Night Fever examines the aesthetic legacy of disco through a diverse multigenerational group of local and national contemporary artists who engage with the bygone era of mirror balls, disco divas, and transformative nights of dancing.
Future Tenant will be holding its summer fundraiser on Saturday, August 5th, and it’s all about beating the heat with disco. Put on your best boogie shoes and party like it’s 1979 this August at Future Tenant’s Summer Disco Ball!
AVI DIAMOND will be performing at Future Tenant this weekend in tandem with Pittsburgh Jazz Live! Join us as we sway to the music, and enjoy drinks provided by Straub Beer.
Create a 3D illusion on the flat paper at Future Tenant during the Children Theater's Festival!
“Cross-eyed and Painless: Exploring Myth in the Digital Color Field” explores how technology disrupts the interpretations of colors, shapes, and patterns.
Free Opening Reception on May 5th, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
This April, Future Tenant is hosting NIGHTCAP, its first ever nightlife event after the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl.
This April, Future Tenant is hosting its first-ever live performance competition to showcase emerging Pittsburgh-area performance artists. SPOTLIGHT! is a special one-night event showcasing great local and emerging performing artists.
A multi-disciplinary art experience that highlights the lives of homeless men and women in the Pittsburgh community and sparks dialogue about the issues surrounding homelessness.
A visual art exhibition curated by Jamie Earnest, featuring work by artists in the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art.
An Online Exhibition curated by Maddy Varner, accessible December 10th, 2016 - January 15th, 2017.
Performed by Rod Gingrich.
A Trespass Artist Residency by local artist & performer Hudson Rush. Final performance on November 11th & 12th at 6:00 and 8:00pm. $10/person at the door, including complimentary drinks courtesy of Straub Beer.
Join Future Tenant on Saturday October 29th, 2016 for Blind Tiger: A Prohibition Era Spectacular!
Single general admission tickets are $20 pre-order online and at the door. Pair general admissions are discounted at just $35/two people. Admissions to the event are very limited, so book your tickets now!
An exhibition by D.S. Kinsel of BOOM Concepts, curated by Alecia Young.
Nine CMU architecture students worked with US and Cuban artists, musicians, and drama designers to preserve the character of Cuba’s National Schools of Art while re-envisioning this jewel of the Revolution as a modern arts university. Curated by Hal Hayes, AIA.
Future Tenant is proud to host this special performance in honor of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Jazz Festival. Featuring Mariko Reid and Caleb Lombardi, both emerging musicians based in Pittsburgh. Join Future Tenant for this unique, jazzy, one-time only performance as a special treat during the festival!
New Order: Collage Now features the work of eight professional artists whose work prominently features the medium of collage, each with a distinctive approach. All of the artists in this exhibition are local to Pittsburgh, where old and new exist side by side in a landscape that boasts every kind of architecture, is varied by hills and valleys and rivers, and changes with all four seasons. These artists are creating new meanings through juxtapositions, finding relationships and contrasts in the world around them to form fresh ideas. From Ron Copeland’s works made from reclaimed signs and found objects to the subtle collage elements within the drawings of artist Seth Clark, New Order: Collage Now brings together artists who approach this method of art-making in diverse and creative ways, with new, exciting and often unexpected results.
New Order: Collage Now is on view from June 3rd to July 3rd, 2016, with an opening reception on June 3rd beginning at 6:00pm. The exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be provided to all attendees of the opening reception, including beers, ciders and sodas, courtesy of Future Tenant's generous sponsor, Straub.
Creative Byproducts is a dual exhibition by Anna Brewer and Sam Berner, which will take place at Future Tenant from April 22 to May 21, 2016. The opening reception will start at 6 PM on April 22, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Creative Byproducts presents a truly collaborative new body of work born from the political, physical, and visual interchange of its makers: Pittsburgh-based artists Anna Brewer and Sam Berner. The duo’s collaborative process abides by a mutual agreement to each be present during the creation of the work. Emerging from academic backgrounds in ceramics and painting respectively, Sam and Anna’s creative trajectories collide on six mammoth canvases, the smallest of which stretches to 6 by 7 feet. Where Sam embraces flatness and a commitment to the immediacy of each stroke of paint, Anna’s rapid and intuitive marks expertly layer texture and volume bringing narrative forms to life. Visitors are invited to engage with Sam and Anna’s collaborative process by applying their own creative gesture to live, interactive works of art.
Accretion is a life-size, fibrous sculpture made entirely of masking tape. Masking tape initially interested Betts because of its accessibility and affordability, but, while working with the material, it became attractive as a vehicle for repetition. In Accretion, obsessive and meditative actions transform into wild cellular growth that evokes the body. This growth is tempered with the sense of the ephemeral through the perishable nature of the material. Because the adhesiveness of the tape is unstable, the organic forms relax, settle, and, eventually, collapse over time. Physical growth is intertwined with natural degradation and, through this, I am interested in the daily loss and growth of the body--- the body in transition between disembodiment and embodiment.
Julia Betts was born in 1991 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and is now based in Providence, Rhode Island. In April 2014, Betts graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts leaving with eight awards recognizing potential, leadership, and excellence within the Studio Arts department. Since graduating, Betts has exhibited in solo shows at Second Sight Studio in Columbus, Ohio, Unsmoke Systems in Braddock, PA, and Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh, PA. Also, her numerous group exhibitions include "8 Hour Projects: Loss" in Meadville, PA, and "Construct" at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. This year, she completed an artist-in-residence programs at Second Sight Studio and Bunker Projects. She is currently completing an MFA in Sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Future Tenant’s winter fundraiser, Art UnMasqued, promises to be a vibrant, elegant evening in celebration of Future Tenant’s artists, supporters, and community.
Guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails from Wigle Whiskey, tasty bites from Pittsburgh Smokehouse, and live music by Chaquis Maliq. There will also be an art raffle featuring a selection of works donated by local artists and tickets to Pittsburgh arts experiences.
Each ticket includes admission to Art UnMasqued and two (2) drink tickets. All proceeds go toward Future Tenant’s programming expenses.
Future Tenant's annual visual exhibition showcases the talents from the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University.
Join us for a reception January 15 from 6-9 PM with beverages complimentary of Straub Beer, Jack's Hard Cider, and Johnnie Ryan Soda.
This exhibition is part of the Gallery Crawl on January 22, 2015.
Max Emiliano Gonzalez
Future Tenant's annual participation in the First Night Event will host Two Tall Twins. This returning duo will feature tunes you will not want to miss!
Listen to Two Tall Twins at www.soundcloud.com/twotalltwins
Women’s daily experience was tremendously influenced by the corset and its impact on the skeleton and organs, such as lungs, intestines, and uterus. Not only did it permanently alter body shape, in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth centuries, miscarriages were sometimes caused by the continued use of a corset during pregnancy. Savannah Schroll Guz’s “The Escape Artist” installation—whose central figure has a magician’s characteristic sparkle and glitter—explores the corset’s effect on women’s bodies in this era of Houdini, and it points to women’s eventual liberation from the corset's constriction through post-WWI fashion changes.
My works, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, explore individual histories and the ways in which these personal histories contribute to collective memory. I’m particularly fascinated by vintage photographs, particularly of women and the ways in which they present themselves or are represented. I collect vintage photographs and often use these, along with period advertisements, as a springboard for my own creative works, which explore the psychological realities I perceive in these women’s expressions and body language. I am especially interested in Victorian, Progressive-era, and 1920s culture, as these were periods of seismic change for women. My “Women in Water” ink drawing series, my graphic novel The Color of Silence is Radium Green, and “The Escape Artist” window installation reflect these ongoing interests.
Future Ten is an annual play festival featuring the world premiere of 6 ten-minute plays.In its 12th year, the production starts a troupe of 7 established and emerging actors from the Pittsburgh area.
Director: Brett Sullivan Santry
Starring: Adrienne Lotto, Stephanie Ramos, Nick Benninger, Dan Bisbee, Andy Coleman, Ethan Crystal, John Teresi
Friday, November 6, 2015 | 7 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 7 & 9 pm
Friday, November 13, 2015 | 7 & 9 pm
Saturday, November 14, 2015 | 7 & 9 pm
Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 2 pm
MUSIC, FOOD TRUCKS, WHISKEY & THE GREAT OUTDOORS – what’s not to love?
Future Tenant is partnering with Wigle Whiskey for its first ever Barrel Bash event, a semi-annual fundraiser at Wigle Whiskey's beautiful outdoor barrel house on the Northside.
WHAT’S IN STORE?
Get yourself some goodies from Pittsburgh Smokehouse BBQ
Cash bar with lots of drink choices provided by Wigle Whiskey. Order our specialty drink of the night or a signature bottle. 12% of proceeds will be donated to Future Tenant to support local emerging artists
Performances by Caitlin Quinlan and Two Tall Twins
Make your own DIY screen-print poster or purchase a pre-made print, designed by Gigz by Gadz, to support Future Tenant. You can also get a free poster with a purchase of Wigle signature bottles!
Photobooth with friends to capture fun memories
Make your own cute buttons to take home with you!
Early Bird Tickets are on sale NOW!
The first 70 people get a discounted ticket for $7!
Southeastern College Art Conference | Jessica Beck, Assistant Curator of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum
The SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference) Members Exhibit is an annual event that traditionally occurs in collaboration with the SECAC Conference. Every year SECAC member artists from coast to coast compete and exhibit in the annual show. Pittsburgh represents the first time the SECAC conference will be held north of the Mason-Dixon Line and we are proud to have Jessica Beck, Assistant Curator at the Andy Warhol Museum as our juror. Art works selected in this year’s show represent the broad creativity of SECAC member artists from thirteen different states.
Jessica Beck joined the Andy Warhol Museum as the Assistant Curator of Art in March 2014. Since starting at the museum, Jessica has co-curatedChuck Connelly: My America, the Warhol’s submission to the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial. She is also co-curator of Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York, which will open at the Warhol during summer 2015. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Jessica worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC as a Programs Associate for the Director’s Office. There she organized the lecture series Talking About Andy, which coincided with the Warhol Shadows exhibition and included special guests Hal Foster and Kara Walker. She also invited Douglas Crimp to debut his 2012 publication Our Kind of Movie: The Films of Andy Warhol. Jessica has written for The Burlington Magazine and the Curator’s Office and focused both her undergraduate and graduate research on Warhol. She received her BA from the University of Chicago and completed an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Traffic Lights is a light and sound installation by Jakob Marsico, based on the patterns created by live-streaming traffic cameras. This specific project is made possible by the generous support of Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.
The Trespass residencies at Future Tenant allows two artists or groups to reside in the Future Tenant space in order to practice, plan, and create new work.