Thursday, December 29, 2011

"The Weekender" :: Elizabeth Novak

OneWay Gallery has this unique, hand-crafted muslin dress available at our Providence location. The dress is embroidered by Providence artist and seamstress, Elizabeth Novak, who created this piece for a tattoo competition to put a spin on what can sometimes be a "boys' club". The dress was created with the intention of using classic tattoo flash at the points of the body the artwork would actually be inked. This is a beautiful dress, with a touch of fun and flair, created by a talented and innovative artist.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Justin McGill

We currently have two recycled steel sculptures available at the Providence gallery by artist Justin McGill. McGill's work certainly draws attention from people passing by the gallery's windows, especially the hulking figure "Broken Worker" measuring in at 5'7" and featuring huge feet and elongated arms. His sculptures command your attention and then hold it with their detail and ability to evoke intrigue. Both pieces are centered around the human form, but play with the balance and weight of these forms.

"Freedom from the Body"

"Broken Worker"

Monday, December 26, 2011

"Untitled" :: Nick McKnight

This mixed media on board piece by local artist, Nick McKnight, is an affordable addition for both the seasoned art collector or the beginning art enthusiast. The shapes, texture and composition of this work complement a well thought out color palette. The piece measures 30" by 40" and is available at OneWay Providence at 231 Westminster St. in downtown.

About the artist:
Nick McKnight was born in Louisiana, but raised in Rhode Island. After moving from Rhode Island to Baltimore, MD, Nick finally moved back to finish his BFA in painting/printmaking at the University of Rhode Island. He has exhibited throughout New England including Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts and has been included in juried exhibitions such as the All Media Open Juried I at the South County Art Association and at the 2nd Annual Juried All Media Exhibition at the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery in Fall River, MA. Awards include the David Ketner award for studio excellence and 2nd Place at the All Media Open Juried I.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Joshua Baptista

We are happy to announce that OneWay Providence is now carrying the artwork of Joshua Baptista. Each piece is gouache and ink on paper, mounted on cardstock in a white frame. We have a wide selection of Baptista's work, all available for affordable prices. The pieces we have on exhibit range from zombies to unicorns to living structures, with the majority of the work using bright, engaging color schemes.

About the Artist:
Joshua Baptista has both a BFA and MFA, having attended school in Italy, Massachusetts and Washington D.C. His work has exhibited in several places along the East Coast and is located in three permanent collections.

"The Coffin"

"Living Structure"


"Lazy Days"

*More pieces available that are not pictured*

231 Westminster St.
Providence, RI

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Dreamer" :: Amanda Albanese

We recently spoke to artist Amanda Albanese about her piece "Dreamer". She dissects the imagery within this oil painting, the intentions behind its meanings and the use of photographic imagery in her artwork.

"Dreamer came into being as part of a series ‘Artifacts of the Imaginary’ which was a collection of paintings based on the meeting of found imagery, fragmented thoughts, and interpretive dream states. It was an attempt to create a pictorial reality, which simultaneously conveyed a sense of ambiguity and lucidity in being lost and found in one's own personal history and present state.

The child was used as an archetype of sorts, as one who indiscriminately interacts with objects as part of a developmental schema-- and the objects which are designed to manipulate that experience in order to gain capital from it. By acting on a motivational set whose agenda lies hidden not in the objects itself, but in the system which promulgates it, the object becomes torn between the thing by which one learns from and the system which constitutes it. For the individual, the dichotomy takes form when one realizes that as a product of this conflict, memory and reality are inevitably affected by it--whereby all experience from which ones instincts are derived--become suspect as an agent against oneself.

This painting attempts to recollect the threat on impeding outside entities into ones personal space, ones sometimes guised as objects of beauty, and feelings of home.

The use of photographs has become a point of departure for its ability to exist in itself as an object and pictorial as we perceive it. The photograph becomes both a historical artifact as well as a post production recording of memory. The tonal qualities of the paint are sometime nostalgic--indicative of a vague suspension encountered when trying to use the past as a means to guide the future."

Now available at our Providence location.

