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Never let it be said that the Biennial Project isn’t serious with a capital Serious. With its summer show here 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 it’s not too late to bathe in the bliss of total self-regard as the Biennial Project asks again its perennial question, “Why Not Us?”
Come to the closing reception: August 16th, 7-10 pm.

Fernando DeOliveira

Fernando DeOliveira

Samantha Marder and Fernando DeOliveira

Samantha Marder and Fernando DeOliveira

From the bizarre photo shoot

From the bizarre photo shoot

Mitch Ahern Demands Your Love

Mitch Ahern Demands Your Love

Peanut butter and art sandwiches

Peanut butter and art sandwiches

Suzanne Mercury reads one-word poems

Suzanne Mercury reads one-word poems

On the red carpet with Sonia Domkarova, Fernando DeOliveira and Jess Stambaugh

On the red carpet with Sonia Domkarova, Fernando DeOliveira and Jess Stambaugh

Branden Harrington takes time out from making awesome videos to make social media faces with Anna Salmeron

Branden Harrington takes time out from making awesome videos
to make social media faces with Anna Salmeron

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Stills from Martha McCollough's Video I Spy, in case you wondered what you look like from space.

Stills from Martha McCollough’s Video I Spy,
in case you wondered what you look like from space.

The Biennial Project presents

Bizarre Artist Happenings

The internationally renowned, cutting edge and East Boston based conceptual artist group, The Biennial Project, is pleased to announce the opening of their trail blazing newest show ‘Bizarre Artist Happenings’

Bizarre Artist Happenings’ will start off with a trail blazing opening reception at Atlantic Works Gallery this coming July 19th and will show until the boisterous closing reception being held on Thursday August 16th.These will be the art parties of the summer if not the decade and they are not to be missed. Partygoers are encourage to dress to impress as their ‘eclectic artist persona’. Bring out that Puchi or your leather chaps and lets all bring some of the faded glamour of the Warhol Factory to Beantown!!

We look forward to seeing you and your entire audience at our avant-garde, innovative event (which your grandchildren will surely be talking about)!!

Exhibition Dates: July 19–August 18, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday July 19th 7–10pm
Closing Reception: Thursday August 16th 7–10pm

SKIN Show will be extended to Saturday July 7th with a closing party. Stop by around 7 PM – BYOB, Bring a friend, bring a date or just your wonderful self.
Stephanie Arnett
Stephanie Arnett
Stephanie Arnett
Stephanie Arnett
Stephanie Arnett
Stephanie Arnett
Stephanie Arnett
Stephanie Arnett
Stephanie Arnett
Stephanie Arnett
Stephanie Arnett
Chris Spuglio – Veronica Pinup – Color pencil
I want Veronica – She’s such a classic.

Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio
Chris Spuglio

All Photographs (C) By Mark Natale – Brookline, MA

Skin

New work by Chris Spuglio and Stephanie Arnett

In SKIN, Atlantic Works veteran Chris Spuglio and newcomer Stephanie Arnett explore the types of identities we choose for ourselves through how we present ourselves to others.  Skin is our  blank human canvas indelibly marked with our life experiences.
Chris Spuglio’s new body of work explores the artistic and technical field of professional tattooing, from traditional to new school design. After a lifetime of painting on traditional surfaces, he now paints on bodies.

According to Stephanie Arnett, “As we become more accustomed to lives integrated with technology, we place more importance on finding ways of differentiating ourselves on the web. For Skin, I’ve been working with both the concept of constructing a curated digital identity as well as experimenting with new material surfaces.”

Exhibition Dates: June 8 – June 30, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 7-10 pm
Third Thursday Gathering: June 21, 7-10 pm

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George Shaw – 4 Portals, #45

Sarah Meyers Brent – Overgrown Canvas II, #44

Marjorie Keye – A Delicate Balance, #41

Michael St Germain – Untitled, #42

Keith Harris – Untitled, #40

L.J Lanfranchi – Emergence, #58

Dell M. Hamilton – Untitled, #34

Martha McCollough – 2 Birds Inseparable Friends, #33

Jodi Colella – Embrace, #59

Bo Petran – Untitled, #35

Justin Augspurg – Untitled, #31

Joan Ryan – Cash Rules, #30
Trena Noval – releasing jack – a short film, #52

Audrina Bell Warren – (the) Satis-factory, #50

Lars Hoeg – Rod Drabant, #51

Lee Hall – Web, #22

Jennifer Moses – Under/Over, #23
Kelly Slater – Detroit, #26
Danielle Donigan – The Color Adventure, #27

Erica Famino – We Really Hate This Shit. We Really Do, #3

Carmen Sasso – Burst, #4

Rick Dorff – Untitled, #2

Veronica Domkarova – Bizarre Artists Happenings, #63, #21
Anna Salmaron – Bizarre Artists Happenings, #27, #20


