Mitchel Ahern

Eddie Holtorf

The exhibition is a meditation on koans, a paradoxical anecdote or a riddle that has no defined solution; used in Zen Buddhism to show the inadequacy of logical reasoning. Working with traditional and contemporized koans the artists seek to visualize the real from perceived understandings and notions of reality by viewing our culture as commodity, our life as commodity, commodity as control, art as control, art as life, all in patterns: life, culture, and the art pieces themselves.

Bo Petran
Chris Spuglio and friend

Artwork by Bo Pertran and Chris Spuglio
East Boston, September 2010 – From October 8 to October 30, 2010, Atlantic Works gallery presents HEAVEN AND EARTH: New Work by Bo Petran and Chris Spuglio.
In this economic downturn, if you have been too much getting and spending, laying waste your powers, give yourself a night to reconnect with who you are and what matters at core.
In a series that marks a departure from his previous mostly abstract work, painter Chris Spuglio explores the Gods and Goddesses of Greek mythology. Fascinated by the relationships between the Gods since childhood, Spuglio has returned to this fertile imaginative terrain to portray their complex webs of identity and relationship thru an adult prism. Creating work that is both fanciful and provocative, his work reminds you of the divine within reach and your own “heaven”.
As contrast, Czech artist Bo Petran presents two new series of work that explore life, death and time. The first, Bohemian Earth, is composed of shocking and beautiful photographs of spring in an ossuary (bone storage facility) in Prague. His series about life is Snowblind, a large grid of gorgeous sculptural paintings with iron and marble dust combined with acrylic medium and paint. Bo will present both series in the installation “Studio Visit”, where he will recreate a friendly, working art studio.
Join us at the opening Saturday, October 9, 6-9pm and to visit the gallery Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm to 6pm.. The public is also invited to Atlantic Works Gallery’s monthly THIRD THURSDAY GATHERING, on October 21, 6-9pm.
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).
I am an art student, currently concentrating in photography and art history. Mostly I find influence in alternative processes and found photographs, especially family portraits which I collect from estate sales and thrift stores. In the age of digital photography, I have said no, preferring the darkroom to be as close to the medium as possible. Temporarily returning to Boston from the Midwest, where I attend college, has proved to be very self-reflecting, and mainly exciting as I get to spend the next semester helping out the Atlanticworks gallery!


Rick Dorff

Artist at Opening of exhibit on September 9th 2010

Large chest with unknown inner world

Glimpse of inner space

Ethereal shroud creates boundary for inner space

Eric Hess explains the complex process of selection to The Biennial Project

A fabulous cake for the guests of opening event.

The exhibit offers insight into how to correspond with other Biennial artist around the world

A beautiful model shows off very fashionable clothing available at event

Anna demonstrates a common Biennial gesture that can be experience during the application phase of Biennial events

Good Dog!

Watching the documentary

Others watching the documentary