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Comment Archives: stories: Arts: Art Reviews + Features

Re: “Questionable premise aside, Absence of Self offers some intriguing work

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.

Posted by NightshadeCereus on 03/21/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “At SPACE, a group show seeks to recapture youth.

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"

Posted by Miles Toogo on 03/18/2015 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Comic-Tanium explores the science (and pseudo-science) of superheroes

Credit where credit is due... A lot of the original art produced for this exhibit is by Pittsburgh cartoonist Marcel Walker.

Posted by Wayne Wise on 01/02/2015 at 8:52 AM

Re: “An exhibit showcases classic album covers by a forgotten local artist

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.

Posted by TMC3500 on 11/08/2014 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh's art groups forge ahead on accessibility

It's great that the efforts made by the arts organizations are being publicized and recognized.

Posted by Joan Weiss Stein on 11/05/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Artist turns vinyl-record collection into interactive installation

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

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Posted by Amy Wellock Staggs on 11/05/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “ScareHouse's The Basement returns

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.

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Posted by annabelle412 on 10/09/2014 at 10:42 AM

Re: “ScareHouse's The Basement returns

The Scarehouse is in ETNA, not Millvale.

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Posted by roze44bud on 10/08/2014 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Parallel Universe explores alternatives just out of reach at Wood Street Galleries

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.

Show statement:

Wikipedia article:

Posted by john danson on 09/01/2014 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Matt Gondek and Brian Gonnella draw together

Where is that Jolly Roger t from?

Posted by Patrick Conneely on 08/22/2014 at 12:50 AM

Re: “Bill Daniel's art installation explores the modern hobo lifestyle.

Hi. My brother is visiting from Connecticut and brought me a copy of Mostly True Vol 19 no 7. I would very much like to get in touch with Bill Daniel. It's about a film idea I have. Please if you know how I can get in touch let me know. My email is If you want my phone/text number let me know.
Justi Echeles
Portland, OR

Posted by Justi on 07/23/2014 at 12:03 AM

Re: “A new bus tour visits local film and TV shooting locations

Great write-up. Your experience which you have shared is too good .
Bus tours usa

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Posted by Lisa Kelly on 07/06/2014 at 3:27 AM

Re: “A new bus tour visits local film and TV shooting locations

You should write an article about The Casting Pitt

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Posted by Jason Miller on 07/05/2014 at 5:58 PM

Re: “The Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape for artists documented by the Healthy Artists project.

Regarding Trok: How can you not know what you's all on last year's tax return. The only way you would possibly not know is if you did not file a return.

Posted by Belinda Mills on 07/03/2014 at 6:34 AM

Re: “The Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape for artists documented by the Healthy Artists project.

"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, 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; 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.

Posted by Nick Keppler on 06/18/2014 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Anti-capitalists host weekly discussion series in Lawrenceville

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

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Posted by WISTFULWORLD on 04/30/2014 at 11:47 PM

Re: “The city's painted "ghost signs" are featured

faux ghost signs in Pittsburgh at

Posted by Socialnet Pgh on 04/26/2014 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Haylee Ebersole's Porous Sediments entices

Amazing work this girl does!!

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Posted by Nancy morr on 03/26/2014 at 11:55 PM

Re: “An interactive exhibit dazzles

"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.

Posted by Samthor on 03/18/2014 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The city's painted "ghost signs" are featured

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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Posted by sean.nolan.1614460 on 03/18/2014 at 6:08 AM

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