Thursday, June 19, 2008

Walker Gallery to be at 38 Newbury St.

Stephanie Walker, former director of Chase Gallery on Boston’s Newbury Street, plans to open her own gallery, Walker Contemporary, at 38 Newbury St., on Sept. 6. The gallery will be on the seventh floor of the building, next to Alpha Gallery.

Newbury Street is expected to lose three galleries before the summer is over. Yezerski is moving to Harrison Avenue, and Pepper and Goldman are closing, at least for now. Two other Newbury Street galleries are planning moves – Miller Block into the spot at 38 Newbury St. where Pepper was, and Urdang is looking for a new location on Newbury Street.

But by fall, three new Newbury Street galleries are expected to be operating. Lumas Editions Gallery opened at 141B Newbury St. last weekend. Galleria Florentia plans to open at 79 Newbury St. on June 27. And then there’s Walker.

Walker has spent a year in Los Angeles, but plans to return to Boston by early July. The inaugural exhibition, she writes, will feature gallery artists Jennifer Davis, John Dempcy, Susan Dory, Elisa Johns, Jae Ko, Nancy Monk, Dharma Strasser MacColl, Don Maynard, Whitney River, Michael Schultheis and Anne Siems. She plans to present monthly solo exhibitions in a main gallery, plus new work by gallery artists in a secondary room.


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