COEPI: New members Show

Please join us in welcoming our new members:


Perla Castañeda’s work is inspired by her mother’s recent, brave struggle with breast cancer. The art incorporates drawings of flowers–gifts from family, loved ones and co-workers–and showcases the fleshy pink tone that is both a symbol of the disease and awakening health. The installation crochet pieces, also pink, are intended to be barriers to the many complications that accompany cancer treatment. Castañeda is a graduate of New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University in Boston.

Christine Palamidessi’s synesthetic Breastplates are evocators of memory, texture, geography, and popular culture. In COEPI, she exhibits them in pairs to suggest that all experience connects the self to others. Her technique incorporates paper, peat, fabric, metal, words and paint, and begins with live body casts of people who deposit a layer of their humanity into the art. She has exhibited in the United States, Italy and England, and her work is held in private collections.

sisterwerx was founded upon the principles of unity and the cornerstones of community. we refer to ourselves as many because we are. we are pluralistic intersectional series of post modern post gender reclamative expressions. we call wien home + most recently we call boston refuge. these new works square the physicality of corpus with consumption, heteronormativity is sliced thin and fried for your best digestion. kollectiv herstory, mystery, paradox, is revealed. it’s too late, you’ve been initiated. we meet every full moon, you bring a light refreshment. see you there. tschau hübscher.

Opening Reception: Thursday, 04 JAN 2015, 6-9 PM
Third Thursday Reception: Thursday, 18 DEC 2015, 6-9 PM
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, 2-6 PM or by appointment

Good turnout for the opening of the friends show:

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Team Tolstoy

Russian Folk Musicians – Andreii Sorokin and Sister

Our opening was very well attended.
With 298 collages on view, our visitors and friends had much to take in
Starting with collage 1 in upper left…
Many Atlantic Works gallery members were present for event

Chris Chou was surprised to see me…


Adrienne & Lola

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