The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition, entitled THE LOQUACIOUS LINE, will be held from September 16, 2015 through January 3, 2016 at GREEN SPACE, a gallery at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick that presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists.
THE LOQUACIOUS LINE features three artists whose works utilize line in extensive yet different ways. The paintings of Carolina Arentsen use linework to create dynamic, gestural moods, while the wall reliefs of Anastasia Azure and Aarti Kathuria use line to physically fashion the object itself, creating works of spatial geometry.
Carolina Arentsen cites her exposure to many international cultures as a strong influence on her artwork. Arentsen paints in the moment, incorporating timely found objects such as newspapers and publications into her gestural, rhythmic works. Born in Chile but raised in the U.S., Arentsen studied at the Pennsylvania College of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design where she received her B.F.A. in Illustration
Anastasia Azure received her M.F.A. in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design and B.F.A. in Metals from California College of the Arts. Her sculptures combine traditional textile weaving techniques with metalsmithing, utilizing a range of unusual materials to create works inspired by spiraling ocean currents and fractal geometries. She currently resides in Providence working as an interdisciplinary teaching artist, jewelry designer and sculptor.
Aarti Kathuria founded the studio Hopskcotch, a design and installation firm that specializes in spatial installations in the public realm. Kathuria is particularly interested in the spatial dynamism of built spaces, and most of her work is tactile, interactive or kinetic. Kathuria holds a M.A. in Interior Architecture and Adaptive Reuse from Rhode Island School of Design and Masters in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology.
The artists were selected for exhibition by an accomplished panel: Lynn Harlow, a sculptor and former GREEN SPACE Gallery Director, Touba Ghadessi, an art historian and professor at Wheaton College, and Erik Gould, an exhibiting photographer and staff member at the RISD Museum.
The Airport Galleries, a partnership between the Rhode Island Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, promote outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The galleries present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.
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 and Block Island airports.