If you happen to be in Providence for this year’s NCECA conference (National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts), stop by RISD and see this featured show, loaded
with talented artists and curated by Sarah Gross, Angela Carbone and Jess Riva Cooper. Show runs from March 25-28th!
RISD: Radical Investigations of Systems and (Dis)connections
Support systems, structural systems, systems of order, systems of control, social systems, breakdown of systems, systems that arise in chaos; all are relevant in our investigations.
The artists in the exhibition are graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design MFA and BFA programs in ceramics, and attended between the years 2003 and 2010. Covering
most of the first ten years of this century, our explorations examine multiple meanings of systems and interconnectivity.
As students we were immersed in the heart of Providence’s cultural and intellectual stew, where multiple histories are visible on the streets and contemporary life increasingly sees
the tension of old pressed up against new. Now dispersed across North America, we continue our creative pursuits with common foundations: curiosity, constant experimentation,
and innovation. Our roots in Rhode Island and our shared educational experience continue to affect our research and growth as individual artists and as an evolving network of
sometime-collaborators, colleagues, and seekers.