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7 2022

sarah huny young
Materials
mounted archival prints, items of worship, earth, artificial food, flowers, plants, greenery

This is a place for Black women and femmes, especially the m/others, the queers, the outcasts, the sex workers, the misunderstood, and the overlooked, to be at careless play, at deserved rest, deep in thought, and rooted in joy with their mothers.

sarah huny young

Remnants, Portals and Power: The Afterlife 2022

Alisha B Wormsley
Materials
salon dryer chairs, black metal pyramid, media players

The videos are assemblages from past work that aims to help us remember how to be thriving, radical and Black.

Alisha B Wormsley

How Deep Is Your Love 2022

LaKeisha Wolf
Materials
L.Wolf original photo print, Altar Items: L. Wolf original glass hands, sage bundle, L.Wolf original copper wire wrapped citrine stone on copper chain, rubies, lavender in glass, ostrich feather, rutilated quartz, smoky quartz, rose quartz, sodalite on pink Himalayan salt crystals, prayer candles, tourmaline, Altar Floor: L.Wolf original green ginkgo leaf glass tray filled with peppermint leaf, citrine stones on wood slice, quartz crystals on natural sea salt in glass, cinnamon sticks in glass, karate nuts (shea butter nuts) in L.Wolf original resin green flower bowl, cowrie shells on L.Wolf original green shell shaped resin tray, Himalayan salt chunks, L. Wolf original “We’re Living in a World of Fools Breaking Us Down” sandblasted on glass mirror, Window Hangings: Fire- birch wood, fire agate, carnelian, copper wire/Water- birch wood, opal, aquamarine, shells, aluminum wire/Air- birch wood, labradorite, kyanite, ostrich feather, steel wire, suede cord, Medicine Wheel: quartz crystal orb, soil, sapphires, bergamot flower petals, anise stars, peppermint, red clover, cinnamon sticks, roses, black beans, chamomile, river rocks, sage, bay leaf, lavender, thyme, soil, Kenyan soapstone, Left & Right Floor: River rocks, soil, birch logs, amethyst, fluorite, rose quartz, citine, clear quartz, wood slices, sharpie markers, L.Wolf original fallen ginkgo leaves glass relief, L.Wolf original green resin bowl sprinkled with malachite and lapis lazuli stone chips, L.Wolf original resin sun embedded with dried flowers/leaves, Kenyan gourds, chamomile, sage, Ugandan raffia coil baskets, herbs, petrified wood, Ghanaian-made wood stools embellished with sharpie marker pictographs, Kenyan made recycled metal and cow horn warrior sculpture with bowl and warrior with plant stand embellished with cotton string, copper wire, red coral, chalk green turquoise, bone bead, gye’nyame symbol etched bone, resin, artificial plant, cotton string, pink Himalayan salt chunks

It’s necessary to be reminded of how deep our connection is with this Earth and environment, as it truly represents a mother who provides all you need to grow, learn, and maximize your life-force purposefully.

LaKeisha Wolf

A Constant Struggle for Reciprocity 2022

Mary Martin
Materials
clay, wood, metal, glass, tea, fiber, the soul

A series of ceremonial vessels act as metaphors for reciprocity.

Mary Martin

Soul Culture 2022

Renee Cox
Materials
projection mapping

The simplicity and connectivity of the fractal concept is meant to engage the viewer in a profoundly different way, bringing a certain peace, reflection and joy. 

Renee Cox

Mommies Vs Aunties 2022

Naomi Chambers
Materials
oil on canvas, sheet, chenille patches, cement, plastic hearts (candy dispensers), 1995 Power Ranger Happy Meal toy, goal, rhinestone net, swan planters

Focus on a particular (or vague) goal while walking through this exhibit. Weave in and out of the cones… pass off to a companion or not… walk through the goal. Realize your goals for yourself. Play.

Naomi Chambers

PERFORMANCE FOR RELATIVES 2022

Syanda Yaptik
Materials
Photos, texts, video documentation, instruction cards

"I wrote down stories that are especially memorable for me and, on their basis, made instructions with actions through which I can simultaneously share these experiences while simultaneously turning them into something new."

