If you haven’t checked out ‘Building Blocks: Contemporary Works from the Collection’ at the Museum of Art, Saturday would be the perfect day. Admission to the RISD Museum on the last Saturday of every month is free.
There’s a lot to like in this exhibit, for instance the 2006 Brian Chippendale installation Home on the Run. Every square inch of this piece is minutely dotted and speckled with paint and pasted with decals, ephemera, and bits of posters — inside and out. He then added a few paintings for visual interest. (How did he know when it was done? Was there some moment in time when he decided that anything more would just be. . . too much?) A SpongeBob lamp suffuses the space in a cozy glow.
Building Blocks runs through Sunday, March 25. Remember, January 28th is a free Saturday, admission is free.
(Photos courtesy of the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design. The picture at right, taken out the front door, shows Six Towers by Sol LeWitt across the room. Exterior shot after the jump.)
RISD Museum, 224 Benefit Street or 20 North Main Street (hours and admission)