“We Propose” by Alexander Lembersky

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Alexander Lembersky, “We Propose” (1988), silkscreen. (B95 97.48) Late last week, I was preparing for a class visit by Stefan Gunn’s printing making and graphic arts students in the Brown Visual Art Department. Stefan was interested in inspiring his students with strong examples of formal imagery and typographic […]

Artist talk by Betsey Biggs on “The Providence Postcard Project”

Posted by Ian on Feb 14, 2012 in blog

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Upside Down, Left to Right

Posted by Ian on Feb 6, 2012 in blog

A short (but inspirational) film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.

Brown to host International Symposium on Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice

Posted by Ian on Jan 20, 2012 in blog, news

A  Discussion of International Approaches Heritage professionals from around the world converge on Brown’s campus for a day of conversation. Cape Town – Dublin – Hong Kong – Istanbul – Providence – York What is heritage, and what forms does it take in an urban environment?  How are creative practices affected by, and how do they […]

Nostalgia Machines

Posted by Ian on Nov 19, 2011 in blog, news

The David Winton Bell Gallery will present Nostalgia Machines from Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. Exploring the intersection of nostalgia and technology in contemporary sculpture, the exhibition, curated by Maya Allison, features artists Meridith Pingree, Jasper Rigole, Jonathan Schipper, Gregory Witt, and Zimoun. An opening-night colloquium will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at […]

“Creativity = Capital” by Joseph Beuys

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Joseph Beuys, “Creativity = Capital” (1983), lithograph. Gift of Ron Feldman. (PR 1986.110) CAPITAL is at present the work sustaining ability. Money is not an economic value though. The two genuine economic values involve the connection between ability (creativity) and product. That explains the formula presenting the expanded […]

“The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb” by Albrecht Dürer

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Albrecht Dürer “The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb” from The Apocalypse (1498), Woodcut. (PR 0.334) On one of my first days as the new curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery, it was a wonderful serendipity to be hanging a print from one of the […]

“Donald Duck meets Mondrian” by Eduardo Paolozzi

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Eduardo Paolozzi, “Donald Duck Meets Mondrian” from the portfolio Moonstrips Empire News (1967), Color screen print. Gift of Dr Jack Solomon. (PR 1986.31) Today we were viewing British and American prints from the collection with the students of Prof. Cathy Zerner’s class for an upcoming exhibition they […]

Windshield (2011) installed at Brown University

Posted by Ian on May 10, 2011 in blog, news

Windshield (2011) – a new piece of public sculpture by artist Dennis McNulty at the Nightingale-Brown House in Providence, Rhode Island – was installed successfully this past week. Dennis has been in residence at the John Nicholas Brown Center at Brown University since February 2011. During this time he has completed this sculpture as well […]

Cedric Delsaux: The hyper-reality of now, then and tomorrow

Posted by Ian on Apr 16, 2011 in blog

Since the invention of photography, the wonders of the medium have been used to delight, shock, prove, document, dissuade, distort and disillusion. The aura of a proposed ‘real’ image of things as they once had happened entices us still, despite a growing popular literacy in the manipulation of photo-real imagery. Embracing this, there are a […]