Written by Kathleen Bitetti
Start the new year by seeing art! Four new shows opening in January in the contemporary galleries located in 02127!
Gallery Crawl for Saturday, January 12th!
Two galleries with in walking distance are having receptions for their two new group shows!
Proof Gallery is having its opening for its eagerly awaited annual: Boston Does Boston VI. It is an exhibition of six local artists: John C. Gonzalez, Susan Metican, Joe Joe Orangias, Jeannie Simms, Nick Sullivan and Thomas Willis.
From the Gallery’s website: Now in its sixth installment, Proof Gallery asked three Boston artists to each choose another local artist to exhibit with. The result is an exciting cross section of the Boston arts community. Spanning a range of media, the participants in Boston Does Boston Six represent the vanguard of contemporary approaches and concerns.
January 12 – February 23, 2013
Opening Reception Saturday January 12 from 6-8pm
Hours: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 12-5PM and by appointment
Location: the Distillery, Second Floor, 516 East Second Street, South Boston MA 02127
And at Medicine Wheel’s Spoke Gallery:
HERE a group show that features the work of: Ahmed Abdalla, Genara Banzon, L’Merchie Frazier, Dell M. Hamilton, Josephine Pergola, Dan McCole, Courtney Moy, and Mario Quiroz. The exhibition investigates immigration, migration, and/or family trees/legacy. Five of the featured artists have ties to South Boston. The gallery and connected events are free and open to the public.
January 12th to March 16th 2013
Reception, Saturday, January 12th, 5 to 7:30pm
Gallery Talk, January 12th 7pm
Performance: Linger by Dell M. Hamilton, Thursday, January 24th 7pm
Save the Date: Thursday, March 7th at 7pm
Screening of the documentary- Adrift- co-produced by South Boston based film maker Tracy Heather Strain. The film, co-produced by Tom Curran, is a “meditative portrait of loss in an Irish American family”.
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays- Fridays from 12 to 5pm and Saturdays by appointment
(For a Saturday appointment- email please at least two days in advance: [email protected]).
Spoke Gallery @Medicine Wheel Productions
110 K Street – 2nd floor, South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-6700, www.mwproductions.org
A new contemporary gallery has opened in Southie! The Thomas Young Studio.
The new show is: A Sentimental Gesture. New and recent works by Pat Falco.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 19th, 2013, 6:00-9:00PM
Pat Falco has his studio based in the Distillery Building and co-directs Lincoln Arts Project in Waltham. His humorous works are worth checking out. The show runs until February 24th.
From the gallery website: “Thomas Young Studio is proud to present the first solo exhibition of Boston based artist, rapper and curator Pat Falco. While many of his pieces are defined by “a dry sense of humor with quirky, empathy-inspiring sketches.” His work is also exhibits a maturity beyond his years and an understanding that sometimes less is more.”
Pat is also the manager of The Distillery Gallery in South Boston.
Thomas Young Studio
469 W. Broadway 3rd Floor, South Boston, MA 02127
Contact the gallery for its hours: [email protected]
Opening on January 24th 7 to 9pm at the Distillery Gallery:
Nick Ward, Recent Works
This solo show features paintings by this award winning Distillery-based artist. The exhibition dates are: January 24 – February 28, 2-13
Gallery hours Monday- Saturday 9 to 5pm and by appointment
Location: the Distillery, 1st floor, 516 East Second Street, South Boston MA 02127
Kathleen Bitetti is a practicing visual artist, a curator/art administrator and a public policy and advocacy expert based in South Boston. www.kathleenbitetti.com
Image: Pat Falco
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