The Boston Biennial 3 Introduces You to Some Amazing Art and Artists

by the-biennial-project 2. August 2014 12:57

 

The Boston Biennial 3 opened July 17th at Atlantic Works Gallery to a packed crowd of artists and art lovers!

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If for some silly reason you missed this not-to-be-missed event, here’s a link to a video of the selected work:

Boston Biennial 3 Selected Artwork

 

And here is a sampling of some of this great art with comments on the pieces by the artists, plus links to see more work:

Open Arms, by Walter Kopec

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"This land is your my land, this land is my land..." Of course we were here first and it's our inalienable right of, you know, Finders Keepers. And it's not like we are bordering on paranoia... it's just that we don't create the problems... and it's not like we are the ones who are different... and that word..." alien"... but... I say we should be kinder... let's be gentler... no need to fortify the fences, nor buttress the barricades, forget the burdensome obstacles... we'll just welcome with Open Arms.

See more at: walterkopec.com

 

 

Memories Lost/Found #1 - Memories "undergo a complex process of reconstruction during retrieval." (Damasio; Feeling of What Happens, 227), by Laura Krasnow

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For me, defining a sense of place is the allure of the photographic image.  The instant, when time and place seem to merge to catch a moment.  But it is the imperceptible connections I seek to define.....when something catches your peripheral vision, but is gone when you turn for a longer glimpse.  My photographs aim to force the viewer to look beyond the obvious....to be present and aware of the physical and spiritual light within the subtleness.....to reveal the essence beyond the normal visual spectrum.

 

See more at: http://laurakrasnow.com

 

 

Frida, by Rachel Shatil

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The pieces shown on the BB3 slide-show are part of a series which I call "The Absent Family". Every chair represent one person, usually a family member, most of whom vanished from the face of the earth during the most horrific assault performed by humans against their own kind, known as "The Holocaust". The stories of those people were told by my mother, a holocaust survivor, who embodied an incurable trauma, and dedicated her life to pass on her testimony. The chair called "Frida" represents a center figure in the story, my late grandmother and my mother's hero. She was last seen alive in the fall of 1943.

See more at http://www.rachelshatil.com

 

 

Notes on "ONE (A Space Timeline)", by Majorie Kaye

My sculpture has been about layering and piling cut pieces on top of each other, which lends itself to mirror natural forms such as pinecones, rock formations, etc.  It also is a statement and study of cause and effect, one piece's situation leading to the next, which is responsible in part, acting as magnetism, for phenomena in the natural world. In this piece, I have begun to utilize shingles, gluing them together, as they form a kind of wedge.  These are placed in between the cut plywood pieces to create an uneven area in between.  This leads to many possibilities of snake-like motions, "U", shapes, etc. The bending and warping of the layers created by the wedges signifies the warping of time, suggesting events on a timeline, and a oneness of space emerges.  This is the realization that time is an illusion, one big point in an endless stream of being.

See more at www.marjoriekayeart.com

 

 

All We Are Arises From Our Thoughts, by Carolyn Wirth

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This image is really a collaboration between me and my photographer, Teresa Coates (http://www.coatesestudio.com), who has a strong vision of the noir-ness in my sculpture. This piece is called "All We Are Arises From Our Thoughts," which is a fortune-cookie saying from my new series of the same name. In a lighthearted mood, I think of this sculpture as an encounter between Ozymandias and Chuckie. More pensively, I imagine it as embodying the divide between thought and feeling.

See more at http://cvw198.wordpress.com

 

 

Exuviae: barnacle (TAG0074), by Adamo Macri

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Exuviae is an ongoing project. The basis: an ecosystem built with a multitude of sculptural works created, then photographed. Collectively forming a photographic, abstract plantation. An allegorical narrative dealing with the delicacy of nature and its potential deceptive beauty. This particular photograph is one of the artworks in the Exuviae project.

