In a move both sad and exciting, Green St. Gallery will be dissolving their operation. The cutting edge exhibitions brought forth by James Hull and others in one of the most unique spaces ever envisioned will be sorely missed. For the past nine years, in what was once a dead subway retail space, Green St. Gallery has showcased recent graduates and helped advance the careers of more established veterans. The programming has always been adventurous and cutting edge with highlights including several Douglas Weathersby projects, two fantastic Taylor Davis exhibitions and some wonderfully oversized furniture by Barbara Gallucci. Other emerging artists that James Hull has introduced are Joe Wardwell, Robin Mandel and countless others.
However, all is not lost. The up and coming gallery Axiom will be moving in with a short, but great track record. Founded as an artist collective by director Heidi Kayser in 2004, AXIOM Gallery is attempting to grow into the premiere Boston gallery dedicated exclusively to “new media” art. Relocating from their Inman Sq. digs into the more spotlighted subway location should do wonders for this adventurous space. Director Heidi Kayser and co-director and occasional contributor to Big RED & Shiny Phaedra Shanbaum will have their hands full in trying to exceed expectations for the space. They seem to be up to the task with their opening exhibition iArt, which will showcase some of the community’s best-known “new media” artists including Lynne Adams, Sean Arden, Bebe Beard, John Herman, Ravi Jain, and Shawn Towne.
All images are courtesy of the artist and Axiom Gallery.