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SuSu + JAB Opening
June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Works by Su Su and Jessica Alpern Brown
Su Su and Jessica Alpern Brown met at an event in 2017 and bonded over a shared belief that artists’ supporting each other is both powerful and meaningful. This exhibition showcases two contemporary, Pittsburgh-based artists that share a mutual admiration and a space to strengthen one another’s practices.
About the Artists:
Born in Beijing, China, Su Su began painting at the Central Academy of Arts & Design at the age of 12. In 2011, Su Su received a full scholarship to attend graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama, where she completed her MFA in 2015. In the fall of 2017, Su Su was honored to receive a nomination for Pittsburgh’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award. In the summer of 2018, Su Su was nominated for the Eben Demarest Trust Award and also had her solo exhibition “Between the Lines” presented at Bunker Projects. Her paintings were featured in publications such as ARTPULSE Magazine (2018) and JUXTAPOZ (2018). Currently Su Su makes paintings full-time and further develops her professional studio practice.
Jessica Alpern Brown
Jessica Alpern Brown comes from a diverse background driven by curiosity. She started her career as a photographer in the United States Navy stationed in Japan, followed by a position as a forensic photographer for the state of Texas. Deciding it was time to move away from the bureaucratic structure, Brown joined the crew of a sailboat and worked as a navigator and handyman for the next few years. Returning home in the wake of a family illness she discovered the subtractive art of paper cutting and a desire to be connected to the larger artistic community. Through her work with the Brooklyn Museum, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and now as the Gallery Programs Manager for the Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media, Brown supports artists and her art practice through the use of her eclectic skill set.
Gallery Open Hours: June 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 6 – 9pm
Closing Reception: June 30, 12 – 4pm