Artists Tristan Surtees, Charles Blanc, and Steve Gurysh are currently working on a multi-faceted public artwork consisting of a series of interwoven public artworks that reframes Riverview Park's existing elements, landscape, and history.


In May, this project received Conceptual Approval from the Art Commission. View their presentation here.


They plan to present their final proposal at an Art Commission meeting later this summer.


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Riverview Park Community Meeting

Last fall, Sans  façon and Steve Gurysh met with park rangers, members of Friends of Riverview Park, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and other community members to begin to explore, experience, and understand the complex histories, ongoing activities, and future projects taking place in Riverview Park.

On December 18, the artists held a discussion and presentation to share the insights they've gathered so far and to hear community feedback.

Click here to view the recording of this meeting.

On March 10, the artists met with the community to share their developing concept for Riverview Park, and gather feedback from residents

Click here to view the recording of this meeting.

The artists would still like to hear from you! They hope to use the aspirations and perspectives of the community to inform their process in a meaningful way.

Please use the form below to share any thoughts you have, and give feedback for possible locations on the map!




Sans  façon & Steve Gurysh

As a collective, Sans façon shares a commitment to sustained, artistic research and conversation with landscapes, infrastructure, places, and communities in order to create responsive, layered, and experiential artworks. Sans façon (Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc), a twenty-year collaborative team currently based in Calgary, Canada, and their collaborator Steve Gurysh, an artist and ten-year-long resident of Pittsburgh,  are interested in creating a public work that allows people to engage and connect with embedded histories and also changes how we look at, understand, and interact with a landscape.

More information on Riverview Park can be found here.


Riverview Park


This project received a RADical ImPAct Grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD).