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.
BOOM Concepts Presents: Collective Legacy
Collective Legacy is an art exhibition presented by BOOM Concepts currently on display at The Gallery at Main, a project of the Carnegie Library Main Branch. Collective Legacy is a view of Pittsburgh’s Black art’s culture across generations. The show runs from December 2019 – January 2020, showcasing the diverse practices, experiences, and influences that have shaped 50+ years of the Black arts experience in Pittsburgh. Collective Legacy presents a diverse collection of visual artists, both native and transplants to Pittsburgh. Collective Legacy explores the various practices based in Pittsburgh and requests each artist to present a piece that best represents their work. The show presents a wide range of expressions, from mixed media paintings to sculptures and classic photography. All of these artists bring a different style and are uniquely connected through the power of the three rivers. Collective Legacy features the work of Bekezela Mguni, Ashanté Josey, Liana Martina Maneese, Norman Brown, Alisha Wormsley, Takara Canty, Ricardo Iamurri Robinson, Amber Epps, Jordan Taylor, Camerin “Camo” Nesbit, DS Kinsel, Njaimeh Njie and Carl “Dingbat” Smith
A small reception will be held on December 19th 2019 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at CLP Main (4400 Forbes Avenue). Light refreshments will be served. Special thank you to the staff of CLP Main and the Black Unicorn Library and Archives Project for supporting this project.