See more at adamomacri.blogspot.ca, and facebook.com/Adamo.Macri

 

 

In Perpetuity, by Marlene Siff

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In Perpetuity is one part of 47 paintings, works on paper and sculptures that became a solo exhibition at the Walsh Art Gallery in the Quick Center at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, 2012. The exhibition entitled "Elements Of Peace" was my response to a desire to create spaces and gateways for people of all walks of life to come together to reflect on war and peace and to commemorate our "Fallen Heroes" in Afghanistan. All of the paintings entered in the BB3 are part of the series "Elements Of Peace".

See more at www.marlenesiff.com

 

 

Flirtation of meeting and parting, by Hildy Maze

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To live the wound of love and yet not become scarred by despair or cynicism is a great living secret. How to live wounded without being chased by shadows and not merely 'endure'.

 

See more at http://hildymaze.com, and

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LEGO Firearms 2014, by David Turner

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I am a Belfast-based artist who creates autobiographical work through toy mediums that reflect conflict, terrorism, and evoke critical commentary on present day violence and war.Growing up in turbulent Belfast, I was surrounded by violence and conflict. These events have had a direct influence on my life and artwork, causing me to revisit my adolescence and recreate these memories with childhood mediums such as LEGOs, Hama Beads, Plasticine, and jigsaw puzzles. My artwork presents a platform that is both a direct reflection of my childhood and the conflict I have experienced, as well as giving a voice to current atrocities, be they children of war, child soldiers, or children who have lost their lives or a loved one to gun violence. My most recent series of work have materialized in many forms, from two-dimensional depictions to fully functioning firearms, which break down contentions of representation and offer new and exploratory directions for investigating themes of conflict, war, self, and popular culture.

See more athttp://www.belfastarts.co.uk/ and

http://jungkatz.com/2014/07/03/artist-interview-david-turner/

 

 

 

3000 ans d'errance, by Christine Comeau

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3000 ans d'erranceis a performed installation, a choreographed tableau vivant. It is about the wandering of a small community of nomadic creatures pulling with them their mobile home. They are both curious and frightened by the discovery of this peculiar world. The topics of this project are about nomadism, exile, identities and networks between human being and their environment.The carts and tents have been made during a two months artists residency at Est-Nord-Est artists run center, St-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, in 2011. A photo shooting and a parade have been organized in the streets of the village and near the Saint-Laurent river, in the province of Quebec, Canada.

 See more at www.christinecomeau.com

 

 

A delicate Balance, by Nick Nazzaro

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Originally this piece was going to be specifically about student debt, since I'm a recent college goer. After a lot of brooding, it became more about the 1% on top in general, with emphasis on the harm on they can cause. Some of these guys are true cartoon characters, getting away with dastardly deeds you'd only see from a goofy villain. If it wasn't so frighteningly sad, it'd be comical. My favorite part of the piece is the face. I wanted to bring it back to reality a little bit, and show this ugly mug, with a half finished, sort of sloppy, extremely red face. This whole process presented me with the question, "Are these people at top being corrupted by the money they make, or are only the corrupt able to get to the top?" 

See more at http://nicknazzaro.com

 

The Boston Biennial 3 is up until August 21st, so come on by and take a look:

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And come to the GALA BOSTON BIENNIAL CLOSING RECEPTION AUGUST 21ST 6-9PM!!!

 

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THE WINNERS ARE………

by the-biennial-project 22. March 2014 13:29

THE WINNERS ARE:

Best in Show (what we like to call the Golden Armadillo):
Federico Delfrati & Ieva Jakusonoka

The sensibilities of Federico Delfrati and Ieva Jakusonoka are so well-matched that they seemed to be one person. Their installation "An uncertain map of the known universe made of wax, wood, clay, ropes and various paper." was a universal hit with the judges, and we're proud to be featuring them on the Roadshow.
 

