With this collection of work, the artists, Natiq Jalil and Paige Babin, explore the question of when a work of art is “finished”. Is it when the canvas is completely covered? Or is it when the artist can no longer “add” to the piece? Both artists felt the answer to the question was a bit more intuitive. Sometimes, a painting just feels right, regardless of whether every line has been filled in. Sometimes, white space speaks more clearly than unnecessary color. There are times when even a single brushstroke more would diminish the message being presented.
In completing this body of work, the artists put down their brushes when they first felt that nothing else was needed beyond that point, regardless of whether the painting was considered “finished”. They present you with a body of work in various stages of completion, at precisely the point where the artists first felt moved by their own progress.
Explore the world of unfinished art with them in this 2nd installment of Unfinished Business. The opening is on Friday August 1 from 7-10 pm and a donation is requested. The exhibit is viewable through August 30 during evening events, or by appointment at 412-361-2262.
with Old Earth (Milwaukee), Jupiter Vinyl, and The Neffs
with Josie McQueen and I Am A Sea Creature
DJ/producer from Minnesota on Rhymesayers Entertainment
with Jake Spike (aka Phrym8), Fortified Phonetx, Stillborn Identity, and Cornelius The Third
note: this show is not at Garfield Artworks. It is located at Belvedere’s, 4016 Butler St. in Lawrenceville and is over 21. Tickets on sale at Sound Cat Records, Caliban Books, Dave’s Music Mine, 720 Records, and from the local openers.
with The Lopez, Noise Nothing and Roulette Waves
The Consortium Jazz at Pitt Series presents
gypsy-jazz from Hungary featuring Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Ries
note: this show is not at Garfield Artworks. It is located at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland and is all ages. Tickets on sale at the door only – special discount with Pitt ID.
indie power-pop duo from Boston
with Miist, Denzell, and Influx
doom-metal from Richmond on Relapse Records
with All Them Witches (Nashville) and Lost Realms
note: this show is not at Garfield Artworks. It is located at 31st Street Pub, 3101 Penn Avenue in the Strip District and is over 21. Tickets on sale at Sound Cat Records, Caliban Books, Dave’s Music Mine, the 31st Street Pub Box Office, and from the local openers.