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Matt Grote's Street Art at 464 Gallery

As traditional ideas of high and low art have been redefined, art forms such as crafting (including such extensions of craft as yarn bombing), video art, digital art, street art, and graffiti have made their way into national and local galleries. Instead of diminishing classical standards for art, the emergence of these art forms has created a wider acceptance for new media and methods of expression. Marcus Wise, the owner of 464 Gallery on Amherst Street, welcomes this wave of new art styles. “Street art has the power to bring art to a broader audience,” he says. “It is a gateway for the public to get involved in the artistic process by proving that art is and can be accessible and dynamic.”

Zach Boehler's Painting at Big Orbit Gallery

White flags are prominent motifs in Zach Boehler’s artwork at Big Orbit Gallery, which consists mostly of paintings that are basically representational, but with an area or areas in each painting of smudge and smear, in contrast and counterpoint to the main representational subjects.

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