What does a demolition derby have in common with fine art? That would be “Vehicular Abstraction: The Pittsburgh Art Car Event.” Jason and Nina Sauer run Most Wanted Fine Art, a gallery, studio, and performance space located at 5015 Penn Ave. in Garfield. For the past 17 years, Jason has driven in the Demolition Derby at the Great Stoneboro Fair. He then uses the car’s wreckage to make artwork. For the past five years in October, his derby car has been part of an art exhibit that also serves as the anniversary party for the gallery. This year, you have a chance to be a part of that art experience!
First, the Sauers will take a road trip through the South to numerous museums, galleries and arts districts where they’ll represent Pittsburgh’s bustling art scene. Then, Jason will participate in the demolition derby. Next, Most Wanted Fine Art will host the show “Vehicular Abstraction: The Pittsburgh Art Car Event” starting the evening of Friday October 5th, 2012 as part of a monthly gallery crawl, Unblurred. The art will include Sauer’s car-themed sculptures, as well as prints by Texan Professor Scott Frish, and Edinboro Professor John Lysak. The next day, there will be a juried event of decorated cars. Celebrity Judges include Nicholas Chambers, The Milton Fine Curator of Art for The Andy Warhol Museum; Councilman Bill Peduto; and George Patterson, two-time winner of the Pittsburgh Gran Prix. Finally, after the festivities are over, the art made from the derby car will go to the backers. A large sculpture will also be created and placed in the gallery’s new sculpture park.
This is where you come in. Backers are needed for this project — your money will help create the art from start to finish! Most Wanted Fine Art has set up a Kickstarter page for your contributions. Funds raised on Kickstarter only go to the recipients if they reach their goal, so it’s all or nothing. This project will only be funded if at least $3,000 is pledged by 9:58 PM on Friday Aug 3, 2012. Donations are accepted for as little as $1.00 (but, of course, the more you give, the more you get).
Do you have a spare buck for art? If so, please go to their page here and make a donation today.
You can learn more about this project, by watching the following video: