Discover the diverse work of the Allegheny Metals Club. This group exhibition is a first for the club, and was juried by Natalie Sweet, Contemporary Craft’s Exhibitions/Program Assistant. It showcases the broad array of talent within the Allegheny Metals Club and gives a glimpse of what is happening within the field of contemporary metals today.
Organized in conjunction with the Edward Eberle Retrospective, the companion exhibition Present at Creation features contemporary works by four artists who have been directly mentored and impacted by Eberle’s energy and virtuosity. Through their individual art practices Erica Nickol, Jeff Schwarz, Jonathan Schwarz, and Ian Thomas are forging new avenues for contemporary art using a visual language that combines craft and personal narrative.
Over the past three decades, Pittsburgh artist Edward Eberle has explored and tested the limits of porcelain, with his prolific body of work ranging from classically inspired vessels to altered and deconstructed sculptures. This career retrospective brings works from the mid-1980s to the present into dialogue allowing visitors to discover the timeless and intriguing work of a true master.
Shelter is universally identified as a basic human right, yet refuge and protection are out of reach for millions of people worldwide. How does lack of safety and security, from the physical elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Shelter provides a forum for craft artists’ responses to issues of shelter—global and local, public and private.
Artist Sonya Clark leads viewers on an investigation of the inherent histories embedded in familiar materials ranging from human hair, to thread, to gold. Discover how everyday objects act as both mirrors and sponges, reflecting and absorbing our personal and collective narratives.