John C. Gonzalez, Home Depot House, 2013. Mixed media, 9 x 8 x 12 ft.

2013 DeCordova Biennial

Lincoln, Massachusetts 

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Organized by curator Lexi Lee Sullivan, the deCordova’s third biennial had a retro vibe and ad hoc feel, featuring works from across New England that demonstrated connections to mainstream multi-disciplinary trends. Sullivan sampled drawing, sculpture, painting, print-making, photography, new media, and performance, and the confluence of these media within individual works was particularly noteworthy. Though emphasizing abstraction, this biennial was informed by connections with DIY culture, social politics, human behavior, action/intervention, text, and religion. Sullivan categorized “regional” as synonymous with “incubator,” and her curatorial strategy played out that rationale. The installation of the show, spread through five floors of the museum, resembled the signature “casbah” layout of Bloomingdales in New York.…see the entire review in the print version of September’s Sculpture magazine.

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