October 26, 2022 –
March 3, 2023
October 26, 2022–
March 3, 2023
Reilly Gallery, Smith Center for the Arts
Exhibition Opening Details
Public Reception & Artist-Led Tour:
Wednesday 10/26, 5 – 7pm
Smith Center for the Arts
About the Exhibition
This exhibition features many multi-artist fine art print projects selected from the archives of AS220 Editions, Binch Press X Queer.Archive.Work, Counterform, DWRI Letterpress, and Jacque’s Offset; and a commissioned artwork by Lois Harada. It shows how artists and the printing presses they run use specific visual languages—especially those speaking with type, color, repetition, and ornamentation—to tell stories of a diverse and politically active artist community in Providence. Drawing out unique combinations of abstraction and pattern, Providence Prints! also points to the sometimes subtle, sometimes overt ways local artists create and disseminate what is simultaneously hyperlocal and inclusive of broader global narratives. Altogether, the artworks in this exhibition highlight new perspectives on subjects that remain central to contemporary artists, including feminist and queer aesthetics, wide-ranging depictions of diversity, and advocacy for anti-racist practices, among other themes.
Lead funding for this exhibition is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Office of Academic Affairs at Providence College. Additional support provided by the Departments of Art & Art History and Political Science and the Office of Institutional Diversity at Providence College.