Spring Exhibit at PERIPHERY


Grids 

Curated 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.

Exhibiting Artists:
Tara Fracalossi, Lila Hurwitz, Jacqueline Ott, Lisa Perez, and Laura Watt


Morning


Morning

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

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

The Last Apple?


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

blue ruin, oil, collage, indigo, mixed media on canvas, 36" by 60", 2014. 


This painting came out of another older painting dating back at least ten years that lingered in the back of the studio, surviving several moves only to be removed from its stretcher and cut up. The first iteration consisted of many layers of paper collage and oil paint on canvas, the cut up fragments were then glued and stapled over another painted canvas that was further worked over with washes of oil paint and indigo pigment until blue ruin emerged. The blue of autumn skies, nomadic traditions and glowing screens.

CV

NEAL T WALSH
nealtwalsh@gmail.com

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010
fragments: found & intended, South Gallery, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield,MA

2008
New Paintings, 5 Traverse Gallery, Providence, RI

2005
Neal Walsh, Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
We Don’t Make Mistakes, group show, Chazan Gallery, Providence

2013
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

2012
Glue, Paper, Scissors, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2011
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

2010
A Flawed Providence, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FLA
Networks 2010, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

2009
5 Traverse Gallery at Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FLA

2008
New Obstructions, AS220/Mercantile Block, Providence, RI (exhibitor & co-curator)

2007
El Arte Une Los Pueblos, Art Unites Communities, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative,
Pawtucket, RI
The Library Show, Firehouse 13, Providence, RI
Providence Art Windows, Providence, RI

2006
Waging Peace, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
Open Painting 2006, Brian Shure, juror, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
The Drawing Show, Gallery 306, Warren, RI

2005
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

2004
Five Rhode Island Artists, South County Art Association, Kingston RI

2003
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
2012
AS220 Project Space voted Best Gallery in Providence Phoenix

2008
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,
Providence, RI

2006
AICA/NE (Association Internationale des Critiques d’art/New England) Best Show in a
Commercial Gallery, New England, Neal Walsh, Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI

2005
Vermont Studio Center, Partial Residency Award

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2002-Present
Gallery Director and Curator, AS220, Providence, RI

2014
Curator, NIGHTVISIONS: experimental film, performance, and music series

2013
Juror, PAINT, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

2012
Guest Critic, Graduate Class Projects, Center for Public Humanities, Brown
University

2011
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

2010
Panelist, “Is Abstract Art Alive and Well in New England Today?” with Maya
Allison, Liz Kiethline, at the New Bedford Art Museum

2005
Juror, All-Media Open Show, The South County Art Association, Kingstown, RI

2000
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
installation”
Arts Media (Sept/Oct 2005) “Beyond Hypothesis: fields and constellations at The Space at
Alice”
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

the lines and contours of a new year


Sunny studio morning


 
 
January 10 - February 21, 2015 - opening 7-11pm
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.

Gallery Four
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



We Don't Make Mistakes | Paintings Cats pt. deux

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..."









 We Don’t Make Mistakes
at the Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
228 Angell St. Providence, RI 02906
401.421.9230  |  www.chazangallery.org | info@chazangallery.org
 
March 7th – 27th, 2014
opening reception
Friday, March 7th, 5 – 7pm

Sam Duket
Bradley Fesmire
Shawn Gilheeney
Buck Hastings
Neal T Walsh