Periphery is a small curated space born out of a desire to provide artists with a place to experiment in.  The space is akin to a pop-up gallery: It takes shape based on the vision of the artist that is using the space. At the root of the concept is a recognition that artists are influenced by other artists, and Periphery wants to be a catalyst for more exchange and dialog.

Why the name periphery?

- Periphery because it can sit outside of one’s own practice.

- Periphery because it is outside of the parameters of a gallery. There is no roster of artists.  It will be a place to show work in any shape or form, for a few days or several weeks.

- Periphery because it is outside of Providence, it is outside of New York City, it is outside of Paris..

Periphery was founded in 2016 by artist Barbara Owen who came upon a space that would lend itself to small shows.   


Driving Directions: 

  • From I-95 North: Exit 29, US-1 toward RI-114/Downtown Pawtucket. Turn right onto Fountain St. where 80 Fountain St. is on your right.

  • From I-95 South: Exit Broadway/Cottage Street, turn left onto Broadway, then a near immediate right onto Blackstone Avenue. Turn right at the first cross street onto Fountain St. where 80 Fountain St. is on your left.