Photography: Adamo Macri
Video: Luke Boggia
Performance: Christine Comeau
Painting: Hildy Maze
Sculpture: Artemis Herber
2D: Nick Nazzaro
Digital Art:
Judith Kindler

 
Special Juror Awards:
Anna's Choice Award:
David Turner
Eric's Choice Award: Katherine Sweetman
Lizzy's Choice Award: Laura Krasnow

Sonia's Choice Award:
Dennis Miller
Stephanie's Choice Award:
Nicole Duennebier
Accepted Artists featured in the Biennial Roadshow Marfa exhibit:
(alphabetically by first name)
Adamo Macri
Adrienne Lichliter
Alan Lerner
Amy Butowicz
Anthony Astone
Anya Klepacki
Artemis Herber
Benjamin Phillips
Benjamin Phillips
Brandy-Michelle Byard
Brendan Mahoney
Calvin Pressley
Carol Stensrud
Charlene Liska
Charlie Lemay
Christina Macal
Christine Comeau
Christopher  Deris
Ciara Duffy
Claudia  Sbrissa
Claudio Scardino
David Turner
Dennis Miller
Elizabeth Harris
Eric Charlton
Federico Delfrati
Flair Robinson
Frances Berry
Ginny Barrett
Hildy Maze
Jenny Zoe Casey
John Lawson
Joshua Zerangue
Judith Kindler
Julie Weitz
 
Karen Rosenkrantz
Karina  Bania
Kate Mackay
Katherine Sweetman
Kelly Jo  Shows
Kristen  Freitas
Kristi  Beisecker
Larry Alford
Laura Krasnow
Laura Scandrett
Leigh Hall
Luke Boggia
Maggie Fishman
Marjorie Kaye
Matthew Mazzotta
Michael St.Germain
Mitchel Ahern
Molly Radecki
Nebras Hoveizavi
Nick Nazzaro
Nicole Duennebier
Nyssa Juneau
Paul Sisson
R. Prost
Renato Koledic
Robert Festa
Robyn Day
Stephanie Angelo
Stephanie Goode
Susan Fitzsimmons
Tom Estes
Tyler Beard
Vanessa Thompson
Walter Kopec
Yana Clark

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Biennial Roadshow Marfa–the great work keeps coming!

by the-biennial-project 23. February 2014 13:19

 

Art is good.

Art makes you happy when you need to be happy.

Art makes you cry when you need to cry.

Art makes you think when you need to think.

Art pisses you off – well,  you get the idea.

And the art that is being entered for the Biennial Roadshow Marfa again makes us honored to be part of this tribe.

Check out a few sweet samples from recent entries, and don’t forget that the absolute final deadline to submit your work to the Biennial Roadshow Marfa is this Saturday March 1st.

Don’t miss your chance to participate in this beautiful and exuberant show.

ENTER THE BIENNIAL ROADSHOW MARFA HERE

 

An uncertain map of the universe

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Federico Delfrati Ieva Jakusonoka, Germany, 
An uncertain map of the known universe 
made of wax, wood, clay, ropes and various paper

 

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Paul Sisson, CO, Next Auction

 

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Eric Charlton, Nevada, A Prudent Dialogue of Opulence

 

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vanessa thompson, MA, happy rest 

 

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Tom Estes, United Kingdom, Temptation of Christ
 
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Nick Nazzaro, MA, The NRA Way

 

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Judith Kindler, WA, Stilettos

 

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Karen Rosenkrantz, MA, flying cowboys (2)
 
 
ENTER THE BIENNIAL ROADSHOW MARFA HERE

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Sneak Preview of Art from the Biennial Roadshow Marfa

by the-biennial-project 9. February 2014 15:01

Hey artists and art lovers!

Here’s this week’s sneak peak at some of the AMAZING art that has been submitted to the Biennial Roadshow Marfa.

And remember – the deadline for submissions is this Friday, so get those entries in!

Enter the Biennial Roadshow here!

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David Turner, Belfast, Northern Ireland, I Nearly died Laughing
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Kristi Beisecker, Wellesley, MA, Bluebells

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Joshua Zerangue, Philadelphia, PA, Against Nature
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Michael St. Germain, Newton, MA,  Hollywood Basement sketch

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Adamo Macri, Montreal, Quebec, Stasis Echo of Mount Helicon

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Brandy-Michelle Byard, Arlington, Texas, Message in a Bottle

And check out this totally cool video entry:

 

ENTER THE BIENNIAL ROADSHOW NOW!!!!!!!

