FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 2, 2012
Brew House Association Presents: The End, Friday, April 13 – Sunday, May 13
WHO: Distillery 6, Brew House Association
WHEN: Opening Reception, Friday, April 13, 6 – 9pm
WHERE: 2100 Mary St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(Pittsburgh, PA) The Brew House Association’s Distillery Program presents its year-end exhibition The End. This group show highlights the work of seven emerging local artists at the end of their eight-month residency.
The End is the accumulation of new and ongoing creative developments in the work of the artists in the Distillery Program. Now in its sixth year, this program in contemporary practice yields varied approaches to making art within the culturally diverse landscape of Pittsburgh. The End showcases a rich collection of artists and their respective research at the culmination of their residency.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Brew House. The artists will host Artist Talks at the Brew House on May 1, and May 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Participating artists include Matt DiClemente, Amy DiPlacido, Zach Dorn, Marytna Matusiak, Laurel Mitchell, Jim Rugg, and Bec Young.
The Brew House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual artists. Delivering uncompromising attention to artist development through residency programs, the Brew House provides individual artists and artist initiatives with the support necessary to foster invention, creation and collaboration.
The Brew House’s Distillery Program is supported by The Fine Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, and Construction Junction. Additional information on Distillery 6 can be found at www.distillery6.com.
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTISTS:
Matt DiClemente, a printmaker, appropriates images, recreates products featured under the guise of a fictitious company, and markets the products online, as well as in the real world. The products are either well crafted and have some part of their functionality subverted, or are constructed from found/ recycled materials. He tries to remain true to how the “real” products may have been constructed. Ironically many of these shoddily produced products are more visually appealing and function better than the ‘real thing.’
Amy DiPlacido’s work explores language and perception through non-traditional fiber techniques. She is also the owner of the small business, The Dear Dyery, which specializes in hand-dyed clothing and accessories. Amy earned her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2007, and her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2009.
Zach Dorn‘s most recent interactive installation, The Honorable and Bewhiskered Herman Hibel, opened at The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in September. He is currently developing a modern-day cabinet of curiosities, The Society for the Advancement of Miniature Curiosa, in Downtown Pittsburgh. His endeavors are supported by The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Awesome Pittsburgh, and The Sprout Fund.
Marytna Matusiak, works in diverse media. Projections combined with print-based work create paradoxical situations where moving animations and static drawings blur the notions of stability and flux to emphasize that destruction and creation, pleasure and pain may be simultaneously experienced as one.
Laurel Mitchell, a photographer, is trained in traditional black-and-white photography. A large portion of her work is based upon experimental techniques with this method of image making. Graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Studio Art from Slippery Rock University, Laurel has exhibited work and placed in numerous regional juried exhibitions and also been showcased in three solo exhibitions, Letting Go and Play of Light, and most recently, Running Colors.
Jim Rugg seeks in his artwork to reconcile pop culture’s adventurous promise with the realities of the world around him. He uses the style and visual vocabulary of cartoons to question and lampoon consumer culture.
Bec Young, a printmaker, works primarily in printmaking, puppet making, fibers, and illustration. She is an activist who seeks to inspire, and draw inspiration from, movements for social justice. She also finds inspiration in the occasional sidewalk crack and red cabbage.
Contact: Matthew DiClemente