Friday, December 05, 2008

Anthony Greaney gallery opens

Anthony Greaney opened his namesake gallery at 460 Harrison Ave. in Boston tonight with an exhibit of small table-top sculptures by Alma Allen of California.

“I think it’s a great time for the Boston scene,” Greaney (pictured at left) told me last month. “I think there’s a lot of energy. I think the ICA is a great help. ... I think the new [contemporary art] wing at the MFA is only going to add to it.”

Greaney says he studied at Boston’s Museum School, then went to New York and LA, where he had stints on the staff of Ace Gallery and Post Gallery. For the past five years, he says, he’s done exhibition design and installation at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Now he plans to present two-month long shows at his new gallery, while he continues to work part-time at Harvard.

“I was sort of glad to see the rah-rah years fade away and to open a gallery with a more stable situation going on,” Greaney said. “You have to be really interested in the business to go anywhere near it right now.”

Photos of tonight's opening reception by The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research.


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