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Quickening the Dust: Rekindling our Living Link

February 3 – February 23, 2018

The Dorchester Art Project’s Inaugural Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

featuring the work of interdisciplinary artist Allison Maria Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3 |6 – 9PM

Opening Reception Special Guest:  OFF LAND – with a live improvisational performance in response to Rodriguez’s work and the space at 8pm –

Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist who works predominantly in video installation and new media. This solo exhibition will feature her current body of 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.


Panel Discussion in Conjunction with Artist Exhibition: Rekindling our Living Link

Art & Environmentalism in a Contemporary Context

Thursday, February 15th |6 – 8:30PM

Performance: 6pm (live performance by Faith Johnson)

Artist Talks: 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Panel/Q&A: 7:45pm – 8:30pm

This panel, organized in conjunction with the exhibition Quickening the Dust by DAP AiR Allison Maria Rodriguez, will include a series of presentations by artists from the greater Boston area focusing on environmental issues in their work. They will discuss their personal motivations, the alternative approaches they utilize in their practice, and the challenges they face politically, aesthetically and conceptually. The evening will open with a live performance.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Lani Asuncion –

Resa Blatman –

Gretjen Helene –

Faith Johnson –

Allison Maria Rodriguez –

Andi Sutton –