This February 2020, the artists Katie Bullock, Robert Horton, Sean Salstrom and Jocelyne Prince invite intercalary events/objects into the Chazan Gallery, Hay Library's Wills Reading Room, (Brown University) and Ladd Observatory. The process the artists engage is one of letting inquiry guide new paths; by inserting surprising elements into a narrative of objectivity and data.  Observation and systems of observation are embraced but give way to a looser idea of “things related to science”.

Intercalary Event 2020 runs from February 13 to March 11, 2020.  There will be an opening reception at the Chazan Gallery on February 13, from 5 to 7 pm.

K Bullock, From Time to Time (..), 2017

Katie Bullock catalogues and works with observed “everyday” moments and phenomena, driven by the complexity of truth that simply taking note can reveal. Through her investigation of these moments and her research focusing on the nature of knowledge accumulation and its applications, Bullock’s work champions the continual reach for the unknown and the often surprising moments of wonder and humility that come with it. Bullock received her MFA from the Glass department at RISD and her BFA from Ohio State University. Recent exhibitions include Somewhere in the Sequence, Real Art Ways (October 2019); Life in Velocity Gradients, Outside Gallery (2017); and Throwing the End Inwards (Again), Sol Koffler Gallery (2016). Bullock currently lives and works in Providence, RI.

Robert Horton,Total Lunar Eclipse November 8, 2003

Robert Horton is the Manager of Astronomy Laboratories and Ladd Observatory at Brown University. He has been photographing the night sky for over 40 years.  In addition, Mr. Horton enjoys grinding and polishing optics for telescopes he has made, some of which have won first place at astronomy conferences such as Stellafane, an annual gathering of telescope makers and stargazers from around the world.
Mr. Horton is Past President of Skyscrapers, Inc., the Amateur Astronomical Society of Rhode Island.  He enjoys lecturing about the sky, and has done so at numerous venues around New England.

Jocelyne Prince, Cloud Chamber, 2018

Jocelyne Prince is an artist working with the material and the conceptual properties of glass. Her process explores how actions can be recorded through material. Transparency, optical phenomenon and projection are key tools that translate these poetic acts into performative events, or into objects that highlight ephemeral occurrences.

Jocelyne Prince grew up in Saint Boniface, Manitoba. She earned her B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. She exhibits her work in museums and alternative venues across North America, Asia and Europe. She has been awarded the Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching and a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship. Prince is a full-time member of the faculty in Rhode Island School of Design’s Glass Department. She lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.

S. Salstrom, Library Core Sample, 2019


Sean Salstrom approaches sculpture through action, object and performance and often seeks out the poetic through absurdity, temporality, instantaneity and perceptual phenomena. He has held full-time academic posts at the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art (Japan), the Akita University of Art (Japan) and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, galleries and artist spaces such as the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT,  Stevens Point Sculpture Park in Stevens Point, WI; the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, WA; the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY; the Nizayama Forest Art Museum in Nyuzen, Japan; Cocolaboratory Gallery in Akita City, Japan; and Nami Island Glass Gallery in Nami Island, South Korea. His work is in the collection of the city of Toyama, Japan; The Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Japan; the Akita University of Art; and numerous private collections. He’s a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award nominee and has received the Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Juror’s Choice Award.
Salstrom earned his BFA in Three Dimensional Fine Arts with a concentration in Glass from the Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA in Glass from RISD.