Weekly Dig's BEST Art gallery
It was a tough contest, but this young, upstart gallery ultimately bested
a whole list of much older, more-established venues. Co-conspirators Phaedra
Shanbaum and Heidi Kayser have brought a smart and inventive curatorial
eye, plus a kicky sense of fun, to the local art scene. The gallery focuses
mainly on interactive sculpture and video art—such as their recent exhibit
of the many-limbed creatures of video sculpture artist Michael Reese—and
is prone to bizarre (but still accessible) concepts, such as an upcoming
exhibit in which artists turn cake into an art medium.
[186 Hampshire St., Inman Sq., Cambridge. 617.513.6375.
Runners-up: Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston; Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston;
Mills Gallery, South End