Opening Reception: Keenan Derby
Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

Opening Reception: Keenan Derby

  • Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

A Solo Exhibition Featuring the Artwork of Keenan Derby
On view: April 7 - May 21, 2017

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is proud to present Secrets of the Sea, a solo show featuring the artwork of Keenan Derby.

Keenan Derby’s abstract paintings develop in a carefully negotiated discourse between formation and collapse. The artwork is an amalgamation of the artist’s initial vision and the unpredictability of the paint itself, which acts an agent in its own application.

Secrets of the Sea explores nature's inherent cycles of destruction and renewal through observations of water and tides. Derby’s process breaks apart and unravels familiar images, like the sea picking away at the coast with time. The finished work is only suggestive of its source material, deconstructed through layers of paint and sand. The irregular planes and mottled colors give every piece the impression of perpetual motion.


March First Friday in SoWa
Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

March First Friday in SoWa

  • Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Join Abigail Ogilvy Gallery and the 40+ galleries and design shops in Boston's largest art and design district, located at 450 and 460 Harrison Avenue in the South End. 

6-8:30 pm

On view: Fuse

Design Night: Community Networking Event
Mar
1
6:00 pm18:00

Design Night: Community Networking Event

Mingle with fellow designers over drinks and light fare in Boston’s SoWa Art & Design District, and enjoy a private viewing of Fuse, featuring an innovative wallpaper installation by artist Cassandra C. Jones.

Opening Reception: Fuse
Feb
3
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Fuse

  • Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Fuse

Cassandra C. Jones & Alfred Steiner
Curated by Todd Pavlisko

February 3 – March 26, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, April 1, 2017, 5 – 9 p.m.

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is proud to present Fuse, an exhibition of artists Cassandra C. Jones and Alfred Steiner, curated by artist and professor at Brandeis University, Todd Pavlisko. Fuse is a coalescence of images that intersect politics and pop culture within the lascivious American backdrop. Sociopolitical messages are interwoven in a cleverly composited miscellany, layering the erotic and whimsical, the beautiful and grotesque.

Adria Arch Private Reception
Jan
14
6:00 pm18:00

Adria Arch Private Reception

  • Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Please join artist Adria Arch at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery for an evening of conversation and viewing her work, Plunk, on view now during The Salon Show.

Free parking available at 367 Albany Street, lot located on the right hand side of the road.

SoWa First Friday: The Salon Show
Jan
6
5:00 pm17:00

SoWa First Friday: The Salon Show

Join us for the first SoWa First Fridays of 2017!

Friday, January 6, 5 - 9 pm

On View:

The Salon Show, an annual group exhibition curated to showcase strong new pieces by its represented artists, as well as introduce high quality work by emerging artists. Featuring mostly local artists, The Salon Show seeks to open dialogue within the Boston arts, focusing on work that presents an interesting process or concept. The artists featured all represent many different mediums and disciplines, and come together to form a full picture of the rich variety in contemporary art today.

Featuring:

ELISA ADAMS
ADRIA ARCH
KEENAN DERBY
NINA DINE
BENJAMIN FLYTHE
LISA A. FOSTER
WILLIAM VAUGHN GRIFFIN
HOLLY HARRISON
NICOLE PATEL
JULIA S. POWELL
JENNY SWANSON
CARON TABB
MARK TORTORELLA
KATIE WILD
NATALIA WRÓBEL

An Evening of Art Collecting and Cocktails
Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening of Art Collecting and Cocktails

  • Millennium Tower

Join the Boston Artist Collective and Abigail Ogilvy Gallery for a private evening exhibition featuring top emerging artists. Enjoy city views from the Millennium Tower Boston, the tallest residential building in downtown, while mingling with local art collectors. A fusion of luxury living and an award winning display of fine art. Discuss how to start or expand your collection with art consultant, Abigail Ogilvy.

A limited number of tickets are available for this event. Champagne and cocktails served.

Meet the Curator: Meredyth Hyatt Moses
Oct
25
6:00 pm18:00

Meet the Curator: Meredyth Hyatt Moses

 

Join the Massachusetts chapter of The National Museum for Women in the Arts for a special gallery talk and reception at the Abigail Ogilvy Gallery. We will hear from renowned curator Meredyth Moses, speaking about her exhibition 'An Eclectic View', her career as one of New England’s preeminent curators, and her experience as the past owner of the Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA.

Abigail Ogilvy opened her new SoWa gallery in 2015. She has been recognized as an emerging leader by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, on his SPARK Boston Council. She has served as a Juror for the Fay Chandler Award for Emerging Artists, and is active on the Museum Council Steering Committee of the MFA, Boston.

