Ryder Henery, Diaspora, 2014. Paper packaging, wood, saw dust, ash, shredded foam model foliage, carpet fiber greenery Plexi glas, wood glue, acrylic paint, and electric lights, 10 x 100 x 18 ft. Both from Artist in Residence”.

“Artists in Residence,”


Pittsburgh Biennial 2014 Mattress Factory

The Pittsburgh Biennial was inaugurated in 1994, when Murray Horne, curator of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, aspired to showcase diverse local and regional talent. The 2014 Biennial was the ninth and largest iteration to date, with eight organizations participating, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Fac­tory, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Pitts­burgh Glass Center, Space Gal­lery, and the Miller Gallery at Car­negie Mellon. As with most biennials, the work was incredibly uneven; “Artists in Residence” at the Mattress Factory was undoubtedly the most significant contribution. Barbara Luder­owski, museum president, and co-director Michael Olijnyk invited Danny Bracken, Ryder Henry, Kathleen Montgomery, John Peña, and Benjamin Sota to create new installations, giving each a large, distinct area in which to work. …see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.