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This month, work by OneWay Gallery’s diverse stable of resident artists will hang together in an interactive Open Studios Exhibition.
The Boon Street gallery, which expanded its studio space in 2015 to accommodate more local artists, features a bevy of in-house talent. The roster includes a glass-blower, contemporary and traditional painters, the artist behind Narragansett’s first tattoo studio and more.
“Since we are a contemporary art gallery, I typically stick within that style,” says Stephen Cook, painter and owner of OneWay Gallery. “But we have so many skilled artists working in different mediums from different backgrounds here. Even though some are not what you would usually consider contemporary artists, they are very talented. The artists’ work shows well together.”
During the reception on March 5, hear sweet music surge from Shaun Conroy’s hand-blown, functional glass instruments. View tattoo artist Rachel WS’s body of work on models mingling in the crowd. See a live demonstration of Christina Lasley’s bottle-throwing practice — both art therapy and a means to create shards of glass for material.
Regular clients will recognize the work of resident artists Jeff Bertwell and A. Dolt. Bertwell’s drawings of rock formations showed in a recent solo exhibition at OneWay, and Dolt’s unusual character portraits are favorites at salon shows and group exhibitions.
Mixed media artist Caitlin Pritchard, who will show a wall-mounted fabric teepee; Max Van Dexter, an artist working with vinyl; and Jessica Cabral, who infuses her own graphic work with found images, round out the show’s contemporary artists.
“The more traditional artists — Patricia Sylvia and Christine Webb, both accomplished landscape painters — often exhibit at other galleries in the region,” says Cook. “But when their paintings are placed beside contemporary work, it gives them a new, different look.”
The public is invited to the closing reception on March 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will be on display from January 23rd until March 19th.