Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Boston galleries shakeup

The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research's definitive reports on the Boston galleries shakeup:
March 20: Allston Skirt to close.
March 25: Boston gallery shake-up – Allston Skirt closing, Bernard Toale reducing operations and gallery director Joseph Carroll taking over much of the space, Yezersky moving.
April 1: Round-up of galleries shakeup, with analysis of causes. Allston Skirt, Space Other, Judy Ann Goldman to close. Rhys rumored to be leaving town. GASP expanding. Space 242 opening. Walker Gallery coming. Axiom co-director leaving. Miller Block rumored to be moving. Zevitas considering move. Urdang looking for new space. HallSpace moved.
April 1: Space Other to close.
May 5: Julie Chae closes?
May 6: Julie Chae (sorta) moving.
May 13: Pepper Gallery closing.
May 13: Miller Block moving.
May 15: MPG Contemporary to close.
May 22: Rhys Gallery is leaving for LA.
May 23: Soprafina Gallery moving on up.
May 29: Steven Zevitas moving downstairs.
June 2: Diamond-Newman Fine Arts moving?
June 15: Galleria Florentia coming to Newbury Street.
June 17: Lumas opens on Newbury Street.
June 19: Walker Gallery to be at 38 Newbury St.
June 26: Alpha Gallery to shrink.
June 26: It's not just the number of galleries closing, but which galleries are closing.

July 11: Walker not moving to Newbury Street.
July 17: Sad, sad.
July 22: Urding Gallery seeks new space.
July 25: Gallery XIV closing at Harrison Ave.
Aug. 7: Yezerski move probably delayed.


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