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The Social Event of the Summer Season

by the-biennial-project 13. August 2012 15:47

Critics agree – Bizarre Artist Happenings is the social event of the season!

One can’t truly claim to have summered in Boston without having experienced the multimedia phantasm that is The Biennial Project’s Bizarre Artist Happenings.” Clea Saharoli, noted art critic and curator

Warholian”, Boston Phoenix

“Did you ever feel like you were missing out on all the fun?  Well, if you weren’t at the Biennial Project’s Bizarre Artist Reception this Thursday then you’re correct to think so.”  Stephanie Arnett, critic, and star of the blogosphere

Well-attended”, Boston Globe

They’ll be talking about this one in Berlin for a while”, Alec Onsemska, film critic

Freakin bizarre”, Erica Femino, style icon

“With its summer show at Atlantic Works, the Biennial Project makes a serious effort to satisfy your minimum monthly requirement of horny Boy Scouts, opium-smoking eccentrics, circus freaks, aging hippies, lumberjacks, and sex workers. Even if you missed the opening party…come to the closing reception: Aug 16, 7-10, Martha McCollough, Boston’s Reigning Hippest Person

Free Beer, then more free beer”, Michael St. Germain, the most interesting artist in the world

No Joke – just look at the press we got!

Boston Globe on Bizarre Artist Happenings

More Boston Globe on Bizarre Artist Happenings

Still More Boston Globe on Bizarre Artist Happenings

Boston Globe Pick of the Day for Bizarre Artist Happenings

Boston Phoenix on Bizarre Artist Happenings

Boston Phoenix Pick of the Week for Bizarre Artist Happenings

The Art Blogs on Bizarre Artist Happenings

More Art Blogs on Bizarre Artist Happenings

NOW, If you missed the opening, don’t despair – we’re having another awesome event this very Thursday Aug 16 from 7-10PM.

Bizarre Artist Happenings Pajama Party!

Sleepovers are the perfect alibi for youth around the world.

Tell your parents you are spending the night at your bestie's house and prepare for a night of debauchery and teenage fulfillment. Don't miss one of the last hot parties of the summer of 2012!! Let's show Hugh Hefner how its done in 2012!

Come to the sexy closing party for The Biennial Project's Closing Reception for their show 'Bizarre Artist Happenings' Music being created by DJ Dylan Jones and venue is The Atlantic Works Gallery.

You are encouraged but not required to show off your skimpiest or most comfortable sleep ware. Pillow fights, bedtime stories and steamy sex are encouraged. This also happens to be Madonna's 54 birthday so give the old whore from Detroit some honor and heighten your level of hedonism with us.

Don’t Miss it!!!!!!!!!

 

Here are some great moments from our opening party!

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Hell yes it was crazy!

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With TONS of people!

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And LOTS of LOVE for Biennial

Project ICONS Anna and Eric!

 

Love ME Love MY Work by Mitchel Ahern

 

Plus amazing live Performance

and Super Excellent Moving Images!

 

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Many gorgeous Fashionistas!

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And let us not forget the

U.S. Launch of The Biennial Project’s

Signature Fragrance STAR OF VENICE!

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The U.S. Launch of STAR OF VENICE

 

 More Art World Glitterati!

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They LOVE us in North Korea!

They love us in North Korea!

 

 

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And Mark Peterson jurying our

Art with the Stars Photo Contest as

well as winning Best Performance

of the evening!

 

Mark Sends a Shoutout to Dads Everywhere!

 

 Ok, kids that’s it for now.

See you this Thursday!!!

 

 

 

 

Bizarre Artist Happenings Pajama Party!!!

 

Photo by Grandmaster Paul Weiner,

Eric Hess, Jaymes Leavitt,

Schon-Ray M. Joseph, Levi Camacho,

and Anna Salmeron

       

Video by Branden Harrington, Eric Hess,

Stephanie Arnett, Charlene Liska,

Mitchel Ahern, and Anna Salmeron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Countdown to Bizarre Artist Happenings!!!

by the-biennial-project 17. July 2012 07:29

 

The opening of The Biennial Project’s HUGE Summer Show is only 2 DAYS AWAY! It’s like waiting for Christmas – only with way more work to do! Today we finished the hanging – and the quality and diversity of the work in this show is incredible.  Here are a few Sneak Previews from the hanging!!!

