A new art gallery opened on Harrison Avenue over the weekend.
Adelson Galleries of New York City has opened Boston location at 520 Harrison Avenue in the South End, Adelson Galleries Boston.
The gallery under direction of Adam Adelson, the son of Warren Adelson, who is the longtime owner of the New York location. Alexa Adelson, Warren Adelson's daughter, will serve as the gallery's assistant director. Warren Adelson first opened Adelson Galleries in 1965, in a basement store at 134 Newbury Street. He later closed the Boston gallery to open the New York location in the 70s.
"After a 40+ year hiatus, there are Adelsons in the art business in Boston again," he said in a statement. "We are all thrilled to be back home."
Adam Adelson graduated from Boston University this past May, and since that time has been working on opening the South End gallery.
"My family's business in art has inspired me to pursue the same profession," Adelson said in a statement. "The gallery plans to showcase contemporary and modern arts in a variety of aesthetics. My studies at Boston University further piqued my interest in Contemporary Art and catalyzed my choice of location for the gallery."
"I hope to show contemporary and modern art that is varied in aesthetic, yet binding in consistent quality," he added. "There is a multitude of fine art in our world today, we plan to exhibit pieces that in some small way define our generation."
Adelson Galleries Boston's first exhibition opened October 5, 2012 with a reception for Andrew Stevovich: Games and Players.
"The style of his work evokes the illusion that we are seeing the world through the artist’s eyes; yet, the subject matter acts as mirrors to our own experience," Adelson said. "Although the subjects that he depicts are particular moments in time, the subtle emotional qualities within each figure can be related to on a universal level."
Stevovich's work will be on display until November 17. Future plans include exhibiting the work of Jacob Collins, Marcus Reichert, and Winfred Rembert, according to the gallery's statement.