New art gallery debuts tomorrow in Garfield | Pittsburgh City Paper

New art gallery debuts tomorrow in Garfield

Though the announcement arrived too late for our print edition, tomorrow’s Unblurred gallery crawl includes a brand-new venue worth mentioning. It’s run by a familiar name.

Krista Franklins Chicken bones & feathers
  • Krista Franklin's "Chicken bones & feathers"

Janera Solomon, best known as executive director of the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, owns fieldwork: contemporary art gallery, right in the heart of the Penn Avenue arts district.

The gallery opens with the group show On Paper, curated by locally based artist and Carnegie Mellon art professor Ayanah Moor.

The show features works by “six artists who engage the mediums of drawing, performance, print media and installation.” The works in the show “range from illustrative to representative to imaginative.”

The artists include Althea Murphy Price, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Paul Stephen Benjamin, of Atlanta; Chicago-based Krista Franklin; Atlanta-based William Downs; Pittsburgh-based Alisha B. Wormsley; and Jordan Martin, of New York City.

The show opens will a reception from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow. (That both starts and ends a little sooner than most of the goings-on at Unblurred.) The show runs through Dec. 14 (though gallery hours are limited to noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment).

Fieldwork is located at 4925 Penn Ave. For more information, contact