The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition, entitled INTERMEDIARY, will be held from May 22 through September 6, 2013 at GREEN SPACE, a gallery at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick that presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists.
The exhibition features 2 and 3-dimensional works by Sam Duket, Emma Hogarth and Wilson Lawrence. Each of the artists is engaged in art making that makes direct reference to the structural support upon which their pieces rely, allowing the support to emerge as a subject of the work. Employing materials that range from traditional ink and wood to industrial steel and digital reproduction, these artists utilize their materials to mediate the practice of drawing to generate pictures and objects that manipulate pictorial space and challenge interpretation.
Sam Duket uses the regimented ambiguity of isometric-like drawing forms combined with unlikely drawing and sculpture media to develop a relationship between the physical aspect of his work and the rendered, idealized space described therein.
Emma Hogarth's work involves processes of translation between "traditional" and "new" reproductive imaging technologies. Taking the form of drawing, digital print, video, glass and installation, the work often combines media. Within this exploration, each medium's inherent relationships to documentation, time and memory emerge as central points of connection.
Wilson Lawrence makes pieces that begin with the most familiar flat surfaces, the wall and the floor. On these planes he draws, digs into, and builds out of, with a wide range of materials from traditional fine art to industrial. Light and shadow act as mediators between the physical forms and images he creates.
The artists were selected for exhibition by an accomplished panel: Peter Crump, owner of design-build firm Site Specific; Rossana Martinez, artist and co-director of MINUS SPACE; and Sue McNally, artist.
GREEN SPACE, a partnership between the Rhode Island Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The gallery will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers. GREEN SPACE is located in the airport terminal where the skywalk meets the main building. Art is exhibited on both levels of the terminal.
About RISCA: The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.
About RIAC: The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F. Green Airport and the five general aviation airports in Rhode Island. A long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on a number of public art commissions for T. F. Green Airport.