Factory Installed @ 1414 Monterey Street

May 15, 2015 - March 26, 2016 

 

Artists created new room-sized installations that demonstrate a uniquely different approach to the creative process.

 

Eight artists have been chosen to present work in Factory Installed, a two-part exhibition opening at the Mattress Factory in 2015. Artists
were chosen through an open submission process, and were selected from a pool of over 500 applicants from 27 countries and 35 states within the US.

 

                                   PARTICIPATING ARTISTS // PART I

 

Anne Lindberg creates room-sized drawings in space using multiple strands of colored thread to reference physiological systems such as heartbeat, respiration and psychological states. She received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and her work has been shown at major venues throughout the world, including in Sao Paolo, Brazil; Vienna, Austria; and at the US Embassy in Rangoon, Burma. She recently completed a commission for the GSA Art in Architecture program for a federal building in Kansas City.

 

A graduate of Pratt Institute, John Morris creates installations with found materials that test boundaries between art/non art; beauty/ugliness; original/ready-made; loved/unloved; precious object and worthless trash. His work has developed from a large body of drawings that playfully convey a sense of organic life, using traditional and untraditional media. He has exhibited his work widely and was founder/director of an alternative gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Julie Schenkelberg makes installations using vintage domestic items combined with industrial discarded materials to transform the history of interior spaces. Her materials break and blend into one another, blurring their original intent; creating a new vision of memory or dreams. She received a MFA from The School of Visual Arts, NY, and is represented at Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York. She has been included in group and solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago and Miami, and was awarded the juror prize for installation at ArtPrize 2014, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

Jacob Douenias + Ethan Frier explore the architectural use of mutually beneficial microbes to change buildings from units of consumption to units of production. The project titled, Living Things, grew out of Douenias's senior thesis for the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. From a design standpoint, Living Things stretches the notion of the photobioreactor, transforming it from its current industrial form into a highly malleable and visually captivating material at the hand of the architect.

 

Generous support for Factory Installed is provided by the AG Foundation, Allegheny Regional Asset District, an Anonymous Donor, The Benter Foundation, The Fisher Fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Harpo Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, National Endowment for the Arts, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Roy. A. Hunt Foundation. With special thanks to the Mattress Factory Board of Directors and museum members.

Anne Lindberg, "shift lens"