Really that is ALL you focused on in my response???? That is unfortunate.
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I'm assuming this post was done by the owner of ModernFormations in reaction to my review. It is unfortunate that you would automatically get defense in regards to constructive criticism. It was not meant to be offense in any way. Perhaps you should reconsider your position of the manner in which you react and look at it as more of an opportunity to improve your business. I was not advocating that it is a good idea to remain static. ModernFormations was evolving years ago and your right, it is still evolving. However, do you want a vibrant gallery with a good reputation? Or do you want a gallery that people avoid due to an unfriendly vibe that caters to one crowd? I thought this space was great and I saw many shows there and talented artists, but it isn't the gallery it once was..and that IS unfortunate. I am glad that you have changed your gallery hours back to an open door policy though! I still stand by my original review, though.
I used to live in Pittsburgh and frequented this gallery for art as well as music. I thought that it was a great space with high energy. However, I came back to the 'burg recently a couple of times within the past few months. My friends and I went gallery crawling on a Saturday afternoon. All of the galleries that we went to had regular gallery hours except this one. Modern Formations had a sign on the door to ring the door bell for service. I felt very uncomfortable about this process. It sends a poor message that it is not important enough to have your door unlocked and opened for gallery goers. My friends were less enthusiastic about the stop and they relayed to me that it is not the gallery it once was a few years ago.
I reserved my judgment though until I could be a patron of the space. The next time that I visited my hometown I went to an event there. I was sad that my friends were right about the gallery. The gallery lacks the energy of an edgy space and the luster is definitely lost. I work and live in NYC, so I have seen the passing of trendy hip spaces there. Pittsburgh is different though, if you have a good space then it shouldn't fall flat. I read the previous reviews and I have never met the owners of this gallery, so I've had no past negative experiences in that regard. I would like to suggest though that they return to whatever they were doing three years ago when the space had an energized vibe!
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