Towns. 221 N. Main St. Greensburg. (724) 837-1500.

Wood Street Galleries. To Mar. 13: Matthew Schreiber | New Work. Laser and video sculptures by multimedia artist Matthew Schreiber. 601 Wood St. Pittsburgh. (412) 456-6666.

Zynka Gallery. To Feb. 27. Fire in Your Heart (painter Karl Mullen); closing reception Feb. 26 (5-8 pm.) with concert by Karl of his original exhibit songs accompanied by Megan Williams and Maura Mullen. 904 Main St. Sharpsburg. (412) 952-7370.

“Two Roses” – Stephen Towns – The Westmoreland Museum of American Art