2015 Factory Installed @ 500 Sampsonia Way


Factory Installed @ 500 Sampsonia Way

September 18, 2015 - July 2016 

Opening Reception // September 18, 2015 6-8pm


PLEASE NOTE: The last day to view Marnie Weber's work "Ghost Train" will be Sunday, May 29, 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.


Read more about Part I of the exhibition here.


                                   PARTICIPATING ARTISTS // PART II


Dutch artist Rob Voerman creates post-apocalyptic structures from found materials that he describes as a mixture of utopia, destruction and beauty, bringing to mind caves, primitive huts and/or cathedrals. Since his graduation from The Art School, Kampen, Netherlands, he has exhibited all over the world including at the Hammer Museum, UCLA; The Generali Foundation, Vienna; the Architectural Association, London; and participated in residencies at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, NY.


With a background in sculpture, microbiology, chemistry and mechanics, Bill Smith creates technology-based art inspired by nature’s functional complexity. By understanding the way nature works on a microscopic level, his work mimics nature’s growth characteristics and inherent beauty. Smith has had solo exhibitions at P.P.O.W Gallery, NY; Saint Louis Art Museum; and Chicago Cultural Center. He has also participated in residencies at the Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia.


Lisa Sigal creates work that delineates the interiors and exteriors found in social spaces by expanding painting beyond the canvas to include walls and architectural forms. She received a MFA from Yale University and has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including at the 2014 International Biennial, New Orleans, LA. She has won many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has also participated in several artist residencies.


Marnie Weber’s multifaceted, interconnected practice encompasses performance, film, video, sculpture, collage, music and costume. Blending the carnivalesque, the bacchanalian, the mystical and the absurd, Weber creates uncanny worlds that exist in a realm between fantasy and reality, and invite viewers to an exploration of the subconscious. Weber will be creating an installation in the form of a theatrical stage set involving a ghost train and many departing spirit effigies. Her work has been shown throughout the world in theatrical venues and at contemporary art museums and galleries.


Factory Installed was made possible with the generous support of the Allegheny Regional Asset District; an Anonymous Donor; The Benter Foundation; Consulate General of the Netherlands, New York; Harpo Foundation; The Heinz Endowments; Mondriaan Fund; National Endowment for the Arts: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation.

Rob Voerman, "Faculty"