Featuring a selection of vibrant tin quilts by Pittsburgh artist Kim Fox, Handwork recognizes the influence, the patterns and the landscapes of Pennsylvania. With a focus on organic themes of birds, bees, and the idea of home and place, Fox creates vintage tin and salvaged wood “quilts” that combine images reminiscent of traditional quilt patterns and the ideals that they represent.
Her process of cutting apart tins and sourcing wood is almost as much a part of the art as the assemblage of the pieces. Fox recognizes the history that comes with salvaging and reclaiming materials and prefers to work with found materials rather than mimicking the patina of old. This circle of decay and rebirth is a similar narrative to that of Pittsburgh, a city of dramatic beauty and constant change.
Handwork is presented in conjunction with CC’s biennial show, Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials, The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founders Prize Exhibition on view in the main gallery in the Strip District.
CC’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery is located at 500 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (in the Lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station at Oliver Street and Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh). This exhibit is opened daily through midnight and is also free to the public.