Current Show: “Prints and Multiples”
Opening Reception: July 17th, 2008 5pm-9pm
Show Dates:July 15th, 2008 to August 30th, 2008
Gallery Z cordially invites you to attend the opening of our new show “Prints and Multiples,” this Thursday, July 17th, 2008, from 5pm to 9pm. With substandard or misrepresented reproductions often surfacing on today’s art market, Gallery Z will provide examples of the various skilled processes that provide authentic prints. The show will serve as an exploration into the history of prints and multiples reflected against social, political, industrial, or purely aesthetic contexts, spanning the larger history of art. To correctly classify a work as a “print,” one must consider the means of its creation. A true print is very much a valued form of art, as each is conceived and executed by the hand of a skilled artist. Once we examine the context in which a print was created, each begins to take on a unique or even important role in its original time and place of conception. Gallery Z will showcase the numerous techniques used by printmakers that include limited edition prints, lithographs, woodcuts, etchings, engravings, and serigraphs. Explanations of each process will accompany the work in order to enhance the understanding of the work that these artists create for art collectors and art admirers alike.
This exhibition will include distinguished work by Jean Carzou, Marc
Chagall, Albrecht Dürer, Salvador Dalí, Honoré Daumier, Edward Linley Sambourne, Hovsep Pushman, Harutune Hovhanesian, Aristide Maillol, Karnig Nalbandian, Japanese and Venetian prints, and etchings by local artist Carol Travers Lummus. Researcher and Gallery Z assistant Derek Mearns conducted all research regarding the artwork that will be featured in the July and August show. Any questions regarding this research should be directed to Derek at
firstname.lastname@example.org, Attention: Derek.
July Public Art Window @ Gallery Z
Gallery Z is pleased to announce its first partnership with Providence Creative Industrial Space. Providence Creative Industrial Space, or PCIS, will be featured in the Public Art Window display during the month of July.
PCIS recently worked with city leaders in passing the Industrial Commercial Buildings District (ICBD) Tenant Relocation Ordinance. Signed into law on March 10, 2008, the Ordinance provides artists and small business commercial tenants in historic buildings, slated for city-subsidized redevelopment, with at least 90 days notice to vacate and a financial stipend based on the number of employees at the location. The mission of Providence Creative Industrial Space is to facilitate artistic and small business growth through real access to space in the city of Providence. The organization works to preserve and provide affordable and sustainable commercial space in Providence, through partnering with the real estate market, advocating policy at the city level, and developing spaces for the artistic and small-scale industrial communities. These efforts connect the local creative sector with revitalization efforts that directly impact the fabric of Providence, its community and its attraction as a destination.
For more information, please visit www.pcisprov.org
Napa Valley Grill @ Gallery Z
Gallery Z welcomes the Napa Valley Grill to feature their cuisine at Food, Art, and Wine, on July 31st, from 5:30pm to 8pm. More details about this event will be revealed in our next Gallery Z newsletter.
About Gallery Z
Located on Providence’s Historic Atwells Avenue (Exit 21 from Interstate 95) since 2001, Gallery Z offers an eclectic collection of works by 20th-21st century Armenian, American, international, and Rhode Island artists. Opening receptions are held on the third Thursday of each month. Owner and photographer Bérge Ara Zobian, spearheading efforts to raise public interest in the arts, dedicates an entire front window to the public forum. Also, Gallery Z is a TAX FREE ZONE. And, as always, all exhibits are free and open to the public. The gallery can be found on the World Wide Web at
http://www.galleryzprov.com/ Please feel free to contact the gallery at email@example.com
Tues & Wed 12-6pm
By appointment and by chance
Directions to Gallery Z:
From the North: Take 95 South to Exit 21. At the end of the exit ramp, take a right onto Atwells Ave.
From the South: Take 95 North to exit 21. At the second set of lights take a left onto Atwells Ave. Gallery Z is located on your right at 259 Atwells Avenue.