On April 1st, Gabriel Boyers will open the doors of KABINETT, a new gallery in Boston's South End at 467 Shawmut Ave. Recalling Renaissance Cabinets of Curiosities ("Kunstkabinett"), the term Kabinett also originally referred to a wine of superior quality, set aside for later sale. Drawing from these references for his new gallery, Boyers will deal in both the primary and secondary art markets, selling works by the masters of the past as well as contemporary works by mature contemporary artists he considers to be new masters.
The perspective of the gallery was established through his experience in dealing
primarily mid-19th through early 20th century works, but with KABINETT Boyers is
thrilled to create new programming that challenges contemporary culture and pushes new aesthetic visions, generating a fertile dialogue between contemporary works of all types and the artistic visions of these earlier periods. He is devoted to exhibiting original, profound and important works of art and seek artists who embrace a rich, diverse, multi-cultural or world perspective to their work. The exhibited artists are selected based on mastery of their technique and craft, singular and unique creative vision, and commitment to their art. Above all, Boyers chooses to represent work that he loves, art that moves and transforms us. In an effort to create a cohesive art historical and commercial context for the contemporary artists exhibiting at KABINETT, the gallery will alternate exhibitions between curated "From the Cabinet" shows addressing earlier art movements, and single-artist and group shows of new works by contemporary artists.
KABINETT's inaugural presentation will be a curated exhibition "Modernisms," including works on paper, sculpture and original manuscripts by Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Eisenstein, Magritte, Dubuffet, Schiele, Duchamp, Cunningham, Escher, Giacometti, Delaunay, Jouve, Sartre, Schoenberg, Satie and Stravinsky.
In 2006, Boyers founded Schubertiade Music & Arts, and has grown to be one of the
country’s most widely recognized and respected dealers of rare books and manuscripts, while also increasingly dealing in artworks of various mediums.