Just days after we confirmed that The Rhys Gallery is leaving town, owner Colin Rhys is featured on the cover of Stuff@Night in their "Players 2008" issue. Below is their description of Rhys and his gallery, which is actually quite accurate. In his few years as a gallerist in Boston, Rhys has shown some great work and his departure will certainly make a dent in our arts culture. It's nice to see him getting this kind of praise, and a shame he's leaving.
Colin Rhys opened his first Rhys Gallery for a tiny audience as a lowly Tufts sophomore hanging work on the walls of his Roxbury loft. He's since expanded to a stark-white Harrison Avenue space, the perfect canvas for the groundbreaking work he seeks out from national and international, emerging and mid-career artists. Rhys doesn't allow himself to be constrained by medium or thematic display, affording a truly unique experience for browsers and buyers alike. The still-young patron of the arts also exhibits on behalf of the gallery in art fairs from Dubai to São Paulo. And like the best kind of player, Rhys hasn't forgotten his roots: he hosts an annual "Proof of Purchase" fundraiser to benefit his second alma mater, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
[Photo by Tim Gray]