Past Exhibitions

Present at Creation

October 14, 2016 - February 18, 2017 at the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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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.

Loss, Creativity, and Transformation: Stephanie S. Lind Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

September 9 - November 11, 2016 in the Studio Display Cases

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Master of Fine Art graduate Stephanie Lind at the Heartwood College of Art, Biddeford, Maine presents works in metal and wood that represent the culmination of a five-year long residency degree program that emphasizes extensive creative exploration. The exhibition highlights and celebrates the artist’s exceptional creativity, curiosity, and inventiveness.

Aqua Icons and Arboreal Geometric

July 25 - October 9, 2016 at the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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Pittsburgh artist Carin Mincemoyer’s sculptures feature wood in organic shapes and manufactured forms to reference labor, building, and our relationship to natural and built environments.

Edward Eberle Retrospective

Friday, September 9, 2016 - Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the Main Gallery

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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.

Pattern and Place: Art Quilts by Valerie Goodwin

May 6 - July 4, 2016 at BNY Mellon Center

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Fascinated by the language of lines, shapes, and pattern, Valerie Goodwin combines her architectural background with masterful artistic skill to…

The Invisible One

January 22, 2016 - April 24, 2016 at BNY Mellon Center

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Presented in association with Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art at the Society for Contemporary Craft, The Invisible One creates a…

Fiberart International 2016

May 6 - August 21, 2016 in the Main Gallery

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Fiberart International 2016 is the 22nd in a series of triennial juried exhibitions sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh,…

A Very Long Engagement

October 2, 2015 - January 8, 2016 at BNY Mellon Center

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Human beings’ relationship with string spans millennia and it is thought that simple strands of fiber were the beginning of our species’ understanding of space and abstract thought. Our very long engagement with string and its manipulation into essential everyday objects is at the core of how humans engage with the world.

Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

September 18, 2015 - March 12, 2016

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One in four adults lives with a mental health condition, yet this common illness often remains hidden behind a wall…