Contact Eric Sloss
412-268-5765

TRANSIT 2008
February 29 - March 9, 2008


Opening reception: Feb 29, 5-8 p.m.

 



Regina Gouger Miller Gallery
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

www.cmu.edu/millergallery



Since January 2000, the Miller Gallery has sought to support the creation, growth, and understanding of contemporary art through exhibitions, projects, events and publications. A non-collecting facility located in the Purnell Center for the Arts on the main campus of Carnegie Mellon, the Gallery is named for Regina Gouger Miller, alumna of the School of Art, avid art collector, and generous principal donor. The 9,000 square foot space functions less as a showroom for art, than one for experimentation, examination, discovery and discussion. The gallery aspires to engage diverse audiences, as well as to stimulate, provoke and encourage contemplation of the visual arts of our times.




Regina Gouger Miller Gallery

Miller Gallery Presents TRANSIT 2008, a Reciprocal
Exhibit between Three Japanese Art Schools
PITTSBURGH —The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University presents TRANSIT 2008, an exhibition that runs from Feb. 29 through March 9. TRANSIT is part of an ongoing exchange between the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon and three art schools, Tokyo Zokei University, Kyoto University of Art & Design, and Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design in Japan. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29.

TRANSIT 2007/2008 first opened this fall in Nagoya and traveled to Tokyo and Kyoto, and now, Carnegie Mellon is hosting a reciprocal TRANSIT exhibit at the Miller Gallery, featuring student works from three universities in Japan and Carnegie Mellon. The exhibition’s drawings, paintings, sculptures, printmaking, video and new media works as well as site-specific installations created while the artists are here will fill all three floors of the Miller Gallery.

TRANSIT is a continuation of an exchange project that started in 1997, when 11 members from the School of Art faculty were invited to Nagoya in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Shinran Shonin, the restorer of a Buddhist sect. It was an opportunity to discover cultural differences, but, more importantly, to recognize what they have in common as artists and citizens of the world.  In 2000, the reciprocal exhibit in Pittsburgh, “Nagoya Works on Paper” in the Miller Gallery showcased a diverse group of works on Japanese handmade paper, Mino-Washi.

This relationship with Nagoya Zokei has continued through TRANSIT, a series of international works created at art schools and academies. TRANSIT began in 2001 at the Düsseldorf Art Academy in Germany. Carnegie Mellon joined the event hosted by Zokei Univesity in 2005.

For more information, visit http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/. The gallery, which is located in the Purnell Center for the Arts, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
###