Boston‘s world-class universities, biotech companies, and startups often overshadow the city’s thriving art community. However, there are many beautiful art galleries around the city showcasing contemporary art. Here are some of best contemporary artists in the area and the places where you can find their work.
Jeremy Angier is an artist who works on paintings, drawings, and sculptures – many of which focus on the human body and astronauts. He created a public art installation along with Ann Hirsch, as part of A+J Design, entitled SOS: Safety Orange Swimmers. The work was shown in the Fort Point Channel during the fall of 2016 and invoked Boston’s long history of welcoming immigrants. Each cast figure painted in orange buoy paint represented nearly one million refugees of the estimated 21.3 million refugees in the world. Jeremy Angier currently has a studio in Somerville that is open to the public twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall.
Daniel Clayman is a sculptor that works predominately with glass. He uses technology and is interested in incorporating the behavior of lights and the memory of experience in his art. His latest installation, entitled Rainfield, involves 11,000 handmade glass raindrops suspended from the ceiling at Mass College of Art. His students in his Structured Light course helped make the raindrops and engineered their placing so that the final piece forms a Roman arch. The installation is free and open to the public, and it will remain up at least until September 2017, though it may stay up for longer. Curious about the meaning behind the work? Clayman liked that rain could mean so much to so many people, with a wide range of emotions associated with it.
Mass College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, USA, +1 617 879 7000