The Pittsburgh Left. "A colloquial term for the driving practice of the first left-turning vehicle taking precedence over vehicles going straight through an intersection, associated with the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area." – Wikipedia
Born of steel and grit, rusted out and then transformed into a city of culture and innovation, Pittsburgh continues to be a town full of determination and surprise. For many, there is a deep pride in the hometown feel of the city and its many idiosyncrasies. Pittsburgh loves Pittsburgh. On the flipside, there are those Pittsburghers left behind by the changing economy, those communities ignored or even destroyed by ‘development’. There are those who left and those who are left. Yet, we all still have pride in the steel and the grit. We put out a parking chair to claim our space but yield the right of way to our oncoming neighbor. Pittsburgh artists of today look at all these ideas with criticality, nostalgia, humor and hope.
The Pittsburgh Left is an exhibition of work by eleven artists whose practice is intrinsically connected to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Organized by artist Tom Sarver, the exhibition dives into a wide variety of themes and media, as participants present installations and collections of their work. Programming during the exhibition includes an Artist Reception, a Gallery Crawl, a Works on Paper Fair, and a Pittsburgh Stories event.