Thursday, March 20, 2008

Erin Rosenthal, Leif Goldberg, Barkley Hendricks

From my review of “Sound Beings: Erin Rosenthal and Leif Goldberg” at Stairwell Gallery:
In the front window of Stairwell Gallery sit Leif Goldberg’s life-sized coyote-man marionette, which itself is operating a snake marionette, and some of Erin Rosenthal’s “Garbage Dancers,” little bird or tree rod puppets inside pulped-paper shells that she calls “primitive toys for modern times” and “worry dolls.” “Sound Beings,” the exhibition by the Providence couple and Fort Thunder alums (through April 3), is filled with magical, mystical rainbow-bright visions of and for a worried world.
Read the rest here. It also talks about Barkley Hendricks’s landscape paintings at Rhode Island College’s Bannister Gallery, plus Hannah Barrett’s paintings (which I wrote about previously) and “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: 1933-1945,” at the University of Rhode Island.

“Sound Beings: Erin Rosenthal and Leif Goldberg,” Stairwell Gallery, 504 Broadway, Providence, March 15 to April 3, 2008.
Barkley Hendricks, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence, March 6 to 28, 2008.
Hannah Barrett “Selections from ‘The Secret Society,’” March 4 to 30, 2008, and “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: 1933-1945,” Feb. 14 to March 29, 2008, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston.

Pictured from top to bottom: Erin Rosenthal, “Nap Rain Nap Bow (Bloks),” Leif Goldberg, “Shinjuku Alley,” and Barkley Hendricks, “Storm Heading My Way,” 1998.


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