PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2017) – From July 11th through August 11th, BoxHeart Gallery presents Heather Kanazawa: Investigations of Life on exhibit in our main gallery. Kanazawa's recent paintings are documentations of travel, particularly of time spent in Japan and the influence of Japanese life. Kanazawa seeks to record feelings and emotions, as well as essential moments of being and existence in a culture infused by the idea of “Zen” and meditation, as well as the fast-paced atmosphere of daily work life embedded in the culture.
Kanazawa remembers the way the cool, crisp blues cut through formations of trees in the woods; The way ripples in water looked on a cool, spring day. In her abstract paintings, both memory and process serve as key elements recording color, texture, and sound. She is able to thoroughly memorize these past experiences in order to investigate them and provide lush, descriptive imagery. An intuitive study of memory and place, Kanazawa adds and subtracts paint - scraping and layering - playing with color and texture. It is through this process that she is able to convey depth in her artwork. In essence, her paintings become another place other than the initial trace of memory.
Kanazawa was born in Pittsburgh PA in 1984. She received her BFA in 2007 and her MA in Art Education in 2011 from Edinboro University. Recent exhibitions took place at Glass Growers Gallery in Erie PA, Crary Art Gallery in Warren PA, and the Wellsville Creative Arts Center in Wellsville NY. She currently lives in Kennedy New York and also works as an adjunct art instructor at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown NY.
Reception with the Artist
Heather Kanazawa: Investigations of Life will be on exhibit from July 11th through August 11th in BoxHeart’s main gallery. The exhibition coincides with our 2nd floor exhibit, Group A: NOW. The reception with the artists will be held Saturday, July 15th from 5 to 8 pm. It is free and open to the public.
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2017) – From July 11th through August 11th, BoxHeart Gallery presents Group A: NOW on exhibit in our 2nd floor gallery. NOW is an exhibition of artwork created by members of Group A and invited guests. Artists were asked to submit their most recent artwork, without regard to themes or labels. Group A prides itself on exhibiting artwork that consistently represents contemporary thought and freedom in the arts. Consequently, the artwork is rich in symbolism with a universal language. As the group is so diverse, it’s difficult to generalize and categorize the artists. NOW reflects Group A's individual and personal perspectives.
Group A was founded in 1944. Originally known as the Abstract Group, Group A was founded by well-known artists Russell Twiggs, Sam Rosenberg, and Robert Lepper. Group A remains a small invitation only group of artists who work in all visual medias. The size of the group enables more communication between artist members. Group A currently has 48 members and 10 invited guests. Over the years the group has exhibited widely in the Pittsburgh area including exhibitions at The Pittsburgh Center For the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Fe Gallery, and Borrelli-Edwards Gallery.
Atticus Adams, Kyle Anger, Patricia Barefoot, Connie Cantor, Susan Constanse, Laura Domencic, Robert Dunn, John Eastman, Tim Fabian, Judith Gentile, Scott Hunter, Gary Jurysta, Paula Garrick Klein, Maria Kretschmann, Maria Mangano, Jean McClung, Constance Merriman, Elaine Morris, Ellen Chisdes Neuberg, Madelyn Roehrig, Janice Schuler, Kathryn Sickels, Martha Hopkins Skarlinski, Randie Snow, Garick Tai-Lee, Michel Demetria Tsouris, Scott Turri, Mary Weidner, Paula Weiner, Carolyn Wenning, Sharon Wilcox, and Kathleen Zimbicki.
Reception with the Artist
Group A: NOW will be on exhibit from July 11th through August 11th in BoxHeart’s 2nd floor gallery. The exhibition coincides with our main gallery exhibit, Heather Kanazawa: Investigations of Life. The reception with the artists will be held Saturday, July 15th from 5 to 8 pm. It is free and open to the public.
BoxHeart Gallery Visitor Information
Admission: Free and open to the public. The 1st floor (main gallery) of BoxHeart Gallery may be accessed using a ramp. The 2nd floor (gallery space) is not accessible by wheelchair.
Gallery Hours: Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
BoxHeart Gallery is closed on Mondays. For general information, call 412.687.8858.
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