Comic Dust // New Works by Alicia Renadette
Aug
19
to Sep 3

Comic Dust // New Works by Alicia Renadette

Occam Projects is pleased to announce Comic Dust, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Alicia Renadette. Laced with household objects and celebratory memorabilia Renadette’s sculptures are bizarre spectacles. These alien arrangements of nostalgic materials explore themes of traumatic memory, domestic ritual, and unattainable fantasy. Please join us for the opening reception on August 19 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm.

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Comic Dust // Opening Reception
Aug
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Comic Dust // Opening Reception

Please join us for the opening reception of Comic Dust featuring new works by Alicia Renadette. Laced with household objects and celebratory memorabilia Renadette’s sculptures are bizarre spectacles. These alien arrangements of nostalgic materials explore themes of traumatic memory, domestic ritual, and unattainable fantasy. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you here!

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Comic Dust // Closing Reception
Sep
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Comic Dust // Closing Reception

Please join us for the closing reception of Comic Dust featuring new works by Alicia Renadette. Laced with household objects and celebratory memorabilia Renadette’s sculptures are bizarre spectacles. These alien arrangements of nostalgic materials explore themes of traumatic memory, domestic ritual, and unattainable fantasy. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you here!

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Providence Critique Group - June 2017
May
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Providence Critique Group - June 2017

Please join us for June's meeting of the Providence Critique Group!

The Providence Critique group is an informal BYOB meet-up where local artists discuss one-another's works in progress. Artists of all backgrounds, interests, and media are encouraged to participate. Even if you do not have any work that you want to share, we welcome you to drop by to support your peers by participating in the discussion!

The Providence Critique Group meets monthly at Occam Projects. The critique is structured on a first come first served basis. Hanging supplies will be provided. At Occam Projects we can accommodate large work, sculptural work as well as work which requires a projector (please notify us ahead of time if you need to use the projector). Each participant will be given up to twenty minutes for their work to be discussed. If we do not get a chance to discuss an artist's work due to time constraints, those pieces will be given first priority at the next month's meeting.

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Providence Critique Group - May 2017
May
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Providence Critique Group - May 2017

Join us for May's meeting of the Providence Critique Group!

The Providence Critique group is an informal BYOB meet-up where local artists discuss one-another's works in progress. Artists of all backgrounds, interests, and media are encouraged to participate. Even if you do not have any work that you want to share, we welcome you to drop by to support your peers by participating in the discussion!

The Providence Critique Group meets monthly at Occam Projects. The critique is structured on a first come first served basis. Hanging supplies will be provided. At Occam Projects we can accommodate large work, sculptural work as well as work which requires a projector (please notify us ahead of time if you need to use the projector). Each participant will be given up to twenty minutes for their work to be discussed. If we do not get a chance to discuss an artist's work due to time constraints, those pieces will be given first priority at the next month's meeting.

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Providence Critique Group - April 2017
Mar
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

Providence Critique Group - April 2017

Please join us for April's meeting of the Providence Critique Group!

The Providence Critique group is an informal BYOB meet-up where local artists discuss one-another's works in progress. Artists of all backgrounds, interests, and media are encouraged to participate. Even if you do not have any work that you want to share, we welcome you to drop by to support your peers by participating in the discussion!

The Providence Critique Group meets monthly at Occam Projects. The critique is structured on a first come first served basis. Hanging supplies will be provided. At Occam Projects we can accommodate large work, sculptural work as well as work which requires a projector (please notify us ahead of time if you need to use the projector). Each participant will be given up to twenty minutes for their work to be discussed. If we do not get a chance to discuss an artist's work due to time constraints, those pieces will be given first priority at the next month's meeting.

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Alone Together // Opening Reception
Mar
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Alone Together // Opening Reception

Please join us for the opening reception of Alone Together, featuring new works by Kylie Why. Featuring a diverse array of photography, performance, and installation, the work in Alone Together explores layers in intimacy through captured fleeting moments and introspective representations of self. The opening reception for Alone Together will take place on Saturday, March 18 from 6:00 - 10:00pm at Occam Projects.