No Charge for current 2016-2017 MA-NMWA Members, but you must RSVP.

Oct
22
5:00 pm17:00

Opening Reception: Meredyth Hyatt Moses: An Eclectic View

Join us for the opening reception of An Eclectic View, a group exhibition guest curated by Meredyth Hyatt Moses, independent curator and former gallerist of Clark Gallery, involved in the Boston art scene since the 1970’s. Guided by her refined and experienced taste, Moses selects pieces by local artists, which are both aesthetically distinct and cohesive. The resulting collection attests to the quality and diversity of fine art in Boston.

Drinks & Dialogue: WhistlePig Rye Whiskey / Yarrow Thorne of The Avenue Concept
Oct
5
7:00 pm19:00

Drinks & Dialogue: WhistlePig Rye Whiskey / Yarrow Thorne of The Avenue Concept

Join us with an open discussion with Yarrow Thorne, founder of the Providence-based organization, The Avenue Concept, which advocates and initiates public art projects throughout the city.

Accompanying this discussion is a whiskey tasting of WhistlePig Whiskey, a Vermont-based distillery specializing in seed-to-bottle rye whiskey.

About WhistlePig:
WhistlePig was born in 2007, when Raj P. Bhakta bought the Farm in Shoreham, VT. Rather, he purchased the farm. The point is, he is alive and well and married and a father, and the proud owner of WhistlePig Farm. After spending his last dime on 500-plus magical acres, Raj joined forces with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell (of Maker’s Mark fame) to plot the long awaited return of rye whiskey to the States. The two men got their hands on the best batch of aged rye in North America. A few months later, in February ’09, they hatched a 5-year plan to transform WhistlePig Farm into the first ever single malt, one-stop rye shop, with all stages of the process located on site: from growing the grass, to distillation, to barreling and aging, to bottling.  With the opening of our single-estate farm distillery in the summer of 2015, what was once a pig-headed dream will be a top-shelf reality.

South End Open Studios
Sep
25
11:00 am11:00

South End Open Studios

An afternoon of conversation with four of our artists:

Julia S. Powell
Natalia Wróbel
Katie Wild
Wendy Shapiro

Join us for coffee and mimosas on the last day of South End Open Studios.

A unique opportunity to meet our artists in person and discuss their work, including Wendy Shapiro, who is featured in the current exhibition, "Here for Now."

Prints and originals by Julia S. Powell, Natalia Wróbel, and Katie Wild will be available for purchase.

We are looking forward to a great crowd and creative exchange!

Luxury Living, Fine Arts & Rosé
Sep
9
6:00 pm18:00

Luxury Living, Fine Arts & Rosé

Ricardo Rodriguez & Associates invites you to an evening of luxury living, rosé and fine art curated by Abigail Ogilvy Gallery. Friday, September 9 from 6-7:30pm, join Josh Carr and Abigail Ogilvy for a glass of rosé and conversation at Russell Court, a boutique building with five magnificent new construction homes in the historical & convenient Beacon Hill location located at 38 South Russell Street. Stop by to view the available units, discuss the works of art, and mingle with others interested in buying a new home or investing in art. 

Featuring work by:
Julia S. Powell
Natalia Wróbel

Sponsored by Devaux Champage and Boston Artist Collective

Opening Reception: Here for Now
Sep
8
5:00 pm17:00

Opening Reception: Here for Now

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is proud to present Here for Now, a group show featuring John Tabor Jacobson, Nicole Patel, and Wendy Shapiro. Here for Now is an exploration of the way materials can be repurposed and recreated, and the existence of art in the moment between formation and disassembly.

Craft cocktails & tasting by:

Art in Action: Ola Aksan Painting Demonstration
Aug
21
1:00 pm13:00

Art in Action: Ola Aksan Painting Demonstration

Watch Ola Aksan make a new piece in her unique paint pouring practice, featuring a sound performance by audio and visual artist, Riley Allen. Using movement and different densities of paint, Aksan manipulates her pours to create surreal abstract paintings which are escaping the boundaries of their canvas. Allen's sound accompaniment will serve as an audio record of the event, while juxtaposing the organic nature of Aksan's work with artificial instrumentals.

Origin (2016)
Latex paint on canvas
32 x 32 inches

Ola Aksan is Boston-based painter who received her MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her recent work has been focused on observing the properties of paint with her pouring method, testing its responses to movement and change.

This event is free and open to the public.

