Silver Eye Center for Photography

Through October 4
Various times

Looking for a different kind of South Side experience this weekend? Step outside of the local bar scene and check out the Silver Eye Center for Photography on August 8th.

The opening reception of Photographer Charlotte Dumas’ Anima will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and features a series of portraits of the majestic burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery.

The series consists of intensely personal and up-close portraits of draft horses from the Army’s oldest active infantry regiment and explores the relationship between animals and humans. Dumas has traveled the world making portraits of animals to characterize their utility, social function and relationships with people to explore how we look at animals in our everyday lives.

“The bond between mankind and animals, and the extensive history that it accompanies, is my greatest interest,” says Dumas, who “seeks to express how humans use and regard animals for our own purposes, literally and symbolically.”

Anima was photographed in 2012 on two visits to Washington D.C. and consists of several images and video work. The exhibition was organized by the Julie Saul Gallery, New York, and Silver Eye, and was commissioned by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Silver Eye is located at 1015 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh’s South Side. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Silver Eye is handicap accessible.

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Ryan Hoffman

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