The Chazan Gallery is pleased to present memories | echo | stillness, an exhibition of new sculptures and paintings by Mike Hansel and Neal Walsh from November 16 to December 6, 2017. There will be an opening reception for the artists on November 16, from 5:00 - 8:00.
what remains, at the Block Island Airport Gallery on view through September 26th. If you find yourself sailing away on the Block Island ferry this summer please consider tramping up to the airport and gallery. I also recommendthe Island Free Library for the exhibit
for some radical inspiration: a bright light for these a gray days.
GridsCurated by Babs Owen
April 29 – May 27, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 5-8pm
Performance at 7pm sharp
Note: additional performances during the exhibit TBA
Periphery Space is pleased to present Grids, a show that includes painting, sculptural painting, drawing and dance. The title and subject of the exhibition is taken from the influential 1979 essay Grids by Rosalind Krauss.
This group show focuses on six artists who have a shared fascination with the grid using various media. In object, movement or surface each artist explores a meditation on pattern, repetition and geometry in nature and everyday life.
Tara Fracalossi, Lila Hurwitz, Jacqueline Ott, Lisa Perez, and Laura Watt
In the beginning (in the beginning of time to say
the least) there were the compasses: whirling in
void their feet traced out beginnings and endings,
beginning and end in a single line. Wisdom danced
also in circles for these were her kingdom: the sun
spun, worlds whirled, the seasons came round, and
all things went their rounds: but in the beginning,
beginning and end were in one.
And in the beginning was love. Love made a sphere:
all things grew within it; the sphere then encompassed
beginnings and endings, beginning and end. Love
had a compass whose whirling dance traced out a
sphere of love in the void: in the center there
of rose a fountain.
– Robert Lax
|an uncertain hour oil, dry pigment, on linen on canvas, 9" by 12", 2016.|
Summer is nearing its end as the days grow shorter, shadows longer, this sense of fleeting sun heightened as the last vestiges of Hermine wrap the coast in rain, wind and clouds for several days. In contrast, the rhythm of the house has changed with the start of the new school year, an extra bustle of activity, energy, and excitement. September always feels like the start of a new year, a chance for new beginnings. Our local college town shakes off the sleepy laziness of summer as the students return while back in the studio with new projects, goals, deadlines, and resolutions an eagerness and restlessness to begin anew take hold.
Late Summer Notes 2016
November and despite a recent week of above average temperatures filled with sun, the cold and grey rains of late autumn have arrived. The orchard exploded with fruit this fall and caught unprepared we were a bit hapless over how many apples we had and what to do. Being caretakers and wardens to an old and neglected orchard is a new endeavor and with this year's plentiful crop very daunting but the rewards have been sweet and delicious; we only wish we could save and use more of the surprise bounty.. We have made many local pigs and horses, not to mention deer and other wildlife that consider out field home, very happy. We have forced apples on friends and strangers alike while eating and cooking as many as we can. And no this is not the last apple, I picked a dozen or so today and several trees are still loaded high and out of reach of ladder. And as they fall we will gather them up, save what we can and be thankful.
|blue ruin, oil, collage, indigo, mixed media on canvas, 36" by 60", 2014.|
fragments: found & intended, South Gallery, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield,MA
New Paintings, 5 Traverse Gallery, Providence, RI
Neal Walsh, Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
We Don’t Make Mistakes, group show, Chazan Gallery, Providence
Studio 1504: Abu Dhabi group show, Maya Allison Curator, Abu Dubai, UAE
Love Nest, Craftland, Providence, RI
faint murmurs, two person show, 186 Carpenter St., Providence, RI
Locally Made: One Room, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Glue, Paper, Scissors, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA
The Creative Collective, Candita Clayton Studio, Pawtucket, RI
Were Going to Make Some Big Decisions in Our Little World, Providence, RI
Yes!, Buonaccorsi+Agniel Gallery, Providence, RI
HYDRA, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
A Flawed Providence, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FLA
Networks 2010, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
5 Traverse Gallery at Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FLA
New Obstructions, AS220/Mercantile Block, Providence, RI (exhibitor & co-curator)
El Arte Une Los Pueblos, Art Unites Communities, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative,
The Library Show, Firehouse 13, Providence, RI
Providence Art Windows, Providence, RI
Waging Peace, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
Open Painting 2006, Brian Shure, juror, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
The Drawing Show, Gallery 306, Warren, RI
Go West, West Broadway Neighborhood Association, Providence, RI
