October 16 - Novemer 20
Exhibition Dates: October 16th - Novemer 20th
Reception: October 16th, 6-8pm
Lamontagne Gallery is pleased to present new abstract paintings by Jeff Perrott. Entitled Random Walks in Endless Fields, this is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery. The show runs concurrently with an exhibition of the same title at Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT. The double exhibition features a catalogue with an interview of the artist by well-known critic Francine Koslow Miller.
Random Walks in Endless Fields both describes the artist’s system-driven process –a continuous one-inch thick line painted by a stochastic process in a ‘continuous’ picture plane – as well as the underlying sense of vastness and play at the core of this diverse and versatile artist’s oeuvre.
The new work represents a return to the system-based painting practice that established Perrott’s reputation in the mid 90s, while it expands that investigation into the chance, uncertainty, contingency, and open-endedness inherent in the random walk process.
Recalling Duchamp’s ‘3 Standard Stoppages’, William Anastasi’s chance drawings, and the line explorations of Brice Marden, Perrott’s lush paintings erase formal/conceptual and formal/process distinctions, simultaneously embracing and undercutting the loose, expressive, undulating knots of color that result. Ultimately they offer a gentle critique of the ‘certain’ move to meaning at the core of art, and invite closer inspection of suppositions about the means and ends of painting.
Founded in 2007, LaMontagne Gallery is a 2,300 square foot exhibition space located in South Boston on East Second Street. Russell LaMontagne was previously co-Founder of LFL Gallery in New York City.
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