I went to Jay's opening last night at 65 Eddy Street. The show's title Our Sentry, was amazing. I highly recommend it to all. The space will be open through March 26th Thursday-Saturday 12PM to 7PM.
Jay publishes his own newspaper from his iPhone. The paper, called "The New Sentry," covers such topics as security, energy and science and technology. He describes it like this: "The New Sentry is a hand-aggregated newspaper assembled entirely on a mobile device." The most recent edition included stories like "Nasdaq network hit by hackers", "NASA solar sail succeeds with second wind", and "Hubble telescope detects the oldest known galaxy." While at the opening, I had an interesting discussion with Jay and one other show visitor about the privatization of space exploration and when the first tickets will be sold commercially to go into orbit.
The work itself, like the paper, reflects Jay's interest in world events, and in particular the military. Many of the images come from screen shots of military training software. Another impressive addition to the show is a large horizontal print called Proposal for a Monument. The print was created by carefully burning the paper into various shades of brown to create the image.
It is sometimes tempting to think that Providence doesn't have much going on in the art world. It's shows like these that remind me there are a lot of artists making good stuff here in Lil' Rhody.
For more information on Jay's show see R.K. Projects.