"Act I" :: Stephen Cook

"Act I", a new piece from artist Stephen Cook, looks as interesting as the answer was when we asked what sort of mixed media went into creating this intriguing piece. "It is a mixture of several different types of paints, india ink, ink reels from old fax machines and fiber glass from boat wreckage," says Cook.

Look closely at the detail images of "Act I" below to get a feel of the small details that are incorporated into this highly textured, 5' by 5' artwork. For sale at the Providence location, 231 Westminster St.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Silver Tides Sale at OneWay Providence & Narragansett

This Saturday both of our Rhode Island locations will be host to a Silver Tides Jewelry Sale. Silver Tides Jewelry, created by RI resident, Amber Bettez, is beautifully hand crafted to give each piece a unique look. Pieces feature silver and stone, using local materials where possible. Anything from this collection would make a wonderful gift for a loved one this holiday season!

Silver Tides Jewelry Sale - Saturday, Dec. 17th

OneWay Providence
231 Westminster St.

OneWay Narragansett
140 Boon St.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Allison J. Johnson :: Jewelry

We are carrying the jewelry work of Allison J. Johnson at the gallery in Providence. Johnson, originally from Minnesota, is now attending the Master's in Architecture program at RISD. Her work displays architectural elements mixed with the natural beauty of wood and stone.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"Building Bridges" :: Jake Messing

Jake Messing is a Brooklyn-based artist whose body of work mainly consists of urban landscapes in and around New York City. We currently have this piece, "Building Bridges" in our Providence gallery, which features the George Washington Bridge in mixed media on board at 4' by 4'6". We also have artwork from the artist in our newest location at 75 Wall St. in NYC. The textural and architectural elements of this piece mixed with the splashes of color, make it a standout in anyone's collection.

OneWay Providence
231 Westminster St.

Saturday @ OneWay Providence :: Wheeler School Band

OneWay Providence is delighted to bring you a musical performance by the Wheeler School Band on Saturday, December 10th from 2-4pm. The Providence Holiday Market will also be happening just across the street from the gallery, so make sure to come out for a lovely day downtown.

OneWay Gallery X Tazza Caffe

OneWay now has artwork on display at Tazza Caffe at 250 Westminster St., Providence. Tazza serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's a great place to grab a quick breakfast - we recommend their coffee and breakfast sandwiches - or to unwind with a few drinks and a delicious gourmet meal after work. Come enjoy the artwork, atmosphere and great food. All pieces are available for sale.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

OneWay Providence :: Carrying Pedro Romero Clothing

OneWay Providence is excited to announce we are now carrying tees and sweatshirts from Boston-based artist Pat Falco's clothing line, Pedro Romero.

Millionaire design also available in navy blue

Slick Bull in navy

Slick Bull sweatshirt in black

Muhammad Ollie tee

Monday, December 5, 2011

FIFA 12 Tournament to Benefit Haiti

On Friday Dec. 9 from 6-10pm we'll be holding a FIFA 12 tournament to benefit the Soccer1 Haiti Project. All proceeds from the tournament will be used to fund a professional development program for community-based coaches in Jacmel and Port au Prince, Haiti and the 1Haiti youth soccer tournament. There is a $25 entry fee for the tournament and prizes for 1st and 2nd place.

About Soccer1
Soccer1 engages strategic partners across public and private sectors to support a network of community based soccer teams in Boston and Haiti providing them with equipment resources, funding, technical insight and programming. Soccer1’s network of teams works year round to support community development projects in partnership with other non-profits.

For more information or to register, please visit their Facebook page or event page.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Reception & Silver Tides' Trunk Show in Providence

Friday December 2nd from 6-9pm we'll be holding a Holiday Reception featuring original artwork, holiday cards, prints, jewelry, clothing and more. Come by and get some holiday shopping done! DJ Andy Morris will be here too, so get ready to move! We also had artist EVOKER paint our windows with a snowman and yeti, so you'll be sure to get into the holiday spirit when you see these cheerful characters.

On Saturday, December 3rd, we will have The Coffee Guy here as well as a trunk show from Silver Tides from 11-4! Come by and grab a coffee and a piece of handcrafted jewelry for someone special.

OneWay Providence
231 Westminster St.
Providence, RI