Join us in the Cantilever Gallery with the 107th Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual exhibition Juror Juana Williams as she speaks with these artists from the exhibition: Tom Ferraro, Tyler Gaston, Stephanie Martin, and Mia Tarducci. Light bites and cash bar, including mimosa bar, available.
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AAP Roundtable Artists
Tom Ferraro is an artist, painter, teacher and public art advocate. He is both a teaching artist and board trustee for Erie Arts and Culture and has been a rostered teaching artist for the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts since 2011. In his studio located in Erie, Pa, Tom primarily works in oil on canvas creating paintings that often blur the lines between abstraction and representational imagery. He uses color, atmosphere, shape and text to heighten emotion and ambiguity. He seeks harmony between the personal influences of his inner self with the complexities of contemporary society.
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Tyler Gaston is a sculptor residing in the Etna neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In 2019 he earned his MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation he received the International Sculpture Center’s prestigious Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Additionally, Tyler was one of two students selected for the ISC residency at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. His art practice investigates the human condition, focusing on themes of decay and repair. Utilizing the tree as a metaphor he creates large scale minimal sculptures paired with secondary materials, often concrete and metal. Tyler’s work has been exhibited nationally, and is regularly shown in the Pittsburgh region.
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Stephanie is an artist working in the medium of ceramics, creating biomorphic worlds, which evoke the sense of living. She creates biomorphic expressionistic forms using low fire stoneware. The forms represent new worlds that range from a cellular level to a macroscopic planetary scale. The fabricated ecosystems are a representation of my perceptions and experiences of life familiar to Earth and yet an entirely new place. As an abstract reflection of biological forms within alternating scales, her work focuses on dualities present in life and utilizes comparisons of attraction and repulsion. The overall processes involved with clay are a significant part of Stephanie’s practice, as they function as a way to express and reflect on personal experiences. She desires for others to experience an evoked sense of living from these crafted worlds. In an effort to achieve a symbiotic biomorphic form, Stephanie creates ecosystems implementing a variety of techniques with carving different textures, building hollow forms, and layering colors. These combinations of process take on a new life and evolve throughout her artistic practice.
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Originally from Newport Rhode Island, visual artist Mia Tarducci moved to Pittsburgh in her early 20s where she continues to live and work. She is known for working on a massive scale (In 2018 the industrial building that houses her studio allowed her to cut a hole in the exterior wall to move a painting to its destination) utilizing a color-driven abstract expressionist style, minimalist abstractions, and concept-driven works. She has exhibited throughout the US and most recently was highlighted in an open air exhibition along the Thames in London. She is in private and corporate collections throughout the world with notable clients including an NFL owner, PNC bank, Children’s MuseumLab and Superior Motors (named by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 most interesting places in the world) to name a few. Currently she is working toward a solo exhibition in Palm Beach and Pittsburgh and recently completed a massive project for a major retailer in NYC. She can also be seen in Blick Artist Materials campaign for their Utrecht oil colors and in the fall issue of Pittsburgh Magazine’s HOME edition.
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