This month’s exhibition at the Atlantic Works Gallery, The Inspection House, is based around the Panopticon and surveillance. Continue reading
Atlantic Works Gallery
In the opening week of the avant-garde, international art tsunami the Venice Biennale 2011, Laura Rollins of The Biennial Project found herself involved in a guerilla performance piece spotlit by the festival nearby. Continue reading
As I become accustomed to the light, I see around me people transfixed by a large screen cycling into a new showing of Singapore’s ‘The Cloud of Unknowing,’ which turns out to be the trippiest experience one could possibly have without aid of hallucinogen or other radical brain alteration. Continue reading
Thank you for electing to attend the reception for the Getting Serious exhibition here at the Atlantic Works Gallery. While perusing the works of East Boston artists Chris Chou, Karen Kemp, and Maureen O’Connor, please observe the following rules for proper decorum. Please do not speak unless absolutely necessary. Please do not show any emotion stronger than a sober approval. Please keep your gesturing to barely perceptible nods and slight strokes of the chin. And whatever you do, stay away from the free wine. Wait, what are you doing, put that corkscrew do-h no! Spontaneous wacky art party!
[Thu. 3.3.11. 80 Border St., East Boston. 617.568.1294. 3pm/all ages/free. atlanticworks.org]
A collage based around, and in some cases, made directly from, every single page of Leo Tolstoy’s generation-spanning epic War and Peace? Alright. Cool. We are totally down with this, Lola Baltzell. We’re a bit surprised that you and the members of Team Tolstoy made a beeline straight for the 1,200-pager. Thought maybe you might want to start small, maybe tackle a pamphlet or two, perhaps even a novella if you were getting the hang of it. But nope, you went straight for the spine-snapper. Respect. Atlantic Works Gallery will be featuring the first 300 to come out of the project, presuming they don’t pull a Sufjan Stevens on us and puss out. [80 Border St., Boston. 781.308.2259. 6pm. atlanticworks.org]