Alloy Pittsburgh was conceived as a biennial laboratory where emerging artists in the Pittsburgh region would create temporary, site-based artwork that explore the creative reuse of the Carrie Furnace national historic landmark. Chris McGinnis and Sean Derry are the co-founders.
The project was developed in collaboration with the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and the Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Alloy Pittsburgh offers 15 artists the opportunity to develop and exhibit their work for this year’s presentation, which opens to the public Saturday, Sept. 29.
McGinnis said the intent is “to bring artists to the site to participate in the dialogue around the site.”
Not your usual venue for art, the buildings are immense, and they’re situated on a surprisingly large tract of land. This creates an interesting and unique location as well as context for the creation and exhibition of art.