Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cluster @ PCA


This Sunday is the last day of Cluster, an exhibit curated by Adam Welch at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.


I finally checked out the exhibit last weekend. I worked at the PCA for a number of years, and it feels great to go back and see the Center looking so good. This is truly an elegantly curated show with thought-provoking works of art.



David Pohl’s Ganesh created directly on the wall using a Spirograph reminded me of using a Spirograph as a kid with my sister. We used to love those things, but if you try and go too fast with them and press too hard, your pen jumps the grooves and messes it up... I did that a lot. David Pohl’s swirls are perfect though, and the image of the Hindu deity that the swirls come together to form is quite awesome.


Also loved Will Giannotti’s wood canon-like sculpture in the main gallery.



Jason Lee’s synthetic landscape installation is super slick, and Kyle Houser’s stoneware forms with decals of poppies on thickly dripping, milk white glaze, offer contemporary takes on the traditional landscape.


I didn’t mention everything, but it’s all good. If you haven’t seen it yet, go.

5 comments:

planetbooks said...

I forgot about those things! They were pretty dang cool weren't they. We had colored ball point pens to use with them too. I wonder if we can find something like what we had all these years later? I want to make those patterns again.

Sonja said...

Yes, you can find the new version of Spirograph. What we had though is now referred to as 80's "vintage" and seems to go for a lot on ebay! ha!

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Sonja said...

Thank you for reading!

Kenneth said...

astonishing shot!!!