New installations created in-residence by five Pittsburgh-based artists. Artists in Residence is being held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Biennial.
Generous support for Artists in Residence is provided by the AG Foundation, Allegheny Regional Asset District, an Anonymous Donor, The Heinz Endowments, National Endowment for the Arts, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Puffin Foundation, and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. With special thanks to the Mattress Factory Board of Directors and museum members.
ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH BIENNIAL
The Pittsburgh Biennial, the largest survey of regional contemporary art in the history of Western Pennsylvania. The Biennial aims to amplify compelling artists in distinct venues by partnering The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Mattress Factory, The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh Filmmakers and SPACE gallery.
Support for the Pittsburgh Biennial has been provided by The Fine Foundation; Hillman Foundation; the James L. Baker Memorial Fund, the Hollen Bolmgren Fund, and the W. Alfred Turner Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation; Richard King Mellon Foundation; Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; and an Anonymous Donor.
Rose Clancy is a sculptor, site-specific installation artist, and gardener currently working with the reclamation of neglected and unused urban spaces. Her work illustrates the ease with which a neglected, unproductive space can be nurtured back to a productive state.
Clancy's GardenLab@510, a Mattress Factory exhibition in a lot adjacent to the museum, is a working garden that incorporates art into the living elements of the space. This year GardenLab@510 will feature peas, radishes and broom corn, as well as structural sculptures crafted from bamboo and trees.
Sarah Oppenheimer opens apertures in existing architecture, modifying the recognizable modular units (such as rooms) that make up our standardized built world. Interested in the way that people navigate their environments through both familiar bodily experience and with the aid of navigational tools, like maps, Oppenheimer’s works alter the visitor’s experience and perception in the gallery space.