Exhibit: Shifting Ground: Landscapes from the University Art Gallery and Local Collections

September 13, 2017 - 10:00am to December 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Shifting Ground: Landscapes from the UAG and Local Collections

This exhibition presents artworks selected from the University Art Gallery’s permanent collection as well as loans from local artists and institutions, with a focus on landscapes and representations of Nature. 

Pastoral, agricultural, urban, architectural or industrial landscapes testify to modes of representation and aesthetic conventions, shaped by artistic, religious, political or philosophical motivations. As a human-fabricated concept, Nature is presented as opposed to Human. Has this binary perception influenced how we define and shape our environment?

The exhibition features artworks from Pittsburgh artists Duncan MacDiarmid, Christine Holtz and Lauren Zadikow, and Nina Young, documentary photographs from the Detre Library and Archives at the Heinz History Center and the University Archives Center of the University of Pittsburgh, and artist books from Pitt's Frick Fine Arts Library. 

A joint opening reception with the exhibition Isabelle Hayeur. A Part from Nature will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 5-7pm. 
The gallery will be closed on Monday, October 9, for Fall break.
There will be special hours for Homecoming on Friday, October 13, until 6pm.
Guided tours and discussions on the exhibition will be offered.

Please note that gallery access may be affected due to the installation of the Museum Studies Exhibition, between October 30 and November 9.

Location and Address

University Art Gallery
Frick Fine Arts Building

Directions and Parking Information

 650 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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