The Dorrys – Art

The Dorrys honor the best in the past year’s art, or more specifically any art that first appeared in Rhode Island or a border town between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016.


Now COME TO THE DORRIES! Hear the winners announced live, stand in a room full of nominees, and be surprised by how much you didn’t even know there was to offer here in Rhode Island.

The nominees are…

Solo Exhibit of the Year (given to an artist or group working collectively)
Nicole Aquillano at Arch Contemporary
Joan Backes at Yellow Peril Gallery
Juan Jose Barboza Gubo and Andrew Mroczek at AS220 Project Space
Jodie Mim Goodnough at 186 Carpenter
John Tabor Jacobson at The Avenue Concept
Aaron Pexa at Cade Tompkins Projects
Chris Sancomb at Hunter Gallery
Paul Anthony Smith at PC–Galleries
Hank Willis Thomas at David Winton Bell Gallery
Wickerham & Lomax at Granoff Center

Two Person Show of the Year
Henry Felton Brown and Natalja Kent at 186 Carpenter
Mimo Gordon Riley and Neal Walsh at Candita Clayton Gallery
Clark McLean Graham and Ross Normandin at GRIN
Emma Hogarth and Ben Watkins at Chazan Gallery

Group Exhibit of the Year
Afterglow at 270 Westminster Street
Dead Animals, or the curious incidence of taxidermy in contemporary art at David Winton Bell Gallery
Geographically Indeterminate Fantasies at GRIN
Nimble Obscurity at Machines With Magnets
Prisoners Cinema at Jacques and Natasha Gelman Gallery
Spectrum at Hera Gallery
Surface Appeal at Dedee Shattuck Gallery

Public Art of the Year
David Barnes, Joanne Luongo, Nina Ruelle, Modern Archaeology at TF Green Airport (Warwick)
Holly Ewald, Urban Pond Procession at Mashapaug Pond (Providence/Cranston)
Urs Fischer, Untitled (Lamp/Bear), at Brown University (Providence)
Michael Kukla, Structure 3, at Dedee Shattuck Gallery (Westport)
Walker Mettling at the Dirt Palace, Olneyville Square (Providence)
Gordon Moss, Red Pencil Elbow Grease, on Empire Street (Providence)

Historical Exhibit of the Year
Are We Up To Snuff? At Gilbert Stuart Birthplace
Nina Baugh at Jamestown Art Center
Durr Freedley at Newport Art Museum
Freedom Journey 1965 at Providence Public Library
Todd Oldham at RISD Museum

Commercial Gallery of the Year
Arch Contemporary Ceramics
Cade Tompkins Projects
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
GRIN Contemporary
The Open Aperture
Yellow Peril Gallery

Institutional / Non-Profit Gallery of the Year
AS220 Project Space
Bannister Gallery at Rhode Island College
David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University
Chazan Gallery at Wheeler School
Hunter Gallery at St. George’s School
PC–Galleries at Providence College

Museum Exhibit of the Year
A Series of Minor Miracles at Newport Art Museum
Intertribal at Warwick Museum of Art
Martin Boyce at RISD Museum
Monotype Guild of New England at Attleboro Arts Museum
Todd Oldham at RISD Museum
Willy Heeks at Bristol Art Museum