Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Boston Contemporary Group names director, advisors

The Boston Contemporary Group, a gallery coalition formed over the summer to generate interest in and build the city’s collector base for contemporary art, has hired Drew Katz as its part-time executive director. (This 2003 article mentions his – now defunct – Gallery Katz on Harrison Avenue.) Among his first tasks will be to help the member galleries organize some sort of art panel discussion or party in the next few months.

The group has also announced the members of its advisory board: independent curator Marjory Jacobson, ICA curator Jen Mergel, MFA contemporary art curator William Stover, and Bernard Toale, who is transitioning from being a gallerist to being an art consultant as president of Bernard Toale Projects.

Boston Contemporary Group’s charter members are LaMontagne Gallery, Proof Gallery, Samson Projects, and Steven Zevitas/OSP Gallery, all based in Boston. Since July when the group launched its website, it has expanded to include Howard Yezerski Gallery, which just moved from Newbury Street to Harrison Avenue.

July 23: Boston Contemporary Group forms.


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