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Summer Adjunct Faculty Exhibition: Two Sculptors and a Painter SHOW EXTENDED TO JULY 3

The Summer Adjunct Faculty Exhibition, curated by Bannister Gallery director James Montford, presents a snapshot of the talent amassed in Rhode Island College’s Department of Art. The Bannister show will now be on display until July 3. Also, the gallery will be open on Friday, June 26, and Friday, July 3, in addition to the usual Mondays through Thursdays.

Michael Cochran
The exhibition features Michael Cochran of Norton, Mass., and Rhode Islanders Ernest Jolicoeur of Scituate and Jamey Morrill of Providence.

In its inclusive gestures of modernist traditions, the work of these artists is representative of the current dialogue in art. The artists’ materials play a strategic role in the expressive interpretation of individual expressions evidenced in the show.

Michael Cochran, an accomplished sculptor who exhibits in New York City at the Lesley Heller Gallery, creates work that is recognized as being seductive in its manipulation of form and technique. Gold leaf and similar material serve his dialogue well.

Cochran has had solo exhibits at Jessica Hagen Fine Art and Design in Newport; the Macy Gallery of Teachers College, Columbia University; and other venues. He holds master’s degrees in sculpture from Claremont Graduate University in California and from California State University at Fullerton.


Ernest Jolicoeur
Ernest Jolicoeur, a 1990 RIC graduate who received his MFA from Yale School of Art, is a painter who creates images full of references and associations. Drawn from figurative and abstract sources, his acrylic paintings and collage drawings piece together a hybrid landscape space.

Jolicoeur’s exhibitions include shows at the Visual Aids Benefit of Metro Pictures in New York City, Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Art, Utica, N.Y.; and Providence Art Club. In 2006 he was awarded an Artist Resource Trust Foundation Grant.


Jamey Morrill
Sculptor Jamey Morrill has an affinity for bringing together everyday materials that typically do not go together. His uncanny approach nevertheless has produced a compelling aesthetic that stretches conventional boundaries of sculpture.

Recent solo exhibitions of his sculpture were held at Marlboro College in Vermont, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and at the Community College of Rhode Island in Lincoln. Morrill received his MFA in sculpture from Indiana University, Bloomington, and has also exhibited his work in the Midwest.

This is an adventurous group show intended to tease the imagination of the viewer.

Gallery hours during exhibits are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays. 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 www.ric.edu/Bannister/ or call 401-456-9765.