September 27, 2021

069: Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

 

Today’s podcast features a wide ranging conversation with gallerist Abigail Ogilvy about running a gallery, choosing art, and the fine differences between galleries and museums.  Abigail Ogilvy…

Abigail_headshot_sowa
…opened a contemporary art gallery in her name in October 2015.

6. TheSalonShow_InstallationWinter Group Exhibition: The Salon Show, December 2016

Located in Boston’s SoWa Art & Design District…

4. KeenanDerby_InstallationKeenan Derby, Solo Exhibition: Secrets of the Sea, April 2017
Artworks pictured: Acrylic and sand on canvas

…Abigail Ogilvy Gallery features emerging and mid-career artists, with a focus on the long-term career development of each artist.

1. MarieNajera_Stroll

Artist: Marie Najera • Title: Stroll • Medium: Mixed Media on Panel
Size: 48 x 36 in. • Year: 2017

After graduating from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Art History, and later continuing her arts studies at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City, Ogilvy works to educate and activate Boston’s arts community.

5. CassandraJones_AlfredSteiner_InstallationCassandra C. Jones & Alfred Steiner, Fuse, February 2017
Pictured: Watercolors paintings by Alfred Steiner, Wallpaper installation by Cassandra C. Jones

She has been recognized by Mayor Martin J. Walsh as an emerging leader in Boston under his SPARK council…

3. JuliaSPowell_TempestReduxArtist: Julia S. Powell • Title: Tempest Redux • Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 36 x 36 in. • Year: 2017

…she also serves on the Board of Directors at Artists for Humanity…

7. LavaughanJenkins_UntitledArtist: Lavaughan Jenkins • Title: Untitled 01
Medium: Oil paint and modeling paste with wire and plaster armature
Size: 12 x 6 x 5 in. • Year: 2017

…and is currently on the Steering Committee at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

2. MichaelGordon_Tibetan Turquoise MQ4-53Artist: Michael Gordon • Title: Tibetan Turquoise MQ4-53
Medium: Found Posters and Polymer Resin • Size: 48 x 34 in. • Year: 2017

Ogilvy got her start at contemporary art gallery, Galleria Tornabuoni, in Florence, Italy, and prior to opening Abigail Ogilvy Gallery she spent time at local technology start-ups Wayfair and Moontoast.

8. ArielFreiberg_UnseenLimbArtist: Ariel Basson Freiberg • Title: Unseen Limb • Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 14 x 11 in. • Year: 2017

You can find Abigail online at www.abigailogilvy.com and on twitter and instagram.

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2 thoughts on “069: Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

  1. While listening to the comments made about how the questions about whether someone is making a living as an artist were interpreted, I thought I would add my point of view.
    If I heard someone ask the lady that was spoken of in the podcast who is both an artist & a chiropractor whether she makes a living an an artist, I would assume they were asking whether she had a “day job”, which technically she does as a chiropractor, although it sounds like she equally enjoyed both making art & being a chiropractor, which is rare.
    I actually would not assume they were asking what kind of money she made as an artist. I do understand it can be a very personal & even emotional topic. A man I worked with used to own a successful restaurant which was a magnificent building in magnificent grounds in a lovely location. He showed me pictures on his phone. He lost this when he & his wife divorced. He also showed me pictures of the amazingly beautiful pictures he paints. I made the mistake of making a comment about how talented he was in his hobby. He was somewhat offended in that he retorted that it was not a hobby.
    It seems it is a common misconception that if you have a “day job”, any artistic endeavours you pursue are a hobby.

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