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RESIDENT ARTISTS PROJECTS
MARY MARTIN AND GAVIN BENJAMIN

OPENING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

SHOW WILL BE UP UNTIL JANUARY 15
 

Mary Martin’s work, at its core, has been investigating issues of identity, social justice, and equity for years now. The multiple audiences with whom Ms. Martin engages include numerous Muslim and Black communities and organizations. Mary is a member of Women of Visions, the Yan Taru Muslim Women’s Educational and Charitable organization and has worked with the August Wilson Center, The Andy Warhol Museum, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Gavin Benjamin is a multifaceted artist who combines original analog photography and appropriated images with collage, paint, and varnish to create rich and luxurious works that call back to baroque traditions while incorporating elements of current culture to provoke, critique, and explore.

 

Born in Guyana, South America and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Benjamin received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. During this time, he worked as an intern for the legendary portrait photographer, Arnold Newman. Benjamin also worked as a black and white and color printer at LTI and Baboo color labs. From there, he went on to work at Edge Reps and Exposure NY, agencies representing commercial and advertising photographers, prop stylists, and hair and makeup artists. After Exposure NY, he worked as a freelance production coordinator/photo editor with stints at Kenneth Cole productions, Esquire Magazine, Hachette Filipacchi Media, and Good Housekeeping Magazine.

 

His work more broadly, investigates and questions the struggles and confrontations that Black men face in America today. The work is glamorous and editorial and visually appealing to any audience. While the work specifically examines Black identity and voice, it is meant for all to enjoy.”

We have organized new walk-in exhibition hours and we look forward to seeing more people in the studio in 2023. We are still organizing appointments at other times and we appreciate a heads up if possible when you are scheduling a visit. Send inquiries to info@artistsimageresource.org - thanks 

 

EXHIBITION HOURS 

M - W  12 pm to 3 pm and  4 pm to 8 pm / Thursdays and Fridays 12 pm to 4 pm

If possible please send a note to info@artistsimageresource if you are planning a visit. 

Scheduled appointments can be made available at other times. 

 

TECH APPOINTMENTS

Appointments for Studio Services can be scheduled through the info@artistsimageresource.org email account. 

M - W 12 - 8 PM F 12 - 4 PM

Scheduled appointments can be made available at other times. 

NO WALK IN SERVICES

LOCATION

518 Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

AIR is on Foreland Street parallel to East Ohio Street between Middle and James Streets on the Northside

 

PARKING

2 hour street parking without permit / paid parking lot across the street 

Tara Segars - Tutti Frutti

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