Dave Bernabo and Blaine Siegel
2/12/2016 - 3/27/2016
February 12 opening reception 6-10pm. Free.
On view through March 27.
Two modern day alchemists transforming and joining material things (wood, glass, metal, plaster) and non-things (sound and light) into new significant forms. Forms that both abstract and reveal the structures that define our lives.
FEB 12 6PM Opening Event
”Two modern day alchemists transforming and joining material things (wood, glass, metal, bone) and non things (sound and light) into new significant forms. Forms that both abstract and reveal the structures that define our lives.”
FEB 17 6PM Guided meditation with Bhante Pema
Bhante Pema from the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center will be leading the group meditation. Bhante was asked to guide the meditation as it was in a mediation workshop led by Bhante two years ago upon which Blaine drew his original inspiration for the artworks in this exhibition
FEB 26 8PM musicSPACE
MUSICSPACE PRESENTS THE ARMADILLOS + THE HILLS AND THE RIVERS
8:00 pm Doors, 8:30 pm Music, $5 at the door (all proceeds go to the performers), All Ages
musicSPACE, a local sound series presented by Space, a project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
The Armadillos (on Wild Kindness Records) (Indie folk, rock, western, new-bluegrass, americana roots)
The Hills and The Rivers (Street Folk (madoletto, banjo, djembe, stand-up bass))
MAR 11 7PM Lightlab Performance Series
Lightlab Performance Series, the event series presented by Taylor Knight, David Bernabo, and Anna Thompson, continues with its 13th event.
THREE MOVEMENT WORKS
Ru Emmons-Apt and Connor Hestdalen
MODULES (David Bernabo, Taylor Knight, Anna Thompson, Jil Stifel)
Additional performers to be announced soon.
MAR 16 6PM Artist Talk
Curator Adam Welch moderates an artist talk with Blaine Siegel and David Bernabo.
David Bernabo is an active filmmaker, musician, dancer, and visual artist. He curates and produces work for the Host Skull Ongoing Box imprint and co-curates the Lightlab Performance Series with choreographer Taylor Knight. David’s recent projects include screening his new documentary, Food Systems, a new solo piano record titled Deep Ecology, and a recent evening-length dance work for seven movers and one musician called The Reduction. Bernabo’s 2015 installation Judson used wood, acrylic paint, and spray paint to create colorful, challenging sculptures to keep the audience thinking and interpreting. davidbernabo.info
Blaine Siegel uses diverse mediums and disciplines, incorporating broad interests into his studio practice, set design, and socially engaged projects. He takes from the physical world, all materials at his disposal. Siegel’s 2009 PROGENITOR installation series harnessed the power of plastic bags, light, and air to swath the audience in an ethereal atmosphere reminding them of the unexpected beauty that can come from basic materials. He explains, “It is in this world, living in this American world specifically, in which I derive the conceptual basis of my work. I am attuned to the contradictions, nuances, beauty, sadness and ridiculousness saturating the cultural atmosphere of contemporary life in America. I understand that my acts of creation are a contrast to the awareness of the destruction and violence of our time.” blainesiegel.com
Video: Blaine Siegel's "Today is a Ghost". Currently on view at SPACE.