The opening of The Biennial Project’s HUGE Summer Show is only 2 DAYS AWAY! It’s like waiting for Christmas – only with way more work to do! Today we finished the hanging – and the quality and diversity of the work in this show is incredible. Here are a few Sneak Previews from the hanging!!!
Guru Mitchel Ahern meditating next to his piece!
Directice of ALL Things Olfactory Samantha Marder getting ready for the US Launch of Star of Venice!!!!!
The Most Interesting Artist in the World – aka Michael St. Germain - hanging his work!
Kristen Freitas putting the final touches on her ground-breaking assemblage!!
John Kennard with his meaningful AND beautiful work!!!
The opening THIS THURSDAY NIGHT JULY 19TH FROM 7 TO 10PM will be SO VERY OVER THE TOP – even by our over-the-top standards.
There will be a real red carpet, with real celebrity photographers snapping pic’s of the arriving crowds.
There will be a real award-winning photographer inside composing pictures of the guests with the Biennial Project life-size cutouts! With LOTS AND LOTS of real prizes for best shots with the cutouts.
There will be a real good-looking man-person bar tending topless all night.
There will be real performative art by many of Boston’s best real performance artists.
There will be all the city’s hippest artists and glitterati decked out in their coolest art duds.
There will be SWAG!!!!!
The event of the summer of 2012. It will be one of those things you will always recall with affection or horror when you remember the Summer of 2012. COME TO OUR OPENING THIS THURSDAY JULY 19th or LIVE WITH REGRET!!!! Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border Street, East Boston, MA
This month’s Fan of the Month is one of the coolest artists around – Kelly Jo Shows. She’s really just too amazing, and if she weren’t also so super nice we would be kinda jealous of her. OK, we admit, we are still jealous of her, but in a good way.
She lives in one of The Biennial Project’s Favorite Towns – Kennebunk Maine (a frequent vacation spot for creative types like us), and she has the house and studio of our dreams. It’s totally gorgeous, and chock full of her awesome artwork. And she has rabbits! And ducks!
She has this cool series of paintings called “Sole of the Artist". Here’s how she describes them: “This is a unique and untraditional collection of portraits. Rather than focusing on the face of the artist, I'm painting different scale images of their shoes. Shoes tell a lot about a person and they speak volumes about the lives we lead. They develop a character over the years & become a visual roadmap to the experiences you have had and the places you have traveled. I'm interested in capturing that character.”
She’s painted lots of interesting artist’s shoes – including some really famous ones! (Not that things like that matter to us here at Biennial Project Productions, but if they did, how about Ed Ruscha and William Wegman for starters?) And, you guessed it, The Biennial Project is proud to be counted among the soles that Kelly Jo has collected! Check out the BEAUTIFUL painting at the lower left – or BETTER YET, meet Kelly Jo and see this gorgeous paintingat the upcoming Bizarre Artist Happenings presented by The Biennial Project opening July 19th at Atlantic Works Gallery!
Here’s to you Kelly Jo –
ridiculously talented artist,
super cool person,
and Biennial Project Fan!
Check out more of Kelly Jo’s work at:
And don’t forget to come to The Show of the Season!
Invite to Bizarre Artist Happenings