‘Songs Of Freedom’ Exhibit Downtown
“Memories of Inhabited Space: Songs of Freedom Played on Canvas” runs through February 24th at the URI Providence Campus. The exhibit features paintings by Bob Dilworth, Nixon Leger, and Evans Molina Fernandez. There’s a lot to like in this exhibit. I was drawn into this layered collage/painting by Bob Dilworth — don’t know the title as I could not find the wall text — showing two elderly friends, maybe sisters. Not clear what they’re thinking . . . they look tired . . . would probably rather you leave.
. . . a Professor of Art in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rhode Island. In his recent paintings, Dilworth’s methodology begins with interviews, personal observations, and research in order to produce large figurative works exploring issues of race, cultural identity, and community depicting the body metaphorically in various emotional and psychological states of being.
Dilworth works large, bedazzling and studding his work with shiny bits-and-bobs to charming effect.
The building can also be entered from the Westminster Street side (right across from Grant’s Block).
Through February 24, URI Providence Campus, 80 Washington Street, (directions)