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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
| December 28, 2012
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
| November 30, 2012
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
| March 23, 2012
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
| February 24, 2012
Myoda and Pender in ‘Illuminations’ at Chazan Gallery
Paul Myoda's kinetic sculptures are beautiful and unsettling.
Tricks of the light
| January 27, 2012
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
| December 30, 2011
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.
| April 01, 2011
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'
| December 03, 2010
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.
| September 17, 2010
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
| March 05, 2010
5 Traverse is shutting its doors
Last week 5 Traverse gallery announced that it was closing.
Adventurous art is getting harder to find in Providence
| February 12, 2010
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
| December 04, 2009
Dark and light sides of pleasure
"I want to create a place where people can take a little vacation from reality," Brooklyn artist Kirsten Hassenfeld has said. "I'm interested in going to a place where there is no want, only endless plenty." In "Recent Sculpture," her exhibit at Brown Un
Kirsten Hassenfeld's place of "endless plenty" at Bell Gallery
| September 04, 2009
Jon Laustsen's sculptures are like a contractor's dreams rendered in miniature.
Jon Laustsen's surreal minimalist mutations
| March 04, 2009
Beauty for beauty's sake
For several years, Cristin Searles of Providence has been stitching together soft sculptures that catchily evoke natural forms.
| January 28, 2009
The other stuff
The apparent inspiration for the Museum of Small Finds at Machines with Magnets is a Renaissance cabinet of wonders
Machines with Magnets’ Museum of Small Finds
| October 22, 2008
In 1969, Malcolm Grear Designers was hired by New York’s Guggenheim Museum to develop a new graphic identity for the institution.
Malcolm Grear at RIC; plus, Roger Mayer’s ‘Soundless’
| April 08, 2008
Bohyun Yoon’s fascination with the human body has led him in the past to play around with clear plastic clothing and naked models covered with mirrors.
Six artists at the Chazan and 5 Traverse galleries
| March 05, 2008
Tale of the tape
A couple of the folks behind the crazy, brilliant “Apartment At the Mall” project are camped out at 5 Traverse Gallery.
New works at Traverse, Chazan, and Dead Cat galleries
| January 29, 2008
"I don’t think I’ll ever have anything to pitch to a commercial publisher,” Alex Rose says.
Alex Rose wants to do it all
| January 08, 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
Separated at birth
Six years ago, when Lincoln Chafee won the US Senate seat to which he’d been appointed after his father’s death, it wouldn’t have been surprising if Sheldon Whitehouse approached him during the victory celebration at Providence Marriott to offer his cong
The partisan difference is the big thing dividing Chafee and whitehouse
| October 25, 2006
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