“In 1990 on my first day of work at MTV, I heard three homophobic remarks, so I knew I could not be myself at work. When I came out to my family, they feared for my safety, happiness and future.  Yet in 2013, to me living ‘out’ is as ordinary as brushing my teeth.”

As a 46-year old queer man, Eric Hess has lived through a sea change in societal attitudes towards gays. After decades of activists chanting,“We’re here, we’re queer, get used to us,” it appears that Americans have indeed gotten used to queers. At least in New England, for many the queer lifestyle is part of the new norm. For many, it still isn’t. However, the ramifications of first being part of a detested minority and then being part of an accepted minority profoundly affect how queers think of themselves and function within the world. In “Just Another Fag,” Hess explores this huge cultural shift with photography, video, dioramas and conceptual art.

Exhibition dates: February 8-23, 2013
DJ Party Opening Reception: Saturday Feb. 9, 6–9PM, music by DJ Dylan Jones
3rd Thursday Party: Feb. 21, 6–9pm, come dressed as your favorite gay!

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

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