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 email@example.com for questions related to the gallery.
An exhibition of new work by Sam Duket and Brad Fesmire that collectively addresses themes of the labor, structure and craft.
These ideas connect through a shared perspective on memory, making and monument,
and for this exhibition manifest themselves into paintings, sculpture and a model train platform installation.
Brad Fesmire, Into the Whaling Grounds, acrylic on panel with red oak slab, 28″x30″
Ryan Robidoux | EVOKER
Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18
Friday, June 16
6 – 8 pm
Skateboard graphic for Loft Lab designed by EVOKER
Ryan Robidoux is the artist and designer known as Evoker. His vast body of work ranges from large-scale murals to skateboard graphics. When he’s not working on project-based freelance design, Ryan acts as the exhibit preparator at the Jamestown Arts Center.
With his company Mister Mural, Ryan creates custom murals in private residences and businesses such as Frog and Toad, Bodega, Civil, and Monster Color.
In addition to creating artwork, Ryan co-curates gallery shows, including Monster Party, an interactive children’s exhibit, which most recently ran for three months at the Boston Children’s Museum. In 2014, Ryan served as the curator for OneWay Gallery in Narragansett, RI.
As a commercial artist he’s produced work for clients such as Vans, Coca Cola Japan, Nickelodeon, Loft Lab, Microsoft, The Lonely Island, and Adidas.
Ryan also produces skateboard deck graphics for companies including Hessen Mob, 7ply, Orchard, Proletariat, Civil, The Hive, Watershed, Gansett Juice, and Academy.
Ryan’s work has been featured in the books Peel: The Art of the Sticker, Street Art Contemporary Prints, Label 228, Stuck Up, and he was interviewed and featured on the cover of Surface Area Magazine issue #1.
As an artist he has exhibited paintings and installations at ICA Boston in Boston, The Wynwood Walls in Miami, My Plastic Heart in NYC, Mighty Tanaka in Brooklyn, Art Whino in Washington, D.C., Black Rat Press Gallery in London, Oneway Gallery in Rhode Island, Lab Boston in Boston, Nottingham Castle and Museum in Nottingham, Fourth Wall Gallery in Boston, Wootini in North Carolina, Bodega in Boston, Scion Gallery in Oregon, and he has a currently has a piece on display in the Street Art collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
WORD: Text in Contemporary Art
June 30 – August 13, 2017
Opening Reception at the 7th Annual Summer Soirée
Friday, June 30, 2017
7:00pm – 10:00 pm
Champagne Preview & Curator’s Talk at 6:00 pm
Lesley Dill, Emily Dickinson & The Voices of Her Time, 2016,
pastel, graphite, acrylic, and thread on paper
72″ x 96″
Word explores artists’ use of text to convey and emphasize meaning and develop aesthetic. These artists demonstrate that when the use of text is successful, the inherent lines and shapes become part of the art itself. Text has a long history of use in art, dating back to medieval times. The Dada movement was at the forefront of utilizing text in art, and conceptual artists from the 1960s increased its popularity. Today, even with social media saturation, artists continue to embrace the use of text to heighten the message of their work to the point where the words often become the work. This will be a group show featuring artists from Rhode Island, New York, St. Louis, and beyond. We have already secured artwork from Diane Barcelo, Robin Crocker, Tom Culora, Lesley Dill, Lalla Essaydi, Maira Kalman, Jessica Rosner, Edwin Schlossberg, Buzz Spector, Kevin Veronneau, and have on loan work by Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Glenn Lignon.
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.
Proposals should include the following:
Send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
– or –
The Jamestown Arts Center Attn: EXHIBITS
P.O. Box 97 Jamestown RI 02835
The exhibition committee meets once a month. We will do our best to review and respond to all proposals in a timely manner. We will not return your submission materials to you.