About the Gallery
The oldest gallery on historic Federal Hill and Atwells Avenue’s only gift shop, Gallery Z is celebrating nineteen years in 2019 with an exciting new look and is also delighted to rejoin Gallery Night Providence. The gallery's main room has been opened up and is bathed in light, with exhibit paintings prominently featured in traditional gallery fashion. Fine art glass, pottery and assemblages are now showcased on their own displays.
The windows have been reorganized into four themes representative of the works inside - one dedicated to original Armenian art, per Director Berge Ara Zobian’s background; a second displays works from the rotating current exhibit; a third shows Rhode Island scenes from local artists; and the fourth is a sampling of the specialty gift items within, from among the jewelry, handicrafts, accessories and fun RI-themed objects.
Gallery Z represents over four hundred renowned fine artists of which fifty are Rhode Island and regional artists, one hundred fifty are national and two hundred are international. A gift shop set amidst the fine art, glass, pottery and handmade jewelry by local artists offers international handicrafts, small woven wool rugs, fun jewelry, art postcards, RI-themed mementoes and other distinctive finds.
September Press Release
At GALLERY Z – PRINTS & MULTIPLES Thursday, Sept. 5th through Sun. Sept. 29th. 2019. Opening Reception Thurs., Sept. 19th, 5-9PM.
A variety of skilled processes* used to create authentic fine art prints will be displayed from artists representing various printing techniques. Multiple processes provide insight into the history of printmaking and the creation of multiples as reflections of an era's social, political, industrial or contemporary aesthetics. Assorted techniques used by printmakers include limited edition prints, lithographs, woodcuts, etchings, engravings and serigraphs.
*Traditional Printmaking processes for fine art printmaking include: Lithography (Planographic), Intaglio (Engraving, Drypoint, Etching, Aquatint, Carborundum, Mezzotint, Photogravure), Relief (Woodcuts/Chiaroscuro, Linocuts, Monotype) and Screenprinting (Serigraphy, Stencil).
Featured artists include Mihail Chemiakin, Albrecht Durer, William Hogarth, Harutune Hovhanesian, Otto Lindstead, Carol Travers Lummus, Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol and Alan Metnick.
Gallery Z represents over 400 renowned fine artists: 50 Rhode Island and regional artists, 150 national, 200 international. A gift shop set amidst the fine art, glass, pottery and handmade jewelry by local artists offers international handicrafts, small woven wool rugs, fun jewelry, art postcards, RI-themed mementoes and other delightful discoveries.