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Ben Blanc’s intriguing ‘The Exchange’ at AS220

Two hundred black wood sculptures, resembling abstracted chunks of coal from some old video game, are lined up on a shelf running around the room in Ben Blanc's installation "The Exchange" at AS220's Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, throu
Selling an idea
By GREG COOK  |  January 20, 2012
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Shows worth seeing in the new year

From centuries-old Taoist visions to the ways technology can channel emotions, local exhibits this winter prompt comparisons between then and now.
Eyes wide open
By GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011
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Review: RISD's '2011 Faculty Biennial' impresses and inspires

The Rhode Island School of Design's "2011 Faculty Biennial" at the RISD Museum (20 North Main Street, Providence, through March 20) features more than 200 teachers for a varied buffet ranging from tangled noodley junk sculpture to sleek architecture des
A visual buffet
By GREG COOK  |  March 04, 2011
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Review: Roustan at AS220; and 'Seeing Through Lines'

Paul Roustan is a virtuoso painter of odd subjects. Namely, the Pawtucket artist airbrushes makeup directly onto the naked bodies of fit models, which he presents in photographs.
Objects and abstracts
By GREG COOK  |  December 10, 2010