In Providence this month:
For the month of September the Gallery at Sprout Providence (166 Valley St) is presenting a solo exhibition of works by artist Eran Fraenkel. The show will feature Eran’s recent colored pen, ink and marker pieces, include some black & white pen-and-ink works, as well as colored line work done during the artist’s years in Barcelona. The exhibition will be open to the public and on display through September 30th.
Visit the Gallery at Sprout to see the artwork in-person weekdays from 9am to 3pm, or by appointment. Join us for Gallery Night Providence at Sprout CoWorking to meet the artist and tour the gallery on September 16th from 5 to 7pm. If you can’t make it to Sprout Providence, tune in on facebook live for a tour virtually.
About Eran Fraenkel:
Eran Fraenkel is a self-taught abstract artist who moved to Providence in 2016 after 22 years living and working in Macedonia, Brussels, Jakarta, and Barcelona. A life-long musician, Eran responds to the aural and visible world to create visual rhythm, tempo, and harmony. In Indonesia, Eran was inspired by the oceans and his experiences underwater; by Java’s vibrant batiks; and by Javanese gamelan. His Barcelona pieces juxtapose the aesthetics of Catalan modernisme and vestiges of the region’s Moorish past.
Eran’s pen-and-ink work reflects his fascination with the geometricity of Islamic arts and Arabic calligraphy. Eran works primarily with acrylics, inks, and pencils. Recently he began experimenting with alcohol inks and resin pours, and is currently studying glassblowing. Eran is an ex-officio board member of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative; serves on the board of Providence Gallery Night; and is an Elected Artist of Art League Rhode Island.