Posts tagged "Magenta"

The Artists of Magenta POP: Pittsburgh

posted March 25, 2015 in Announcements, Pittsburgh, Popups

From the series #Crowdsourced #Landscapes by Lori Hepner

We’re less than a month away from Magenta POP: Pittsburgh and we could not be more pumped! We’ll be at 937 Liberty Ave beginning on April 23, and our opening reception is the next day on April 24 starting at 5:30. The POP website is completely updated, so come have a look!

Temporary States explores a common thread of formation and manipulation through two bodies of work: one exploring climate change, and the other, a common household substance. Together, these bold dances of light and stark black-and-white cosmological formations complement one another by their formations, manipulations, and contrast of analog and digital.

The Artists…
Lori Hepner is an interdisciplinary artist who has been working through ideas of translation of code through performance, video, and photography since earning a B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003 and an M.F.A in Digital Media at Rhode Island School of Design in 2005.
Lori holds the position of Associate Professor of Integrative Arts at Penn State Greater Allegheny and has her studio in Pittsburgh, PA.


From the series Salt by Christine Lorenz

From the series Salt by Christine Lorenz

Christine Lorenz grew up in rural Ohio. She earned a BA at Ohio State University with a double major in English and Photography. While pursuing an MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, she continued to integrate visual language in diverse formats, from book works to installations. Since 2002, she has been teaching classes in photography, art history, and visual culture at Duquesne University, Point Park University, Carlow University, and Ohio State University (Marion). Her current projects use photography to trace divergent ways of meaning in everyday objects. In 2014, she was awarded a Duquesne University Mission Micro-Grant. She lives with her family in Pittsburgh.

And lastly, a special thanks to our partners at Fairmont Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, The Hillman Foundation and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for helping to produce the dynamic Magenta POP: Pittsburgh exhibition.

See you there, Pittsburgh!

Self & Others: Our Kickstarter Campaign With Aline Smithson

posted February 10, 2015 in Announcements

On February 5th, we launched our second Kickstarter campaign with none other than the lovely and talented Aline Smithson. You may know her best from her super amazing photography blog, Lenscratch.

It is such an honour for all of us here at Magenta to bring Aline’s twenty years of photography to you. Please come and support the book Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography here on Kickstarter.

As of this posting, we’ve nearly doubled our modest campaign goal of $25,000. A huge thanks to everyone who has stepped up to support us. However, we’re not done fundraising yet! Every little bit goes toward helping us reach our total publishing costs, which far exceed the goal we set.

And please join us on Facebook on February 12 at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST for an Ask Me Anything session with Aline. “Like” our page if you haven’t already, and come ask her anything you like.

Aline Promotional

We hope to see you there!


ReCap: Magenta POP Pittsburgh Has Arrived!

posted October 1, 2013 in Announcements, Popups

This past September, Magenta collaborated with Fairmont Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, and PNC Bank, to launch the first in a series of POP exhibitions in beautiful downtown Pittsburgh!  The outdoor photography installations feature the work of local artists Sue Abramson and Philomena O’Dea and are on display from September 23 – October 22 in Triangle Park, adjacent to Fairmont Pittsburgh. The dynamic exhibitions add colour, dimension and vitality to an otherwise blank urban landscape.

fairmontpop5-40 (Copy)
Mounted on durable and envrionmentally-friendly canvases, the exhibitions were seamlessly installed by our long-term partners at Boston Building Wraps, who are experts at producing temporary outdoor art installations.

On September 26, Magenta POP was officially unveiled with a special VIP Reception in the Fairmont Pittsburgh lobby.  Guests were treated to signature cocktails, hors d’ouevres, and entertainment, while mingling with representatives from the worlds of business, media and culture.  Event photos can be seen and shared on The Magenta Foundation’s Facebook Page.

fairmontpop5-31 (Copy)
The inaugural Magenta POP installation has received exceptionally positive feedback from the public and media alike.  It debuted as the week’s #1 cultural activity in Pop City, Pittsburgh’s cultural reference guide.

fairmontpop5-38 (Copy)
Special thanks again to our partners at Fairmont Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and PNC Bank.  We also send our gratitude to The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Silver Eye Center for Photography and the City of Pittsburgh, for supporting the overall initiative to beautify the urban landscape.  Magenta POP will be on display through till October 22, 2013.  If you’re in the neighborhood, check it out!

fairmontpop5-41 (Copy)





Announcing Magenta POP: Pittsburgh

posted September 15, 2013 in Announcements


The Magenta Foundation goes to Pittsburgh!! We are very excited to announce our new series of outdoor art installations, Magenta POP, kicking off with Magenta POP: Pittsburgh at the prestigious Fairmont Pittsburgh. This year we will be featuring two phenomenal local artists, Sue Abramson and Philomena O’Dea with a special public exhibition in triangle park… pics to come!!

Huge thanks to our partners at PNC BankPittsburgh Downtown PartnershipGreater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and Silver Eye Center for Photography for helping to beautify the city with public art!

Flash Forward Boston Wraps Up

posted August 19, 2013 in Announcements, Boston 2013, Flash Forward Festival


What a whirlwind the last month has been here at The Magenta Foundation.  Over the last few weeks we’ve had a chance to dig into the amazing pictures, videos and feedback from the third installment of Flash Forward Festival Boston and we’re finally ready to share!

Stay tuned for a brilliant series of videos showcasing all of the Flash Forward Festival celebrations, courtesy of our phenomenal videographer, Justin Ziebell. For those of you who weren’t able to make it out to our daytime programming, you can watch all the recorded lectures here, thanks to Stearns Media Productions.

Thank you again to our sponsors, committees, and dedicated interns who made this festival a reality. And to all our friends here at home, we wish you a very safe and happy Canada Day long weekend!