urban decay in Braddock, Pennsylvania

LaToya Ruby Frazier: Riveted

November 7 – December 6

Using photography, performance, video, and installation, LaToya Ruby Frazier exposes the exploitation of the landscape of Braddock, Pennsylvania and the experience of its citizens, making visible the liminal place between the stark abandonment of completely deindustrialized sites and a continued battle with the environmental and social effects of surviving in industry’s wake.

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David Brooks: Repositioned Core

September 19 – December 6

In Repositioned Core, a site-specific installation commissioned by the VAC, Vaulted Gallery artist-in-residence David Brooks bisects the space of the Vaulted Gallery with a 70-foot long geologic core sample. For Brooks, the material and culture of the petroleum industry profoundly connect the realms of geology, evolution, and the commodification of the natural world, as it literally fuels the motions of our daily lives.

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tourists with cameras in front of bus

Andrew Lampert: Don't Lose the Manual

September 19 – December 6

Andrew Lampert explores the personal dimension of technology and technological change in Don’t Lose the Manual. His interest lies in the broader influence of technology and the practical effects of technological change in one’s daily life

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bee keepers in front of hive

Lily Brooks, Christine Collins, and Kate Greene: Forces at Work

September 19 – December 6

Moving from the domestic space into the suburban backyard to the social and cultural spaces of institutions and the landscape, the three artists in Forces at Work deal with unseen forces and attempt through photography to see what is invisible.

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Fieldwork Projects

September 19 – December 6

Fieldwork is designed as a framework for a set of projects created by the faculty and students in the Department of Art and Art History. The raw and adaptable nature of Fieldwork provides faculty and students with an opportunity to utilize the VAC for various educational needs.

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urban decay in Braddock, Pennsylvania

LaToya Ruby Frazier: Riveted

November 7 – December 6

Using photography, performance, video, and installation, LaToya Ruby Frazier exposes the exploitation of the landscape of Braddock, Pennsylvania and the experience of its citizens, making visible the liminal place between the stark abandonment of completely deindustrialized sites and a continued battle with the environmental and social effects of surviving in industry’s wake.

Learn More »