Alfredo Pellas Opens Pellas Gallery

Jaclyn Jermyn | December 30, 2019 | People


At the age of 24, Alfredo Pellas has already done an amount of living that some of us could only dream of doing in our lifetimes. He considers himself a bit of a nomad, having lived on four different continents before coming to Boston to study finance and run his family’s art fund, but it’s here that he’s finally putting down roots, with the recent opening of Pellas Gallery (114 Newbury St.) The contemporary gallery’s first exhibit paired works of upcoming artists, like contemporary painter Ma Dan, with household names, including two Warhol screen prints. With the recent expansions of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts to accommodate more contemporary works, Pellas has seen a prime opportunity to put his stamp on the city’s burgeoning interests. “Combine that with the giant real estate boom that’s going on here,” he says, “and I think it’s really great timing to play my small part in making Boston better known for its contemporary art scene and to work alongside these great institutions.” This month, check out the solo show of British reverse perspective painter Patrick Hughes, opening Jan. 9, and get a feel for the eclectic, thoughtful environment Pellas has curated. “It’s a place that’s not home, not work, not a bar,” he says, “but it’s a place where you can go and feel like you belong.”

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Photography by: Pellas Gallery