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By Linda Murphy for The Herald News, October 2, 2013 about the exhibtion per/severance A sound installation by Mary Edwards & this bright morning An installation by Charlotte Hamlin:

"The gallery's first sound installation, "per/serverance," by sound artist and composer Mary Edwards, brings the river into the gallery through an interpretive "soundscape" that melds the sounds of the river with other bodies of water, nature sounds, and melodic instrumentation.

"This is the first time that sound has been so prevalent in an installation," said gallery director Kathleen Hancock. "The notion of an exhibition of sound was so immersive, most people who come in lay down or sit down to listen to it."

The Grimshaw Gudewicz Art Gallery is also displaying "this bright morning," an installation of textile sculptures by artist Charlotte Hamlin. Created using the a traditional Korean cloth-making process called Bojagi, the sculptures suspended from ceiling of the gallery are Hamilin's re-imaginging of tree-lined walkways found in cities and formal landscapes."




By Keith Powers for the SouthCoast Today, February 19, 2013 about the exhibition, Simultaneity:

"The geometry that underlies appearances comes to life in Simultaneity, a group show featuring five painters at the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery on the Bristol Community College campus in Fall River.

Curated by Gallery Director Kathleen Hancock, the exhibition shows approximately three dozen works in total by Dannielle Tegeder, Steve McCall, Nick Lamia, Meghan Brady and Gabriel Phipps. The artists work independent of each other, but the paintings are linked by a sense of observing nature in a configuration of shapes, and reassembling that vision in a kind of overlapping fashion – all with skill and insight."




By Greg Cook for the Providence Phoenix, January 28, 2009 about the exhibition, Snowblind:

"For several years, Cristin Searles of Providence has been stitching together soft sculptures that catchily evoke natural forms. At Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery two years ago, she turned quilted fabric into a dark blue bubbly cloud. And tousled furry green things sprouted along the gallery walls like moss. Her lovely new sculpture show, "Snowblind," at Bristol Community College's Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, lives up to the frosty title in its white-on-white palette. But except for Yolk, which resembles a gang of tall candles or icicles dangling from the ceiling, the forms actually bring to mind the flowering of spring blossoms or undersea life."




By Bill Van Siclen for the Providence Journal, March 13, 2003 about the exhibition,
Beneath the Surface: Rock Paper Threads:

"Hancock, who presides over one of the nicest contemporary art spaces in southern New England also wanted to explore paper's sculptural side. The result is a show that fills almost every nook and cranny of the gallery's sleek white-walled space. In fact Hancock already has a lock on my vote for best exhibit installation of the year. Step through the door and here's what you see: artworks sitting on the floor, perched on pedestals, protruding from walls and hanging from the ceiling."




By David Boyce, correspondent to the New Bedford Standard Times, January 23, 2003 about the exhibition, Love and Death During the Age of Innocence: Fall River and the Granite Mill Fire of 1874. An Installation by Mary Giehl:

"Researching the infamous 1874 Granite Mill fire, in which all the fatalities were young women and children, the artists interest was piqued by the questionable working conditions that could lead to these losses. While she found the specific number of losses impossible to ascertain, Ms. Giehl has memorialized them metaphorically by stringing 28 smoked canvas hammocks within the framework of an 1/8- scale model she built of the mill's stone building."




By Bill Van Siclen for the Providence Journal, December 26, 2002 about the exhibition
Fire Water Air Earth: A Perpetual Alchemy:

"According to art scholar James Elkins, painting is alchemy-a mysterious process by which oil, water, earth and other common materials are turned into the pure gold of art. But after seeing Fire Water Air Earth: A Perpetual Alchemy at Fall River's Bristol Community College, I'd advise Elkins to expand his definition. Here both painters and sculptors perform artistic transmutations."