Browsing: Providence

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Review: The Split at GRIN

At first glance, The Split, curated by Amanda Schmitt, feels schizophrenic. The works span media from video to drawing, painting, sound, and sculpture and a diagonal wall physically extenuates the mental dissonance. At first, it is very tempting to read…

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See It Before It’s Gone: Allison Paschke at AS220

Providence artist Allison Paschke can be disobedient in museums. Sometimes, she’ll find a sculpture or object irresistible, and smooth her hand carefully over its surface. In her latest exhibit at AS220 Project Space, Paschke extends this “mischievous glee” to her…

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See It Before It’s Gone: Cabell & Foster at GRIN

In One Makes an Instrument of Themselves, and is Estranged Also, collaborators Mimi Cabell and Lindsay Foster probe the “the commercialized self, the marketized private life.” As today’s corporate landscape ostensibly reorients itself toward workers’ happiness, Cabell and Foster remind…

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Review: Anna Shapiro at AS220

Pregnancy and parenting can create serious changes to an artist’s process. As installation maestro Sarah Sze elaborated on a 2012 exhibit in London: “The pieces in this show appear to measure space, or time, and now that I have two…

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Review: Jessica Rosner at Yellow Peril Gallery

Jessica Deane Rosner can’t discuss the inspiration for her latest exhibit. It might suffice to say that, last September, she experienced a terrible and life-changing event. It forced Rosner to reconsider her self-concept as someone bold and brave. The aftermath…

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The Congeries of Dennis Congdon

In Marguerite Yourcenar’s essay, “That Mighty Sculptor, Time,” she speaks of the “involuntary beauty” of ruined sculpture from the ancient past: …statues so thoroughly shattered that out of the debris a new work of art is born: a naked foot…

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Prospect: An interview with Jodie Goodnough

Jodie Mim Goodnough is a Providence-based artist who uses photography, video, performance and sculpture to examine the various coping strategies we employ to find comfort in an often uncomfortable world, from religious rituals to pharmaceuticals and everything in between. She…

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Review: Woander at GRIN Providence

Woander, curated by Corey Oberlander and Lindsey Stapleton and on view at GRIN until 29 August, confronts our heavily mediated relationship with nature. By calling attention to common clichés, taboos, past-times, and memories associated with our organic surroundings, the works by…

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Boston Common: GRIN

“Boston Common” highlights the people and organizations that shape Boston and New England’s cultural sector by going straight to the source to find out who they are, what they are doing, and how and why they do it. We hope…

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An Interview with May Babcock at AS220

May Babcock’s recent show at AS220 featured several new works by the mixed media artist who recently relocated to Providence, RI, after living in Baton Rouge, LA, where she attended the MFA program at Louisiana State University. Babcock was and…

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Kennedy Plaza: The Town Square Restored

One of the many joys in New England living is the palpable sense of history in all of the region’s best urban spaces. The inconveniences of slender alleyways and tightly packed neighborhoods are forgiven because these features, seemingly anachronistic to…

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