For more information about this exhibition click here.

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Is, And of The // Taylor Clough
Jan
14
to Jan 29

Is, And of The // Taylor Clough

Occam Projects is pleased to announce “Is, And Of The” a solo exhibition featuring new paintings by Taylor Clough. Clough depicts seemingly familiar spaces and objects which are made alien through use of dynamic color, absence, and ambiguity of space. The opening reception for “Is, and Of The” will take place on Saturday, January 14 from 6 - 10p.

Teetering between representation and abstraction, Clough’s paintings are the result of a fight and reconciliation with paint. The work in “Is, And Of The” is a hazy nod to remembered apartments, empty pools, and distorted interiors. Using vibrant and otherworldly colors paired with expressive brushstrokes of intimately thick paint, Clough imbues seemingly empty planes of space with a voice as loud and empathetic as the objects they surround. Though lacking figurative elements Clough’s paintings seem to suggest that we are witnessing events just after the fact; the absence of the figure hauntingly suggesting their former presence. In this way, Clough acknowledges life by painting the space around it, resulting in a lasting visual tension between what is and isn’t.

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Providence Critique Group - December
Dec
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Providence Critique Group - December

Occam Projects is proud to host the December meeting of Providence Critique Group. The Providence Critique group is an informal BYOB meet-up where local artists discuss one-another's in process works. Artists of all backgrounds, interests, and media are encouraged to participate. Even if you do not have any work that you wish to show, we welcome you to drop by to support your peers by adding to the discussion!

The Providence Critique group meets monthly and alternates between the Aborn Room at AS220 and Occam Projects. The critique is structured on a first come first served basis. Hanging supplies will be provided. At Occam Projects, we can accommodate larger, sculptural work as well as work which requires a projector (please notify us ahead of time if you need to use the projector). Each participant will be given up to twenty minutes for their work to be discussed. If we do not get a chance to discuss an artist's work due to time constraints, those pieces will be given first priority at the next month's meeting!

For more information send an message to info@occamprojects.org. Hope to see you here!

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Commotion Potion // Eben Kling Closing Reception
Mar
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Commotion Potion // Eben Kling Closing Reception

Please join us for the closing reception of Commotion Potion, new paintings by Eben Kling. Kling’s studio practice is informed by American pop-culture. His figures, riddled with anxiety, seek refuge from media that is steeped in calamity and seemingly endless cultural disasters. Kling’s colorful and humorous paintings reference hyper-saturation of advertising in American culture--he collages found cartoons and clipart, intermingling with figures that wander compositions both intimately familiar and alien.

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Commotion Potion // Eben Kling
Feb
19
to Mar 7

Commotion Potion // Eben Kling

Occam Projects is pleased to announce Commotion Potion, an exhibition featuring new paintings by Eben Kling, in his first solo-exhibition in Providence. Kling’s studio practice is informed by American pop-culture. His figures, riddled with anxiety, seek refuge from media that is steeped in calamity and seemingly endless cultural disasters. Kling’s colorful and humorous paintings reference hyper-saturation of advertising in American culture--he collages found cartoons and clipart, intermingling with figures that wander compositions both intimately familiar and alien.

Borrowing from advertising media and digestible imagery, Kling incorporates and repaints this clipart, using the images as both compositional and conceptual elements. In The Kids Love It (2015) re-purposed crowds of cartoon children cheering are juxtaposed by an anxiety-riddled televised political debate. The absurdity of the stock images creates visual and conceptual tension with Kling’s invented figures. By accessing the cartoon lexicon, Kling is able to address serious and concerning cultural issues, utilizing a vocabulary that is both immediate and accessible. His figures, distorted and obscured, humorously address both consumerism and escapism. They are crushed by their own weight as they drink, smoke, and burrow away in attempts to distance themselves from over-stimulation.

