Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Amy Montali: Thief

Women standing in a yard with a white house and shed nearby
Amy Montali, thief, 2021, 30"x40" archival inkjet print from 4"x5" color film

November 9-December 8, 2023

Opening Reception – Thursday, November 9th, 4-7 PM

Artist Talk and Closing Reception - Monday, December 11th, 4-5 PM, ALEX AND ANI Hall Room 138

Amy Montali, RIC Professor of Art, presents a selection of new large-scale photographs. This long-term project explores states of mind and emotion in relation to landscape and light. Working with friends and acquaintances, Montali invents pictures for the camera on site in real time, using the visual and psychological elements each situation provides.


Graphic Design: Konkuk University

January 18-February 9, 2024

Opening Reception - Thursday, January 18th, 4-6 PM

We are happy to welcome Graphic Design: Konkuk University back to Bannister Gallery for the first time since 2020! Facilitated by Rhode Island College Graphic Design Professor Heemong Kim, Graphic Design: Konkuk University features selected works from graduating students studying at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. The university’s objective is to develop creative designers aware of their social responsibilities through an understanding of humanity, society, technology, philosophy and culture.


Range of Motion, Landscapes by Charles Goolsby

Painting of industrial park with reflections in shallow water
Charles Goolsby, Industrial Park, 2020, oil on canvas

February 22-March 22, 2024

Opening Reception – Thursday, November 9th, 4-6 PM

Charles Goolsby’s oil paintings of landscapes reside between complete stillness and sweeping gestural chaos, specific place and fiction, rendered realism and ambiguous abstraction, and physical object and illusionary pictorial space. Within these dichotomies, his images result in visual expressions of beauty, familiarity, liminal transitions, and anxiety. His landscape imagery builds on 19th century American landscape painting traditions and implies a sense of contemporary issues including climate change, landscape transformation as a commodity to be consumed, and an effort to raise awareness that we, as humans, are often finding ourselves in isolation interacting with our locations.