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THE DIRT PALACE
RUFFLES, REPAIR & RITUAL:
The Fine Art of Fixing
This inaugural exhibition mounted 150 artist works to honor the 150th anniversary of the Wedding Cake House being built.
The exhibition has four components, each with different curators: Long term installations composed of commissions built into the space, flat works for viewing on the walls, literary and research projects presented in a book, and time-based pieces that were both on view in the house and through live performances and screenings.
Conceptually artists were asked to consider the following; pattern and the textile materials acquisitioned from the house in the collections of the RISD Museum and URI, decoration and the ornate architecture of the house, the history of the neighborhood and city over the last 150 years, immigrant experiences, changing ideas within feminism and concepts of sisterhood, as well as big picture ideas about what it means to repair both material things and relationships, cultures and histories.
This scale of exhibition foregrounds the breadth and depth of extraordinary artists in Providence, in our extended community of artist run spaces, as well as artists who have built relationships with us from afar - seeking out models of alternative spaces that integrate feminism and identity in cooperative, accountable, and visionary ways.
THE FULL ARTIST & CURATOR LIST
Curated and edited by Mary-Kim Arnold & Taylor Polities
Alexis Almeida Andrea Feldman Angela DiVeglia Anne Elizabeth Moore Becci Davis Daphne Host
Gina Mariela Rodríguez Holly Gaboriault Jacob Berendes Janaya Kizzie Joan D’Arc Joanna Howard
Joanna Ruocco Julia Gualtieri Kate Irvin Mairead Byrne Marcia Coné Megan Manowitz Noraa Kaplan Rachel Lewallen Sara Wintz Sasha Wiseman Sussy Santana Suzanne Scanlan Tina Cane Walker Mettling
FRAMED & FLAT
Curated by Faythe Levine
Aay Preston-Myint Amy Moon Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez Andrew Moon Bain Anneli Henriksson Arthur Katrina Breanne Trammell Bunnie Reiss Caroline Paquita Chris E. Vargas Colleen Kinsella Corey Grayhorse
Corinne Teed Corkey Sinks Cyndi Wu Dan Luedtke E.T. Russian Erin Rosenthal Gina Favano
Grace Rosario Perkins Ivy Jeanne Jen Corace Jieun Reiner JR Uretsky Kate Klingbeil Lauren Roche
Leif Goldberg Lindsay Beebe Louise Jones (Ouizi) Macon Reed Maren Jensen Mary Tremonte Matt Runkle Meredith Stern Merrilee Challiss Mica O’Herlihy Mickey Zacchilli Mike Pare Monica Canilao Natalja Kent Noel Bennetto O Horvath Polina Malikin Ruth Dealy Sam Lopes Sam Merritt/Double Vision Embroidery Stacey Rozich Suzy González Tanya Aguiniga Xara Thustra Xiao Mei
Curated by Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez and JR Uretsky
Alicia Rodríguez Alvisa Assembly of Light Choir Ayana Evans Cody Ross Dana Heng Daniella Ben-Bassat Greta Scheing Jessie Stead Jo Dery Jodie Mack Joiri Minaya K. funmilayo aileru Kelly Gallagher
Lani Asuncion Maralie Armstrong-Rial Marsha Parilla Megan and Murray McMillan Michelle Handelman
Mimi Chrzanowski Rachel Blumberg Rashin Fahandej Reba Mitchell Sandrine Schaefer Sherenté Harris
Curated by Xander Marro & Pippi Zornoza
Aaron DeMuth Aaron Peterman Alison Nitkiewicz Anne Tait Arley Rose Torsone Cybele Collins Dave Allyn Edie Fake Elizabeth Potenza Erika Tazberik Heather Benjamin Hilary Treadwell Ian Cozzens Jenine Bressner Jill Colinan Jim Drain Joseph Gulezian Josephine Devanbu Jungil Hong Kristina L Brown Lara Henderson
Lisa Oppenheim Liz Collins Lu Heintz Marguerite Keyes Matt Cavallaro Meredith Younger Michael Menchaca Nicki Green Nidal Fakhouri Nina Ruelle Oblique Studio Priscilla Carrion Providence Painted Signs
Richard Goulis Roma Devanbu Rue Sakayama Sakiko Mori Sarah Jean Rovenko Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels Shirin Adhami Simcha Davis The Steelyard Steven Faria Twig Harper Will Reeves
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