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Exhibit features disposable materials

August 4, 2011
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

PITTSBURGH - You have to be a little destructive to get really creative.

Destruction, and the subsequent transformation of materials, is at the heart of artist Felipe Garcia-Huidobro's new show Memory Shredder, at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 707 Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Ave. in the Cultural District.

Tearing apart layers of collective consciousness - advertising posters, film strips, map, etc. - Garcia-Huidobro is reconstructing a personal geography through collage, sculpture and video.

Garcia-Huidobro was born in Santiago de Chile in 1975 and received his bachelor's degree in architecture from the Universidad Finis Terrae; and his master of arts degree from Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya. He lives and works between Santiago, Chile and Pittsburgh.

With interdisciplinary approaches to the creation of works, Garcia-Huidobro has experimented with different traditional techniques, such as drawing, photography, music, collage, painting and carpentry, and is now integrating digital technologies, such as video and audio recording and post-production, to his creations.

Memory Shredder concludes on Sept. 11.

707 Penn Gallery is a visual arts project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's and is free and open to the public. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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