FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTIC WORKS GALLERY
GREETINGS from BIENNIALAND
New Works Documenting the Journeys of
The Biennial Project
Opening Reception: August 5, 6-9 pm: 80 Border Street, East Boston
East Boston, MA, USA August, 2010—From August 5 to August 28, 2010, Atlantic Works Gallery presents GREETINGS from BIENNIALAND: New Works Documenting the Journeys of The Biennial Project.
The last year and a half has been just an amazing time for The Biennial Project! From Baja to Montreal to Venice (yup, the one in Italy) to New York to Worcester the globe-trotting merry band of fun-loving artists have participated in some of the world’s most celebrated art extravaganzas...and in so doing, hobnobbed with some pretty special (read famous) folks. There were so many memorable moments!
One very special highlight no doubt was a personal private meeting in February with brand new BFF, Gary Carrion-Muyayari, curator of the world-reknowned 2010 Whitney Biennial held at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. Oh the excitement!! And the photo opp!!
Another Truly Amazing Moment was hosting the Closing Ceremony at the uber-prestigious 2009 Venice Biennale. Artists and patrons mingling and yes, singing together as afternoon faded to dusk along Venice’s famed Grand Canal. Ah, Venice….
As The Biennial Project’s popularity and international presence continues to skyrocket, it is hard to recall at times the group’s humble origins—born in a dilapidated and nearly abandoned warehouse less than three years ago in East Boston. Yet with their bold “It’s About Us” mantra and unflinching pursuit of Art World Fame and Recognition, “The Project” has scratched and clawed (in true diva style) its way to the top of the Art World Heap……and thankfully they have the photos and videos and charts and maps to prove it!
The public is invited to attend the OPENING RECEPTION on Thursday, August 5 from 6 to 9pm and to visit the gallery during the following hours: Fridays 2 – 6pm and Saturdays 2 – 6pm. The public is also invited to attend the Atlantic Works Gallery’s monthly THIRD THURSDAY SHINDIG on Thursday, August 19 from 6 to 9pm.
To schedule a private press viewing and interview at a more convenient time, please contact Laura Rollins, 617.877.8249.
Begun in 2003, ATLANTIC WORKS GALLERY, “East Boston’s Collaborative Space for Art and Ideas,” is a member-operated gallery located on the top floor of 80 Border Street on the waterfront of East Boston. It is T-accessible (near the Maverick T stop on the Blue Line) and parking space is usually ample. For detailed directions and other information about members and past and future shows, please see atlanticworks.org