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Museum And Gallery
Doodles, lights, and dreams
Prouty, Sanchez, and Perry at AS220
Gibson Prouty has found a muse — classic yellow pencils with pink erasers on the end.
| July 16, 2014
Brightness and darkness
Leah Piepgras’s intriguing “¡SuperVision!” at GRIN
Constellations of mirror ball clouds dangle from the ceiling on pink cords at the center of the room and slowly rotate and sparkle. You’re invited to peer though weird, lumpy crystal-telescope-things.
| June 25, 2014
Fighting the power
James Montford's confrontational art
It was around 1983 when Providence artist James Montford and a friend posed as photographers to check out the Ku Klux Klan rally in Norwalk, Connecticut.
| June 18, 2014
"Going Nowhere" showcases Brown alumni who stuck around
“World building” is an idea that percolates — perhaps unconsciously — through the visionary end of the Providence art scene.
| June 11, 2014
Works by Nancy Elizabeth Prophet; "Nonspace" at GRIN
The portrait of the sculptor Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (1890-1960) that emerges from the small exhibit “Delicious Sensation of Rightness,” at the John Brown House, is fuzzy.
| June 04, 2014
New works by Dan Butler and Judith Klausner
Seeing Dan Butler’s drawings and prints, you can imagine him talking long rambling strolls around cities and whipping out his sketchbook here and there to jot down impressions of old street lamps and bridges and other brawny urban constructions of America from the Gilded Age to World War II.
| May 28, 2014
A diverse display
Eight standouts at the "RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2014"
It’s impressive and a bit daunting when the national art education powerhouse opens its doors to reveal what it’s been up to.
| May 21, 2014
Creativity turned inside out
Dean Snyder's sculptural reinventions at Cade Tompkins
There’s a sneaky, sinister intelligence behind the seductive gorgeousness of Dean Snyder’s recent sculptures of pitcher-plant-like blooms and alien pods and oozing swamps.
| May 14, 2014
At arm's length
Brown University's "250th Alumni Exhibition Park 2"
P hotographer Taryn Simon gets amazing access to places/
| May 07, 2014
Razzle-dazzle and bedazzled
McPherson's 'Hot Salad' and Wester's 'DISCOurse #1: Pinup'
One of the things that still gets me about how we tell the history of art of the past century or so in America is how New York-centric it remains.
| April 30, 2014
Meredith Stern's 'Generations | 8 Chapters Blooming' at AS220 Project Space
M eredith Stern creates dreamy fables.
| April 23, 2014
'Graphic Design: Now In Production' at the RISD Museum
Sometimes I think you can understand everything about our society today by considering it through two themes — the perfection of technology versus the messily human handmade.
| April 16, 2014
The last frontier
'Buried Ice' at 186 Carpenter
They say that temperatures in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica haven’t been above freezing in millennia.
| April 02, 2014
"We Don't Make Mistakes" at the Chazan Gallery
“The golden age of abstraction is right now,” ARTnews informed me last spring.
| March 19, 2014
Alumni at Brown's Bell Gallery, and "Selfies & Friends" at Cade Tompkins
“I did everything in the world to keep this from happening,” exclaims the assistant to the rich man in Kerry Tribe’s There Will Be ___ _.
| March 12, 2014
The '2014 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition'
Reenacting a childhood photo, portraits of fabulous old ladies, and dollhouse meditations on architecture are among the artworks featured in the “2014 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition.”
| March 05, 2014
Twisted toy story
Jennifer Avery's '(numb)Charlottes' at Yellow Peril Gallery
What is it that makes creepy dolls so freaky cool?
| February 26, 2014
Jane Masters and Jacqueline Ott's 'Fractured/Captured' at the Chazan Gallery
Can art be too perfect? That’s one of the questions I found myself pondering at “Fractured/Captured,” an exhibit by local artists Jane Masters and Jacqueline Ott.
| February 19, 2014
What's in a name?
Agata Michalowska and Andrew Oesch seek order in a chaotic world
Underlying “The Primers For the Naming and Un-Naming of Things,” Agata Michalowska and Andrew Oesch’s installation at AS220’s Project Space, are questions about words.
| February 12, 2014
Aiming for transcendence
Erik Ruin creates 'Another World' at Machines With Magnets
Erik Ruin describes his print work "as existing in some kind of oscillation between my apocalyptic anxieties and my utopian yearnings."
| February 05, 2014
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