Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to Present New Nicole Czapinski Exhibit at 707 Penn Gallery, 11/15-12/31
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the presentation of an exhibition of three-dimensional drawing, threaded colors // drawing lines by artist Nicole Czapinski. The exhibition is on view at 707 Penn Gallery in the Cultural District November 15-December 31, 2013.
Czapinski constructs wooden frames enclosed by sheer fabric, creating semi-transparent, two-sided screens. Varicolored thread is woven between the two fabric panels, effectively creating three-dimensional drawings of polygons that appear to float in space. Through backlighting the structured string and sheer fabric, the negative space within the frames becomes palpable. The work-an exploration of sculpture, painting, and drawing-investigates perception.
Nicole Czapinski, a Pittsburgh native, graduated with a bachelor of arts from Bennington College in Vermont. She has held solo exhibitions in Pittsburgh and has been included in group shows throughout the northeastern United States. Best know for her lightbox constructions, Czapinski currently resides in San Francisco, California.
707 Penn Gallery is a project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The gallery is located at 707 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. Gallery Hours: Wed. & Thurs. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun.11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit www.TrustArts.org.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses "curated" by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
Image: Nicole Czapinski, threaded colors // drawing lines. Image courtesy of the artist