The Gallery at 249 A presents:
About the Gallery at 249 A
Gallery At 249 A features rotating art exhibitions and special arts events. The space is an evolving project of the 249 A Street Cooperative, one of Massachusetts’s first limited-equity live/work cooperative for artists. The building, which is home to more than 45 artists and their families, has served as a model for artists’ housing nationwide and was key in the growth of the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC). Gallery At 249 A Street was the home of the FPAC Office for its first eleven years. The 249 A Street Cooperative celebrated its 30th anniversary with the opening of this new gallery space in September 2014.
The Gallery at 249 A is supported by a grant from the South Boston Community Development Foundation.
Open by appointment.
To schedule an appointment email: 249Agallery@gmail.com
Press contact: Gabrielle Schaffner email@example.com
all photographs above: Don Eyles
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The Colors of Nature: Dorothy Hebden Heath & Caroline Muir
December 1-January 5
Opening reception: Thursday December 15, 6-8p
Marilyn Tarlow & Bill Tarlow
Paintings and Drawings by Marilyn Tarlow and photographs by Bill Tarlow
May 4 - 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday May 7th, 2-4pm
The Ruin of Nostalgia ( a day into night light installation )
April 2-28, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday April 6, 5:30-7:30
A visual exploration into the ruptured collisions of memory and the weathering of objects as they are sustained and changed through light, space, and time.
"All matter is spent light." Louis Kahn
About the artist
Elaine Buckholtz is an installation artist with a background in lighting design and music. Her work explores the medium of light as both an ephemeral phenomenon and as an intervention to unmask hidden aspects of architectural forms found in urban settings and landscapes. She has most recently shown works at The Lumiere Festival, London, England and Derry Ireland, Souzy Tros, Athens Greece, Back Yard Stories, Batumi, Georgia, Electric Works Gallery, The Luggage Store Gallery in S.F., and Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York. Elaine has also worked with Meredith Monk over the past fifteen years lighting Monk’s work internationally. She is currently a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the Studio For Interrelated Media.
more about Elaine on her website here
Domingo Barreres: Paintings, Drawings and Prints with Lingering Vibrations from Spain
February 22—March 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday February 27, 6-8p
Artists Talk: Thursday March 10, 6p
“Some (many) say that painting is no longer relevant in the 21st century because it has exhausted all it could do during its long, long history. It is a convincing proposition and they may have a point. But the challenge is so good, so tempting. So at the dawn of the 21st century I thought I would like to try to make paintings that elicit the sense of awe that has been painting’s traditional pedigree.”
Domingo Barreres is one of the founding members of the 249 A Street Cooperative and one of the pioneering artists who first found studio space in Fort Point. Born in Spain, he came to the US in 1957 and arrived in Boston in 1960 to study at SMFA, where he later taught until his retirement in 2006. Barreres exhibits his work locally and internationally. In Boston, he is represented by Miller/Yezerski Gallery.
“During my youth in Spain in the 1940s and 1950s, I absorbed the culture’s unique mixture of the spiritual and profane. Once living permanently in the USA, my adult analytical disposition was able to appreciate the clashing cultural contrasts made even more poignant by the privilege of distance.
During my late 50s, a visit to southern Spain compelled me to explore certain issues for which I had no form – as yet. And from the early years of this millennium academic figuration would insert a parenthesis within my preferred approach to metaphor through abstraction.
The works in this exhibition fall somewhere in the middle of this exploration using a figurative format and are influenced by another visit to Spain, this time to El Prado Museum in Madrid, home to the enigmatic painting LAS MENINAS by Diego Velazquez, as well as other, innumerable, fascinating visual and intellectual treats.”
January 7 - February 19, 2016
Reception: January 21, 5-7pm
That artists love dogs seems obvious. Their poses and behaviors inspire us to take up brush or pencil or camera. Their cheerful openness to new experience sets an example for us to follow, if we can, and behind their eyes we sense a different kind of logic that, as we try to understand it, enlarges our own awareness.
Don Eyles (organizer)
Daniel van Ackere
shown above: photographic installation by Don Eyles