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.
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.
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).