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Gallery assistant, Amato Zinno, dips his roller to finish painting the gallery wall near Damien Hirst’s “Away from the Flock,” a piece from Hirst’s Natural History series that features a lamb in formaldehyde solution.

Kris Craig, The Providence Journal, January 21, 2016

The preparators at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University were busy Thursday afternoon installing the gallery’s upcoming show, “Dead Animals, or the Curious Occurrence of Taxidermy in Contemporary Art”. Jo-ann Conklin, the director of the Bell Gallery, has taken about 3 years putting together the exhibit that concentrates on the use of taxidermy in the work of various contemporary artists. The show opens to the public on Saturday, January 23 and on Feb 5th features a lecture by English artist, Polly Morgan, followed by a reception.

View the full slideshow here: http://www.providencejournal.com/photogallery/PJ/20160121/PHOTOGALLERY/121009999/PH/1

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Exhibition Curator Alexis Lowry Murray with artist Hank Willis Thomas at the opening of Primary Sources at the David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University. September 11, 2015. Photograph by Jesse Banks III.

We were delighted to have outgoing Bell Gallery curator Alexis Lowry Murray join us for the opening of Hank Willis Thomas’s exhibition Primary Sources which she curated before she moved to her new post at Dia Art Foundation. Thank you Alexis for your wonderful work with us and for bringing Hank’s work to the University community.

View all the photos of the opening reception here.

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