Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present “Locally Sourced”, a group exhibition at Craftland Gallery featuring artists living in Rhode Island who intimately connect with their surroundings and create works of art using materials that are native to the Ocean State.
Curated by Robert P. Stack from Yellow Peril, “Locally Sourced” is a sort of pun, lovingly poking fun not only at shows like the current one at the RISD Museum, but also restaurants that use the farm-to-table movement almost to overkill in their PR. This group exhibition will showcase works by local artists, promoting an “art-to-wall” movement, including a “menu” that acts as a guide, revealing the local or regional source of the materials used to create the art and where it was created within a 100-mile radius from Craftland.
“‘Locally Sourced’ features art locavores,” proclaims Stack. “By creating locally, these local artists create a greater connection between themselves and the community that inspires them by sourcing materials from either Mother Nature or Mom and Pop shops.”
From the shores of Aquidneck Island to the banks of the rivers meandering through the Blackstone Valley and the discarded remnants documenting someone else’s history, local artists depend on the world that surrounds them and the people that support them – in the museums, galleries, the street fairs, bars and restaurants – anyplace locally that they can share their works of art with a diverse audience. “Through their actions, these artists further strengthen the contemporary art landscape by supporting the local economy and establishing pride in the ‘Made in Rhode Island’ brand,” notes Stack.
Artists featured in ‘Locally Sourced’ include: Johnny Adimando, Brooke Goldstein, Flynn Grinnan, Emma Hogarth, Jon Laustsen, Philippe Lejeune, Lisa Maloney, Mara Metcalf, Maria Napolitano, Babs Owen, Masha Ryskin, Mel St. Laurent, The Sweet Cigarillos and Tom West.
“Locally Sourced” will be on display at Craftland Gallery from August 17 until October 19, 2013. This is Yellow Peril Gallery’s first collaboration with Craftland.
CRAFTLAND was once an annual holiday sale which began in 2002 but is now a full-time, full-service shop in downtown Providence, RI. We celebrate all kinds of sparkly handmade objects and the people who make them. From knitted postcards to skateboard stenciling, we’ve got an amazing range of classes at affordable prices taught by enthusiastic professionals. At the Craftland Gallery, we feature a range of contemporary craft and fine art that is eclectic and fresh. For more info, visit www.craftlandshop.com.