Facing the Wall – An Open Juried National Exhibition
VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903
Walls have delineated nations and cities throughout human history. Walls define what is inside as separate from what is outside, and while this definition can begin as simply geographical or in the name of safety, it invariably includes a defining of identity. Whatever the motivation, walls identify what is within them and what is outside them, placing limits on both. We are now in an era of new walls – walls built on the borders of nations, ideologies, cultural and personal identities. Whether attempting to break through, climb over, dig under, circumvent, use as a canvas, or decorate, artists respond to the walls that confront them. Facing the Wall will display work that calls to attention the ways people confront the walls in their lives.
1st Place – Sammy Chong, Another Bushel
2nd Place – Manda Remmen, Oil and Gas
3rd Place – Haley Hughes, Amerikkka
Friday, March 9 – Saturday, May 26, 2018
Curator & Juror: Julia Samuels of Overpass Projects
ALRI has an 18-year history of supporting artists and the arts, and is honored to be one of five resident arts companies in The VETs Memorial Auditorium complex. The VETs Gallery is part of the recently renovated VETs Memorial Auditorium complex, a state of the art performance facility. Thousands of visitors view the Gallery’s juried and invitational visual art exhibitions. Adjacent to some of Providence’s best shopping areas, restaurants and hotels, the ALRI-managed Gallery is close to the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University.
Overpass Projects was founded in 2015 by Julia Samuels and Henry Felton Brown, after the two completed their MFAs at the Rhode lsland School of Design. They practice all forms of intaglio, etching, engraving, photogravure, relief printing, screen printing, lithography and letterpress. Connected to a wide community of artists and designers, they are innovating new ways to bring other disciplines into the print shop and ways to push printmaking out into the world.
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