News Clinton Darlington Swingle, the developer of the historic Fabric Workshop and Museum at 1214 Arch Street, passed away on January 27. He was responsible for modernizing and completely renovating the Museum into the modern galleries and studio spaces there today; additionally, he was involved with many of the Museum’s Artist-in-Residence installations. As a tribute to Swingle, on February 2 the Brooklyn-based, modern percussion ensemble So- Percussion performed their last piece, Clapping Music by Steve Reich at FWM. In lieu of flowers and notes, individuals may make a donation to The Fabric Workshop and Museum in memory of Clint Swingle to fund the building operations. Phil ... More » »
News Changes for Warhol Museum The Andy Warhol Museum has announced Eric C. Shiner as its new director. A curator, professor, writer and translator, Shiner has had an academic emphasis on contemporary Asian art – specifically that of Japan. He aims to continue the museum’s plans of traveling its collections around the world and working with Pittsburgh’s business community on an international level.
Wind Challenge artists for 2012 The Wind Challenge announced the nine artists for its series of 2012 juried shows. Through a blind jury selection process, the artists were chosen out of a pool of nearly 200 applicants. This year will mark the exhibition series’ 34th year.
I’ve always suspected that Superwoman was really a trannie (for sure Xena). Big shoulders. Big hair. Big powers. But she was nothing like any woman–or trannie–I ever knew. She’s Superman in a bustier–a weak copy of a guy’s dream of adventure and power.
Here are some pictures of work we liked in the graduating student shows. We spent some time with and interviewed some of these graduates but mostly our observations are from seeing the works in the shows. Look for some of these artists to pop up around town because we know some of them are staying around and for sure they’re going to hook up with some alternative spaces and get themselves shown.
As in every year, we have seen most of the graduating student shows at the major institutions. We’re going to distill this down to some broad impressions in this post and run a stream of photos with a comment or two in the next post. There was low energy everywhere, almost.
Monday, May 19, 2008, Academy of Music for Moore College of Art and Design’s Commencement. You are there. Libby and Roberta speak. As usual they have too much to say. Thanks to Steve Kimbrough for holding the camera up and defying grafity and not shaking too much! The video’s 5 minutes long just fyi.
Student shows are up and running, some already gone and more coming soon. What I get to see of these shows is generally a little random. Often I haven’t a clue which show to choose, and even if I do have a clue, I often can’t get there in time. So here’s a short picture post of some highlight from what I’ve seen. Moore College of Art and Design’s graduating seniors show, at the Galleries at Moore, up until May 18, is great, and the illustration students rock the gallery. I admired every one of them. Here are a short ... More » »
This from Zoe Strauss: Now, check out this review by Roberta Smith… HOLY FUCK!!!!! Just putting out there that I saw Roberta Smith and Jerry Saltz at my show on opening day and I was so star struck that after I spoke to them I had to go in the back and lay down on the cool concrete floor in the gallery. I am a really big Roberta Smith fan. And on a more local note– The savior of Fairmount Park’s public art works, Penny Balkin Bach, received an honorary degree from Moore College of Art and Design May 14. ... More » »