Casey Droege Cultural Productions

CSA PGH Artist Spotilight: Lenka Clayton and David Bernabo

David Bernabo

We are very excited about CSA PGH 2013 artist David Bernabo's many upcoming events throughout Pittsburgh. Click here to see all the many places Bernabo will be showcasing his work in music and film.

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David Bernabo is a filmmaker, musician, dancer, visual artist, and writer. For the 2013 CSA Series, Bernabo created a lathe cut record, which contained a piece of spoken word and sung text, percussion, and electronics. He curates and produces work for the Ongoing Box imprint and co-curates the Lightlab Performance Series with slowdanger.

Lenka Clayton

Lenka Clayton's piece Qaeda, quality, question, quickly, quickly, quiet was a part of our current exhibit Mingle/Mangle, which is closing this weekend. Come join us for our Closing Event this Saturday February 24 at 1pm and get a chance to see and hear Clayton's piece. Our gallery will also be open Friday, February 23 from noon-7pm if you would like to check it out then.

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Lenka Clayton is an artist and founder of An Artist Residency in Motherhood. Her interdisciplinary work considers, exaggerates, and alters the accepted rules of everyday life, extending the familiar into the realms of the poetic and absurd. For the 2013 CSA Series, Clayton deconstructed a shirt owned by Andy Warhol. The 57 pieces were packaged and archived for each 2013 CSA shareholder. Every person received a small box including a portion of the shirt, a certificate of authenticity and a small needle and thread if the group desired to sew the shirt back together.  

Small Mall pop up at Mingle/Mangle

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Small Mall Pop-up

featuring past CSA PGH pieces.

We've only got a few 2017 CSA PGH shares left, so we are now breaking them up and selling the individual artworks at $150 each. There's still time to buy a full share, but not for long! Click the link below to buy.

The work is currently on view in our pop up Small Mall at the back of the gallery and features CSA PGH artworks from previous years alongside small works from the artists who are exhibiting in Mingle/Mangle, our new exhibit. You can also purchase it on our website.

Mingle/Mangle features artists "who assemble the parts to make a whole that is 'greater than the sum of its parts'” and was co-curated by Vicky A. Clark and Casey Droege. Come check out 2013 CSA PGH artists Lenka Clayton's piece Qaeda, quality, question, quickly, quickly, quiet as well as pieces by Caldwell Linker, Darnell Chambers, Jovencio de la Paz, Larry Cressman, and Rachel Schmidhofer

Thanks to Sean Carroll for the wonderful photos of the exhibit.

MINGLE/MANGLE

Past CSA PGH artist Lenka Clayton is also in the exhibit.

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.

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.