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Current Exhibition
Pop-Up Exhibition by Gianna Paniagua and Jack Puglisi
Thursday September 04, 2014 - Sunday September 28, 2014
Free


Left: Gianna Paniagua, 2/3 From the Microscopic Series; Right: Jack Puglisi, Winter's Tale
Gianna Paniagua was born in New York City. At the age of 14 months, she was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and became the recipient of a heart transplant at Babies & Children's Hospital of New York. Much of her time growing up was split between Manhattan and Miami. She has taken painting classes at both Carnegie Mellon University and The New School: Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic and received her BA from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2013. In her senior exhibition, she received The Dean's Award as well as an award allowing her to loan The Hillman Library her piece titled Flesh and Bone.

Paniagua's papercutting sculptures have been displayed at Wood Street Gallery, The Inn, and in a self-curated pop-up exhibition for the Unblurred Gallery Crawl in Pittsburgh, PA. She recently exhibited in a group show at the Warehouse Project in Wynwood, FL during Art Basel Miami as well as Scope New York 2014. This summer, she made her West Coast debut with a solo exhibition at Har Rac Gallery in Oakland, CA which featured work made during a one month residency at the Brush Creek Center for the Arts in Saratoga, WY.

Paniagua has collaborated with public health researcher and Fractracker coordinator, Kyle Ferrar, on a series depicting the health effects of hydraulic fracturing. She continues to work from Pittsburgh, PA as well as Oakland, CA.

Jack Puglisi was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Point Park University. He has exhibited artwork for the past two decades and is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Society of Artists, among other local art organizations.

"My work is about compelling images and interesting techniques," Puglisi says. "The subject matter is almost exclusively portraits or figurative work. I draw my ideas from spontaneous inspiration - either people whom I have known for a period of time and suddenly see in some new light, or the stranger that I encounter in an original setting. Sometimes the concept comes before the subject, and I search for the right face or form to adapt to the idea."

Pen and ink is Puglisi's primary medium. Pointillism and crosshatching techniques are the two expressions that he favors most. Pointillism is the method of composing pictures from thousands of hand-placed dots of ink, creating colors and shades by the juxtaposition of the dots. Crosshatching using of overlapping lines, drawn in multiple directions, builds shade and texture. A large picture can take over four months and an undetermined number of hours to produce.

Opening: Friday, September 12 from 5 - 7 PM at Art on Tap 5.2.7. Admission is $7 and includes music by Sleeping Leos, a scavenger hunt, light bites by Sun Dawg Cafe and drinks including beer from All Saints Brewing Company.

Upcoming Pop-Up Exhibitions at Westmoreland @rt 30
October 1 - 26: Gabe Felice and Jacob Stempky
October 29 - November 30: Francis Crisafio and Robert Raczka
December 3 - January 4: Richard Claraval and Mona Wiley
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10/01/14 - 10/26/14
Pop-Up Exhibition by Gabe Felice and Jacob Stempky
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Past Exhibitions
Spirit of a Community: The Photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris
Melting and Blooming: Glass Art by Joelle Levitt
Alfred Maurer: The First American Modern
MAN-MADE QUILTS
Shawn Quinlan: Quilted Art
Walker Evans and James Agee: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN
Charlee Brodsky: A Town Without Steel, Envisioning Homestead
Patty Gallagher: The Dreams of Trees
AMERICAN SCENERY: Different Views in Hudson River School Painting
Artists of the Commonwealth: Realism and Its Response in Pennsylvania Painting, 1900 - 1950
Carole Werder: Extra-Ordinary
BORN OF FIRE: The Valley of Work
The Westmoreland Juried Biennial
PICTURING WHAT MATTERS: AN OFFERING OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE COLLECTION
Picturing What Matters to YOU!
MADE IN PENNSYLVANIA: A FOLK ART TRADITION
AKIKO KOTANI: Drawing with Silk and Graphite
Dylan Vitone: Pittsburgh Project
Seeing the City: Sloan's New York
The 2008 Westmoreland Juried Biennial
William D. Wade: Waterfall Spirits
Intimate Landscapes: The Gouache Paintings of Thomas Paquette
Painting in the United States: 1943-1949
VISIONS - Artistic Expeditions into Reality: John Winberg, Jr.
From the Ruhr Valley to the Steel City: Industrial Scenes from the Rhineland Industrial Museum
Imagine Toys: Holiday Toy Exhibition Sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Kathleen Mendus Dlugos: The Shape of Days
SCENIC VIEWS: Painters of the Scalp Level School Revisited
Violet Oakley: The Founding of the State of Liberty Spiritual
The Gift of Art
David Michael Bowers: Humanity Unveiled
Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Daniel Bolick: RESURRECTED
James Osher: Three Seconds with the Masters
Four Perspectives on Fifty Years
Ben Schachter: Kosher/Treif and Eruvim
Concerning the 1930s in Art: Paintings from the Schoen Collection
Paul Binai: Pulp Nation
The Westmoreland Juried Biennial
Cutting Our Own Paths: Contemporary Works by Paper Artists
Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Transatlantic Journal Project Student Art Exhibition
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh: Celebrating a Century of Art
Remnants: Paintings by Joyce Werwie Perry
At the River's Edge: Paintings by Patrick Ruane
American Landscapes: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum
They Practice What They Teach: Artist Faculty of Carnegie Institute of Technology
Moments in Time: Paintings by Hubert J. FitzGerald (1923-2011)
Tattoo Witness
Carol Brode: One Time/One Place
The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America's Oldest Continuous Art Colony (1899-2011)
The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design
Brian Ferrell: Transitions of Form
2012 Westmoreland Juried Biennial
Merrell & Morrill
Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection
Your Art Needs You!
Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion
Pop-Up Exhibition: Kristen Letts Kovak
The Sacred Feminine, Figurative Sculpture by Cydra Vaux
Pop-Up Exhibition: Plane Space with Wade Kramm
Pop-Up Exhibition: Personal Perception with Anna Mikolay
Pop-Up Exhibition: But I am the Fire with Laurie Trok
Pop-Up Exhibition: Sam Thorp and Brian Gonnella
Pop-Up Exhibition: June Edwards and Cassandra Pfaff
Pop-Up Exhibition: Earth Nest by Duncan MacDiarmid
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater in 3D
Pop-Up Exhibition: Mark Panza and Rachel Yoke
Pop-Up Exhibition: The Way and The Wayfarers by artists Joshua Hogan, Jay Knapp and Kuzana Ogg
Pop-Up Exhibition: Robert F. Allen and Jeff Brunner
Pop-Up Exhibition by Sue Pollins, Doreen Currie and Mike McSorley
103rd Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Exhibition
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