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New Exhibition: Discovered

 

Featuring new work by local artists:

DAN McMANUS  and  ALEXANDER NESBITT

Our newest collection will show you new ways of seeing and new places to discover

Opening Reception  Saturday, June 23rd, 6-9pm

 

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Woodpecker, camera-less photograph by Dan McManus

 

DISCOVERED will include new photographic works from local favorite Alexander Nesbitt and for the first time at Blink Gallery, we will feature Rhode Island native Dan McManus with his large framed digital images of 1960’s plastic bird models.

Dan’s images are the result of making photographs without a camera in a process he simply calls camera-less photography. Stating “I am trying not to think, but instead respond to a subject,” Dan arranges small novelties on a scanner bed with  tape, balance, experimentation and a thoughtful editing process. The scans become the basis for his artwork. Printed at a large scale the subjects are completely transformed, hovering in the dark, part kitsch, part macabre–with a nod to the primordial birder in all of us.

Dan currently works out of his studio in North Kingstown, RI and teaches at the Newport Art Museum. He is a graduate of MASS ART and his work has garnered awards from the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts, Newport Art Museum and South County Art Association.

 

 

The exhibition will be on view until mid-July, 2018. Check our contact page for currently gallery hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Salon de Refuses Returns!

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PART DEUX- The Salon de Refusés is back!

Blink Gallery will host a show of beautiful works which did not make it into the 2018 Newport Annual Juried Members Show at the Newport Art Museum.  Join us for an opening reception Friday, February 2nd from 7-9pm as we celebrate, discuss and ponder the work and creativity of over 20 artists from the Newport Area.

Every year there are countless pieces that don’t appeal to the Juror for the Museum show so we’re hanging the walls with 20+ fantastic pieces that we think were overlooked. Join us and see what else Newport’s artists have created!

The show will be hung in traditional Salon style and showcase an eclectic mix of subjects, styles and sizes all with a fantastic vitality.

Join us to celebrate the tradition famously started when Napoleon offered a Salon De Refusés to those excluded from the Annual Paris Salon show in 1863.

The exhibition will be on view from Feb. 2 – Feb. 19. 

Check the contact page or give us a call for up-to-date hours.

salon de refuses, blink gallery, newport

 

Exhibiting Artists

Nina Ackman | Jill Brody | Jody Brown | Charlene Carpenzano | Joe Delaney | Landon Durak | Daniel Erickson | Kristie Gardiner | Allison Gardiner | Sylvia Hampton | Pamela Hicks | Mary Hurwitz | Daniel McManus | Arthur Mead | Meghan Muller | Maureen Murray | Andrea Pilling | John Redick | Pamela Redick | Brooke Roberts | Megan Robertson | Jenna Roy | Peggy Twist | Matthew Witterschein | Ruthie Wood

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Serendipity: Photographs from John Repoza

Opening Reception

November 3, 2017 | 6-9pm

Fine Art, Photography, Newport Art, Local Artist, Unique Home Goods, Locally-made, Newport Gifts, Travel Art, Handmad
Opening, by John Repoza

Blink welcomes you on November 3rd from 6-9pm to a reception for the new exhibition of photographs from local real estate agent and creative thinker, John Repoza. 

“Preparedness and opportunity are where success in life lies”

We had the chance to have a great conversation with John about his history, artistic process, and overall outlook on life. Here’s a preview of his story from our upcoming featured artist blog:

John’s artistic process begins when he wakes up in the morning. He explains, “preparedness and opportunity are where success in life lies,” and as such, he always has a camera with him. Every day he takes from 100 to 1,000 photos, capturing anything and everything that strikes him as a potential moment. Repoza calls it an intuitive, educational process and says he doesn’t go out with any plans or expectations. There is no “creation” of a shot, or means of production behind the lens. Instead he seeks a balance of lighting and nature and shoots whatever speaks to him. His open attitude about shooting results in an ability to notice and photograph moments of sublime and startling natural phenomenon. “Creativity in its true sense is not an intellectual pursuit. In fact, it’s proven to be an entirely different part of the brain altogether,” he says. His refined presence of mind is contagious, especially when viewing his work.

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2nd Annual Mini Art Show

Mini Art Show Opens Saturday at 2pm!

 

blinkminis_igPlease join us from 2-5pm, November 12 at Blink Gallery  for another fun and vibrant reception filled with creativity!

“A close-to-home feel with a wide variety of artistic flavor”

Last year, we gave you the first Annual Mini Art Show. This year,
we return with another fantastic group of artists of all ages and
mediums who have worked hard to bring you their unique pieces
in our salon-style show.mini art show logo

Staying true to the first Mini Show, this year’s show curates work from an all-inclusive pool of artists, with no requirements to enter. Each artist has a connection to Newport, however they all have varying styles and approaches to their work. The Mini Art Show exhibits a close-to-home feel while simultaneously offering a wide variety of artistic flavor. In the spirit of a ‘mini’ show, the pieces are scaled on the smaller side and have been mostly priced under $150.

We hope to see you on Saturday to celebrate and appreciate
our community’s local talent, and to support some truly
wonderful artists!group of minis

Mini Art will be on display until January 8th, or its sold out!