Bannister Gallery to present work from several different artists, April 7-27

Audrey Goldstein, 'Backpack 1' (Image: Molly Ferguson,
Imaginatas Photography)
The Bannister Gallery exhibition “Now and Then and When” – on display from April 7-27 – brings together three types of artwork with a range of relationships to objects.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 7, from 5-8 p.m.

In Kasia Molga’s case, 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 their performance “Can You Hear Me Now?” – a work that resides only in time.

Representing the more traditionally rooted object, Audrey Goldstein’s sculptures “Data Bearers I, II, and III” capture her interpretation of responses from people she met at two art events.

Stretching through all these artists is a sense of idealism and optimism embodied in the desire to create an aesthetic response and have an effect on their audience.

The exhibition is curated by Boston-area video/installation artist Bebe Beard.

On display in Bannister’s Hall Space Gallery will be artwork by Maria Del Carmen Mercado, a fiber artist/fashion designer whose work has been featured in major galleries throughout Rhode Island.

Maria Del Carmen Mercado, 'Luz'

A play of energy and movement in space, Mercado’s textiles are fashioned from raw materials through dye, layering, weaving and other methods to become wearable art. Although her work can be symbolic, decorative or memorable, it is a play with texture. Each individual contour is meant as a reminder to the viewer of a sound, shape or emotion.

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.