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April First Fridays @450 Strip (South End)



My first stop this First Fridays was a brand new gallery! Located a couple blocks from the main 450 Strip, Sweety’s opened it’s doors with the show “TRU LOVE,” featuring work by Andisa Jones, Daniel Barreto, Adrielle Farr, Martin Kass,Oskar Brent Malone,Santiago Cardenas, and Branden Paillant. The gallery is run by Julia Pimes, Bryan Rodriguez, Ximena Izquierdo Ugaz and Eduardo Restrepo, a group of artists active in shaking up Boston’s art scene who promote racial equality and artistic risk taking.

Featured image is “Thoughts” by Daniel Baretto.

"But First..." by Martin Kass

“But First…” by Martin Kass

"Purity and Calmness" by Daniel Barreto

“Purity and Calmness” by Daniel Barreto


"Pictures of this house where there was a halloween party in 2008" by Santiago Cárdenas

“Pictures of this house where there was a halloween party in 2008” by Santiago Cárdenas


My next stop was the Find & Form Space Gallery presenting “I Try and I Try and I Try,” a collection of video performance pieces. I loved Tamara Johnson’s “Come, Labor On” where she interacts with the city through constructing altered industrial elements.

Left: "Come, Labor On" by Tamara Johnson, Right: "Latticework" by Aaron Meyers

Left: “Come, Labor On” by Tamara Johnson, Right: “Latticework” by Aaron Meyers


Ars Libri is currently showing work by Iranian artist Gohar Dashti. Dashti creates intricate tableaus full of unique characters. Laughter without a clear source and an ever present mysterious tail complicates the scenes and leaves the viewer thinking.

"Volcano (Gallery)" by Gohar Dashti

“Volcano (Gallery)” by Gohar Dashti


The Sculptors Gallery was packed with art this month. David A. Lang moved his entire studio into the gallery for “The Shop.” Mixed in among his workbenches cluttered with treasures are dozens of whimsical and mechanical contraptions.

David A. Lang

David A. Lang

The second room of the gallery houses “Short Stories: 2012 – 2014” by Eric Sealine. His fascinating sculptures tread between 2D and 3D, bending and stretching perspective.

Eric Sealine

Eric Sealine


I loved the elegant and graceful photos by Laura Letinsky in “Creases Turn Sour.”


Laura Letinsky


Khaki is currently exhibiting “Satellite,” a group of work from international graduate students and alumni from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Top: Joanna Tam

Top: Joanna Tam


Evan Guilbert exhibits “Phantom Limb” at Something Feliz Gallery.

Evan Guilbert

Evan Guilbert


Heather McGill’s “Spiral Galaxy” works are formed from acrylic pieces sewn together into kaleidoscope swirls.

Heather McGill

Heather McGill

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