The Gallery at Main, in alignment with the mission of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP), seeks to provide access to artwork generated in community settings and/or to work that touches on community themes. The Gallery at Main reflects and complements services, programs, partnerships, and community events that our organization is engaged with in our community. Exhibits may be presented in a variety of formats and be reflective of community interests and needs.
Pre-Columbian Images in a Postmodern World (June)
A native of Palmira, Colombia, Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer presents a visual alphabet inspired by objects that represents essential concepts in an accessible, visual way. Pre-Columbian Images in a Postmodern World is a series of digital compositions influenced by the aesthetics of pre-columbian arts and artifacts, particularly the tribes that settled in the land that today is Colombia. Inspiration also comes from the simplicity of minimalism and contemporary architecture. This exhibit will to explore various dichotomies, the ancient and the modern, primitive and technologically advanced, sacred and commonplace.
The exhibition Men’s Work / Women’s Work uses the Pittsburgh Photographic Library collection to provide a compelling historical snapshot of the culturally driven gender division of labor in the early 1950s—lines now blurred—bearing witness to our society’s ongoing cultural evolution. Look for this exhibit in July, 2019.