Doug Bosch, Stephen Fisher sabbatical exhibition at Bannister Feb. 18 to March 18

Sculptor Doug Bosch and printmaker Stephen Fisher present their sabbatical explorations in Bannister Gallery from Feb. 18 to March 18. An opening reception for the artists will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, from 5-8 p.m.

Doug Bosch, 'Catenaries with Red' (detail) 2009.
As members of RIC’s faculty, they represent the Art Department’s commitment to supporting contemporary visions and providing students with a professional vision of the art-making process.

Fisher, in his meticulous renderings, continues to emulate the masters in his execution of materials and time-honored techniques. His compositions speak to the conditions of the day and often have an allegorical approach, which serves his formalist leanings well.

Steven Fisher, 'Acadia' (after rain).
Bosch continues to mystify with a concentration on his materials’ gravity and with a referential architectural design sensibility. While the work falls into the genre of a postmodernist construct, Bosch also seems intrigued with his materials to the point that they seem to be fabricated by him. He will be displaying work from his recent series Catenary.

The exhibition, which is curated by gallery director James Montford, serves to demonstrate that the artist can continue to explore a personal aesthetic while contributing to the larger discussion as a cultural communicator.

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.

Bannister preview – spring 2010