Toby Sisson: “…and other poems” at Yellow Peril

Once upon a time, at a Yellow Peril Gallery opening, I had the fortune of meeting an artist named Toby Sisson who happened to be attending another artist’s reception. We had a pleasant conversation, though I’m sad to say that I forgot about what we chatted about. However after our talk, she handed me her business card. Now, in some Continue Reading →

Creative Art Criticism Assignment 1

Fighting the same cold that keeps coming back for more (ugh). I’ve consumed everything I could feasibly purchase from Whole Foods (turmeric juice, orange juice, kombucha, etc.), taken the good ol’ OTC drugs (pseudophedrine and guiafenisin do your work!), and even retried the neti pot (I felt like the water touched my brain! *shudders*). But in spite of that, I Continue Reading →

RISD Museum: Design the Night-Blueprint

Sometimes the universe takes you exactly where you need to be and tonight my cohort and I made an impromptu trip to the RISD Museum after realizing that we had dates mixed up for our original plans. Tonight was their Design the Night opening reception for Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association which meant that the museum was Continue Reading →

ICA/Boston

While Boston is really just an hour drive from Providence, I think the traffic that plagues the city and surrounding area during high volume times makes it seem even further away for most Rhode Islanders. There’s always quite a bit going on up there, but the drive always seems daunting, even for someone who was somewhat cured of the regional Continue Reading →

Carry That Weight

So tonight at Brown University, the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center and the Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse sponsored a talk from artist Emma Sulkowicz, whose senior thesis art project at Columbia has made major waves in the discussion of rape in our society. With the performance piece “Carry That Weight”, Sulkowicz must keep with her a mattress like Continue Reading →