Coffee Date with Lenka Clayton & Phillip Andrew Lewis


All Ages
Saturday, May 13, 2023
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Visit with artist duo Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis to discuss their exhibition, The Museum Collects Itself.

Join the Mattress Factory and Pittsburgh-based artist duo Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis to discuss their exhibition, The Museum Collects Itself, which stores, catalogues and displays the trash generated by the normal operations of the Mattress Factory. Meet with us over complimentary coffee and pastries on a Saturday morning to take a tour of and learn about Clayton and Andrew Lewis’ ever-changing installation, as well as about their artistic practice and experience participating in the Mattress Factory’s Regional Open Call.

Parking: Main Building parking lot (505 Jacksonia St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212) 


About the artists:

Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis have solo and collaborative practices and have been working together since they met at Headlands Center for the Arts in 2017. The couple live and work in Pittsburgh, PA. Their collaborative projects include an ongoing video-based call and response conversation between one rock and one stone, a public gallery that is always closed, an 8ft long bronze plaque marking the history of their studio building over the last 600 million years, and recently, the construction of a full-scale working lighthouse, encapsulated inside a burnt out house. Their solo and collaborative work has been supported by Creative Capital, Headlands Center for the Arts, Center for Creative Photography, Foundation for Contemporary Art in New York, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, The Heinz Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Warhol Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Rothschild Foundation and Art Matters. They have shown at The Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum in New York, The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, MU Eindhoven, The Broad Museum in Michigan, LifeSpace Gallery in Dundee, and The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.

Thank you to our generous sponsors! 

Complimentary coffee for all 2023 Coffee Dates is generously provided by Commonplace Coffee Mexican War Streets.

Complimentary breads and rolls for all 2023 Coffee Dates are generously provided by Breadworks Bakery.