Brian Chippendale

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Brian Chippendale and Jungil Hong’s dazzling new work

Brian Chippendale and Jungil Hong were at the center of the gang of artists who pioneered the rascally psychedelic art that boiled out of Providence's screenprinting/postering/comic book/puppet show/wrestlemania/noise rock underground in the late 1990s a
A sense of wonder
By GREG COOK  |  December 02, 2011

Review: The eye-popping vitality of 'Printed in Providence'

Providence printmaking continues to be the primary representative of the city's art in books from Street World (2007) to Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today (2009) to the Museum of Modern Art's Modern Women (2010). It's a printmakin
Lasting impressions
By GREG COOK  |  February 25, 2011

Local heroes, ’09 edition

The Rhode Island music community flourished in 2009, with new full-lengths from the Coming Weak, California Smile, and the pride of Cranston West and official big-leaguers Monty Are I, who released Break Through the Silence in September.
From Suicide Bill & the Liquors to Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 25, 2009

More closings and a question: Can galleries survive here?

More closings and a question: Can galleries survive here?
The Arts
By GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2009

Alternative universe

In the 1930s and '40s, Boston painters developed a moody, mythic realism. They mixed social satire with depictions of street scenes, Biblical scenes, and mystical symbolic narratives, all of it darkened by the shadow of the Great Depression and World W
Boston Expressionism in context
By GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2009

Lightning Bolt | Earthly Delights

I’m not sure why people are so worried about the Hadron Collider, especially since Lightning Bolt have been tearing black holes in the fabric of Providence on a regular basis for the past 15 years.
Load (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 16, 2009

back pages list

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
By GREG COOK  |  June 05, 2009

Building a world

During a recent chat at his Providence loft, Brian Chippendale spoke about his art, Fort Thunder, drumming, adrenaline, and getting lost in fantasy worlds.
Chippendale on ‘trying to make intense moments’
By GREG COOK  |  May 20, 2008


Rhode Island confirmed why it’s the capital of New England art-making with two major developments in 2007.
Providence art: 2007 in review
By GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2007

Sketch artists

A man with an ax walks out onto ice crusting over part of a pond and proceeds to chop a wavy line.
The BCA’s ‘20th Drawing Show,’ plus Little Lulu
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2007

The brain drain

Rhode Island is lucky to have Kipp Bradford.
Rhode island needs a more robust economy to retain the young and the educated
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 15, 2007


Is Struever Brothers targeting Olneyville’s Artcraft Braid complex?

Advocates in Providence’s arts underground remain concerned about what they see as a looming threat to the Artcraft Braid Co. complex in Olneyville, home to a mix of artists, musicians, and manufacturing jobs.
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 14, 2007

Olneyville Holiday Art Sale renews ill feeling for development critics

Feelings about increasing development on Providence’s West Side remain quite raw in some quarters, as evidenced by the dissonance over the “Olneyville Holiday Art Sale” planned this Saturday, December 9, at Rising Sun Mills.
City watch
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 06, 2006

Out of the shadows

Although “Wunderground: Providence, 1995 to the Present,” an exhibition that opened last weekend at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, covers a brief period of time, it also represents a dramatically compressed cycle of change in the life of the c
The Providence ‘Wunderground’ gets its due at the RISD Museum
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 27, 2006

The more things change, the more they stay the same

In December 2000, the threat to replace Fort Thunder and other old mills in Eagle Square with a bland strip mall attracted a broad and spirited opposition movement.
The artist-development clash, as seen through the Phoenix archives
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 14, 2006

Matter of the moment

Although Wunderground: Providence, 1995 to the present, an exhibition opening this Friday at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, encapsulates a very brief period of time, it also represents a dramatically compressed cycle of change in the life of t
The Providence underground gets its due at the RISD Museum
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 13, 2006

Tensions remain hot on west side development

Critics have suspected for several years that a string of development on Providence’s West Side was nothing less than the cutting edge of gentrification.
City watch
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 10, 2006

Sensory overload

In recent decades, graphic novels have gone from grabbing street cred to gaining academic credibility.
Intriguing images at Gallery Agniel
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 01, 2006