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Jeff Perrott


On View:
October 27th – December 12th, 2012

Opening reception:
Saturday, October 27th, 6-8 pm

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LaMontagne Gallery is pleased to present new abstract paintings by Jeff Perrott.  
The exhibition, entitled Vitavulnus, comprises 26 recent small-scale oil-on-linen works that expand and deepen the artist’s Random Walk investigation. 

The exhibition features a catalogue with an essay by noted critic Christopher Stackhouse.

Emotive, intimate, personal, sensuous, intuitive, and materially-driven, Perrott’s new work stands in sharp contrast to past Random Walk works, which were often monumental in scale and focused attention on the artist’s chance-based process.  In the new works, the conceptual method is backgrounded in favor of a felt immediacy and presence – an intense and visceral attention to paint, surface, and the object itself.

Stackhouse writes: “Perrott’s art historical knowledge and strategic positioning in that history yield to acute emotionality, bringing forth compelling bursts of lyrically wrought formal understanding.”  

In their materiality and presence, the works of Vitavulnus (roughly, from the Latin, ‘life wound’ or ‘vulnerable life’) bring Perrott’s chance methodology into direct, intimate contact with viewers.  His hand, at turns muscular and vulnerable, forceful and delicate, develops an exploration of contingency and its responses that rings with pathos and humor, drama and irony. 

This past year, Jeff Perrott’s work was exhibited in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s  Linde Wing as part of its contemporary collection, and was featured at New York’s Volta 2012 contemporary art show.  The work is also included in the collections of the deCordova Museum and the Wadsworth Atheneum, and is featured in numerous corporate and private collections.

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Jeff Perrott's work RW13 (Fair Game) on view in the Linde Gallery at the MFA, Boston.

For more information, contact George Wong by emailing or call the gallery at 617 464 4640.

Founded in 2007, LaMontagne Gallery is a 2,300 square foot exhibition space located in South Boston on East Second Street. LaMontagne Gallery was founded to create an environment in Boston for the display and sale of emerging contemporary artists. The gallery features visual, sound and performance artists based in Boston and beyond. Russell LaMontagne was previously co-Founder of LFL Gallery in New York City.