Leah Grimaldi – James #11
Alecia Augsburg – Baby Brushes #10

 Marc Bisson – DeVil biss 9, #9

Charlene Liska – Jack Nicholson on the receiving end of some really bad news,  #8

Vanessa Thompson – When the sun comes up – Video, #60

Max Kuzmin – Buffer Zone, #19

Maj. Britt Pederson – Untitled, #18

Max Kuzmin – Eastie, #15

Mitchel Adhern – This is a Crime, #48

Stephanie Bradley – Basement Song – Video, #55

Stephanie Bradley – Basement Song – Video, #55

Stephanie Bradley – Basement Song – Video, #55

AWG – Before Opening

AWG – East Wing

AWG – South Wing

AWG – The cubby space

Sam and Laura Torres

AWG – West Wing

Shelah Horvitz – Continual Apocalypse (SOLD), #5

Opening Night Party

We had a really great turnout of friends and friends of friends and AW members

Friend Audrina Bell Warren talks about her work

 I overexposed Kristen with flash with shadows from cards in front of camera – Just for fun – MarkN

Kristen Freitas – Character I, #49
Transfer print onDura-lar

Samantha Marder talks about “Cinderella Liberty”, #46

If you missed our opening you have another chance to see this really great exhibit on Third
Thursday this month – May 17th from 6PM to 9 PM

Amanda Gallagher – Sexy Nana, #13

Adrienne Wetmore – Untitled, #12

Sonia Domkorova – Bizarre Artist Happenings, #86 (sisters), #14

Donald Rex Bishop – Untitled, #17

Donald Rex Bishop – Untitled, #16

dei xhrist – pelt, #57
Lola Baltzell – Suffer Me Not to be Separated, #29

Diane Teubner – Alembic, #47

Peter Pizzi – Birdman, #56
The Biennial Project – Whitney Biennial Trading Cards, #53

Photo credits for this blog – Mark Natale, Brookline MA

With a Little Help from our Friends

Work by ATLANTIC WORKS ARTISTS and Invited Guests

No artist is an island. Your ideas stimulate our ideas, and the exchange goes both ways. It is the dialog between the messages of friends, family and culture and our own internal dictates that makes art relevant. In our annual “Friends” show, we Atlantic Works artists invite friends whose input matters to us, whose work should be seen. We ask our artist friends with the most interesting ideas to contribute, to strut their stuff, to contribute to the dialog, to keep our gallery vital and fresh. We at Atlantic Works donʼt go stale. Our “Friends” show is part of the reason why.

Exhibition dates: May 5–26, 2012
Opening: Saturday, May 5, 6-9pm
Third Thursday reception: Thursday, May 17, 6-9pm
Open Studios: Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, 12pm–6pm
Barbeque: Sunday, May 20, 4–6pm

Creative Couples:

artwork by 14 Boston-based artist couples

When two artists live together, what is the impact on their work? Creative Couples, an exhibit organized by Lola Baltzell, seeks to find the answer.

Of the encouragement that can take place in a creative couple, Mark Natale says, “My wife Lola Baltzell is fearless and her creativity is contagious. She inspired me to take my own photography more seriously. Now I am showing my work, which is very exciting.”

Sometimes a partner’s different background can lead a mate in a new direction. Marjorie Kaye, who will be showing with her partner George Shaw, says, “George is a finish carpenter who specializes in restoration, so he encouraged me to include more sculptural elements in my paintings.”

Or both artists may collaborate. Inspired by the writings of Carl Jung, photographer David Weinberg and painter Louise Weinberg began exploring the same house/tower that Jung built in Bollingen, each in their respective medium.

Anna Salmeron & Bo Petran
Lola Baltzell & Mark Natale
Kelly Slater & John Wilkinson
Laura Torres & Pietri Valbuena
Carol Odell & Tom Odell
Louise Weinberg & David Weinberg
Marjorie Kaye & George Shaw
Elisa Hamilton & Andrew Edman
Trish Crapo & Tom Ashley
Courtney Hadden & Michael Dowling
David Piemonte & Terry Del Percio-Piemonte
Charlene Liska & Bart Higgins
Jenny Grassl & Anton Grassl
Margot Stage & David Crane
Jennifer Amadeo-Holl & Tanwin Chang
Dominic Chavez & Silvia Lopez Chavez

Exhibition Dates: April 7 – 28, 2012
Opening Reception: April 7, 6 to 9 pm
Third Thursday Celebration: April 19, 6 to 9 pm

That’s right. The party is Thursday, March 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Come and see  work by artists Charlene Liska and Leah Grimaldi:
Getting There: Terror and desire in uneasy times