This piece will be in the History Inspires Art Show at the Fort Pitt Museum Friday, June 3, 2016.
The piece involves the Western Pennsylvania farmers rebelling against the federal govt. protesting the tax on Whiskey. Washington marched 13,000 troops to the western colonies in order to enforce the tax. It was a ridiculous flex of power. In this piece Washington salutes the nation as his horse tramples barrels of whiskey. Above him waves the flag of the rebellion who ultimately win in 1801.
Using a newer style I’ve been working with, this street art inspired work was lot of fun. In 1993 I started as a graffiti artist and was quickly caught and arrested for vandalism. It ended up costing me thousands of dollars in restitution. This style is beautiful and using my own canvas means complete creative and legal control.
Friday, June 3, 2016 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Fort Pitt Museum.
Musical guest, Noah Rectenwald will be performing in the main hall. Self described as, polyphonic ambient with a beat, you can check out more from him at, https://soundcloud.com/noahrectenwald
Light refreshments will be served.
The opening reception is free and open to the public.
The Fort Pitt Museum invites you to explore Pittsburgh’s rich history this summer by visiting History Inspires, a group art exhibition, in the William Pitt hall, located on the museum’s first floor.
Stop by to see works by 10 local, contemporary artists who have drawn inspiration from the 18th century history of Western Pennsylvania. This multi-medium art show will be something for everyone to enjoy.
The art show will be open to all museum visitors during Fort Pitt Museum’s regular hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and will run until July 10. As an added bonus, visitors will be able to vote for the “Best in Show.” The winner will be announced on July 11.
Dave D’Incau Jr – http://www.ddincaujr.com/
Ryder Henry – http://www.ryderhenry.com/
Dan Burfield – www.tiltcycle.com/
Brad Bianchi – https://www.flickr.com/photos/bianchibrad/
George Gaadt – www.gaadtstudio.com/
Meg Prall – www.megprall.com/
Jen Joyce – http://www.jenmjoyce.com/
Ron Copeland – http://roncopeland.tumblr.com/
Steph Neary- http://stephneary.tumblr.com/