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.
A dual exhibition by Anna Brewer and Sam Berner,
Future Tenant’s 2016 winter fundraiser
Future Tenant's annual visual exhibition showcases the talents from the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University.
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.