On Sept. 22, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston opens a new exhibition featuring work by the 2010 finalists for the James and Audrey Foster Prize. The ICA’s Foster Prize is a biennial award show that recognizes and celebrates artists who live and work in Greater Boston.

Presented in a newly expanded format, this year’s exhibition includes work by nine finalists: Robert de Saint Phalle, Eirik Johnson, Fred Liang, Rebecca Meyers, Matthew Rich, Daniela Rivera, Evelyn Rydz, Amie Siegel and Steve Tourlentes. From large-scale photographs of the Peruvian Amazon to experimental film to installations inspired by 17th-century frescoes, these artists offer a wide-ranging view of the art being created in the Boston area today. The 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize exhibition runs through Jan. 17, 2011. The winner of the prize will be announced in early January 2011.

Click here for the full press release and artist bios

Press preview
A press preview for the 2010 Foster Prize exhibition will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 am. RSVP to Colette Randall at 617-478-3181 or crandall@icaboston.org

About the ICA
An influential forum for multi-disciplinary arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art has been at the leading edge of art in Boston for more than 70 years. Like its iconic building on Boston’s waterfront, the ICA offers new ways of engaging with the world around us. Its exhibitions and programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas.

The ICA, located at 100 Northern Avenue, is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 9 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, and free for members and children 17 and under. ICA Free Admission for Youth is sponsored by State Street Foundation. Free admission on Target Free Thursday Nights, 5 – 9 pm. Free admission for families at ICA Play Dates (2 adults children 12 and under) on the last Saturday of the month. For more information, call 617-478-3100 or visit our Web site at www.icaboston.org.

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