Tag Archives: Providence

Sam Jaffe coming up at 65 Grand

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Sam Jaffe’s show opens at 65 Grand on the 7th of December, and in anticipation I wrote a little something about her work (and origin story). It was recently published in Art ltd. (Excerpt below) Sam Jaffe’s studio lies towards the rear of an ivy-covered warehouse. It is bright and welcoming inside with one, massive window, a parked motorcycle, two seamstress mannequins, a microwave, a knitting machine and an abundance of yarn. Jaffe makes brightly colored textile works that exist somewhere between sculpture, fashion, and painting. This December, she will … Read more

Pooling my posts and interviews about Art Space RadProvidence

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Over the last few months, I’ve been posting a series of interviews with and reflections on the art community in Providence, Rhode Island — a project that stems directly from an artist residency I did at AS220 this last July. I wanted to put all of those posts I’ve done in one place to help map out the bigger picture of my work there. One day, I hope to compile this into a downloadable PDF booklet. In the meantime, hopefully this will suffice.

Rabbit Gods

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  When I was in Providence over the summer, I had the most incredible dreams: many of them were nightmarish and all exceptionally vivid. In the first dream, I went to see my friend (and Green Lantern Press author) Erica Adams. I knocked on her door, and thereafter entered a dark, candlelit room. I waited as she finished her prayers to a rabbit god. (The god was neither present nor material but I was nevertheless familiar with it). Adams left a ceramic plate full of burning cigarettes, they lined the … Read more

A new interview on B@S

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I’m approaching the end of my Providence interview project: I have two more pieces to upload: something I put together about AS220 and an interview with the Steel Yard. These go live in the coming weeks. This week, I posted an interview with a nomadic gallery called RK Projects. I’ve inserted the introduction below; it was an interesting conversation for me, particularly in thinking through the ways RKP engages history/commerce through a range of architectural sites. Their nomadic nature enables them to activate this dialogue on multiple levels — from … Read more

PART II Sites of Interest: an interview with Meg Turner

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CP: I feel like you’re so interested in architectural spaces in your visual work. It’s interesting to think about how building the infrastructure of a print shop references a different type of architecture maybe? MT: Yeah, it’s everything except the bricks and the stone, which is funny but then I’m finally going to learn how to build tables. It’s like what do you want in a perfect print shop, let’s build it. CP: Also it seems like a lot of your posters are of specific buildings like in Providence… MT: Yeah, and now New … Read more

An Interview with The Dirt Palace in Providence Rhode Island

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I’m doing a series of interviews about Rhode Island art practices in the coming weeks. This week I’ve been posting an interview with the Dirt Palace — an amazing women-run studio space in Olneyville. The interview has been divided into four parts, and the first two are live. I tried to edit the conversation down even farther, but I was so interested in the way the personal story of the Dirt Palace wove in and out of Political circumstances in Providence, that I ended up keeping it long. I didn’t … Read more

An Interview with Edie Fake

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I recently posted an interview with Edie Fake (author of Gaylord Phoenix, pub. Secret Acres) on BadatSports. I’ve included the introduction below, but it’s great conversation so in case you want to check it all out…go here! Edie Fake’s first graphic novel, Gaylord Phoenix (Secret Acres) was eight years in the making. An erotic and sometimes violent psychedelic spirit quest, the book compiles the adventures of its central birdman who travels far and wide in search of self-knowledge and passion. It’s a two-colored interior, with a rich vocabulary of symbols … Read more

AS220 : Compost and Artistic Fertility

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posted by Caroline Picard During one of our weekly meetings, Abby brought in an article, written by a group affiliated with Providence’s AS220. AS220 is a community arts organization that has been interesting for us to look at for many reasons. 1) They are awesome–which was gleaned from first-hand experience when Devin and I went out there last fall to put up one version of the North Georgia Gazette show. 2) They have an incredible vision, one that is stretching out and expanding to different pockets of downtown Providence, where … Read more

Another Reason to come and see "Without You I Am Nothing"

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posted by Caroline Picard Heya! We got a sweet write up in NewCity. You should check it out….I’ve included the first paragraph below. Mar 30 Review: Without You I Am Nothing: Cultural Democracy from Providence and Chicago/Green Lantern Gallery RECOMMENDED “Without You I am Nothing” features print work from both Chicago and Rhode Island artists. The viewers’ interaction with the artwork and with other visitors is integral to all the interactive pieces on display, so the exhibition is also an exercise in “relational aesthetics,” a fancy term for the radical … Read more

Without You I Am Nothing

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The Green Lantern Gallery & Press is pleased to announce a group show, 03.27.09 – 04.25.09 “Without You I am Nothing,” curated by Anne Elizabeth Moore Featuring work by Andrew Oesch, Angee Lennard, Agata Michalowska, Dan S. Wang, Myriel Milicivic, Kevin Haywood, Delia Kovac, DeWayne Slightweight, Karin Patzke, Heather Ault, Jason Tranchida, Jean Cozzens, Laura Szumowski, Matthew Lawrence, Meg Turner, Rob Ray, Sonnenzimmer, Xander Marro In conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council, the opening will be held on Friday, the 27th of March from 6-9 with live musical performances provided … Read more