Topic: art exhibit

The exhibition is part of the year-long social project “Year of the City,” which combines academic and social perspectives of Providence.

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Mapping exhibit invites community to reimagine Providence

October 10, 2019 0 comments

Over a hundred hand-drawn maps of Providence adorn the walls of the public gallery in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.

“The Blink of Our Lifetimes: The Ecology of Dusk” opened at the University Oct. 2. The exhibit, created by artist and writer Pamela Petro ’82, features 25 discrete photographs set at dusk.

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Exhibit explores art as environmental advocacy

October 3, 2019 0 comments

A new exhibition of photographs in Stephen Robert ’62 Hall invites viewers to contemplate the interaction between humans and nature through abstract renderings of nature at dusk.

The French concept of “paysagisme” served as the platform for the symposium. “Paysagisme” translates to “landscaping” and encompasses all aspects of land, including art, design, agriculture and ecology.

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Brown Arts Initiative symposium grounds itself in concepts of land

September 23, 2019 0 comments

On Sept. 19 and 20, students, faculty and other members of the University community gathered at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts to attend the Brown Arts Initiative’s third annual symposium about humans and land.

Artwork by Katia Rozenberg ’22 seeks to challenge interactions between viewers and their environment through the contrast of abstraction and realism.  Her pieces were featured alongside the work of 16 other artists.

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Exhibit invites viewers to consider what makes a ‘good life’

February 12, 2019 0 comments

A pop-up exhibit titled “How do we live a ‘Good Life?’” used the paintings, photography and poems of 16 artists from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design to attempt to answer the event’s title question Wednesday.

Artwork by 12 photographers lines the walls of List Art Center Lobby, focusing on abstractions through various approaches. Work by Bill Jacobson ‘77 examines rectangles through photographs of the real world. Some of the exhibited photographs explored the boundaries between two- and three-dimensional artwork.

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List photography exhibit explores concept of abstraction

January 29, 2019 0 comments

Bill Jacobson ’77, alongside eleven other photographers, is complicating the notion of “abstraction” on College Hill. The artists’ work is featured in the List Art Center lobby as part of “Recent Acquisitions: Photography and Abstraction” — a photo exhibit that runs from Jan. 19 to May 26.

Collaborative exhibit reflects on biodiversity in Providence

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Collaborative exhibit reflects on biodiversity in Providence

January 28, 2019 0 comments

Artistic and scientific history collide in “Entwined: Botany, Art and the Lost Cat Swamp Habitat,” an exhibit at the John Hay Library that examines biological diversity in Providence.

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Granoff exhibit reflects on trauma of slavery

November 26, 2018 0 comments

“As an artist, I am against division and more about unity,” Aretha Busby told The Herald in reflection on her latest art installation “Tolerably Black,” which ran Oct. 15 to Nov. 15 at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. The exhibit focused on the experiences of enslaved people in the United States.

“Criteria of Beauty” aims to exhibit work that transcends societal boundaries relating to gender, sexuality and race.

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RISD show challenges gallery structures

November 5, 2018 0 comments

“Criteria of Beauty,” curated by Qualeasha Wood and Dāa Guy, seniors at the Rhode Island School of Design, showcases work representing perspectives existing “outside the boundaries of whiteness, heteronormativity and gender binaries,” according to the exhibition’s wall text.

Part I of “On Protest Art and Activism” ran from Oct.1 to Oct. 23. Part II — considering the influence of women artists — will run until December 19.

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“Protest Art and Activism” examines art world’s activism

November 5, 2018 0 comments

Co-organized by the David Winton Bell Gallery and the Brown Arts Initiative, “On Protest Art and Activism” is a series of exhibits currently on display at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

The Bell Gallery hosted a new exhibition showcasing works spanning the career of photographer and documentarian Danny Lyon.

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Danny Lyon’s artwork featured in Bell Gallery documentaries

November 5, 2018 0 comments

On Thursday Nov. 1, artist Danny Lyon sat down and discussed his life, as well as his artistic interactions with politics and morality, at the List Art Center Auditorium.