Syanda Yaptik

Ice Cream Station Zebra and Other Works 2021

Emily Newman
Materials
Video, mixed media

With their help and participation, Newman sought to show how Russian parents and grandparents explained Communism and the Cold War to children, in both her St. Petersburg neighborhood and Pittsburgh’s Russian diaspora.

Emily Newman

The Artist’s Uniform 2022

Untitled
Materials
Fabric, sewing machine

The Artist’s Uniform is professional work clothing, an identifying mark of the art community.

Untitled

I come from a holy place 2022

Bekezela Mguni
Materials
Salvaged materials from Pittsburgh treasure hunting and shared offerings (tin tiles, steel sheets cut to shape and fireplace mantle), family heirlooms, cocoyea broom, antique iron, mortar and pestle, video, family photographs, audio, screenprint, digital print, neon sign, dried flowers, books, mirror glass, wood, African print

Mguni uses text, found objects, flowers, video, and print media to carve out space for Black presence and to offer affirmation in a world that continues its violent attempts to erase, devalue, and disappear Black people. 

Bekezela Mguni

Instability, Scattering, Wandering, Success 2022

Lera Lerner
Materials
Video, pink fluffy bed, music

You are entering the educational chillout zone. A kind of lecture overheard at a disco. Here is a play for a video that is a polylogue of neoplasms among themselves. 

Lera Lerner

Under the table 2022

Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva
Materials
Mixed media, wood, textiles, video, ticker

"Under the table" is a reflection on the inner and outer, about man and power, about the fact that history is always happening, constantly and we are also participants and observers of what is happening.

Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva

A Second Home 2016

Dennis Maher
Materials
architectural salvage, construction materials, antique furnishings, toys, architectural models, video projection, audio

A Second Home 8221 transforms the Mattress Factory row house at 516 Sampsonia Way into a mysterious wonderland that cleaves intermingles and collages a...

Dennis Maher

Danaë 1983

James Turrell
Materials
drywall, paint, ultraviolet light, incandescent light

Turrell manipulates light in his installations. He uses no magic tricks, no sleight of hand, just a well-researched understanding of the possibilities of light and the known perceptions of the eye.

James Turrell

Pleiades 1983

James Turrell
Materials
drywall, paint, incandescent light

You approach the gallery through an inclined corridor so dark that you are virtually without sight At the top of the ramp you sit...

James Turrell

Ship of Fools: Discovery of Time 1988

Bill Woodrow
Materials
metal cabinets, existing kitchen, wood, paint

The artist left the turn-of-the-century kitchen in its worn state with peeling paint neglected wood and antiquated fixtures He added forms cut from old...

Bill Woodrow

Untitled 1988

Jene Highstein
Materials
concrete, wood, wire

A form of smoothly troweled unfinished concrete occupies most of the room It is compressed between ceiling and floor swelling out around its middle...

Jene Highstein

Bed sitting Rooms for an Artist in Residence 1988

Allan Wexler
Materials
drywall, wood, paint, carpet

Two rooms are connected by a flexible functional installation where visiting artists live while they work on their own installations in other spaces The...

Allan Wexler

Trespass 1991

William Anastasi
Materials
wall removal with stone

This work is located in the second room of Allan Wexler 8217 s Bed Sitting Rooms for an Artist in Residence on the wall...

William Anastasi

Catso, Red 1994

James Turrell
Materials
projection, drywall, paint, xenon projector

Light is a material with a three-dimensional quality in this cross corner projection from the first series of light works Turrell made as a...

James Turrell

Untitled (Calisthenic Series) 1997

William Anastasi
Materials
graphite

Anastasi has been creating timed drawings while blindfolded for close to forty years The radius of this circular wall drawing is equal to the...

William Anastasi

Music for a Garden 1997

Rolf Julius
Materials
audio, speakers, amplifier, CD player

[My work] is as high as the building, and fills the entire lot adjacent to it. In this way, I have created rooms. As the visitor moves from one room to another--either vertically or horizontally--the experience of the work changes.

