Ars Necronomica: Mythos and Legacy from the Weird to the Bleak
August 20 - September 13
Ars Necronomica is a three-part exhibition that will redefine Lovecraft in the visual arts with a body of new work by contemporary fine, commercial and outsider artists in examination of the life and creative output of a literary iconoclast. Nothing but the expected is off limits. This series of events is being held in conjunction with NecronomiCon Providence, and exploration of the intersections of the arts and sciences in the creative legacy of author H.P. Lovecraft, being held August 22 - 25, 2013, in his beloved home city of Providence, RI.
Toluca Editions: 6 Projects
September 26 - October 18
Toluca Editions: 6 projects is the first exhibition (2009) in the United States of the young art publishing house founded in Paris in 2003 by Alexis Fabry and Olivier Andreotti. Each Toluca publication is the result of an intimate collaboration between an artist -using the medium of photography- a writer, and a designer. The artist’s book as we have known it since the early 20th century gives way to a hybrid art object, taking up a novel position in the field. In 2008, the 16 works published by Toluca were exhibited at Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art in a scenography conceived by Mauricio Rocha one of Mexico’s leading figures in contemporary architecture. Opening: Thursday, September 26 at 5:30pm.
Industrial Evolution: the Art of The Steel Yard's Public Projects
October 28 - November 22
Reception: November 14 @6pm
This exhibition feature the work of the Steel Yard's Public Projects department. It will display the original concept sketches, models, prototypes and materials used by local artists in the development of community based public art projects throughout Rhode Island. The show will explore these artist’s unique visions while highlighting the work of the many local organizations and municipalities that have funded and commissioned these unique works. The work will span the 10-year history of Steel Yard Public Projects and incorporate the work of over 50 artists, youth interns, students, and community members who contributed to the designs. The opening will be a celebration of local capacity, community efforts and innovation.
Beyond the Box
December 4 - December 19
Panel Discussion and Reception: December 4th beginning at 6pm
Thomas Banchoff is a mathematician and geometer who has taught at Brown since 1967. On the occasion of his retirement from teaching, the Cohen Gallery will host a retrospective on Tom's career, featuring images, video, and recreations of some of Banchoff's most recognizable polyhedrons. In his years at Brown, Banchoff has worked with faculty from various disciplines. Join us for a panel discussion on December 4th at 6pm in the Martinos Auditorium featuring Tom and his collaborators: Richard Fishman (Visual Art), David Laidlaw (Computer Science, Shep Shapiro (Music), Julie Strandberg (Dance), Tom Webb (Geological Sciences), and Arnold Weinstein (Comparative Literature).