Thursday, September 17, 2009

fresh spaces in braddock




For the past 4 months or so I have been meeting with a group of artists in discussion lead by my former instructor Maura Doern Danko. Typically our discussions were about observing the broad spectrum of art through the ages and attempting to overlap ideas rooted in extracting meaning. The meeting have come to a head and we are embarking on a show based in Braddock, PA at a place called Unsmoke Systems. On Monday Andre, Nick and I traveled up to Braddock to check out the space, meet with the gallery managers, and discuss possibilities for the interior. Upon inspection of this amazing gallery I have a strong desire to do some on-site painting along with some installations utilizing the space's unique architectural and accidental features. I can't wait to coop up in that building in December and really explore those walls. The show will be in January and I believe it will run for the entire month. As always I will keep everyone updated with plenty of photographs when I get the time.

5 comments:

Jes LaVecchia said...

that place is awesome! some friends of ours had a show there this past spring? i think. it really is a wonderful space. congrats!

Emily Stilwell said...

always following you dude. keep me posted. i love everything you do and if i had enough money id make you rich. ill be at the show bearing beers, admiration, and clothes. since i wont be naked.

i ran out of things id be bearing.

way to go :)

abandonview said...

grreaaat!! i've been meaning to check out unsmoke for some time. from what i've seen of the place those walls are perfect for what you do. wish i could eavesdrop on some of those conversations.

charliebear said...

I freaking love that building in braddock!

Andre said...

we're going to turn the place into a giant mechanism. those photos are pretty great