Summer Arts Mixer: The Human Canvas
Aug
13
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Arts Mixer: The Human Canvas

Join the Boston Artist Collective for a night of body art presented on the Human Canvas. Performance art meets visual art in an evening of live body painting. Featuring body artist Ana Ughetti (@a.ughetti), joined by local models Linnéa Circosta (@linneasn0w), Emma Scott (@b_mindful), and Brittany Shaheen (@fitbrittshaheen).

Reconnect with friends and expand your connections at one of Boston's trendiest events this summer. Dress to impress. 

Music by Denis Kotech. Event photos by Chris Anderson.

21+ event, ID's checked at the door.

Tickets:
Early bird tickets are $10, or $15 at the door/ general admission.

Mix n' Serve
Aug
12
6:00 pm18:00

Mix n' Serve

  • Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Mix n' Serve is a social mixer for supporters, volunteers and millennials of color, to get ramped up for 100 WOG's Summer Service Weekend and future programs and services.

Join us in discussion of how we can create actionable plans to serve and grow our communities, while catalyzing change!

There will be free food, beer and wine, as well as spoken word performances to kick off discussion about our community and its needs.

Eat, Drink, Socialize and most importantly, IMPACT!

August First Friday
Aug
5
5:00 pm17:00

August First Friday

On the First Friday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops & restaurants of SoWa Boston open their doors to the public for an evening of art, culture and inspiration. 

Stop by between 5-9 PM to view our current show, The Tides

The event is free and plenty of parking is available.

CHIEF CHAT: Julie Burros, Chief of Arts & Culture
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

CHIEF CHAT: Julie Burros, Chief of Arts & Culture

Moderated by Jen Mergel, Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Join SPARK Boston at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in the South End for a meet and greet with Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston, followed by a Q&A moderated by Jen Mergel. 

 As the first Chief of Arts and Culture for Boston in 20 years, Julie Burros has a plan to make arts and culture in Boston stronger, more accessible, more sustainable, and more diverse. Over the past year, she and the Boston Creates team undertook an extensive community engagement process to develop that plan. Now they must promote and execute it, secure resources, and oversee its implementation. 

Bring your questions on the cultural future of our city. We are looking forward to a great crowd and creative exchange! Light refreshments will be served.

Opening Reception: The Tides
Jul
14
5:00 pm17:00

Opening Reception: The Tides

Join Abigail Ogilvy Gallery for the opening reception of our summer group show featuring work by Ola Aksan, Keenan Derby, Holly Harrison, Julia S. Powell, and Caron Tabb. Each artist represents the central theme of tides by interacting with nature, motion, time, and repetition in their work.

Thursday, July 14 5-9 pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Benevolent Builder's Global Fusion Event
Jul
9
4:00 pm16:00

Benevolent Builder's Global Fusion Event

  • Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Saturday, July 9th, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery will be hosting the launch and celebration of the new for-purpose organization Benevolent Builder, Inc. Benevolent Builder is an organization that focuses on bringing about effective change in urban communities globally through innovation, education, and collaboration.

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IVY SoWa Art Crawl
Jun
25
6:00 pm18:00

IVY SoWa Art Crawl

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is delighted to partner with IVY for the IVY SoWa Art Crawl! This will be an exciting evening of art and exploration as we check out leading art galleries in one of the best arts districts in the country, and enjoy great cocktails with fellow IVY members. The night will begin at the Abigail Ogilvy Gallery for a welcome drink, and then we’ll head out in small groups to some of SoWa’s top galleries, including T+H, Gold Gallery, Samsøñ, and Lanoue Gallery. At the end of the crawl, we’ll head to the Adelson Gallery for a complimentary Bombay Sapphire cocktail reception.

6:00pm: Welcome Drink @ Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
6:45pm: SoWa Galleries Tour
8:00pm: Cocktail Reception @ Adelson Galleries

Please RSVP to attend this event. Must be an IVY Member to register.

 

 

Discover SoWa: Gallery Walk
Jun
11
2:00 pm14:00

Discover SoWa: Gallery Walk

Join us for a Saturday afternoon tour of SoWa's flourishing new South End arts district, ranked among the top 10 in the country.

The SoWa Arts and Design District features 30+ fine art galleries, as well as local artisan boutiques, specialty shops, antiques collections, and furniture galleries. Grab a bite at one of the nearby restaurants and cafés, which feature a variety of cuisine options.

The walk will begin at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery and visit 6 contemporary art galleries along in the SoWa Art and Design District, with discussions about the work in each gallery along the way. Attendants will get a chance to see work by a range of artists, emerging, mid-career, and established.

End the day with champagne & conversation at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery. Get the chance to discuss Boston's contemporary art scene with local gallerists and learn about the ins and outs of starting a fine art collection. Whether you're a collector, enthusiast, or just curious, this tour will be informative insight into the city's evolving artistic community. 

