Sunday, May 5, 2013

possible


Possible

May 3-13th

Opening reception Friday, May 10th!

"To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought." - Tom Robbins

Possible is a collection of works that aim to question the bounds of impossible material construction and physicality in art making. These selected pieces stretch the limits of the medium they were created with, using traditional materials in nontraditional ways and using nontraditional materials to create something truly magical. The creators of these works activate their media in unexpected and newfangled ways.

This grouping of artists works in all realms of the art world. Together, they interweave paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs and represent the physical manifestation of the journey of an artist through fantasy, reality, and the space in between. Through masterful craftsmanship, optical illusion, and creative engineering, this group of artists attempts to succeed in making the impossible
possible.

Possible is a group show featuring works by:

Aimée Burg
Nick Conti
Julianna Dail
Natalie Grandinetti
Judith Klausner
Sean O'Connor
Staci Offutt
Jessie Rommelt
Matthew Torti
Natalia Zubko

Show concept made possible by Natalie Grandinetti and Staci Offutt.

In addition the work will be available by appointment May 3rd - 13th.

For more information please check out this link!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Small Shrines: Group Exhibition Now Open!


Small Shrines

 April 5th -27th, 2013
Reception: April 26th, 6 - 9pm
 
*The reception coincides with Art Blooms and the Spring Gallery Walk

I'm extremely excited to announce the exhibition Small Shrines is now open!  It looks fantastic thanks to my curatorial partner Natalie Grandinetti, the staff at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts and the many incredible artists who contributed their works. Check out the event page on facebook.

Press Release:

From the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the Shinto Shrines of Japan, shrines have been used throughout history as icons, relics, focal points of awe and respect to be venerated or worshiped. They are found in churches, homes cemeteries and temples. Join Sweetwater as we host a juried exhibition that will feature two-dimensional and three-dimensional works made in honor, dedication or celebration of an individual, a group of people, a place, a thing or an idea. The exhibition will run from April 5-April 27, 2013. The closing reception will be held on April 26th from 6:00-9:00pm. Admission is free!

This exhibition is juried by Natalie Grandinetti and Staci Offutt. Offutt completed her Master of Fine Arts at Parsons and Bachelor of Fine Arts at West Virginia University. Gradinetti obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Penn State University. Both Grandinetti and Offutt are engaged in the Pittsburgh art scene, participating in community art projects and gallery exhibitions, teaching multidisciplinary art classes, and maintaining active studio practices.


Juror selected artists include:

Catherine Armbrust, Elizabeth Aschem Douglas, Sarah Banach, Aimée Burg, Anna Chupa, Patricia Dominguez, Pamela Flynn, Ann Taylor Gibson, Amanda K. Gross, Michelina Hewitt, Khara Koffel, Tybre Newcomer, Ronald Nigro, Christopher A. Smith, Ryan Stander, Carl Stillitano, Maggie Sullivan, Arielle Toelke, Matthew Torti and Natalia Zubko.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Small Shrines



I am pleased to announce that Natalie Grandinetti and I are putting on another show.  We are now accepting submissions.  Please find the official entry form here.


Small Shrines
April 5 - April 27
Sweetwater Center for the Arts
Sewickly, PA 

Opening Reception: 
April 26th, 2012 
6:00 - 9:00pm


Description:

From the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the Shinto Shrines of Japan, shrines have been used throughout history as icons, relics, focal points of awe and respect to be venerated or worshiped. They are found in churches, homes, cemeteries and temples. Some are temporary, portable or even miniature, and some are laden with decoration, finely crafted and grandiose.

Small Shrines is a collection of contemporary works made in honor, dedication or celebration of a subject. These small two-dimensional and three-dimensional works celebrate a person or group of people living or dead, a place, thing or idea in a present-day context. Through traditional and nontraditional art materials, the artists here have created personal reflections honoring the heroic on a smaller collective scale.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Flying Machines


I'm incredibly excited to present a group show of work by over 20 artists from near and far. Flying Machines is a joint curatorial effort by Natalie Conti and myself as well as the contributions and support of Danny Overdorff and his crew at the Headkeeper in Greensburg, PA.


Press release for Flying Machines:

Flying Machines is a salon style exhibition of proposals, blueprints, partially created work, illustrated machines and futuristic designs by some of the art world's most daring dreamers. These artists took on the challenge presented by curators Natalie Conti and Staci Offutt of thinking the unthinkable and creating highly detailed and carefully calculated plans for uncreatable art objects. These are works that can't actually be fully realized due to constraints such as gravity, time allowance, fiscal limitations, engineering impossibilities or lack of adherence to basic physics. These unique inventions are explorations into the depths of the imagination.
They stretch the edges of our known reality and present us with something new, fresh, and extraordinary.

Danny Overdorff and The Headkeeper Present:

Flying Machines: A Show of Uncreatables
Featuring work by over 20 artists assembled by guest curators Natalie Conti and Staci Offutt
April 14 – May 12, 2012

Opening Reception
Sunday May 22nd, 2012 6 - 9PM

For more information please email Dan Overdorff at dan.overdorff@gmail.com.


Featured Artist in the Strip



This month I'm one of the artist featured at a great new venue in the Strip District, The Beerhive. The owners of this fabulous little spot are great supporters of the local art scene and they make a mean pretzel! I highly recommend checking this place out for the art and the ambiance.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Beautiful Demolition: Explosions and Other Destructive Forces from Otherworldly Sources



Happy New Year and New Shows and New Art!

Come celebrate some of that with me this Saturday, January 7th from 5 - 8 pm at New Amsterdam. This show of drawings and paintings, curated by Natalie Gable will run from January 1st through January 31st.

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My actual New Year celebration consisted of me hunched over on the floor painting and drawing and Jaron asking me how many minutes before midnight he should tell me to get ready to countdown. It ended up being 4 minutes...but I only stood up for 30 seconds, kissed him and went back to work. So, these additions to the show are actually work from 2012!


"Hung"
Graphite on paper
2012


"Topple"
Graphite on paper
2012

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dupe: A solo show of new work


Quell
Acrylic on wood
24"x18"
2011


The Headkeeper and Dan Overdorff are proud to announce;

Dupe; Works by Staci Offutt
July 8 – September 6, 2011

Reception Sunday July 10th, 2011 6 - 9PM
Draft specials will be announced at the reception.
Curated by Dan Overdorff

A portion of the proceeds on all sold artwork will be donated to cystic fibrosis research

This event is free and open to all ages, you must be 21 to drink.

Join us for an evening of Art, Music, Food, Drinks and Fun.

Contact:
dan.overdorff@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/pa​ges/Headkeeper-Tapas-Bar/1​66008293431741
724.610.9468

Ruin
Acrylic on wood
36"x32"
2011


Exalt
Graphite and acrylic on paper
15"x22"
2011

Dupe
Acrylic on wood
32"x34"
2011