New Galleries in SoWa Art Walk 2016

It’s finally happened: the days are longer and sunnier, the air is milder, and little bits of green are beginning to emerge all over Boston. Starting May, the SoWa Open Market is back, along with even more galleries than last year: this summer SoWa’s Arts District goes from budding to blooming.

Join us May 1st for the SoWa Art Walk from 11 A.M. – 6 P.M., when all of SoWa’s shops and galleries will be open to explore. Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is only one of several new galleries that have popped up with 2016. Here are six new contemporary galleries you should be sure to stop by on your next visit:

 

T+H Gallery

T+H is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to exploring experimental art by emerging and established contemporary artists working in various media. The gallery is split into two spaces, which work together for each exhibition. In the past they have shown a range of work from sculpture and photography to conceptual installation. Their current exhibition, Sojourn, is a solo exhibition by Ian MacMahon which involves a large sculptural installation with video components which makes rigid casts appear impossibly soft. It is a site specific installation that will be destroyed after the duration of the exhibition ends on April 22, so catch it before its gone! The SoWa Art Walk will welcome their next exhibition, featuring photographer, Joseph Scheer.

Sojourn  Ian McMahon Image Courtesy of T+H Gallery

Sojourn
Ian McMahon
Image Courtesy of T+H Gallery

Rafius Fane Gallery

Rafius Fane Gallery is a bright, spacious gallery at the end of building C. Their current show, Decade, features interdisciplinary artist Nathan Miner. A decade ago Miner prototyped a spherical camera, which is now working and on display at Rafius Fane Gallery, along with a spherical photograph taken with it. Accompanying this is one of Miner’s geometric paintings, Jewel (2015), a 32-sided aluminum form covered on all sides with oil paint, inspired by the spherical photograph.

Jewel  (2015) Nathan Miner Image Courtesy of Rafius Fane Gallery

Jewel (2015)
Nathan Miner
Image Courtesy of Rafius Fane Gallery

Object Center

Object Center is a one room project displaying contemporary art in various mediums. Their current exhibition, Less, features the work of Kim Radochia and aims to intersect drawing and sculpture. Radochia’s sculptures are gestural, playing with light, line, and shape. The exhibition also includes an interactive installation of 500 handmade rocks cast in pulp. Radochia is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and named by Art New England’s David Raymond as one of three artists to watch.

Kim Radochia Image Courtesy of Object Center

Kim Radochia
Image Courtesy of Object Center

M Fine Arts Galerie

M Fine Arts is a gallery dedicated to a group of 18 artists assembled by the late Bertrand Delacroix, continuing his vision with new artists, both emerging and established. M Fine Arts is the sole U.S. representation of many of its international artists, so you won’t find them anywhere else in the country. This May they will open their Inaugural Exhibition, featuring work by all 18 of their artists. The work will represent a range of styles and medium, presenting an eclectic contemporary collection.

Image Courtesy of M Fine Arts Galerie

Image Courtesy of M Fine Arts Galerie

Matter & Light

Matter & Light is SoWa’s newest gallery, having opened at the end of March, 2016. Their current exhibition, Towards, is their first, and features the paintings of Joshua Meyer, which consists of a series of abstracted images of the human figure. The paintings recall the philosophical ideals of Søren Kierkegaard, and the tension between the fathomless nature of the human being, and our native desire to understand them. Read more about the show in their recent Boston Globe review.

Close up of  Wingspan  Joshua Meyer, 2013 Oil on Canvas triptych, 46 x 120 in Image Courtesy of Joshua Meyer

Close up of Wingspan
Joshua Meyer, 2013
Oil on Canvas triptych, 46 x 120 in
Image Courtesy of Joshua Meyer

The AlteRnaTive Art Space

The AlteRnaTive Art Space is a fine art gallery that features emerging, mid-level, and establish artist, but has a special interest in increasing the visibility of strong young emerging artists. Their artists include painters, mixed media, sculpture, and photography, and is currently exhibiting the work of several artists.

Image Courtesy of The AlteRnaTive Art Space

Image Courtesy of The AlteRnaTive Art Space

And be sure to stop by Abigail Ogilvy Gallery to catch our current exhibition, Liminal Drift!

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Puloma Ghosh

Welcome to SoWa

Our gallery opens to the public this Friday and we couldn’t be more excited! When looking for the perfect gallery space, there was no better spot than SoWa. Below are 10 facts that you might not have known about the area: 

(1) SoWa stands for “South of Washington” Street, homage to New York’s SoHo.

(2) The name SoWa was coined by GTI Properties and owner Mario Nicosia, who is credited for reviving the district.

(3) Before it was “SoWa,” the area was considered the mill and warehouse district.

(4) Now, the area is known as the arts district in Boston, with 27 galleries. 15 new shops and galleries are moving into 460C Harrison Ave over the next month.

(5) In the summer, SoWa Sundays offer an open market with crafts from local vendors, a farmers market, and the infamous New England food trucks.

(6) Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, one of the popular SoWa food trucks, was on Food Network Season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race.

(7) SoWa has the largest Whole Foods in Boston that includes a fish shack, juice bar, spa, and more!

(8) Abigail Ogilvy Gallery has moved into 460C Harrison Avenue, previously the building that hosted the vintage market and Mohr and McPherson storage space.

(9) The Vintage market is still open year round with antiques and collectibles in its new location in the building 450 Harrison Ave.

(10) Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, along with other galleries on Harrison Ave, will start participating in First Fridays on November 6. 

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015: Lacy Tell