Rolf Julius

Ash 1991

Rolf Julius
Materials
terra-cotta pots, speakers, ash, sound installation

Clay pots with light brown ash inside, and moving and sometimes jumping dark sounds (some are quiet but these are difficult to understand).

Rolf Julius

Red 1996

Rolf Julius
Materials
speakers, amplifier, CD player, red pigment, wire

Two speakers suspended from the ten-foot ceiling by thin wire hang just inches from the ground They are coated with a brilliant powdery orange-red...

Rolf Julius

Acupuncture 2016

Hans Peter Kuhn

Acupuncture an imaginative light sculpture by German artist Hans Peter Kuhn will appear to 8220 pierce 8221 the roof and south-facing side of the...

Hans Peter Kuhn

Repetitive Vision 1996

Yayoi Kusama
Materials
formica, adhesive dots, mannequins, mirrors

A mirror is a device which obliterates everything including myself and others in the light of another world or a gallant apparatus which creates nothingness. 

Yayoi Kusama

Infinity Dots Mirrored Room 1996

Yayoi Kusama
Materials
adhesive dots, black light, formica, mirrors

A passage to Another World.

A mirror is a device which obliterates everything including myself and others in the light of another world or a gallant apparatus which creates nothingness. 

Yayoi Kusama

It's All About ME, not you 1996

Greer Lankton
Materials
wood, vinyl siding, AstroTurf, paint, artworks

Artificial Nature
Total Indulgence
Dolls engrossed in glamour and self abuse
The vanity
The junkie
The anorexic
The chronic masturbator
“Its all about ME”
Not you
Trapped in my own world in my
H\head in my tiny tiny
apartment

Greer Lankton

Garden 1997

Winifred Lutz
Materials
stones, concrete, rebar, wood, plant materials

I was interested in uncovering the urban and natural history here to reveal the physical memory in the site. Everything in the garden comes from this: all the different layers and boundaries.

Winifred Lutz

610-3356 2008

Sarah Oppenheimer
Materials
aircraft grade plywood

For this installation Oppenheimer created an opening in the floor of a small gallery on the fourth floor This is the first time in...

Sarah Oppenheimer

Unbrella 2009

Vanessa Sica & Chris Kasabach
Materials
nylon, metal, plastic, paint

Asked to take inspiration from the Mattress Factory s annex gallery we entered the 2nd floor apartment and recalled our first experience seeing Alan...

Vanessa Sica & Chris Kasabach
sarah huny young
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Alisha B Wormsley
Remnants, Portals and Power: The Afterlife
LaKeisha Wolf
How Deep Is Your Love
Mary Martin
A Constant Struggle for Reciprocity
Renee Cox
Soul Culture
Naomi Chambers
Mommies Vs Aunties
Syanda Yaptik
PERFORMANCE FOR RELATIVES
Emily Newman
Ice Cream Station Zebra and Other Works
Untitled
The Artist’s Uniform
Bekezela Mguni
I come from a holy place
Lera Lerner
Instability, Scattering, Wandering, Success
Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva
Under the table
Dennis Maher
A Second Home
James Turrell
Danaë
James Turrell
Pleiades
Bill Woodrow
Ship of Fools: Discovery of Time
Jene Highstein
Untitled
Allan Wexler
Bed sitting Rooms for an Artist in Residence
William Anastasi
Trespass
James Turrell
Catso, Red
William Anastasi
Untitled (Calisthenic Series)
Rolf Julius
Music for a Garden
Rolf Julius
Ash
Rolf Julius
Red
Hans Peter Kuhn
Acupuncture
Yayoi Kusama
Repetitive Vision
Yayoi Kusama
Infinity Dots Mirrored Room
Greer Lankton
It's All About ME, not you
Winifred Lutz
Garden
Sarah Oppenheimer
610-3356
Vanessa Sica & Chris Kasabach
Unbrella