Philip Jameson captures the cosmos

By GREG COOK  |  November 14, 2012

"It's about the cosmos. It's about what are we doing here, who was here before us. To me it's a philosophical discussion with myself and my soul," Jameson says. "If you feel what I felt when I took it, I've succeeded. If you don't, I've failed."

"Residents: The Gift of Time" at Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery (600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, through November 21) rounds up four local artists who have participated in residencies. The goal is to inform RIC students about these artist retreats, but the variety of the artists' work gives the exhibit a random feel. Most promising are Jennifer Moses's collages and Linda Leslie Brown's sculpture.

Moses offers small camouflage pattern works and larger abstractions that rhyme photos of rocks or coral with loose, watery paintings of blobs and stripes. They haven't achieved their full potential, but there's power in her careful, deliberate compositions. Linda Leslie Brown's Secret Fort Flying is a long, strange, bony, turquoise branch that sprouts live plants and plastic berries and birds and pinecones. It's part hokey, part intriguing fun, like alien flora from an old Star Trek episode.

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