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February compass: BIG 3 ART


Dorchester Art Project is hosting its Inaugural Artist-in-Residence Exhibition featuring the work of Allison Maria Rodriguez. Quickening the Dust: Rekindling our Living Link – a solo exhibition developed during the residency will run from Feb 3 – 23, with Opening Reception held on Saturday, Feb 3, 6-9pm. The evening will feature music and live improvisational performance by OFF LAND.


A Panel Discussion, Rekindling our Living Link: Art & Environmentalism in a Contemporary Context, will be held in conjunction with the exhibition on Feb 15, 6-8:30pm.  This panel will include a series of presentations by artists from the greater Boston area focusing on environmental issues in their work: Lani Asuncion, Resa Blatman, Gretjen Helene, Faith Johnson and Andi Sutton.

Allison makes digital spaces that have a deep sense of humanity. She talks about nature, loss and hope in her work, while tackling hard topics, like extinction and war. Everything she does is saturated with patience and love. The new body of work Allison will be creating during her residency is bound to be bountiful, real and replenishing, providing fantastic visions while asking the most difficult questions.

Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist who works predominantly in video installation and new media. This solo exhibition will feature work on species extinction, climate change and political agency.  Rodriguez’s work touches on the limitations of language and offers experiential methods for reconnecting with other species and our planet.  She is the grand prize winner of the Human Impact Institute’s 2017 Creative Climate Awards and a 2018 Earthwatch Fellow.

Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Galápagos (detail image) by Allison Maria Rodriguez, 3-Channel Video Installation, 2017.)

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