Ashley Bryan, Osaze, 1956, mixed media, 19 x 8 ½ 7 ¼ inches, Courtesy of The Ashley Bryan Center, Islesford, Maine
Lois Dodd, Pink Scabiosa, Back View, 2013, oil on panel, Courtesy of the Artist and Alexandre Gallery, New York
Tanja Hollander, Mike, Fanny, Martin + Maya Ladd, Paris, France, 2014, archival pigment print, Collection of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Gift of Mary, Bill, Elizabeth and Claudia Koch in memory of Cathy England
Heather Leigh McPherson, The Female Dollar, 2015, painted chiffon, cast epoxy, drawing pad, lighter, Courtesy of the artist
Cary Smith, Ovals #31 (red-black-blue-yellow), 2015, oil on linen, Courtesy of the artist, and Fredericks & Freiser, NY
Academy Records, Skip Softly My Moonbeams, 2015, 4-color lithograph, 30 x 22 inches, Courtesy of Academy Records
Susan Howe, Untitled (from Tom Tit Tot), 2013-14, letterpress print, 12 x 9 inches, Courtesy of the artist
Craig Stockwell, The Impact of Spring on the Belly, 2014, oil on canvas, 78 x 64 inches, Courtesy of the artist
Timothy Horn, Gorgonia 12, 2016, nickel-plated bronze, mirrored blown glass, 51 x132 x 7 inches, Courtesy of the Artist and PPOW Gallery, New York
Tobias Putrih, Alvorada, 2010, paper, dimensions variable, (model for indoor cinema pavilion for 29th São Paulo Biennial), Courtesy of the artist
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:
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.
deCordova New England Biennial 2016 Artists:
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