Opening this Week! by Michael Rich

Singular Repetitions, UMASS Dartmouth

Lindsey Beal, Kim Gatesman, Amanda Means, Denny Moers, Michael Rich

Reception: March 9, 2017 - Thursday, AHA! Night, 7-9, Artists Talk 7.30 pm, University Art Gallery, Downtown New Bedford.
Curated by Viera Levitt
Exhibition Dates: Feb 6 - March 16, 2017

Days and Nights in Spain V, 2017, Intaglio Monoprint, 12 x 10 in

The exhibition, Singular Repetitions at UMass Dartmouth University Art Gallery in Downtown New Bedford features one-of-a-kind prints by Lindsey Beal, Kim Gatesman, Amanda Means, Denny Moers, and Michael Rich. The reception was rescheduled to Thursday, AHA! Night, March 9 from 7 to 9 pm with the artists' talk at 7.30 pm.
Singular Repetitions presents work created in various techniques from daguerreotypes to electrostatic monoprints, exploring the limits of printmaking as a medium as well as experimental approaches to the monoprint and photographic monoprint.

Lindsey Beal is a photo-based artist in Providence, whose work combines historical and contemporary lives of women with historical photographic processes, such as daguerreotypes. Both her abstract cyanotype prints that are embedded in resin within Petri dishes and her Venus series, carry hidden stories.
New Bedford based printmaker and painter Kim Gatesman explores scientific visualization and physics. For this exhibition, she created a new body of work that makes her experiments with static electricity visible with the help of black powder pigments utilizing her unique combinations of electrostatic monotype and chine collé.
Amanda Means is known for her experimentation with alternative, camera-less photography. This artist, based in Beacon, NY presents abstract works that result from her unique understanding of the darkroom process. Her technique allows her to 'play' with the surface of the paper, folding or scoring it while permitting the liquid chemicals to make their marks in a more or less controlled environment.
Rhode Island artist Denny Moers presents a new body of work in his series, titled Consumed Structures that use images of old houses altered over time by nature. The surface of these photographs is further altered during the print developing process by controlling the action of light on the darkroom chemicals applied on sensitized photographic paper. Through his unique process, Moers is able to obtain colors from black to deep rust in his black-and-white images.
In his new series, Michael Rich who lives and works in Providence, RI and Nantucket MA, creates abstract layered intaglio monoprints using a combination of various etching plates in different hues. They are often turned upside down and paired with additional or repetitive images in color to create depth and the interactions of form.

Days and Nights in Spain II, 2017, Intaglio Monoprint, 12 x 10 in

The show, Singular Repetitions, offers a quietly exciting, focused, calculated, yet very free and experimentally based opportunity to question the established rules of printmaking and the photographic process. It is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm from February 6 to March 16, 2017.


Days and Nights in Spain XXIV, 2017, Intaglio Monoprint, 12 x 10 in

University Art Gallery
College of Visual and Performing Arts
UMass Dartmouth, 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Viera Levitt, Gallery Director and Exhibition Curator,
Gallery Hours: 9 am - 6 pm daily, closed on major holidays.
Open until 9 pm during AHA! Nights (the second Thursday of every month).


Days and Nights in Spain XXVI, 2017, Intaglio Monoprint, 12 x 10 in

Opening Postponed to March 9! by Michael Rich

With the impending blizzard here in New England, the opening reception for Singular Repetitions at UMASS Dartmouth will be postponed to Thursday, March 9, 7-9 PM with an Artists Talk at 7:30 PM.  I hope you can join me for the opening or visit the exhibition while on view.

Stay safe everyone!

Upcoming Exhibition: Singular Repititions, UMASS Dartmouth Gallery by Michael Rich

Singular Repetitions
Lindsay Beal, Kim Gatesman, Amanda Means, Denny Moers, Michael Rich
Exhibition featuring abstracted, one of a kind prints created in various techniques from daguerreotypes to electrostatic monoprints.

Feb 6 – March 16, 2017
Reception: Feb 9, 2017 - Thursday, AHA! Night, 6-8, Artist Talk 7 pm

Michael Rich Studio, December 2016 with new monoprint in progress

College of Visual and Performing Arts
UMass Dartmouth, 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Denny Moers, Prairie Dwelling VIII, 1996 (Courtesy of Denny Moers,

Really Big Group Show by Michael Rich

Opening Reception: Friday, December 9th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m

I'm very happy to be part of such a wonderful stable of RI artists.  New and popular works from more than two-dozen gallery artists will be on view.  If you can’t make the opening, be sure to stop by the gallery during regular hours:

Candita Clayton Gallery

Wednesday evenings 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Otherwise by appointment or by chance; 401.533.882.

Little Pictures Opens November 13 at Providence Art Club by Michael Rich

Small woodcuts mounted to panel, headed to the PAC Little Pictures Show, 2016

Join the Providence Art Club for the opening of the 112th Annual Little Pictures Show & Sale!

This time-honored tradition will feature over 600 works in a variety of media by more than 100 Exhibiting Artist Members of the Providence Art Club. Works will be sized 16" x 16" or less including the frame and will be priced at no more than $300. All sales are "cash and carry" so buyers can take their artworks at the moment of purchase. Sold works will also be replenished daily, resulting in a new exhibition every day.

Little Pictures will run November 13 - December 23, 2016. The galleries will hold extended hours, and will be open seven days a week from 12-5pm, and Thursdays until 6pm. We will also be open on Thursday, November 17 from 5-9pm for Gallery Night Providence

The galleries will be closed on November 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Gallery Coordinator Michael Rose at 401-331-1114 ext. 5, or via email at

Exposición de Arte Internacional - Madrid, October 18 - 31, 2016 by Michael Rich

Trevisan Art International:  Exposición de Arte Internacional

I have two recent paintings on view this October at the Sala Prado, Ateneo de Madrid along with artists from over 20 countries in a wonderful exhibition just a stones throw from the Prado Museum in Madrid.  Curated by Paola Trevisan, the work on view represented a diverse array of painters and sculptors working with contemporary approaches to their media.   Having worked with Paola before in Ferrara and Bologna, Italy, I have come to see this stable of artists as a worldwide family and am very pleased to be a part of things this time around.  More information can be found at:

This June Afternoon, 2016, oil and wax on canvas, 54 x 50 in

Landlessness (2nd State), 2014, oil and wax on canvas, 44 x 40 in