Alum opens contemporary art gallery in Downtown Crossing
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Alum opens contemporary art gallery in Downtown Crossing

Sam Fish ‘15 felt frustrated with the lack of space for young artists in Boston. He opened EXIT, a pop-up gallery near Emerson to solve that problem. Photo courtesy of Andre Beriau. Black, white, and red paint popped through a storefront window while two men stood in the doorway, welcoming in anyone enamored by the art inside. Behind the doors, low lighting mixed with lively conversation as attendees and artists alike celebrated the images surrounding them. On Sept. 28, Sam Fish ‘15 held the closing reception for DTX, the most recent show displayed at his EXIT pop-up gallery. Fish opened EXIT gallery to showcase young contemporary artists’ work. The gallery in Downtown Crossing served as a noticeable location for young contemporary artists. Exhibitions at EXIT comprised artwork that Fish has both contributed to and curated. While EXIT has yet to establish a permanent location, the space at 467 Washington St. marked the third space the gallery inhabited, ranging from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30. Fish created the first pop-up EXIT gallery in November 2018 at Bow Market in Somerville, and his second below Riverside Tattoo in Cambridge. When the gallery occupied the space at Bow Market, an exit sign […]

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