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Mercury Gallery exhibits paintings and works on paper by over thirty established artists, whose work has received international recognition and acclaim. The Gallery emphasizes the important historical and visual link between the 1930s work of The Ten and its contemporary artists, who share a philosophy articulated by Joseph Solman: “I have long discovered for myself that what we call the subject yields more pattern, more poetry, more drama, greater abstract design and tension than any shapes we may invent.”

Upon entering the gallery, you will notice two things – a contemporary feel combined with a decided lack of pretension. Experienced collectors and those purchasing their first piece of original artwork feel equally at home.

In 1994 Mercury Gallery opened on Boston’s famed Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts, with a focus on the work of the New York expressionist group The Ten. The group formed in 1935 and counted Mark Rothko, Louis Schanker, Adolph Gottlieb, and Joseph Solman among its members. The Gallery takes its name from the original Mercury Gallery, which opened in New York in 1935 and operated until 1939.

The gallery is now located in a seaside jewel, Rockport, Massachusetts, which is within driving distance from Boston. A former artists colony Rockport is a destination for the arts, including the internationally acclaimed Shalin Liu Performance Center which is three doors down the street from Mercury.

Amnon Goldman, Director, has worked in the arts for over forty years. He ran a gallery in Israel, was a private art dealer in London, and has worked as a designer, teacher and curator. He introduced Joseph Solman’s work to Boston in 1986 and is now his primary dealer.