The Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media is proud to present Pulp House at the Harris--a series of curated exhibitions in the newly created Harris Gallery on the lower level of the Harris Theater. This new art space will feature exhibitions developed by Remington Brooks and curated by Selena Hurst in cooperation with PCA&M.
Leftovers, on exhibition during the Crawl, is a presentation of the residue, remnants, and refuse inadvertently created through the art-making process. Though they were, at some point, part of a work-in-progress, these odds and ends are not considered to be art; the final artwork becomes itself only when these fragments are deemed unnecessary and removed by the artist. This material waste embodies the separation between an unfinished piece and a work of art.
Eight Pittsburgh-based artists have gathered the cutoff and scrap materials leftover from their various projects; some artists opted to present new work made from these materials, while others have left their scraps unaltered.
The resulting exhibition elevates these materials from their usual place on the studio floor to the critical gallery environment. Presented here, this scrap waste may be seen not as garbage, but as the negative space around an artwork that provides insight into each artist’s unique creative process.