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These 10 exhibits will open your eyes

In March, the RISD Museum dusts off its two millennia-old mummy of a priest named Nesmin as part of "Made for Eternity" (March 15 to November 17), a small showcase of the institution's Egyptian treasures.
Strange and wondrous
By GREG COOK  |  December 28, 2012
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Mary beth Meehan documents a city’s evolution

In 2004, Providence photographer Mary Beth Meehan returned to her hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts, seeking to better understand the major racial and economic shifts it had seen over the past generation.
A changing community
By GREG COOK  |  November 30, 2012
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Maxey’s sprawling landscapes; Blackburn’s altered spaces

After years of visiting her second home in her husband's native United Kingdom, Providence artist Madolin Maxey says it finally occurred to her to paint the hedgerows, rolling hills, giant boulders, and ancient stone crosses in Devon in southwestern Eng
Exteriors and interiors
By GREG COOK  |  March 23, 2012
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Agata Michalowska’s ‘dom’; ‘Surfacing’ at the Chazan Gallery

"Dom: means home," Providence artist Agata Michalowska says in a sign introducing her installation "dom" at AS220's Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, through February 25).
No place like home
By GREG COOK  |  February 24, 2012
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Myoda and Pender in ‘Illuminations’ at Chazan Gallery

Paul Myoda's kinetic sculptures are beautiful and unsettling.
Tricks of the light
By GREG COOK  |  January 27, 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: Growing up fast in 'Dancing Your Bedroom'

"Dancing In Your Bedroom," at the Chazan Gallery at the Wheeler School (228 Angell Street, Providence, through April 9), appears to have teleported stuffed animals, posters, bookbags, and the disheveled beds of teens right into the space.
Inner sanctum
By GREG COOK  |  April 01, 2011
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Uneasy artifacts at the Chazan Gallery

It seems life should feel easy with all our faster foods and whiter teeth and smarter bombs, but despite — or perhaps because of — all our modern conveniences, we feel as awkward and hapless as ever. That is one unspoken theme that viewers might draw f
'Something is amiss'
By GREG COOK  |  December 03, 2010
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Fall Art Preview: Old meets new this season

Art in Rhode Island this fall is a parade of founding mothers and fathers. AS220 co-founder Umberto Crenca fills his institution with his latest "ugly" work.
O pioneers
By GREG COOK  |  September 17, 2010
"Alternate Topographies" exhibit at the Chazan Gallery

"Alternate Topographies" exhibit at the Chazan Gallery


Elizabeth Duffy is on a "search to find the revelatory in the ordinary." Duncan Johnson works in wood and nails (lots of nails) to chart...
By webteam  |  September 14, 2010
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The outside world

For some time now, Providence artist Adrianne Evans has been mulling natural processes in her art.
Five artists ‘On Nature’ at the Chazan Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  March 05, 2010


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Striving for significance

One of the questions in fine art is how to address the big issues of today, from our wars to global warming.
Deborah Bright and David H. Wells at the Chazan Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  December 04, 2009
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Beauty for beauty's sake

For several years, Cristin Searles of Providence has been stitching together soft sculptures that catchily evoke natural forms.
Feminist art
By GREG COOK  |  January 28, 2009