‘Locally Sourced’ at Providence’s Craftland highlights local artists, materials (Providence Journal, 09/26/13)

JON LAUSTSEN, Lift/Slump (2013) Lumber, concrete, oil, paint, plastic bag, 55” x 34” x 18.5” Source:  pedestal top inlay: "salvaged wall-board from Theo's house, Cranston, RI”; contents of trash-bag: "locally sourced"

JON LAUSTSEN, Lift/Slump (2013) Lumber, concrete, oil, paint, plastic bag, 55” x 34” x 18.5” Source: pedestal top inlay: “salvaged wall-board from Theo’s house, Cranston, RI”; contents of trash-bag: “locally sourced”

Celebrity chefs do it. So do trendy restaurants and supermarkets. So why shouldn’t artists join the movement toward locally sourced ingredients? That, more or less, is the idea behind “Locally Sourced,” a smart and occasionally cheeky exhibit at the Craftland boutique in downtown Providence.

Organized by Robert P. Stack, a freelance curator affiliated with the Yellow Peril Gallery in Olneyville, the show surveys about a dozen or so artists, all of whom work with materials that have been scavenged from local sources.

Read the review by Bill Van Siclen in full in The Providence Journal »