Announcing “Don’t Worry, You’ll Get Used to the Smell” The History and Works of Tannis Root
An Exhibition at the WaterFire Arts Center Gallery
Open from August 24 - October 8, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 24 from 5-9 p.m.
WaterFire Providence announces “Don’t Worry, You’ll Get Used to the Smell” The History and Works of Tannis Root, a month-long exhibition on view from Thursday, August 24 through Sunday, October 8, 2023 in the gallery of the WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC). Produced by FADED and Tannis Root Productions; the exhibition features a deep dive into the prolific career of the design team, Tannis Root, outlining the lineage of the group’s career from early screen printing techniques to designing for some of the most iconic bands of the alternative and independent music scenes such as Redd Kross, Nirvana, Hole, and Sonic Youth. The exhibition will also feature contributions from Sergio Aguila of Nic Fit + Sonic Life Archive, a personal collection of one a kind merchandise and ephemera.
“Through the lens of ephemera and design, both enthusiasts and curious minds will enjoy this unique look into the world of iconic alternative rock bands of the late 1980s and 90s. This is more than an exhibition; it's a backstage pass to the artistry behind the music merch universe,” says Laura Duclos, Director of Creative Services at WaterFire Providence.
A public opening is scheduled for Thursday, August 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m coinciding with TroopTop Thursdays, a free rooftop beer garden on the roofdeck of the WaterFire Arts Center with local neighbors, Troop PVD. The last TroopTop of the season will be Thursday, August 31.
The third Thursday of the month, September 21, is Gallery Night Providence, the WFAC gallery as well as other galleries in the city are open late and trolley tours are available.
The WFAC store + gallery are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The exhibition is free and open to all, donations encouraged. Please note that the exhibition is closed on Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24 for a private event.
For more about the WaterFire Arts Center, visit waterfire.org/wfac or follow @waterfireartscenter on Instagram.