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Stephanie Armbruster

Art Exhibit

New Order: Collage Now

One of Stephen Knezovich's pieces - New Horizon No15

Three years ago I met with Stephen Knezovich and Seth Clark to toy with the idea of doing a collage show together. Some how, they suggested I curate one. I have curated small poster shows but a gallery show is completely different. I knew I couldn’t do it alone and emailed Sonja Sweterlitsch to see if she had any interest. She said yes and here we are today.

Future Tenant empty and ready for install!

Future Tenant empty and ready for install!

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I park in the garage by the gallery a lot and love this view

Having the idea for the show was just a tiny part of all of this. Sonja prepared the proposal, we gathered the roster we wanted, approached a few galleries, contacted the artists for their information, did social media, press releases and much more happened in that span of time.

We are excited that the opening reception is finally here on Friday, June 3 at 6-9pm at Future Tenant. It’s open to everyone! The line up includes Seth Clark, Stephanie Armbruster, Kim Fox, Mary Dorfner Hay, Matthew Buchholz, Crystala Armagost, Ron Copeland and Stephen Knezovich. I’m not going to reveal too much in this post but wanted to show a few studio shots and works in progress. Take a look:

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Crystala Armagost working on one of her pieces

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Ron Copeland putting together his window installation at Future Tenant

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Matthew Buchholz created an awesome collage video that will be projected on the back wall

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Mary Dorfner Hay

Mary Dorfner Hay working with maps

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Photos from Stephanie Armbruster’s studio

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Seth Clark at Radiant Hall

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Stephen Knezovich’s pieces ready to hang on the wall

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Kim Fox working in the garage. Her piece in this show is the biggest she has ever created

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Garage photos by Matt Dyak

There are a lot of events happening this Friday but stop by and see all the amazing collages up close and in person.

Interview

Interview with Stephanie Armbruster

photo from Stephanie Armbruster's website

Stephanie Armbruster was my very first post here on Steeltown in October of 2009! I was researching collage in Pittsburgh and came across her installation at the Mattress Factory as part of their Gesture’s exhibit. I had the opportunity to meet her when she was just getting her studio together over at the UnSmoke Artspace located in Braddock. I thought it would be fitting to feature her a year later with an interview and a tour of her space.


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