Alumnus Anthony Palocci Jr Named to deCordova Biennial

July 29, 2013

Anthony Palocci Jr. ’09, Kitchen Sink, 2012, gouache on paper

Montserrat College of Art alumnus Anthony Palocci Jr. ’09 has been selected as one to the artists for this year’s deCordova Biennial.

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum announced the 21 New England-based artists and collaboratives selected for The 2013 deCordova Biennial, on view October 9, 2013 – April 13, 2014. This survey exhibition will emphasize the dynamism, variety and quality of art-making in New England. Showcasing sculptors alongside filmmakers and performance artists whose practices traverse a wide range of subject matter, The 2013 deCordova Biennial will occupy nearly the entire Museum and extend into the Sculpture Park. The exhibition is a sprawling entity that demonstrates the active, ambitious art scene taking place across the region. Occurring only a year and a half after The 2012 deCordova Biennial, the second installment of deCordova’s regional showcase, The 2013 deCordova Biennial reflects the Museum’s new lengthened exhibition cycle, which is an utgrowth of deCordova’s Strategic Plan and a response to visitor demands. The extended exhibition schedule will benefit visitors, who will have increased opportunity to revisit this large-scale group show.

For The 2013 deCordova Biennial, Asst. Curator Lexi Lee Sullivan conducted more than 150 studio visits throughout the six states and reviewed the portfolios of many more artists in an attempt to explore the diverse scope of art-making in New England. Sullivan was aided in her process by an esteemed group of curators who served as Advisory Board contributors: Rachel Adams, Assoc. Curator, AMOA-Arthouse, Austin, TX; Nora Lawrence, Assoc. Curator, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY; and Sarah Suzuki, Assoc. Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, MoMA, New York, NY.

The 2013 deCordova Biennial is made possible in part by generous support from the Deborah A. Hawkins Charitable Trust and Barbara and Jonathan Lee. Additional support for this exhibition has been provided in part by The Meredyth Hyatt Moses Fund.

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