CSA PGH was featured on ARTSY's 9 Communal Art Programs that Pay Artists to Create Experimental Work. We are thrilled to be included on this list along other CSA programs in the US that are pursuing art efforts supported by local communities. Check out the article and some of the programs around the country.
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'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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.