A Moving Commentary
by Suzanne Volmer
The mission of T+H Gallery, celebrating its first anniversary in Boston’s SoWa Arts District this fall, is to “create a dynamic intercultural dialogue by showing both regional and international artists and providing a platform for experimental projects and ideas.” It aims toward this goal by utilizing an interesting floor plan of two spaces bisected by a semi-public concourse.
Inviting and intriguingly visible upon entering 460 Harrison Avenue’s entrance C, an entire wall of T+H’s gallery space is plate-glass. A transparent expanse perched high in a split-level lobby overlooks the main entrance, providing an architectural
effect that extends the gallery’s informational flow to breathe interactivity, sparking curiosity and dialogue.
T+H Gallery’s sidecar exhibition space works in tandem with the primary gallery and flanks a hallway, creating a portal on the landing one level up from the building’s main front door. The second space is cocoonlike in contrast to the open plan of its spatial counterpart, and the binary arrangement is very effective in situating curated content squarely in the path of audiences, forming a nexus point of new ideas. It channels Gertrude Stein’s line about “a rose”: location, location, location informs content, content, content.