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State of Art: Expect Abstraction, Digital Art - Even a Robot Or Two - At Boston's Cutting-Edge Galleries

Boston Common Magazine, Issue 3, Summer 2015 (read there)

Boston Cyberarts Gallery

This gallery is the city's hub for interactive and technology-based art. In addition to offering lectures and discussions, the gallery regularly exhibits the work of COLLISIONcollective, a loose affiliation of artists interested in digital, electronic, and robotic media.


This experimental nonprofit space, located in the Distillery Building in Southie, presents arguably the least predictable exhibition program in town. Its Boston Does Boston show, which just saw its eighth iteration, invites three Boston artists to display their work alongside that of three other Boston artists of their choosing.

Barbara Krakow Gallery

Barbara Krakow Gallery handles a roster of blue-chip names, such as Sol LeWitt, Kiki Smith, and Claes Oldenberg. Recent shows of note include the drawings of Michael Mazur and a two-person exhibition of work by Sylvia Plymack Mangold and Robert Ryman.

Samson Projects

Samson Projects runs an aggressively contemporary program. Its main room has featured Mark Cooper, one of Boston's strongest talents and the creator of a show-stealing sculpture exhibit, New Blue and White, at the Museum of Fine Arts in 2013. Its downstairs space, Subsamson, displays the work of local artists. [Author's note: copyediting introduced errors into this listing. New Blue and White was a group show that included an excellent work by Cooper; Subsamson is the exhibition space for the gallery's artist residence program.]

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