Pancarta: A Rhode Island Collectors’ Exhibition
April 4, 2013 - April 19, 2013
Reception: April 4, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Pancarta is cross-cultural mapping. The material in this exhibition represents but a glimpse into the many complexities of understanding the desires of collecting and the idea of creating a legacy through art and its resulting impact on experiencing diverse cultures.
This collection is being shared to demonstrate how collectors can speak across time and across cultures while answering the question: Can I live with this art after I bring it home from my travels?
The pieces selected for this exhibition are all different in representation but remain connected through the voices of their local collectors. The exhibition was curated with the intent of recognizing the influence of the collectors while identifying the individual formal strengths of the pieces.
The art, although representing the tastes of Rhode Island collectors, comes from all quarters of the globe and addresses the belief that beauty is central and essential to a cross-cultural dialogue. One of the collectors commented, “What we look for is beauty combined with talent that makes an interesting statement of time and place.”
The material on exhibit speaks to this dynamic and hopes to expand the resulting dialogue.
This exhibition is curated by James Montford.