March Monterey Annex Opening Reception


All Ages
Friday, March 3, 2023
Free admission
The Mattress Factory's Monterey Annex

Event Summary

Join us for the opening of three new distinct exhibitions!

On view in the Mattress Factory’s Monterey Annex, this show will feature new works from Lenka Clayton & Phillip Andrew Lewis, Lydia Rosenberg, and Katie Bullock.

The Opening Reception is a free event that will feature walk-throughs of the new exhibitions and opportunities to meet the artists. Drinks and non-alcoholic refreshments will be available.

For the duration of collaborative duo Lenka Clayton & Phillip Andrew Lewis’s The Museum Collects Itself, the trash generated by the normal operations of the Mattress Factory Museum will be redirected – stored, catalogued and displayed within the Monterey Annex Gallery – instead of being thrown away. The gallery will begin as a blank white space and will slowly fill up with the discarded materials of all aspects of institutional activities, which may include production waste from art installations, administrative office debris, deinstalled artworks, among other things.

In Do this while I wait, Lydia Rosenberg presents a series of sculptures initially described in her ongoing project of writing a novel-as-sculpture which is a narrative text about objects. For this project, Rosenberg makes sculptures on behalf of a fictional character from the novel, an artist named Annette.

In As Seen From the Surface, Katie Bullock draws from her ongoing archive of videos, drawings, and diagrams that reach for meaning by way of the everyday. The installation, which will attempt to track patterns in attention and map fragments of connection and understanding, will grow throughout the life of the show and include experiences from her time living in Pittsburgh.

Please check in at the Museum’s Monterey Annex at 1414 Monterey Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

The show will be on view through December 30, 2023. These artists were selected by the visiting curator for a 2021 Regional Open Call, Denise Markonish, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. 



Lenka Clayton (Derbyshire, UK) and Phillip Andrew Lewis (Memphis, Tennessee) have solo and collaborative practices and have been working together since 2017. Their projects include 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 most recently, the construction of a full-scale working lighthouse, encapsulated inside a burnt-out house. /

Lydia Rosenberg (Pittsburgh, PA) is an artist, educator, & exhibition organizer currently based in Pittsburgh. Her work, primarily in sculpture, is concerned with the impact of language on our perception of objects and is informed by an interest in the concreteness of matter in contrast to subjective interpretation.

Katie Bullock (Albion, MI) catalogs and works with observed “everyday” moments and phenomena, driven by the complexity of truth that taking note can reveal. She encourages viewers to engage with some of the most challenging questions through local noticing, and the often-surprising wonder and humility that comes with it.