October 2007

Kerry Stuart Coppin

Between Me And The Other World

October 4 - 26

Kerry Stuart Coppin. Untitled: Bartender, Vietnamese Restaurant, Dakar, Senegal, 2000. Gicle´e print/pigment inkjet print, 32" x 40".
Using digital photography, Kerry Stuart Coppin explores the impact of international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) in countries described as "developing." His informed lens provides the viewer with a reinterpretation of societies of the Diaspora that celebrate their divergent cultural and traditional values, and at the same time come to grips with the geopolitics of living in a postmodern world. Coppin's image-making is rooted in the narrative tradition, while his use of new media plays a vital role in an aesthetic that seeks to contextualize the visual reexamination of the Diaspora.

Coppin's international exhibition record comprises more than 150 venues, including the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Art Institute of Chicago, and Brooklyn Museum of Art. His photographs are held in the collections of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Bibliothe`que Nationale de France, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal, among others.

Kerry Stuart Coppin. Untitled: Bartender, Vietnamese Restaurant, Coppin is currently an associate professor of art at Brown University. In cooperation with the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, this exhibition is supported by a larger campus discussion examining the role and impact of INGOs.

Reception: October 4, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Hall Space Gallery

Green Aesthetic, Green Ethics Two

Paolo Soleri. East Crescent (façade). Arcosanti, ongoing.
Students from RIC English Professor Tom Cobb's summer class at Arco- santi, a green city in Arizona, relate their experiences through photos and verse. A listing of programs and related activities to be announced. Visit Arcosanti at www.arcosanti.org.

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