Opens February 9 at the University Art Gallery,
104 Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh
Dirty Work is the third collaborative installation by artists Eleanor Aldrich and Barbara Weissberger. In it they continue to explore the tension between illusion and the actual; the dynamic relationship between material and image; and art production as work.
In Hive and Double, Aldrich and Weissberger present an collaborative body of work about the installation or exhibition of large work that blurs the lines between production and product. Touching on the tension between the possibilities of the studio and the singularity of the installed work, their output is about artistic production and labor in post-industrial studios and DIY exhibition spaces . In addition to the physical labor involved in dealing with substances, there is a consideration of preserving space for mystery, the unexpected, and the phenomenological.
The opening reception is this upcoming Saturday, March 26, from 6 – 9 pm. Hope to see you there.