Visual Arts: The Long Run, Space Gallery




Opening Reception | October 13 | 5:30 PM

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces The Long Run will open at Space Gallery, 812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 on October 13th and remain open through January 28th, 2018. An opening reception with guest curator Brandon Boan and the artists will be held on October 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The exhibit will also remain open for extended hours on December 31st for Highmark First Night Pittsburgh and on January 26th, 2018 for the Cultural District winter Gallery Crawl.

The Long Run is an exhibition of contemporary paintings responding to the surface of things. Influenced by the historical canon of painted imagery and the complexities of modern image-making, seven artists explore dimensions of hybridized abstraction – both spatial and figurative. Through a kaleidoscopic lens, the works of The Long Run offer a view into the optical economics of work, self, place, and pace. 

Boan, who has previously shown his work in a solo exhibition at 707 Penn Gallery and a group exhibition at Space, returns to the Cultural District as guest curator for this exhibition. The exhibition features works from Pittsburgh-based artists Paul Mullins, Jenson Leonard, Devan Shimoyama, and Jason Lacroix, as well as Emilie Stark-Menneg (Brunswick, ME), Thad Kellstadt (Francis, WI) and international artist, Surya Gied (Berlin, Germany).

About Brandon Boan
Brandon Boan is an artist and the Co-Founder of Tip Type— an art focused print/object/archive production studio based in Wilkinsburg, PA.

He received a Bachelors of Fine Arts at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2005, and a Masters of Fine Arts at The University of Delaware in 2007. He has exhibited in many National and International institutions and galleries notably including Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Cose Cosmiche, Milan Italy; National Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg Russia; Stockholm Fringe Festival, Sweden; Annuale Festival, Scotland; The Pontifícia Universidade Católic, São Paulo Brazil; H.F.; and Svensk Form Gallery, Sweden.

Brandon has been a visiting artist and faculty at institutions including Ohio University; The International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary; and The University of Oregon.

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SPACE is located at 812 Liberty Avenue. Gallery Hours: Wed & Thurs: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public. SPACE is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. For more information please visit:

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit

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