There are so many awesome galleries around here: Wood Street, SPACE, Fein Art, Society for Contemporary Craft, Chromos Eyewear…
No, that’s not a typo – you read it right. Combining the two things we love the most, art + Pittsburgh, we created a gallery within the store so we could spotlight our city’s amazingly talented local artists.
“We’re all about seeing things clearly and wanted to provide people with a really cool visual experience,” said owner Daniel Childs.
So we hooked up with Purple Room Fine Art curator/artist Carolyn Pierotti and began covering the walls with exhibits that rotate every two months from the likes of Keith Clouse, Kait Schoeb, Scott Hunter, Terry Boyd, Mia Tarducci Henry, and Atticus Adams.
“I thought it was really phenomenal. It’s giving the artists another type of exposure that they might not be getting in the city of Pittsburgh,” Pierotti said.
Through March 30th, we’ll be featuring “Waxed Abstraction: An Exhibition of Encaustic Art” by Marlene Boas, inspired by her decades-worth of experience as a therapist and coach.
“Issues on the surface are scraped away to unearth the hidden colors below,” she says. “This is how I understand the human psyche: it is multi-layered, complex, and malleable because of our tendency to bury and expose memories, beliefs, and behaviors in different ways at different times.”
“Usually in encaustic art, the colors are very muted,” Pierotti added. “But Marlene really takes it to another level.”
Whenever any piece from any artist catches your eye, go ahead and buy it! And don’t worry about having to be a millionaire in order to afford an original piece of art; there’s something for everyone with price points that range from $20 all the way up to $1,000.
Swing on by and see for yourself!