This Gallery night I took a “cutting edge” tour led by Jack Donahue and Russell Ricci. I really like when the guides put together a clever theme, which in this case was “Home”.
We started at the Yellow Peril Gallery for a show called “Business As Usual”. The focal point was a performance piece involving a structure with a door being repeatedly slammed by the artist, symbolizing the current housing crisis. You can read more about this work by Quintin Rivera Toro here.
Next stop was the Reilly Gallery at Providence College, where we saw the show “Walking Softly” by Ben Anderson . This installation related to the structural side of the tour’s “Home” theme in that it was a series of structures made from organic materials, wood, terracotta, and paper.
After that we stopped by a show called “Safe Houses”, a fund-raising event put on by Sojourner House . This was a wonderfully diverse exhibit of works donated by many local artists to raise money to provide shelter for families in need.
The final stop on our tour was to the Atrium Gallery , and in keeping with the tours “home” theme, we saw the 11th Annual State Latin American Art Exhibition. A perfect way to end the evening, great latin food, music, dancers, and a great variety of art work done by Latin Americans who have made Rhode Island their home.