Rawson Fountain Society Presents: “fields and constellations: new hypothesis of the
universe”, curator Neal Walsh, The Space At Alice, Providence, RI
The Steelyard Summer Tour 2005, The Tisch Gallery, Providence, RI and The Space
Gallery, Portland, ME
Five Rhode Island Artists, South County Art Association, Kingston RI
Rawson Fountain Society Presents: Kyner,Tracy,&Walsh, AS220, Providence, RI
Obsessive Patterns: Tayo Heuser, Jane Masters, Dean Snyder and Neal Walsh
David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
Phoebe Lopes & Neal Walsh, Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI (catalogue)
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
AS220 Project Space voted Best Gallery in Providence Phoenix
Boston Art Award: People’s Choice Award for Local Curator of Locally-Made
Art, New Obstructions, AS220/Mercantile Block, co-curated with Mike Taylor
Boston Art Awards: People’s Choice for Best Exhibit, New Paintings, 5 Traverse Gallery,
AICA/NE (Association Internationale des Critiques d’art/New England) Best Show in a
Commercial Gallery, New England, Neal Walsh, Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI
Vermont Studio Center, Partial Residency Award
Gallery Director and Curator, AS220, Providence, RI
Curator, NIGHTVISIONS: experimental film, performance, and music series
Juror, PAINT, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
Guest Critic, Graduate Class Projects, Center for Public Humanities, Brown
Co-curator, Among the Breakage: New Painting from Providence, with Maya
Allison, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
Co-Curator, Ebb & Flow, with RK Projects, Providence, RI
Panelist, “Is Abstract Art Alive and Well in New England Today?” with Maya
Allison, Liz Kiethline, at the New Bedford Art Museum
Juror, All-Media Open Show, The South County Art Association, Kingstown, RI
Independent Curator, Apt.3, a pop-up alternative gallery space, Providence, RI
REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
Cook, Greg, The Providence Phoenix, (March 1, 2014) “Assured Abstractions”
Cook, Greg, The Providence Phoenix (April 23, 2013) ”In the City: Neal Walsh & Scott
Lapham at 186 Carpenter St.”
Cook, Greg, The Providence Phoenix (May 3, 2011) “We are going to make some big decisions
in our little world”
Cook, Greg, The Providence Phoenix (November 24, 2010) “Networks 2009-2010 at the
Newport Art Museum”
Cook, Greg, The Providence Phoenix (April 15, 2008) “Majestic Rot: Compelling new work by
Neal Walsh & Will Schaff”
Norris, Doug, Art New England (Feb/March 2006) “Neal Walsh”
Brown Independent (Oct. 17, 2005) “Layers of material reveal layers of meaning in Walsh's
Arts Media (Sept/Oct 2005) “Beyond Hypothesis: fields and constellations at The Space at
Providence Phoenix (June 27, 2003) “Obsessive Patterns” at the David Winton Bell Gallery”
Doran, Geri, Resin, Louisiana State University Press, 2005, cover artwork by Neal Walsh
Forman, Deborah, Paint Lab: 52 Exercises inspired by Artists, Materials, Time, Place and Method,
Quarry Books, 2013, a featured artist
|Sunny studio morning|
I contributed a field recording to Emily Gustafson's Picnic Basket project featured in the exhibit Picnics in the Polar Vortex, at Public Pool in Hamtramck, MI.
I have been making field recordings at Old Orchard Field, since moving here in the fall of 2013. Nothing fancy, just recordings made with my phone of night sounds, running water, bird songs, and the wind in the trees. I don't have a plan yet for all the recordings, I just enjoy capturing the sounds of the landscape. However, I picked up a Fostex field recorder last spring and plan to start experimenting with that this year and see if I can mix and weave various field recordings together into a single soundscape. I have thinking a lot about sound, ecology, and silence. This recent interview of Gordon Hempton was inspiring and worrisome as the last wild places begin to be drowned out by human generated noise.
NetWorks Retrospective Exhibit
@ DeDee Shattuck Gallery
1 Partner's Lane Westport, MA
January 25th - March 1st, 2015
Opening Reception Sunday March 25th 2 - 5 p.m.
I am happy to be part of this huge group show of amazing and talented RI artists. NetWorks is a project developed and produced by Dr. Joseph A. Chazan, and Umberto Crenca, Artistic Director of AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island. The project was designed to feature the work of selected visual artists and celebrate the rich, creative energy of Rhode Island. The Retrospective group show features nearly 90 artists featured in NetWorks over the last seven years. The exhibit is organized and curated by Candita Clayton.
I have some small works at Sue Freda & Arn Krebs lovely Gallery 4 at Tiverton Four Corners. I will have a small showing later this spring/early summer with some new works that are currently underway in the studio.
Candita Clayton Gallery
This October I will be doing a two-person show at Candita Clayton's gallery at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI. More details soon.
|sun and goldenrod go to seed|
|L to R: Walsh/Hastings/Duket/Gilheeney/Fesmire|
We Don’t Makes No Mistakes is part bravado part mantra, but mostly a celebration of the hand made and hard won. Or as Buck says, "a mass of energy against a void..."
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March 7th – 27th, 2014
Friday, March 7th, 5 – 7pm
Neal T Walsh