This is the third installment of Screenings, an installation of spontaneous film sketches inspired by the Mattress Factory's Gestures series. In this ongoing exhibition series, artists have been invited to create a new work specifically for the Mattress Factory's lobby projection screen. Each artist was asked to provide a quick and gestural "sketch" and encouraged to experiment outside their normal way of working.
February 20 - March 12: Jenn Gooch
Jenn Gooch is a multi-media artist and musician from Texas, living and working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her web-based community project One Cold Hand received international press, including from USA Today and NPR. She recently ran a tailoring and textile studio, WERK, where she began Gender-Neutral Learn-to-Sew, a free workshop made possible in part part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund. Jenn is a multi-instrumental musician and singer/songwriter who dances flatfoot and fiddles with her band, Gift Horse. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
March 13 - April 2: Alexi Morrissey
Alexi Morrissey is an American artist working in sculpture, performance and installation art. He has exhibited nationally and internationally working both as an auteur and a collaborator executing projects with individuals, collectives, institutions and governments. These concerns have led him to interrogate the commonplace notions of function, public space, history, language and the pervasive construct of narrative. He has done tele-present performance art with youth prisoners, lectured on the history of planetary robotics and made sculptures that talk to the dead. He lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
April 3 - April 23: Kevin Clancy
Kevin Clancy is an interdisciplinary artist who creates accumulative process-based installations, participatory social experiences and nomadic architectural spaces that provide momentary glimpses into utopic possibilities. Clancy graduated from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has exhibited internationally, notably at Keleketla! Library (Johannesburg), VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver), Flux Factory (New York), The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Mobius (Boston) and Samsøn (Boston). He lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
April 24 - May 14: Sarah LaPonte
Sarah LaPonte is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Braddock, Pennsylvania. She holds a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and is the founder of Half-Stop, an extra-small press focused on photography zines and short-run artist publications.