Exquisite Variants- collaboration with Maggie Nowinski
May 30th - July 1st, 2022.
Closing Reception: Friday, July 1 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Vermont Studio Center
Red Mill Gallery, 80 Pearl St Johnson, VT
%This collaboration envisions tension and harmony between natural and manufactured environments; interior and exterior worlds; authorship and interpretation of images; and representation on two and three dimensional planes.
Within her practice of drawing and printmaking, Maggie Nowinski laboriously renders animal/botanical hybrid specimens created through observation, memory and improvisation. Alicia Renadette, meanwhile, scavenges for consumer detritus and orphaned domestic items to compose sculptures which often mimic ecosystems in states of flux.
Recognizing such thematic confluences as biological adaptation and resilience within their separate bodies of work, the two began what is now an on-going collaboration in which their divergent approaches offer one another a new realm of language and imagery. The process is a visual feedback loop in which both artists contribute images and objects from their own work as both source material and inspiration to be reinterpreted, reproduced and re-contextualized. For example, a three-dimensional object, by Renadette, is used as a study for a drawing, by Nowinski, which is in turn photographed, printed out and drawn on top of, by Renadette, which is then incorporated into a collage element after being layered onto the original drawing by Nowinski, and so on.
Since COVID-19, the artists have mostly worked on elements separately- uploading images to a shared drive. During this time, it is significant that from across state borders, they were able to build a world in which they can momentarily lose themselves and find each other.%
I'm honored to have received the Spring 2022 Fellowship in Three-Dimensional Art from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Weave, Bundle, Cut, and Layer: Artists with Material Instincts
Root Division, San Francisco
Nov 05 - Nov 30 2021
My piece, Limited Time Special Offer has travelled to SF to be in the honored company of the work of 21 other fantastically innovative artists
Spacing Out - Jamestown Arts Center
I'll have 3 pieces, including an installation of "Hurtling" on view from July 2- August 12, 2021.
Opening reception is July 2 from 6-8pm with a Curator's Tour July 10 at 5pm.
"Energy Constellations" a Solo Show at Hamden Gallery, UMass Amherst runs March 1- May 14, 2021 with an artist's talk on March 12.
Newport Annual 2020
My piece, Generation, will be featured in the Newport Annual 2020 at the Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
The show runs January 26-April 26, 2020 with an opening reception Feb 7th from 5-7pm.
"Floralism" , a 3 person show at Coastal Contemporary Gallery in Newport RI reviewed by Alex Castro.
solo exhibition - Reading Room at AS220
October 5-October 26, 2019
featuring a banner and a quilt made from hand-cut money
93 Mathewson St
featuring a collaboration with Maggie Nowinski
Machines with Magnets
October 11-November 11, 2019
opening reception: October 24, 2019 7-10pm
400 Main St, Pawtucket, RI
Machines with Magnets
Gravity: The Weight of Now
A group exhibition of contemporary art at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, MA.
May 4th through May 26th, 2019.
Opening Reception: May 4th, 5-8pm
Closing Reception: May 26th, 1-4pm
"We live in a time of darkness and disruption, with political controversies and social upheaval around every corner. Gravity, at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, MA from May 4th through 26th, reveals how life in 21st Century America is distilled through the diverse viewpoints of 13 cutting-edge contemporary artists. The work on view includes installation, sculpture, painting, photography, digital processes, performance, and mixed-media. The artists, including immigrants from Colombia, Cuba, and Germany, create serious, playful, challenging, and genre- defying art that is sure to generate a reaction."
Artists: Angela Ales (Lowell), Barbara Andrus (Lowell), Gloom Cake: Jennifer Vinegar Avery and James Allen Swainbank (Winsted, CT.), Markus Haala (Lowell), Garry Harley (Lowell), Jon Hen (Lawrence), Kishor Haulenbeek (Lowell), Roneld Lores (Lowell), Francisco Mendez-Diez (Lowell), Alicia Renadette (Providence, RI.), Emily Sandagata (Lowell), Robb Sandagata (Lowell)
Curated by Robb Sandagata
The Sprinkler Factory is located at 38 Harlow St, Worcester, Massachusetts, 01605.
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Cut & Paste: Contemporary Collage
My collage "Everything All at Once" is featured in the Cut & Paste exhibit at the Jamestown Art Center in Jamestown , RI. On view March 14, 2019- April 20, 2019.
Cut & Paste