History of Art and Architecture

Constellations Track: Alone Together/Shelter in Place

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenters: Alex Taylor and Scott Turri
202 Frick Fine Arts Building
Wednesday, November 30, 12-1pm

In May 2022, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art opened two exhibitions that were the work of Pitt faculty. Alex Taylor from the Department of History of Art and Architecture curated Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism for the museum’s Cantilever Gallery while Scott Turri, Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Studio Arts, presented his recent paintings in an exhibition titled Shelter in Place in the museum’s Robertshaw Gallery. Both projects emerged from and sought to respond to the experience of the pandemic. In this conversation, Scott and Alex will discuss each other’s exhibitions, consider how their processes of making were shaped by conditions of social distancing, and reflect upon the encounter of their work in Greensburg, PA – when they had never managed to do the same within the walls of the Frick Fine Arts Building. This is the third in a series of three colloquia in Fall 2022 designed to spark new conversations in the department’s Constellations program.