Upfront Gallery & Lobby

Current Resident

Jody Servon, PNC Pop In Artist in Residence
Do you have a moment? 

Upfront Gallery
August 5 – September 27, 2016

First Friday Gallery Walks:
August 5 & September 2, 2016

Jody Servon, Dreams for Free, 2012

Our latest Pop In Artist in Residence, Jody Servon, comes to us from Boone, NC, where she is a professor and the Sharpe Chair of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University. Servon received an MFA in New Genre from The University of Arizona and a BFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Servon will use her residency to interact with the public through site-specific installations and happenings dedicated to social engagement. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Miami Herald, and the Arizona Daily Star, AGNI, New American Paintings, Artful Dodge and Time.com.

Jody will be teaching a Connect & Create class on Saturday, July 16. Learn more and register here.

Erin Oliver
Site-Specific Installation

July 1 – September 24, 2016

First Friday Gallery Walks:
July 1, August 5, September 2 2016

Erin Oliver, New Death Old Growth (installation detail)

Artist Statement:

My recent body of work is a series of monochromatic paintings exploring tonal range and figure-ground relationships.  Using a gestural process, I synthesize and reimagine forms found in nature.  I am interested in examining our fragile existence through disintegrations and connections within our environment.  My related installation work uses cut or constructed paper materials and sculptural elements as an extension of the painted environments, bringing tangible form to the illusionistic spaces in my paintings.

Site-Specific Installation:
Tedd Anderson

Davie St Entrance

Tedd Anderson’s mural features the iconic “dry space” characters for which the artist is known set in a landscape filled with swirling, topographic lines, jagged edges, and meditative objects and shapes. A banner with a poem scrawled on its surface runs through the piece, bringing the imagery into a cohesive whole.