gRAPHICaNATOMY

Further art discussions and notifications for the artwork of Sam Thorp

Sunday, February 01, 2009

 

gallery openings PGH

Art Upstairs at Dee’s Café.
Several artists from Jester’s court and other Southside tattoo parlor’s show off their work. In a way tattoo art is it’s own genre with its own style, attributes and visual language. Some of that was evident here. The City Paper wrote it up as part of the “juxtapose- lowbrow art” category. All those labels: “high art”, “outsider art”, “conceptual”; all that really tells you is what kind of crowd to expect, and how to dress for it. I don’t worry too much about the category it supposed to fit in. I just worry if I can connect to it.

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Satellites by Joshua Space. Showing at Fe Gallery located on Butler St. in Lawrenceville.

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Rotating mirrors in sort of a cocoon form. The mirrors were angled down giving you a zoetrope- like show of the gallery’s wood paneled floor. The effect was hypnotizing. I could watch the images go by in the mirrors all night.


Except I felt like I crashed a private party. The artist is showing off to his friends and the gallery personnel are talking amongst themselves as they refill the party trays. I’m not extroverted or particularly boisterous so it was hard for me to even say hello to anyone.

But then again maybe that’s not the point. It’s a non- profit space. The artist and gallery weren’t interested in selling anything. So why should they engage a complete stranger who took the time and effort to come here during the horrible weather?
Maybe I’m being oversensitive. Or my expectations are too high. But then again, how hard is it just to say, “hi, thanks for coming.”

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