Pittsburgh Now

Contact: Veronica Corpuz, (412) 471-6082 / corpuz@pgharts.org

SPACE presents Pittsburgh Now

Friday April 25 – Friday June 13, 2008
812 Liberty Avenue

PITTSBURGH, PA—In conjunction with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education and Community Engagement’s Gallery Crawl, the exhibit Pittsburgh Now opens at SPACE on Friday, April 25, 2008, from 5:30-9pm. The show closes on Friday, June 13, 2008. Pittsburgh Now isguest curated by Murray Horne of Wood Street Galleries. This is exhibit is sponsored by 91.3fm WYEP.

The exhibit features new works from local artists and emphasizes the breadth of the current art practice in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Now features cutting-edge photography, oil paintings, mixed-media pieces, and installations. The range of pieces on display reflects the rich and diverse artistic community in Pittsburgh.

Participating Artists include: Lowry Burgess, Angelo Ciotti, Deborah Hosking, George Lipchak, Steve O’Hearn, Renee Rosensteel, and Philip Rostek.

Lowry Burgess is a Professor at the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. He has received a graduate degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, at the University of Pennsylvania, and continued to conduct post-graduate study at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel, Mexico. His practice focuses on environmental sculpture and poetry.

Angelo Ciotti received his Master of Arts in Printmaking/Art History from Villa Schifanoia Rosary College at the Old Dominion University in Florence, Italy. He is an environmental reclamation artist and has had numerous lectures, exhibitions, and projects in Pittsburgh and throughout the world.

Deborah Hosking received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. She is skilled in landscape photography and in creating digital collages and has exhibited nationally and internationally. She has exhibited work at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and at the Monoian Artspace.

George Lipchak was born on the North Side of Pittsburgh; he completed his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University. Lipchak uses welded steel and pigmented plaster to create non-representational forms and has exhibited his work in Europe.

Steve O’Hearn is a public artist, industrial artist, and set designer. He earned his Masters of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and has exhibited artwork internationally. He is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of Squonk Opera.

Renee Rosensteel is a photojournalist who creates artwork examining how people engage in adversity. She has lectured at the University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, and the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Rosensteel has also exhibited her work at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, FLUX, Artists Upstairs Gallery, and the Blue Ruin Gallery.

Philip Rostek is a drawing and painting professor at Seton Hill University. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Penn State University and his Master of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. Rostek has exhibited work internationally select venues include the Wood Street Galleries, The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Painted Bride, and the International Pavilion of Art and Science.

SPACE is free and open to the public from Tuesday-Thursday 11am-6pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-8pm. For more information please visit spacepittsburgh.org or call 412-325-7723

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