I think you hit the nail on the head when you said that the art needed the viewer. I also think that this is the point of the exhibition. The artist's self is missing. What fills the remaining intangible space is the viewer's self.
I would ask you to be less harsh in your future critiques...And also for a spoiler alert, if you're unable to write without giving away a really cool surprise, like in the Finnish piece.
You nailed it. I heard the show was going to be titled
"Oakland in the 90's meets Belvederes w/o sticky surfaces or coffee smell"
Credit where credit is due... A lot of the original art produced for this exhibit is by Pittsburgh cartoonist Marcel Walker.
Great story. I hope this exhibit reminds people of Pittsburgh's often overlooked talent like Mozelle Thompson. People also need to appreciate what J Malls has been doing to preserve Pittsburgh's music legacy. Will definitely attend.
It's great that the efforts made by the arts organizations are being publicized and recognized.
Paul's End-Of-Exhibition Record Sale will take place this Saturday and Sunday (Nov 8 & 9) 11am-4pm (with DJ Gordy spinning Saturday noon-3pm) 707 Penn Ave https://www.facebook.com/events/834822659882896/
It wasn't very scary. It was still a way cooler experience than a regular no-touching haunted house, but I was never scared. Sort of disappointing.
The Scarehouse is in ETNA, not Millvale.
I think it should be noted that the Curator's statement was copied word for word (yes plagiarized) from the Wikipedia article titled Parallel universe (fiction). Make what value judgements you will, but it is in the very least, shockingly lazy curation.
Where is that Jolly Roger t from?
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Great write-up. Your experience which you have shared is too good .
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You should write an article about The Casting Pitt
Regarding Trok: How can you not know what you make...it's all on last year's tax return. The only way you would possibly not know is if you did not file a return.
"Trok, 31, wants health insurance; trouble is, she doesn't know exactly what her income is. That's a common problem for all sorts of freelancers, whose income typically derives from multiple sources and can vary wildly year to year."
I am also self-employed. When I signed up at healthcare.gov, the site judged my income, for the purpose of subsidies, by what I had made the previous filing year, 2012. In fact, the information was already in the system via the IRS database; healthcare.gov just had to "find" me via my Social Security Number. It was very simple and now I am covered at a fabulously affordable rate. Socialism is pretty sweet.
Capitalism is the problem not the solution. Its clear to so many who are now disenfranchised of the privileges that were once taken for granted as quantifying the substance of our civil rights. Most later 20th century Americans had come to feel secure enough in their "constitutional rights" that the very fabric of the constitution was put on a shelf and rarely referenced by the general public. In this climate of collective ignorance, the rights of the average citizen were increasingly rendered impotent and non-applicable to grand capitalistic scheme of things. Only the few reminded the many of the growing threat that BIG money posed to their civil and constitutional rights. BIG money is another name for free market capitalism. Free market capitalism is what every American is taught to honor, uphold, and die for. The grand folly of capitalism is that the corporate capitalists at the top of the free market will stop at nothing to gain control over the masses in order that their growth agenda plunder forward, scourging the earth and all its inhabitants in its path; creating wars when needed, destroying the environment when needed; cheating the people when needed. The colossal abomination lies in the fact that a great body of good and hard working people get the short end of the stick, while a handful of arrogant elitists determine, their fate; their plight, their agony; their defeat, their survival. pv
faux ghost signs in Pittsburgh at anthonypurcell.com
Amazing work this girl does!!
"Sweat lodge"? really? can we stop with the white people romanticizing parts of native culture they clearly know nothing about. It's dome. A fantastic dome that has NOTHING to do with a sacred ceremony that has been appropriated and bastardized by cherry- picking culture -vultures (see James Arthur Ray).
I loved the the Plume at the PCA, but this review is insulting.
i went last night, it is really remarkable and well done, it does seem a bit sad to realize that many of these faded ghost signs are gone already, but it is uplifting that Kelly and Will have spent the time to restore what is left of them. It definitely makes me remember times in Wilkinsburg as a child, or speeding images seen from the window of a train as it went between Greensburg and McKeesport on to Pittsburgh. Lawrenceville and the Hill district figure heavily in this exhibition, as does the North side and Larimer/Homewood.
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