Each artist in the exhibition will have a chance to talk about their work. Merill Comeau, our juror, will give an introduction. You can text comments and questions via the text box during the Zoom session or email Linda Brown ahead of time (Lsbrown507@gmail.com).
Artists see the world through many lenses and experiences. Artists are invited to consider aspects of their views, values and experiences to create entries for this show. Through the art, the viewer will be invited to consider the artists’ intent. Where: Brew House Association Gallery • 711 South 21st Street • Pittsburgh PA 15203 When: Friday, February 21 – Saturday, March 21, 2020 Chairperson: Linda Brown- contact her at exhibitionsFGP@gmail.com Opening Reception: Friday February 21, 2020 6:00 – 9:00 Online artist talk: Monday June 1st and Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 – 3pm on Zoom Registration required – https://fiberartspgh.org/programs/online-programs/ Catalog: available for purchase HERE
Juror Merill Comeau is a mixed media artist creating installations, murals, and garments examining narratives of repair and regeneration. Comeau deconstructs, reconstructs,and alters clothing and linens to disrupt, reorder, and build stories exploring common human concerns. She is known for her work exploring women’s history, gender identity development, and autobiographical narrative. Comeau has participated in over 70 exhibitions including Fuller Craft Museum, Danforth Art Museum, Southern New Hampshire University, and Fiberart International 2019. Comeau has completed ten artist residencies including three month-long stays at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut where she researched the Weir family women’s lives to use as art-making inspiration. Comeau’s work has been showcased in numerous publications including TextileArtist.org, Fiber Art Now, Mass Cultural Council’s ArtsSake blog, and World of Threads Artist Interviews. In addition to her solo studio practice, Comeau has extensive experience as a teaching artist. Committed to the use of visual expression as storytelling, transmitting knowledge, and teaching values, she has facilitated over 30 community art projects. Since 2012, she has been a teaching artist for the Department of Youth Services, making art with youth at risk involved in the Massachusetts court system and residing in secure treatment centers. For more information please visit Merill’s website: www.merillcomeau.com
The Brew House Association Gallery – 711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203 Established in 1993, The Brew House Association resides in the former Duquesne Brewing Company Brew House in Pittsburgh’s South Side. BHA cultivates a wide range of artistic development through an emerging artist residency called Distillery, a curatorial support program called Prospectus, and dynamic gallery exhibitions of contemporary art. Gallery Hours: Thursday 2-7, Friday 11-4, Saturday 11-4