Left to right: Sophie Pearson, Engulfed (2022), Compress (2022), Pull (2021), Belted (2021); Jesse Egner, Knit Face (2019); Front: Katie Rauth, Well laden with things of complacence (2022)
SOMA GROSSA, Curated by Anna Mirzayan, November 17, 2022 – January 14, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17 (6-8:30 pm)
SOMA GROSSA is a multi-media survey of painting, installation, soft sculpture, video, jewelry and photography by fat artists explicitly making work about fatness. Rather than engage in the targeted joyful representation of small to mid-fat bodies popular in the ‘body positivity movement,’ this exhibition critiques the overwhelming metaphysical censorship of fat lives in a world that attempts to will them out of existence or consume them as entertainment. The works in this show challenge viewers’ to consider their own histories with anti-fat attitudes, while simultaneously engaging in the radical act of creating communities between fat people. SOMA GROSSA is curated by Anna Mirzayan as part of Brew House Association’s Prospectus Emerging Curator program.
New art exhibition tackles anti-fat bias – Lauren Davidson. PublicSource, Nov 18
Pittsburgh exhibit centers fat artists confronting bias – Bill O’Driscoll. WESA, Nov 16
Art shows to leave the house for this November – Dazed, Nov 9
Why Does the Art World Hate Fat People? – Anna Mirzayan. Hyperallergic, Oct 18
Lay Bare, Curated by Zeal Eva, February 2 – April 1, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2 (6-8:30 pm)
Distillery Exhibition, April 20 – June 17, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20 (6-8:30 pm)
A group show featuring our resident artists. For more information about the Distillery Emerging Artist Residency, check out our Distillery page.
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Brew House Association’s unique postindustrial 2,700 sq. ft. gallery features a wide range of exhibitions from local artists to cutting edge installations by contemporary artists from across the US and beyond. The Brew House Gallery features a mix of changing exhibitions organized both in-house such as the annual Distillery emerging artist showcase, and offering exhibition space to local guilds and artist organizations to exhibit artwork. Exhibitions at the Brew House strive to foster pathways for collaboration and exchange, offer an accessible atmosphere for experimentation, and to increase social awareness through representation of non-mainstream perspectives. Visiting the gallery is always free and open to the public.
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