This is not really a news item of any consequence except that we’re tracking the trend of disused space being turned into art galleries of all sorts. No. These are not galleries that will generate important sales. But they do speak to the economic importance of art at all levels of society and the role that the art market–very broadly defined–plays as an industry. (Or at least that’s how we’re justifying running another one of these stories.) This one is from Boston:
I looked into a hallway at 66A South St. and saw art covering both walls. Of a hallway.
Someone had painted half of each wall yellow, signaling the place was not going to be hawking Rembrandt prints. The space has good bones. For decades, it was the storage area of the late lamented Herb’s TV Service next door. The hallway carries the disarming gallery name of The Hallway, dreamed up by Brent Refsland, owner and self-described curator. It is near the top of South Street, a continuation of Centre Street, JP’s main drag, that changes names as it heads, predictably enough, south toward Roslindale. I could not not enter the place.
Nothing Off the Wall About this Dreamer (Boston.com)