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CSA PGH artists at Small Mall

CDCP's new concept store, Small Mall, is now open in Upper Lawrenceville! We're showcasing art and design objects from some of the region's most talented makers, including many past CSA PGH artists. We have a wide array of pieces available, from prints and paintings to ceramics and jewelry.

Stop by and check out the latest venture in CDCP's programming, and while you're at it take a look at the CSA artists that are showing work at Small Mall:

Kevin Clancy, CSA PGH '17
Sarika Goulatia, CSA PGH '17
Seth Ledonne, CSA PGH '17
John Peña, CSA PGH '17
Lizzee Solomon, CSA PGH '15
Reiko Yamamoto, CSA PGH '15
Jennifer Meridian, CSA PGH '14
David Montano, CSA PGH '14
Barbara Weissberger, CSA PGH '14
David Bernabo, CSA PGH '13

CSA PGH Artists Spotlight: Jennifer Meridian, Barbara Weissberger, and Alisha Wormsley

CDCP would like to congratulate CSA PGH 2014 artists Jennifer Meridian, Barbara Weissberger, and Alicia Wormsley for their successful exhibitions and projects!

Jennifer Meridian

Jennifer Meridian has been hard at work on her The Other Border Wall collaborative project. Phase 2 of the project just launched this past January and received funding by the Opportunity Fund through Pittsburgh Filmmakers. We would like to congratulate Meridian for receiving this grant, and are very excited to see how this project continues. 

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For the 2014 CSA PGH series, Jennifer Meridian created a series of photographic prints detailing the transformation of a sculptural object. Each photograph in the series is unique; a short video documenting the transformation of the piece is available to see here. The series is still available for purchase at the CSA PGH website. Meridian is a visual artist and teacher whose practice is rooted in the fundamental principle that art transforms and saves people's lives, including her own. She describes herself as a "storyteller who follows flux and finds form." Her work moves between two distinct trajectories: as a studio artist and as a director of private and public performances.

Barbara Weissberger

Barbara Weissberger pop-up window installation, My Own Cozy Homemade Void, is currently on view at placeholder.show, 215 North Ave, Millvale, PA, 15209 until March 1st and possibly longer.

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For the 2014 CSA Series, Barbara Weissberger made an editioned photographic print of a collage formation created from everyday materials. The print is still available for sale online at our website. Weissberger's images grow out of improvisation and the pleasure of working with materials. Play is central to her process. The writer Sherrie Flick described the idiosyncratic mix of elements in her work as "stacked and wrapped - harmoniously, improbably, united in their disparity."

Alisha Wormsley

Alisha Wormsley recently had the premiere of her film The People Are the Light at the Carnegie Museum of Art in December, 2017. In addition to the film, Wormsley exhibited a corresponding photographic series, which exhibited earlier in September-October 2017 at CMOA.

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For the 2014 CSA Series, Alisha Wormsley created a series of afrofuturist creations and sculptures in the form of found object talismans for the 2014 Half Share. Wormsley stays involved in the process at all times. If she is not in her studio working on her own projects, she is traveling, teaching, or working on some other aspect of the art making process, extending the art-making community. Presently, she is in between Pittsburgh and Brooklyn, writing grants, teaching and working on several personal projects including a children's book on the environmental crisis and music.

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!