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Kara L. 
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Re: “ModernFormations Gallery

I posted a previous review, but I am now inclined to expand on it in light of the owner's response to the previous review. This gallery is one of the best spaces in Pittsburgh, however the obstacle of doing business with this art gallery is the owner, Jennifer Quinio. I have heard very positive things about her partner that is no longer with the gallery, although I personally never met or worked with him. Jen Quinio is difficult to work with if you are renting out the space for a performance or event. I have been part of events there in the past. Booking events is sketchy, because the gallery doesn't always return emails for inquiries. During the event the owner is not helpful and is rude to guests. She doesn't take constructive suggestions well and tends to be combative. She advertises rental times, then pushes the guests out the door well before the published designated ending time. The owners behavior detracts from the space, music, and art.

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Posted by Kara on 04/21/2008 at 2:27 PM

Re: “ModernFormations Gallery

I am in agreement with the first review of this gallery. I have had similiar experiences with the owner, Jennifer Quinio. I was disappointed that Modernformations Gallery was rated the "best small gallery" in the CP Best of Pittsburgh addition this year. There are so many galleries that don't get exposure, because they are not performance venues. The gallery is a great space and used to be a great gallery, however when you have an owner that is difficult to work with it detracts from the art and space.

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Posted by Kara on 12/21/2007 at 7:06 AM

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