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Newport Art Museum and Art Association 76 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840
January-March 2017 Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PA I D Newport, RI 02840 Permit #80
ON VIEW Kate Blacklock Looking Closely at What is Not There
use nineteenth century processes to explore contemporary issues. In this manner, their work reflects the Newport Art Museum, an institution in historical buildings that brings together works of art form the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.
January 14 - May 7, 2017 Although she began her career in ceramics, Kate Blacklock has explored a variety of media throughout her career. From oil paintings to photographs or scans printed on aluminum to 3-Dprinted ceramics, this exhibition showcases several of Kate Blacklock’s ongoing series. Threading these series together is the artist’s keen and enduring interest in joining the present and past. Seamlessly integrating new technologies with older art historical traditions, such as Chinese landscape painting and nineteenth-century European porcelain, Blacklock creates something altogether new and contemporary. Whether it is examining aspects of nature or everyday objects, Blacklock carries the viewer to a place where realism, abstraction, and illusion all become one. She received her MFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence where she now teaches.
Jay Lacouture Looking Forward, Looking Back January 21 - May 14, 2017
Lindsey Beal & Ron Cowie New Light Through Old Windows
This exhibition of works by Jay Lacouture, Professor of Art at Salve Regina University, showcases two distinct bodies of work: one that is assembled from pieces made over the course of his career that explore the teapot idiom, and another that brings together works from the past several years that reflect the artist’s visits to China.
Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition February 4 - May 21 This exhibition highlights top talent from the region, bringing together an eclectic mix of art sourced from RI and beyond. Entries are open, calling established and emerging artists alike to submit their work for exposition and review. The resulting mix of art on display is always surprising and diverse, showcasing the varied interests and focus of our region’s passionate artists. This year marks the 30th Members’ Juried Exhibition. We are privileged to have Sarah Kennel, Byrne Family Curator of Photographs at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, as juror. Registration at newportartmuseum.org.
Front Ron Cowie, Where There is No Boat, I Will Put a Boat, 2008, from series “Leaving Babylon,” platinum print, 8 x 10 in., Courtesy of the Artist and Jessica Hagen Contemporary Art
January 21 - April 16, 2017 With the rise of digital photography, an increasing number of contemporary artists are turning to historical processes to create unique handmade photographic objects. Working independently, Rhode Island artists Lindsey Beal and Ron Cowie each
Far Left Kate Blacklock, Glass Brick Series: Landscape, 2014, Oils on Wooden Panel, 36 x 48 x 2 in. Left Jay Lacouture, Celadon Teapot, 2015, soda vapor glazed porcelain, Couresy of the Artist.
Saturday, January 21 Exhibition Opens
Sunday, January 1 Museum & Coleman Center closed
Jay Lacouture: Looking Forward, Looking Back On view through May 14
Happy New Year!
Saturday, January 7 Winter Speaker Series* 2 pm Darrell West: “What to Expect from the New President”
Sunday, January 8 Winter Classes begin* Registration available at newportartmuseum.org
Thursday, January 12 Art After Dark 5 - 9 pm Winter Try-It Night! Providence Art + Design Film Festival screening: YARN at 7pm. Q&A to