Editors' pick


Through 12/20

Martine Workman: Dusk Woods

Workman presents small mixed media sculpture, a series of artist books/zines, and animation pieces including a video game.
12/18 - 1/3/15

A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular

Something against the grain? This show at Flashpoint may be the ticket. The upstart Pointless Theatre Company, a Hayes winner this past spring as outstanding emerging troupe, is promising "a winter cabaret for adults" in the tiny Mead Theatre Lab as Santa and his elves cobble together their own talent show. Comic improv and "a funky reindeer band" also are on a list that may or may not have been checked twice. -- Nelson Pressley
2/27/15 - 3/28/15

BEN TOLMAN: Civilized

Ben Tolman explores the relationship between people and their constructed environment and to each other within that environment through drawings, sculpture and video.
Through 9/5/15


Curated by Susan Egan, this exhibition features artist Anthony Cervino's over 25 foot tall, multi-part installation made from works he created over the past 15 years.

Editorial Review

At 900 square feet, the nonprofit Flashpoint isn't the area's smallest gallery. (That would be Curator's Office, a 234-square-foot "microgallery.") But it certainly doesn't have the flexibility of other, larger spaces. Since 2003, the long, narrow room in a building that also houses a black-box theater has managed to do a lot with very little. Gallery director Karyn Miller calls the space "transitional" - halfway between a commercial gallery, which it physically resembles, and a museum, whose freedom from financial constraint allows greater experimentation.

This summer, look for Flashpoint to host a series of site-specific installations in the building's normally unused (or under-used) spaces: a back hallway, a stairwell, a bathroom. "I'm trying to make the visual art program transcend the physical space," says Miller.

Good neighbor: Reyes + Davis Gallery. "Michael Enn Sirvet: New Sculpture" featuring metal works is on view through Saturday. After that the gallery will go dark for two months and reopen in the spring.

-- Michael O'Sullivan (Jan. 14, 2011)