OCT 29 Opening Reception 6-9pm
COMING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN: NEW WORK BY DEREK REESE
TO BE EXHIBITED AT THE BRUCE GALLERY, EDINBORO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Oct 29- Nov 24
10/1/14 Pittsburgh, PA-- Coming Down the Mountain, an exhibition of over 15 new large scale paintings, assemblages, sculptures, installation, and mixed media drawings by interdisciplinary artist Derek Reese, will be on display at Edinboro University from October 29th through November 24th, 2014. Derek Reese is a Morgantown, West Virginia native living and working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is known for his unconventional and often, controversial mixed media artwork that both criticizes and celebrates his blue collar, Appalachian heritage.
The exhibition will touch on a variety of topics, including an installation of sculptures based on the devastation of mountaintop removal, mixed media drawings inspired by the cultural and economically uniting qualities of street basketball, and large wall assemblages executed in a style that the artist calls “holler aesthetics”,a style of making art that relies on common materials, improvisation, and grit.
Derek Reese, 32, was born in Morgantown, WV. He currently works and lives in Pittsburgh, PA as an artist and educator. He was recently awarded with a Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ Flight School Fellowship, a career development residency for promising artists living in the Pittsburgh region.
The Bruce Gallery is located at Doucette Hall, 215 Meadville St., Edinboro, PA 16412. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday , 12pm-7pm, Friday and Saturday, 12pm- 3pm, and closed on Sunday and Monday.