Time: July 28, 2012 from 5pm to 8pm
Location: Box Heart Gallery
Street: 4523 Liberty Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Website or Map: http://www.boxheart.org
Event Type: opening, reception
Organized By: BoxHeart Gallery
Latest Activity: Jun 12, 2012
July 24 - August 18, 2012
The Living Rose Window
Printmaking on Paper and Glass by Keith Garubba
Printmaker Keith Garubba began creating rose window designs after the death of his uncle. From this intimate level, Garubba's work not only addresses themes of human-connectedness through a broad view of beliefs, relationships, and structure but also seeks to understand and meld our collective multi-cultural inheritance through the use of combined imagery and symbology.
From modified biohazard warnings to trilobed arches incorporated into abstract compositions, Garubba’s work combines intricate detail and ornamentation with expressively tactile treatment of space. He primarily works with silkscreen, supplemented by collagraph printing. His printmaking techniques range from the traditional use of inks on paper to the specialized process of printing enamels onto glass, which are kiln-fired and fused into a permanent luminous form.
Garubba’s layered designs draw a parallel between architecture and human biology. The architecture of structures, such as cathedrals created by man, and the architecture of the body, given to us by our Creator, are wonders to behold. Both are symbols of unity. Overall, this unity, this connectedness, is what Garubba hopes to convey in his art.
Meet Keith Garubba at the Public Reception:
Saturday, July 28th: 5-8pm
Free and open to the public.