Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos

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Nov 5 2016 - Feb 5 2017

This exhibition features the work of Kathleen Mulcahy and Syl Damianos, two Pittsburgh artists who were both selected as Westmoreland Museum of American Art Exhibition Award Winners from Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Exhibitions in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Kathleen Mulcahy has been creating works of art from glass and mixed media for five decades. Having a Masters of Fine Arts in glass sculpture and three-dimensional design from Alfred University, she directed glass studio programs at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh then went on to develop the Pittsburgh Glass Center with her husband and partner, artist Ron Desmett. During this time, her own work — installation pieces, cast glass, blown glass objects — evolved into unique and poignant statements. [...] She lives and works in Oakdale, Pennsylvania.

Syl Damianos, who lives in Edgewood, has had a dual career in art and architecture for nearly a half century. He received a bachelor’s in architecture, with honors, from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Technological Institute of Delft, the Netherlands. Following his internship and association with Celli-Flynn, Architects and Engineers, he co-founded his first firm, Damianos+Pedone, in 1967. It transitioned, over the years, to become Damianosgroup. [...] Damianos is also an artist. He works in a range of materials—canvas, concrete, metal, wood—and his expertly crafted works of art reflect his attention to detail and focus on precision, both of which are significant features of his architecture. [...]

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Mixed-media
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Kathleen Mulcahy
  • Sylvester Damianos

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