(b. 1987 Philadelphia, PA) is a Providence artist and youth worker. He received a BA in Visual Art from Brown University in 2011. He was the Rhode Island Council on the Arts Painting Fellow in 2013, and the 2014 Harpo Foundation's Emerging Artist Fellow at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Recent solo exhibitions include Temporary Autonomous Moan at the AS220 Project Space Reading Room and Where’s the Bird Feeder? at RK Projects. www.nickcarter.us
I’ve been using abstract paintings, sculptures, and installations to examine how the context of an object affects its appearance. In June, 2014, I’m trying to make things that confuse the inanimate lens but lay bare their basic-ness to two in-person eyes (or one that changes places). For my Dirt Palace installation I divided the space into three ‘rooms’ using two large paintings on sheets of thin, white fabric. The semi-transparency of the sheets allowed their placement and lighting to become more than mere ancillary elements. Instead they collaborate with the painted surfaces in determining how the objects look. Abstract paintings and sculptures—made of acrylic paint, fabric, and found wood—are installed between the sheets, alongside panels of my studio walls and digital prints on fabric and paper.
Krissy Abdullah is an artist from Gainesville, Florida. She just finished a summer residency at the Dirt Palace, and is now heading to Pittsburgh to continue her creative adventures. Krissy works primarily with 16mm film, video, and performance, and more recently has been dabbling in screen printing. She likes creating bright neon environments that would naturally make anyone else wanna puke, and loves karaoke. She also loves the obsessive repetition of wrapping things (which probably has to do with some sadistic deep-seeded need to coddle something that she’s not yet ready to admit). This is her first solo installation work.
Dirt Palace participated as a site for the People's Climate March wheat pasting campaign
Providence is one of the 30 cities participating in the wheat pasting campaign for the People's Climate March in NYC. This particular image was designed by Favianna Rodriguez from Oakland, CA and screenprinted by Jesse Purcell of the Justseeds collective. peoplesclimate.org
Upon arrival to The Dirt Palace in July, Rachel spent an ungodly amount of time designing her living quarters to mimic the PBS Masterpiece Theatre sitting room. She was successful. As a result, Rachel can now be found seated cross-legged by candlelight in a leather chair in the exact center of her room, pupils dilated to black, crooning softly about literature.
WRITING: R.Lew is proud to announce her first self-published book, scheduled for release this coming November. This publication is a huge milestone, as it will be Rachel's very first piece of print work ("art you can weep, bleed, vomit, defecate, or urinate directly onto")
TWINGERS: solo saxophone composition/improvisation informed by intense physical endurance and ritual process
September Shows @ PUFFERSS IV w/ many: Saturday, September 20th, 2014 [230 Oak St. Providence, RI] @ AURORA w/ Chicklette, Yerri, Fatherfinger, Mincemeat or Tenspeed: Friday, September 26th @ THEE ELDRITCH w/ Andrea Pensado, Sean Greenlee, Morgan Evans Weiler, Soft TargetSaturday, September 27th, 2014
VISUAL ART: In Memory of Dr. John David Lewallen (preview)
Rachel is enjoying her time at Dirt Palace very much
has work (including a collaborative piece with artist Coral Short) in two upcoming exhibitions/screenings both opening on Saturday 20thin NYC. The Matricide (An Artificial Grammar for Nature) Opening Reception 6-9pm at CP Projects Space and Turning to Night, Screening 8pm, at Le Petite Versailles
Over the summer Cry Me a River was screened in (Not) Here, (Not) Now at Videology
Pippi collaborated with artist JD Raenbeau for the zine covers of Guilt by Association. Other featured artists in the project Callie Barker, Kristen Bisson, Hovey Brock, Tina Chavera, Amy Dolan, Quinn Dukes, Alexandra Hammond, Unnur Leifsdottir, Brandi Martin, Bryan Moore, Sam Nichols and Lauren Woods.
Pixilation Party! Shot in the course of an hour and a half at the last RISD Design the Night Artist Lab. Jeremy Harris made the soundtrack. Carolyn Genari and Maggie Nelson were awesome assistants. Hollis Mickey is such a great co-ordinator. And the performers, obviously were the best in the world. Thank you times a million!
Want to see a bunch of Xander's movies? Go to the Pawtucket Film Festival Sunday September 28th 2pm
Nina spent her summer teaching herself how to weave, trying to get over her fear of table saws, and hunting for blueberries. She exhibited a piece in Anchor Studio's show, "Freshly Made: Environment," and created a psychedelic pigeon costume for a friend's mini-noise opera. She recently returned from a week of camping in the biggest state, and wishes that she'd managed to bring a caribou back with her to the smallest state. She also has a website! ninaruelle.com
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