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FALLOW GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE

Fallow Grounds for Sculpture is an annual public art residency program occurring June to August located in the economically challenged neighborhood of East Deutschtown, on Pittsburgh's North Side. Affected by poor urban planning in the 1980’s and now mainly used as a daily cut-through for over 30,000 motorists. A vacant lot in the community transforms into an artist studio for one month, temporarily donated by a local property owner. Participating artists have an active interest in community engagement and live in NK’s residency house during their project period. Regularly scheduled artist-led workshops and events are free and open to the public in collaboration with community members and partner organizations. Projects range widely in content and scale, based on the artist’s research and local experiences.

Sculptures remain on site through October 31. Details on current and past projects are below. 

APPLICATIONS: The application period for Fallow Grounds 2017 is now closed

 

FALLOW GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE 2016

Fallow Grounds for Sculpture 2016 was made possible with the support of The Fine Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Film by Ivette Spradlin

 

2016 ARTISTS:

AMY MASTERS - ROADSIDE ATTRACTION
August - Lot Location: 824 Chestnut Street

Northside Roadside Attraction examines the Americana phenomenon of handmade large scale objects found on the side of many roads and highways. Originally from Pittsburgh, Kansas, Masters considers the trans-formative affects roadside attractions have on struggling small towns. Seeing geographical and economic parallels, Masters brings her own version in the form of a massive sandwich.The work references a local Northside tradition called Sandwich Week. With an unabashed sense of humor, Masters invites us to stop and consider the largest outdoor sandwich in Pittsburgh. 

 

MONIQUE REDMOND AND LAYNE WAEREA - NORTHSIDE CIVIL ENCOUNTERS
July - Lot Location: Food City Garden - intersection of Tripoli Street and Retail Way

Over the month of July this artist collaborative discovered, advertised and facilitated a number of civil encounters for the potential exchange of goods, services, knowledge and social conversation between Northside neighborhoods.

 

MICHELLE ILLUMINATO - TRIPOLI STREET BAKEYARD
June - Lot Location: Intersection of Tripoli Street and Chestnut Street

Tripoli Street BakeYard is an outdoor wood-fired cob oven and 50 foot picnic table in the shape of an arrow. lluminato, assistants and NK staff helped construct the oven and table over the month of June.  Previously, the site was littered with tow trucks and wrecked cars. The work transformed the vacant lot into an active community space with many free food related events welcoming hundreds of community members over the summer. 

 

Fallow Grounds For Sculpture  2015

Jessie Kauppila - Checker Brick House

Jessie Kauppila - Checker Brick House

Scott Bye - Spare Change

Scott Bye - Spare Change

May Wilson - Spill Dirt

May Wilson - Spill Dirt

Michael Koliner - Re-Visit Disorder

Michael Koliner - Re-Visit Disorder

Tom Sarver - Art Olympics

Tom Sarver - Art Olympics