Talking Paper, 12/4-12/27
Adam Milner uses the traces and marks humans leave behind as a departure point for this series of drawings, the artist’s first show of such a vast array of works on paper. The drawings are intimate both in scale and material, using hair, blood, fingernails, and belly button lint to accompany simple marks in ink or graphite. In some works, he automates his body to create a sort of human drawing machine that allows him to produce works rooted in rule and procedure. In another series, he performs analogue image searches by gathering certain types of images from thousands of magazines. Together, this collection of works shows an attention to how the human body is mined, governed, and automated in contemporary life, but with a romance or sensitivity indicative of someone looking for a human connection.
Hand-painted props overtake a wall with pattern and sweetness. The girlish whimsy of pinks and saccharine decorative marks gives way to sardonic text and lonely pinups and portraits. "I’m hoping for a kind of stifling, claustrophobic saccharine space, intimating that maturing into my gendered role was not all I’d hoped for or all I was promised.. " -Kirstin Lamb
TOMATO PIE: a month long pop-up free school, adventure club, and living room exhibit featuring photographs and assemblages by Sarah LaPonte and skillshares led by local artists.
This year's Performance Art Festival featured local, national and international performances throughout the day at Bunker Projects and neighboring venue Roboto. Viewers dove into the worlds of 29 artists and collaboratives that span the many genres of performance art today.
Sponsored by the Sprout Fund
Christiana Harkulich (PGH)
Tomji St George (PGH)
Jasmine Hearn (PGH)
Jónó Mí Ló (PGH)
Moriah Ella Mason (PGH)
Hudson Rush (PGH)
Eden Mitsenmacher (London/Tel Aviv)
Fresh & Fruity (New Zealand)
Roland Wegerer (Austria)
Tae Kyung Seo (South Korea)
Daniel Djamo (Romania)
Tracing The Pathway (England/Denmark)
Klaus Pinter (Austria)
Julia Kurek (Poland)
Grace Byrne (New Orleans, LA)
Juliana Stricklen (New Orleans, LA)
Alex Berry (Seattle, WA)
Nayeon Yang (Columbus, OH)
Lillian Rossetti (Astoria, NYC)
WILD TORUS (Brooklyn, NYC)
Anastasis Germanidis (Brooklyn, NYC)
Rebecca Bryant (Long Beach, CA)
Sandi Petrie (Philadelphia, PA)
Emilia Javanica (Ann Arbor, MI)
Derek Baron (Chicago, IL)
Cosima Storz (Richmond, VA)
Alexander D’Agostino and Noelle Tolbert (Baltimore, MD)
Mike Richison (Ocean, NJ)
This exhibition of recent paintings, drawings and sculptures includes works that abstract the notion of physical symbols and signs, focusing primarily and obsessively on hands and and fingers as placeholders for communication.
Sophie Lourdes Knight is an American-born British artist living and working in Oakland, California. She studied at the Wimbledon College of Art in London and California College of the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Using the body as a primary source of inspiration she distorts and flattens the visual plane, carving out a crawlspace between direct references to the body and complete abstractions of it into a space that creates a narrative-less conversation about the act of painting itself.
Illumine: Studies in Space is a site responsive solo exhibition by artist Megan Mosholder investigating possibilities for future permanent outdoor installations near Bunker Projects on Penn Avenue. Illumine uses the Bunker galleries to experiment and propose a permanent outdoor installation to be pursued between 2016-2017.