All Rights Reserved(;-)

A group show at Atlantic Works Gallery, celebrating the natural right of artists to “steal” the intellectual “property” they need to create their art.

Global corporations want to own everything you might see, hear, taste and smell, and charge you for the experience. Copyright law has been perverted from its constitutional role “to promote the progress of science and useful arts” into a means to ensure cash flow.

The members of the Atlantic Works Gallery challenge this state of affairs with the group show All Work Guaranteed Stolen, which features works of painting, drawing, print-making, sculpture/3D and video inspired by and built with other people’s and corporations’ proprietary images, sounds and ideas.

Events and Dates:
• The public is invited to attend the OPENING RECEPTION on Thursday, January 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and to visit the gallery on Fridays and Saturdays 2 – 6pm from January 6 through January 22, 2011.

• On Friday, January 14, we will have MOVIE NIGHT, with a viewing of the film Appropriation, by Mandeep Bhatia (

• The public is also invited to attend the Atlantic Works Gallery’s monthly THIRD THURSDAY RECEPTION AND PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION ON LEGAL RIGHTS OF ARTISTS on Thursday, January 20 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

Contact Information:
To schedule a private press viewing and interview at a more convenient time, please contact Sonia Dommkarova at (541)207-6236.

Begun in 2003, ATLANTIC WORKS GALLERY, “East Boston’s Collaborative Space for Art and Ideas,” is a member-operated gallery located on the top floor of 80 Border Street on the waterfront of East Boston. It is T-accessible (near the Maverick T stop on the Blue Line). For detailed directions and other information about members and past and future shows, please see