If you haven't been by Hittsville in a while we have a cool new exhibit up from Rhode Island artist Xander Marro.
We're having a meet'n'greet with our new Community Gallery curator, Polina Malikin, Tuesday the 17th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. You can purchase artwork and talk to Polina about her plans for the space.
"Fallopian Faucet Fauna"
The exhibit features hand-silkscreened prints and textile work and will be up till the middle of February.
About the artist:
Xander Marro calls herself "a fake scientist and olde style tinker." The Providence Phoenix describes her as a "puppet-maker and projectionist steeped in the underground." She makes films, puppet shows, prints, and phone calls, working out of her base at the Dirt Palace — what she describes as "a feminist, cupcake-encrusted netherworld located along the dioxin-filled banks of the Woonasquatucket River, which is to say, in Providence, Rhode Island, USA." Her adventures underground have included founding the Dirt Palace (a women's art collective), curating the "Movies with Live Soundtracks" film series, and performing in various shows as one of a variety of alter egos (Madame Von Temper Tantrum, Lady Long Arms, Lil Blood-n-Guts, Madame Von Malt Liquor, and more). Until recently, she was the Managing Director of AS220 — a nonprofit arts organization in Providence — where she says she "crafted endless spreadsheets and reports documenting the possibility of an organized, egalitarian approach to art-making as a tool in generating beauty, achieving equality, next level human consciousness, and putting an end to humanity’s terrible habit of ceaseless war-making." Xander's work has been shown in many galleries, homes, and festivals the world over — from the Rotterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands to P.S.1 in NY, while she has also hosted and organized hundreds of performances and exhibits as well.
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If you have any questions about the gallery or would like to buy artwork you can contact Polina at [email protected]