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New Gallery Installation at Boston Children’s Museum Showcases Work of a Local Fort Point Artist

March 16, 2016
Andrew Neumann Exhibit Documents the Change and Growth Happening in Fort Point
Boston Children’s Museum is set to open a new gallery exhibit, “No Planes, No Trains…..Just Cranes”, a video installation by local artist Andrew Neumann. Andrew lives about 300 yards from Boston Children's Museum, and the cranes that are in this video installation are actually on the other side of the Museum. To record this project, he placed his camera out one window of his studio, and for 2 years shot as much as he could of all the cranes as they raised steel, concrete and the building materials to help build all the tall buildings that now surround this neighborhood. Everything was shot using “time-lapse” photography, so all the images are sped up.

Since the video was all recorded in the Museum’s neighborhood, visitors can walk a few blocks to see the real life version of the construction site that the video has recorded. Video art is one of the least “used” or explored art mediums by and for young children, and the Museum took the initiative to showcase some video art in the gallery space for all to learn from and enjoy.

“It is exciting to bring an exhibit that is inspired by something we know children love such as construction sites, and to bring an art medium to our visitors that they might not see or interact with often,” said Alice Vogler, Arts Program Manager. “In addition, this installation of video art showcases the work of Andrew Neumann a great local Fort Point artist.”

Andrew works in a variety of media, including sculpture, film and video, and electronic/interactive music. His current body of work integrates analog and digital technologies with sculpture. In 2004 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has recently had one-person shows at bitforms Gallery in Seoul, Korea, the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, bitforms Gallery, NYC, and a solo show for the Boston Cyberarts Festival. His original artistic output consisted of single channel videos and films. He then moved on to integrate a variety of electronic and digital technologies into his 3D and sculptural work. His Bachelor of Science is from Emerson College. Neumann has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Art Institute of Boston, and the Boston Film/Video Foundation.

The installation is scheduled to run March 19 - May 15, 2016.
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