Visual Arts: Clickbait: The App Expo, 707 and 709 Penn Galleries


PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES

CLICKBAIT: THE APP EXPO

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PROJECT BY
ASHLEY ANDREWS AND ASHLEY ANDRYKOVITCH

OPENING RECEPTION | SEPTEMBER 22 | 5:30-10:00 PM

ARTIST TALK | NOVEMBER 3 | 7:00 PM

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the next exhibition at 707 and 709 Penn Galleries, Clickbait: The App Expo, will open with the quarterly Gallery Crawl on September 22, 2017. The dual-gallery exhibit will run from September 22nd through November 5th at 707-709 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, with an opening reception the night of the Crawl from 5:30-10:00 p.m. An artist talk with Pittsburgh-based creators Ashley Andrews and Ashley Andrykovitch will be held November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. The exhibit and corresponding events are free and open to the public.  

Since 2012, The App Expo, led by characters Bill and Jackie, has explored the intersection of humanity and technology through experimental performances, video, sculpture, installation, group exhibitions, and an app. Clickbait: The App Expo will include a selection of collaborative works from the last five years, as well as new works by each artist.

“We make art for the artists, the technologists, the philosophers, and for all of those who remember their first putty-colored desktop computer in the 1980’s,” say the Ashelys, as they are known. 

In addition to their upcoming exhibit at 707 and 709 Penn Galleries, Andrews and Andrykovitch have also presented at Interop, Google Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, and Carnegie Mellon University, among others. Tops apps include THE INTERNET, informative webinars, facebooks irl, iGRIEVE, Whoa Buddy, and MineSweeper @ Carnegie Museum of Art’s Culture Club. The pair also created a short film featuring Rick Sebak for Carnegie Museum of Art’s 2-Minute Film Festival.

View The App Expo website or follow The App Expo on Instagram @theappexpo.

Ashley Andrews
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Ashley Pixelle Andrews is a visual artist who takes self-portraits as other people, identities, stereotypes, and variations of self. Ashley’s 5-year art and technology project with Ashley Andrykovitch, The App Expo, has provided an opportunity for a long-term exploration of just one of her many characters, the ever-visionary Bill Napford. Ashley is the Executive Director at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. Ashley can be reached at emailpixelle@gmail.com

Ashley Andrykovitch
A multi-disciplinary visual artist from Pittsburgh who is known for paintings on the topic of space and time, physical and digital apps with artist Ashley Andrews, and a newspaper article turned radio program with Juliet Pusateri. Ashley is the curator of education at Fallingwater and a resident artist at UnSmoke Systems in Braddock. Follow Ashley on Instagram at @corpsefarm or visit her website: http://www.ashleyandrykovitch.com.  

707 Penn Gallery
A project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust  and managed by the Trust’s Education and Community Engagement department, 707 Penn Gallery features exhibits by local and regional artists working in multiple disciplines and is located at 707 Penn Avenue near the intersection of Penn and Seventh Street. Gallery hours are Wed., Thurs. from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fri., Sat. from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sun. from 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit www.TrustArts.org.

709 Penn Gallery
A project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust  and managed by the Trust’s Education and Community Engagement department, 709 Penn Gallery features exhibits by local and regional artists working in multiple disciplines and is located at 709 Penn Avenue near the intersection of Penn and Seventh Street. Gallery hours are Wed., Thurs. from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fri., Sat. from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sun. from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit www.trustarts.org.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Visual Arts
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is unique in the arts industry for its commitment to providing high-quality, contemporary visual and public art along with a robust performing arts schedule. The Trust owns and operates eight galleries, offering arts exhibits that are free and open to the public. In addition, the Trust showcases the visual arts through its popular Gallery Crawls and festival programming as well as through its outdoor parks that feature award-winning public art.  For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit www.TrustArts.org.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.

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