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Minimalism and mementos
After 5 Traverse gallery closed in February, crackerjack curator Maya Allison, who was co-director there, lined up a handful of small independent projects and seemed like she might be on her way to starting her own operation before she landed a gig as cu
Jamey Morrill's sculptures and 'souvenirs' at Craftland
| June 04, 2010
5 Traverse is shutting its doors
Last week 5 Traverse gallery announced that it was closing.
Adventurous art is getting harder to find in Providence
| February 12, 2010
Visions of hope
Shannon Heuklom of Providence spent the past two summers helping at a rural clinic, serving some 2000 HIV-positive patients, that is run by the nonprofit Hope Through Health in the West African nation of Togo.
‘Coming Out’ at Firehouse 13; Dery and Easton at 5 Traverse
| January 15, 2010
2009: Worth another look
The lousy economy hit home this year as Stairwell Gallery in Providence and Yes Gallery in Warren closed their doors.
The gallery highlights of 2009
| December 25, 2009
Gang of four
The elegantly simple shapes of Providence artist Lisa Perez’s shallow wooden wall sculptures at 5 Traverse Gallery take on charming, wobbly, bubbly forms with uneven edges, as if they were worn away by rivers.
New work at 5 Traverse and Providence College
| November 06, 2009
Strapped into Erik Conrad’s electronic vest, I stood waiting for the personal digital assistant, attached by a wire to the outfit, to make a GPS connection.
‘Pixilerations’ plugs in Providence art
| October 02, 2009
Magical mystery tour
Last Friday, I hopped over a guardrail, skirted the manicured lawn of a Providence golf course, scampered into trees, and clutched a rope (conveniently tied to a nearby tree) as I gingerly stepped down a slippery dirt slope toward Michael Bizon's secre
Michael Bizon's 'Cypheromantic' at 5 Traverse
| August 28, 2009
Stop the presses
Meg Turner steals the show in 5 Traverse gallery's new exhibit with her installation Santa's Worst Nightmare . Climb up a few stairs, step into a closet-sized box wallpapered with etchings of bricks, and close the old weathered door behind you.
Fine art and funhouse tricks from AS220's Print Shop
| July 31, 2009
Their back pages
An often overlooked factor of Providence's underground art scene that flourished in the decade bookending the start of the millennium was the central place of the zine.
'Book As Post Modern Medium (The Book Show)' at 5 Traverse
| June 05, 2009
Life in Hell
Wiharso, who lives in North Kingstown, fills 5 Traverse with a harrowing dance of demons in black silhouettes and ruddy flesh (well, charcoal, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint).
Entang Wiharso and Chris Forgues's harrowing visions
| November 12, 2008
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