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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

Sed Valorem 2021

Harrison Kinnane Smith

Long before ratification of the Constitution, racialized economic practices were written into American law through slave codes and legal rulings. Black people in the American colonies were officially, explicitly and selectively stripped . . .

Harrison Kinnane Smith

Living in Eden 2021

Gavin Andrew Benjamin
Materials
Original analog photography, appropriated images with collage, varnish on 12 panels

How do we present ourselves in and through our homes? What identities do we assume and project in our domestic space? A Guyanese-born artist living in Pittsburgh, Gavin Andrew Benjamin explores code-switching and the fashioning of self-identity.

Gavin Andrew Benjamin

Good/Bones 2021

Justin Emmanuel Dumas
Materials
Membrane: Wood furniture and architectural remnants, washboard, wicker caning, metal, stainless steel sutures and hardware., Malleable Render: Ammunition crate, hammered wall, wooden shelf, corrugated glass, sterling silver sunflower seeds, and family photograph., Engine: Wood frame, plexiglass, wood and metal scraps, graphite, Animus (Temple/Tempered): Wicker, linen, cigar drying rack, furniture remnant, wood, encaustic medium, resin, hemp twine, bullets.

Dumas incorporates fragments of vintage home furnishings and other antique objects, signaling a time when the quality of materials was paramount. Familiar objects remind us of our histories, while their reimagining makes us consider theirs as well.

Justin Emmanuel Dumas

Black Community Survival Conference Tea Party Ice Cream Social Moonlit Cinema 2021

Naomi Chambers
Materials
Embellished household items, painting, polymer ice cream scoops, stickers, pillows and cushions, animation projected on fabric, inflatable sign

From the bright blue sky on one side of the room to the star-filled night time sky on the other, entering Naomi Chambers’ installation is like walking into a wonderland.

Naomi Chambers

“Did you get everything?” 2021

Njaimeh Njie
Materials
Projected photo collage, family audio recordings, music sample, vintage living room and kitchen furniture, aged wallpaper, vintage appliances, suitcases, hanging window screen panels

Entering into Njaimeh Njie’s installation is like walking into a memory. Easy family conversations fill and shape the space, and the voices fade and emerge as we move from living room, to kitchen, and back.

Njaimeh Njie

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
Dennis Maher
A Second Home
Harrison Kinnane Smith
Sed Valorem
Gavin Andrew Benjamin
Living in Eden
Justin Emmanuel Dumas
Good/Bones
Naomi Chambers
Black Community Survival Conference Tea Party Ice Cream Social Moonlit Cinema
Njaimeh Njie
“Did you get everything?”
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