For the fourth year, the Magenta Foundation and local organizations will be producing the Flash Forward photography festival in downtown Boston.  With both indoor and outdoor exhibitions throughout the city (including the Photographic Practices show here at the gallery) plus a series of panels and networking events, this weekend is shaping up to be a wonderful celebration of local  talent and creativity.

Like to get the inside scoop? Read up on some of the local organizers including Greer Muldowney with this super article from Lenscratch or watch some of the speakers from past years.

Too shy to try new things without some backup?  Look for some of our friendly faces at Friday’s reception at the Fairmont Battery Wharf and show your support for Atlantic Works artist and Flash Forward 2013 winner, Stephanie Arnett.


The Museum of Fine Arts is showing She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World featuring the work of photographers familiar to the local photography scene such as Rania Matar and Lalla Essaydi, as well as Shirin Neshat, Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, and Newsha Tavakolian.

Click here for a review of the show written by Stephanie Arnett for Big Red & Shiny.

Go over to Big Red & Shiny and check out the new article covering Richard Mosse’s The Enclave from the Venice Biennale 2013, by Atlantic Works’ very own member, Stephanie Arnett.

Read the full article here.


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