Miller ICA, Purnell Center for the Arts, CMU
Transcendental Arrangements: 109th Annual AAP Exhibit Including presentations by PGH Art Book Fair + Video Arts PGH
ON VIEW July 29–Sept. 3, 2023
July 28, 6-8pm: Reception with a 7pm performance by Drew Collins in response to Sue Abramson’s Uprooted Installation
ABOUT Transcendental Arrangements: 109th Annual AAP Exhibit
Artists: Sue Abramson, A.W. Allison, Elijah Burgher, Julia Haft-Candell, Jovencio de la Paz, Joshua Challen Ice, Angie Jennings, Ulric Joseph, Eli Kessler, Jessica Labatte, Deanna Mance, Brent Nakamoto, Mikael Owunna, Paula Wilson. Organized and juried by: Elizabeth Chodos, Miller ICA director.
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) is the oldest continuously-exhibiting visual artist membership organization in the country. This year marks AAP’s 109th annual exhibition with Transcendental Arrangements. The exhibition focuses on artistic practices that engage with ritual, magical, and supernatural qualities within everyday encounters, serendipitous connections, and ubiquitous symbols in our daily lives. For the first time, AAP’s annual exhibition includes a selection of artists invited by the juror from outside of the region, putting local artists in conversation with national and international artists and a broader global discourse.
Transcendental Arrangements is made possible with major support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Fine Foundation, the College of Fine Arts, Regina and Marlin Miller, and individual donors of both Associated Artists and the Miller ICA.
Image credit: Angie Jennings, Water Weeps in a Vail, 2018.
ABOUT PGH Art Book Fair
We will feature a special preview selection from the upcoming Pittsburgh Art Book Fair (PABF) on view at the Miller ICA during the Transcendental Arrangements: 109th Annual AAP Exhibition [July 29–Sept. 3, 2023].
The inaugural Pittsburgh Art Book Fair is a free annual event to celebrate printed matter with local, national, and international exhibitors. PABF wants to provide a platform to connect the Pittsburgh community and welcome non-Pittsburgh artists through artist books, small presses, collective publishing, and the publication as artwork, activism, archive, and exhibition. Connect with PABF on Instagram: @pghartbookfair.
ABOUT Video Arts PGH
Video Art PGH is an opportunity for Pittsburgh area filmmakers and artists working in video. Our first edition is juried by artist Cameron Granger (Columbus, OH) and will be on view at the Miller ICA during the Transcendental Arrangements: 109th Annual AAP Exhibition [July 29–Sept. 3, 2023] as well as featured in our online gallery. Submissions were open to artists of any experience level who live within a 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh.