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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.

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Reckoning: Grief and Light
Reckoning: Grief and Light

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.

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