Join us as we kickoff Eastie Week and Open Studios with a special event tonight at 7pm. Be the first to get a look at AW’s June show ENGENDERED before the official opening on Saturday and try some homemade ice cream! Also, Eastie Week guest artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh will give an artist talk about her series, “Stop Telling Women to Smile”
Atlantic Works Gallery is pleased to present ENGENDERED, an exhibition conceived and curated by Samantha Marder.
ENGENDERED explores how gender is variously perceived, running the gamut from the literal to the abstract. In a variety of media, ENGENDERED depicts aspects of the gender spectrum which may be clearly defined, fluid or ambiguous. The context may be biological, political, spiritual or sexual as well as personal statements of self identity, imposed identity or perceived identity.
Anxiety, serenity, humor, and indifference, profundity and superficiality, may all be evident in these collected works.
Exhibition dates: June 7, 2014 through July 7, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 7 6-9 pm
3rd Thursday Party: June 19 6-9 pm
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 2-6pm
Samantha Marder is no stranger to gender (bending) issues. She has spent the past 16 years as proprietress of My Changing Room, a cross-dressing studio based in Boston. She has acted as mentor and midwife, witness and friend to the realization of all manner of self-conceptions. Based on these and other experiences, Marder also makes collages, dioramas and installations which address the permutations of gender.
Other recent work includes the creation of her own perfume in conjunction with The Biennial Project which debuted at the Venice Biennale in 2013 and a photo series of gender oriented photographs. Currently she is doing costume and makeup design for the Atlantic Works Gallery remake of the film classic, Plan 9 from Outer Space.
For the fourth year, the Magenta Foundation and local organizations will be producing the Flash Forward photography festival in downtown Boston. With both indoor and outdoor exhibitions throughout the city (including the Photographic Practices show here at the gallery) plus a series of panels and networking events, this weekend is shaping up to be a wonderful celebration of local talent and creativity.
Too shy to try new things without some backup? Look for some of our friendly faces at Friday’s reception at the Fairmont Battery Wharf and show your support for Atlantic Works artist and Flash Forward 2013 winner, Stephanie Arnett.
ENGENDERED will explore how gender is perceived from the literal to the abstract. Artists are invited to submit work which depicts any aspect of gender – clearly defined, fluid or ambiguous. The context could be biological, sexual, spiritual, political, personal statements of self identity, imposed identity or perceived identity. Or total ennui. Some of us never consider gender – it just is. A very unconventional view of the unconventional is strongly encouraged.
GUIDELINES: Artwork may be in any medium, and must be ready for display upon delivery. While all reasonable care and precaution will be taken in the handling and installation of the work, Atlantic Works will not be responsible for
the loss of or damage to any work, nor liability for the artist.
To enter, fill out the following form and send no more than 3 jpgs for consideration to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “ENGENDERED submission.”