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Folk-pop artist Okay Kaya explores personal trauma in her second studio album, “Watch This Liquid Pour Itself.”

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Okay Kaya bends genre to explore melancholic humor

February 13, 2020 0 comments

Okay Kaya’s second studio-length album is a cathartic recollection and release of intimate memory. “Watch This Liquid Pour Itself,” released Jan. 24, pushes Kaya’s genre-bending sound further than past experiments; here, she oscillates between moments of wistful, folkish R&B and bullish disco.

Avo Samuelian and Manuel Gonzalez hope their contributions will further art historical education at RISD for students’ benefit.

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RISD Museum collection expands with 33 gifted works from collectors

January 30, 2020 0 comments

In December, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum was gifted 33 works of art from collector Avo Samuelian and his husband Manuel Gonzalez, in addition to the 33 works previously given by the couple in 2017.

Sanford Biggers, a renowned multimedia artist, shared how cultural fusion has informed his work. Biggers hopes that people gain a greater understanding of other perspectives through his creations.

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Artist explores narratives of race, culture

October 4, 2019 0 comments

Interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers shared the historical, cultural and personal inspirations behind his works with University students at the List Art Building Wednesday afternoon.

Carole Freeman’s exhibition includes paintings of 24 individuals, each of which features a distinct background or vocation.

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Visiting artist aims to show ‘ray of hope’ in paintings

November 12, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Carole Freeman, an internationally recognized contemporary figurative painter, spoke about her work and process in the List Art Building Wednesday evening.

For her piece “Chance City,” Shin gathered thousands of discarded, losing lottery tickets to create towers without any adhesive. The lottery tickets, totaling thousands of dollars in value, serve as the primary materials for her 2009 rendition of the project.

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Visiting artist discusses installation materials, process

October 29, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Jean Shin, a renowned installation artist and adjunct professor of fine art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, greeted her audience with soft wind chimes and a projection of a colorful, kinetic canopy during her Visiting Artist lecture last Wednesday.

Christina Yang (left) and Shaun Leonardo (right) discussed Leonardo’s work and recent performance at the Guggenheim Museum.

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Artist Shaun Leonardo investigates identity in performance-based work

October 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Multidisciplinary artist Shaun Leonardo and Christina Yang, director of public programs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, drew a crowd to the Martinos Auditorium in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts last night for a conversation about Leonardo’s work and his recent performance at the museum.

Yevgeniya Baras’ Russian roots and immigration to the United States shape her work; she strives to make her paintings “bilingual.”

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Artist decodes studio, curatorial work

September 26, 2018 Comments are Disabled

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Providence community gathered in List Art Building 120 to hear Yevgeniya Baras discuss her experiences as a studio artist and a curator.

Raised in Havana, Cuba, Molina Fernandez moved to Rhode Island in 2006. His paintings are being shown in multiple galleries throuhout the state.

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Evans Molina Fernandez composes vibrant paintings

February 12, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Multidisciplinary artist Evans Molina Fernandez has amassed a large following in the Providence art scene with his dynamic aesthetic.