“Boston Young Contemporaries is a group of students in the New England area who attend M.F.A. schools,” says Erika Hess (CFA’09), events coordinator for this year’s exhibition. The BYC’s goal is to build a sense of community among these young artists getting ready to exhibit their work, according to Hess. Formed three years ago at the suggestion of John Walker, a College of Fine Arts professor of painting, Boston Young Contemporaries is based on a similar program started by Walker and fellow art students years ago when they were in art school in England.
Along with Hess and Nadarski, Holly Veselka (CFA’09), director of the Boston Young Contemporaries, helped organize the exhibition and install the artwork.
The Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition is free and open to the public and will run through August 22. The 808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Ave., is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.