Bannister Gallery – fall 2009 preview

Bannister Gallery

Bannister Gallery
For over 30 years, Bannister Gallery at RIC has showcased the works of local, regional and internationally noted artists. This fall, Bannister will feature four unique and provocative exhibitions.

Dianne Reilly. "Twine Brooch".
The Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, from Sept. 3-23, is an opportunity to see the distinguished and award-winning work of the artists on the faculty at Rhode Island College.

The exhibiting artists are Nancy Bockbrader, Doug Bosch, Stephen Fisher, Krisjohn Horvat, Heemong Kim, William Martin, Amy Montali, Dianne Reilly, Lisa Russell, Bryan Steinberg and Richard Whitten.

John Willis and Tom Young. "Paper Mountain & Recycled Realities."
The photography of John Willis and Tom Young will be on display from Oct. 1-29. Recycled Realities explores the powerful narratives of a paper mill by a river in an otherwise pristine vista of forested mountains in western Massachusetts. Here, the two photographers spent years documenting the site, where a harsh industrial landscape also holds the promise of creative reuse of limited resources.

Eve Aschheim. "Floe," 2008.
From Nov. 5 to Dec. 2, Bannister will exhibit the works of abstract artist Eve Aschheim. The artist says her “major preoccupations are spatial structure, composition and motion or implied motion.”

Since 1983, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in many private and public collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Aschheim is senior lecturer in the Lewis Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at Princeton University.

Andy Warhol: A Recent Acquisition Exhibition will be showcased from Dec. 9 to Jan. 8, 2010. The exhibition is a representative sampling of material recently acquired by Rhode Island College from the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Legacy Program.

Andy Warhol exhibition. John Travolta.
The photographs are Polaroid and silver-gelatin and black and white images of celebrities such as Bianca Jagger, Pia Zadora, Liza Minnelli, Martin Scorsese and John Travolta. The photos reveal the idiosyncratic nature of his subjects, thus permitting the viewer to have a shared moment with the artist.

The gallery is open during exhibits on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 8 p.m., or by appointment with the gallery director. Closed Mondays, 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 or call 401-456-9765.

See all the fall 2009 performing and fine arts events