New England Triennial 2022

The New England Triennial 2022 recognizes the vitality of contemporary art across the Northeast amid the recent years of upheaval and transformation. Spanning two museum venues—deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and Fruitlands Museum—this year’s iteration features artwork by twenty-five artists from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

EARTHSEED is the name of the religion central to Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower. It is grounded in the belief that humans must accept change as the only constant in life. Within the catalogue, the typeface Coastline overlays individual letters that appear in the word “Earthseed” as a way to convey Butler’s ideas through design.

Sarah Montross, Senior Curator, deCordova
Shana Dumont Garr, Curator, Fruitlands, with Krista Alba, Curatorial Assistant, deCordova

Exhibition identity collaborator:
Angela Lian

Exhibition photography:
Julia Featheringill