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Umberto (Bert) Crenca is a multidisciplinary artist with a long exhibition and performance history. His work appears in the permanent collections of the Rhode Island School of Design and Newport Art Museums, and in numerous private collections in the US and abroad. Bert’s most recent work is an ongoing series of paintings called DIVINE PROVIDENCE, a loving but unsentimental glimpse into the corners, crevices and in-between spaces in which life happens in the city.
Well known for being co-founder and longtime artistic director of AS220, a nonprofit center for the arts in downtown Providence, Bert is a passionate advocate of the conviction that all people should have access to the means to cultivate and express their creativity. He has received numerous honors and awards for his community work and holds honorary doctorates from Roger Williams and Brown Universities.
More information on Bert can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_Crenca
The DIVINE PROVIDENCE painting series, by RI-based multidisciplinary artist Umberto Crenca, is a loving but unsentimental glimpse into the corners, crevices and in-between spaces in which life happens in the capital city of Rhode Island. As one enthusiast of the Divine Providence series observed, “spending time with the paintings feels like taking a walk through the neighborhoods of Providence”. Each painting describes a particular neighborhood, but in a way that is intended to harken to a universal sense of “urban”.
DIVINE PROVIDENCE, VOLUME 1 consists of full-page color reproductions of the first 100 paintings in the series, made between February 2020 and June 2021. VOLUME 2 covers paintings 101 - 200. Both volumes contain essays reflecting on the series, plus full color indexes listing the specific neighborhoods rendered in each painting.
The set comes in a handsome keepsake box/sleeve.
Height: 12.00 in. Depth: 1.25 in. Length: 9.00 in. Weight: 4.00 lb.
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