For Immediate Release Contact: Jennifer Wood-Patrick
March 29, 2005 Gallery AA/B Art Advisory/Boston 
 (617) 574-0022 /



Gallery AA/B Announces Exhibition - Roger Goldenberg and Joseph Barillaro: Recent Assemblage and Collage Works

 Informed by concepts including Jazz, Graffiti and Baseball, an established and underground artist connect through innovative, animated work.


Gallery AA/B celebrates the return of Roger Goldenberg, and the debut of emerging artist Joseph Barillaro's works to our space. Goldenberg's new sequence of assemblage pieces further explores his love of jazz and subliminal improvisation, while expanding to a larger scale. Eye popping colors and myriad textures, paired with the negative space of his jig saw-like assemblages, reflect a controlled spontaneity his work has conveyed for several years.

Currently Goldenberg is expanding the scale of his assemblages and anticipating an upcoming commission for the new Philadelphia Children's Museum. While the monumental scale is very comfortable for him, new techniques are required in building constructions that can accommodate any size. In this larger format, Goldenberg's assemblages pulsate with the life and imagination his smaller pieces studied. The dynamism of his new work pushes the limits of Gallery AA/B's walls, for this refreshing exhibition with Joseph Barillaro's equally intriguing box assemblages.

While continuing to show regularly in Boston and Portsmouth, Goldenberg also recently conducted a collage workshop with at risk teens in New Hampshire. His works are held in many corporate and private collections and several museums throughout the country, most recently, the Montshire Science Museum in Vermont.

Through organizing found objects including vintage disposable materials, Joseph Barillaro creates convincingly independent and inviting environments, based on a language developed in his previous paintings. The three dimensional wall assemblages exhibited at Gallery AA/B are inspired by the history and character of the materials utilized. Barillaro uses sophisticated colors and intriguing shapes to create "surreal and dreamy worlds" that may provide "a comforting alternative to the realities at hand". His deft use of found and lost objects creates a sense of comfort enriched by fantasy. Each Assemblage is a world of it's own, eerily familiar in a playful and intelligent way.

Barillaro attributes artistic influence to diverse talents including Pollock, Barry McGee and Peter Fritz. He graduated from The Art Institute of Boston in the Mid 90's. After which, he spent time in Minneapolis and NYC evolving as a graffiti artist and scenic painter for noted TV and Film productions. In 1999, he created a large public art mural in Loring Park, Minneapolis. Since returning to Boston in 2003 he has continued to broaden his artistic repertoire. Engaging the competitive spirit evoked by the underground network of graffiti artists, Barillaro continues to push the limits of his creative insight. Working to brilliantly combine the aesthetics of graffiti art with the principles of painting and collage assemblage.

The exhibition will be held April 7 through May 21, with the Opening Reception Saturday, April 16, 5-8 PM.

Public hours are Thursdays & Fridays 12 PM - 5:30 PM, Saturdays, 12 PM 5 PM and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 535 Albany Street, Suite 3B, Boston, MA.  For more information please call Gallery AA/B at (617) 574- 0022 or visit

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