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Review: ''Conversations'' at West Side Arts; plus, Tayo Heuser
William Schaff's art is full of bloody warmongers, flaming demons, terminally ill patients, ecstatic saints, and drunks vomiting up heaps of emaciated bodies.
Darkness and light
| June 03, 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
| February 25, 2011
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'
| November 26, 2010
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
| June 05, 2009
YES Gallery is located in a gorgeous green wood-frame 1883 building on a quaint strip of boutiques and restaurants that runs parallel to the Warren River.
YES Gallery’s ‘Lovesick/Seasick’
| July 23, 2008
Written in the tradition of the historieta — pulp comics sold in the tens of millions monthly from every Mexican newsstand and bodega — Dead in Desemboque comes across like a dying gringo’s border desert mirage.
Fear and loathing in Desemboque
| May 19, 2008
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
| April 15, 2008
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