Email: The deCordova Museum’s 2016 Biennial

deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
deCordova Biennial 2016, Installation view.

The deCordova Museum’s Biennial exhibition in Lincoln, Massachusetts, is one of the most prestigious group shows in New England. Curators Jennifer Gross (soon departing) and Sarah Montross made 120 studio visits throughout the region and chose artists from each of the six states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Their aim was to select accomplished artists who are making significant contributions to the contemporary dialogue and they seem to have succeeded in putting together a terrific show. All media from performance to traditional painting are represented. Artist Cary Smith, one of the painters selected, sent us the following images of the installation.

Kelly Nipper
Kelly Nipper

In the Boston Globe, critic Sebastian Smee called the Biennial a strong show, notable for the multi-generational selection. He suggested that a visit to Lincoln, home to the historic Gropius House and nearby Walden Pond, would be trip well worth taking–especially during peak foliage season.

Kelly Nipper
Kelly Nipper
Susan Howe
Susan Howe
Susan Howe
Susan Howe (detail)
Fritz Horstman
Fritz Horstman
deCordova New England Biennial
Installation view
Cary Smith
Cary Smith (with Ashley Bryan)
Ashley Bryan
Ashley Bryan
Heather Leigh McPherson
Heather Leigh McPherson
Heather Leigh McPherson
Heather Leigh McPherson
Carly Glovinski
Carly Glovinski
Carly Glovinski
Carly Glovinski (detail)
Lois Dodd
Lois Dodd
Lois Dodd
Lois Dodd
Timothy Horn
Timothy Horn
Jason Noushin
Jason Noushin
Academy Records
Academy Records
Tanja Hollander
Tanja Hollander
Tobias Putrih
Tobias Putrih
Theresa Ganz
Theresa Ganz
Craig Stockwell
Craig Stockwell

DeCordova New England Biennial 2016, curated by Jennifer Gross and Sarah Montross. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA. Through March 26, 2017. The artists include 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).

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