T station gallery changes hands

CENTRAL JP—The art gallery in the Green Street T Station has been taken over by the Jamaica Plain-based organization Boston Cyberarts following the end of its former owner, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media.

The new Boston Cyberarts Gallery will hold its first show in November, according to Boston Cyberarts Director George Fifield.

Founded by Heidi Kayser, Axiom moved into the longtime gallery space at Green and Amory Streets in 2007. It became a subsidiary of Boston Cyberarts last year and is dissolving as Kayser goes to graduate school, according to the Axiom website at axiomart.org.

“We’re sort of picking up where she left off,” said Fifield, explaining that the focus will remain on new media, arts and technology. The first exhibit will be “Collision 18,” featuring the work of another Boston Cyberarts-related collective, Art Technology New England.

Boston Cyberarts, which operates from Fifield’s Pondside home, is undergoing changes of its own. For years, its main function has been holding the biannual Boston Cyberarts Festival across Boston and Cambridge. But it recently became a full-time nonprofit and will end the festival in favor of regular programming.

“We’ve really decided to just stop doing the festival because we felt like we won” and convinced the art scene of the importance of new and digital media, Fifield said.

For more information, see bostoncyberarts.org.

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