ArtProv Gallery

Art meets conservation

From Adam S. Doyle’s "Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist” show (firestarter, dye sublimated aluminum), at ArtProv Gallery, Providence.

From Adam S. Doyle’s "Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist” show (firestarter, dye sublimated aluminum), at ArtProv Gallery, Providence.

From Patricia Hansen’s show “A Memory of Elephants,’’ also at ArtProv Gallery (charcoal and pastel on paper).    Both connected shows, which run through Nov. 9, look at the consequences of our interactions and interdependency with animals. Art meets conservation. The gallery says:   “‘Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist’ is staged in collaboration with Creature Conserve (  creatureconserve.com  ), run by Dr. Lucy Spelman, whose aim is to bring artists and scientists together to foster informed and sustained support for animal conservation. The exhibit, which features works by 40 artists, explores the lives of wild animals in urban areas and the human responses to this shared territory. The goal of the show is to encourage the viewing public to take an active role in healthy co-existence with urban animals. Dr. Spelman will also lead a discussion titled ‘Art Can Save a Panda’ at the gallery on Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.  ‘‘‘A Memory of Elephants’ is a mother/child elephant series evolved from a journey in northern Thailand, where Ms. Hansen spent time with former working elephants, now rescued, learning to care for them and developing a bond and mutual trust in the process. Babies of different ages were present as well and the tender mother/child relationship was a joyous, life-affirming thing to witness. Upon her return to the U.S., Ms. Hansen found that the elephants has become a metaphor for her of our relationship to the earth, prompting her to reflect more deeply about the issues of our co-existence and how we need to live now – respectful in a sustainable world.’’

From Patricia Hansen’s show “A Memory of Elephants,’’ also at ArtProv Gallery (charcoal and pastel on paper).

Both connected shows, which run through Nov. 9, look at the consequences of our interactions and interdependency with animals. Art meets conservation. The gallery says:

“‘Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist’ is staged in collaboration with Creature Conserve (creatureconserve.com), run by Dr. Lucy Spelman, whose aim is to bring artists and scientists together to foster informed and sustained support for animal conservation. The exhibit, which features works by 40 artists, explores the lives of wild animals in urban areas and the human responses to this shared territory. The goal of the show is to encourage the viewing public to take an active role in healthy co-existence with urban animals. Dr. Spelman will also lead a discussion titled ‘Art Can Save a Panda’ at the gallery on Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

‘‘‘A Memory of Elephants’ is a mother/child elephant series evolved from a journey in northern Thailand, where Ms. Hansen spent time with former working elephants, now rescued, learning to care for them and developing a bond and mutual trust in the process. Babies of different ages were present as well and the tender mother/child relationship was a joyous, life-affirming thing to witness. Upon her return to the U.S., Ms. Hansen found that the elephants has become a metaphor for her of our relationship to the earth, prompting her to reflect more deeply about the issues of our co-existence and how we need to live now – respectful in a sustainable world.’’

'Lost in the onslaught of parenthood'

OnJan. 20, 10, 2018,, ArtProv Gallery, in Providence, will host an artist talk featuring Jessica Burko.      The gallery says: "In this intriguing talk, Jessica will discuss her series 'Quiet/Loud,'  currently on display at ArtProv Gallery. She’ll share her inspiration behind the works and how they reveal her attempt to balance the expected roles of modern womanhood with maintaining a sense of self. Her pieces, which are self-portraits in motion, visualize the contradiction between asserting an identity as an individual and being lost in the onslaught of parenthood. She’ll also describe her many-step process of creating the mixed-media works, and how it is imbued with both meditative and monotonous motion driven by her need to reconcile the disparity of suffering and love.''

OnJan. 20, 10, 2018,, ArtProv Gallery, in Providence, will host an artist talk featuring Jessica Burko. 

The gallery says: "In this intriguing talk, Jessica will discuss her series 'Quiet/Loud,'  currently on display at ArtProv Gallery. She’ll share her inspiration behind the works and how they reveal her attempt to balance the expected roles of modern womanhood with maintaining a sense of self. Her pieces, which are self-portraits in motion, visualize the contradiction between asserting an identity as an individual and being lost in the onslaught of parenthood. She’ll also describe her many-step process of creating the mixed-media works, and how it is imbued with both meditative and monotonous motion driven by her need to reconcile the disparity of suffering and love.''

The short season of New England nudity

nude From the "Clothing Optional: A Figurative Show'' show at ArtProv gallery's show  Aug. 12-Sept. 25. ArtProv is in Providence's Jewelry District, now to a large extent dominated by  medically related things, along with plenty of artists and designers and a few sad law and accounting offices.