St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church- Pittsburgh church that Andy Warhol(a) and hisÂ family attended
photograph by Carol Skinger
Makes a nice opening image, word of god and all but my altered photograph above is not in the Word of God Exhibit at the Warhol. BUT…it is available as a notecard at the Warhol Museum shop, and is also on view and for sale starting Friday Dec 2 at Modern Formations Gallery (details below).
At The Warhol museum in Pittsburgh the 5th & final exhibition in the Word of God Series opens December 11th with ‘ The Word of God: Jeffrey Vallance.’ This exhibition will open on December 11, 2011 with a 2pm lecture by the artist in the theater with a reception to follow.
This series of 5 exhibits started in February 2011.
Last spring I created some note cards for the Warhol gift shop, celebrating both the house Warhol(a) grew up in as well as the church his family attended about a mile away, both in the heart of Pittsburgh. I felt that with the many people who come to the museum and leave with the iconic Warhol images in poster, book or note card form, there was a niche to fill in providing images of the home he grew up in and the church they were so faithful to. If it interests me I figure it might interest others. I was very happy that the Carnegie Museum selected a both images of his Pittsburgh home as well as number of my images of the church the Warhol(a) family attended regularly, and I thought the Word of God Series may have inspired this decision.
Andy Warhol spent his childhood through the end of college growing up in and living in this house with his family located in Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland area). Pittsburghers call it a semi-detached house. Other people know it as a duplex.
The family regularly attended St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church, about a mile away in Greenfield. I drove by it for years on the parkway not realizing that.
Also very nearby he attended Saturday art classes at the Carnegie Museum during high school, and Carnegie Tech for college, now called Carnegie Mellon University.
I have been very lucky to have the Carnegie Museums carry my note cards sometimes at the main museum in Oakland and currently at the Warhol.
I am very grateful for the unusual and challenging shows the Warhol puts on, and am thrilled to have my work as part of the shop experience.
A larger framed photograph titled Saline St (top of this post) will be on exhibit at Modern Formations Gallery at Unblurred Gallery Crawl this Friday December 2nd 7pm- 10pm “Winter in Frames: Juried Exhibition and Artist Bazaar” at 4919 Penn Avenue- Garfield. Show runs till Jan 14th. Visitors to the gallery will place votes for their favorite pieces in the December exhibit, and the top 3 voted artists will receive an opportunity to exhibit together in the month of August 2012, with the theme and/or concept behind the exhibit to be determined by the 3 winning artists.
More of my altered images of his home and church in Pittsburgh: