Shohei Katayama Opening Reception


All Ages
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Free admission
Main Building

Event Summary

Join us for the opening of a new exhibition by artist-in-residence Shohei Katayama.

As Below, So Above invites viewers to challenge their perceived reality and consider their place in a complex and everchanging world. The exhibition draws inspiration from the ancient hermetic phrase, “As Above, So Below” and explores the interplay and interconnectedness of ‘all things’ through a dynamic work spanning two levels of the Mattress Factory’s original warehouse building. 

The Opening Reception is a free event that will feature a walk-through of the new exhibition and an opportunity to meet the artist. Drinks and non-alcoholic refreshments will be available.

Registration for the Opening Reception is strongly encouraged here.

Please check in at the Museum’s Main Building at 505 Jacksonia Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

The show will be on view through May 19, 2024.

Shohei Katayama is a Japanese American artist who explores the space between light and dark, life and death, beauty and danger, nature and man. Utilizing his art as a catalyst for environmental conversations, his work examines the underlying patterns and forces of nature by showcasing unseen relationships in ecology. Katayama uses materials that embodies the philosophy associated with ecological examination. Through his work, Katayama demonstrates the entanglements that are present between such systems and illustrates the disruptions that can occur when individual components are manipulated.