Pop-Up Exhibition: June Edwards and Cassandra Pfaff|
Wednesday March 05, 2014 - Sunday March 30, 2014
The Westmoreland is currently featuring month-long exhibitions of various artists at Westmoreland @rt 30.
Left: Carrie Furnace 2 by June Edwards
Right: Water by Cassandra Pfaff
June Edwards' work is an exploration of abandoned industrial architecture. The hulking, rusted forms of Carrie Furnace near Pittsburgh are coated with rich browns and grays in pronounced textures defined by the play of light and shadow. The subject contained all of the elements of the language of art. Edwards says her intent is to create visually compelling collage compositions, but also to remember the labor-intensive phase of a once vibrant and powerful industry. The expressive potential developed while she cut and manipulated images of the massive forms into mixed media arrangements, helped her to feel the soul of the place. Edwards artwork is a tribute to what is left of old technology and function.
Inspired by a deep appreciation for the past, Cassandra Pfaff's photography focuses on the mechanics, rust, and decay of western Pennsylvania's industrial locations, finding beauty in each stage of the path of time. The artist's most recent work applies this love for times gone by to the natural world, focusing on flowers, plants and other life as nature begins to take back what it has given. Combining abstract and macro photography, dolls and childhood objects, and the occasional backyard wildlife, much of Pfaff's work exhibits the influence of her graphic design background.
Opening: Friday, March 14 at Art on Tap 5.2.7
Salon: Thursday, March 20 at 6 PM
Upcoming Pop-Up Exhibition Schedule:
April 2-27: Duncan MacDiarmid
April 30-May 25: Rachel Yoke and Mark Panza
June 4-29: Josh Hogan, Kuzana Ogg and Jay Knapp