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In the city

One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Providence art scene is how the city itself has been such a rich subject. A decade ago, the city became a galvanizing topic as artists fought to protect the old mills that served as their homes and studio
Neal Walsh and Scott Lapham at 186 Carpenter
By GREG COOK  |  April 26, 2013
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Review: Leitzel and Billings at AS220; and ''Creative Collective''

In Marc Leitzel's sharply real scratchboard drawings in AS220's main gallery (115 Empire Street, Providence, through June 25), he depicts a tense moment between a couple in bed, a wind-blown woman wrapped in a cape, and a woman with tree branches and lea
Light and dark
By GREG COOK  |  June 17, 2011
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Review: ''Four Thought'' at Candita Clayton Studio

During a heavy snowstorm in the early morning hours of January 12, a fire broke out in the second floor on the water side of the Edgewood Yacht Club on the Providence River in Cranston.
Beautiful decay
By GREG COOK  |  April 08, 2011
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Review: Wlodzimierz Ksiazek's abstract expressions at RIC

Wlodzimierz Ksiazek's exhibit of chunky, muscular abstract paintings at Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery (600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, through March 30) is a dose of the old-time religion.
Energetic textures and surfaces
By GREG COOK  |  March 18, 2011
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Review: 'Networks 2009-2010' at the Newport Art Museum

In art communities like Providence, local institutions often ignore their town's history. Which can convey the message that little art made here ever mattered. And the corollary: Little made here ever will matter. Which is, of course, silly in the town
A 'community of makers'
By GREG COOK  |  November 26, 2010
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Photos: AS220 in 25

AS220 celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. This slideshow of the venue's history accompanies Greg Cook's " AS220 in 25 ."
A history in pictures of AS220's 25 years
By PAM MURRAY AND AS220 STAFF  |  August 13, 2010


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Open to interpretation

For decades, abstraction dominated avant-garde discourse, as painters worked to break art down to its basic elements, stripping away more and more of what seemed necessary to a painting, and then stripping away even more.
‘Abstraction in Providence’ at RIC’s Bannister Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  April 02, 2010
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Worth another look

In 2008, real estate and jobs dominated local art news.
Intriguing views of a warped world
By GREG COOK  |  December 23, 2008
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Funhouse

AS220’s exhibit “New Obstructions” is one of those right-on ideas that seem to come so naturally to the institution.  
“New Obstructions” at AS220; “Trash” at 5 Traverse
By GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2008
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Majestic rot

Providence artist Neal Walsh’s great new abstract paintings bring to mind peeling paint, rust, and cracking plaster in old mills or houses, maybe the wall in the hall of an apartment building.
Compelling new work by Neal T. Walsh and William Schaff
By GREG COOK  |  April 15, 2008
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Going underground

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
By GREG COOK  |  October 10, 2007


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Goodbye to Gallery Agniel/Martina & Co.

In the fall of 2004, gallerist Sara Agniel and jewelry designer Martina Windels joined forces, moving Gallery Agniel into Martina & Company’s storefront at 120 North Main St. in Providence.
City watch
By GREG COOK  |  January 10, 2007