Assembly: Creative Vernacularism
12 – 1 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery
Part of Locally Made’s One Room.
In Assembly, gather for casual meetings of the minds and unexpected happenings curated by local artists and designers. Congregate for poetry readings, sonic performances, movement, projection, and more.
Patricia Phillips curates Creative Vernacularism from 9/24-9/29.
Locally Made invokes the situated conditions of people, practices, adaptations, habits, and innovations derived from a particular time and place. Contemporary concepts of creativity and vernacularism provide a platform to consider what it means to make and flourish locally. “Creative Vernacularism” is a dynamic convening of active initiatives and bold speculations in art, design, and public space that seeks to prepresent Providence’s distinctive critical and creative character. — Patricia C. Phillips
9/24: Peter Snyder
A guided discussion on the interplay between medical practice and biomedical research, and visual artistic expression. These two domains of human creation continue to inform and rely on each other, as they have throughout human history. — Peter Snyder
Free with museum admission.
Patricia C. Phillips’ research and writing involve contemporary public art, architecture, sculpture, landscape, and the intersection of these areas. Her essays and reviews have been published in Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, Sculpture, and Public Art Review, as well as books and collected essays published by Rizzoli International Publications, Princeton Architectural Press, M.I.T. Press, Actar Press, Bay Press, and Routledge. She is the author of Ursula von Rydingsvard: Working (New York: Prestel 2011) and It is Difficult, a survey of the work of Alfredo Jaar (Barcelona: Actar Press, 1998). She recently completed essays on artists Mel Chin, Alfredo Jaar (for the 2013 Venice Biennale), and temporary public art for a forthcoming Companion to Public Art by Wiley Publishers.
Her curatorial and design projects inclued Disney Animators and Animation (Whitney Museum of Art, 1981), The POP Project (Institute for Contemporary Art/P.S. 1, 1988), and Making Sense: Five Installations on Sensation (Katonah Museum of Art, 1996). From 2002-2007, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Art Journal, a quarterly on contemporary art published by the College Art Associations.
She was appointed Dean of Graduate Studies at Rhode Island School of Design in August 2009.
Dr. Peter Snyder is a local woodturner/sculptor, and he serves as the Chief Research Officer for the Lifespan Hospital System. In addition to managing all research activities across the medical system, he maintains his own research programs as a Professor of Neurology at Brown’s medical school. Dr. Snyder’s research focuses on early detection for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as research ethics. Lately, his scientific work has been directly influencing his artistic work - and it is this tight relationship that will be explored.