Eben Kling received his BFA from Montserrat College of Art in 2009 and his MFA from Umass Amherst in 2015. He is recipient of the 2014 St. Botolph Club grant for emerging artists. He is one half of the independent curatorial project PlayLaborPlay and is currently the artist in residence at Artspace New Haven.

Commotion Potion will be on view from Friday, February 19 - Monday, March 7 at Occam Projects at 60 Valley Street #2 Providence, RI. The opening reception will take place Friday, February 19 from 6 - 10p with open hours Sunday-Tuesday 12 - 5p.

For more information click here

 

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Commotion Potion // Eben Kling Opening Reception
Feb
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Commotion Potion // Eben Kling Opening Reception

Please join us for the opening reception for Commotion Potion, featuring new paintings by Eben Kling, in his first solo-exhibition in Providence. Kling’s studio practice is informed by American pop-culture. His figures, riddled with anxiety, seek refuge from media that is steeped in calamity and seemingly endless cultural disasters. Kling’s colorful and humorous paintings reference hyper-saturation of advertising in American culture--he collages found cartoons and clipart, intermingling with figures that wander compositions both intimately familiar and alien.

Catering provided by Occam Projects resident Jesse Ponte.

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Providence Critique Group February
Feb
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Providence Critique Group February

Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Providence Critique Group!

The Providence Critique Group is an informal BYOB event. Artists of all backgrounds, interests, and media are encouraged to participate. If you do not have anything that you wish to show, please come by and contribute to the discussion and support your peers!

The critique is structured on a first come first served basis. Hanging supplies will be provided. At Occam Projects, we can accommodate larger, sculptural work as well as work which requires a projector (in addition to wall-based pieces). Each participant will be given up to twenty minutes for their work to be discussed. If we do not get a chance to discuss an artist's work, due to time constraints, those pieces will be given first priority at next month's meeting!

February's Critique Group will be held at Occam Projects, located at 60 Valley Street, Providence RI. Parking is available in the lot across the street from Bocado.

Please send a message to info@occamprojects.org if you have any questions or require any special accommodations for your work!

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Providence Critique Group December
Nov
23
4:30pm 4:30pm

Providence Critique Group December

Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Providence Critique Group!

The Providence Critique Group is an informal BYOB event. Artists of all backgrounds, interests, and media are encouraged to participate. If you do not have anything that you wish to show, please come by and contribute to the discussion and support your peers!

The critique is structured on a first come first served basis. Hanging supplies will be provided. At Occam Projects, we can accommodate larger, sculptural work as well as work which requires a projector (in addition to wall-based pieces). Each participant will be given up to twenty minutes for their work to be discussed. If we do not get a chance to discuss an artist's work, due to time constraints, those pieces will be given first priority at next month's meeting!

Decembers Critique Group will be held at Occam Projects, located at 60 Valley Street, Providence RI. Parking is available in the lot across the street from Bocado.

Please send a message to info@occamprojects.org if you have any questions or require any special accommodations for your work!

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The Happiest Hour // Zachary Naylor
Oct
23
to Nov 13

The Happiest Hour // Zachary Naylor

Occam Projects is pleased to announce The Happiest Hour, a solo exhibition of new work by Zachary Naylor. Displayed through a series of drawings, sculpture and a sound installation, Naylor creates a cast of characters which explore loss of innocence through themes of alcoholism, depression, and sexuality.

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The Happiest Hour Opening Reception
Oct
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Happiest Hour Opening Reception

Grand opening reception for The Happiest Hour featuring new works by Zachary Naylor. Come meet the artist, see the remodeled gallery space, and support Occam Projects in its first exhibitions. Don't miss an evening of stellar art, great music, and delicious food provided by the one and only Jesse Ponte!

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Providence Critique Group October
Oct
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Providence Critique Group October

The first in a series of Providence Critique Group meet-ups. The Providence Critique Group will be conveys every third Wednesday of the month for informal, BYOB art critiques. Artists of all backgrounds, interests, and media are encouraged to participate. Each artist will have up to 20 minutes for their work to be discussed and critiques will run for two hours. 

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