 

Guru Mitchel Ahern meditating next to his piece!

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Directice of ALL Things Olfactory Samantha Marder getting ready for the US Launch of Star of Venice!!!!!

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The Most Interesting Artist in the World – aka Michael St. Germain - hanging his work!

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Kristen Freitas putting the final touches on her ground-breaking assemblage!!

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John Kennard with his meaningful AND beautiful work!!!

 

The opening THIS THURSDAY NIGHT JULY 19TH FROM 7 TO 10PM will be SO VERY OVER THE TOP – even by our over-the-top standards.

There will be a real red carpet, with real celebrity photographers snapping pic’s of the arriving crowds.

There will be a real award-winning photographer inside composing pictures of the guests with the Biennial Project life-size cutouts! With LOTS AND LOTS of real prizes for best shots with the cutouts.

There will be a real good-looking man-person bar tending topless all night.

There will be real performative art by many of Boston’s best real performance artists.

There will be all the city’s hippest artists and glitterati decked out in their coolest art duds.

There will be SWAG!!!!!

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The event of the summer of 2012. It will be one of those things you will always recall with affection or horror when you remember the Summer of 2012. COME TO OUR OPENING THIS THURSDAY JULY 19th or LIVE WITH REGRET!!!! Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border Street, East Boston, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bizzare Artist Happening

by the-biennial-project 19. June 2012 11:25

at Atlantic Works Gallery

 

 

Artists:

Eric Hess, Anna Salmeron, Mitchel Ahern, Dell Hamilton, SamanthaMarder, Michael St. Germain, Erica Femino, Marlene Sarroff,Tom Estes, Martha McCollough, Kelly Jo Shows, Sonia Domkorova, Matt Keller, Bo Petran, Branden Harrington and Paul Weiner

As featured by Ben Lewis in his TateShots video of the 2011
Venice Biennale, (http://www.tate.org.uk/contextcomment/
video/tateshots-venice-biennale-2011), The Biennial
Project
mobilizes a posse of shit-kicking international artists for
Bizarre Artist Happenings. Expect a rousing good time with
The Biennial Project’s cast of loonies, ne’er-do-wells, circus freaks,
sex-workers, debutantes, opium-smoking rich eccentrics, aging hippies, pill popping
Moms, gender rebels, lumberjacks, the gays, cold-hearted euro trash, dreadlocked trustifarians, horny Boy Scouts, gamers and burners, addicts and of course "’Americas' Next Top Models’.
This far-ranging show includespainting, photography, video, multi-media,
installation and of course the performative antics
the world has come to
expect from The Biennial Project, such as:
- The US Introduction of The Biennial Project's signature perfume, Star of
Venice
, designed by artist Samantha Marder.
-An elegant portrait of The Biennial Project’s shoes by Maine painter Kelly
Jo Shows
.
- "Death in Venice," a moving photo essay on the water burial of The
Biennial Project’s effigies
in the Venetian canals staged as part of the
2011 Venice Biennale and produced by noted Australian artist Marlene
Sarroff.
- Participatory Artistic Focus Groups, organized by The Biennial Project
Head of Marketing and Research, Michael St.Germain.
Exhibition Dates: July 19­ until August 18, 2012
Location:Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border Street, 3rd floor, East Boston,
MA
Opening Reception: Thursday July 19th 7­-10pm
Closing Reception: Thursday August 16th 7­-10pm
ATLANTIC WORKS GALLERY
is East Boston¹s Collaborative Space for Art and
Ideas.
Established in 2003, it is a member-operated gallery located on the top
floor of 80 Border Street on the waterfront. It is T-accessible (Maverick
stop on the Blue Line) and there is usually ample parking. For detailed
directions, information about members, future shows, etc., please see
atlanticsworks.org.
Press contact: For more information or to schedule a private press viewing,
please call Anna Salmeron at 617-913-1832 or email at
annasalmeron@comcast.net.

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