Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery features Pittsburgh painter
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – In celebration of Black History Month, paintings by Pittsburgh artist Brian Gaither will be featured through Feb. 28 at the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at Springfield Technical Community College.
Gaither’s large-scale monochrome paintings address ways that power is used to manipulate the masses – to divide and conquer. Depictions of iconic figures confront the viewer and conjure uncanny relationships against stark black canvas. Diffused light introduced through the use of tinted pigments allude to apparitions of memory from the ruins of history.
Gaither said, “I hope to provoke the reaction of introspection and reflection on the history and circumstances surrounding the effects of economics undermining the ethics of the social institutions in America.”
Born in Pittsburgh in 1978, Gaither works predominantly in the medium of painting, but also in sculpture and creative writing. He received his MFA degree from Pennsylvania State University in 2015. In 2016, he was awarded the Civil Society Institute Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. He has participated in group shows at the African American History Museum in Philadelphia, Philips Exeter Academy and other institutions of higher education. Gaither lives in Pittsburgh, where he works as an adjunct professor of Studio Art. He now teaches English in China.
The exhibition is supported in part by the School of Liberal and Professional Studies and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
The Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. The gallery is open to the public, and there is no charge to view the exhibitions.
About the Gallery
The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at Springfield Technical Community College presents six exhibits each academic year featuring works by artists of local and national repute as well as STCC student work. The gallery is located in Building 28, first floor, on the Pearl Street side of the STCC campus. The gallery is supported in part by funding from the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Find the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery on Facebook or follow on Twitter @STCCArtGallery.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 7,400 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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