5 Traverse also offers “ART VS. OBJECT” (September 12-October 17), a group show featuring found objects and junk transformed into art, and “ENTANG WIHARSO: I AM BLACK GOAT” (October 31-November 22), by a rising star who splits his time between Rhode Island and his native Indonesia and is known for elaborate sculptural installations and mixed-media paintings.
One of the quiet treasures of the region is the Top Drawer Art Center (2731 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence), which offers art programs for local adults with developmental disabili-ties and exhibitions of the visionary results. It opens the fall with “MY SHOW: THE FIGURE PAINTINGS OF EMMET ESTRADA” (September 6-October 3 ), featuring hundreds of tiny paintings of people and creatures.
Stairwell Gallery (504 Broadway, Providence) continues plumbing Providence’s electric hipster underground with exhibitions of paintings, prints, and sculptures by ALEC THIBODEAU (Sep-tember 14-October 12), Christopher Forgues (October 26-November 23), and Mike Taylor (November 30-December 28).
Fall highlights at Rhode Island College’s Bannister Gallery (600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence) include works by ARNOLD MESCHES of Florida (through September 25), whose large ex-pressionist paintings present a dark dream version of contemporary traumas, and RISD teacher DUANE SLICK (December 11-January 8), who explores his Native American heritage’s relation-ship to contemporary America. And sometime this fall — keep your ears open — the gallery plans a brief presentation of 159 ANDY WARHOL photos recently donated to the school by the Warhol Foundation.
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