Degrees of Reality at The Yard

February 21, 2019/ by Olivia Ramirez

The latest artwork to hit The Yard: Back Bay features fifteen artists in one spectacular exhibit. Curated by A R E A Gallery, Degrees of Reality showcases works by Chomz., Andrew Houle, Duke, Joseph Farbrook, Raquel Fornasaro, Alejandro Gonzalez, Cody Justus, Molly Kaderka, Soojin Kim, Lindsey Kocur, Donis Llago, Michael MacMahon, Malcolm Preston, Cal Rice, and Wendy Shapiro.

There will be an art opening reception to celebrate the new exhibit on February 28th from 6:30-9pm. To attend, send us a note at

Malcolm Preston, Bait Rackers II

About the Exhibit

The exhibition presents the artist as an observer of reality. Content that is recognizable to our senses becomes an indispensable element in the works presented here. From abstract realism to hyperrealism and through photography, painting, printmaking, augmented, and virtual reality, this group of local and international artists examines the relationship between art and reality.

Although the works included in the show derive from real objects or event sources with strong visual references to the real world, the artists do not aim for formal accuracy and truthfulness. In various degrees, and using a wide range of artistic methods, they challenge, manipulate, or embrace what we know as real and often consider partial abstraction to explain it.


Special thanks to A R E A Gallery for putting this show together at The Yard. We’re thrilled to support this incredible group of artists and share their works with the greater Boston community each day. We hope you’ll join us at the opening reception to take it all in – and maybe even take home the art piece of your dreams!

This exhibit is part of The Yard Art Program, which features seasonally rotating art exhibits and permanent collections across The Yard’s locations. You can read more about our current exhibits on our blog.