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Two different approaches at the RISD Museum
When Minimalist art began in the 1960s and ’70s, it was difficult stuff. Painters reduced their vocabularies to lines and grids as they pared painting down toward its essential ingredients.
Stripped down and plugged in
| July 27, 2012
Spencer Finch’s ‘Painting Air’ at the RISD Museum
The question at the heart of Spencer Finch's art is: how to recreate fleeting impressions, like the green-blue-brown surface of the Hudson River or the sunlight filtering down from the Pantheon's dome in Rome.
| March 09, 2012
10 exhibits that are worth another look
Here's our rundown of the best art of '10.
| December 24, 2010
"Nature/Artifice" at the RISD Museum (224 Benefit Street, Providence, through February 2010) feels summery, but it's not like lite beach reading. I think it has to do with the one-room show's crisp, fresh feel and the platform full of flip-flops.
'Nature/Artifice' at the RISD Museum
| July 10, 2009
Lows, highs, and middles
Yousuf Karsh is one of the giants of portrait photography.
A mixed bag at the RISD Museum
| March 24, 2009
Worth another look
In 2008, real estate and jobs dominated local art news.
Intriguing views of a warped world
| December 23, 2008
Rhode Island School of Design’s new Chace Center is the physical embodiment of the 131-year-old institution’s effort to rebrand itself as a more open place.
With the dramatic new Chace Center, the art school reaches outward
| September 25, 2008
The project in which Michael Townsend and seven collaborators created a secret apartment at Providence Place began as an adventure in which four friends tried to live in the mall for a week.
The hidden quality of the Providence art scene is a big part of what sets it apart
| October 10, 2007
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
| 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
| 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
| September 13, 2006
They are Providence
Collective efforts are a signature of Providence’s creative underground, so it’s no surprise that the Shangri-la-la-land component of Wunderground utilizes this approach to create a loose sculptural interpretation of a village.
Shangri-la-la-land reflects the underground’s art-collective experience
| September 13, 2006
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