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ART:: Ka-Man Tse and Aaron Blum @ Silver Eye Center For Photography, 1/29/16

This friday is the opening reception for Ka-Man Tse and Aaron Blum’s solo shows at Silver Eye.

Fellowship 16: Projects by Ka-Man Tse & Aaron Blum features solo exhibitions from our International Award and Keystone Award winners, selected from an open call for entries in mid-2015.

Join us for an opening reception on Friday, January 29, 2016, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Remarks by award winners Ka-Man Tse and Aaron Blum will be at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition runs through April 2, 2016.

Facebook event page is here. I’ll be there.


 

Silver Eye Center for Photography, thank you for existing!

This past July, I moved from Brooklyn– with it’s hyper-saturated art scene– to a much smaller Pittsburgh. I lived in NYC for almost 20 years, and even though I was quite spoiled by the volume of fine art culture there, I somehow knew things would be happening in Pittsburgh, too. Slowly but surely, I am learning that an art scene *is* here… it might just take me a little time to piece together the map of its parts.

This past weekend, I made my first trip t0 Silver Eye Center for Photography in the South Side for their (3rd) annual book fair. If you haven’t been to this event, it’s kind of like the NY Art Book Fair or the LA Art Book Fair, only at a teeny fraction of the size. But while the market for fine art books in Pittsburgh might be smaller than the aforementioned Coasts, the quality of work inside Silver Eye’s walls was very high.

One of my favorite exhibitors was Minneapolis-based Mystery Spot Books. I picked up “Scanned Land” by Chad Rutter, and I would suggest that you do too… it’s only $5!

SCANNED LAND

Artist: Chad Rutter

Scanned Land is a project that uses an HP flatbed scanner as a tool for exploring the physical attributes of sites and their larger land features.

Edition size: 250, Offset Printing, 12 Pages | $5

Excerpt from "Scanned Land" by Chad Rutter

Excerpt from “Scanned Land” by Chad Rutter (photo: Mystery Spot Books)

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