Group Shows: Bringing Everyone Together

With a long-standing history of helping artists make their creative passion into a successful career, fine art galleries also help aspiring collectors get started, and established collectors expand. For an emerging artist, group shows can be an important element in the growth of their career.

Why visit a group show?

For a new collector, the first steps of getting started are some of the most fun. Visiting museums, galleries, pop ups and eventually acquiring your own ideals for art. For those who are unsure of where to start, a group show can be the perfect opportunity to see up to twenty different artists and a wide range of mediums and artistic styles. Some works may be concept-driven, while others set out to create a specific feeling or aesthetic.

From a curatorial view, these exhibitions can be challenging and rewarding. To take pieces with different concepts, colors, and backgrounds and create a successful show that promotes a dialog is essential for the viewer to get the most out of their visit. Such eclectic exhibits can give collectors fresh ideas for how to display various works in their own space.

Who’s involved?

There’s no doubt that group shows bring everyone together. Gallerists collaborate, artists meet, and patrons gather. Planning for a multi-artist show requires patience, understanding, and willingness from all parties involved—especially if pieces are outsourced from other galleries and artists not represented by the gallery. Ultimately, the results are rewarding. Combining established artists with early-career artists helps elevate new works, opening opportunities for emerging artists pursue and carry a successful solo show in future. Gallerists celebrate the chance to bring diverse exhibitions to their community.

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery | Meredyth Hyatt Moses: An Eclectic View

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery | Meredyth Hyatt Moses: An Eclectic View

Where to look

There are many ways to interact with a gallery and its community. Following galleries on social media is a great way to stay up to date on their latest and upcoming shows, and attending an exhibition opening reception lets you interact and get acquainted with people in the art community. Stop in a gallery when you’re passing by and talk with the director or an associate about the work. If you’re lucky, the artist themselves might even be in. Gallerists welcome visitors of all ages, whether they are interested in purchasing art or just enjoying the show. Engagement is the best way to build a thriving artistic community.

 

UPCOMING GROUP SHOWS


The Salon Show: December 2nd, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
460 Harrison Ave #c7
Boston, MA 02118
http://www.abigailogilvy.com/

New Works by KX2, Marybeth Rothman & more: December, 2016
Lanoue Gallery
450 Harrison Ave #31
Boston, MA 02118
http://www.lanouefineart.com/

Loud and Clear: January 6 – February 2, 2017
Miller Yezerski Gallery
460 Harrison Ave. A16
Boston, MA 02118
http://www.milleryezerskigallery.com/

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016: Renee Cullivan