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The Distillery Gallery showcases the work of the artists who work and live in The Distillery along-side invited guest artists. The Distillery Gallery is located in the central lobby, and is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday - Saturday, and by appointment. New shows are installed every 8 weeks. For information about any of the artists, please look at their individual pages, or contact Scott Chasse.
Here, There and Everywhere:
Anticipating the Art of the Future
For Immediate Release:
For Here, There and Everywhere, TransCultural Exchange asked artists to collaborate with people from different cultures and disciplines. Artists were asked to step outside their historically solitary studio practice and explore new ways of making art – to celebrate cross-fertilization, multi-disciplinary practices and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, and in the process to embrace the art of the future.
In some cases the artists collaborated on the same pieces, either trading them back and forth or passing them from one to another in a modern day version of the Surrealists’ game “The Exquisite Corpse,” updated with the use of the internet. Not surprisingly new technology appeared in a number of works, including one in which the commonplace question asked of strangers about the weather became the basis of a global blog and another in which eBay became the artists’ exhibition venue. Artists also joined scientists in experiments that included communicating with bacteria. Isolated cultures were visited and engaged. Musicians composed with visual artists. Chefs worked with sculptors; and others reached out to community members to create wondrous artistic hybrids. All of these pieces remind us that working together is often more enlightening than working alone, that we have much to learn from one another and that much can be gained by doing so.
The result is over sixty exhibitions, talks and performances in more than as many places, engaging everyone from artists, writers, musicians, chefs, scientists and engineers to a community of rural nomads. More than 200 people from over 60 countries around the world participated.
The Distillery Gallery is pleased to exhibit the following collaborative efforts:
Please visit the artist's reception which will include a live performance of "A Hand Cobbled Music Making Machine" on Friday, May 1st, from 6-8pm.
The Distillery Gallery is located on the first floor of The Distillery artist's building in South Boston. This unique public display space is committed to featuring Distillery based artists and invited guests. For more information about the gallery and The Distillery, please visit www.distilleryboston.com.
The Distillery Gallery is located at 516 East Second St., first floor, and is free and open to the public from 9am - 5pm, Monday through Saturday.