Bannister Gallery Preview – Spring 2011

The Bannister Gallery exhibition Jonathan Sharlin: Here and There, Photographs will be on display from Feb. 3-23.

Sharlin sees himself as a visual note-taker whose activity ranges from documenting earthworks to an ongoing 18-year documentation of a one-square-mile island in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

His Rhode Island landscape diptychs illustrate how the process of seeing, with its variables of time and changing vantage point, can become part of the content.

Trips to Israel and Jordan have allowed Sharlin to shoot ancient Semitic sites as well as the desert landscape.

In 1982, Wlodzimierz Ksiazek immigrated to New York City because of the imposition of martial law in Poland. His work, which implicitly addresses the processes of time and exile, recovery, and ruin, will be shown from March 3-30.

Ksiazek, who lives and works in Rhode Island, has exhibited at Marisa del Re Gallery and John Gibson Gallery in New York, as well as throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, Art Forum, Tema Celeste, and d’Art International.

In Bannister’s Hall Space Gallery, the paintings of artist Brian Corey will be exhibited.

Now and Then and When, on display from April 7-27, brings together three types of artwork with a range of relationships to objects:

• Kasia Molga’s temporary online graphic-paintings created by cyber-collaborators turn artwork into a “no-thing.”
• Astrodime Transit Authority presents its research through relics and artifacts from the performance “Can You Hear Me Now,” a work that resides only in time.
• Audrey Goldstein’s sculptures “Data Bearers I, II, and III” capture her interpretation of responses from people she met at two art events.

Fiber artist and fashion designer Maria Del Carmen Mercado will display her art in Bannister’s Hall Space Gallery.

The Annual Student Exhibitions are opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to demonstrate their many talents in the various studio disciplines offered at Rhode Island College.

Graduate students will exhibit their work from May 5-11; undergraduates will showcase their art from May 16-21.

All of the featured student artists have worked under the guidance of faculty who challenge the aspiring artists to create an art that explores original content and develops the skills and techniques for informed studio practice.

Gallery hours during exhibits are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Accessible to persons with disabilities. For information on event dates and exhibit opening receptions, check the website at or call (401) 456-9765.

See all the fall 2011 performing and fine arts events.