5th Annual Summer Soirée + Exhibit Preview of Burning Down the House

Join us on Friday, July 3 from 6 to 9pm for our 5th Annual Summer Soirée and exhibit preview of Burning Down the House, curated by Yellow Peril Gallery in conjunction with the Providence Biennial. Tickets also available for our special curator’s pre-party, starting at 5pm. Summery hors d’oeuvres and seafood including a raw bar, specialty cocktails by Sons of Liberty Spirits Co., and live music by the Superchief Trio with Keith, Johnny, & Steve. The special pre-party from 5-6pm will feature a curator’s talk along with bubbly and hors d’oeuvres.


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Tax Deductible Amounts:

Non-Member Soirée Only: $100/ticket
Member Soirée Only: $75/ticket
Non-Member Pre-Party + Soirée: $125/ticket
Member Pre-Party + Soirée: $100/ticket

More about the exhibit:

Burning Down The House brings together a group of international artists whom explore issues of house and home in their work.

As children we all learn the universal symbol for house with its iconographic pentagram silhouette that serves as its own international language. Several of the works in the exhibit deal with the architectural vocabulary of this language and how we use shared visual forms to communicate.

Home is more of an emotional construct, dealing with feelings of safety, nostalgia, belonging and aspiration. Many of the artists here analyze these feelings and reflect on the social structures associated with the ideal of home. Exhibiting artists for Burning Down The House include: Jennifer Avery, Joan Backes, Frances F. Denny, Polibio Diaz, Brooke Erin Goldstein, Jon Laustsen, Philippe Lejeune, Jessica Deane Rosner, Quintín Rivera Toro, Carol Scavotto and Sophia Sobers.

The expression “Burn the house down” in clubs means to play music in a loud of frantic way in order to get the audience very excited. Similarly Yellow Peril Gallery holds as its mission to “exhibit provocative and visually arresting artwork created specifically to ignite conversations long after viewers have left the building.” With Burning Down The House, we strive to excite the audience with engaging works exploring issues familiar to us all.

Burning Down The House will be presented in conjunction with The Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art.

About Yellow Peril Gallery

Founded in 2011, YELLOW PERIL GALLERY is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery fosters modern art critiques on popular culture and society from emerging, mid-career and established artists in the United States and abroad. Our inventory comprises of works of art from critically acclaimed artists who have been featured in biennials and museum exhibitions, participated in top tier art fairs and acquired by private collectors worldwide. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and 10% from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more info about future exhibitions, visit www.yellowperilgallery.com.

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