EDITORS NOTE: This looks like an awesome event. More info is available at www.CaughtLooking.info
PITTSBURGH – Students and faculty in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University have found a massive canvas for their public art: the Jumbotron at PNC Park. The students and faculty present “Caught Looking,” an exhibition of new, one-minute video artworks, to be shown on PNC Park’s massive Jumbotron Tuesday, April 15 starting at 7 p.m. The Warhol museum is also presenting a lengthier, 15- to 30-minute video. The event is free and open to the public. The Warhol Museum will host an after party from 9 to 11 p.m. at the museum, where the videos will be shown for a month.
“PNC Park is a unique venue for video art. You don’t typically expect to see art at the baseball stadium, but it’s an amazing experience,”said Jill Kraus Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Christopher Sperandio. “As far as we know, no other art school in the country is using an 85” x 35” high-definition screen as a venue for student and faculty art work.”
Sperandio and his students have collaborated twice with Lamar Outdoor Advertising in placing students’ Pittsburgh-centric public artwork on 11″ by 24″ billboards along Pittsburgh’s roadways.