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Chicken Little as metaphor for 9/11

Painter Chunn captures fear with some humor

Panel details from Nancy Chunn’s “Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear’’ at the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design. Panel details from Nancy Chunn’s “Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear’’ at the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design. (ronald feldman fine arts, new york)
By Cate McQuaid
Globe Correspondent / December 3, 2011
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Artist Nancy Chunn’s comic, sprawling, poppy and dire installation of paintings at the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design, ”Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear,” springs from her-post September 11 examination of the aura of panic that has dominated the last decade.

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NANCY CHUNN: Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear

through April 15

JEREMY DELLER: Manchester Tracks

through May 6

At: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 224 Benefit St., Providence. 401-454-6500, www.risdmuseum.org