This event is free & open to the public.

(Alcohol only served to participants 21+)

5/6 First Friday: Artists for Humanity
May
6
5:00 pm17:00

5/6 First Friday: Artists for Humanity

  • Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery and Artists for Humanity are pleased to present Artists For Humanity: The Path to Social Change

Grand Opening 5/6/16 from 5 - 9 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Exhibition Dates: May 6 - 21

2016 SoWa Art Walk
May
1
11:00 am11:00

2016 SoWa Art Walk

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is thrilled to participate in the 2016 SoWa Art Walk, an annual arts celebration in the South End. Over 40 art galleries and design shops will open their doors to visitors from 11 am - 6 pm. 5/1 also marks the opening of the Sowa Open Market

Visit Abigail Ogilvy Gallery for the final weekend of Liminal Drift!

Fine Art and Flowers by Alice's Table
Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Fine Art and Flowers by Alice's Table

  • Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

This is a ticketed event, purchase yours today!

Be inspired by the beautiful artwork at the Abigail Ogilvy Gallery while you create your own flower arrangement with Alice's Table! Learn the art of flower arranging and come see the Liminal Drift exhibition. 

What to Expect

Alice's Table events kick off with a cocktail making demonstration for everyone to enjoy.

The flower arranging can take anywhere from one to two hours, depending on the complexity and format of the arrangement. Alice’s Table provides aprons for you to wear for the duration of the event. Working with flowers can be messy, so make sure to wear something you won’t mind getting a little dirty. 

What Should I Bring?

You don’t need to bring anything out of the ordinary with you - just remember to bring your ID if you plan to participate in the cocktail sampling portion of the event. We provide the flowers, vases, and tools that you will need to create your arrangement!

About the Venue

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery features new art by living artists, both emerging and mid-career. Owner and Curator, Abigail Ogilvy, sees the responsibility of the gallery as twofold: To work for the long term development of each artists' career, while acting as an accessible public space in which the exhibitions become an open platform for the audience to view and share their opinions.

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Women of Dartmouth: In the Arts, Featuring Sharon Washington '81
Apr
5
6:30 pm18:30

Women of Dartmouth: In the Arts, Featuring Sharon Washington '81

Join Abigail Ogilvy Holden '11, owner of Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, for a conversation with two talented women in the arts, Sharon Washington '81 and Natalia Wrobel '11. Located in Boston's South End, Abigail focuses on finding emerging talent both locally and internationally. The gallery's program is dedicated to contemporary art, with a passion for working with artists and being involved with the advancement of their careers. Natalia Wrobel's abstract expressionism paintings will be on view at the gallery from April 5 - May 1, 2016.

Cost: $20 Alumna from 2006-2015, $35 Alumnae and guests
Wine and light appetizers will be served

Sign up now!

Parking: 367 Albany Street: $7 flat fee parking in lot on the right hand side, $2.50/hour in lot on left hand side under 93 underpass; metered street parking also available.

Portal II Natalia Wrobel, '11 Dartmouth Alumni Oil on Canvas, 72 x 60 in 2015

Portal II
Natalia Wrobel, '11 Dartmouth Alumni
Oil on Canvas, 72 x 60 in
2015

WhistlePig Whiskey Tasting
Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

WhistlePig Whiskey Tasting

Get a Taste of New England

Join us for a tasting of WhistlePig Whiskey, a Vermont-based distillery specializing in seed-to-bottle rye whiskey, poured by whiskey expert Ben Silton.

Meet the Curator of Dualisms

We are please to be exhibiting Dualisms, a show curated by A. David Guerra. Guerra is a lawyer, photographer, and independent curator based in Boston, and the founder of Darkroom, a platform to display photography using unconventional forms at alternative spaces and combining photography with other artistic expressions. 

Meet David and discuss his vision for the show and the nine emerging artists whose work is represented by the show.

This is a 21+ event that is free and open to the public. 

Artist Talk: Holly Harrison
Feb
26
6:30 pm18:30

Artist Talk: Holly Harrison

Join us for an evening talk with Concord-based artist, Holly Harrison.

Harrison's current body of work consists of mixed-media pieces focus on the interplay between the organic shapes and fluidity of birds, and the geometry of repeated horizontal lines. Her work weaves together photography, painting, and collage in the slow buildup of layers that ultimately become a cohesive image.

Read more about her in our Artist's Spotlight.

The night will begin with a reception serving wine and light fare, followed by Harrison's presentation at 7 p.m.

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is currently exhibiting The Language of Lines, a solo show of her most recent work, open from February 5 - 28, 2016.

Preview her work.