01jul10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.Gallery OpenEYE TO EYE: Photographs and Projects by Mary Beth MeehanJune 30 - August 2210:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street Event Organized By: WaterFire Providence Event Type:Free
WaterFire Providence presents EYE TO EYE: Photographs and Projects by Mary Beth Meehan at the WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC), an exhibition of work from all four of Mary Beth Meehan’s most recent in-depth projects – from Brockton, Massachusetts, to Providence, Rhode Island, to Newnan, Georgia, to her newest project and book on Silicon Valley, California. A collaborative installation, ANNYE RAYE PITTS: WITNESS an installation by Jonathan Pitts-Wiley and Mary Beth Meehan will be on display in the Visitor Center Gallery. This exhibition will be at the WFAC from Wednesday, June 30 – Sunday, August 22, 2021.
The exhibit is free for all, donations encouraged. The WaterFire Arts Center hours are: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m, Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
MARY BETH MEEHAN is an independent photographer, writer, and educator, who has spent more than twenty years embedding herself in communities across the United States. Beginning in her native New England, and continuing in the Midwest, the American South, and Silicon Valley, her work, which combines image, text, and large-scale public installation, stems from her belief in a collaborative process that should function in and for the communities it reflects. Co-opting the scale of celebrity and advertising, Meehan’s portrait banners activate public spaces and spark conversations among and about the people who inhabit them.
Read about Meehan’s 2018 installation in Newnan, Georgia, How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town, New York Times (January, 19, 2020).
Learn more about Mary Beth Meehan on her NetWorks RI profile page.
The exhibition is made possible in part by the support of BankNewport.
WaterFire ProvidenceWaterFire Providence® is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908