Atlantic Works Gallery announced that its summer exhibition is a group showing of artwork by gallery members and selected guest artists who will investigate immigration from their own personal experiences.

Photographic Practices:

group show of lens-based artworks

Photography as a practice is in a state of flux. In the past two decades it has shifted from a process that interacts chemically and organically with its surrounds, to a new medium based around the interpretation and manipulation of code. Traditional photographs required access to the darkroom and an ability to previsualize results. Modern digital cameras now provide instant feedback, and can be published to millions of viewers in minutes.

This new technology has awoken a visual avarice that impedes communication as much as it facilitates it. The prevalence of cameras and recording devices has spawned a tide of images multiplying exponentially in our daily lives, forcing us to address issues of ethics, surveillance and manipulation. Whether the erosion of the photograph’s credibility troubles you or frees you, image creation and contextualization are increasingly in the hands of amateurs and outsiders.

From shooting to preserving, from acquiring to sharing, photographers’ motivations in this new era of image making are as diverse as their means. This group exhibition embodies the richness of contemporary photographic practice, and features work from artists using both traditional and experimental techniques.

Third Thursday: April 17th, 6-9 pm
Poetry Reading: April 24th, 6-9pm
Closing Reception: May 3rd, 6-9 pm

Good turnout for the opening of the friends show:

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With a Little Help From Our Friends


This time, it’s not all about us. We at Atlantic Works are about community, and we’re inclusive. We’re welcoming. Your ideas stimulate our ideas, and the exchange goes both ways. It is the dialog between the messages of friends, family, 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 don’t go stale. Our FRIENDS show is part of the reason why. It will delight and ravish you with something that maybe you’ve never seen before.

Exhibition Dates: July 18 – August 17, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 18, 6-9 PM

Third Thursday Reception: Thursday, August 15, 6-9 PM

Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 2-6 PM


VizPO: Artworks in which we use Words

It started with the Russian Futurists a hundred years ago, and now it’s everywhere—words in visual art. Or visual art made of words. Despite long taboos in both the art world and the literary world about mixing pictures and speech, the two cannot keep away from each other. The left brain and the right brain refuse to stay apart. You see the convergence in video, painting, sculpture, poetry, everywhere.

We at Atlantic Works are no exception. When this idea for a show was suggested we were surprised to realize how many of our artists were incorporating language in their work. It seems to come naturally. Sometimes words and images, like peanut butter and jelly, just go together.

Exhibition dates: April 6—27, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday April 6, 6–9PM

3rd Thursday Party: April 18, 6–9pm

Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 2-6pm

Exhibition: Feb 2013

Getting to Know You : Artwork by the New Members of Atlantic Works

“It’s a very ancient saying but a true and honest thought that if you become a teacher by your pupils you’ll be taught.”

The newest members of Atlantic works invite you to join them for tea, light refreshments and a civilized introduction to their art. Fancy dress encouraged though not required.

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Diane Teubner
George Shaw
John Kennard
Marjorie Kaye
Branden Harrington
Kristen Freitas
Nick Di Stefano
Stephanie Arnett

Exhibition dates: March 8-30, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday March 8, 6–9PM
3rd Thursday Artist Talk: March. 21, 6–9PM
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 2-6pm

The Song Remains the Same

Atlantic Works group show of art born of music

Music is a mind-altering tool as strong as any drug. Since many artists get ideas from other media and most visual artists listen to music when they work, Atlantic Works has launched a group show that celebrates art made under the influence of music. These pieces raise the question, how can ideas raised by one art form find resolution in another? The exchange is lively and fun and it shows how profoundly art and artists reflect our time and our culture.

Exhibition dates: January 11–26, 2013
DJ Party Opening Reception: Thursday, January 17, 6-9pm

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

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