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The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh
1635 McFarland Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15216
The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the upcoming Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) exhibition, Entity, curated by Jill Larson, in their Underground Exhibition Gallery. The exhibit opens on Thursday, September 14th with an evening reception of light appetizers and refreshments with the artists and curator; the reception is free to attend and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, October 28th during regular Artsmiths’ business hours.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
An entity is something that exists as itself. While some pieces in the exhibition speak in quiet, shy voices, others demand that their presence be acknowledged. In some way, each piece represents a sense of presence—a feeling that is honest, pure, and intentional. Collectively, these works come together and speak to an idea of existence. As such, Entity is an exhibition about existing—about being.
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ABOUT THE CURATOR, JILL LARSON
Jill Larson was born in northwest Pennsylvania and studied art and photography at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Atlanta College of Art. She earned an MFA from Georgia State University. Larson is the founder of Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, where she worked as the Executive Director and Curator from 2003-2010. Larson has exhibited her work at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Johannesburg Museum of Art, Goethe-Institut, the Andy Warhol Museum, Albany Museum of Art, Telfair Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Science, The LaGrange Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, SPACE, the Mattress Factory, and numerous other museums and galleries in the United States, Africa and Europe. She currently works as an independent curator.
The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is the oldest, continuously-exhibiting, visual arts organization in the country. Founded in 1910, AAP has spent over 100 years as a driving force in Pittsburgh’s dynamic cultural life. Its mission today is to provide a vital and challenging environment for artists to exhibit new work in the widest possible range of media. AAP serves over 500 members who are selected through a semi-annual, open call jury process.
AAP enhances the region's cultural vitality and promotes visual arts excellence by showcasing artists' work through contemporary exhibitions, providing community-based education programs, and facilitating a broad dialogue to engage artists with one another and the community.