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Caitlin Cherry at Providence College Galleries

  • Bowab Black Box Theater, Smith Center for the Arts 63 Eaton Street Providence, RI, 02908 United States (map)

Join us as we welcome Brooklyn-based artist, Caitlin Cherry for an Artist Talk and Scholarly Roundtable on the occasion of her solo exhibition at PC–G, "Dirtypower".

"Dirtypower" showcases an installation of sculptural paintings that merge two of the artist’s recent interests: imagery warped by Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitor technology, and the representation of black female bodies in the media. Using figurative painting to portray black women in Ivy League collegiate gear, Cherry’s paintings are rendered and wall-mounted on metal swivel arms to look like flat-screen televisions. To reposition the outmoded idea of the paintings as a window to literal and figurative worlds, each artwork instead proposes painting as a screen—an addictively interactive and luminous surface that is central to everyday life while also mediating it—that won’t let the viewer look away.