Sun, Nov 07|
The Frick Pittsburgh
Reckoning: Grief and Light
An afternoon of art and conversation about Vanessa German's sculptures depicting George Floyd, Elijah McClain, and Breonna Taylor.
Time & Location
Nov 07, 2021, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST
The Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, USA
About the Event
A powerful installation of new sculpture by Artist-in-Residence Vanessa German, nothing can separate you from the language you cry in presents three stunning altarpieces envisioned as "reckoning works" and "ingredients of social healing." Installed among Italian Renaissance devotional paintings, German’s work offers a compelling meditation on grief, love, and social healing. The altarpieces represent an elegy to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and the countless other lives lost without justice. Ornamenting each sculpture are hand-crafted glass objects in a deep cobalt blue, custom-made for German by artisans at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. The cascade of glass evokes a reimagined wailing wall or weeping river, providing a place of reflection.
We'll gather in the Frick Art Museum at 12:30pm to view the artwork and then settle in at the Cafe around 2pm for some conversation about the experience.