The Gallery at 249 A presents:

The DNA: Visual Exercises

Martin Berinstein

Sofia Berinstein

April 2 - April 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday April 7, 6:15-8:00p 249 A Street Boston, Massachusetts


Winter Landscapes of Northern New England

Over the years, father and daughter have been traveling around Northern New England at the peak of winter, each time viewing the same new landscapes through their own, different perspectives.

This is the selection of images collected over those journeys, visual exercises in the connection between photographer and landscape. In virtue of a constant variable, they show the differences in related eyes.

Martin Berinstein (the father) is a professional photographer who has been practicing for 40 years. His work abstractly depicts the motion of water and color, involving the audience in awe, reflection, and play. He has exhibited widely in the Boston area, including the Boston Convention Center, Northeastern University, as well as internationally. Sofia Berinstein (the daughter) practices photography and philosophy. She has exhibited at Cooper Union, MIT, and in a variety of group exhibitions in New York and Boston. Her work concerns the nature of perspectives representation and the relationship of ideas to objects.


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.

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Press contact: Gabrielle Schaffner


Eli Alperowicz: Politics Life and Death

February 17 - March 27, 2017

Opening Reception Friday March 3, 6:00-8:00p

"In response to the disturbing political campaign which culminated in the election of the current " president “ that remind me more than anything of  the political campaigns of dictators current and past, the images I created in the last two years seems to be all coming together pointing to the direction the Donald is taking the country.

Using paper as preferred surface or cardboard or unframed  canvases was my way of conveying a message not of  beauty, but of concern and alarm." -Eli Alperowicz

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

Dorothy Hebden Heath

Dorothy Hebden Heath

Caroline Muir

Caroline Muir



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

Elaine Buckholtz

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

Anachon, Domingo Barreres

Anachon, Domingo Barreres


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.”

Ambition, Domingo Barreres

Ambition, Domingo Barreres


 Don Eyles

 Don Eyles

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.


Dirk Ahlgrim
Jennifer Amadeo-Holl
Domingo Barreres
Bebe Beard
Stephanie Berlo
Nyx Breen
Brian Bresnahan
Leah Davies
Claire Eder
Don Eyles (organizer)
Yetti Frenkel
Kippy Goldfarb
Dorothy Hebden
Lisa Knox
Amy MacDonald
Karen McFeaters
Kirk McNeil
Carla Michel
Dan Osterman
Heather Parker
Bruce Rogovin
Jose Santos
Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano
Lenore Tenenblatt
Nick Thorkelson
Daniel van Ackere

shown above: photographic installation by Don Eyles