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The Mattress Factory is an artist-centered museum, international residency program and renowned producer and presenter of installation art. We say “yes” to artists, offering time and space to dream and realize projects in our hometown, Pittsburgh, PA. We invite audiences from around the world and around the corner to step inside, immerse and connect with the artistic process.

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Friday, November 15th 2024

Opening: Eugene Macki

Join Mattress Factory for the opening of a new solo exhibition from artist Eugene Macki at 500 Sampsonia Way.

Macki was selected for exhibition by a panel of Mattress Factory alumni artists through the International Open Call. Artists who have worked in residency with Mattress Factory offer perspective unlike any other, one that is deeply familiar with the museum, engaged in many aspects of the contemporary art field, and invested in pushing our exhibitions in new directions. The artist alumni panelists for the 2021 International Open Call were Vanessa German, Sohrab Kashani, Christopher Meerdo and Sarah Oppenheimer.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments are available.

There is limited parking at our main building parking lot located at 505 Jacksonia Street, as well as street parking in the surrounding neighborhood.

About Eugene Macki:

Eugene Macki is a multi-disciplinary artist who grew up in Hackney, East London. Macki's artwork is known for its versatility and encompasses a range of mediums including sculpture, installation, land art, experimental video, and performance. Their artistic contributions have been recognized with awards such as the SPACE Artist Award and SPACE Hackney Studio Award in 2021, and the Gilbert Bayes Award by The Royal Society of Sculptors in 2020. Macki explores what it means to exist and the role of objects within this field of existence. They are also interested in different types of transformations, and how objects come to acquire meaning. They work within the domain of land art, installation, video, sculpture, and performance. Macki frequently travels to various locations to work on site-specific projects.

Recent awards and residencies include the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency (USA, 2022); Research retreat at the Old Jet Arts Centre (UK, 2021); SPACE Artist Award (2021) and SPACE Hackney Studio Bursary (UK, 2021-2022); The Gilbert Bayes Award by The Royal Society of Sculptors (UK, 2020); Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize: tour to The Salisbury Museum, Trinity Buoy Wharf, and The Gallery at De Montfort University (UK, 2019-2020); Residency at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (USA, 2019); Residency Project at St. Augustine's Tower, Hackney Historic Buildings Trust (UK, 2019); Residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (USA, 2018).

 

who IT’s For

Free and Open to All

Date & Times

November 15th, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Main Building
Eugene Macki, The Fourfold, 2020

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