Art On The Marquee – December 2015

ART ON THE MARQUEE
Premieres Ten New Works Created by Massachusetts Artists
at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Opening: Wednesday, December 16th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Boston, MA – For the sixteenth round of Art on the Marquee, Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) will be presenting ten new works created by talented Massachusetts residents on the 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. All of the artists have created unique digital pieces specifically for the Marquee. An opening will be held on Wednesday, December 16th at the BCEC, 415 Summer St., Boston, MA, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, but we do ask that you RSVP 

This unique, digital sculpture hosts an alternating array of media-based exhibitions. Similar to a physical exhibition space, each round is distinctive, premiering contemporary concepts and visuals. Exploring anxiety and tension, Evelyn Eastmond shows the release of tension as a disembodied and externalized object. In his piece, Boston Harbor Robots, Fish McGill examines a group of abandoned robots who are stuck at the bottom on the Boston Harbor. Probing ideas surrounding the ephemeral nature of existence, Allison Maria Rodriguez considers the life of Lonesome George, thelast of the Pinta Island tortoise subspecies, who passed away in captivity at a research station in the Galapagos. With his passing, there is the finality of extinction.
Artists in this round include: Sarah Bliss, Sean Bowes, Jan Roberts-Breslin, Corey Corcoran, Evelyn Eastmond, Gina Kamentsky, Roscoe Lamontagne, Fish McGill, Allison Maria Rodriguez, and Rebecca Wasilewski.
Art on the Marquee is a collaboration between the MCCA and Boston Cyberarts that puts rotating digital art on display on the BCEC’s outdoor Marquee. This is a first-of-its kind partnership that integrates local art alongside commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA’s longstanding neighborhood art program. Since the Art on the Marquee program’s inception in 2012, the MCCA has featured more than 90 artists and 138 different digital artworks on the Marquee for the residents and visitors of Boston to enjoy.

“The Art on the Marquee program offers New England regional visual media artists an excellent opportunity to have their work shown on a highly visible, unique screen,” says artist Dennis Miller, whose work has been featured on the Marquee several times. “The Marquee configuration presents an intriguing challenge to the artist, and seeing one’s work on the array is a very rewarding experience.”

Visit artonthemarquee.com for more information.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

 

Sarah Bliss, Guy Fawkes Night
Sarah Bliss is a filmmaker and artist with a background in religious studies. Her projects utilize the methods of experimental ethnography to investigate desire, time, memory, place, and the body, while engaging both personal and social history. Her work is often three-dimensional, immersive, and site-specific, and has been screened, exhibited and published internationally. Bliss has been recognized by a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Sculpture/ Installation/New Media; a fellowship from Scotland’s Alchemy Film Festival; and by the Brazilian Azorean Prize of Plastic Arts.  Recent screenings include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan; the Seattle Art Fair; and Artspace Projects in Sydney, Australia. Bliss received her M.T.S from Harvard Divinity School, and teaches video production at Greenfield Community College.
Sean Bowes, First Contact
Sean is Graphic Designer and Animator. Since graduating Keene State College with a BFA in Graphic Design and Studio Art in 2013, Sean has spent the past 2.5 years living and working in Boston. By day he is a Senior Graphic Designer with Back Bay digital marketing agency Gupta Media, and by night he animates for Zebbler Studios projection mapped concert visuals and VJs at electronic music events around the city.
Jan Roberts-Breslin, What Burns What Doesn’t
Jan Roberts-Breslin is a media artist whose experimental video work has won awards at international and domestic festivals, been broadcast on PBS and exhibited at major contemporary art museums. She is the author of Making Media: Foundations of Sound and Image Production (Focal Press, 2003, 2008, 2012) and is a professor in Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College in Boston, where she currently serves as Interim Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Video Production from Temple University.
Corey Corcoran, Drive Thru
Corey Corcoran is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the country and extensively in the Greater Boston area including group shows at LaMontagne Gallery, Suffolk University Art Gallery, deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, Montserrat College of Art, and Boston Center for the Arts.
His work has been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Artscope and Beautiful Decay. Corcoran received a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and he is a 2011 recipient of a Clowes Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center.
Evelyn Eastmond, I Want To Clean My Tub Out Of Joy
Evelyn Eastmond is an artist and programmer who explores the tension between logical and intuitive approaches to making. She is interested in the elegance of abstraction both in coding, as a way to describe complex software systems, and in painting, as a way to describe a personal, visual language. She also work on open-source, creative-coding toolkits that aim to elevate computer programming to the role of artistic medium by making coding more approachable, tinkerable and intuitive.  Eastmond is a research developer at SAP and an adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design where she also received an MFA in Digital + Media.  Eastmond also holds BS and MEng degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Gina Kamentsky, Kinetic Clock Tower
Gina Kamentsky creates kinetic sculptures, which exist in the somewhat chaotic and messy real world and animated films for the screen where gravity is a bit less of a concern.
In her animated films, Gina seeks out the sweet spot where representation and surface push and pull each other like a two-headed lama. She pursues this by drawing and painting images directly on film stock, a technique, known as Direct Animation.
Her one of a kind automata and kinetic sculpture work incorporates found objects, metal and electro-mechanical components.
Gina exhibits regularly throughout the US. She has been included in exhibitions at the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Children’s Museum and at the ICA Boston. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including The Fuller Craft Museum. Her animation is in the collection of the IOTA Center in Los Angeles and is seen in festivals in the US and worldwide.

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Roscoe Lamontagne, Modern Cowboy
Roscoe Lamontagne is a professional artist in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been a professional painter since he was 16 years old, and he has a BFA in computer animation. The artist is self employed and focuses on combining traditional art techniques with emerging technologies to give his clients forward thinking solutions. Some of his recent projects include an art Installation at MIT’s Ashdown House, and industrial design services for Harvard’s Dunster House. Roscoe is always trying to find new ways to solve creative problems.
Fish McGill, Boston Harbor Robots
Fish McGill is a Bostonian designer devoted to drawing to tell stories about the world around us. He merges broad skills with deep experience in collaborative team-oriented design work that informs and delights the target audience. Fish holds an MFA in Design and a BFA with honors from MassArt.
Allison Maria Rodriguez, A Poem For Lonesome George
Allison Maria Rodriguez is a Cuban-American interdisciplinary multi-media artist and filmmaker. She received her MFA from Tufts University/SMFA and holds a BA in Language, Literature and Culture from Antioch College in OH, obtained also through study at Oxford University in England and Kyoto Seika University in Japan. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and extensively in the New England area, in both traditional and non-traditional art spaces. Her award-winning film “In Between” premiered in New York City at the NewFilmakers Spring Festival 2010, and went on to screen in various venues across the country. Rodriguez has taught courses in media production in a variety of contexts and is the Community Media Training Coordinator at Cambridge Community Television. She has curated/co-curated several local group exhibitions and screenings, predominantly via work in artist collectives such as the Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance and the former Axiom Group.
 
Rebecca Wasilewski and Ben Pender-Cudlip, Good / Better: Why / Why Not?
Rebecca Wasilewski is a multi-disciplinarsy artist working with painting, drawing, printmaking and, most recently, video.
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