Art events to look out for, September edition

For this post we’ll be highlighting some arts events in September that we’re excited for. If you’re looking for a show to see, scroll below and mark your calendars for some amazing exhibits!

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Wanna know what we’re up to when we’re not hard at work? Find out at Fringe Benefits, the CDCP staff show, opening Saturday September 21st! Fringe Benefits will feature work by Candace Opper, Corrine Jasmin, Eriko Hattori, and Nicole Czapinski; curated by none other than Casey Droege. The show will take place at the CDCP Project Space on 317 S. Trenton Ave. Click here for more info.

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PULLPROOF Studios is hosting Mirror, Mirror a group show curated by Small Mall artist Christina Lee and Emma Vescio. The work in the exhibit explores the tension between high art and low-brow aesthetics through the female/non-binary lens, while highlighting the voices of visual storytellers who are underrepresented by the art world and the world at large. With Mirror, Mirror, Christina and Emma are rethinking what belongs on gallery walls by exhibiting work that is usually seen as unconventional for a gallery setting. Mirror, Mirror also features drawings by CDCP staff member Eriko Hattori. Pullproof is open by appointment only, however a closing reception for the show will take place at the end of the month. Read more about Mirror, Mirror in this month’s Pittsburgh City Paper.

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The closing reception for Small Mall artist Stephen Grebinski’s Peaceable Kingdom is coming up on Sept. 25th. Curated by Emma Vescio, Peaceable Kingdom invites viewers to Grebinski’s utopia to sit, stare, bask, and question the works that have been presented to them. Grandiose rooms and architecture come to life within every drawing, painting, or collage. Inspired by the lost spaces of interior design manuals and archival videos, Grebinski finds solace in his reinterpretations of individualism and societal expectations. Reclaiming the rooms not meant to be sat in. The houses that are overlooked, bulldozed, forgotten. The painting that is redone over and over again. These spaces are equal, abstracted, and beautiful throughout Peaceable Kingdom. The show and closing reception will be at The Union Hall. Find out more here.

Art events to look out for in Pittsburgh, August edition

CDCP is bringing back the blog, and for this post we’ll be highlighting some arts events in PIttsburgh that we’re excited for. If you’re looking for a show to see, scroll below and mark your calendars for some amazing exhibits!


CDCP Staff Member Shows:

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Three of our staff members at CDCP have shows running through August! Project Manager Nicole Czapinski’s solo exhibit an illusionary pain in a nonexistent hand is up now until August 25th at the Westmoreland Museum of Art in Greensburg, PA. To learn more about the show, click here.


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Concept Facilitator Corrine Jasmin will have a solo show coming up for the Unblurred: First Fridays on Friday August 2nd. Her show Beams of Light will be opening August 2nd, with an opening reception from 7-10pm at Boom Concepts. For more info on Beams of Light, click here.

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Connections Coordinator Eriko Hattori is having an opening on August 2nd at the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination with printmaker Vanessa Adams, (who has work at Small Mall.) P O R T A L S: New Work by Eriko Hattori and Vanessa Adams will have its opening reception on Friday August 2nd from 6-10pm during Unblurred: First Fridays. For more info on P O R T A L S, click here.







More exhibits in Pittsburgh:

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Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s exhibit Barely Breathing is having its opening reception tonight, July 24th, from 6:30-8:30pm and will be up until August 23rd. Curated by AAP’s 2019 Emerging Curator Vania Evangelique, Barely Breathing explores humanity’s relationship with nature and how we express that in the art we create. The show will also feature work by staff member Corrine Jasmin. For more information on the show, click here.

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Pullproof Studios is having their first member exhibit, Fine Print, at 707 Gallery downtown. The show will have its opening reception on July 26th from 6-9PM and will be up until September 8th. This show will feature Small Mall artists Christina Lee, Aaron Regal, and Charlie Barber. For more information, click here.

Make sure to check back in on our blog for updates each week! We’ve got a lot of things in store, so stay tuned.

Naomi Beckwith, final speaker for the PGH Photo Fair Speaker Series

Join us Wednesday April 25th at the Ace Hotel Ballroom for the final discussion of the PGH Photo Fair Speaker Series. Naomi Beckwith, Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, will discuss how her current exhibition and book projects focus on the impact of identity and multi-disciplinary practices for shaping contemporary art. Doors will open at 6pm, and the lecture will begin at 6:30pm. 

The event is free and we invite you to stay after the lecture for drinks at the hotel bar.

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Naomi Beckwith
April 25th, 2018
6pm Doors open
6:30pm Lecture starts

Ace Hotel Ballroom
120 S Whitfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Naomi Beckwith is the Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where her exhibition and book projects focus on the impact of identity and multi-disciplinary practices for shaping contemporary art. Prior to the MCA, Beckwith held positions at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Her numerous exhibitions include The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now and 30 Seconds off an Inch, both considering the persistent resonance of black cultural practices across contemporary art internationally.