Iterations: From Paris to Providence at Providence Public Library

Iterations: from Paris to Providence features the work of 9 local artists

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Public Library’s summer exhibit "Iterations: From Paris to Providence" (in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room, 1st floor, 150 Empire Street, Providence) features pochoir-printed plates from our extensive art and architecture collection and the work of nine local artists who used the plates as creative inspiration.  

Pochoir is a many-layered stenciling process that produces extremely vivid and dimensional prints; it was particularly popular in late 19th and early 20th century Paris, and was used for fashion plates, interior design illustrations, architectural prints, and pattern and motif books like the ones featured in our exhibition. 

Pattern books were intended for use by artists and designers as inspiration for wallpaper, textiles, and other decor. In that spirit, we invited local artists to view the pattern books and to use them as inspiration for a new piece created just for this exhibit! 

Participating artists include: Chelsea Gunn, Taylor Polites, Caitlin Cali, Rebecca Volynsky, Lois Harada, Hope Anderson, Beth Brandon, Xander Marro, and Elizabeth Novak.

*PLEASE NOTE: This exhibit is open during normal Library open days/hours. It will run through September. Please check the Library’s official hours of operation for daily open times. 

(release from Providence Public Library)