CSA PGH Artist Spotlight: Sarika Goulatia

Congratulations to Sarika Goulatia for receiving the 2017 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award! Administered by the Heinz Endowments and the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Carol R. Brown Award is presented to one emerging and established artist each year.

Sarika’s artworks may be familiar to Pittsburgh art appreciators - we’re pleased to share a few  opportunities to see (and own!) her works.

Sarika Goulatia, at CDCP Gallery. (Photograph from Sean Carroll.)

Sarika Goulatia, at CDCP Gallery. (Photograph from Sean Carroll.)


For the 2017 CSA PGH share, Sarika created a letterpress print edition “it is only because we live inside of the eyes of others”, an extension of her project, prosecuterix. In this project, Sarika collects individuals’ stories of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment and represents the stories physically though works on paper, stored in manipulated shoeboxes, digitally preserved online, and stacks boxes to create an immersive installation. This project was presented in the group show, DIGS - Sexism in the Arts at AIR (Arist Image Resource) in May of 2017, and the latest iteration of the project opens at Carlow University Art Gallery on November 16th.

it is only because we live inside the eyes of others by Sarika Goulatia (Photograph by Rafael Abreu-Canedo.)

it is only because we live inside the eyes of others by Sarika Goulatia (Photograph by Rafael Abreu-Canedo.)

Sarika’s CSA PGH work depicts a shoebox accompanied by text which is printed on the soft rag paper without ink, creating a subtlety as if the quote should be read in a whisper. Included with the 11” x 17” print is a QR code, which provides an opportunity for the owner to learn more about the project. The 2017 CSA PGH share is available now - only a few shares remain!

Sarika Goulatia's installation on view at CDCP gallery through December 2nd. Photograph from Sean Carroll.

Sarika Goulatia's installation on view at CDCP gallery through December 2nd. Photograph from Sean Carroll.

Lastly, Sarika’s artworks are currently on view at the CDCP gallery show, may you live in interesting times, through December 2nd. Sarika presents a sprawling wall-based installation of photographic prints, meticulously-crafted drawings and manipulations of paper, and de-embossed texts, echoing the quotes of the CSA PGH art work. Additionally, multiple altered book sculptures are included in the exhibition; pricked, burnt, cut, and clamped in place, these physical manifestations of the imagery in the drawings and photographic works remind us of the varying ways in which trauma and violence are carried by individuals and throughout societies.

The CDCP gallery is open on Fridays from 12pm to 7pm and Saturdays from 12pm to 5pm. (Please note that the gallery will be closed the weekend of Thanksgiving, November 24th and 25th.) In addition to the current gallery show, CDCP is showcasing available works for purchase from past CSA PGH shares and the current 2017 share.

Give the Gift of Fresh, Locally-made ART

Keep CSA PGH in mind this holiday season! Looking for a unique gift for the budding art collector? Want to give the ultimate holiday open house present? Feel the itch to support local artists? Just need to treat yourself? Only four shares remain of the CSA PGH 2017 and now is your chance to buy fresh, local art.

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Each 2017 share includes six exclusive, editioned artworks from the following artists:  Kevin ClancySarika GoulatiaMark Franchino with Jeremy BoyleSeth LeDonneJohn Peña, and Imin Yeh.

Come in person to pick up your share during gallery hours on Fridays from 12pm - 7pm and Saturdays 12pm - 5pm. The current CSA PGH 2017 share is on view in the gallery, along with individual works still in stock from past seasons.

Crowds Connect with Local Artists at the CSA PGH Small Mall

*All photos from Sean Carroll

The CSA PGH Small Mall successfully connected attendees of the September 22nd Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl with a variety of local artists that we are proud to feature in the CSA PGH programming - and a few new friends! #GallerycrawlPGH-ers bought unique artworks, snacked on tasty treats from our food trucks (@thepickledchefcompany & @lapalapapgh), and enjoyed opportunities for art experiences from Angela Love’s ‘Almost Polite’ caricatures and The Nose Exchange by Edith Abeyta (CSA PGH 2015 Artist) to the #montageanimal Selfie Booth by Barbara Weissberger (CSA PGH 2014 Artist) and Aaron Henderson.

 

 

Pittsburgh-based artist Reiko Yamamoto (CSA PGH 2015 Artist) stands proudly with her modern, versatile and functional pottery and jewelry.

Pittsburgh-based artist Reiko Yamamoto (CSA PGH 2015 Artist) stands proudly with her modern, versatile and functional pottery and jewelry.

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Attendees admire works by Pittsburgh artist, Seth LeDonne (CSA PGH 2017 Artist).

Attendees admire works by Pittsburgh artist, Seth LeDonne (CSA PGH 2017 Artist).

Conversations with John Peña (CSA PGH 2017 Artist): face-to-face and suspended on wooden legs, as word balloon sculptures.

Conversations with John Peña (CSA PGH 2017 Artist): face-to-face and suspended on wooden legs, as word balloon sculptures.

‘Almost Polite’ Caricatures by artist Angela Love

‘Almost Polite’ Caricatures by artist Angela Love

Jayla Patton interacting with Small Mall shoppers at SPACE Gallery.

Jayla Patton interacting with Small Mall shoppers at SPACE Gallery.

Picking out a favorite portrait from Lizzee Solomon (CSA PGH 2015)'s works.

Picking out a favorite portrait from Lizzee Solomon (CSA PGH 2015)'s works.

YOUR 21ST CENTURY NEEDS AND DESIRES: Publications and Paintings offered by Jennifer Meridian (CSA PGH 2014 Artist).

YOUR 21ST CENTURY NEEDS AND DESIRES:

Publications and Paintings offered by Jennifer Meridian (CSA PGH 2014 Artist).

Thanks again to all of our participating artists and to the #GalleryCrawlPGH shoppers!

CSA PGH Small Mall returns!

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CSA PGH Small Mall is back and better than ever! Join us for this one day art market at Space Gallery, where we will feature some of your favorite CSA PGH artists and a few new friends. These artists will be selling their incredible wares (prints, ceramic objects, clothing, and more) and CSA PGH will be releasing the 2017 shares for the public.

CSA PGH creates “shares” of art to feed the public’s cultural appetite. Each season, we commission local artists to produce editioned work, which we collate into shares available for purchase by the public. We are part of a national artist- driven movement inspired by agricultural CSAs. Learn more at csapgh.com

2017 SHARES ON SALE SEPTEMBER 1st

Only 20 shares will be released to the public in 2017, so set your alarm and hurry to our website at 9 am on September 1st to buy yours!

Each share includes one editioned and exclusive work from our six chosen artists. Shares will be available for $600 and will go quickly! Shareholders will be able to pick up artworks during our Small Mall event on Sept 22nd from 5:30 -10 pm at Space gallery or arrange for special delivery. 

Shareholders from our 2013 season couldn't wait to find out what was inside! After some incredible press for the season, CSA PGH shares were nearly gone within the first hour of sales.

Shareholders from our 2013 season couldn't wait to find out what was inside! After some incredible press for the season, CSA PGH shares were nearly gone within the first hour of sales.

CSA PGH Remix show @ CDCP Gallery

CSA PGH Remix show @ CDCP Gallery

“CSA PGH Remix”, showcasing past CSA PGH editioned artwork along with new work from selected alum. 

Join us during the gallery crawl on July 7th for an opening between 5:30-10pm.