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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The gallery space at the Jamestown Arts Center has become one of the most exciting places to experience art and design in southern Rhode Island. Because of its large size and high ceiling height, the space is unique and lends itself to a variety of exhibits in both two and three dimensions as well as installations. Please contact Exhibitions Director Karen Conway at karen@jamestownartcenter.org for questions related to the gallery.

Above image: Xander Morro, Nebraska 1 (detail), 2015, Quilted and Silkscreened fabric with embroidered patches, 6’ x 5’

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds

05/11/2018 – 06/16/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds: 
Constance Slaughter &  Maiko Kikuchi
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Rabbit Holes: Amy Lovera

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2018
6:00 pm  – 8:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: May 11, 2018 – June 16, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment

Fusionworks Site-Specific Dance: Saturday, June 2nd 7:00 pm

Artist Talk: Thursday, June 14th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds
The French-Japanese duo Constance Slaughter and Maiko Kikuchi reinterpret the old nursery rhyme through a poetic and funny multi-media installation. The show will include sculpture, drawing and animation video.

Concurrently, Amy Lovera will present Rabbit Holes, a photography, collage and video installation based on the fictions she creates with her young children, investigating the fantastic and mundane wonderland of motherhood.

Maiko is a performance artist who has shown her work at various New York theaters and Constance is a sculptor and painter who has had numerous exhibitions in the US and Europe. Amy has exhibited and published her work both nationally and abroad, and teaches at Bridgewater State University.

Betwixt and Between: Photography, Time and Place

07/13/2018 – 08/18/2018

Betwixt and Between: Photography, Time and Place
Curated by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 2018
At our 8th Annual Summer Soirée

6 pm: Champagne Preview with Curator’s Talk
7 – 10 pm: Live Auction, Music and Dancing at our 8th Annual Summer Soirée!

Exhibition Dates: July 13 – August 18, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment

The 8th Annual Summer Soirée will feature an exclusive viewing of Betwixt and Between: Photography, Time and Place curated by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew. The use of the English idiom “Betwixt and between” reflects the dichotomy in the work displayed in this exhibition, between our older definitions of photography and the ways it is being redefined. This is especially true with the ever-evolving technologies that are continually pushing at conventional boundaries.  The title also alludes to the indecisiveness with which we increasingly view images, particularly since their historically based presumption of veracity has been radically eroded in the last decade, with the expansion of the digital imaging toolbox.  The result of this expanded definition is that photographers are no longer limited to a single two-dimensional image on paper that is derived from a scene in front of the camera or images related to technology are a new visual language.

This exhibition highlights artists that explore different processes and possibilities in photography with a strong emphasis on points where the various technologies amplify and augment the artist’s concept. Rather than arguing for a monolithic definition of photography, this exhibition is betwixt and between, with a three-pronged approach.  It looks at artists betwixt and between photography and other mediums, artists betwixt and between photography’s traditional referencing of time and artists betwixt and between the medium’s ideas of place, especially in terms of collapsing boundaries.

ARTISTS:
Hasan Elahi – Portland, OR
Jodie Mim Goodnough – Providence RI
Meggan Gould – Albuquerque, NM
Sunil Gupta – London, England
Abigail Gumbiner  – Atascadero, CA
Yashna Kaul, New Delhi, India
Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe – Tempe, Arizona and Philadelphia
Netta Laufer – NYC & Israel
Olivia B. McCullough – Providence R
Abelardo Morell – Havana, Cuba and Boston, MA
Lorie Novak – NYC
Pierre & Gilles – Paris, France
Meghann Riepenhoff – Bainbridge Island, WA and San Francisco, CA
Ian Mohon, Providence RI

Lauren Semivan – Detroit MI
Starn Twins – Beacon, NY
Millee Tibbs – Detroit, MI
Penelope Umbrico – NYC
Clement Valla – NYC
Jay Simple, Providence RI

One Hundred Years of Painting

08/24/2018 – 09/08/2018

One Hundred Years of Painting
Wharton Biddle & Anne Heath Biddle

Opening Reception: Friday, August 24, 2018
6:00 pm  – 8:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: August 24, 2018 – September 8, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment

Theresa Girard Residency Exhibition

09/14/2018
5 - 7 pm

Theresa Girard Artist Residency Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 2018
5:00 pm  – 7:00 pm

Residency Dates: September 10, 2018 – September 14, 2018

Art League of Rhode Island Elected Artist Show

09/20/2018 – 10/20/2018

Art League of Rhode Island Elected Artist Show

Exhibition Dates: September 20 – October 20, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment

Project 3.8

10/25/2018 – 11/01/2018

Project 3.8
Robyn Ivy

Exhibition Dates: October 25 – November 1, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment

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Call to Artists & Curators

The gallery space at the Jamestown Arts Center has become one of the most exciting places to experience art and design in southern Rhode Island.  Because of its large size and high ceiling height, the space is unique and lends itself to a variety of exhibits.

If you are interested in showing your work or curating a show, you must submit a proposal to the exhibition committee.  We strongly urge you to visit the space first so that you understand its possibilities and limitations. We are also very interested in collaborating with other spaces and organizations, particularly outdoors in Jamestown.

The gallery is currently booked through December of 2019.  The deadline for submissions for 2020 is May 1, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Proposals should include the following:

  • A description of the exhibition, including its objective and why it should be shown at the Jamestown Arts Center.
  • Possible and best case time frames for the exhibition.  The usual duration of an exhibition is 4-6 weeks.
  • Artist’s or curator’s statement(s), and/or other support material, reviews, résumés, exhibition history etc.
  • A list of artists participating, if applicable.
  • Links to relevant website(s) if available.
  • A selection of high-quality digital images of the artwork to be shown, with titles, dimensions, and dates. Can be emailed or sent on cd.
  • Price range of the artwork, if it is for sale. Note: that the JAC will take a 35% commission if work is sold while at the arts center.
  • List of costs the JAC can expect, beyond reasonable gallery maintenance and opening expenses.
  • Description of educational programming that could be connected to this exhibit- artists’ or curators’ talks, workshops, films, classes, field trips etc.

We are a multi-disciplinary facility:

Please note the gallery space is also used for monthly film screenings, theatre productions, concerts, JAC talks, and other events. All sculpture and installations must be movable to accommodate other programming.

Jamestown Arts Center | Location: 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 | Mailing Address: PO Box 97, Jamestown,
Rhode Island 02835 | for more Information call: (401) 560-0979 or email

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