ReNew, an exhibition featuring a selection of vibrant works by Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk, showcases up-cycled fiber pieces that shed light on spiritual and environmental contexts. Healing is one of the primary themes displayed in Silk’s artworks.
The artist uses T-shirt remnants, old quilts, pieced denim, denim seams, and other recycled materials with hand embroidery, machine piecing, and reverse applique techniques to create her mantles and quilts. Zero-waste—the idea that we send nothing to a landfill, reduce what we need, reuse as much as we can, and compost what we cannot—has made Silk aware of the waste she was producing as well as the impact of fast-fashion industries.
CC’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery is located at 500 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (in the Lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station in downtown Pittsburgh). This exhibition is open daily through midnight and is also free to the public. During the run of the exhibition, Silk will be onsite at the gallery every Wednesdays from 10 AM to 2 PM to demonstrate her process and engage with visitors.