Currently on display at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University is the exhibition titled Among the Breakage: New Painting From Providence. Featuring the work of ten local artists, the exhibition highlights some of the more unique and abstract forms of painting.
Curator Maya Allison and guest curator Neal Walsh from AS220 organized the exhibition. Collectively they noticed that the artistic style of Providence's creative communities is richly diverse and does not have a local or regional style.
According to Allison, "Each artist here works in dialogue with the international art world as well as with one another, creating paintings that may hint at their Providence and New England context. They have in common a profound dedication to their art, and uniquely individual routes to testing the limits of their process."
The exhibition's title is a reference to T.S. Eliots poem "The Dry Savages." The poem is about a hazardous group of rocks off the New England coast that has been the cause of numerous ship wrecks. The curators view the exhibition's artists as creating new art in Providence's postindustrial landscape, among the wreckage of modernist painting.
The show will be exhibited through Sunday July 10. The David Winton Bell Gallery is free and open to the public. Visit their website to learn about their hours, location, and past exhibitions. You may also read a review of the exhibition through the Brown University website.
Continuing its long-standing relationship with the David Winton Bell Gallery, Malcolm Grear Designers created the invitation, brochure, installation graphics, and exterior signs for the exhibition.