Local artist Alan Metnick has taken hundreds of photographs in Poland’s Jewish cemeteries since first visiting Auschwitz in 2004. A small selection is currently on view at Providence Art Club, and taken collectively they’re quite moving, particularly because they’re presented in a fuss-free documentary style, whether it’s a closeup of a tombstone or a bifurcated tree on a snowy lawn. Metnick, who has a concurrent retrospective at Candida Clayton Gallery right now, works in a variety of media, and two glass pieces also occupy the Providence Art Club’s Dodge House gallery, including a three-paneled screen featuring a mosaic of black glass and Hebrew text. (Through May 12)
While you’re at the Art Club, pop next door for Susan Hardy’s compelling abstract landscapes in the club’s second floor gallery.