deCordova New England Biennial 2016

deCordova New England Biennial 2016
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On View Oct 07, 2016 - Mar 26, 2017

This exhibition represents deCordova’s longstanding commitment to artists working in New England, celebrating the most compelling and ambitious art-making in the region. The sixteen artists selected for the Biennial are from across all six northeastern states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Their work represents a broad range of experience and explores diverse mediums and themes. These include creative translations of the natural world, innovations in abstraction, and investigations of digital processes and communication. Each artist is making a significant contribution to the contemporary art dialogue in New England today through the originality and dedication to excellence in their work.

The Biennial showcases recent works of art and newly commissioned installations that fill the main galleries of the Museum and extend into the Sculpture Park. It was organized by Jennifer Gross, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Sarah Montross, Associate Curator.

The 2016 deCordova Biennial Artists:

Academy Records (MA)

Ashley Bryan (ME)

Lois Dodd (ME)

Theresa Ganz (RI)

Carly Glovinski (NH)

Tanja Hollander (ME)

Timothy Horn (VT)

Fritz Horstman (CT)

Susan Howe (CT)

Heather Leigh McPherson (RI)

Youjin Moon (MA)

Kelly Nipper (MA)

Jason Noushin (CT)

Tobias Putrih (MA)

Cary Smith (CT)

Craig Stockwell (NH)

Support for the deCordova New England Biennial 2016 generously provided by Robert E. Davoli and Eileen L. McDonagh, Geoff Hargadon and Patricia LaValley, Deborah A. Hawkins Charitable Trust, Barbara and Jon Lee, Joyce Linde, Amy and Jonathan Poorvu, and an anonymous donor.

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DOUBLE EXCHANGE WORKSHOP WITH TOBIAS PUTRIH
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, DROP IN 1–3 PM
Join artist Tobias Putrih in shaping his outdoor, interactive installation planned for the deCordova Biennial.
 
BIENNIAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES:
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7 PM
Join deCordova curators Jennifer Gross and Sarah Montross for a tour of the Biennial. Learn about select artists and the process of organizing a biennial exhibition. RSVP
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1 PM
Dan Byers, Mannion Family Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, shares his insights on the Biennial.
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2 PM
Join two Rhode Island-based Biennial artists Theresa Ganz and Heather Leigh McPherson in this dynamic talk about exploration as part of their artistic processes.

Studio Workshop Series with Biennial Artist Carly Glovinski
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 6:30 PM: Alternative Landscape Painting
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 6:30 PM:  Destroy to Build

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Biennial
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 12 PM

The Shape of Rivers: Perspectives from Art and Science
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 6:30 PM