Downtown Pittsburgh will play host to some of the city’s emerging artists this month when Future Tenant opens Distillate. Located at 819 Penn Avenue, the non-profit art space showcases work that offers a cutting edge perspective on the local art scene, and the new exhibition is no exception.
Distillate includes past participants of The Brew House Distillery Residency, which has helped emerging Pittsburgh artists for nearly ten years. The program is part of the Brew House Association’s mission to provide artists with the support necessary to foster invention, creation and collaboration, as well as risk-taking and the pursuit of artistic excellence. Previously, these artists have investigated subjects that are significant in the support and proliferation of the arts in Pittsburgh and beyond in mediums like performance, video, sculpture, music, painting, printmaking and photography.
For Distillate, artists were challenged to investigate some properties inherent in growth and control, and to consider variants such as support structure, relationships between working components, and the values we assume in order to understand our world. Curated by Meghan Olson and Kara Skylling, the show will feature work by painter Aimee Manion, sculptor and installation designer Joshua Space, print-maker and multimedia artist Morgan Cahn, and many others.
Distillate’s opening reception will be Friday, January 13th, and the Cultural District’s Gallery Crawl will be Friday, January 27th. Woodchuck Hard Cider and Straub beer will provide free adult beverages.