You may have noticed some movement over at 65 Washington Street. An art collective called Fr-iends is staging a pop-up gallery for a show entitled Welcome to the neighborhood.
Fr-iends is a migratory platform for sharing contemporary art from emerging artists. Directed by Jake Sillen and Lee Pivnik, the group blends traditional exhibition models to exist somewhere between a gallery, a collective, and an artist run space.
Welcome to the Neighborhood is an expeditious survey of some of the most exciting work being produced by the artists Fr-iends has been collaborating with. This collective mindset is the foundation of their platform and from this stems programming for a space in The Biltmore Garage, in downtown Providence. Welcome to the Neighborhood brings together 10 artists that are working around the idea of “2”. 2 inputs, 2 characters, 2 identities. The interaction between the 2 parties may be one of conflict or of love. In flux, in harmony, or binary opposition, these works assemble themselves like chemical reactions; the outputs presumably knowable but subject to change.
Welcome to the Neighborhood will be on view until April 16th.
Open hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11-4pm, plus Sunday 12-4pm.