February 9th - March 5th, 2017.
PRINTS AND MULTIPLES
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16th, 5-9pm
PRINTS & MULTIPLES
Featured Artists are local artist Alan Metnick (b. 1941) & Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol, b. 1861 - d. 1944
Alan Metnick is an especially versatile and prolific Providence, RI-based artist who works in numerous media, including serigraphy, photography, painting, drawing, stained glass and textiles. Born in Chicago in 1941, Alan earned a BS in History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI and an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. Much of Alan's work is steeped in historical and biblical influences. Alan's closely detailed serigraphs burst forth in their vibrant colors and sharp edges juxtaposed amidst undulating curves, while his black-&-white or sepia-toned photographs offer personal glimpses into fragments of shared histories. Alan's work has been shown in many museums and galleries, including solo shows at many galleries in Poland, Newport Art Museum (RI), Solomon-Hatch Gallery, Providence Watercolor Club, Bannister Gallery-RI College, Providence College and University of RI, among many others, and group shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), RISD Museum of Art (Providence), Newport Art Museum, Providence Art Club, RI Foundation Gallery, RI Heritage Commission, Slater Memorial Museum (Norwich, CT), George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), Brown University, Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT), Boston College and Hamilton College, NY, among numerous other galleries and universities. His art has been published in a large number of books, journals, catalogs and on magazine covers, reviewed by major art critics in various publications including Art New England and the Boston Globe, and Alan has been a juror for several cultural organizations.
Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol was an internationally renowned French painter, sculptor and printmaker. He was best known for his large statues of the female nude figure. Originally a painter, then a tapestry designer, he also produced woodcut illustrations, often based on the works of early poets such as Virgil. He died in 1944 at the age of 83.
A variety of styles will be on exhibit from numerous others, chosen from among the following highly recognizable or renowned artists: Marc Chagall, Mihail Chemyakin, Salvador Dali, Honoré Daumier, Albrecht Durer, Harutune Hovhanesian, Judith Klein, Otto Lindstead, William Hogarth, Carol Travers Lummus, Adrienne Der Marderosian, Photographers Sandor Bodo, Stephan Brigidi, William Daby, Virginia Delgado, David DeMelim, Linda DiFrenna, John Hames, Larry Sykes, Salvatore Mancini, Angelo Marinosci, Jr., Howard Schulman and other photographers/artists/printmakers from the Gallery Z Stable. A variety of skilled processes* used to create authentic prints will be on exhibit, offering an insight into the history of printmaking and multiples as reflections of an era's social, political, industrial or contemporary aesthetic contexts. Assorted techniques used by printmakers to produce limited edition prints, lithographs, woodcuts, etchings, engravings and serigraphs will be evident. *Traditional Printmaking processes for fine art printmaking include: Lithography (Planographic), Intaglio (Engraving, Drypoint, Etching, Aquatint, Carborundum, Mezzotint, Photogravure) Relief (Woodcuts/Chiaroscuro, Linocuts, Monotype), Screenprinting (Serigraphy, Stencil). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In addition, Gallery Z displays a rotating selection of original fine art (paintings, photographs, drawings, mixed media, glass, sculptures, assemblages, lithographs) from its deep stable of almost 400 locally, nationally or internationally renowned fine artists, along with fine ceramics and pottery, jewelry and Armenian and international handicrafts. The adjacent “Italy” room expands the local Federal Hill Italian atmosphere with “Dreamy Venice”, filled with luminous handmade Murano glass gifts and jewelry personally chosen and imported from Venice by Gallery Associate Linda Kamajian, set amidst fine art either related to Italy or by some of Gallery Z's established Italian-American artists. Gallery Z celebrates its seventeenth year in 2017 of providing a center for experiencing fine art in a historic Providence neighborhood. Although there are no official Gallery Night events December through March, Gallery Z carries the torch by hosting a free opening reception for the current exhibit every third Thursday of the month, 12 months a year. Gallery Z is a tax-free zone.
Gallery Z Hours: Wed. 12-6pm, Thurs-Sat 12-8pm, Sun. 12-6pm and by appt. or chance. ALL RECEPTIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC