to Jan 5

The Escape Artist - Window Installation by Savannah Schroll Guz

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.


Artist Statement

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.

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Future Ten 12: Future Tenant's Annual 10-Minute Play Festival
to Nov 15

Future Ten 12: Future Tenant's Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

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.

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

Director: Brett Sullivan Santry (left up one)

Starring: Brett Adrienne Lotto, Andy Coleman, Ethan Crystal, John Teresi, Nick Benninger, Stephanie Ramos, Dan Bisbee (from left up two)

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Future Tenant presents: Barrel Bash - A Good Old Fashioned
6:00 PM18:00

Future Tenant presents: Barrel Bash - A Good Old Fashioned


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.


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!

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Southeastern College Art Conference | Jessica Beck, Assistant Curator of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum
to Oct 24

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.

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Traffic Lights - Trespass residency by Jakob Marsico
to Sep 13

Traffic Lights - Trespass residency by Jakob Marsico

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.

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to Aug 9


A fictive kingdom of invented animals performing their mating rituals. Artist Sidney Mullis transforms the art space into a “mate-claiming” opportunity for these invented animals to attempt their best sexual conquests.

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