The artists in this exhibition both endorse and refute ordered systems simultaneously. The work challenges the order between the physical and the abstract while offering ambiguity “in the place of” reality. Intimacy, oppression, reordered memories, and faith stand “in place of” and “in front of” the artwork featured. Some works obliterate order, while others reorder and renew the intimacy of regulated systems. The work is literally “in front of” and FOR the viewer, offering a translucent truth “in place of” how we view systems through art.
About the curator: Jamie Earnest graduated with a BFA in Painting from The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University in May 2016. Her work has been exhibited internationally in cities such as Pittsburgh, Houston, New York City, Miami, and Suzhou, China.
About the artists: All participating artists are juniors and seniors in The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon. From conventional techniques, to conceptual and experimental methods of art making, these artists are emerging as young and thoughtful makers in and outside of Pittsburgh.
Participating Artists: Matthew Constant, Kasem Kydd, Christine Shen, Joni Sullivan, Jack Taylor, Lauren Valley, Kate Werth.
On view January 20th - March 5th, 2017. Free and open to public.
Free opening reception on Friday, January 20th, 6:00-9:00pm. The opening reception will feature complimentary beverages thanks to Future Tenant's generous sponsor, Straub Beer.