Gallery

Kingston Gallery’s Relay: Art, Innovation, and Social Change

This January, SoWa’s Kingston Gallery is using the power of art to foster dialogue and create social change. Their current exhibition, Relay, was developed as a conversation between artists. The innovation of this exhibit begins with its curation, in which a finished art piece by one artist is passed along to another, who then responds with a work of their own. The result of this exchange is a conversation allowing each artist to share in another's perspective and respond with their most authentic voice. The concept of Relay runs parallel to conversations occurring in our wider community about how to move forward in unity and strength through a charged political climate.
 
In an effort to offer support to vulnerable populations, the Kingston Gallery will donate their share of proceeds from Relay art sales directly to the Boston Medical Center Immigrant & Refugee Health Program. Located near Kingston Gallery on Albany Street, the Immigrant & Refugee Health Program provides comprehensive primary care services to immigrant and refugee health patients. The funds raised through proceeds from Relay will go directly towards hiring a full-time AmeriCorps member. This staff member will help newly arrived refugees navigate the complicated processes of applying to jobs, learning English, and obtaining a Green Card.
 
Kingston Gallery believes that art has the ability to make a difference. Through Relay, the gallery strives to demonstrate the power of art, to create visual conversations, and to raise needed funds for the South End community.

Relay will be on view through January 29, 2017. Kingston Gallery is located at 450 Harrison Avenue, #43.

SoWa Art Galleries Partner with Company One Theatre

This winter, Company One Theatre (C1) is partnering with two SoWa galleries - Matter & Light Fine Art and Gallery Kayafas - for its production of REALLY by Jackie Sibblies Drury. Directed by C1’s Artistic Director Shawn LaCount, REALLY explores the elusive way in which photography freezes a moment in time, and what effect that image has on memory. 

“The South End is our home, and we’re beyond excited to partner with our neighbors at Matter & Light and Gallery Kayafas,” says C1’s LaCount. “These partnerships provide a unique opportunity for us to blur the line between audience and stage, and bend the limits of what theatre can be.” 

C1’s production of REALLY marks the first time a theatrical performance has been held in Matter & Light. With a 45-seat house, the gallery provides an intimate space for audiences to interact with the play and experience this striking, lyrical new work. Audiences will begin their REALLY experience in Gallery Kayafas, with the opportunity to enjoy cocktails and view the gallery’s evocative photography, before transitioning downstairs to Matter & Light Fine Art, where the performance will be held. In correlation with the show, Matter & Light will also present an exhibit titled REALLY, which asks guests to determine what makes experiences 'real.'

REALLY runs January 25 - February 12. Buy tickets here before they sell out!