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‘RECHARGEABLE’, the personal exhibition of visiting Cuban artist Jorge Luis Santana will be having its opening reception on Friday July 22nd at the Brew House Space 101 Gallery in the South Side, from 6pm to 9:30pm. The exhibition will feature installations, video, paintings and photos from the artist.
The official press release:
With RECHARGABLE, the Camagüeyan artist closes a cycle of work for more than 20 years of creation. The exhibition brings together a set of very current ideas and projects, together with others that Santana has been in process of during his artistic career, casting in about 25 pieces, including installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video art, giving it a unique generic and technical feel. Here the artist focuses more attention on the effectiveness of the materials, finishing and cleaning in the execution of the works, giving more value to the conceptual and offering a sharper look the its recurrent, but always original sociological concerns, on the influence of context on the behavior of the individual, the environment and its relation to the cultural fabric of society and the Soliloquy of the interior of the human being with different choices of destination, the history and time.
In this regard, we will notice how Santana is interested more and more by the approach of the everyday and the problem of the image and its contents. Iconographies and purposes outlined in various creative periods converge, revealing the relationship as a whole, a cultural statement, visually in a way that is characteristic and representative of the artist.
Santana gives great importance to the creative process, the final selection, multiple solutions to internalize and investigate, as well as linkages with other materials and techniques often outside the artistic practice. This allows you to establish a kind of feedback which incorporates his work contents and knowledge by way of support where the speech is based.
Opening reception is Friday July 22nd : 6-9:30pm.
Weekly Gallery hours through August 13th:
Wednesdays & Thursdays : 6-9pm
The Brew House Space 101 Gallery is located at 2100 Mary St in the South Side (15203). Continue reading
The Distillery Program at the Brew House is looking for new applicants for D6…the next iteration of the artistic and professional development incubator is having a call for artists. The applications are up and emerging artists are wanted. Only a very limited number of applicants are selected (6-10) so apply now!
What you get:
-8 Months of artistic and professional development
-Common Studio Space provided for artists: size dependant on the needs
of participating artists, modest subsidized rental fee on space
provided (cost to be determined by size)
-Weekly critiques, artist talks & studio visits
-A final exhibition show
-Artists working in any visual media (not open to students)
-Must be able to attend all scheduled sessions
-Applications will be reviewed by quality of work, and potential
impact of program on artistic career
1. 10 images: 150 dpi jpegs with image list information emailed to
2. Current CV + 2 references
3. 1-2 paragraph statement explaining how participation in this
program could enhance your artistic practice
4. Current artist statement (limit 1 page)
Complete Application Online at http://distillery6.com/
If you have questions or if you are unable to complete the online
applications please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: July 15th, 2011 for Fall Session!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Distillery-6-Arts-Residency/206774659360193?sk=wall Continue reading
The Distillery 5 Exhibition, a culmination of the Brew House Association’s six-month professional development program, showcases the innovative work of five artists, Aimee Manion, Meghan Olson, Jaci Rice, Kara Skylling and Ryan Woodring. The Distillery 5 Exhibition will be held at the Brew House’s newly reopened gallery space at 2100 Mary Street in the South Side (2 blocks off Carson on S. 21st).
The opening reception is this upcoming Saturday March 5th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The closing reception will be on March 26th, 7-11pm with live music.
“This is the fifth year of the Distillery Program hosted by the Brew House Association. Known by some as an artist in residency, the Distillery Program is truly designed to support the careers of emerging artists living in Pittsburgh with artistic and professional development seminars. The program offers a series of bi-monthly meetings, lectures and critiques for emerging artists over a six month period of time. There are five artists in this years program who have been given studio space at the Brew House and paired up with a one on one mentor. The group has two exhibitions in the course of the program, the show on March 5th will be the capstone of this years program.”
“Films for the Brew House” benefit at the Regent Square Theater, Thursday January 14th!!!
Reception starts at 7:30. Films start at 8. Tickets are $10
“Thursday, January 14th there will be a benefit for the Brew House Association at the Regent Square Theatre. The evening will feature several of the short films from the Neighborhood Narratives Project along with a few Brew House related shorts. There will be a drawing for door prizes, with a first prize of a $100 gift certificate from legume Bistro.”
“The Brew House Association is currently raising funds to complete repairs and restorations to our building at 2100 Mary Street in the south side of Pittsburgh. For nearly a decade, the Brew House Association, its artist members and community stakeholders have embarked on an ambitious renovation project to bring the 125 year old building up to permanent occupancy code. Your continued support can help us achieve that goal.” Continue reading
Be sure to come out to the Lava Lounge in SouthSide this Wednesday night to help support the Brew House Association‘s benefit show. All proceeds from the $6 cover will go to the Brew House to help support them with … Continue reading
Sorry for not posting in about a week…we’ve been a bit preoccupied with more pressing matters…read on. Below is the Brew House Association’s official press release regarding the unfortunate circumstances affecting the artists’ organization this week. See the links below … Continue reading